Making more time for me

Blogging is something I really enjoy, sometimes I wonder who exactly I think I'm writing to, but there is something about it that I just really take pleasure in. Since being back from korea, I haven't been blogging nearly as much as I had hoped, I picked it up again for a while, and then let it fall by the way-side again.

It's not that I go off of it, it just doesn't seem to make my 'things that have to be done list' and it feels like as soon as I've managed to to tick all the things off that have to to be done, it's time for bed or to add more things to the "have to do' list.

A few weeks ago I made the resolution that if I wasn't going to be able to find time to blog during the week, I would set aside some time on the weekend to make a few posts, I guess because more than anything else I blog for me. All reinvigorated by my new idea, I started to 'freshen' up my blog page, and added it to my new design website which you can go check out here. I cleaned up my pintrest boards to make them more user friendly for lovers of all this weddingy like me, and waited for the arrival of the weekend!

We'll it's been several weekends since then, and here I am. For the first time in ages putting aside a few minutes for me. I'm swamped with work at the moment (a good thing) and I wont have gotten round to writing any content to post during the week. But hey, at least I made the time to write this!

So hopefully sooner than later I'll be posting frequently again!

In the meantime, why not go visit my Pintrest boards!

Packaging for a bridesmaid's gift

I made sure that the name tag was easy to remove, so that they could use it as a book mark at a later stage.
What you'll need:
  • A ruler
  • Glue
  • A pencil
  • Scissors 
  • A printer
  • Pretty paper
  • Letter stickers
  • Little diamante
  • Ribbon
About 6 weeks ago I made a trip to Joburg to catch up with two of my closest Uni friends. The three of us haven’t all been together in over two years. So there was no doubt it was going to be a really special weekend.

Although it's literally months until our wedding, one of my two friends was vising SA from England, and not knowing when I would get to see her again I felt the time was right to pop the question  to her and my other friend simultaneously as we’ve been some-what of a terrible trio since fourth year.
So I did, on Saturday morning after the 3 of us had woken up and devoured a delicious breakfast that consisted of preserved figs and yummy Woollies croissants, I handed them each a little hand-made paper bag with a small gift inside (I’ve only gotten round to asking two of my bridesmaids so far, so I’m going to have to leave out what the gift is until I’ve asked everyone who needs to be asked.)
Surprised they asked what the gift was for, but I said nothing and waited for them to read the writing on the package.

I will treasure the smiles on their faces and the warmth of that moment for the rest of my life. Making the paper bags took hours, but made the whole thing that much more special.

Thanks so much Lau and Cath for saying yes! I’m so glad I’ll have the two of you (and a few other special girls) by my side on the most important day of my life.
  • I fond the butterfly stencil I used for the name tag here.
  • The name tag stencil here. (I had to manipulate the length and width a little in word, but it's easy enough to do)
  • And I can't remember where I fond the template to make the bag! But I found a similar template that you can use to make your own bag here.

    Let the wedding venue hunt begin!

    Well today I am overly excited to announce we will be going to do our first wedding venue scout-out! My-mom-in-law, Charlie and I are heading to two of the most popular wedding venues in PE, Lake De La Vie and The Plantation! I'm so excited I can hardly concentrate on anything!

    With our plans for next year all up in the air we haven't decided yet on which province we'll be getting married but we've narrowed it down to Port Elizabeth or Gauteng. So today I'm starting the PE hunt, and on Saturday I'll be exploring some of what Gauteng has to offer with my mom, dad and Charlie, starting with Oakfields (who coincidentally happen to be having a big bridal expo on this weekend too!) followed by The Moon and Sixpence.