Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rain, Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day

Its pouring rain where I live and my roof is leaking . . . lovely. My washing machine died this past Sunday . . . also lovely. The good news, I am moving this weekend! So if all of this had to happen, at least it happened during my last week. I usually love rainy days, just not when my roof is leaking!

From here until I get back from my Honeymoon, my posting might be somewhat sporadic. I will be pretty busy during the next few weeks, considering that I am getting married in 16 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please check back in if you have time, I might need some last minute advice on wedding decisions and who better to get it from than my fellow bloggers. Don't stop believin' . . .

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

"Gator-ade Gum"

I found this gum when I was browsing for candy for the wedding. I used to love it when I was little. My brother and I always called it "Gator-ade Gum." You can find it here.

Cute Gift

Wouldn't these be a great gift for a Lilly-lover? I would love a picture of Fiance drinking out of one of these . . .

Which Brady Are You?

I saw this on One Fabulous Mom (she truly is fabulous) and I knew I had to post it. I love the Brady Bunch. When I was little, I would religiously watch this after school. It used to come on TBS at 4:35 and I had to watch it everyday. I used to know every episode and I once recorded all of them onto VHS tapes so that I could watch them, even when they weren't on. I was really cool ;)

Confident yet kind. Popular yet down to earth. You're a total dream girl.You've got the total package - no wonder everyone's a little jealous of you.

Here is the quiz . . . which one are you?

The Heartbreak Kid

We watched the Heartbreak Kid this weekend. We both thought it was very funny. Ben Stiller was great in his classic role of "Mr. Nice Guy." Jerry Stiller was excellent as well (sometimes I think he is funnier than Ben).

In a nutshell, Ben Stiller's character marries a girl on the fly and then he is bombarded with surprises on the honeymoon. I think my favorite line was when he says "I guess we can afford it, we're a two income family now" and she replies "oh really, did ya get a second job?"

Monday, August 25, 2008

Tagged by Europafox

I was tagged a while back by Europafox to list 5 words of my least favorite words. It took me awhile to come up with this. I tag anyone who wants to play!

X-mas – I just think it’s lazy to use this.

Subjugate – I hate it when people use this word because they always seem to use it incorrectly. They think they know what it means and that it makes them sound smart (because they are using a big word), but you don’t sound smart if you are using it improperly!

Rectory – I’m Catholic, but I hate this word. It sounds dirty.

Cheers – Unless you are British or you are actually toasting someone with a glass, I don’t like it when people use this as a closing. To my girls on the other side of the pond – does it annoy you when Americans use this?

The C-word and P-word – no further explanation necessary.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Things that have contributed to my Summer Fun!

Here are a few things that I have either been told about this summer, I discovered this summer, or I re-discovered this summer.

Clorox Bleach Pen - I normally hate bleach, right Mom (she always remembers this)? It seems to have ruined a good majority of my favorite things, so in my house - there is a moratorium on bleach. That was until I got some lovely grass stains on my cute white mini skirt (favorite skirt of the summer BTW). The only thing that got the stains out was the Clorox bleach pen and in less than a minute! So, note to self: Don't sit on the side of flower bed in a white skirt, but if you do, use your bleach pen.

Beck’s Light – My friend L told me about this beer. ITS ONLY 63 CALORIES PER BEER! So you can now have two beers, as opposed to only one. Its actually pretty tasty and a nice change from other light beers.

Oil of Olay Original Active Hydrating Cream. I started using this around my eyes and it has made a huge difference. I put it on after I take a shower and before bed. Its alleviated a lot of the dark circles under my eyes and its fighting off wrinkles too!

Diet Dr. Pepper – This is one of Fiance's favorite sodas and I have gotten on a kick myself, sometimes you need to switch it up from the old standard, Diet Coke.

J. Crew Favorite Tanks - I have been wearing these for awhile, but I recently re-discovered how much I love them. I have them in lots of different colors and I wear them with jeans or my cute white mini skirt for going out. Fiance has recently informed me that he really likes it when I "rock the wife-beater look."

Southern Prep

Where did you go? I miss your blog. If you have gone private, can I please have an invite? Hope all is well!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


Thanks for all of your advice about our guestbook! We decided to go with an engravable tray from I do engravables. Fiance, who grew up in a house full of boys, said that if we ended up with boys, the coffee table book would not last long . . . so lets get the tray. I am excited about it. It will have our monogram in the middle and the date underneath.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

How times have changed . . .

Click on Miss Lili NC for a "Marital Rating Scale." I don't know if Fiance will still want to marry me considering I scored a -1. Which equates to - "Very Poor (Failures)" I think my personal favorite one is "Lets husband sleep late on Sunday and holidays." Notsomuch.

Need to buy in bulk?

For the reception, we are doing candelabras as centerpieces and then having small bud vases arranged around the candelabras. I have been looking and we found these on the Dollar Tree website. My mom ordered them and the best part is, you don't have to pay shipping! They ship them to the Dollar Tree closest to you and then you can go and pick them up.

Bicycle Built for Two

I didn't know they actually sold these. I kind of want one.

Monday, August 18, 2008


I usually hate the color purple, but I have to say, I think these bridesmaid dresses are some of the prettiest I've seen.

(David Schwartz Photography)

Not cool

I hope this is a rumor because its seriously annoying.

For my friend T

I was telling Miss T about how wonderful Snippet & Ink is! I love this blog - there are so many ideas for incorporating various colors into your special day. Its funny, this weekend, we talked about Tiffany Blue as an accent color and this was today's board.

Note to T - in the top left hand corner - you can do a search for a specific color and then see how its incorporated into the details :)

For my friend C

A couple of the girls who were at the beach this weekend are getting married. Miss C said she had blue bridesmaid dresses and I think they are similar to this color. I found this inspiration board at Adventures in Wedding Planning.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Gone to the beach

I am going here for my friend L's bachelorette party. Its going to be a fun weekend! I hope you all have fun and safe weekends. Its hard to believe summer is almost over :(

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Cellophane Bags

I can't remember how I came across Nashville Wraps. It might have been through another blog. However, if you are in the market for clear, cellophane baggies . . . they are cheap here! I just ordered some for our cookie/candy bar at the wedding.

I also ordered cellophane wrap for the out of town buckets. I think they might be piled high and I didn't want anything to fall out.

Food for thought

Click here for an interesting read.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Pink Clutch's Halloween Swap

I think this looks soooo fun. I can't think that far ahead right now, but if I could - I would totally be in on it. I love Halloween.

When Fiance and I did our pre-marriage class, we had to do this little survey of how well we knew each other. One of the things was to think of your partner's favorite holiday and who would be there "enjoying a meal with them." Here is what Fiance said "so baby, I was trying to think of who was sitting around the candy bowl with you."
***UPDATE*** - I couldn't resist a swap for my favorite holiday - so I am IN

The Human Dolphin

I have to admit . . . I am not really into the Olympics. I am attributing it to the fact that there is so much other stuff going on in my life and I can't figure out the darn schedule. BUT, that was before I read this article. I am intrigued. This kid seriously rocks. I am going to look up the schedule so I can tune in tomorrow.

What has been your favorite thing to watch? Are you watching? Do you usually like sports?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Weekend Update with Etiquettely Correct

I hope you all had fabulous weekends! We had a great weekend. The weather was amazing, particularly for August. On Friday, we met up with some friends for drinks. Saturday, my sweet Fiance made me breakfast in bed. I love him, tons. He also surprised me with a cute new outfit. That boy knows me well . . . clothes + yummy breakfast = one very happy girl. We did a little shopping and hanging out then had lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. After lunch we went to the pool. It was so nice outside – it wasn’t too hot and the sun was out, so pretty much perfect. We went to mass Saturday night and then saw The Dark Knight.

The movie was spectacular! It made me sad that Heath Ledger had died because he stole the show. He was simply amazing as the Joker. Fiance and I thought Christian Bale was good (and I thought very yummy to look at), but Heath Ledger was the best. The Joker was really funny in a dark humor kind of way. I don’t generally like these kinds of movies, however, I am excited to see what they come up with next. The costumes for the villains were so original and clever. Fiance taught me about all the other Batman villains afterwards. We topped the night off with Mexican food and a margarita for me. I almost needed a sweater outside! What did you do this weekend?

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Random Question

When did J. Crew start doing the elastic waistband? I was thinking how cute this skirt was and then I saw the elastic waistband . . . might be okay for cotton, but for silk taffeta? No thanks.

Bridesmaid Shoes

Here is a picture of my bridesmaids' dress. We haven't finalized shoes yet, but I was thinking some strappy gold sandals would be perfect. What do you all think? Can you tell I have trouble making decisions????

I was thinking something like these . . . but without the J. Crew price tag. Any ideas on where we can find cute, inexpensive, shoes like these?

Answering Questions

I have gotten a few questions in comments and I never know how to answer them, do I go back and comment or do I comment on the other person's blog . . . I never know.

So in answer to some of the questions:

Our big day is September 13, 2008 - I have a little over a month left but SO much to do! So I am setting little tasks for myself every day. I am also writing thank you notes like there is no tomorrow . . . I had to order more stationary!

Yes, my Daddy was nice enough to give me my Grandmommy's entire set of silver with her serving pieces as well. I can't believe it! I made Fiance hide it in his closet! I feel like my other grandmother, my Nana. She and my Poppy had stuff hidden all over their house!

Do you have any more questions that I might have neglected to answer? If so, I'm sorry, so ask in the comments and I will definitely answer!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

For the Reception

Its getting down to the wire friends, so I'm sorry if I am not stopping by your blogs as often as I usually do. Just know that I love you and I will try to catch up as much as I can. I ordered these for the cocktails at the wedding reception. I got them in ivory and had our new monogram put on them. What do you think? I love them.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Coffee drinkers . . .

Do you hit up Starbucks more than once a day? Check this out.

Our Silver Pattern

Since I have posted about my china pattern, I decided I would go ahead and post about my silver pattern. At a shower a few weeks ago my Daddy also sent a gift. I opened it and it was my Grandmommy's (his mother's) sterling silver. The pattern is "Prelude." I love it because we always used to have really big family dinners and lunches at my grandparents house. Every time I use it, I will think of those times and how happy they were.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Lands' End at Sear's

I had my lovely pink and green shower this weekend! It was very nice and it was fun to be with friends. My Mom was so sweet; everything she gave me was pink and green. I opened the box and it was over-flowing with my favorite colors.

She found these napkins at Sear's! She said she wasn't sure if I would like them, so she only bought four, of course I loved them! So we went back yesterday and bought more so that I would have 12. The picture does not do them justice.
P.S. They are on sale right now!

Friday, August 1, 2008

Checking in

Sorry for my random posting lately. I had two friends staying with me this week and I was busy playing hostess. It was so fun and it was just like having roommates again. We watched Sex and the City, drank wine, did our hair and make-up and hit the town.

I am headed out of town this weekend. My bridesmaids are having a shower for me tomorrow! I hope you all have great weekends!