Friday, March 12, 2010

It's Friday!

This week really hasn't been that unbearable, but I still feel like I need to be enthusiastic for Friday! Yippee!

I’ll break down the past week and half into a couple of topics:

Wedding Related:

  • I have asked (and received ‘yes’ responses) from all of my bridesmaids! So happy to have such a fun and meaningful group with me on our big day!
  • Shane has asked most of his groomsmen…but has a few more to get to.
  • I tried on wedding dresses, finally! My mom, my dad’s girlfriend (Greta), Shane’s mom (Debbie) and my bridesmaids Kelly and Jennie all went with me and it was really a lot of fun. Champagne and shopping – um, hello? I have it narrowed down to two dresses that I really like and I’m going back tomorrow to try them on again…hopefully I can make a decision.
  • We are meeting with our first florist/event coordinator tomorrow. My friend Monica used her at her wedding and just raved about her…excited to meet her and hear her ideas!
  • We got our Save the Dates! They are seriously The.Cutest.Things.I’ve.Ever.Seen. Seriously. Here is the comp that I promised:

  • Shane’s parents, Manny and Debbie, along with my mom threw us an engagement shower last weekend. We had so much fun! The food was awesome, the drinks were strong and we had celebrities! (I did have to ask later who they were, but still…) I don’t have any pics yet, besides my friend, Stobbe’s, that she posted on Facebook…here are a few shots:
House Related:

  • I have some pretty dope, that’s right – I said dope, plans for my guest bedroom. I’m trying to be all artsy and sketch them out…we’ll see how that goes. If it doesn’t look like a five-year-old drew it then I’ll post it. If not, well you will have to just wait until I put my plan into action! In 2013!
  • I ordered these chairs for my NE W sitting room…more to come on that.
This Weekend:
  • Going to see a band tonight. Might be a wedding band...might not.
  • Dresses and florist tomorrow. Along with a beer festival at Kel and Austin's!
  • Celebrating my dad's birthday on Sunday!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Goals

Post #2 this week…watch out.

It’s been a while since I updated, established or assessed any goals but I’m going to try to be better this month. With that said, I’m expanding my goals to a total of six…three house-related and three wedding-related.

Disclaimer: Whenever I slack on something, I always feel that I need to overcompensate the next time (or on something else) to take away from the fact that I didn’t do what I said I was going to…so, bottom line, I might not do anything and then April’s list will be 12 items, May’s will be 24…it’s a nasty cycle.

March Goals

  • House:
    • Paint the front door black 
    • Paint exterior of back door 
    • Paint kitchen ceiling and trim

  • Wedding:
    • Find and buy wedding dress
    • Finalize food and alcohol selections
    • Mail out all Save the Dates by Monday, March 15
Wish me luck!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Why are all of my posts updates?

Oh yeah, because I never post anymore! Sorry! I hate to be that person that is like, ‘Oh, I just don’t have time because I’m SOOO busy…’ but unfortunately – things have been pretty hectic and so I am going to have to be the person that says that.

So, let’s update…
  • First and foremost, Shane and I have chosen a wedding venue and set our date! Get ready for August 21 at the King Plow Event Gallery! I think that we both knew this was the place the second we walked in. I seriously walked into the ceremony room and thought, ‘This place is mine if the price is right…I don’t even need to see anything else.’ Shane is all logical and stuff so I’m sure his mental conversations were a little different.
  • We shared all of our wedding research with our family and they were very excited for us! And didn’t faint, vomit or convulse over the numbers.
  • Shane and I joined a new gym over by our house so that we can work on our fitness. I’ve already been working on my fitness because I have a gym at work, but Shane wants to also get lean and mean for the wedding. His words, not mine. :)
  • I responded to Wells Fargo’s passive-aggressive letter they sent denying all fault with my auto loan debacle. The Better Business Bureau gave me two weeks to respond and let them know a MIDDLE GROUND resolution to get this situation over with. I don’t really know what a MIDDLE GROUND would be…I don’t expect them to comp me a month on my car loan, and I don’t expect an ‘I’m sorry’ card…so, we’ll see what happens next.
  • Shane and I have narrowed down our wedding parties – which was a very painstaking process, I might add. We are in the process of asking, but once that is done I’ll share how we did it.
  • I created a wedding website! Check it out here:
  • We ordered our Save the Dates! They are so cute…I’ll post an image of them once they come in.
  • I got new rugs for in front of my driveway and back doors:

• I need to get back on track with goals so I will try to make that happen this week.

Hope everyone has a happy Monday!!