I Can Hear Those Wedding Bells Chime…

So with everything about the house getting done, and school keeping me so busy, wedding planning has really fallen by the wayside. I still have some time, since the date is set for May 2015, but I thought I would post some of my inspirations for the big day!

Most of my wedding planning is done on Pinterest and The Knot. My Pinterest account can be found here…

http://www.pinterest.com/riahbobiah

I love Pinterest. I love, love, love it. I will never be able to express my love for Pinterest enough. I’m sure you understand.

I also love ombre. And I love cake. So let’s talk ombre wedding cakes.  Specifically pink ombre wedding cakes. 🙂

Ombre wedding cakes

The ruffles are so feminine and delicate. So pretty. Yet interesting. With extra ombre interest. So… interest with interest on the side. And pink is one of my wedding colors. A spring wedding without pink? I don’t think so!

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Okay. Now check out that one on the left. You see it? The cake with the pink ruffles down the side? Yep. That’s the one. My soul-cake. I stole this pic from this random blog. Now the problem I have with that cake is that it is circular. Boring.

So easy fix. I am going to make it square! The true test will come later… because my mother and I plan on making my cake to save some moolah. So I’m sure closer to the date there will be plenty of fun cake pictures to look at. But for now, I will have to settle with dreaming about my cake and researching tips for baking and pricing out pans and deciding on cake flavors. Right now the fiance and I are leaning towards chocolate on bottom, white/vanilla in the middle, and lemon on top. Ooh-la-la, right? I don’t care as long as I get lemon. I love lemon desserts! Did I mention I say I love things a lot?

Anyways… that is my wedding cake. Well, that is what it looks like in my head. Hopefully I was clear enough with how it will look. I’m so excited for my wedding! Ah!

So my bed is calling to me, and I’m about to sign off. This has been the first official wedding post on bride and a poor chick. Huh. You’d think it would’ve come sooner. Meh.

~ bride out!

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New House Update (and Picture Overload, of Course!)

So the renovation on the new house has been going pretty well! We were going to clean all the soot off, but later decided to just re-drywall and then clean what’s left. This means lots of fun trips to the building department!

At first the demo was just a lot of removing drywall. Now we are getting down to taking out insulation and old drywall screws… nice and tedious! You can tell how much fun it is! I can’t wait until it’s time to paint! I will probably pull a lot more weight on the project when we get to that point. This demo stuff isn’t my strong suit… We still have a long way to go to get there, but in about a month, painting is definitely where I want to be!
Here are some pics from the first few days!
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Above is the fiance, looking sooty as ever!

Below is a picture of the front living room, taken from the kitchen!

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IMAG0161Above is Richard tearing down drywall in the hallway, and below is a picture of the great room, taken from the kitchen.

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IMAG0164Above and below are pictures of the office/bedroom. That is the first door on the left side of the hallway.

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IMAG0168Now even more walls are coming down – you can see the master bedroom in the back, not just the first bedroom. You can also see through the closets.

IMAG0171Above is a picture of the kitchen, taken from the front living room.

IMAG0174Leila (Dad’s girl), looking ready to rumble!

IMAG0175Dad, above. Grandpa, below – mowing the crazy tall grass with his tractor. The fiance’s dad is working on getting us a mower right now, but until then we have to keep making trips to mow the grass  that is growing like wildfire.

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Mariah's house cleaning up after the fire 035And last but not least, my lovely Grandma has started planting some flowers for me out front! I love her so much! I know the inside of the house is more important right now, but I just really want to work on landscaping right now!! Haha!

So there you have it – the latest updates on the house. Next steps will be getting the drywall up and cleaning, cleaning, cleaning! We will have to clean the floors, the fireplace, and more. Plus we get to rearrange closets and configure cabinets! How exciting! 🙂 I can’t wait until we call this place home!

~bride

PS – I paid my last month of rent today! Wahoo! Now we just have to pay Richard’s last month and we are free! Freedom!!

Princess Peg Dolls Craft

So a few months ago I became obsessed with this pin from Pinterest:Princess Doll Tutorial

Finally, even though I had no particular reason to make them, I went out and bought supplies to make my own princess peg dolls! I pretty much followed her tutorial exactly, although I did change the look of the dolls dresses/hair/etc a bit. This post will explain exactly how to make them, but to see her tutorial, just click the picture above or here: DIY Princess Peg Dolls.
I purchased my dolls from Jo-Ann’s for about $2/bag (they came in bags of two). They are also called wooden game pieces. You can buy these in bulk online, if you plan on making lots and lots! Just Google them, or check Amazon. The acrylic paints used were just the one and two dollar bottles from Wal-Mart!
I looked on Google Images for quite some time, to get a better idea of the outfits for the princesses. After that, the real fun began!
First, I drew on the basics in pencil… (Below are Aurora to the left and Ariel to the right).

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Then I began to paint! (Here are Cindy, Snow, and Jasmine!)

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I used one color at a time, and when all the dolls needing that color were done, I would move on to the next color. (The buns were wooden beads I hot glued to the dolls’ heads!)

The next two are from during the process (Please excuse the mess!)

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Here is the final product!

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You might notice I changed up Mulan’s outfit from the other pictures – I hated her – and now Mulan is definitely my favorite! But I also love Tiana’s dress… so cute! I might need to add bling to Cinderella and Belle, not sure yet if that will ever happen or not..!
I like the more classic look with small, black eyes that are fairly far apart, so all of the dolls have the same face.

Oh, and here is a picture of the backs as well!

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There you have it! New princess peg dolls! I currently use mine for board game pieces, but I’m sure when my niece Addison gets older she will play with them! And hopefully a daughter someday…!

~bride

Mariah’s Hair Journey

Kaylie is a fabulous hair artist, and it comes in handy to have a best friend with such an useful skill! Last week, she cut off my loong hair and donated it to locks of love. Today, she gave me a perm! I am LOVING my new hair. It almost feels like “mom” hair now, which was my ultimate goal anyway!
To start, here is what my hair used to look like…

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I’m on the far right! (This is Kaylie, my other best friend, and I all before the Journey concert we went to in February).

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This is what got donated to Locks Of Love!
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Styling from the first day…
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Perm from the second!
All leading up to….
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Tada! I love it! 🙂

And here’s a before and after…
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Kaylie’s talent never ceases to amaze me! 🙂

Vintage Shoot

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Pictures of the both of us from a photography shoot by SAB Photography done in 2012.

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Our friend Sierra, an aspiring photographer, thought it would be fun to drive around and take cool pictures. And it was!
The above photo was taken by a forgotten jeep at an abandoned gas station a hour or so away from where we live.

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We took pictures both on top of an unused railroad bridge and also up inside of it!

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This photo-shoot was so cool to do! We got to get dolled up and hang out all day, and what’s better than friends and fun? 🙂

~bride and poor chick