Thursday, August 27, 2009

Leave it to us...

To have an after party after our reception. Yes, we have decided that it would be a great idea to throw an gathering at the local Maker's Mark Lounge after our reception ends at midnight. Why, you ask? Because if I know my future husband (that's weird) at all, he will not want the party to go on with out him. And instead of trying to find a place that night to go, we have taken the liberty to plan ahead of time. Actually, it will work out really well. The bar is a half a block from the hotel and there is a chance that we will have an awesome DJ play. :) So as corny, and weird as it may sound... I think it's going to work out just fine. And who doesn't like a P-A-R-T-Y!!?!?!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

HOLY TOLEDO-- ONE MONTH TO GO!

I cant believe the wedding is one month away. Feels like I have been planning forever but one month is so close. And I still feel like I am not ready. My list seems to keep growing. Here it is so far:
1. Gift for G
2. Gifts for wedding party
3. Make programs
4. print out my table signs
5. print my thank you cards
6. submit all money that is due
7. meet with the florist and photographer about final details
8. Find eye shadows
9. Find rehearsal dinner dress
10. Get my dad a vest and shoes for his tux
11. (make sure all tux measurements are in, again)
12. Get comb to sew into veil
13. Decide on jewels for bridesmaids
14. Organize with limo company
15. Figure out our "specialty" drinks

and on and on and on.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Survey says...

I said I would write in on my feelings about the new make-up. And so far so good. I didnt get to wear it yesterday because I was running late for work , but I decided I needed one more go around (actually I'll probably keep playing with it till the wedding day) before posting. I think I like the primer my sister got my "Dont let them see you shine" by Philosophy (dont think I mentioned it the other day) And the HD foundation and powder are great! Good coverage. I am still oily, but I just think that is the nature of my skin and will have to deal.. although, its not AS oily with the primer. Also, I have been using my MAC eye primer that I have had for a while, to retest it. And while it does a much better job of avoiding the clumps than without any primer.. I think I still need to find something else. I guess I'll look when I go back (AGAIN!) for my eye shadow color. I am still thinking browns, but maybe a little more dramatic.. I DUNNO. I hate deciding

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Make-up GALORE

One of my bridesmaids and I went shopping last night at good ol' Sephora for some wedding make-up. I have decided to do my own makeup for the wedding only because I generally dont like the way other people do it. I had gone in to Sephora back when my sister was in town to get some ideas on what i would need to have "flawless" makeup for the wedding day. At that time, I had it done by one of the sale associates and she wrote down everything she used on me. So last night, I finally decided to breakdown and buy some. Here's what I got:
HD Make Up Forever Foundation and HD Powder. I had originally tried on Diorskin Forever. But I have heard great things about the HD line, that I decided to go with that instead. Also, the HD Powder makes your face feel sooo smooth. This I love. I bought it because of how oily my skin gets throughout the day. I am hoping that it helps that.
My sister had given me the Nars bronzer and blush duo for one of my showers and I just love it too. It is very subtle and natural. This picture really doesnt do it justice.
So I am still on a hunt for eye shadow colors. I cant decide what I want to do. When the girl did my make-up the first time, she used light purples, but it just didnt seem to be dramatic enough. And last night a different girl at Sephora put on some charcoal colors with a warm undertone, that I liked, but I dont think it was the right shade either. I am thinking i want to go more warm with brown tones, to help make my eyes look bluer.. I CANT DECIDE!! Any help on colors or brands is greatly appreciated (I need something that wont clump in the crease of my eye)

Oh, and I am trying out all my new stuff today, to see how it does on extended wear. I'll let you know my thoughts tomorrow.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Really?! I mean really?!


So, last week I had to send of my engagement ring (for the 3rd) time to the manufacturer to get a diamond replaced that had fallen out. It was one of the small side stones that I have on the ring, not the big one. This has been an on-going problem with the ring, and the manufacturer/jeweler has been nice enough to "fix" it the other 2 times by replacing the stone, and sending it back. Now, granted, the "fix" wasnt that great, but at least you couldnt really tell unless you looked closely at it. But this is the 3rd time, and I have had enough. So the guy said this time, maybe I would get a new setting to alliviate the problem. Well, I get an email today saying "the rings are pretty worn" and "they have been hit with force causing the diamonds to fall out".. WHAT A BUNCH OF CRAP!! I have only worn 1 of the rings for a little over a year, this is the third time (have i said this) this has happened, and I work in an office all day. Are you serious?! So, now it looks like they are turning the situation around on me, when all I have done is worn the ring like any other normal person would. It just doesnt make any sense. I am extremely mad and had to write a forceful email. And I am hoping he writes me back with a new setting. I dont even know what to do. The bad part is, it wasnt bought locally. G bought it in St. Maarten and it was set in California, so its all a he said/she said story. UGH.. I AM SO MAD. I pray my email came off across in the right way. I just want it fixed.. correctly.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Hair Drama!

Got my eyebrows waxed!! I dont feel like they are all bushy any more. YAY! And it wasnt as bad as I envisioned it to be. I am very happy with the results. And I got my hair cut and colored. It is so much better being cut... just an inch off, but it makes a world of difference.

But my hair drama is what to do for the wedding day. I already know that I will get my hair done by my stylist but what about my bridesmaids. I had an original plan where a friend was going to come to the house and do theirs, but she had to cancel because of work. So then I thought we would all just go to the salon, but to do make up was $50! It just seems expensive. But I thinking at this point, to just get hair done at the salon and everyone do their own makeup. I always have a hard time with other people doing my makeup, I never think it looks right. So maybe its just better if we all do our own (or help each other out). I really didnt think this would be so stressful. It's just all get tooo close!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

What's the secret

I am ultimately determined to think that there is some BIG secret about weight loss. Screw eating right and exercising everyday... I do that shit and nothing happens. So what is it?! Who can tell me. Why are there people in this world who do NOTHING and are rails?!? GIVE ME THE SECRET! I wanna know. It's not starving yourself, I have seen you eat. I just don't get it. I just want to lose 5lbs before my wedding. A measly ol' 5 lbs. I just cant seem to get over the hump. I watched myself in the mirror last night when I did my "Shred" and almost gagged. :( I know girls complain about this stuff all the time... and really I have never been one to really talk about it. But I am very serious about it. I don't need to be 100 lbs, I just wanna feel toned and strong. I guess. So what is it!??!?!?

On another note.
I am getting my hair cut and colored Saturday.. along with my first ever eye brow wax. EEEK! I love to pluck my eye brows, but I thought they could use some professional treatment before the big day. So I have been just letting them go, without any maintenance for a minute and they are seriously grossing me out... YUCK! I hope no one is paying attention to them, because its like having really hairy legs.. ew. But this is the color I think I want done to my hair...
It's kind of hard to tell from this picture. But there are other pictures where her hair is pulled up and I think it looks awesome. It's a little blonder than normal, but I like all the dimension.
Oh and this sister has lost her tan... I gotta go to the tanning bed or do some laying out before the pools close!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

To favor or not to favor

From the get-go I have stated that I didnt want to do favors for our wedding. It just seems like a waste of money and then people end up with your name on a beer coozy (what?!). So, I have opted not to do them. Well G thinks it would be a good idea to make a CD of some of our favorite songs or songs that have to do with "love" and give that to everyone. If we are to do this, I am leaving the entire project up to him. I dont want any part in it. But my question is, are CDs out of date now!? I mean really, who listens to CDs any more? I, personally, rarely do (unless its sugarland in my car so I can sing along). So I dont want it to be a wasted effort, or be thrown in the backseat of someones car to never be listened to.

What do you think?!
I really need some help on this, so please please please, take a minute out of your day and help a girl out!

day 2

I am on day 2 of looking up more wedding blogs (and other fun blogs in general). I just cant stop. I could spend all day doing this. I just click on one blog site, then they have others listed and I click on those... it could go on for hours and hours. I'll try to post some of my favorite finds later

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Wedding Blogs

Occassionaly I will get a wild hair and get on some major blog-stalking. I have a few I read everyday (see reads on left) and then I check swsmag.net every few days for the latest in real southern wedding pictures. And all of it makes me AMAZED. Where do these people find the time to do all this?!?! It really makes me want to change my profession from graphic designer to wedding designer... wait wait wait.. what? I mean, I am not particularly found of planning my wedding, it has just been very stressful. But on the other end, I love doing the design part of it all and making it really personal. You should see my invites! LOVE THEM. (I'll post pics soon.. again, I have NO TIME!).

But this is where I started today
http://www.swsmag.net/southern-bride-blogge/
And every single one of these blogs has something unique and "I-wanna-do-that" about it. I cant even help myself.

I wanted to post pictures of everything I saw today but it would take hours upon hours to fit it all in.. and it would be a lot of reading.

Maybe I am in the wrong profession. I dont know. It's all so creative. I love it. There is so much more to this post, but I have lost my train of thought! haha.

Monday, August 10, 2009

words words words

Back in high school, my senior year, we had to write a short paper on a word we hated, and it could have been anything. Well at the time, nothing really bothered me so much as to hate a word, and so I found the task a little difficult to do. I ended up picking the word "suck" and making up some BS about why I didnt like it. (I probably ended up getting a B on the paper, who knows0. Well I have found as I have grown older that my taste for certain words have changed. The reason this has come into my head today is because while sitting at my usual morning meeting at work, I heard several words that just put a bad taste in my mouth: dribbling (unless talking about basketball), wipe, trickle. I know there are others. But these were the ones that came up this morning. YUCK. Do these have to be used?

Any words that make you cringe?

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Updates Updates Updates

There is so much going on lately that I just havent had the time to blog about it all. I will try to get better! But here's what is going on presently:

1. I am still keeping up with the Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I have gone a little over 2 weeks, and I think I can tell a difference. It's not much, but at least I dont feel bloated. I have only take 4 days off, and then some days, instead of the DVD, I went for a jog with the Charlie dog. I actually started level 2 last night, and MAN! was it hard. It is a lot of upper body strength, which I dont really have. My 5lb weights are way to heavy, so I have to do some of the moves with out.... and trust me, it still burns.

2. We have been on a rollercoaster with my dad for the last 2 weeks as well. He was getting very weak at home, and was becoming more than my mom and sister could handle. So we had him admitted into the hospital so that he could eventually go to a nursing home for a while, till he could become more independent. While in the hospital, he started a new kind of cancer treatment that has just been approved for brain cancer patients. And at this point, its going GREAT! He'll get another treatment on saturday. But we are crossing our fingers that this will reduce the tumor. Also, he is moving out of the nursing home today!! He has done sooo well while being there, even up and walking the second day. I am amazed, and so glad he is giong to get to come home.

3. Wedding invites are being stuff, and hopefully sent out this weekend. I just have to tie the ribbons, address the envelopes, stuff and mail. It's all getting so close. I feel like I have a million things to do, but when I look at my list, not much is really there. I cant believe it is less than 2 months away. Where did the time go? I just need to reconfirm with all my vendors and send in some $$. I am off to get my dress fitted tonight! whoo hoo. I am hoping it is not as snug as it was when I first picked it up. I havent put it on since then. eeks! I love it. And I have my last shower this weekend. We have received so many great things. I spent the majority of last night moving my kitchen around, so that I could get rid of the old and put in the new. It's exciting, but we definitely dont have the space we need. I will hopefully have enough stuff for a yard sale that I want to have in the fall. We'll see.

I guess that is all I have for now. Again, I will try to be better about the blog posts! :)