Instagram Re-Cap | October

Hope everyone had a fun Halloween. :) The month of October for us was nothing short of crazy. We have been working so much on the house and really didn't have a lot of time for fun things, so I apologize in advance if this post is a little lack-luster.  

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1.  We FINALLY finished landscaping our backyard (with roses, camellias, and hydrangea of course). It has taken literally two years to accomplish this beast, but it looks so much better and the hard work was worth it. :) I can't wait to see what the backyard looks like next summer!

2. Lola went to visit our favorite groomer, James, to get her summer 'do.

3. It was a happy day in the Burns household since (after two years) we finally have in-house laundry! For those who feel like laundry is their least favorite thing to do in the world, try going to the laundromat every week. You will quickly change your mind. :) 

4. Amidst the craze, we did manage to squeeze in a few "wine on the front porch" evenings in this gorgeous autumn weather.  

5. Thankful to have so many thoughtful people in my life. 

6. A visit to High Point Market! Isn't this painting lovely? 

 

Hope October was a great month for you all as well! Can't wait to see what November brings!  (Follow me on Instagram if you wish! @loveydoveydarling)

DIY | Prinstagram

I think one of the best features of Instagram nowadays is it's application to weddings - but, I will admit, I am slightly biased! Back in the day (even the mere two years ago when I got married), you waited week upon agonizing week to get those precious photos back from your photographer. You were lucky to see a sneak peek blog post or quick snapshot from a friend. Now, all you need is a clever #hashtag and your friends' cell phones to create a real time photo gallery that is great fun going through the day after.

So, you have all of these amazing photos captured by your nearest and dearest. Now what? I stumbled upon the website Printstagram that offers a variety of Instagram wedding fun! Here are a few ways you can incorporate these products into your wedding. 

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Calender 
Perfect for your desk or as a gift for your parents, it would be so fun to see a different picture of the big day every day!

Prints & Posters
To me, those stuffy formal wedding portraits of the bride and groom are a little outdated. Personally, I don't want a giant canvas of myself staring back at me all the time. I would much rather see a giant collage of my friends and family dancing up a storm and crying through thoughtful toasts.

 Minibooks
These itty bitty books make great gifts for the in-laws and are the perfect size for your coffee table!

Stickers
The stickers are my favorite! Use them on the back of thank you note envelopes for a fun reminder of the good times had. Or, use your engagement photos on Instagram to create stickers to include with your save the dates. Guests can mark their calenders of the big day with a cute picture of you and your beau.