iPhone pics

My iPhone pictures usually tell the story of what we’ve been up to recently, so here are some snapshots of our life from the past few weeks…PicMonkey Collage        playing with sidewalk chalk on a warm summer night  /  jack and avery pretending to run away (they look pretty happy about it)

PicMonkey Collage2trying on their fancy wedding clothes  /  then getting crazy and chasing each other around the housePicMonkey Collage3i had to change the skirt on violet’s flower girl dress because the one I ordered came in the wrong color and i love how it turned out  /  drippy ice cream cones from the cafe down the streetPicMonkey Collage4

high school friends at our annual pool party  /  my sister’s bachelorette party (karaoke anyone?)
PicMonkey Collage5hydrangeas i cut from a bush in the back yard for the wedding…they were gorgeous  /  my girlies at the weddingPicMonkey Collage6my j-man playing “crochet” at the wedding (more like whacking everything in sight with the mallet  /  getting an airplane ride from his favorite pilot (again with the hat)PicMonkey Collage7it’s a lego party  /  avery learning to trot at her riding lessonPicMonkey Collage8i couldn’t find an anchor shirt i liked, so i painted one (tutorial coming soon)  /  watercolor map of china (i’m obsessed with watercoloring these days)PicMonkey Collage9my baking helper (she really does help, surprisingly)  /  pull up a chair and check out the construction across the street

Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Savoring Summer

poole forge1 School is just around the corner (next Monday!), so we are soaking up as much of the laziness of summer as possible. Some days when there is bickering and boredom and the house is a wreck, I feel like I’m ready for school to start. And other days I really enjoy slow mornings and laid-back days. poole forge2 poole forge3 poole forge5 poole forge6We went creek walking with our friends at Poole Forge and had a picnic lunch. The perfect summer day.

Watercolor Wedding Invitation

One of the fun things I had a chance to do for my sister’s recent wedding was to design the invitations and thank-you cards. I’ve never created wedding invitations before, but I love a creative challenge and had such a good time coming up with the design. I would describe my sister’s style as simple, organic, classic and a good mix of old-fashioned and modern.invite5

I painted their names in watercolor, then scanned it into the computer and added the rest of the wording. I then printed the invitations on heavy watercolor paper. We bought the kraft envelopes from NerdyBirdyPaper on Etsyinvite4invite6invite3 I also created these “thank you” cards that were put at each place setting at the reception. The wording is based off this card that we found on Pinterest. I painted the “Thank you” with watercolor, then added the rest of the wording using Microsoft Publisher and printed them on watercolor paper like I did with the invitations.invite2Even after the wedding is over, I’m still looking at the pictures and remembering what a special day it was!

New Signs

I have a few new signs in the shop! sign at the end of the day1 sign at the end of the day2 You can find the sign above in the shop here.sign live with1 sign live with3 The “Great Expectation” sign was inspired by the verse in 1 Peter 1:3. It reminds me that no matter my circumstances, I have a Hope that will never be taken away! You can find the sign here.sign the lord is my light1 The sign above can be found in the shop here.

And below are a few custom signs that I’ve done recently.sign we believe2 sign little white house3As usual, all the signs are hand-painted and made from reclaimed barn wood that we find in our area of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Hubs and I have so much fun creating these pieces! My customers inspire me every day with their stories. I feel so humbled and blessed to do work that I absolutely love!

Giveaway Winner

We have a winner! The winner of the “Be Still” sign is…

Jennifer who said...”Love a chance to win. I am currently building a new home and would like to display one of your signs! My favorite is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18.”

Jennifer – please email us with your mailing address: aimeeweaverdesigns@gmail.com

Thank you all for entering the giveaway! It was so fun to hear which signs are your favorites!

My Sister’s Wedding {8.8.14}

My sister’s wedding was on Friday, and I can’t even tell you how perfect it was. The day was relaxed and laid-back, the weather was perfection, the bride was gorgeous. It was one of the most meaningful and special days I’ve experienced.

I was so proud of my sister. I’ve watched her grow up (I’m seven years older), taken care of her, and my heart was bursting with joy for her. Her new husband was the guy that I’ve been praying for her to marry for years, way before they started dating, which was exactly one year ago. 
wedding1 The ceremony and reception took place outdoors at the groom’s parents’ farm. These are some photos that my sister-in-law and I snapped throughout the day.wedding2 wedding9 wedding13 wedding15 wedding16wedding19 wedding20 wedding23 wedding27 wedding28 wedding29 Violet was the flower girl, and I have to say, I had no idea what kind of flower girl she would be. She is unpredictable and likes to do her own thing. She surprised me by walking down the aisle with the ring bearer and dropped her flower petals just like we practiced. But she got half-way down the aisle and noticed everyone looking at her. She turned to hubs and declared, “I’M TIRED!” and promptly sat down.

Here she is after the ceremony trying to pick up all the petals and put them back in her basket.wedding31 There were lawn games set up by the reception tent, which the kids loved. And the grown-ups as well.wedding32 wedding34My sisters-in-law filled a canoe with ice and drinks. It was so fun! And there was an ice cream truck for dessert. How cool is that??
wedding36 wedding38 wedding39 Sara wore the earrings that my husband gave me for my wedding, which was so special (something borrowed!). And my friend Clarita made the flower pin for her hair.wedding40 We attempted a family picture, but the kids weren’t exactly in the mood.wedding42 wedding43wedding44 My sisters-in-law Andrea and Heather, my sister Sara, and me. We discovered that all of us (except Sara) bought our dresses at Goodwill. Yes, I bought my bridesmaid dress at Goodwill. Would you expect anything else from me? I was a little bit embarrassed to admit that, but oh well. It was brand new, and I added the fabric flowers to the front of it to add some detail and make it more “me”.wedding46My dad’s old car looked amazing at the wedding.
wedding48 Some iPhone pictures…wedding1 Collage wedding2 Collage wedding3 CollageIt was such a memorable day, and I was honored to be a part of it! Yay for summer and weddings and love!

Bridal Shower

showerLast week we had a bridal shower for my sister who is getting married this Friday! It was such a fun night. We held it at my parents’ house and the weather was just perfect so we were able to use their pretty patio. shower12We kept things simple and easy with the food.shower0shower4 shower1Of course I had to paint a sign for her new house. The house is right next to a creek, so I made the sign for her front porch.shower9 Me, my sister, and my mom… shower13All of the bridesmaids…shower5 Sara with her cute little nieces who are so excited about the wedding…shower6This wedding will be so special! I’ll be sure to share photos next week!