Archive for February 28, 2013

Instagram Picks for February

February Instagram Picks on Squirrelly Minds

February Instagram Picks on Squirrelly Minds
February Instagram Picks on Squirrelly Minds
printmaking class / this DIY / freshly harvested onions / vibestreet dance studio / relief printing take one / vintage school chair / this salad / valentines for my students / umba box on my doorstep / relief printing take two / sketch from 2010 / starbucks / my moroccan shoes / hello hello hello / tomorrow’s free printable/DIY / my clean home

My favourite part of February was printmaking class. It was so much fun to get my hands dirty every Friday night and simply create. Tomorrow is our last class and I’m really going to miss it, but I look forward to taking my newly learned skills and using them to create more wonderful prints!

Did you learn anything new in February?


Pssst, if we aren’t yet, let’s be Instagram friends!

Getting Ready to Get Married

Getting Ready to Get Married on Squirrelly Minds
Hey, you, I’m gonna let you in on a little secret.
Every girl cries sometime before her wedding day, and that’s okay.
If you’re married you know this, if you aren’t you can imagine. Getting ready for your wedding day is the hardest part of the entire process. Especially if you’re hosting it in your own backyard.

Everyone will rely on you to know exactly what to do and how to do it. After all you’ve been imagining this day for at least a few months if not since your fifth birthday.
There are a million questions to be answered and decisions to be made, obstacles come up and things don’t work out exactly how you want. Your vision comes together slowly, but due to all the frenzy and panic it isn’t as shimmery and beautiful as you imagine, making you break into tears.
Yes, the day before the wedding is the hardest.

Now I won’t lie to you, I can’t promise you these few tips are going to make the day any easier. Unless you have a planner doing everything for you it’s a lot of physically and emotionally hard work. But there are a few small things you can to do make the set up and dress rehearsal a tad bit less stressful:

Getting Ready to Get Married on Squirrelly Minds
Ryan and I were so busy the day before doing separate things for the wedding that we didn’t get to see much of each other until the dress rehearsal. We may be all business in the picture above, but putting together the photo wall was my favourite task because it was 20 minutes I got to spend working with my future husband.
Getting Ready to Get Married on Squirrelly Minds
There’s no way this wedding would have been so incredible if it wasn’t for our families coming together to help. They were with us in that scorching sun hanging ribbons, planting flowers, hanging pictures, assembling chairs, etc etc etc.
It was beyond touching how everyone took time out of their precious days to work together and make it happen. Their hard work and love still melts my heart to this day.

If anyone ever offers to help you, never say no. You might not think you need it but I urge you to take all the help you can get.

Getting Ready to Get Married on Squirrelly Minds
Especially if you’re having an outdoor wedding where the ground will be uneven, wear your heels to the dress rehearsal. That way you’ll get a feel for walking around in them and can avoid any tripping mishaps that could otherwise occur on your wedding day. Certainly that’s something you want to avoid.

Getting Ready to Get Married on Squirrelly Minds
The ceremony and wedding day in general goes by so fast. You won’t remember what was said at the ceremony, so soak in every single moment at the dress rehearsal. Listen to your future husband as he speaks his vows, rejoice at the chaplain/minister announcing you as husband and wife. Enjoy it now before the adrenaline and blood pumping through your ears makes listening tomorrow impossible.

If you’re married, what’s one piece of advice you’d give a future bride for the day before the wedding?

Homes in Pantones – The Pink Edition

Homes in Pantones with Wayfair on Squirrelly Minds - The Pink Edition
Photography by Clive Tompsett

Homes in Pantones with Wayfair on Squirrelly Minds - The Pink Edition

Wall – Pantone I69 U

Furniture
Leather Couch / Wooden Coffee Table / Arm Chair / End Table / Floor Lamp

Pillows & Throws
Purple Floor Pillow / Pink Floor Pillow / Yellow Pillows / Pink Feather Pillows / Orange Wool Pillow / Yellow and Grey Chevron Pillow / Tan Woven Throw / Grey Surya Tobias Throw

Accessories
Braided Rug / FlowerFloor Urn / Glass Vase / White Tea Pot / White Tea Cup / Letter Wall Art / Flower Painting / Hourglass


Hello! My dears you have stumbled upon a new monthly series I’m very excited about called
Homes in Pantones

Once a month I will feature a room painted in a beautiful colour and match it to its pantone. I then mimic the room with similar objects so you can get the same look in your home.
I’m so excited to have Wayfair as a sponsor for this first post of the Homes in Pantones series! Wayfair says they have ‘a zillion things home’ and let me tell you, they really really do. It was so easy to look through the site and find items I loved that matched this room.

Homes in Pantones with Wayfair on Squirrelly Minds - The Pink Edition
It’s hard to choose but I have to say my favourites are the Wooden Coffee Table and Grey Surya Tobias Throw. To be honest, I can’t stand my Ikea coffee table (that Ryan loves…*ahem*) and am lusting after this one. I love the clean lines and beautiful wood grain. And that grey throw? I want nothing more than to curl up in it with a good book.

Which item would you love to see in your hypothetical pink room?
(and if you actually have a pink room I’m a tad jealous of you)

This post is sponsored by

Our Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

You guys! Our wedding pictures are featured!
Despite getting married over 6 months ago now I’ve only been able to show you snippets of our wedding here and there. We had to wait until a wedding site accepted and posted our wedding photos. That wedding site is Style Me Pretty and that day is today! I am beyond thrilled.
Here are a few of my favourites, with the rest at Style Me Pretty.

Our Wedding - Ryan + Tanya | Squirrelly Minds / Ameris Photography

Our Wedding - Ryan + Tanya | Squirrelly Minds / Ameris Photography

Our Wedding - Ryan + Tanya | Squirrelly Minds / Ameris Photography

Our Wedding - Ryan + Tanya | Squirrelly Minds / Ameris Photography

Our Wedding - Ryan + Tanya | Squirrelly Minds / Ameris Photography
Photography by Ameris

Hope over to see more photos from our incredible day, and come back on Wednesday for my thoughts on getting ready for the day.

And in case you think our wedding is too ugly/boring/blah to spend any more time looking at, first I will just go have a little cry, and second I will grace your eyes with this collection of some of my favourite weddings featured on SMP

Pineridge Hollow Wedding by Rebecca Croft Photographer
Pineridge Hollow Wedding by Rebecca Croft Photographer
Pineridge Hollow Wedding by Rebecca Croft Photographer
Santa Margarita Ranch Wedding by April Flowers
Pineridge Hollow Wedding by Rebecca Croft Photographer
Surprise New Year’s Eve Wedding by Lovely Little Details
Pineridge Hollow Wedding by Rebecca Croft Photographer
Minnesota Wedding from Rocket Science Weddings & Events

Hooray weddings!

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