Friday, July 24, 2009

One Year Ago

This weekend, one year ago, G and I were engaged! It's kind of hard to believe that it has been a full year. A whole lot has happened in this year, and we are so thankful to have each other. We definitely couldnt have done it alone. Now, we just have 2 months left until we tie the knot!

On a slight side note. G is heading to Chicago this weekend for his bachelor party. It's kind of oddly fitting, since that is where we got engaged. I am interested to hear all the stories when they get back.. should be quite entertaining.

Monday, July 20, 2009

30 Day Shred

Last thursday I started the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. And let me just say, that shit is hard! I am only on the first level, and just today am I not feeling a little sore. I hope to continue on the level one for another 6 days, then switch to level 2 for 10 days then level 3 for another 10. I hope to do this until wedding day so I need to stay motivated. I did read a post by someone who had done the workout, and she said she lost 7 pounds! I could definitely use that. Let's cross our fingers. I'll keep an update (when I remember). But I am already feeling stronger (a fitter) after only 4 days!
PS.. I WILL look like Jillian! ;)

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I GOT MY DRESS!! Meaning, I went and picked it up and it is all mine! YIPPEE. I just kind of want to wear it around the house for the next two months. And, I really want to show G, but I am waiting till the day of. It's so pretty, I love it. I just have to get it hemmed and taken in at the bust (which I find completely strange). And then I have to make my sash that I am going to wear at the reception. I am so pumped. I wish I could post pictures so I could show it off, but I dont want G to see it (well I do, but you know what i mean). I will say that I need to lose a few pounds. It was a little snug in the hip... nothing that I couldnt stand if I had to, but it would be nice to lose a few. My sister and I are going to do the Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, every day till the wedding. I have also decided to throw in 2 days of cardio by walking/running with Charlie dog. I NEED to keep the motivation up. It's hard when everything has been so stressful lately.

Another update, my sister and mom found the cutest shoes for the bridesmaids yesterday. I think they are going to go perfect with the dresses. I originally thought I wanted them to have matching shoes, then decided that I didnt really care, but now I am a little excited that they will all match. who hooo!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Insert foot into mouth

I dont know what my deal is.. sometimes I just say things that I dont really mean to say, and come out completely wrong. These are in situations that have nothing to do with myself but I feel the need to comment about. Then after the comment is made, I immediately feel bad and feel the need to apologize. I can't help myself. It's like I dont have a filter. UGH. I really feel bad about it too. I am not trying to be intentionally mean or hurtful, or even a smart ass.. it just comes out.. like word vomit. It's so frustrating because then I will spend half my day worried that I have offended the person. And try to find ways to make it better. I just need to keep my mouth shut, and my thoughts to myself.

NOLA review

We had a great time in New Orleans. No real problems, no big drama. It was just the right amount of people to go and everyone got along! We saw everything! Went to Jacques Imo's for dinner one night, shopped down Magazine Street, had a drink at Pat O'Briens, walked down Bourbon Street, watched a street band at LaFitte's, went to the French Market and had a beignet at Cafe Du Monde. All in all, successful trip. I am so glad we were able to go down. Only bad thing was it was HOT!Waiting for the streetcar after a successful day shopping.Taking self-timer shots before heading out for the big night.Our lovely New Orleans host, Ryan!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I keep thinking of things I want to blog about, but when I finally get around to doing it, I forget what my topic was. Many thoughts go through my head during a days span and I just cant remember them all.
Here is a list (so I can remember to expand on it later!):

1. Our Honeymoon is booked!!
2. A new company concept: Peapod Paperie and Design
3. Inspirations (design/life)
4. wedding updates (this is kind of ongoing)
5. Update on my father

And now I cant think of any more.. but that will be good for a minute. Hope to write on these soon!

Big Easy Bachelorette Party

Off to New Orleans tomorrow for my bachelorette party! I am soo excited. I have never been to NOLA before. One of my bridesmaids lives down there, so it only seemed fitting to have the party there. There will be 8 of us total. I will be sure to post some pics when I get back... right now I just have to get through today...