Friday, December 13, 2013


So November came and went and December seems to be doing the same. I am so far behind on so many things, this blog for starters, actually planning our wedding, decorating for the holidays, Christmas card making, holiday shopping, life in general, the list goes on....
It's something about this year that I just feel kind of bah-humbug-y and I think its because time is just flying by-I think I’ll blink and Christmas will be over, without having a chance to enjoy anything! To help myself get in the Christmas holiday mood I compiled a list, a list that is pretty essential to my holiday spirit meter- a Holiday Movies List! Lists make me feel less stressed and more in control. Any way without further ado-

Christmas Movies List
1. Love Actually
2. Home Alone
3. Home Alone: Lost in New York
4. The Santa Claus
5. The Santa Claus 2
7. Fred Claus
8. Elf
9. Nightmare Before Christmas
10. It's a Wonderful Life
11. The Polar Express
12. A Charlie Brown Christmas
13. Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer
14. Santa Claus is coming to Town
15. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
16. The Muppets Christmas Carole
17. A Christmas Story
18. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
19. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
20. The Shop Around the Corner
21. Rare Exports
22. Lethal Weapon
23. Bad Santa
24. Gremlins
25. Four Christmases

Enjoy! I hope you're feeling more merry and bright than I have been!


Monday, November 11, 2013

11 Months!!

So I've been bad. I've been very bad.
I haven't kept up with this at all. But I promise that is all about to change.

In other news- today marks 11 months until our wedding, that is crazy! I can't believe how fast time is actually flying. 

Coming up, an update on life and wedding plans!

Please stay tuned.....

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bridesmaids Dress Inspiration

So now that you know who will be my bridesmaids, its time to discuss what they will be wearing!
The four of us have been throwing around ideas and inspiration from all over the interweb, and upon recent realization, have come to the conclusion that: we are all too agreeable for our own good! We love all the dresses! So in light of that I decided to have an OCD, crazy bride moment and put together a board of all the dresses we really liked thus far...

  1. Amsale  Chiffon G533C - in black
  2. ASOS Warehouse Lace Insert Mesh Dress w/ Hi Lo Hem
  3. ASOS Warehouse Lace Bodice Dress-
  4. Shabby Apple Mullolland Dress - 
  5. Free People Floral Mesh Lace Dress - 
  6. Free People Sleeveless Miles of Lace Dress - 
  7. Free People Rocco Dress-
  8. Ruche- Verbena Dress 
  9. Dessy Collection Style 2880 - 
  10. Cache` Noir/Black Lace Sheath Dress w/ Ribbon Belt- 
  11. Cache’ Dress

Our general consensus was that the dress will be short, lacy and black!
And I think that is a good starting point.

What do you think? Did your bridesmaids and you all agree on the dresses or was it difficult to find one type of dress they would wear?


Friday, March 22, 2013

Saying Yes to THE Dress

As I mentioned in an earlier post- I have said Yes to THE Dress!!
It was one of the first dresses I had tried on and no other dress compared- obviously it makes me feel like a bride :')

Although I found my dress online and fell instantly in love with it- there was a LOT of internut browsing! So a dress inspiration board! See if you can guess which one is mine!

1. Jenny Packham - Willow
2. BHLDN - Aiguille Gown
3. Melissa Sweet Gown from David's Bridal
4. Anaessia - Sunflower Lace Gown
5. White By Vera Wang at David's Bridal
6. Jenny Packham - Azalea
7. Jenny Packham - Aspen
8. Claire Pettibone - Mademoiselle
9. Ann Taylor - Grosgrain Ribbon Strapless Wedding Dress

My dress shopping experience was a memorable one- I brought my Mom and sister (who is also my maid of honor!!) And we had a blast! I tried on a bunch of dresses, just to make sure the ONE was actually the one (it was). And by the end of the appointment I had a dress! I feel like finding my dress was the easy part though; right now I am in the midst of trying to find a bridesmaids dress for my ladies- but we are all so darned agreeable that its tough to decide on just one- because we love all of them- haha!

Did it take forever for you to 'Say Yes to the Dress' or did you just know right away?

As always,

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Bridesmaids!

So now that I have asked all (lol theres only 3!) of my bridesmaids/MOH to be in our wedding its time to show off how I asked them and who they are! 

And there it is! I decided to make simple, pretty kraft paper cards with a personal note inside each one.

Taylor, Laura and Dana are my closest and best friends (aside from my fiance` of course!) and I couldn't imagine walking down the aisle without them! They are each unique, intelligent, quirky, funny, kind, amazing, wonderful women and I am too delighted that they will be in our bridal party.

Taylor, my sister- will be my Maid of Honor! What can I say about Taylor- only that she is the best sister a girl could ask for. No matter what she always has my back, (and I of course always have hers)- we are sisters, so we always look out for one another. Shes crazy and funny, and the most caring person I have ever met. She's also a super talented rock star!

Bridesmaid Laura- We met my sophmore year in college and have been best friends since. My fondest memories of college all include her- like all the times we spent having deep conversations in 'The Rat', or playing with mustaches, or that time we went to a concert and she sang on stage with our favorite band! (She is also a super talented rockstar). She is the Daria to my Jane.

Bridesmaid Dana- We met in high school, and it baffles me that it took until last year for us to get close. What can I say, Dana just gets me! We have too much fun double dating with our guys, and having life affirming conversations over starbucks coffee. Although it took us forever to realize that we should have been friends all along- I can't imagine doing this without her.

I love these ladies and I am so incredibly honored to have them by my side!

What do you think? Did you ask your bridal party in a special way?