Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Let there be CHOCOLATE!

This is my first "tutorial" and I didn't take a ton of pictures so please bear with me. I was way too excited to think about anything other than the huge thing of chocolate that I got to play in. Momma J bought me some melting chocolate during the engagement (I can't think of what else to call that period of time that I was planning the wedding. I know, go figure. Me, unable to form a coherent sentence). And I had some marshmallows left over from the chocolate fountain. From these two products sprang forth the marshmallow pops!

I used:
Melting chocolate
Fabulous Hiestand cups for drying time
Pastel Easter sprinkles from the dollar bins at Target

I mean, it's pretty self explanatory. Put marshmallows on the skewers (I cut the pointy ends off...didn't want people poking their lips when they were devouring the deliciousness), melt the chocolate, dip the ends of the mallows in the chocolate, sprinkles. The end.

A few notes that I learned AFTER doing all this. Sprinkles are super crunchy so you might want to go easy on those. I chipped some teeth...didn't stop me from eating them though :) Sprinkles that are round will bounce. Not that that happened to me. I also bought some super cute Easter bags to put these in. I'm all about the cuteness. If I had thought about it I probably would have added some rhinestones and glitter to the bags too. That's just how I roll.

Monday, April 25, 2011

I love my hair and makeup extraordinaire!

Please excuse the alcohol behind my's not mine I swear!!

Jennifer has been cutting my hair I would say for about 3 years now. "Cutting" doesn't even come close to describing it. She has not only been my hair stylist but she has listened to my rants, helped me through many of my issues. My notorious TMI stories have never been too much for her. Even more importantly she is one of my close friends. She drove all the way to my house in the middle of the afternoon to do my hair and makeup and I love her even more for that. Mandy, another of my closest friends, brought me some much needed food. They made me bearable and for that everyone should thank them. I was practically starved (have I ever mentioned I'm a drama queen) and looking a big ole mess before they came to my rescue. I love you both!

Jenn, Me and Mandy

P.S I promise my next post will be on something non-wedding related. I made super cute Marshmallow Pops. I want to tell the world: I made something cute!!!! More on that later :)

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Hiestand Reception

I love using my new last name!!! Ok, truth be told, I'm dying to change my name officially (new social security card, license, etc) and we have gotten our marriage certificate so I'm free to change but I'm scared to look too eager so I'm waiting until probably next Wednesday. Oh the AGONY!

Ok, so I was in a tad bit of a state during a huge part of the "wedding week" so I didn't think to take a ton of pics or to do a lot of things really. I did manage to take some quick pictures of the reception right after we had finished decorating. I started SUPER early that morning. I seriously couldn't have gotten through that day without the help and care of a few special ladies. And I would also like to thank my hubby for being super patient with me during those crazy months when I was partial to hysterical crafting until the wee hours of the night. We have definitely come a long way from the "new" days of our relationship when I'm sure I scared him often with my super OCD-anxious-all-around-freakishness. Thank you Hubs! You've made me so happy.

I am super proud of my centerpieces

The brownie're welcome

My first candy table :)
Lizzie being even more OCD than me. Love you Sis.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


Only would your friends put together fabulous dinners and showers in your honor
Friends spend days, weeks planning your party
Cute details, loud laughter
Stories told, some I even wish I hadn't heard (mom)

I love my friends!!
Thank you, all of my ladies, for making everything so special

My ladies!!

Shots of a very lovely must make stupid faces to enjoy them (see picture for referrence)!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I Have an Idea

The wedding's over and now we're in the LONG process of getting the house back to normal. Jared brought up a very good point: What am I going to do now that I no longer have wedding decorations to make. Well, I'm glad you asked Jared. I follow tons of awesome craft blogs and come up with cute crafty ideas all the time but really don't have anything to do with all of the things that I want to make so I'm going to start blogging about it all. This should have dawned on me a long time ago but I'm slow. I still have a ton of stuff to blog about from the wedding and that's going to be priority # 1. Hopefully, beginning in May I will be able to have all my crafty goodness displayed for everyone to see. Now I need to just remove all the crap from my craft room table and find some room to work. Or Jared could buy me a studio...oooh how nice. I'll run that idea by him tonight. Right...