i {heart} Awkward Family Photos

When I need an instant "pick me up", I skip the coffee and go straight for AFP! But I'm warning you, once you start, you won't be able to stop!
I'd say Neo JazzHands is my Favorite! See the resemblance?


{DIY} Centerpieces

I have been saving these little Martinelli's apple juice jars to store all of my sewing supplies, ie: buttons, safety pins, and small spools of thread. I have like 10 left over so I started brain-storming... and then it hit me! How cute would these little jars be slightly filled with glass beads or sand and place a single flower or a candlestick and place them in a row down the center of your table...

i {heart} Pet Costumes

My boys (cats) hate when I dress them up... but how adorable would one of these costumes be?


Inspiration Board

Here's my take on my Inspiration Board for my wedding, using the colors from my Color Board.


Wonderful Weekend

To start off this past weekend, Saturday morning I was asked to help do the hair for a family for their daughter's Quinceanera. Basically, curls, curls and more curls. I'll post the pictures of the updo's when I learn how to transfer them from my phone to the computer. :) It was a lot of fun! Then, later that day, my friend came over to get her hair and makeup done for a wedding! After that, a couple of friends came over and we had some wine and pizza. Mmmm. It was so yummy!

Sunday, Ted and I made some Soyrizo and egg tacos for breakfast and decided to ride our bikes up to the Hillcrest Farmers Market. That was great! The food was amazing! Lots of fresh veggies and fruits to look at! We left with our bellies full of gyros, one HUGE pear and a peach, baby heirloom tomatoes & some apple scented inscence. Then off to Ross to do some perusing. We didn't really find anything so we left and went to get some gelato. Walked around for a bit. Then rode our bikes home! Okay, I know you're not supposed to brag on yourself, but here I go...

This was the furthest I had ever ridden my bike. Over all, it was great!

Then we came home, watched True Blood and made some Andouille sausage with white cream pasta. It was so good!


Recession Music

I can't think of a better Recessional than "All you need is Love" by The Beatles. The beginning is perfect to grab the attention of your guests and the song is obviously all about Love. I think it's going to be a perfect song to end our ceremony on a high note!

i {heart} Bat for Lashes

Ted's bandmate, Cliff, turned me on to Bat for Lashes a while ago but I felt it was my "duty" to share the magically dark music that I have had my Ipod on repeat for the last few weeks.

I'm just blown away that her voice sounds EXACTLY the same as on her album! What a beautiful voice, huh?


i {heart} Fall

I love when all of the leaves around me change into beautiful shades of bright red, burnt orange, and curry yellow. The color combination is just soothing!
I really love the clothing inspirations from nature. I am loving that yellow! Wow!
& I love all of the shades of grey that magically appear!


I'm So Flattered!

I was just curious to see what popped up when I "Googled" myself (sweetsweezers).
I was really flattered to see that someone used my blog as an inspiration for their own blogs! How neat is that? I love the blog world!
Big Smiles : )))

Much Anticipated Invitation Suite

So, let me give you a little back story as to why we chose "bikes" as our theme for our Wedding Invites. Ted loves to ride his bike! Everywhere! I, on the other hand, was never a bike riding kinda gal. That's until I met Ted. He enlightened me about the beauty of riding bikes. No gas money wasted, getting exercise and most of all, spending time with loved ones! Who wouldn't want to ride a bike? It was very tough at first... I mean cursing anything that stood in my way, wanting to punch Ted for making me do this awful thing he called bike riding... but as time went by and as I got in better shape, it (I can't believe I'm saying this) actually became fun and I now understand why people love it so much...
So without further adieu... I now present my DIY invite suite!
Save The Dates
R.S.V.P. Cards

For the programs, I'm planning on doing this
{Stay Tuned:}
I will post a DIY on how I did these when I get a second!


Fall Wedding Alternatives

Create a very inexpensive centerpiece out of grains and dried grasses

Have your Flowergirl scatter dried leaves in place of petals

Mixed Nuts

{Martha Stewart Weddings}

This is a great budget-friendly idea for a snack right after a Fall wedding ceremony. A personal serving of mixed nuts. Perfect!


Little Kids Dancing

This is sure to start your weekend off right

And this little boy might look familiar...


my group project that I have been stressing about for almost 2 months now, is tonight. Yay!
I'll post pictures when I get them! Phew, I'm in such a good place now!