Thursday, July 30, 2015

Thank you cards!

Life post wedding was exhausting and extremely stressful at work. So I have been late-coming with the thank you cards.

I am not good at writing or talking to people. So instead of having to write the same generic BS message over and over again I decided to take a different approach with the cards. I bought a few quick pretty packs of thank-you cards from amazon, then wrote a quick "Thank you! Love Ana + Jacob" in them. The meat of the card was each one has a picture in it of us (or the puppies) using the items that people gave us. Quick, painless and very personalized!

Pictured above going clockwise: J and I hiding in the garden wearing the two hanging planters as hats. J wielding the sashimi knife and cutting board while I readied for attack with my chopstick claws. Shots! And wooza, this one took a few tries because we accidentally kept standing in front of the shotglass display case (which was the present) and/or apparently J and I make really weird faces when taking a shot. And we wanted to be genuine. Took. A. Shot. Every. Time. Then a cool down after on the porch with margarita glasses (with J's amazing recipe). Needless to say, we were not very productive that night. 

Some other fun photos we took:

Zelda and Link amiibos which were our cake toppers.

Actually baking a roast beef! 
Sadly it was thrown away, due to J's cooking skills being on par with Bender's

This went to the wonderful people who gave us Target giftcards.

And this to the wonderful people who gave us cash. The dogs were really confused why I kept spewing Monopoly money at them. They were heavily rewarded with doggy bacon & peanut butter for their services. 

Kaikala shares my love of Alton Brown.

And of course what everyone needs after an incredibly stressful four months..

Saturday, July 4, 2015

My Absurdly Nerdy Wedding

After trapping J in a 30-year-mortgage and being all but married in name, I decided it was time that I make a proper woman out of me and get properly wedded.

The Wedding!

I find that emotions in public to be incredibly distasteful. So for the actual ceremony we did a nice tiny judge ceremony at the local courthouse, with our mothers as our witnesses. My mom, who is a marvelous seamstress, made my dress!

Here are the rings!

The Reception!


I went nuts and made my own centerpieces. Each one being based on a videogame / boardgame that we love. I made a separate post for each one so here are a bunch of links.

Other decor!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Rainbow Hair

Here is my hair coloring that I did for both my wedding and my reception: Rainbow!

Action shot!

 Front and back! I keep forgetting to smile :(

I had finally achieved a bunch of yellow on the bottom! So I halved it and added some orange! I also really do not know how to smile. I am super happy about my hair! I swear!