Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I always knew I liked Kiera Knightly

Click here for a cool article about Kiera Knightly. I admire her. I think its just what young (& old) women need to hear.

Cool Post

Ever think you were born in the wrong decade? Do you love vintage glam and Audrey Hepburn style clothing? Click on Little Bow Prep for a really cool post . . . you won't be disappointed.

Guestbook Dilemma

Blog friends, I need your help. I can't decide about a guestbook. I don't want to do a traditional guestbook because I don't know how often I would actually look through people's signatures.

(Traditional Guestbook)

I have a couple of things I like. I am posting pictures below. Here is where I need your help! Which do you like? What are you doing for your wedding or what did you do?

I like the book below. Its by Martha Stewart Crafts. This is similar to what my sister did at her wedding except she had glass hurricanes and guests could drop in a little note. I like the idea of people writing you a note. Its personal and therefore, more meaningful.

Another idea that I have seen lately is purchasing a coffee table book and then guests can sign it. I love this book below. If I went this route, I would purchase one book about Virginia and one about Missouri - to cover both of our home states!

I think this is my favorite idea. Its a tray that guests can sign. Its from "I do engraveables." Although its similar to a traditional guestbook because guests would just leave a signature, I would use it frequently and I would be reminded of our special day and the people who celebrated with us.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Go to the Gap!

I just wanted to let everyone know that if you want to pick up some cool clothes for your man, head to the Gap! Seriously, Fiance and I scored some huge deals there this weekend. He got three polo shirts and they were only $4 each!!! He also stocked up on some preppy shorts, again, $4 each!!! I can't remember what else he got, but I know it was cheap!

The girls section was not as hot. However, I got some cute white pants (on-sale) and a couple button down shirts (also on sale), so I was happy.

PS - I couldn't find pictures of any of the stuff online, so I guess it was in-store only. Head over there!

Friday, July 25, 2008

I got tagged!

I was tagged by Miss Lili NC to list 5 songs I am embarrassed to admit I like. I had fun doing this! Here are the rules:

*Link to the person who tagged you and post the rules on your blog.

*Share 5 songs you are embarrassed to admit to others that you like and tell why.

*Tag 7 random people at the end of post.

Bust a Move – I think I was a freshman in college when I first heard this song – this was shocking to some of my friends. I instantly loved it and it kind of became our “going out” theme song, when I was in college.

Mariah Carey’s Heartbreaker – My friend, bridesmaid, & former roommate, L and I had many a dance party with Mariah Carey’s Greatest Hits. This often included jumping on couches and singing into hairbrushes . . . most likely on Friday afternoons after our last class.

Air Supply – I’m All Out of Love – A few weekends ago, when we were painting, my Mom and I broke out into song when this came on. My Mom had Air Supply’s greatest hits and we used to listen to it all the time . . .

Celebration – Kool & the Gang – My real friends know how much I love this song! It’s my favorite party song. I know its cliché, but it usually gets the party going. It’s funny how many of my friends tell me that they always think of me when they hear this song. I might have requested it one too many times at a sorority function . . .

Dancing in the Moonlight – King Harvest – I always listen to this entire song when I hear it on the radio. I don’t think I will ever get tired of it. I think it’s the perfect cocktail party kind of music. It makes me happy.

I am never very good at knowing who has done what tags - so here are the people I am tagging, but if you have already done it, no worries :)

Virginia Living, Some Like it Southern, Kikibee, One Fabulous Mom, Downtown Southern, MMM, Southern Newlywed

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Funny Movie

I have been trying to relax lately and kind of decompress. I was very excited last night when I flipped to USA (I think) and this was on. I have watched this movie so many times that I can't even count. But I still laugh out loud during so many of the scenes. I think Kate Hudson is so funny in this movie. My favorite scene is when she shows up during the "guys night." Whats yours?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I heart my Fiance

When I went home this weekend, I was delighted to find this little number waiting for me. My sweet Fiance bought it for me and I got to wear it to one of my showers this past Saturday.

Since I am moving in a few weeks, I left all of the gifts at Fiance's house. We aren't using them until after the wedding. We received lots of really nice things. I can't believe how generous people have been.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Thank you!

NEVER under-estimate the kindness of bloggers! I mentioned to Self-Confessed Lamp Tramp (in a comment) that I was having trouble with my wedding program. She was so kind and offered to send me the program from her daughter's Nuptial Mass. Look what arrived . . . a beautiful package.

Thank you dear friend. Thank you for your kindness and words of encouragement.

Every Preppy Girl's Favorite Thing . . .

is a monogrammed treat, right? Well check out Monogram Me. Its the Lawyer's Wife's new blog and she has some super cute stuff on there. I'm thinking I need something . . .

Sad News

Estelle Getty passed away. She was always my favorite Golden Girl. I loved her character's quick wit. Click here for the article.


Sorry for being a lame blogger lately. I have not been around a computer much. I promise to make a strong comeback! I was tagged by Buford Betty & Downtown Southern. I love both of these girls! Stop by their blogs if you haven't already.

A. Attached or Single? Attached

B. Best Friend? yes

C. Cake or pie? Cake all the way – I love yellow cake with buttercream icing

D. Day of choice? Saturday – I get to sleep in!

E. Essential item? Flip-flops

F. Favorite color? Pink

G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears, but I love most gummy candy so I am not picky.

H. Home town? Somewhere in Virginia

I. Favorite indulgence? I love a piece of cake and some vanilla ice cream. See “C” (no pun intended).

J. January or July? July – summer is my season.

K. Kids? One day

L. Life isn’t complete without? Fiancé, friends, & family.

M. Marriage date? 9-13-08

N. Number of brothers and sisters? I have an older sister, a younger brother, and a younger sister.

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples, I have never really been okay with “working” for my food and oranges are too hard to peel.

P. Phobias? Snakes – ask my sister about this one

Q. Quotes? “Never, never, never give up.”

R. Reasons to smile? My niece and nephew. They are so cute and they leave me the most adorable voicemails. I have a lot of reasons to smile though.

S. Season of choice? Summer!

T. Tag 5 people: I don't know who has done it . . . so anyone who wants to play! Let me know if you post this.

U. Unknown fact about me? I don’t like chocolate cake. I won’t eat it even if that’s all there is. This is surprising to most people because I love dessert!

V. Vegetable? Probably lima beans. I like vegetables, so its hard to pick just one.

W. Worst habit? I get road rage – pretty bad.

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? Not sure what this means. I guess ultrasound?

Y. Your favorite food? Pizza – pepperoni from Papa John’s.

Z. Zodiac sign? Gemini.

(Another)Z. Which zoo animal is your favorite? I don’t like zoo’s, so I never go to them. They just bother me on some level.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Thought this looked fun

I realized as I was doing this that there are a whole bunch of numbers missing . . .

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now? A lot of random stuff – I don’t even know what’s back there

2. When was the last time you threw up? I think it was November – Fiance will tell you about it

3. What's your favorite curse word? Damn

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today? My fiancé, Kikibee, my co-worker

5. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? Taking a shower

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Talking to someone at work

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now? Pilates

8. Have you ever been to a strip club? No

9. What is the last thing you said aloud? Sure

10. What is the best ice cream flavor? Birthday cake

11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Diet Coke

13. What was the last thing you ate? Sushi

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? Yes, a red dress from Old Navy.

15. When was the last time you ran? Yesterday evening

16. What's the last sporting event you watched? I can’t remember

18. Who is the last person you emailed? My friend Laura

19. Ever go camping? Yes – not really a nature girl

20. Do you have a tan? A very light one

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw? Only when I am drinking a fountain soda

25. What did your last IM say? Ok

26. Are you someone's best friend? Yes

27. What are you doing tomorrow? Working

28. Where is your mom right now? At Work, I think

29. Look to your left, what do you see? My printer

30. What color is your watch? Silver

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia ? Crocodile Dundee

32. Would you consider plastic surgery? Yes.

33. What is your birthstone? Pearl

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru? It depends, if the drive through is long, I will go in.

35.How many kids do you want? Not telling

36. Do you have a dog? No

37. Last person you talked to on the phone? Fiancé

38. Have you met anyone famous? No

39. Any plans today? No – I am going to pilates after work and then maybe try to get my hair highlighted – I need it!

40. How many states have you lived in? 1

41. Ever go to college? yes

42. Where are you right now? my office

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? Bad drivers

44. Last song listened to? Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

46. Are you allergic to anything? Cats

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Flip-flops

48. Are you jealous of anyone? Not really, I’m pretty happy.

49. Is anyone jealous of you? No

51. What time is it? 2:46 p.m.

52. Do any of your friends have children? yes

53. Do you eat healthy? Yes, I really work on this, its not easy for me

54. What do you usually do during the day? Work

55. Do you hate anyone right now? I try not to

56. Do you use the word 'hello' daily? No, I say “hey” or “hi”

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? I don’t want to say – I feel old

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags? Yes

60. How did you get one of your scars? I busted my knee on the fireplace while I was dancing to New Kids on the Block – it was the first time I remember getting stitches

Made of Honor

I'm back! We had a great trip. The Royals won - so that always makes the game so much more fun. The brunch shower was lovely and my future mother in law out did herself. I received some really nice gifts. I can't wait to get them set up in my new house!

We saw Made of Honor on saturday night. I loved it! Of course, I always love these kinds of movies and I am a hopeless romantic. How was your weekend? I will be catching up on your blogs over the next few days :)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Off to Missouri

(Downtown Kansas City)

Hey Girls - sorry for being MIA, its been a busy week for me. I am off to Missouri this weekend! Fiance and I are visiting his parents. I am looking forward to a fun weekend. We are headed to a Royals game tonight. Hanging out tomorrow. Saturday my future mother-in-law is having a brunch shower for me. Then I am headed back Sunday. I hope everyone has a great weekend too!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

For my design folder

I saw this picture on a random website and I am afraid I will forget it - so I am posting it here! I love how the trim is in a bold color. It seems everywhere I go there is bold color on the walls and then the trim is white (thats what our house is going to be) but I love this. Sorry, I can't get the picture any larger.

Pink & Green wedding

Click here for some fun pics from a preppy, pink & green wedding by David Schwartz. You have to scroll down to "Christine & William."

Monday, July 7, 2008


My focus is changing. I know this should have happened a while ago but I've had a hard time switching from "collecting inspiration" to selecting details and making decisions. In any event, we are sending out the invites at the end of the month. I have been looking at stamps. I want something pretty and whimsical. I don't really want the Liberty Bell. Don't get me wrong - I'm proud to be an American - but I want something unique for the invitations.

I love this Dragonfly stamp. I just think its so pretty. The only problem is what kind of stamp to put on the response envelope? Yes, sorry, I am that OCD that I actually want it to match!

I also saw this stamp. How adorable would that be for the rehearsal dinner invitations??? I love it - I only wonder how many people would actually notice it? :)

My weekend in numbers

5 – open houses looked at
1 – shower invitation received
2 – number of nights we went out
0 – number of fireworks seen
8 – number of Harry Potter’s watched – at least according to Fiance
15 – wines tasted at the wine festival
3 – times getting caught in the rain
1 – dinner cooked
too hard to count – number of hugs from my sweet Fiance

Get Smart

We saw this on friday. We both really liked it. I had heard mixed reviews, but I love Anne Hathaway and Fiance and I both love Steve Carrell. It was entertaining and fast-moving. If you like both of these actors, I would suggest seeing it.

Anne Hathaway had on some yummy Chanel throughout the whole movie. It was fun to watch for her different outfits. Steve Carrell's character was funny, but a different kind of humor than what he usually does. In conclusion, we were both pleased with the film.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy Fourth of July!

I hope you all have a safe and happy Fourth of July! Fiance is here and we have quite a few plans for the weekend. I am looking forward to it. We are meeting friends tonight. Tomorrow I think we are going to hang around our downtown area and then catch some fireworks. Then Saturday we are headed to a Music & Wine Festival. Have a great weekend everybody!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Secret Life of the American Teenager

Did anyone else watch this last night? After seeing the previews for weeks, I was excited about this show. Now that I have watched it, I have mixed feelings. I am curious to know what you all think? Was I the only one who watched it?