Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Something random for a gloomy Saturday:
Holy moly are these good! They taste so much like pumpkin pie and I mean, who doesn’t love a Pop-Tart?
My husband, that’s who. It’s all good – more for me.
I have the most awesome husband in the world. I should know because this is my second one so I must be getting good at figuring out what works by now.
I had to give a shout out to him because he is my biggest supporter and without him, I couldn’t be the super mom/wife that I try to be. Because I truly believe that behind every great mom/wife is an even better husband/dad.
*2020 Kari is GAGGING.
I wouldn’t be able to cook meals and organize grocery lists if I didn’t have a husband who didn’t help with the kids or clean up after said kids. He knows just what to say to me and when to say it, he puts up with my mood swings and just parents our children in such a beautiful way, it makes me want to cry.
But above all else, he makes the best chocolate chip cookies.
*2020 Kari says it’s the real reason I married him WHAT?
Everything was done with the help of my mom, sister in law or friends. From the decor to our flower arrangements, nothing was more expensive than $10.00 a pop AND it looked so pretty if I do say so myself.
So I am officially hooked on the show My Big Friggin’ Wedding.
I know, don’t judge.
My television viewing habits have always been questionable.
But, I saw that one couple was spending $1,500 on invitations and I was all, really??
My sister-in-law, who is crafty, offered to make our invitations as part of their wedding present to us and all I had to do was pick out the colors and style, fonts and what I wanted the invite to say.
Here is what it ended up looking like:
I love how these turned out.
I also got to help her assemble them which I think just makes them even more special. I love that someday my girls will look at these and I can tell them how their aunt and I sat around her kitchen table and gabbed while cutting and gluing.
I actually bought my faux flower wedding bouquet online; I think I got this as well as all the bridesmaids (and Annie’s ) bouquets (five in all) for $50.00 total. Not bad since it would have cost me over $250.00 at the florist. Plus, I can keep this forever and my maids could keep theirs too if they wanted.
*2020 note- $250 for wedding flowers is a steal now.
Flowers are a big part of the wedding and I do love me some flowers but fresh flowers are BIG BUCKS.
Maybe if I had a bigger budget I would have rethought the whole fresh flowers thing but I still think my fake flowers did a good job that night.
For the tables, I got my inspiration from Martha Stewart Living magazine:
I found the pots at Dollar General literally days after reading this article for only $1.50 each! I bought the hydrangeas at Hobby Lobby during a 50% off sale as well as a coupon from the Sunday paper. I would probably say I spent more on the fake hydrangeas than the pots as well as the candles that I put on the tables, but it was worth it.
This is on my nightstand now and every time I look at it I can think about that wonderfully romantic May evening.
*It’s no longer on my nightstand but I did save it.
I adore this picture for many reasons but the biggest is that generations after Rebecca and I are dead, our ancestors will think we hated each other.
Listen, after a long day of putting together the centerpieces, candy jars and bouquets (thank you, Rebecca, Mom, Kristy, and Laura) we were a little tired, to say the least.
Also, I am sure at this point I hadn’t had a cigarette in several hours and that Diet Pepsi wasn’t cutting it. You’re lucky I wasn’t flipping off the camera.
Next time, we are eloping.