Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pitch Perfect Changed My Life

I'm a HUGE fan of Glee... I love music and I love things that verge on inappropriate.  WELLLLLL, the other day, a friend from work told me that she saw the most amazing movie and that I had to go see it with her.

Pitch Perfect Poster

OMG - Best Movie Ever!!!

It's got it all... great music, hilarious comedy and a little bit of a love story, but not one that takes over the whole movie.  If you haven't seen it, I would definitely recommend you see it ASAP, buy the soundtrack and then watch for it to come out on DVD and buy it!!!  That's what I'll be doing...

Sorry for being MIA recently... I'm getting ready to go present at a conference next week and then I should have a little more time for the blog when I'm on my computer instead of it all being spent on Power Point.

Happy Hump Day!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

By the time you get around to planning the rehearsal dinner, you may be exhausted and completely out of brilliant ideas.  I wish I would have thought of this super cute idea...

1x1.trans Nick + Lindseys Creative Wedding and Rehearsal Dinner Invitations

So much fun in this cute little bag...

Rehearsal Dinner Kits - GREAT idea.. definitely doing this

They included a wedding day schedule and a list of phone numbers with the title "Call Anyone bu the Bride"... GENIUS!!!  Simple, modern, and a little bit quirky... what could be better?!?!

You can check out this and all my pins on my Wedding Wednesday Pinterest Board!

Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A very special day

Today is a very special day... it's my Mom's Birthday.

My Mom is one of the most caring, thoughtful and creative people I know.  I am so lucky to have her as my mom and because she does so much for me & J, for her Birthday, we got something special for her... we are taking her (and my dad) to see...


She is very excited, and even though it's not until the beginning of December, it's something all of us have to look forward to!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Monday, October 15, 2012

A Tuesday to Look Forward to...

After a fun trip to IKEA on Saturday and a full day of running around and putting together furniture on Sunday, Monday was a hard pill to swallow.

Although there is not much about Tuesday that I particularly look forward to, tomorrow is an exception.

Tomorrow night, J and I are going to the IU Auditorium to see...


I am so excited... I have never seen it on stage, but I love the movie (the Renee Zellweger version) and I cannot wait to have a fun date night with my hubby!!!

We are going to dinner at one of my favorite restaurants in B-Town, Malibu Grill (J has never been there) and we are going to have a really fun night!!!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Searching for Energy

I don't know where this week has gone, but I've been EXHAUSTED and wishing that I'd just have some energy appear... it hasn't.

We had a great weekend LAST weekend, full of wedding fun, and now we are about to start ANOTHER full weekend of stuff.  I know what you're all thinking... what kind of person complains about the week flying by and the weekend being here?  Believe me... that's not what I'm saying... I just look ahead and see no "free" weekends in my future and all of a sudden, I'm exhausted.

This weekend, J is going to work on our deck, which badly needs a make over, and I'm going with a friend and my cousin to the happiest place on earth... no, not Disney World...

(cue the sounds of angels singing)

Yep, we are packing up and heading for Ohio for a day of shopping!!!!  This means that tonight, I will be cleaning up the room where all of this furniture will end up... the room over the garage.

I'm committing my Sunday to building whatever I buy (putting furniture together is one of my most favorite things in the world to do) and getting the room in order so that it goes from wedding/junk room to family/sewing room and office.  Before and after pictures coming soon.

Wish us luck on our excursion... I'm hoping to be back on track next week  :)

Friday, October 05, 2012

Wedding Weekend!!!!

When my cousin asked me to be her Matron of Honor, I was so excited.  She has always been more like a sister to me than just a cousin, and as we have gotten older, we just continue to get closer.

Hannah's High School Graduation - 2007

A trip to Maryland to see our cousin play basketball - 2007

Hannah's 21st Birthday in Texas - 2009

Michigan State for a basketball game - 2009

My wedding - 2011
So it's the day before her big day... I can't believe she is getting married, but I am so excited for her and her fiance to start their new life together.  He is an amazing guy and I know they will be such great supporters of each other as she finishes school and he grows in the professional world.  I am so honored to be standing with her on the day that they commit to each other.


Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Wedding Wednesday

As you saw on Monday, I really love lace.  There is something so classic about it, and it just screams ROMANTIC to me.  For anyone who is trying to really pull in a vintage feel to their wedding, you can't go wrong with lace, and when I saw this amazing accessory, I had to share!!!

Delicate lattice headband in lace - garlands of grace Something special headband 2012

It may be something that is more appropriate for a bridesmaid than a bride (depending on the bride's dress), but I don't think you can go wrong with something that is delicate, but makes a great statement!

You can check out this and all my pins on my Wedding Wednesday Pinterest Board!

Happy Hump Day!!

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Bridesmaid Dress

I just realized that I'm only a few days away from being a bridesmaid for the first time, and I haven't even shown you my dress!!!  My cousin told us she wanted us in short black dresses, but beyond that we got to choose what they looked like and what fabric they were.

Since it's fall, I felt like I didn't really want anything strapless or halter... I don't know why really... maybe because you never know how cold it's going to be here in October and I thought I'd want my shoulders covered?  I also feel like there is no better occasion than a wedding to bring a little lace and sparkle into your life... and so I did  :)

I got this at DressBarn, which is a place that I can usually find a dress when I need one.  They have dresses for people who have actual curves, which always makes shopping there a more positive experience.  They have really great occasion dresses that you can't always find in stores, but there's a huge selection online.

One of the things I love most about the dress is the way the skirt fits and flatters.  The really great gathering on the side makes the front of the skirt very flattering.  The shape of the skirt is amazing and it fits my hips so well, which is usually my biggest challenge.

I really love the top of the dress.  It's black lace over a nude base, and it's got just a little sparkle with some  black sequins which you can just barely see shimmering in this picture. 

I'm really excited to wear this dress... there's really only one thing I have left to figure out... WHAT SHOES AM I GOING TO WEAR?!??!

I live in the land of terrible shoe stores, so my mom is going to go out this week and look for a few options for me, but the major problem is that my cousin and the other bridesmaids are short.  I'm probably 5"-6" taller than them, so I don't want to look like a tree standing next to a bunch of pretty littler flowers...

I have a few options to take with me, but I'm hoping my mom can find something for me that will be comfortable and go with the lace which is the hardest part in my opinion.

Any suggestions on what kind of look I should be going for on the shoes???