crunching the numbers

i got a fantastic deal from my hairstylist! she’s going to do my run-through and my hair on the big day for a combined total of — are you ready for this? — $55. i’m still in shock. that’s an amazing price. i’ve known this woman since we moved to tennessee in 1994. she’s my mom’s stylist, and she did my hair most of the time i lived in tennessee. i’m really happy she’s doing my hair for my wedding. she does a fabulous job!

now i have a little more money to play with, which is good. i wanted to make my own table decorations as well as work on a few more pages in my scrapbook, which will be on display. i saw these really cute wedding cake candles at a dollar store in south carolina, and joe’s nana sent me 11 of them. coincidentally enough, we’re going to have 11 tables at our reception. so i’m thinking of incorporating them in table displays. boy, i’ve been getting really crafty lately. i don’t know if this is a good thing. you can’t control me at hobby lobby when i have crafts on my mind!

crafty, crafty

i’ve gotten in a crafty mood lately. a girl at work is going to teach me how to knit and how to *correctly* crochet. every time i try to crochet it always ends up crooked. heh.

i’ve also gotten back into cross stitch. i love cross stitch. it’s not *too* difficult, and i find it fairly relaxing. i like to work on it in the evenings when i’m watching tv. i found a flowery wedding pattern the other day that has the couple’s first names and their wedding date. i’m planning to frame it and give to joe’s sister and her fiance as their wedding gift. think that’s a good idea?

scrapbookin’

i’ve slowly but surely been working on our scrapbook. i wanted to make one on my relationship with joe to have at our wedding reception so our guests can look through it. i’ve finished several pages so far, but there’s so much more to do. i just found out they closed the scrapbook shop here, but i just found this great site that i’ll probably start using.

i thought i’d post pictures of the pages i’ve done so far and get your opinions. i don’t think i’m creative enough. sigh. any suggestions?

this is the story of how joe and i started dating. i did it last night and made joe drive around for a while when he got up here because i wasn’t done and wanted to surprise him. it’s not completely finished yet. i still have to put one picture in the bottom right corner. i’m using one from one of the steak nights at joe’s kiwanis club.

this is a closeup of the hearts on the “our story” page.

this is the page i did on aj. we’re each doing a page on our cats since they are huge parts of our lives.

this is julius’s page. it’s not done yet. i’m going to write the story of how i came to own him.

our first valentine’s day. *sigh*. heh. the first time we said “i love you.” 🙂

our six-month anniversary.

this is from the riverbend festival we went to in chattanooga. it was the first time joe had been there.

this is the trip to new york that we took with joe’s parents, sister and her fiance. i still have to put another picture or something in the bottom left corner.

this is from the fair we went to last month in bartow county.