Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bridal Bootcamp and Sneaky Saturdays

In exactly 3 months and 3 days from today, I'll be walking down the aisle in my gorgeous wedding dress, ready to become a Mrs.

3 months and 3 days.

That may as well say tomorrow. It's going to FLY by. And I refuse to look like the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man when I put on said dress and walk down said aisle. So, one month ago I got myself a personal trainer and dubbed my 3-day a week sessions 'bridal bootcamp.'

Holy sore muscles Batman. At least that's how I felt the first week. I'm now in the middle of my 4th week, and feel amazing. I'm shocked, and slightly disappointed, I didn't sign up for this months ago. But as a wise person once told me, timing is everything. Apparently I wasn't ready to wake up at 5:15, crawl out of bed & cart my butt to the gym in April. But I digress.

This past Saturday was my 'surprise' bridal luncheon. I say 'surprise' because a couple of people slipped and let on when it was. I was convinced it was going to be on Sunday. But, it wasn't. It was Saturday. The funniest part of the whole thing was I'd had my hair colored on Friday, and it's my ritual not to wash it for 24 hours so the color sets. Due to my strict adherence to that rule, when I got ready to meet my maid of honor and a friend for lunch on Saturday, I only conditioned my hair & put it up in a ponytail. Imagine my horror when I walked into the restaurant and saw a table piled with gifts, friends and family, and my mother laughing like a 15 year old as she snapped my picture. All I could say out loud was: "I DIDN'T WASH MY HAIR."


The luncheon was beautiful. The food was delish. And I'm so pleased that a fabulous group of ladies were able to come. Did I mention the cake?

How pretty is that? And it was sooooooooo tasty. Obviously, I got my butt kicked in bootcamp on Monday, but that frosting was totally worth it.

So yeah, I was surprised. Between the boy, the maid of honor, the friend and the mom....they could start their own covert operations company. And I'm a pain in the ass when it comes to wanting to know things, so what they managed to pull off was no small task. Well done guys. =)

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Monday, August 9, 2010


In short, it's been one hell of a summer. Not in a totally bad way. Just a lot of big life changes. Some were expected, some came out of left field.

The Good:
My little family of just me & the 2 cats has a new addition. The boy. We all moved to Burlington last month. Yay! The new place is coming along quite nicely. We're both dorking out about the small stuff, like picking out shower curtains and stainless steel trash bins. For true. Once everything is a bit more in order, I'll post pictures.

Wedding planning is marching on smoothly. All the big pieces are in place. We even set up a cute website ( Yep, we're THAT couple. I need to update it with more fun facts. But that will come at a later date.

Oh, and then there was THE CRUISE. I still have to write a complete blog about that. And by THE CRUISE, I of course mean, the NKOTB cruise. Yep, I'm that girl and I'm not ashamed. =)

The Not So Good:
My family had quite the wrench thrown into the mix in late May. I'm not going to get into it here, but it pretty much sent everyone into a tailspin. I've done my best to stay out of it, unless approached. It would be nice if things could get back to semi-normal at some point......

And it looks like I'm officially down a friend. Part of me is extremely pissed off, part of me doesn't care and part of me wants to save it. I don't know how it ended, or why really. Maybe the friendship just ran its course. It's been rocky for the past couple of years. People do grow & travel down different paths. But this doesn't feel right, for whatever reason. I suppose that's something I have to figure out on my own. It sucks though.

Even with the bumps in the road, this year has been quite fabulous. And it promises to end on a very high note. =)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Paper Cuts

I've been searching for the perfect invitation design to use for wedding invitations. I keep getting inspired by old world, travel photos & really want to incorporate them somehow. Of course, since my brain is at capacity with wedding planning, I can't seem to figure out how to find what I'm looking for.

I bought this paper pad the other night:

It has the exact designs I'm looking for, but the pages are HUGE and I'm not crafty enough to figure out how to turn them into invitations. One of these days, my wedding fairy godmother will finally visit, wave her little wand, and the invitations will just appear.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Newbie, Party of One

I'm assuming the first line to a blog is supposed something amazingly witty and catchy. Good to see I've followed through on that one.

Not sure where this little project will lead, but rest assured it will be FILLED with all sorts of fun commentary and scatterbrained thoughts.

In case you were wondering how I came up with the title of 'My Cat is Cuter Than Yours''s because it's true: