Breathe + Break


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Last month I shared with you my Wedding Binder Breakdown… this month it might just be a mental breakdown!  Boy, how time does fly.  I was trucking along at such a good pace and somehow now I’m down to just over two months to go, with oh so much left to do.  Lesson Learned #24 — Breathe!  Amid the little (and supposedly simple) decisions of which paper to use for the invites, and what flowers to arrange in which vase, and what songs to play in which order… just breathe.

diy projects and experiments

Lately, I’ve been experimenting with a handful of DIY project ideas for our wedding decor.  Admittedly, the perfectionist in me isn’t thrilled over some of them just yet (eh em, see photos above) and so my projects are evolving as I go.  Lesson Learned #25 – Break.  This one’s tough for me; even though I’m not stressing out about these things (yet), I’m constantly thinking about them and so they seep into my dreams even.  Step back, take a break, and perhaps sip a glass of wine.

mordecai historic park

To help gather my thoughts, I walked over to our wedding venue (two blocks from home!) the other day to take some notes.  Of course, my notes translated into a handful of new projects for me.  Look at those doors just waiting for some exciting wedding decorations to adorn them!

So where are you with your planning?  Are you feeling the pressure of a wedding date right around the corner?  Swap some stories with me!

And, of course, check out my Pinterest board for other ideas and such!

sign off -- kristin



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6 Responses to “Breathe + Break”

  1. Monica

    I’ve got just over 5 months to go, and I’m constantly thinking about all my projects, too!


  2. Lori

    Only two months…wow! I can’t wait to see all of your projects come to life!


  3. Kristen

    Wow… mine’s on 9/15 as well. I’m definitely with you on the pressure. I’ve actually just taken a break for the week (excluding the weekend of course). Its crunch time and I’m making EVERYTHING for my wedding. Good luck to you! 2 months 17 days to go :)


    • Kristin D Strickland

      Oh, awesome! Good for you taking a little break. It’s tough to shut it off sometimes, especially now! Good luck to you as well. If you’re local and want to buddy up for a craft night, you just let me know :)


  4. Kristin D Strickland

    Thanks, girls for the comments! Lori, hopefully my projects DO come to life. Ha…they will. I’m going to have to turn into a little recluse up in my art room for the next couple of months though!

    Kristen, there are more… that place has so many cute little buildings. I love that it’s sort of like a small village.


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