Life is interconnected and so are the topics on this blog. It might be cooking and gardening one day, yoga the next, knitting and sewing, or hiking and then bird watching followed by recycling or composting. They are the parts that bring humble joy to my life of voluntary simplicity in Montana.
We made wedding invitations last weekend--Matt, my mom, his mom, and myself.
They look great. They're simple, natural, and, well, look like us. Sharon was the mastermind behind the design, but Matt and I helped.
With the four of us--and help from some pretty remarkable crafting gadgets--we managed to make them up pretty quickly.
And it was a really fun family activity. My sister and niece also helped a bit in the way of offering fingers to hold down ribbons while we tied small knots while my mom took a break for lunch.
I am enjoying the sort of homespun feeling I've got about our wedding plans. I'm wearing my mother's wedding dress. We're making our own cake--and likely most of the food. The DJ is a friend of the family. The wedding party is our brothers and sisters. The center pieces are handmade. We're getting married outside under the (hopefully) blue Montana sky. Its good. I like it.
And now we are one more step closer to the big day.