Cheap Ass Crafty B*tch
- Last updated on August 20, 2012 at 9:21 am
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So, I'm not sure when exactly it happened, but I'm sure it wasn't long after having Isla. What, you ask? I have become a miser, tight, thrifty, a penny pincher...enough with the pleasantness. I'm cheap. I'll admit to using a coupon or twelve on occasion. Maybe I dabble in price matching. Although it has it's rewards, to be completely honest, I'm a little embarrassed about it.Though it was down right negligent, my life used to consist of wanting something and just going out and buying it. Since not only being with Beard, but having two little ones so quickly, this has obviously drastically changed. I've become one of those mom's that hhmm and ha over a shirt I like for an hour, put it in my cart only to think of something the girls could "use more" and put it back.
That being said, I love creating (thank god) and tying that with my um, "money conciousness", I will be doing a lot of DIYs. Currently I am in the process of making both our guest book and my bouquet.
This is the inspiration behind my guest book:
And what I have accomplished thus far:
But through brooches in there as well. I don't have any pics of the work done thus far because it looks silly not all put together. Sooo you'll just have to wait.
Centre Piece Inspiration:
Sitting on old records.
I'll have a couple of signs to make but instead of just plain wood, I am upcycling two old single headboards that are at my parents' house.
We are having an evening wedding, so we figured we would have something to light the aisle. We had just assumed to just candles, but I was really really doubting it, mostly because of safety...than I found these!
Aisle Liner (?) Inspiration:
Though they will be lined differently.
(which reminds me...I actually meant to bring my elastic home this weekend, eff.)
We are also DIYing our favors. I had figured I would do jelly's, especially because my mom makes specialty jellies for a living. That being said, I was talking to my dad's friend the other day (borrowed the red paint from him) and they have been to three, yes 3, weddings in the past month and they have all had jelly favors. Sooo....now I'm not too sure.
More to come later, I'm sure :)