Thursday, June 24, 2010

Nonpareil Magazine

If you haven't heard about it, Nonpareil is an online magazine resulting from a collaboration between Maddy Hague of the Inspired Bride and Kristen Magee of Paper Crave, which just happens to be two of my everyday blog reads. Both of their sites are wonderful wedding resources in their own right, which just makes their collaborative efforts that much better!

Nonpareil is chock full of gorgeous photos, DIY projects and inspirations that are sure to spark up your creativity. I really wish it was around last year when I was planning our wedding! ::Le sigh:: So if you haven't already, check out Nonpareil Mag. You're sure to be smitten like I am!

Saturday, June 19, 2010


I miss you. Every day.
Happy Father's Day

your little girl ♥

Friday, June 18, 2010

Crafty Friday-DIY Fabric Tape

This is a new thing I'm trying to keep up with. Crafty Friday posts will consist of DIY that I've tried myself or that I've come across to help spark up some craftiness for you. I can't guarantee that I'll post *every* Friday, but I will do my best to at least post once a month. So here's the first of [hopefully] many Crafty Fridays!
If you're a crafter like me, then you probably have tons and tons of scrap fabric handy. Why not turn it into some fabric tape? It's so super duper easy that you'll have rolls upon rolls of fabric tape in no time!

What you'll need:
- Scrap fabric
- Scissors
- Sticker Maker (I have a Xyron 250)
I bought this Xyron 250 last year when I was creating our wedding invitation. It was around $20 at Michael's, but you can pretty much find it at any craft store--even WalMart! In fact, the refill cartridge is actually cheaper at WalMart.
Basically, you just cut your fabric into strips. Make sure the strips are not wider than what your sticker machine can fit. The 250 can fit up to 2.5" wide comfortably. Once you've cut your fabric strips, just feed it through the sticker machine, pattern side up.
The sticker machine does all the work. It rolls out with the adhesive on the back and onto a wax paper backing.You're ready to go! You can use it as tape to give your gift wrapped packages a little something extra or you can cut them into shapes and use it as fabric stickers!
Here are a couple of links to other variations of this project:
Fabric Paper Tape Tutorial from Annekata
DIY Fabric Tape and Stickers Tutorial from Natalie Jost

Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Just about a month until our anniversary trip to Anaheim and the hubs is already to eat! Namely Hawaiian restaurants. Here's what he found:
See the green arrow? That's where we're staying. [Right down the street from Disneyland, btw ;-)] The other arrows are all of the Hawaiian restaurants that are nearby. It's the closest thing we're going to get to HI without crippling our budget. (HI was our first choice of anniversarymoon trip locations, obvi...) So, since we're saving on Disneyland & California Adventure admission, we're probably going to feast on Hawaiian barbecue joints... like every day we're there. =) The hubs is pretty stoked. He's been craving loco moco for forever now. Just another reason to get excited!

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Translation: Anniversarymoon (in a Filipino accent)

That's right, folks! It's almost the first anniversary of the best day ever(!!) and the Weas are off on a trip! Since we never got to go on a honeymoon, the hubs was determined to go somewhere for our anniversary. So we have dubbed our upcoming trip, our anniversarymoon. "Wea" are off to..... [insert drumroll here]....



We're off for 4 fun-filled days to Anaheim. Neither one of us has ever been there, but we're both pretty excited! Namely because the hubs can get us in free here:
Disneyland (source)

And here:
Disney's California Adventure (source)

We're both so excited! It's going to be an awesome celebration!

PS: If you don't know the story behind the best day ever, you can read all about it here:
Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Typography and Music

Two of my favorites combined into one courtesy of Mico Toledo. He's a designer who combined his love for music and typography and created a project called Music Philosophy. It's a weekly graphic/typographic interpretation of philosophical song quotes, which he makes available for viewing and download on the site. Here are a few of my faves:
Check out more designs at Music Philosophy! Some of the designs can even be purchased as t-shirts from Skreened! Go forth!

(*via Paper Tastebuds)