December 4, 2014

It's been a while

Well well well, what do we have here? Me coming to dust off my blog. Apparently when you get married, you get really busy all of a sudden. Also, when you decide to make wood signs for people, you get even more busy. Wood signs? Whhhat? You read right. It all started when Jason made me this chalkboard: 

This beauty of a thing Jason made all on his own! Well, the frame was already made, but he made the actual chalk board part as a surprise! When he made that, we thought "hey... maybe we could actually make this a thing and make chalk boards and sell them and be rich and famous!!"

So we made a few chalk boards and I put them on the ol' facebook. {Jason really does call facebook THE facebook. Kind of like how my dad says spongeBOB, like as two separate syllables} 

I made an instagram page for them and decided to call the mini-business Framed. Cause the chalk boards would be in frames and I wanted to try to be all trendy n stuff. Anyways, I decided to let pinterest run my life and got myself a new idea! Wood signs! Some lady posted a sign that she made and how she did it and I decided that I wanted a sign and I wanted to have a cute house with a cute sign.

Long story short, I made a wood sign and decided to put it on the Framed instagram page just to see if it would be popular. Then, I posted it on a couple facebook pages and it blew up! I started getting like 2-4 orders a day! It was the hugest blessing EVER and I don't know why I'm blogging instead of catching up on sign making...

Anyways, that is the story of Framed. And I wanted to blog. And signs are my life right now so that's why this topic was chosen. If you'd like to see what the fuss is all about, click here or check out the instagram page @frameddecor. 

Here's some of the signs we've been doing lately:

September 22, 2014

officially a Shiflet

Guys. I am officially a Shiflet! I always hear of people who wait 2+ years to change their last name and I didn't wanna wait soooo I went ahead and did it as soon as I could :) (ps waiting a long time isn't a bad thing, I just decided to get the process done so I wouldn't run into any problems in the future with having 2 maybe last names)  It just takes a lot of pointless waiting in pointless places so that a rep can take 2 minutes to legally change your last name. 

So Arizona decided to change their license design. Just gotta say, whoever designed it clearly has no taste. Because they are pretty ugly. That above isn't the design, it's my copy until mine comes in the mail in like 2 weeks. But trust me, the new design ain't pretty. The plus side is that Arizona licenses still don't expire for like 100 years after you get them in the first place :)

Anyways, that's pretty much the highlight of the day! Cause I'm official!!

the shiflets

September 14, 2014

1.5 months in & some wedding pictures

We got our wedding pictures back last week!! I checked the mail every single day since our photographer told us he was sending them out on a thumb drive. I love them all! Jason and I are really happy with them and we are soooooo glad Tyson (photographer) got some really good candid shots of the people we love most! 

We are 1.5 months into this whole marriage thingy and it's pretty much the greatest. Obviously I have my share of melt downs (because I'm new to this and cause I'm a girl) but those are nothing compared to the happiness Jason brings into my life. I know people ALWAYS say this but honestly, I really don't know what the heck I would do without Jason! What did I do without Jason? Besides watch mary-kate & ashley movies all the time.... who even knows!!

Anyways, it's still weird to be like WE are MARRIED! Us! to EACH OTHER! weird in a good way haha. I love it a whole lot. It's the coolest. And the advice I have to anyone who isn't married (i'm no pro but this is good advice I promise) is never ever settle for anyone but the best. Cause you really will know (or have a pretty good hunch) that he's the one when he really is the one. Heavenly Father wouldn't have it any other way.

Also, a HUGE thank you to alll the wonderful people who helped, especially for both mine and Jason's parents. Literally couldn't have done it without all of the people who helped decorate, make food, come to all the wedding stuff, etc. THANK YOU. You all know who you are and we love you guys SOO MUCH!

K, enough words, onto the pictures :) We got a lot back but here are some favorites:

this one makes me melt every time I see it ^^^^^^

seeing my dress for the first time everrrrr ^^^

my face is the same in these two pictures haha

one of Jason's favorite pictures ^^^

trying to re-create the picture we took like this at Chris's wedding :)

our guest book

this baby is A MODEL. and this picture is one of my favorites. Both their tongues are sticking out and they're both the cutest humans in this world.

if you need an amazing cake maker, lemme know because Terri (who made ours, obviouslyyy) is the BEST!

first dance to Taylor Swift's Crazier :)

surprised dad with a beatles song he LOVES. needless to say, we both cried.

when J and I looked at this one, we thought it was funny I used 2 hands to shove cake into his mouth. 

pictures taken by tyson french photography  flowers by Ellen Cake by Terri Stump (email for information) Dress by Maurine Huston (email for information) Decorations by Shabby Chic Weddings

one more of this cutie. seriously please bless our kids are half as cute as my nieces & nephews.

Thanks for looking at alllll those pictures (if you made it this far) :)
All of our wedding pictures can be found here

Anyways, we are still alive and we love each other a bunch and life is real good.

the shiflets