Teeny Ramblers

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The Perfect Invite

It's finally freaking Friday!! Holy hell what a busy week.  Now that I have time to breathe, I'll concentrate on my invites.  Wedding Invites are the first impression you will give your guests, a glimpse of what they can expect on your special day.

As with my save the date, I opted to do something super unique.  Thankfully I have the BEST step sister in the world who just happens to be a budding graphic designer (score!).  So many things go into designing your own invite....who knew!  Paper options, graphics, font, do I want pictures??  It's enough to make your head spin.  

For starters, we began our design process with color scheme.  I'm not going to give away my actual invite ideas quite yet but I CAN tell you where you can score some amazing paper.

Paper & More is full of high quality & affordable card stock, envelopes & specialty paper.  My sis just got back from a stationary show (do those really exist? haha) No but seriously, this girl knows her paper.  We started our invite design process here & haven't looked back....!  Here is a picture of an invite she just recently finished for her best friend, how sweet is that!? Perfect for her special day, I love :)

Your invite should be a reflection of you as a couple.  There are so many great ideas floating out there!  Here are a few I've seen that are oh so cute:

 Or this....

The possibilities are seriously endless.  I don't know about you but whenever I see the word "MRS" it just gets me super pumped for October 25th..... (get here already!)

Whether you chose formal & classy or fun & unique you can't go wrong.  

Our top secret invites will be going out in August & I cannot.freaking.wait.

147 Days & Counting!!

Cheers to the freakin weekend ;)

Jaimee Lynne  

Weekend Warrior

Ahh I have been so behind with posts!!  This past week was a little crazy, not feeling well would be an understatement but today I feel like my old self again (thank goodness) & just in time for Memorial Day!!

Life lately has been a smattering of work, wedding stuff & doing the weekend warrior thing ;)  I live for the weekends!  A typical Saturday & Sunday consists of sleeping in (well if I'm lucky maybe sleeping until 8:30), working out, cooking an amazing breakfast for my fam & seeing what the day has in store for us (usually dependent on the rainy Seattle weather!).

But bring on the wedding 'to-do' list!! I have finally decided on my bridesmaid dresses!  We had to mix up the palette a bit but whatevs, I'm a bridechilla afterall & am just rollin with the punches ;) Here is a preview of the dress that my besties will be wearing & will look amazing in:

Two will be in this, two in a gray color that I love just as much!  How excited am I!?  figure out bridesmaid dresses big fat CHECK!!

I won't give away my whole wedding via my blog but I'm just so excited about it all coming together I could burst....5 more months, ahhhhh!!!

So back to my Weekend Warrior/Memorial Day festiveness post.  I'm in constant awe of Washington & how pretty our new surroundings are.  Today we ventured out in the woods & came across this:

Ridic, right!?  Rain or no rain I'll take this over smog filled LA any day!

The look of Love ;) & thank you rain for my beautiful do'

Even our dog, Rocky got in on some of the action!  Here's our rendition of Lion King's Pride Rock #simba #oldschool (Who doesn't love this movie!?  If the answer is no, you can just stop reading here;)

The one snag in our weekend was that we were not supposed to be in Washington at all, but at the wedding of one of my oldest friends...unfortunately, life gets in the way, shit happens but she looked absolutely gorgeous (I knew she would) & it makes me super excited for our special day.

So (deep breath)

2 1/2 weeks left of school, 5 weeks until my bridal shower back home, 6 weeks until our joint bachelor/bachelorette in Vegas and 5 months until the wedding.....what.a.freaking.beautiful.life.I.lead.

Next post.....invitation ideas!! Things to consider and our thought process in creating one kick ass invite!

P.S. for those of you wondering....I've made my decision in the battle of the veil vs. head piece and you'll just have to wait to see what I've chosen!

Jaimee Lynne

Wedding Attire 101

Ahhh, such a busy life lately!!  This week I started back as a school psychologist and if you know anything about stepping into a school psych role with a month left of school.....well you know why I'm a week late with posts!

At any rate....back to a wedding state of mind!!  If you, like me, are in your mid to late 20's you know that right around April/May starts the ever busy wedding season!!  Apart from planning my own nuptials, I already have a boat load of weddings to attend this summer!  Don't get me wrong, I'm that sucker who LOVES a good, romantic wedding but this begs the question...what I am supposed to wear to these things!? 

I'm slightly...(ok more than slightly) obsessed with peplum dresses!  One of my childhood best friends gets married in 2 weeks & you best believe I'll try and rock a look like this:

green peplum <3 (purchased last year, urbanoutfitters)

Naturally, I thought I'd do a post that would give the average wedding goer a nice selection of dress options for any type of occasion!

The first dress just to die for!  I'm also obsessed with Scalloped pieces and the fact that it incorporates the peplum style makes it a no brainer.  The orange dress would be an interesting color choice but I'm really feeling the construction of this dress (it also comes in navy & white).  Last but not least, the sequin maxi.  This would be more for your summer/beach wedding but really...if it's hot out you can rock it at will!

The best part of attending weddings is seeing friends & family that you haven't seen in forever.  It's such a treat to spend one amazing night with all the people I love in one room :)  

Everyone has a crazy family picture somewhere...don't they?
I also LOVE getting my dance on.  We've already instructed our DJ that under NO circumstances can he play the 'electric slide', 'YMCA' or the 'macarena'....I'm sorry but that is not happening.

Ok...I think I WAS dancing the electric slide here but that's really another story entirely.  This only happened after a couple of drinks...I totally look like I'm owning the dance floor in my cute wedge shoes that killed me feet by the end of the night ;)

Whatever.  Life goes on.

Which ever way you choose to celebrate weddings this spring/summer...have fun!!  Pick an outfit you feel comfortable and can DANCE in, make a fool of yourself and don't take life too seriously!

I cannot wait until my wedding....5 months and counting!

Jaimee Lynne

Mini Vaca & Drinko De Mayo

Sunday night!  Ahh, I love love love Sundays at home with my boys.  Laundry is all caught up, dishes are done, & house has been cleaned!!  What a busy but FUN week we have had.  We visited California (my mother-in-law lives in Palm Springs).  I know what you're thinking, 'you lucky son of a bitch!-and you'd be right!  Whenever we get some time off we fly down there every chance we get!

What I love most about these trips is spending time with Jesse's family, they are beyond amazing.  I really don't have any of those nightmarish stories you hear about where the mother-in-law is a total psycho who can't cut the cord from her little boy.  My mama in law Lorna is one of my favorite people and needless to say...this visit was one of our best!  We brunched, we lunched & then we ate a whole shit load of Mexican (I see nothing wrong with celebrating Cinco De Mayo 5 whole days before the 5th...who is with me!?)

First things first, Starbucks & tanning: Check.

you can find swimsuit here

 Swimming Lessons

Snapped this photo of my two favorite pups

Enjoyed one of the best damn Strawberry Margaritas I've ever had...every.single.night (yummm!)

On our way out of the Desert, saw this scary fire....

So we high tailed it out to Ventura to play on the beach

&...Visit with more amazing family

Chatted with my Deb mama about wedding plans &

comfy sweater you can find here

Took a family pic on the Beach!

All in all we had a GREAT time, saw so many people & had a GREAT mini vacation!!  Life is all about small moments that make up the big, aren't they!?

Hope everyone had a great week and an even better weekend!