Wednesday, June 27, 2012

rock my wedding... with rocks

early on i decided on a home made, intimate, unique MOST AWESOME WEDDING you've ever seen IN YOUR LIFE LIKE EVER. not only that, i've also made a very deliberate decision to stress as little as possible, have as much fun as possible, and stay as busy as possible.  reasons i've mentioned before are: long distance engagement, traumatic gun point incident, and generally stressing enough about immigrating to the USA.
 so you see how becoming a bridezilla and stressing about the smallest of wedding details just doesn't seem to fit into my life. which brings me to these rocks as seen above.
 rather than search high and low for awesome name placement card ideas i decided to make use of something i do have. or more what my friend had.  my friend was going make away with heaps of random rocks left for her by a previous owner.
 instead the vision of black rocks with white painted names placed on wooden tables among field flowers in used collected glass jar came to me and ta da.  rocking name placement rocks that say 'you rock' with our wedding date on the back.  and just like that another TICK is made on the list of a trillion things to do.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

save the date diy

because i'm on a budget, i went for a 'creative, free and uhm.. informative' look for our save the date notes, we e-mailed to our guest and they loved it.
money spent= 0.1 cent on paper and ink
money saved= going straight to that kind of an open bar we have in mind.

Friday, June 15, 2012

#241 to learn before i leave South Africa

i need to learn how to bake melktert to perfection if i want to be any kind of good afrikaans wife in a foreign land far from 'tuisnywerhede', 'oumas' and the Walskipper.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


 let me never look past the simple joy that big trees and sunlight offer.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


it's impossible to get tired of such a view, it's impossible to even try capture it with a camera, but still, here is one of about a million i took.