BFF greeting card.

there are many, many miles between me + some of my closest friends. it may be a “part of growing up,” but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. although, I do love traveling to see them, the rendezvous must be much more strategic these days. taking into account vacation days, coordinating work + life schedules, travel logistics, and families. I miss the college days, we’d meet on a whim; whether it was to get ready + go out or stay in + drink wine.

I love snail mail. people don’t receive enough happy things in the mail [#bills]. I thought it’d be fun to create a greeting card for my friends afar. by going the DIY route, I can personalize the message + add a fun touch. so that is what I did ..

BFF greeting cards.

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

BFF greeting cards

I just designed the cards in a word document. I added a wine glass clip art. and for a subtle touch, I let the text go gradually from grey to black moving down the page. for the wine glass, I used mod podge, glitter, & a paint brush. I just filled in the “wine”.

BFF greeting cards

cheers! to pretending we’re drinking wine together right now.

be my bridesmaid.

wedding wednesday // LLinaBC.com

a pre-wedding discussion, [J] & I had shortly after our engagement was our wedding party. we initially spoke about not having one. we’ve both been in weddings before, and know it’s not just “yes, I’ll wear a fancy outfit & be there on your big day”. it’s requires a larger commitment; both financially + physically. and we were already asking a lot having our wedding out of the country.

“how about a small one?,” I later asked.

the friends who have been there for us through thick + thin. always. we agreed. and decided two each. and this is how I asked ..

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

custom champagne bottles + flutes and woven bracelets.

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

I even got my own custom champagne flute.

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

and our entire wedding party, in whiskey + champagne bottles .. :)

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

be my bridesmaid // LLinaBC.com

my bridesmaids [kristy + courtney] & my fiance.

I feel so blessed to have them both in my life. they’re gems + mean so much to me. I truly thought I’d have to beg them to pack their bags & come to the dominican republic with us. but they both said “yes” without hesitation. throughout our friendships, I’ve always been able to count on them ..and this time is no different.

never mind that they’re the two people in my life I know will tear up the dance floor with me. and make [J] & I’s “special day” even better.

I can’t freakin’ wait.

ps. happy wedding wednesday.

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#FEBphotoAday: day 21.

Feb. 21st: a fave photo of you.

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best friends. Iowa football tailgate. clearly having a {ball}.