Category: Life

10 great Christmas gifts for: Him and Her!

Hi, there friend, welcome to the last day of gift week here on the blog. I thought it best to combine the last two categories to make the theme ‘his and her’. So, without further ado, let us dive into the picks from Woolworths for today.

Please note that this post is not sponsored. I just seriously just have a thing for Woolworths goodies. The opinion of the best Christmas gifts is totally my own! Woolworths have a great range of products to choose from, these are just the ones that stood out for me. 

woolworhts gifts for her

Let’s start with the lady, after all, it is ladies first, right? 😉  Well, I think it is quite easy to buy gifts for your fellow girlfriend, sister and/or mother. But let’s face it, some women are just soooo picky or they already have everything you want to buy them. The easiest thing to buy this type of lady is a voucher. That way she can buy anything she wants or needs. And best of all, she cannot complain about the ‘lousy’ gift you gave her – even if you thought it was the most thoughtful gift ever.

The rest of the picks that I have are pretty generic, but most women like to receive jewelry, a handbag/purse and or perfume.

Rose gold has made such a statement the last year. It has made its way into home décor, jewelry and even some clothing pieces have rocked this beautiful metal. Rose gold, to me, is so feminine. And I would like to have a watch, just like this one. It would match my beautiful engagement ring, perfectly.

Pearl earrings are a great staple accessory for any wardrobe. You can wear it with a casual or a formal outfit.  I like to wear my pearl stud earrings with almost all my outfits on a daily basis. They are a timeless classic. They will make a great gift for that classic lady you need to buy a gift for.

Bangles are another great accessory to have. But I will not recommend it if you work the whole day on a computer. I’ve found that bangles, especially the ones that go ‘cling-a-ling’, just get in the way. Rather keep it to for the weekend. I had to put these stackable bangles on the list. The diamonds are classy and they will perk up any outfit. I would wear them with a cute dress and some heels for date night. Ooh, and those pearl earrings will be a great match!

Now let’s talk about bags…. If you are a girl like me, you like bags. Period. This handbag is a real stable piece for me. The colour of the handbag enables you to wear it with any colour outfit. And it is a blend of casual and formal, which makes it perfect for everyday use.

Woolworths have a great variety of cosmetic bags lately. If you have a friend that loves makeup and you don’t know what to buy her, give her something to put her makeup in! Maybe even add a few makeup brushes. This Flawless cosmetic bag is one of my favorites.

A great gift idea for the girl who travels a lot is a cute and matching toiletry bag set. To make the gift even more special you can buy a bag that’s her favorite colour.

For the girl who loves her coffee, a mug is always welcome. Especially this cute mug with the mermaid tail scales on them. Up your gifting game by adding some rusks, cookies, chocolates or her favorite coffee with the mug.

Lastly is the more the more expensive item on the list. Every single lady is unique, and having a signature perfume that describes your personality is so special. Spoil yourself this Christmas and buy that perfume, you deserve it! I’ve been eyeing Daisy from Marc Jacobs and Be Delicious from DKNY lately.

Let’s move on to the men. I don’t know about you, but I find it difficult to buy gifts for the men in my life.They either have everything they need or have ridiculously expensive taste!

But here is my go-to list if I am not sure what to buy!

woolworhts gifts for him

Let’s start with the accessories. Remember, men do like to have some nice bling as well! The accessory category is especially for the man who is in-tune with his image and knows what he is worth. So why not buy him a nice watch and some cool shades to match? This nice braided bracelet will round off his casual outfit.

If you have a guy that works in an office all day, you can buy him a nice set of new ties. Or anything that will jazz up his suit! Some other suit accessories to remember – tie clip, cufflinks, pocket square and a lapel pin. A nice leather wallet is also a nice touch.

For the man who likes to take care of himself and shave often, you can buy him this nice shaving kit. And to finish it off you can get him his favorite aftershave or EDT! Just like women, men also have their signature fragrances. Just ask him what he is wearing that day and notice if he wears it often. You can never go wrong with this type of gift!

Everyone loves a good braai! So why not spoil him with a new pair of genuine leather braai gloves. And you can never have enough of these enamel roaster pots! They are fancy enough that your significant other can put the pot on the table without messing up your pretty table setting. Win-win!

And if all else fails or you run out of time – there is always a voucher!

Thanks for joining me this week. I really hope you had as much fun reading these posts as I did creating them. Enjoy your weekend!

Till our next coffee!!

Check out the rest of the gift guides:

For the baker and the cook

Gifts for the decor lover

Christmas gifts for a spa experience at home

10 great Christmas gifts for: His and Her! (you are here!)

 

10 Christmas gifts for a spa experience at home

Hi friend, welcome back to the continuation of “Gift Week”! Yesterday I shared gift ideas for the person who loves home decorating and today I will share some of my favorite picks from Woolworths for a spa experience at home! These items will make great gifts for yourself or a loved one.

Please note, this is not a sponsored post. I just seriously just have a thing for Woolworths goodies. The opinion of the best Christmas gifts is totally my own! Woolworths have a great range of products to choose from, these are just the ones that stood out for me and what I would like to receive.

woolworhts gifts for a spa experience 

Let’s face it, to book a weekend or day at a spa can be is just too expensive. So rather book yourself a spa evening at home!

First of all, you need the right products. The Love Your Skin range from Woolworths is divine! Wiehann gave my mom some of the products as a gift for Christmas one year and she loved it. I just love everything that is hydrating and have the words ‘extreme moisture’ on them!

Draw yourself a soak-worthy bubble bath with the Love Your Skin Extreme Moisture Foam Bath. While you are soaking treat yourself with a body scrub, using the exfoliating hand gloves and or a shower sponge. And afterward, you can moistures your skin with body lotion or body butter from the Love Your Skin Range. O, and don’t forget about your feet! The Love Your Skin range also have a foot butter.

After you have soaked in the bath and need to get out, reach for that fluffy towel! And no spa experience is complete without a lovely cotton robe and some cute slippers!

Many of these products can be found at your local Woolworths. Comment with your tips and favorite products for your ‘me time’. I would love to hear from you!

‘Till our next coffee!

Check out the rest of the gift guides:

For the baker and the cook

Gifts for the decor lover

Christmas gifts for a spa experience at home (you are here!)

10 great Christmas gifts for: His and Her! 

7 great gift ideas for decor lovers

Hi friend, welcome back to the continuation of “Gift Week”! Yesterday I shared gift ideas for the baker and the cook in your life and today I’m excited to share some of my favorite picks from Woolworths for decor lovers!

Please note that this post is not sponsored. I just seriously just have a thing for Woolworths goodies. The opinion of the best Christmas gifts is totally my own! Woolworths have a great range of products to choose from, these are just the ones that stood out for me and what I would like to receive. 

woolworhts gifts for the home decorator

These gifts are orientated towards the living and dining room, but these spaces are in my opinion, probably are the ones we use the most. And there is nothing that I enjoy more than a space that is inviting and well decorated. I’ve really been loving teal, neutrals, and gold lately. Metals have made a big statement the last year or so! And I just cannot help but gravitate towards it. I’ve actually bought some rose gold pieces for Wiehann’s TV room. Luckily he didn’t mind 🙂

Aren’t these pillows just too cute! I already have some teal pillows and this one would just fit my collection perfectly. And a collection of throw pillows are not complete without a lovely fur pillow!

When it comes to curtains I like to always choose neutrals. This way I can decorate and change colour palettes without buying new curtains. Because let’s face it, good quality curtains are just too expensive to buy everytime you want to change up the look of your room. I don’t normally like patterns on curtains, but this Damask pattern curtain is just so lovely!

Nice photo frames are all the rage right now! And you just don’t have to use it for photos. You can put a nice printable in it, or use a dry erase marker to write yourself a motivational quote on the glass. This frame really caught my eye. I have a few light wooded frames in my collection, and I do like a nice floral pattern once in a while. This frame is a mix of both – bonus!

I like big and classic decor pieces. This way I don’t have to buy a lot of separate smaller pieces to decorate a space. And I can always add to my collection of decor pieces and don’t have to worry about my space looking dated next season. This vase and hurricane candle holder fit this description perfectly! The teal planter pot will add just the right amount of colour to any space.

No room is complete without a pretty lamp. This pretty lampshade and lamp base will go great together. Just imagine sitting next to this lamp and reading a great book sipping your favorite cup of coffee during the holidays… ahhh bliss!

That’s it for today. Thank you for reading my gift ideas for the home decorator. I hope you’ve found the tips helpful and that you got some inspiration along the way!

Till our next coffee!

Check out the rest of the gift guides:

For the baker and the cook

Gifts for the decor lover (you are here)

Christmas gifts for a spa experience at home

10 great Christmas gifts for: His and Her! 

Christmas gifts from Woolworths

Isn’t Woolworths the best shop ever?! They just basically have something for everyone! And I think Woolworths gifts are some of the best gifts you can get.

Some people argue that their prices are too high, and I mostly agree with them. But you just cannot deny the quality of their products. One piece of clothing can last you several seasons if you take care of it. And I believe in the saying ‘goed koop is duur koop’.

So, I thought it best to compile a few posts this week that will list a few gift ideas from different categories. Namely: for the baker, for the cook, the home decorator, spa treats, the lady, and the metro man.

Please note that this post is not sponsored. I just seriously just have a thing for Woolworths goodies. The opinion of the best Chritmas gifts is totally my own! These gifts are also a bit more on the affordable side. Woolworths have a great range of products to choose from, these are just the ones that stood out for me and what I would like to receive. 

Woolworths gifts for the baker

Measuring spoons | measuring cups | Mixing bowls with lids | Copper mixing bowl

Marble rolling-pin | Whisk | Cake or cupcake carrier | Smeg stand mixer

I love baking. I get so much joy out of making something that I can share with others (and it is a bonus if they like it too 😉). And what better way to start baking and furthermore enjoy it, than having the right accessories to help you! These gifts will seriously fill the baker in your life heart with joy!

woolworhts gifts for the cook

Serious Cook Aluminium pot | Bamboo Utensils | Mini Scale | Block of Knives | Colander

Bamboo Chopping Board | Measuring Jug with Lid | Copper-plated Grinder Set

Aren’t these products just too gorgeous for the kitchen?! I am really considering getting some of these for my own kitchen – or maybe I should get them all… there goes the budget!

That is it for today, I will be back tomorrow with the gift ideas for the home decorator!

‘Till tomorrow’s coffee!

Check out the rest of the gift guides:

For the baker and the cook (you are here!)

Gifts for the decor lover

Christmas gifts for a spa experience at home

10 great Christmas gifts for: His and Her! 

Life Lately….

Life Lately, what I've been upto

So, it has been a minute since I’ve written a post. So, I thought that I should update you what’s been happening in my life lately.

The wedding planning is going well and everything is still on track. Even though it feels like I’ve not done a lot I have been getting some of the little things out of the way. The date is slowly creeping up on us and I still feel there is a lot to do! But like I said before, I’ve done the big things already.

I ordered some wedding related things from Aliexpress so I really hope that it will arrive at the end of this month and then I will let you know what I am planning to do with the things that I’ve ordered. Yes, I know, very secretive 😉

I also finalized our table décor. Mom and I will start soon with the tablecloths. I’ve bought 10.4meter worth of material that still needs to be transformed into tablecloths. Yikes! And I need to find candles for the tables.

I am also still considering having a photo booth. Did you have one at your wedding, and is it really worth it? I am also not sure what type of guestbook I want. Little things that take up one’s time and energy worrying about!

Other than the wedding, my life has been full of work! I’ve had an unexpected number of projects on my plate lately that kept me tremendously busy. Other than work, I’ve been traveling back and forth between Oudtshoorn and Montagu visiting Wiehann and then coming back home.

Blogging really has been on the back burner for too long, need to prioritize it again and start brainstorming content. Want to help me out? Please comment on what you are struggling with at the moment, maybe I can do a post that will give a solution to your problem!

‘Till our next coffee!

My Favorite Youtubers

Youtube has become an integral part of our lives the past few years. The thing I like the most about the tube is that if you want to learn a new skill, it will probably be there for you to find. Youtube is also the reason that I really started to become fascinated with makeup and want to grow my collection and also my skills. So, I thought that I will make a list of my favorite Youtubers.

(PS: All images in this post where taken from the original Youtube channel of the Youtuber mentioned. I take no credit for these images!)

BEAUTY

Lustrelux

Katy from Lustrelux | Favorite youtube channel

Desi Perkins

Desi Perkins | Favorite youtube channel

Katy and Desi are by far my favorite beauty youtubers. They are such an inspiration and their makeup application techniques are seriuously #goals. They have collaborated with Dose of Colours to create the ‘Desi x Katy‘  product line.  Which looks fantastic! It is so motivating to see girls living their dreams!

Luzanne from Pink Peonies

Pink Peonies | Favorite youtube channel

South African girl who rocks makeup!! Love her! She is a Body Shop Ambassador here in South Africa aswell.

Allie Glines

Allie G | Favorite youtube channel

Newly found beauty Youtuber. Love her simple and easy achievable makeup looks

Kathleen Lights

Kathleen Lights | Favorite youtube channel

She is soo sweet! Just love her personality and with 3 million subscribers who can doubt that people just love her! She has collaborated with ColourPop in the past.

Jaclyn HillJaclyn Hill | Favorite youtube channel

She is one of the first girls that I started to follow. For those of you who don’t know, she created a palette with Morphe! Isn’t that cool! Would love to get my hands on that! The colours look so exquisite. Click here to check it out!

For my fellow South African makeup lovers; you can find the palette at Samika. An online shop that stocks international makeup and skincare brands.

HOME AND ORGANIZING

Abby Organisesy

Abby Organizes | Favorite youtube channel

She is a well-known blogger from justagirlandherblog.com
Abby is also one of the reasons I’ve become interested in blogging. You can read about Why I started a blog in this post.

Mr Kate

Mr Kate | Favorite youtube channel

I love their episodes of room makeovers! They make it so fun and their quirkiness are too cute!

I am still looking for new ‘home’ channels to add to my subscription list. If you have one to recommend, please comment down below.

HEALTH

Tone it Up

 

Tone It Up | Favorite youtube channel

These girls can seriously whip your butt into shape. I’ve been following them for a while and doing their weekly schedules and I am defiantly seeing the results!

And that is it for today. I really want to add to this ‘favorite list’ of mine in the future, but for now, these channels keep me so entertained!

Till our next coffee!

 

 

Resources for going from Miss to Mrs

a list of resources that will help a lady from going from miss to mrs

I am a big believer of not only learning from one’s own mistakes but also from others. Therefore, I turn to any resource that will help me in my quest to become a better friend, daughter, girlfriend and soon to be wife. And what better way to equip oneself than with lessons and wisdom from our fellow woman (and men) in arms. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, because this is going to be a long post.

When Wiehann and I got engaged my mom gave us a book called “Love and Respect” by Emerson Eggerichs. I am still reading the book but I found the book really insightful.

Some of the things Eggerichs says immediately made sense when I read it. For example, how men actually crave more respect from their wives than they do love. When I told Wiehann about this new-found information, he confirmed it by saying “love and respect are almost the same things for us”. Wiehann is a man of few words, but with this book, I learned a bit more of what the man desires from his wife on a daily basis. Even though I am only halfway through the book I will recommend it for all couples!

Another place that I will often visit for relationship advice is Jolene Engle’s blog. I love her pod casts and blog posts for ‘leading women and wives closer to Christ’. She has touched on every marital topic that is important.  My favorite blog posts include:

Proverbs for couples: how to resolve conflict in marriage

One Sure Fire Way to Connect with Your Husband

Keeping Unity in Your Marriage When the In-Laws Have Caused Division

What’s a Wife to Do When Her Husband Blames Her for All Their Problems?

She even has a great service called Christian Wife University. This service is an online discipleship and mentoring community for Christian wives. This will be a great investment for a lady who is a newlywed who wants some guidance in her new role, or a lady who has been married for a while and want some advice. Jolene is based in the USA but $44 USD is not too much for over 50 videos that cover almost all the topics under the sun! I have been contemplating joining this community for a while, but have not made the jump just yet.

It will be worth your while to subscribe to her newsletter to keep you in the loop of new content that is available.

My sister gave me a series of Mark Gungor called Laugh your way to a better Marriage (it is available in book form). I loved these videos because Mark explains the difference between women and men in such a fun way. He also gets to the point and calls a spade a spade, which I like. Wiehann and I watched the show together, and he loved it.

In this show, he talked about the Flag Page system that he helped develop. I am not going to go into a lot of detail how it works but essentially The Flag Page is a series of questions that you answer in order to see what makes you, as an individual, thrive on a daily basis.

Wiehann suggested that we take it in order to understand each other better (I was totally flabbergasted when he suggested it because I really didn’t expect he would want to do such a survey). You have to pay a fee to do this, when we did our flag page I think it was R150 per person, but it is totally worth it. When you complete the survey you get a pdf that explains how you are put together and what makes you tick. I loved my results because it reflected explained who I am to a T!

Here are some of the results that I got.

flag page resultsflag page results

With these results in mind and a reference that we can go back to, we know now how to speak (or try to speak) each other’s language.

The 5 love languages will also be worth your time. I have not read the book yet but I did take an assessment online to figure out what my love language is. The 5 love languages consist of the following categories:

love language words of affirmationlove language acts of servicelove language receiving giftslove language quality timelove language physical touch

(pictures from the 5 love languages website)

Every one of us has all of these languages, but not all of us value each one the same. Some people thrive on acts of service while others want to receive gifts. Each of us is unique, and thus it is important to know your own love language and the language of your husband or wife. I had the highest score is in the category ‘quality time’. If you like you can take your love language assessment here. The book is available at many bookstores including Takealot.com and Cum Books.

Here is a summary of the resources that I discussed the post:
Love and Respect 
Jolene Engle’s blog
Laugh your way to a better Marriage
Flag Page system
The 5 love languages

Thank you for sharing your cup of coffee with me today. I want to enlist your help in adding new resources to this blog post! Leave your resource in the comment section!

Till our next coffee

Luv

Nadine

All about that colour

I always thought that I would have a spring wedding with soft pastel colours. But that changed since Wiehann and I started to discuss colour schemes. He quickly put an end to my pastel dream. There wasn’t even a way to persuade him. When I asked him why, his answer was: “the colours are dead”. My reaction: “WHAT?!” and then we had to choose the date… another nail in my pastel dream, because spring was out, and so was summer… I can almost feel your frown through my computer screen at the moment, but don’t worry, mine was also almost carved into my forehead.

The reasons why these seasons was crossed off the list, was simple. Summer in Oudtshoorn is extremely hot. Some days reaching 40˚C. So that was a no no in both our books. No melting make-up and no sweaty armpits on the wedding photos!!! Spring time is also problematic because of my allergies. So that left autumn and winter. And to make a long story short – we decided on May, because we started to date in May, and May 2018 we will be together for 10 years – so some sentimental value was a big push for that specific date.

But after that discussion, and a bit of disappointment, I had to change my vision. Which is not always a bad thing. After all the day is not all about the bride (even if you want it to be 😊). So I started pinteresting my way through alternative colour schemes.

Who thought that there were so many options available. Pinks, purples, reds, blues etc etc…. after a while I realized that I have to narrow down my search, because I didn’t find anything that I liked! I mean I liked a lot of them, but not like-like you know?

Lightbulb! I started to search for autumn and winter weddings. And I swooned… OH MY WORD!!! Winter and autumn weddings are beautiful! All those rich dark colours that were available just made me so excited!

After another long scrolling through pinterest, and showing Wiehann a few ideas, we decided on:

 

These colors just make me so happy! They are warm, inviting and cozy for an autumn. I have so many ideas it feels like my head wants to short out sometimes! Here are a few images that I’ve found that are my source of inspiration…

I love how they combined the rustic with the elegant! Show you that everything can match if you just put the right things together! To see more of the pictures that I’ve collected for inspiration you can follow my Pinterest wedding board

If you want to read the other posts in this series you can find them here:

Let me know what you think and maybe share some ideas with me.

Talk soon!

Luv

Nadine

Our Wedding Journey – how I plan to stay sane

I am a sucker for cute printables and organized systems, and not to toot my own horn, but I am quite an organized person. I love making lists, and I get all giddy when I see my to-do list getting shorter and shorter. Now, staying organized while planning a wedding, I think, is crucial. In this post, I will share with you how I plan to stay organized and keep on top of all the arrangements.

I’ve researched a lot of wedding planning tips and ideas and the wedding binder sounded like the best option. And Tada!!!

My wedding binder was born. In this binder, you will find that I’ve put together all the things I think I would need to stay organized. Let me show you how the planner looks. May I add, I am very proud how it turned out. (please note that all the pages in the binder are in Afrikaans, my home language)

I’ve made the material cover myself. One of my first sewing projects I’ve done with my sewing machine.

When you open the binder, you will find and index. The index gives a summary of the things that is included in the binder. After the index, you will find checklists of things that have to be done for every category. I’ve compiled these lists after researching and reading through a lot of blogs and wedding books and I hope that I have included the most important things for a wedding to run smoothly.

The dividers I’ve made with card stock and some beautiful scrapbooking paper that was on sale at PNA.

After the index and the checklists, you will find the different categories.  Let me break it down for you:

Budget and monthly timeline

This, I would think, is self-explanatory.

Ceremony

Here I will have the contact details of the pastor, and the church. (we are planning on asking a pastor that we know, but we want to use another church for the ceremony)  I will also include any notes on what kind of décor I want at the church and more important what Wiehann and I want the pastor to talk about at the wedding.

Reception

Here you will find contact details of the place where the reception will be. A list of the music that we want to play, a worksheet of the things that we want to hire for the reception. I will also include pictures of décor ideas and activities for the guests to keep themselves busy while we take some photos. I will also include the contract of the venue here.

Caterer and wedding cake

Here you will find the menu and also the baker’s contact details and pictures of wedding cakes for inspiration. After we select a baker, I will put the contract here as well.

Florist

Florist’s contact details and the contact we will sign with them. I want to include pictures here to explain to the florist what I want and ask him or her if they will be able to do achieve it and give me advice for an alternative flower that I can use if the ones that I want are not available.

Videographer and photographer

Again, contact details and contracts. This category also includes a list of photos and moments I want the photographer and the videographer to capture of our special day.

Bride and groom

Here I include pictures of what I want my wedding dress to look like and ideas for the groom aswell. There is also a checklist of all the attire related items that we need to buy or rent.

Bridal party

I am going to ask our bridal party to buy their own clothes. But here I will keep track of who has what and the gifts I am going to buy for them.

Guests and stationary

Here I will put the final guest list with their contact details and keep track if they have RSVP’d.

I’ve found this cute little notebook on sale at Typo’s and I keep this one in my handbag for random thoughts and notes that might pop into my head. I plan on taking the binder with me to appointments only.

Pens and a calculator will accompany the binder most of the time.

At this stage, I am not sure how much this binder cost me because I’ve had most of the materials already. I’ve created the pages in word and printed it off my home printer.

Phew!!! Information overload I think. I would love to hear what you think of this binder. Would you mind answering a question for me in the comment section below? I would like to know if you would rather buy a binder that is ready made or make one yourself?

Thank you for stopping by and sharing a cup of coffee with me.

Talk soon!!

Nadine

Moving back home…

Wiehann and I got engaged in December and now I can finally start planning the wedding I was dreaming about for the last few years. But with the excitement of the engagement also came the big question: where on earth are we going to find the money to get married?! (heart palpitations)

The topic of saving money for our wedding was constantly on my mind after we started ring shopping in June 2016. I tried to think of creative ideas to save a lot of money in a short amount of time. But nothing I came up with was going to save a lot of money… not what you will need for a wedding in any case.

One day my mom suggested that I move back home with her to save money. My first instinct: Hell would freeze over before I do that!! You see, for the last five years, I have been living on my own. I am used to doing my own thing. Plus, I am somewhat of a loner. I like my own company, and thus moving back home felt like I will be giving up a lot. I always thought that the next place I moved in will be with my husband.

But ultimately saving money for my our dream wedding started to weigh more than quality alone time. So I prayed a lot on the subject. And when I made the decision everything just fell into place.

I work from home, and when I discussed it with my boss, he agreed that I can still work for him while I live at home, we communicate through email most of the time. We agreed that we would see each other when necessary to discuss work and the rest of the time we would continue to communicate through email.  Soon after this discussion, someone found me through contacts for my apartment. So in a matter of two weeks, everything was sorted. I moved out on the 31st of December 2016.

The biggest reason that motivated me to move back home was that I didn’t want us to go into debt for our wedding. I don’t see the point of having to pay back money for years after the wedding. If you think about it, it is just one marvelous day, where you declare your love and life to your significant other, and in a few hours after that, it is over.

It is horrible to admit, but you actually decorate the venue for yourself. The guests are there because of the free food and dancing (and the open bar if you have one). You go through the process of sourcing the perfect décor, flowers and music for the venue and the ceremony, and guests will not even remember how the venue looked in a year or so – that is sad!!!

But that being said, every girl dreams of her wedding day from the day she started playing dress up. And we deserve it. Every girl wants to be treated like royalty and feel like royalty on this day, and again – you deserve it. It will probably be the only day that will give you the opportunity to look like the princess or the queen that you are.

So yes, I am going all out where the budget allows. I am going to have the décor that I want. Even if I have to make a few pieces myself. I am actually looking forward to making things for the wedding. And thankfully, Wiehann and I are both crafty and handy respectively. So I can see a lot of DIY’ing for the wedding.

If you are engaged or recently married I would love to hear your money saving tips and tricks and the type of décor you had or planning on having!

Luv
Nadine