Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Anyway I went to Macy's yesterday and bought a new suit because I am in desperate need of suits! They had some seriously cute suits but I was trying to go for the I'm sophisticated and professional look so I got a nice navy one and the jacket fit perfectly however I didn't bother to try on the pants.....when I got home Fiance asked if I had tried the pants on and I said yes, a little white lie that ended up biting me in the toosh! I put the pants on today and they are old lady pants!!!! You know the ones that have the ridiculously high waste. Ugh! I'm wearing the stupid suit anyway, I'm hoping that my Brooks Brothers french cuff shirt will offset the nightmare of the high waste!! Say a prayer for me!!!!!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
It's so cute and I figured it would be something they could look through and kinda sorta comprehend what they'll be doing the next day, they are only 2 years old after all. Added bonus the little bunny Emily is going to be in her Aunt's wedding so I thought it was even more appropriate! : )
These are called enVbags and they are awesome! The main purpose of these are for shopping, instead of using plastic bags or paper bags, use some of these! But they are also great for the beach, gym, or anything else your little heart desires!! And at a whopping $10.95, how can you go wrong!? I think my favorite thing about them, other than the price and the fact that they are super cute, is that they come in these tiny little zippered bags all folded up that are perfect for throwing in a suitcase and bringing fun souveniers back from a vacation or honeymoon! I had to get one for myself as well (in the striped pattern) I know my girls are going to love them!
Here are the rules:*Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
*Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.
*Tag 7 random people at the end of post.
Barbie Girl – This is one of those songs that I have to sing whenever I hear it, but last year when Fiance and I were driving home from a wedding it came on and we sang the whole song with him singing "ken" and me singing "barbie" it was hilarious!
Hey Ya - Andre 3000 – This song wouldn't be embarrassing normally, but my girlfriends and I actually have specific dance moves to this song and yes it wasn't that long ago! :)
Devil went down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band – Love it, Love it, Love it, always have. It's a southern thing I guess.
Fancy – Reba McIntyre – This goes back to my days when I was a hard core country music fan and this song always gave me goosebumps, still does!
Pina Colada – Rupert Holmes – The lyrics to this song are so awful but there's just something about it that I love, I really don't know what it is but it makes me happy.
I am never very good at knowing who has done what tags - so here are the people I am tagging, but if you have already done it, no worries :) Happy Daily, Riley, Topanga Bay, My Life as a Married Girl, Preppy Bride, Belle I am, Bell of the Ball
Friday, July 25, 2008
I got them the one with the pink flowers, I thought it would be something colorful and different and they could use it to store their toys in. I also found there flower girl dresses at Marshalls!!! I got them right around Easter and they were only $24.95!!! I was so excited about what a deal I had gotten and they look so precious in them!!!
(picture from here)
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Okay onto my post! My photographer mailed my CD of my bridal portriats today!!! But I can't stand it and want to show you the pictures now! I wanted to wait to show them beacuse I wanted to be all picky and show only the good ones, but I've changed my mind and decided that I need to keep it real ya'll! So I'm putting it all out there the good, the bad, and the ugly!
Before you go and look at them though, I need to give a shout out to my favs, or the ones that really look like me....so here they are in no particuler order 2,5,6,9,11,12,13,14,20, and 22.
13 is my favorite!!!
The rest of them really don't look like me either because of the angle of the camera or the way that I'm standing (the one's of me on the pier unfortunately didn't turn out well AT ALL)
Go and check out my Bridal Portraits!!!! I'll be posting my favorite one's on here as soon as I get the CD!!! Let me know what you think!!!
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
(that's the dress she's going to be wearing but it doesn't shine like that, I think it must have been the flash that my sister in law was using...)
A. Attached or Single? Engaged
B. Best Friend? Fiance, my mom, Amanda, and Kristen
C. Cake or pie? Chocolate Pecan Pie, Buttermilk Pie, and Pumpkin Pie, in other words pie!
D. Day of choice? Friday, the whole weekend lies ahead of you
E. Essential item? gotta have my purse with all of my stuff in it
F. Favorite color? It changes, but right now I like pink the best
G. Gummy bears or worms? worms
H. Home town? West Point, VA
I. Favorite indulgence? Manicures
J. January or July? July, it's my Birthday month!
K. Kids? in the next couple of years!
tL. Life isn’t complete without? Love and Laughter
M. Marriage date? October 11, 2008
N. Number of brothers and sisters? Four brothers
O. Oranges or Apples? Apples
P. Phobias? public speaking
Q. Quotes? "Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake. Let us use it before it is too late." - Marie Beynon Ray
"Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be." - Robert Browning
R. Reasons to smile? There are too many to list!
S. Season of choice? It's a tie between Summer and Fall!
T. Tag 5 people: Etiquettely Correct, The Prep-E Girl, Belle of the Ball, That Bride, My Life as a Married Girl
U. Unknown fact about me? I turn splotchy red on my chest and arms whenever I feel intense emotions of any kind.
V. Vegetable? Sugar snap peas, tomatoes, and avacados
W. Worst habit? procrastination
X. X-ray or Ultrasound? I've had an x-ray before but never an ultrasound
Y. Your favorite food? crabs, shrimp, pasta
Z. Zodiac sign? Leo
Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? Monkeys!!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Needless to say I was shocked and very upset, the company that I'm with was the company that I got my first job out of college from so this has been really hard news to digest. I've been applying like crazy to just about everywhere I can. I know that there's really no good time to get news like this but with the wedding fastly approaching, I'm feeling a little panicked. On the good side at least they've given us until the end of September but on the bad side I'm losing my job. So if you all could keep me in your thoughts and prayers I'd appreciate it and if you know of any jobs in the Richmond, VA area let me know! : )
On a happier note my bridal portraits are this weekend, but I haven't mentally prepared for them because of everything else that's going on so I'm just going to wing it! Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
What is your favorite color(s)? yellow, light pink, aqua, orange, light green and olive green
“Shabby chic” vs. “straight, clean lines” – what’s more you? I would have to say I'm more "shabby chic"
Where’s your favorite vacation destination (you have to have been there before)? Outer Banks NC
Pick ONE: shoes, clothes, purses. This is a really hard one, but I'd have to go with PURSES
Describe yourself in three (3) words. Happy, Loyal, Quiet
Music (personally, I think you can learn a lot about a person based on their feelings about music):
Favorite song of all time? Southern Cross
What is one song you secretly really like that no one would believe you if you told them? Every song I can think of no one would be surprised by but I am a big Jimmy Durante fan....
What would you consider the “theme song” of your life? The Glory of Love (from Beaches)
If you could see any concert – what would it be? An Elvis Concert
Name the radio station most commonly playing in your car. What’s the genre? Q94 it's a pop music station.
What is your favorite holiday? It's a tie between Halloween and Christmas
What food item is your holiday not complete without? candy corn for halloween and peppermint bark for Christmas
What’s your favorite holiday memory? being with my family and the anticipation of Santa coming
Is there a holiday tradition that you cherish? If so, what is it? I think it would have to be getting the whole family together, it doesn't happen that often!
Lights: colored or white? One colored tree with fun and funky ornaments and one white tree that's a little more glammed up and white for all other decorating.
If you could get advice from any woman (dead or alive), who would it be? Mother Teresa
Name three (3) “simple pleasures” in your life. Weekends, talking to my mom, naps
What is your dream job – be honest! I'd love to be the person who get's to decorate Beach Rental Houses
If you could play any character on TV or in the movies, which one would you pick? I'd love to be a Disney Princess like Arial!!!!! That would be so fun!
What car would you most like to be the "spokes model" for? Mercedes!
Number two -- get my photographer a list of the people we will be taking pictures with after the ceremony. To help things go along as quickly and smoothly as possible. : )
Number three -- Call hair salon and bridal salon and remind them of my bridal portraits next weekend!!!! Yea!!!
Number four -- Sit down with Fiance and figure out what 'our song' is going to be, becuase we don't have 'a song' like a lot of couples do.
Number five -- Order inserts for Reception & Directions to include with the invitations.
I think I've got my work cut out for me this weekend! I have a baby shower that I need to shop for and then attend on Sunday as well, so busy bee that's me!
When God closes a door, He opens a window, yesterday afternoon I got an email from my photographer and the album that comes with my package isn't offered anymore through the company she goes with.......so she's upgrading me to the next level at no additional charge!!!!!!
Keeping it all in perspective and remember the main reason for this day, deep breaths, and a glass of wine tonight ; ) (or two)
I'll be posting my 5 things Friday in a bit!
Thank you, thank you again!!!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
My mom and I met with the manager of our reception site yesterday to go over food and layout of the club and all that.......and talk about costs. It was going great until he brought out a sample contract and what the cost would estimate to be. Oh you know, only like more than DOUBLE what we had budgeted for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm trying to cut everywhere I can now and it's so freakin stressing me out! Fiance and I are paying the alcohol portion of the wedding (my parents don't drink and it wasn't offered as part of the budget for the wedding) which is perfectily fine with me but fiance had a freak out of his own, totally different story for another time. So we had originally thought we'd have open bar the whole time but now we are thinking open bar for the cocktail hour and then beer and wine for the rest of the event. I'm hoping that's going to cut down the cost. And then we aren't doing a sit down dinner instead we opted for a pasta station, carving station, and some appetizers. Anyway I'm just freaking out about the whole thing now. I feel like I'm going to have a George Banks moment and start throwing hot dog buns on the ground!!!!
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
And any other bride who needs a good laugh!!! A while ago my sweet mom bought me "Somebody is going to die if Lilly Beth doesn't cath that bouquet The Official Southern Ladies' Guide to Hosting the Perfect Wedding"
It's hilarious and kind of scary becuase I read it and was shaking my head in either agreement or I was relating to it. Besides being downright funny this book has some seriously southern recipes in it that yank me back into my childhood.
One of the recipes that I remember my Grandmama making all the time was 'White Trash' and let me tell you I LOVED that stuff!! She actually kept it in a mini trash can on the kitchen counter and it's one of those memories that will stick with me forever.
Here's how to make it: spread a few feet of aluminum foil, shiny side down, on the counter. Melt 24 ounces white or vanilla bark candy, according to directions in a big bowl (careful-it's easy to burn if you're impatient). Mix together 2 cups plain Cheerios, 2 cups plain Wheat Chex, 2 cups small pretzel knots, 1 cup almonds (nuts can be raw or toasted but can't have a speck of oil on them) and 1 cup pecans. Add the dry stuff to the melted stuff and mix gently but thoroughly. Spread out on the foil to cool. When cool, you can break up the really big chunks by scrunching them up in the foil. (this is an excerpt from the book)
It's some kind a good ya'll!
Hope everybody had a lovely Fourth!!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
1 package of sugar cookie dough
1 package of cream cheese (regular is the best for this)
1/2 cup of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 cup of strawberry's sliced
1 kiwi peeled and sliced
1/2 cup blueberries
1/2 cup pineapple chunks (drained)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 and roll out cookie dough onto a pizza pan (or it can be a square pan if you don't have a pizza pan) cook dough for about 8-10 minutes just until it starts to brown a little. I like my dough a little undercooked because it's so moist that way. Meanwhile mix the cream cheese sugar and extract together until smooth. Let the cookie dough cool and then apply the cream cheese mixture and top with sliced fuit (you can really use any fruit you like for this). It's so yummy!
Have a great holiday everybody!
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
And as a little added bonus the best man's dad actually works for a printing company and was able to order these for us at a great discounted price!!! So the best man's actually got them to give to us....I can't wait to see how they turned out!!!