Monday, November 30, 2009

257: Music Monday #6 (Interlude)

So I'm back after a long weekend! I've had a great break for the most part. I celebrated Thanksgiving three times, celebrated Josh's nephew's first birthday (below is a picture of him), decorated for Christmas, and went to the Miami Dolphins game (losing was pretty much the only downside. It was my first game I ever went to, so it was exciting even though we lost.

Nom Nom Nom!

*Both are personal photos*

Unfortunately I'm back at school trying to get some work done. Luckily though, I only have 2 weeks, then exams, and then I'm done until the end of January! I can't wait!

On a side note, I just applied to be a bee for WeddingBee! I'm pretty nervous, but glad I finally just submitted the application and don't need to worry about doing it. Wish me luck!!

Now, on to Music Monday!

Friday, November 27, 2009

260: Fitness Friday #6

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday!!!

I know I did, and I'm having another Thanksgiving today! :) Which means, this week's post won't be too long either. I'm trying to get ready so we can get going to get our Christmas tree and then get out to my grandparent's house!

This week was pretty good (and by pretty, I mean awesome)!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

261: Giving Thanks

So I'm testing out this iPod app I got, so there won't be pictures. I don't have it set up to have them yet. I'll edit when I add them.

This weekend is pretty busy for me so I probably won't be posting until after the holiday weekend. Tomorrow when I do Fitness Friday, I'll most likely just post my weigh-in and talk about turkey or something.

On to this post! I'll be sharing with you guys the five things I'm most thankful for!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

263: Followers are Important!

At least to bloggers!!

We all love having followers-then we know someone has a chance of looking at what we're doing here!

One of the blogs I'm following just reached a huge milestone! 100 followers!! That's amazing! I can only hope to get close to that someday!! In honor of reaching this milestone, she's having a giveaway! I'm so hoping to win this one, because it's a CHOCOLATE COOKBOOK!! YUM! I'd so love that since I love chocolate oh so much!

So go on over to Chocolate Lover's Giveaway and try & win!

Monday, November 23, 2009

264: Music Monday #5 (Processional or Recessional)

This week's Music Monday will be looking at a recessional idea. I think...I'm unsure what I would do with it if it was used! :)

So I heard this song on the radio last week & couldn't help but think that this song could make either a good first dance song or a good recessional. I'd love to do this as a recessional-it could even be a good processional!

The lyrics are in the video, but just in case you want to read at your own pace or without the music!

History in the Making-Darius Rucker

Don’t move Baby Don’t move
Awww look at you
I just want to take this in
The moonlight dancing off your skin
Our time Lets take our time
I just want to look in your eyes
and catch my breath
Cuz I just got a feeling

This could be one of those memories
We want to hold on to, cling to,
one we can’t forget
Baby, this could be our last first kiss
The door to forever
What if this was that moment
That chance worth taking
History in the making

Inside, baby inside
Can you feel the butterflies?
Floating all around
Cuz I can sure feel them now
Tonight, maybe tonight
Is a start of a beautiful ride
that will never end
And baby I’ve got a feeling

This could be one of those memories
We want to hold on to, cling to,
One we can’t forget
Baby, this could be our last first kiss
The door to forever
What if this was that moment
That chance worth taking
History in the making

Right here, right now
Holding you in my arms

This could be one of those memories
We want to hold on to, we want to cling to,
One that we can’t forget
Baby, this could be our last first kiss
The door to forever
What if this was that moment
That chance worth taking
History in the making

Where would you use this song?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

266: A Bride of Two Minds: Meant to Be :)

Nope, not an engagement story yet! :)

This is going to be a story about colors and the envelopes I got that sealed the deal! (haha) I never used an inspiration board to figure out my colors, but would love to put one together now that I finally figured them out!

Friday, November 20, 2009

267: Fitness Friday #5


The end of another week means another Fitness Friday!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

268: Cost of Proposing

So, I just realized that when I posted about my Bridesmaid Cards, I never wrote about how much it costs!

I'm so excited because those cards are my first real project for the wedding!!

I got all of my supplies from Paper and More. It's a great site, easy to search and buy. They have great prices and ship really quickly.

When I bought supplies, I bought a bunch of things that I could use again, and I'm not really sure how they go into figuring the cost per card, so I'll just mention them but not include them. I also bought some things for other projects (I couldn't decide on the envelopes, so I bought 2 colors & I'll use one for thank you cards for them), or some things that I wanted to use, but ended up changing my mind and using something else.

General Supplies:
Martha Stewart Flourish Stamps: about $6 from ebay
Martha Stewart Alphabet and Frame Stamps: $10 from Walmart
Gazebo Stamp: about $5 from ebay
Daisy Stickers: $4 from Walmart
Daisy Stamp: $2 from Ben Franklin (local craft store)
Stamp Base: $7 from Ben Franklin (local craft store)
Ribbon: bought various widths and colors for about $2 each
Stamp Ink: bought various colors from Ben Franklin (local craft store)

Used for Card (all from Paper & More):
Silver Metallic Pocketfold Invitation Card: $3.50 (7 samples at $0.50 per sample)
Vellum Envelopes: $3.50 (7 samples at $0.50 per sample)
Pocket Inserts: $3.99 (pack of 50 sheets)

Bought for Card, Will Be Used for Other Projects (all from Paper & More):
White Cardstock: $2 (4 sheets at $0.50 per sheet)
Yellow Vellum Envelopes: $3.50 (7 samples at $0.50 per sample)

So the grand total per card's paper supplies is: $1.83!

That's not including the general supplies because I didn't use them much and I'll be using them again.

I would love to make something for the guys-not as nice as the girl's one in the link at the top, but just something so they can see what's expected of them & just some general things.

Have you been able to get craft supplies for projects? Any ideas for the groomsmen "card"?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

270: A Lady's Guide to Party Planning

So, I've been wanting to throw a bridal party Christmas party for them all to meet each other, and it would be a nice way for us all to just hang out some.

I'm planning on having the party on December 27th. I'm hoping that it works out that most everyone is able to come to the party. There are 3 OOT guests, so I'm not exactly expecting them to come, but 1 of them should be able to be up here between Christmas & NYE. I'm just hoping that he's able to come to the party! This date will allow the most amount of guest to come though, so hopefully it works!

Monday, November 16, 2009

271: Music Monday #4 (Processional)

So I made some changes to my dress decision (that's what I get for being an indecisive girl), so go check out my edits on my post from yesterday!

Today for Music Monday, I'll be doing an option for my processional with my dad.

I really want music that's us, and really like not having to do a traditional song for the processional, when I'm not really crazy about all of the choices.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

272: A Bride of Two Minds: Dress Decisions

So after a a ton of going back & forth on dresses for the girls, I finally made a decision, with the help of Maid of Honor A.

It was a hard decision, and I feel bad, but after I got to go to Bath & Body Works to buy some stuff for the girls & for Christmas presents!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

273b: And The Award Goes To...

..Me! And then I'll be giving it out!

I'm so excited to have won my first blogging award!! It's really cool to have won a blogging award when I've only been regularly blogging about a month or two, and just getting use to the whole blogging and reading other's blogs deal!! I feel welcomed into the blogging world! (It was also a nice surprise to get on an already exciting day!)

So what did I get?

273a: Our Marathon Reaches Its Halfway Point!

Today is the day I've been looking forward to all week!!!

Not because we have some fun trip, a vendor to meet or anything to do at all. Actually, Josh is working & I went to the mall with mom (which turned out great-you'll see).

It's because of all of the messages I've received in my e-mail today:

Those are e-mails from TheKnot, The Wedding Channel & Project Wedding all saying I have 9 months to go

What's so special about 9 months to go?

Friday, November 13, 2009

274: Fitness Friday #4

I've made it a whole month doing Fitness Friday!! Wow! It's really flown by!

I really feel better this week after last weeks disappointing weight gain. I lost some weight and I feel like I look smaller!! We'll see what the numbers say!

This week, after I do my report, I'll talk about a workout guide that I've seen a lot of-Buff Brides. It's not something I'll change over to, but I have seen it mentioned quite a bit, so I thought I'd see what the fuss is about!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

275: On a Cold Day...


..Coffee is nice!!

I did stop and get a cappucino from Jitterbugs on my way to the computer lab today, but I'd love to win the prize of a contest by Mrs. Stiletto! (not the WB one)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

276: Wedding Wednesday #3

Ahh!! We've made it to part three of these posts!!! Here's the final part of my trends list! (You can see Part 1 and Part 2) I promise that I'll actually be showing projects & inspiration now. I'm kind of thinking Wedding Wednesday isn't really worth doing, just because the biggest part of the wedding blog is doing wedding related things. So I may just nix the whole Wedding Wednesday thing & post wedding stuff whenever. I'll keep doing Music Monday & Fitness Friday for now.

Ok-on to the list!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

277: We Finally Meet the Final BM!!

So we finally got the last Bridesmaid up here! The last one J had to meet. Unfortunately only one of the other girls got to meet her. Maybe today we can see the Maid Of Honor, but who knows.

She moved to Virginia about 8 years ago, and only came up once a couple years ago for a funeral, Josh didn't go to it, so he hasn't met her yet. She got here at about 3am yesterday morning and will be leaving early tomorrow morning, and last night Josh got to meet her for dinner!

Monday, November 9, 2009

278: Music Monday #3 (Recessional)

So this week I'll look at a possible recessional for us.

I'm really unsure of what I want to do for our recessional-I don't want traditional-but i want to find something upbeat that sounds traditional.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

279: More Give-Aways!

I know I've mentioned this before...I love contests/give-aways!

So it's no surprise that I'm writing about another contest that I entered!!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

281: Fitness Friday #3

It's time for Fitness Friday!!

It's not a very good day, but we'll do this anyways..

Thursday, November 5, 2009

282b: Not a Fan of the DTV Switchover?

...then get this antenna!

282a: Worried about swine flu?

So I saw this video on one of my favorite radio station's blogs.

I though I'd share with you guys this video, so you guys can keep yourselves clean & safe from the swine flu!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

283: Wedding Wednesday #2

So here's my continued list from Part 1. There will be one more week of trends, then I'll get into some fun stuff & projects!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

285: Music Monday #2 (Parent's Processional)

Happy Monday!! It sure does feel like a Monday today-at least to me.

Today I'll be showing you another music selection for the ceremony as part of my Music Mondays! I was trying to figure out which way I wanted to go for this one-it'll be simple either way, since part of the music I've decided on already. (I do need to definitely figure things out so I can get the music to the musicians) I decided to show a possiblity for the song the parents/grandparents will be walking in to.