Rustic chic bridal shower

This summer, I've had the privilege and honor to journey and stand beside one of my best friends as she married the man of her dreams.  Several weeks ago, we held her rustic chic bridal shower, and I thought I'd share a few (Pinterest inspired, naturally!) crafty photos.

pardon the blurring - invites made by yours truly.
the decor. mason jar glasses with straws flags. moss monogram. the food spread.
alcohol ink dyed jars. burlap runners. spray painted doilies. felt heart bookmarks as favors.

gladiolas. paper fan flowers. printables.
hostess with the most-ess gift to the bride, made by me!  ruffled apron. fancy dish gloves.  insulated casserole carrier.
three of the four corners of the square...and a baby bump!

And for the grand finale...a beautiful wedding this past wedding.  

don't mind any red eyes!

this wedding gift was a husband/wife team effort!  he assembled, I stained and painted.

We couldn't be happier for this beautiful, amazing couple! I'll be sharing this rustic chic bridal shower with some of my favorite crafty sites!



Foreground: Grass that benefits from sprinklers.  Background: Sad, dead grass that doesn't.

We're parched in these parts.  In the past four weeks, we've had 0.11 inches of rain.  Farmers are scrambling to irrigate, trying to salvage their crops.  In an effort to be a good Plant Mother, I brought our plants inside today, as it's supposed to hit 100 degrees.  We don't do triple digits that often here, but if we do reach 100 degrees, that will be the third time this July already. 

Our normally green, lush summer has turned brown and dead.  Times like this, we are glad to be renting and not dealing with watering our own grass every day!  In fact, if we were responsible, I might just let my grass die and spray paint it green ;)


First babies!

Summer always is always chaotic, and this one is shaping up to be no different.  Quite literally, I cannot believe that we are a third of the way through July.  Summer is practically over!  (Yes, I realize I'm being slightly dramatic).

My husband is into his second week of his ob/gyn rotation.  The first week was a bit disorganized, as he still had orientation/paperwork/scrub sessions on Monday and Tuesday, then was off for the Fourth of July (thank you for being in the middle of the week and prohibiting travel to the lake).  So he didn't have his real first day until Thursday....when he delivered his first baby!  He said he was grateful for his rubber shoes, and when asked what it was like, he said slimy ;)  Since then, he's done a second traditional delivery, and scrubbed in on three c-sections. 

Prior to starting year 3, we didn't realize that ob/gyn would be one of the most time consuming rotations.  A normal day for him will begin in the hospital at 5.30am with rounds, and end around 5.3opm after evening report.  Most of his days will be spent in the hospital, with a couple of afternoons a week being spent at the clinic.  He'll also have a few hours of lecture every week.  

Out of the eight weeks in ob/gyn, my husband has one week of night float (going into the hospital at 5pm, working all night, getting out around 7.30am) from Sunday night to Friday morning.  He'll also have in-hospital weekend call: one 24-hour shift from 7am on Saturday to 7am on Sunday, and one weekend that includes a Friday night call (5pm - 7am) and then Sunday day call (7am-5pm).   That Friday night call will probably be a real treat, considering he will work a normal day, starting at 5.30am on Friday and stay until 7am on Saturday.


In other news, rumor on the street is that many of my husband's classmates will be receiving their Step 1 scores tomorrow.  Is that true?  I have no idea...but if it is, we'll know around noon tomorrow!