Wednesday, June 15, 2016

One Project at a Time.

I finally tackled our linen closet last week and this is a partial view of the before and after.  It's very long and narrow so hard to fit the entire thing in one picture.  After a lot of searching, I found the baskets and crates at Michael's.  I got these gray crates from the floral section.  I had (and continue to have) trouble finding baskets or crates in a distressed gray and height that I like.  So I was happy to snag the last two they had in the store.  As you might have read in previous posts, I've been on an organizing kick the past couple of months and I'm trying to take it one project at a time so I don't become overwhelmed on top of everything else going on with the wedding, school, work, and so forth. 

Since I'm also in the beginning stages of organizing our home, I'm trying to find systems that work for us.  I first had to sort everything (which I hate).  I'm what you would call a Level One hoarder and I'm sometimes afraid to throw things away in the off chance I might need that particular thing(s) in the future.  So sorting makes my anxiety rear its ugly head.  So believe me when I say, I understand it's not easy to take the time to go through all of the items in your linen closet (or closet... which I will also be tackling in the near future) but it is so worth it. 

Plus an added bonus is how calming it feels now to open up the linen closet and not be overwhelmed with all of our stuff/crap/whatever you want to call it.  

Until next time...

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

my best friend's wedding.

1. Hair and makeup: check.
2. Before.
3. Getting her ready.
4. After.
5. Silly Sarah Bug.
6. Limo Selfie.
7. Happy Bride.
8. Loved the lighting in the church.
9. The back of her dress is my favorite part.
10. Me and the bride-to-be.
11. I don't know why I leaned in. Ha.
12. Flower crown for the flower girl.
13. Sweet pic of mom and daughter.
14. Practice makes perfect.
15. Trying to get her attention.
16. Such a beautiful bride.
17. We're ready to celebrate Mr. and Mrs. Cradeur.
18. Love.
19. Candid moment.
20. Our turn next!

Last month was my best friend's wedding and I cannot believe how quickly it came and went.  I know people say that a lot, especially when you're part of the wedding.  I've been a busy little bee myself, planning our wedding for this upcoming October.  I cannot even tell you the range of emotions that comes with this task.  I felt a lot of the same emotions for Sarah.  So much excitement, butterflies and stress all rolled into one.  I'm so happy though that Sarah and Blake found each other and that I got to be a small part of their special day.

Until next time...