Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy List

This week has been busy in a very good way. 
I have spent a lot of time getting ready for school to start.
I got to spend time in my classroom this week, rearranging furniture and working on bulletin boards. 
Here are a few pictures of things that have made me happy this week.

1. Seeing a beautiful butterfly in our flower garden. 

2. Our wedding invitations are waiting patiently to go in the mail. 

3. Spending the last day of my summer job making tie dye cupcakes (they were delicious and messy).

4. Looking up at this beautiful evening sky. 

What is on your happy list this week?

Friday, August 5, 2011

Dreams Do Come True

I have some exciting news! 
I am officially going to be a teacher! 
I'm so excited and nervous.
It is hard to believe that the one thing I have worked towards my whole life is finally here.
Dreams really do come true.

Have any of your dreams come true?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wedding Wednesday: Unity Ceremonies

One of the things I am having a hard time deciding on for our wedding is the unity ceremony. 
There are traditional ones like the unity candle ceremony. 

Since our ceremony is outside, this isn't the most practical option. 
The wind could blow the candles out and we don't want to risk burning down the historic site we will be on. 

Or we could go with the sand ceremony.

But we aren't really fond of this idea. Mainly because we are afraid it might get messed up with transportation between the wedding ceremony and our future home.

I am really considering doing a tree ceremony. 

The parents of the bride and groom can add soil to a tree in a pot. 
Then the bride and groom can either water it or add soil themselves. 
The bride and groom can then plant the tree in the yard of their first home. 

The last option is a Love letter ceremony. 

The couple writes love letters to each other before the ceremony and then place them in a locked box to be opened on a specific date. Most likely on their first wedding anniversary. I like this idea too. 

Which one would you/did you use?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Quote Journal

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know I absolutely love quotes.
Above is my quote journal where I keep all of my favorite quotes. 
I have been pretty bad about updating it lately but am starting to get better. 

I cut quotes out of magazines and glue them in my journal. 
For a while I actually printed them from my computer (haven't always been a fan of my handwriting), but it took way too much time. 
Not only do I fill my journal with quotes, when inspiration strikes I  might doodle or draw a picture. 
I fill it with beautiful images as well. 
Guess you could say it is more like an inspiration journal. 

I made it myself mainly because I couldn't find one already made that I liked. 
It was really simple to make.
I bought a sketchbook at Michael's and then cut a piece of scrapbook paper to fit the front.
Then glued the scrapbook paper on to the front cover. 
Pretty easy. 

Where do you keep things that inspire you?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Happy August!

Happy August everyone! 

Wow, I can't believe it's already August, this summer seemed to fly by.

Know what my favorite part of August is?
School Supplies!

Oh my goodness, I get so excited when those school supplies hit the stores (it's like Christmas)
I can smell freshly sharpened pencils, brand new notebook paper, and a new box crayons.
It is very exciting (must be my inner teacher).

What is your favorite thing about August?