Show & Tell for July 03, 2015

It’s finally Friday! This week has been a bit weird with the Canada Day holiday falling on a Wednesday. It’s been pretty slow overall and I feel like I got a lot accomplished.

I’m looking forward to the end of the day and having a nice, hot summer weekend on the way. I’ve got some blog redesigning that I want to try out, some wedding prep to do and a house full of stuff to pare down. I’m going to try to do a bit of gardening as well. My Mugga gave me garden tools at my shower last weekend and I’m determined to change the colour of my thumb to green!

I’ve got a short and fun Show & Tell this week. So if you’re stuck at work or even sitting outside at the cottage, there’s something for you!


Free DIY Wedding Invitation Templates

For our wedding I really want to do as much of it myself as possible. I’ve spent the past two months creating, editing and trying out various invitation templates and last night finally made my decision and finished ours.

In my search for the perfect design, I came across some really great templates and wanted to share my favourites of the DIY Wedding Templates that I found. Some of the sites have other printable like placecards, RSVP’s and wedding programs.


A Handcrafted Wedding has a bunch of different templates, bundles as well as free printables. These were almost my invitations.

Download and Print’s Freebie: Amber Invitation & RSVP in Seersucker Blue are one of many free templates on the site. They also have full wedding printable bundles for sale.  (We went with a template from this site!)

Tiny Sidekick shared her custom Wedding invites which include details, directions & a cute mad-libs RSVP card

 Wedding Chicks has over 20 free Wedding Invitation bundles, including this hearts and polka dots version and you can customize to match your colours.

Mrs Fancee shares her Lace Doily Invitation Suite

I love these Delicate Floral Wedding Invitation from The Budget Savvy Bride. Perfect for a summer wedding!

Tying the Knot template by Smitten On Paper is a ‘save the date’ card but would work well as a simple invite

This super cute love birds template is courtesy of Boho Weddings. I love the kitschy retro look!

Printable Invitation Kits has some really unique invitations from cartoony to these Art Deco Gatsby Inspired invitations

You have to check out Bridal Musings 16 Goregous (and free) printables for your wedding. I love the Bridge & Groom signs.

And also check out Intimate Wedding’s 25 Free Wedding Printables for a bunch more.




Happy Canada Day!

Today is Canada’s 148th birthday. It was a little weird to have a Wednesday off but was a nice little break in the middle of the week.

We spent the day tying up the loose ends for our wedding. I’m getting really excited for it and all we have left to do is get rings and a few DIY details for the day of.

Jason made homemade pasta sauce and lasagna for dinner, we polished off a bottle of Wisers Small Batch and are heading down to the fireworks now. All in all a pretty successful day!

Hope you had a great Canada Day!




Where Are You Now

This is usually everything I dislike about music. But all of this works and I love it.



Ontario Southwest City Fare tomorrow!

Can’t wait for the Ontario Southwest City Fare tomorrow with Jason​, Kristin​ & Doug​. There are two sessions (2pm-5pm or 7pm-10pm) and it’s this Saturday, May 30th at Artscape Wychwood Barns , 601 Christie Street, Toronto M6G4C7.

If you like wine, beer, cider and culinary adventures and want to attend I’ve got a 40% discount for you!

Tickets can be purchased HERE and use the promotional code: OSWCityFare

See you there!