11th Day: The first wrapped present under the Christmas tree.
12th Day: Macaroni Salad for our workplace potluck.
Maybe next time I make the salad I'll post a photo montage and how-to along with the recipe. I didn't want to take the time last night. But suffice it to say if you ever need or want a pasta salad that doesn't use mayo, this one's a winner and the recipe was passed down from my grandmother.
Now that the wedding is over and I don't need to worry about any unexpected guests showing up, I can share the invitations I designed. I was really happy with how they turned out and got a lot of great feedback.
You might remember from our Save the Date cards that our reception was a game theme. So I designed the invitations to look like playing cards.
The main part of the invitation features the King and Queen of hearts. I found some text online that I liked and edited it a bit to fit our event. Here's what the main invitation final product looked like:
Since we also needed to include the addresses for the church, reception, and hotel, I made an Ace of hearts card, too. (Get it? 'A' for address?)
I also wanted to include a map since we'd have a lot of out of town guests. I know most people have a GPS these days, but it just seemed like a good idea. For the map, I saved a screenshot of the area in Google Maps, then traced over the lines I wanted in Photoshop Elemen…
This was a last minute addition to my pile of homemade gifts. I saw this on a blog I read and knew I HAD to make them. I built a fire pit for our condo association this summer and my parents have a lot on a 5-star campground, so a made a set for each of us!
Here's a direct link to the post where she talks about making the ornaments. Note, I deviated slightly, though they're pretty close to what she did.