Wedding: Milk Glass & Moss

So I don’t really plan on doing a lot of flowers at our wedding, for two reasons. One they are expensive when they are done nicely, and Two they aren’t very… To cut hundreds of flowers that you really only use for a day, maybe a week before they die seems so pointless. Just too much waste.  So I’m looking into alternative options for this. I’m not totally sure what I’m doing for my bridesmaids, but I’m thinking small potted succulents that they can then take home. I do think I will have one special bouquet made for myself, but thats about it. There are a million alternatives to boutonnieres that have nothing to do with flowers that I think I will try.

For our “decorative flowers” I have decided to do moss! That way we can keep them or give them away, and they will last for as long as you take care of them. much nicer. I know you can buy moss online at a number of places:

-April’s Flowers

-The Moss Boss

-Moss Acres

-Miss Mossy

Along with moss I am planning to do succulents! I love them, they are so fat a juicy and green, perfect for what I’m going for. The plan is to do little moss and succulent arrangements in Milk Glass or faux Milk Glass containers all around. I can’t remember where I first saw this idea, but I LOVE it! My mom and I have been hunting high and low at Goodwill and store like that for cheap Milk Glass containers. I think together we have close to 25! I try to spend less than $5 per container. Here are some great photos to show you the idea more:

Making Reusable Snack Bags

I posted a while ago about trying to reduce how many grocery bags, plastic bags, foil, etc and some option for purchasing reusable snack bags.  I actually did buy these reusable produce shopping bags last week, I cant wait to get them! Anyways I told myself I could make my own sandwich/snack bags, and today with a little extra spare time I actually went to Joann’s to get supplies.

I asked the woman at Joann’s what I should use to line the inside of my bags to make them washable, or at least wipe-down-able. She suggested either buying sheet plastic (that you can sew) or THE BEST THING EVER Iron on Vinyl! It’s perfect! Makes sewing so easy!

There are a number of tutorials that you can follow to make them, just google Reusable Snack Bag Tutorial and pick one…lol! I on the other hand am annoyed by following a tutorial. I hate all the pinning and measuring and what nots. I’m a lazy sewer…lol! SO I just sort of made up my own way. I bought zippers to use, but after watching a few you tube videos about zippers, I went to Velcro. Yup lazy.

Here is how I made mine:

STEP ONE: Take a large enough piece of fabric to make both sides of your snack bag (measure a regular ziplock bag + 1/4 inch if you want something to go off of) then cut your vinyl the same size and iron it on the backside of your fabric (per package instructions).

STEP TWO: After the entire back of the fabric is vinyl, cut two squares. One should be about an 1 1/2″ longer than the other (for your fold over flap. Fold over all the edges a little bit and iron them down (note iron them with the vinyl facing downward so you don’t melt the vinyl onto the iron).

STEP THREE: Sew all the ironed down edges on both squares.

STEP FOUR: Measure your velcro to the length of the opening of your bag. Line up your two squares and fold over your flap to place the velcro properly.

STEP FIVE: Sew on one side of your vinyl to the flap, and one side onto the front of the bag.

STEP SIX: Line each square up again and verify that your flap and velcro line up. Pin around the edges.

STEP SEVEN: Sew all three edges.


I haven’t washed in yet in the washing machine, but the Vinyl says it can be machine washed and line dried.  I will attempt this later today. You can turn it inside out and wipe it down with a sponge. They can also be ironed.

If you size it right it should fit a whole sandwich, and snacks like almonds and trail mix. I’m gonna make a bunch of these with all the extra fabric scraps I have. Very pleasing.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Mr. Gaunt, Dominique and I all went to the big St. Patty’s Day parade in Denver yesterday. The weather was freaking GORGEOUS, I was pretending it was summer. We had lots of fun drink (Bloody Marry’s, Irish Coffee, Screw Drivers, White Russian Slurpees) and I took pictures of all the cute dogs there….lol! In the end we decided that the SPD Parade should really not be a place for 1. Dogs 2.Babies/Strollers 3. Pregnant Women. It was crazy crowded, but overall a splendid time. Downtown Denver has a pretty sweet Bar Lineup so its fun to spend some time down there.

Green Eyeliner and Shamrocks were painted on in the car.

An Irish Pub

Dominique and I. First Cocktails before noon.

Cute Pups Galore!

Green Abe

Roof Top Bars are sweet

Roller Girls

Alcoholic Slurpees!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!