Hello! I'm Suzannah, a serious DIYer. Follow along with my DIY fixer upper house renovations, sewing and crafty projects, real food recipes, and de-stressing goals.
I co-host the Your Home Story podcast and believe you can love your home just the way it is, AND have the power to design and make big changes to make it better.
I'm also the author of DIY Wardrobe Makeovers!
Mom to Otto born April 2018 and Lucy born August 2020!

Sending out save-the-dates

It's finally feeling so real!
We have been engaged for what feels like forever, but this weekend Jason and I addressed and mailed almost all our save-the-dates (still need a few addresses...).  It was fun to have a little assembly line--I addressed, he stamped, stuck with return sticker, and sealed.  We ordered our save the dates, invitations, RSVP cards, enclosure cards, and thank yous all online and they look even better in person than they did on the website.  I am pretty happy with them.  I couldn't find the perfect style to echo our wedding theme, but these work pretty well! Jason, like most fiancés, I assume, isn't too set on most of the details, but he did really want to do save the date magnets like some of the ones we've received before.  So that limited our invitation suite choices, also.  But it's very cool to have all the stationary for the wedding match!

We sat on the living room floor watching a Christmas movie and going through our moms' address books...
The box was super heavy with those magnets in it...
I used my cutting board as a surface!  Here's basically what the magnets look like, and can you see the cute matching return address sticker on the envelope?
I wanted to send out the save the dates in place of a holiday card, so I wanted to get them out before Christmas.  Even though the wedding's not till early August!  Also, don't people generally make their vacation plans for the year around the holidays and New Year's?

Of course we didn't have to do save the dates at all, I suppose, but Jason was really excited for the magnets.  And I guess we'll send out our invites... what, sometime in June?


  1. that's adorable - congratulations!! <3

  2. Congratulations! Good to get the excitement started!

  3. I love your engagement photo and the matching return address sticker! It's good to get the excitement stirring for the holidays and remind people to save your date before they make any summer vacation plans.

  4. I love the picture you chose! It was one of my favorites. :)

  5. Save the date is always good. Nowdays life is busy, you need a reminder.

    I wish you both a Merry Christmas!

  6. Those are great! I can't wait to see what else you come up with for your wedding!




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