Etsy Round-up: Wedding Cake Toppers

from the desk of: Veronica

Are you deep in the process of planning a wedding? Know someone who is? Love to look at wedding stuff even though you don’t have a wedding to plan? Love etsy as much as I do? Then this is the post for you!

Below are my favorite cake topper finds.

Wedding Cake Topper Monogram Mr and Mrs Topper Heart Design with YOUR Last Name

Custom Last Name Topper, $30, ThePinkOwlGifts

Lots of great fonts available!

All You Need is Love, $28.95, MissSarahCake

I couldn’t resist adding this one, since I walked down the aisle to this song. She also has other fun sayings, like “Eat Me” (for an Alice in Wonderland wedding?) and “It’s a nice day for a white wedding.”

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Cat cake topper, $60, JasminBlancBoutique

When the catlady finds her catman, it’s a beautiful day, indeed.

Custom Wedding Cake Topper Personalized with YOUR Silhouette

Custom cake topper personalized with YOUR silhouette, $60, Silhouetteweddings

I learned two things by visiting this shop: 1) I never would have been able to chose a pose/design from all those listed, 2) I don’t know how to spell silhouette.

Rustic Wedding Cake Topper - Any Two Vine Letters with Ampersand

Rustic wedding cake topper, $62, AprilHilerDesigns

If you’re getting married in a barn and your cake topper doesn’t look like this, I don’t know about you.

Just Married Wedding Cake Topper Banner with Custom Color Glittered Hearts, bakers banner

Just Married banner with custom colored glitter hearts, $25, TheGlitteredBarn

These banners are very on-trend. If you’re a banner gal, this shop looks like the place to be.

Bird Wedding cake toppers in robins egg blue  love birds in a wedding dance

Blue love birds in a wedding dance, $39, Claylicious

Love birds. LOVE BIRDS!

Best Day Ever Wedding Cake Topper - Gold

Best day ever wedding cake topper, $35, betteroffwed

I feel like this is a good way to end the post, since I saw this one and actually teared up. It really WAS the best day ever!

Excuse me while I go sniffle into my cup of coffee. Happy Wedding shopping!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), and on TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest. Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

Your Mindfreak for the Day

from the desk of: Veronica

One of my favorite things about the Internet might be the fact that it allows you to stumble upon things that blow your mind every day. Like, remember that video of the world’s biggest ant colony that floated around the Internet a few months ago? You don’t? Oh, for cripes sake, just click HERE and watch it. I’ll wait.

Now, if only it were a Monday, I could have titled this “Mindfreak Monday.” Hmmm, maybe if I just add a little footnote. Here:

“Mindfreak Monday*”

*Now available on Thursday

Perfect.

One of my favorite flavors of mindfreak is the type of thing that you could integrate into your life to make it easier. I have one of those for you today. If you were lucky enough to already know this, I salute your parents or teachers. I, on the other hand, had never witnessed this before and am determined to remember it.

After all that build up, here it is: Mayan Multiplication

Don’t worry, I’m here to pick up the pieces of your blown mind (figuratively speaking).

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), on TwitterInstagram, (and Pinterest!). Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

Five Wedding Pinterest Accounts I Love

from the desk of: Veronica

You already know we love Pinterest up in here, so today I thought I’d share five Wedding Pinterest accounts I love. All with thousands of pins, great ideas, and overflowing with inspiration. Click over and enjoy!

Junebug Weddings

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Bridal Musings

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Southern Weddings Magazine

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Colin Cowie Weddings

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Martha Stewart Weddings Magazine

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You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), on TwitterInstagram, (and Pinterest!). Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.

Resolutions Versus Goal-Setting

From the desk of: Veronica

I need to talk to you about New Year’s resolutions for a minute.

Yes. I know I am about a week late for New Year talk, but last week on was on my deathbed … not that any of you asked. Luckily Amanda saw me crying about it on facebook and told me to take a day off. At least someone cares. And it was my WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. Geez.

Anyway, I had no brain power to talk about New Year’s resolutions last week, but this week I need to admit something.

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, and I am not ashamed in the least.

I used to make resolutions, but I only got disappointed year after year. I would make carefully constructed resolutions, usually regarding eating and exercising habits, and by February I would be so mad at myself for not being perfect that I would give up and decide to scrap the whole thing.

Either that, or I would make a list of a few things I wanted to change about myself, but they were very large and abstract. For example, I would say I want to be kinder, a harder worker, and more generous. But how does one measure such things? If I checked in once a month, what specific things would “prove” I had improved these character traits? This system also set me up for disappointment and I would throw in the towel within the month.

This year, I decided I want to try to start fresh on New Year’s, but instead of making resolutions, I want to get back to my list-making habit. In essence, I want to start setting goals and meeting them.

Back when I had two or more jobs outside the home at a time, I had so many lists you wouldn’t believe it: Things That MUST Be Accomplished Today, Things That Would Be Great to Also Accomplish Today, Things to Do This Week, Things to Do This Month, Long-term Work Goals, Long-term Organization Goals, Long-term Home Improvement Goals, etc. etc. etc. When I had my second daughter at the same time I was moving across the state, my world turned upside down a bit and I just did what I had to do to get by every day.

Now that I spend most of my day taking care of my girls and I have to squeeze in my telecommuting job and freelance work when they are sleeping, I am a bit adrift. I need my lists. If I have a list of twenty things I want to get done hanging on my fridge, I am likely to get them done lickety-split instead of going to bed every night and thinking about all the things I should have done.

I already have three lists on the fridge: Accomplish This Week, Easy Home Improvement, Long-term Home Improvement. I am chugging along on my lists, and I feel accomplished. When I feel accomplished I feel happier and calmer, and I am a gentler parent and more present spouse.

BOOM. Those are all things I could have made resolutions to change, but I just would have said “I want to be happier, calmer, a gentler parent, and a more present spouse” on New Year’s Day then beat myself up a few days later when I hadn’t made any discernable progress.

So, tell me – are you a resolutions person or not? What are you planning for the New Year?

And, of course, Happy New Year!

You can find Veronica at her blog, Veronica M.D. (no, she’s not a real doctor), on TwitterInstagram, (and Pinterest!). Feel free to stalk her. She encourages it.