Saturday, February 28, 2009
Last night, I went with my Maid of Honor, Alyssa, and her parents out to a tasty dinner at my favorite Thai restaurant, Rice. We shared the Basil Lamb and the Chicken Panang Curry. It was so delicious! Afterward, we came to my parent's house to play the game Loaded Questions with my parents, older brother Chris, and his wife Michelle. Has anyone ever played this game? It was so fun, especially if you have a really loud and inappropriate family, such as mine. Add some wine to the mix and it got a little out of control...
Today has been pretty productive! I've worked out and thoroughly cleaned out my bathroom cabinets. I love having everything clean and organized! My mom and I just went to this new butcher shop that just opened to pick out some delicious food to cook tonight. We chose this awesome look flank steak stuffed with garlic, feta cheese, and spinach. It looks so pretty - I'll let you know how it turns out.
Have a great Saturday!
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I'm so glad tomorrow starts the weekend! I have a very relaxing weekend of nothing planned. Maybe a little cleaning out of my closet...maybe going to see Twilight again at the dollar theater (don't judge)...probably cooking some yummy food/drinking vino. Definitely getting some good sleep!
I also need to work on a few of my projects for the wedding. I need to finish our card box, look for candy buffet scoops, work on other paper projects, etc, etc. I also am planning on sending out my wedding invitations in a couple weeks, so I need to start assembling them!
Have a great night!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
- Michael got offered a great new job today! It's just what we've been hoping for, although he'll be very sad to leave his current position. It's such a blessing for him to find this perfect job during this economy!
- I got my hair done tonight - not quite as exciting as Michael's job, but good nonetheless. Just a trim and highlight touch-ups. I'm growing my hair out for the wedding!
- My personalized napkins arrived from For Your Party. They are so CUTE! I want to order more, just because it was so fun (even though I don't need more personalized napkins).
- I found super cute and affordable bridesmaid's shoes today (we're talking under $30 here people)...I ordered a pair to see how they look in person. Fingers crossed!
- My friend, Mrs. Southern Belle, has gotten me interested in One Tree Hill. The last thing I need is another TV show!!
- I'm going for my wedding cake tasting/consultation on Tuesday and I can't WAIT!
- I need some good ideas for hostess gifts for my next shower in a few weeks. Any ideas?
- I really want a new handbag.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
J.Crew Bella Satchel
Monday, February 23, 2009
I have REALLY fine, straight hair. You've seen pictures - you really can't get any straighter than my hair and I've never used a straightener on it. Even though it's super low maintenance, I really wish I had at least SOME body to my hair.
I really would love to get your recommendations for your favorite brands (especially girls out there with fine, straight, limp hair like me)! Anyone care to share your hair secrets?
(Did I just write a whole post about my hair? Yes, I did.)
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Dinner with my friends Friday night was fun, as usual. The movie, Confessions of a Shopaholic, was not so great (in my opinion). I just didn't think it flowed well...or it was just trying too hard? I wasn't a big fan. Sorry to anyone who loved it!
Yesterday morning, my parents, Max, and I headed off for an overnight trip to my Mom's hometown, Americus, Georgia! It's a small town in South Georgia. We spent the night at the Resort at Lake Blackshear, right outside of Americus. It was such a relaxing day. We walked around downtown, which was nostalgic for my Mom. We ate lunch and did a little shopping - they have a cute boutique downtown!
Here is Max in the car. I love how his eyes are closed!
Then we checked into the hotel and took Max on a walk. It's so beautiful and relaxing. The Resort at Lake Blackshear is right on the water. I love it!
Then we went out to dinner at one of my Mom's favorite restaurants. She's been going there since she was a little girl!
I'm excited to watch the Oscars tonight - well more excited to see everyone's dresses! I'll also be drinking some champagne in celebration :) I don't need much of an excuse to pop open some champagne! I hope everyone had a great weekend!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
I love these little cocktail napkins. I'm sure Michael can't wait to use them in our house ;)
There is nothing more classic than a Lilly Pulitzer Shift Dress. What could be better than little shift dress notecards?!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
My brothers and me at Country Fair 2 years ago!
I think this picture is so funny; we're at my brother's wedding. My brother who got married, Chris, is in the middle. We're all so caught off guard!
This one's a little better. The new family, with Michelle.
I never got around to posting about the Bachelor from Monday night (warning: spoilers ahead). I was so mad! Jillian was my favorite, by far. I couldn't believe he sent her home - especially after that crazy hot tub scene! She was so confident, fun, and genuine (and her clothes were the cutest by FAR). I just LOVED her dress at the Rose Ceremony. Anyways, I have heard the "Reality Steve" gossip and I feel so bad for Melissa! While she was definitely not one of my favorites, I was still sad to hear what happens to her. I can't wait to see everything go down at the After the Rose Ceremony though. I'm going to be very disappointed in Jason if these rumors are true. I'm such a reality TV loser!
I'm headed to my friend's house, Mrs. Southern Belle, tonight for some wine and crafting :) Hopefully some trashy TV, too! We went together to a Body Core class at our gym last night and today I feel like I have cracked ribs. Getting in shape for the wedding is tough! :)
Sorry this post is so all over the place...I'll have a better one later. I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday night!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Julianne knew my wedding colors were pink and green; she also knew I loved her polka dot designs. Here is what she created for me:
Julianne was so sweet and fast! My garter is being shipped tomorrow...I can't wait to receive it! I highly recommend her. What do y'all think?!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Our new monogram of course! It'll be the first time we get to use it! The other 2 styles are green :)
I need to finish my bridesmaids gifts in the next couple weeks, so I can have that out of the way. Does anyone have any good gift ideas for parents? I'm having a hard time with that one! They've done so much for us that I want to make sure it's something really wonderful and meaningful. I also need to figure out what exactly to put in our Out of Town gift boxes.
One of the biggest wedding tasks I have left to do is to create our programs for the ceremony. I have no idea how to plan a ceremony! This just seems so daunting to me. I have to pick the music, the order of everything, the scripture we want to be read...I just don't know where to get started! Did anyone else feel overwhelmed with this part of the wedding?
Any ideas and/or feedback for any of these topics are greatly appreciated! Have a great Monday!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
We had a great time! We relaxed in our great hotel room, walked around downtown, and I even did a little shopping :) I picked up a couple of the new Lilly Pulitzer stationery items and some great Kate Spade Mary Janes for 50% off! I did not want to come back home! It was such a wonderful Valentine's Day. Thank you Michael for everything!
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Here is the garden where the ceremony will take place.
And here is the garden where the reception will be. Imagine lots of beautifully set tables (we are having a seated dinner), flowers, and twinkly lights!
I absolutely cannot wait!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This spaniel (no idea what kind) was the winner. I think he's cute!
These little guys sort of look like rats to me.
This was one of the cutest Golden Retrievers I've ever seen!! I wanted her to win so badly.
I also think the dog handlers are so strange. It was hilarious watching them run the dogs around! So, anyone else want to admit they watched the dog show?