Saturday, July 30, 2011

Handmade Bridesmaid Gifts

Don't know what to give your bridesmaids but want something personal, useful, and unique?  Look no further! I made these super cute pouches out of bright material from Kaimuki Dry Goods and then filled them with an "emergency wedding day kit."  They were well received and I enjoyed making them.  :)

Stuffed to the max!

I embellished each one with pockets, ribbon, and rick rack so they would all be a little different.

Sunscreen, breath mints, deodorant, hairbands, wet wipes, and lip gloss were among other things.

The inside of each bag was a pink satiny material that I loved!  I am going to start making these for sale in the next few months, so keep your eyes out on my new shop kateandruby!  They would make great gifts for  any occasion, but I really like that they are all alike, but different for bridal party gifts.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Free Printable Photo Booth Props

My wedding had an amazing handmade photo booth with props to boot.  Here are a few of the awesome props that I used and links to print your own.  If you are on the fence about having a photo booth at your next party, just do it!  The pictures are so candid and fun and people will loosen up just playing in the booth.  You can't go wrong.  All of these printables are from other blogs/sites.  Please click on the links below each photo to be taken to the proper sites to print and use them.

Get this printable from Oh Happy Day.  

These super fun staches and lips are from Catch My Party.
(click the link above to get it!)

Another seriously bomb printable from Oh Happy Day

I think the lips and the beards are so rockin!  It takes so little effort to make such a cute prop!  Print em out here at craftzee.

A few more from The Pretty Blog can be found here.

I also printed these (from The Pretty Blog) to give people as they exited the booth with our picture site on the back.  Then I uploaded all their photos instead of printing them out, saving time and money.  

You can view photos of the props we used and see which ones you like for yourself here.  My favorites were the hats surprisingly!  They were so fun.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Freebie: Thank you card printable clip-art

I made my thank you cards for my wedding and my bridal shower and I thought I would share the ones from the shower.  I got the clip art frame from graphicsfairy.  Graphics Fairy has every kind of clip art you could imagine!  Here is the image.  I just copied and pasted it into a word document, shrunk it to size, and then printed it.

Click on it to get it in its full size and then just copy it to your computer.  I put 2 per page and cut them out, but you can make them as large or as small as you like!  Have fun with it.  I stamped the back of each card with a custom stamp from etsy too.  

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Bridal Shower Fun!

My mom threw me an amazing bridal shower last month and I never had a chance to share!  My mom threw me an amazing wine tasting shower with dinner, cheese, and games!  We had dinner catered by Zia's in Kailua.  It was awesome!  The cheese was from Costco and was a huge hit, and the wine was a collection of splurge vs. steal!

The girls waiting for the games to begin on my parents top deck.

Well into our 5th bottle of wine perhaps.  I think we were making our own blends by this photo.

My husbands family and my grandmother taking it all in.

The famous steal vs. splurge!  What a great idea.


Kaela and Janine

Getting ready to begin.

We set up 4 different types of wine, ie: merlot, cab, chardonnay, then we had one splurge and one steal for each type.  They were covered in burlap and you had to try to guess which was the splurge and which was the steal.  It was a great way for everyone to enjoy themselves and get a little wild!  Thanks mom, it was a GREAT party!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Moving to Tucson, Arizona

In my last post I hinted at some pretty big news.  Well.... there it is!  I am moving with my husband to Tucson, Arizona.  We already got an apartment and I am getting rid of the bundle that is my home here in Hawaii.  Selling my surfboards, moped, and other pieces of Hawaii and thinking about what Arizona has to offer.  I am excited, bummed, and most of all ready.  I hate waiting for things to happen and I have known for about a month that we will be moving in the beginning of September and it is just a big waiting game!  :)
Here is what I am doing to keep myself busy while I wait.

Hiking around the island and visiting my favorite ridges one last time.

Spending quality time with the people I care about.

Taking in the scenery along the South East Shoreline.  

I will miss you Hawaii.  The past 9 years have been amazing.  Thank you.

Monday, July 11, 2011

I have started selling a bunch of my movies, books, and video games on  They are all super cheap and in great condition.  If you are looking for some good summer movies or tv series, check it out.

Some of the stuff I am selling::  Rescue Me, Nip Tuck, Rome, When Harry Met Sally, Eclipse (Twilight) audio book.  I know, riveting!  I love tv series with no commercials, so I tend to have a lot of them!  Hmmm... why would I be selling things on-line??  I have some big news...  next time!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Bossypants by Tina Fey

Laugh out loud funny!  I just finished Tina Fey's bossy pants and I loved it.  If you like watching Tina Fey, you will love reading through her voice.  She is nonstop funny.

She starts from the beginning, pictures of her childhood that are goofy and real.  Then continues to talk about the start of her career, her time on Saturday Night Live, and then 30 Rock.  

You can't help but laugh as she describes feeling like a star, posing in skimpy clothes, and then asking -- "You're gonna airbrush this, right?"

She describes how she started dressing up as Sarah Palin, and her first sketch with Amy (above).

If you are looking for a quick summer read, this is perfect!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Our Wedding at Haiku Gardens

Our wedding was fantastic!  Here are some pictures from Kai-Photo, our photographer.  He did an awesome job.

Gotta love being a bride.

Our getaway cart (to the restaurant)

This one took some serious gusto from Cody!

Blessed by the rain.

My little dreams come true.

Best part: everyone danced!  Mom and Melissa get down to the fruit roll up dance!

Thanks girls!  You all look beautiful.

"Turn and smile." Grandpa (the REV-E)


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