This weekend was very low-key. I wasn't feeling too great so I got some R&R. I barely left the apartment except for the grocery store and Mass, but I definitely kept busy online. I seriously think I was on my computer all weekend.
Of course I was looking at wedding stuff, which was mostly vendor research and assessing venue pros and cons. However, when that overwhelmed me I looked at dresses and Pinterest. That's always soothing and definitely fun.
Finally, I updated my blog! It's not a huge revamp, but was a necessary face lift. It took a lot of Googling, but I'm happy with the result. I also dropped the .blogspot.com portion of the site. The title is long enough, so why add the extra characters?
So yeah, this was a quick update! How was your weekend? Did you go out and do anything crazy?
I'm hoping that I can get a little help with my blog from the community.
As you can see, I've changed a few things. I now have a clean, white background, updated my picture and about me, and added the pages nav bar under the header.
Here's my problem: the pages at the top are the blog's font.
I created cute buttons on picmonkey and uploaded them to photobucket so I have the direct and html links.
Here are two of them:
I'd love for those to replace what is currently there right now. All of my Googling is leaving me very frustrated and empty-handed. Do any of you know what to do?
I am proud of myself for what I've done so far (centering the page tabs and the borders, creating the images, etc.), but I think these images linking to the pages would add so much more to my blog. I'm so annoyed I can't figure it out on my own!
Please let me know what you think! If it's a huge ask I will compensate you for your efforts.
[Editor's Note: I FINALLY got it!!! I started with this tutorial and then figured out the rest with trial and error. Here's a hint if you try to figure this out for yourself: if the images don't link correctly, just go to: Layout > Edit your html gadget > Click on "Rich Text" to view the images > click on the image > click the hyperlink button > link to the correct page]
This past weekend was a whirlwind of planning. Andrew and I drove to my hometown for a jam-packed venue shopathon. I am not exaggerating when I say that we seriously had a blast touring the facilities with my parents!
On Saturday we went to six different venues. We fell in love, like, and almost-loathe for the different spaces. We stopped by another on Sunday and kept researching to ensure we weren't missing anything.
We went to two more on Monday in Columbus on our drive back to Chicago.
Needless to say, my fiance and parents are amazing. We really did have a ton of fun!
We are going to get married at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Lancaster, Ohio. I went to school at St. Mary, attended Mass, was an altar server, and musician at this church growing up. In fact, my trips home don't feel quite complete until we go to church!
As of right now we have three venues in the running. All of them are completely different from each other and have their own pros and cons. All meet my dream in one way or another of being classic and whimsical. Who knows if we pick any other venues for the list, but time will tell! Numbers 2 and 3 were not on our list before this weekend!