Be Still My Heart

What is one to do when they can't sleep and it's 3:30 in the AM?  Pin, of course!  Especially right now as I gather ideas for the #dlpchairez wedding.  First up on my to do list, invitations.  I really wanted them done by last week and that clearly did not happen.  A DIY was the route I was hoping to take but they just weren't turning out quite as I'd hoped. There was some watercoloring going on, calligraphing and some doodling but nothing was looking like what I was invisioning in my head.  I know a DIY fail when I see one.
Well, anyways no DIY needed because I found these beauties on Etsy via Pinterest.  I am in LOVE.  This very morning I contacted JPstationery and they were super quick to respond.  Pamela has been oh-so-sweet and wonderfully helpful.  ind In 2 weeks we will have our wedding invitations.  Yay! I can't wait!!  Aren't they perfect?!   Invites - check!  Now I need to find some pretty stamps to go along with our lovely invites.  Any suggestions??  #82daystogo

Mama and Babe Craft Fiesta at Casa Artelexia

Sorry that I was MIA last week.  There was zero wedding planning going on as we prepped the shop for a Mama and Babe Crafting Fiesta by Sitting in a Tree. What a fiesta it was!  Here are just a few Insta pics from the Mamas that attended.


Case of the Mondays

This has been my case all morning.  I cannot seem to motivate and have a list a mile long that needs to be finished by today.  Snap out of it, Elexia!  What do you do when you get a case of the Mondays?


DIY Mini Tissue Paper Flowers

We are over here making millions of tissue paper flowers.  Okay, maybe not millions, but it sure does feel like it.  Volunteers have been stopping by all day long to help us with this fun little project.  All you need is tissue paper (or newspaper), scissors and ribbon.  Watch the video and follow along so you can make these at home!
String them together to make garland, add them to a gift to add some pizzaz, attach them to the back of a chair for some color or wear them in your hair!  The possibilities are endless… :)


Planning the Drink Menu

We are having lots of fun over here experimenting with potential drinks for the #Dlpchairez wedding. Being that it's Mexa themed, we know that the drink will definitely involve tequila and are all about throwing some Tajin in the mix, and of course needs to be ultra-tasty.  For this drink we just mixed fresh squeezed  limonada with Tajin, which is perfect for all ages and can quickly be made into a cocktail for adults with a splash (or two) of tequila.  These will be nice to have as the guests arrive before the backyard ceremony.  Refreshing and delicious!
Is it a sign?  I think so.  Love is in the air...  And my drink!
What else is on the drink menu?  We are super big fans of micheladas, margaritas and aguas frescas.   We'll offer savory variations of each since we are not sweet drinks kinda people.  As for name ideas? Well, let's just say a Michelada can easily be changed into a Miguelada.
Cucumber Cilantro Lemonade
Slushy Margarita
On the rocks
Clamato Michelada 
Tequila with a variety of seasonings for the rim 
Fresh limonada