Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tips from you crafty people???

DIY... Brooch Bouquet??

In an earlier blog, I mentioned these really cool brooch bouquets from Fantasy Floral. I found them in a magazine and the price was ok.. But when I called the company it turns out the pricing was incorrect. It would cost about a grand to have a stinkin bouquet made. No thanks :)

I might... MIGHT, consider making one. Maybe my parents could help? The brooches are not welded (my guess). Does anybody have a clue how these might be made? Any tips from the crafty people out there?

What I know...
They take about 50-60 brooches.. I will need to hit up some garage sales and Ebay.
The band is covered in satin.

-Check out this site for pics-

If we can't figure it out, I will just have to stick to adding brooches to a floral bouquet. But I love the idea of this lasting forever on a book shelf!

awww. christmas puppies

I just had to post these.. how cute!?

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wedding Location????? HELP!

-I am the worlds worst wedding planner-

We have discovered yet another location to consider for the wedding... The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center. Yes, that is a museum. Is that weird to have a wedding at a museum? They would of course remove all the artifacts from the reception room. I am so up the air with this. The museum has a gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous Ampa-Theater. It is a stone theater built into the cliff over looking the Missouri River. Giant Springs is in walking distance. The reception room has large windows overlooking the missouri as well. The dance floor would have to go in a different room. We would also be able to use the indoor theater for a slideshow or video of Brady and I. We can only have the spot for 4 hours.... not long enough? I guess we could all go over the heritage or something afterwards ?????

-Kari checkin out the theater-

-seats (made of stone!) hold 150 people, they have had 300 (whao)-

-Marry me?-

-imagine hundreds of candles, sun going down, and tons of orange and red flowers-

-Brady checkin out the view below-

The Boulder Ridge is also gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. We would be married on a concrete dock on a pond with a man-made waterfall supplying the water. The waterfall is beautiful and doubles as a walking trail. Cool huh? The reception area is full of granite and balconies over looking the pond. The only issue is that the room isn't very big. We would have to ask guests to move their tables to the side to allow room for dancing. Lame huh? We would also require guest to either stand at the ceremony or carry their chairs up the reception area after wards. There are also luxurious high end 6-8 person suites for out of towners to rent out over night. We would have the spot for the rehearsal dinner, entire day of wedding and the next day to open gifts. Check out this spot, room rates and more pix here -> http://www.boulderridgemontana.com/


-view of the reception building from the ceremony site-

-imagine my wedding party, Brady and I out there.. cool huh!-

-waterfall trail-

Please give me input. I will leave it up to my guests to decide!! I need to make up my mind by the end of next week.

Monday, November 30, 2009


We had such a good day at Brady's parents. I don't like turkey dinner, but the ham was DElishhhh! Later that night we got to spend time with Brady's sista and brother in law, Jeff.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Happy Birthday

To me!

I had such a great Birthday this year. My parents took me to Macarooni Grill for nasty shrimp and good pasta. We had the best choco cake ever and I was sung to by a kid in Italian. lol.

Then my friends, Brady and I went out. It was much much fun!

The next night, Bradys family and I went to On The Border. His grandma even came. We decided we need to have a wine tasting party at my house to try out all the diff wine I got as gifts. What an original gift to give someone on their 21st? Right? lol. But a great gift!

The next day(Saturday), Bradys parents, brother and his wife and Brady and I went to Missoula for the Grizz Game. We had Sushi Nara afterwards. Anybody going there in the future needs to try the Tempura. It was yummmay. I still like the other place better though.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Ugly Sweater

Koko is Catatonic

I picked up a funny xmas sweater from Target.. and Koko did not like it to say the least. She sat in this very position for ten minutes. I had time to get my camara and she wouldn't even respond when I called her name. Poor dog hated the "ugly sweater"

Brady's project

-the dog house-

Brady spent his entire day working on this little project.

-and took the time to try out his new home-

-the dogs trying out their new digs-

...not quite finished though

My Bouquet

I found my bouquet. There is a little home owned business that makes these verrrry cool bouquets out of antique brooches. How cool is that!? I can keep it forever!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Welcome Urijah Lee

My friend Ash had her baby boy last night at 10:59PM. He was 8lbs 9oz and she did not feel a thing!

-Carly and I waiting to meet our new nephew-

-in our matching metallic mocossins and yoga pants..hey we had to go shopping while we waited-

-Ashley meeting her baby boy-