Friday, May 29, 2009
- vintage/country/boho/hippie kind of vibes
- DIY as much as possible
i saw this image posted on the indiebride.com and i knew immediately this is the look i had been searching for. i also felt it was kismet because the date on this invite is may 24, 2008 and we got engaged on may 24, 2009 - i'm one of those hippies who believes in "signs" ;)
2) I have an appt. today to get my taxes done so when we DO find a house and we DO get down to the nitty-gritty of the loan I'm ready... This is big because like scheduling a root canal, it something that has to be done but the anxiety of it is enough to make you think irrationally that if you just ignore it maybe it will go away.... It won't.
3) the veggie shred muffins were excellent! the brie & cranberry were a horrible/bland disappointment- devastating.
4) I had a relapse. I was doing SO well with my budget & savings that when I got what *may* be my wedding dress for only $80 I rewarded myself for all my hard work with my first pair of designer jeans... tags are still on- I don't think my concience will let me keep them!
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Thursday, May 28, 2009
sorry to be a negative nancy, but the truth is that the things i don't want are a lot easier for me to rattle off than the things i do - or think i do for right now anyway.
- photographs and.... dare i say it?...
mid-summer's night circus:
mosquito tents w/ blankets & pillows on "floor"
orange & white stripped tent
bowls of fruit for centerpieces (cherries, green apples)
lemonade (spiked?) - koolaid
blueberry pie instead of cake
circus flags of old linens
magician/clown/balloon animals/caricature artist
wood cut out of bride & groom for photos
beer in tin tubs
everyone bring a flower to comprise bouquet
picnic style ceremony
COLORS: orange, limon, yellow, aqua, kelly green,fuschia
lawn games: badminton, croquet, frisbee
DIY photo booth
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
then, we got lost driving into the ghetto to see an amazing but run-down spanish style house that is selling for only $12,000! now brad and ellie are laughing in the back seat because not only have i convinced everyone that driving into the ghetto to look at this house is a worthwhile pursuit (ok - there was not much to convincing e. i made the suggestion and she was like "YES!") but p and i were also in one of our infamous moods where we can get lost and aggrivated and say horrible things to one another like "i hate your face" all while smiling and not ever really being mad at one another... it's how we express our love..... ok, it's how i express my love and he is just easy going enough to know i don't mean any of it and to just sit back and play along.
then we walk around for a few more minutes like we are stoned out of our minds - just asking one another over and over again if it is real. and did it just happen? we finally formulate enough clarity to decide to go home and get my phone so that i can call my best friend. i was the first person she told when she got engaged and i wanted to share likewise.... but long story short, p had wanted it to be a total surprise so even though she had gone with him to get the ring and knew it was coming sometime she didn't know it was that night and she and her husband had gone to a 10:00pm movie.... so i finally got to tell her at 12:30am! we called and woke up our mom's and then went to the store to get some champagne! we were still all stunned and out of it and i'm sure the lady at the grocery store thought we were out of our minds because my makeup was all runny and we just kept looking at each other and giggling.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I am not a cook. I am not a baker. I am not a candlestick maker. But I have tried my hand at all of these things and maybe this time I will actually make something edible in the kitchen.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
and the girl at the checkout informed me that if I buy 10 bags of Science Diet food and save my receipts then I get the 11th bag free. I usually pass these things up, thinking "who seriously has the time or the gumption to save ten receipts?" (lou!) but now that I am on a serious money-saving mission I figure I should step-up and take every offer that comes my way! Plus, she even gave me a nifty envelope to keep in my wallet to save my receipts!
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