Monday, August 31, 2009

And the winners are...

I used a highly scientific approach for choosing a winner ;) I numbered all of your entries and then I asked a co-worker to pick two numbers.

The winners of these fantastic custom printed postcards are:
Ready to be Mrs. B

Congratulations ladies!!! Please send me an email (or comment on this post) with your email address and names so that I can have the folks at UPrinting send you guys your coupon code!!

Take care until next time,

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cheap Ceremony Decor

I stumbled upon this picture on Wedding Bee the other day. Since we are doing baby's breath, I think it would look really nice.

Surprisingly enough, this look was done by folding 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper into a triangle. Then, some ribbon was wrapped around the paper, and some baby's breath was placed in it.



Talk about cheap and easy!!!

What are you doing to spruce up your aisles?

Take care until next time,

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Don't forget to enter my giveaway!!!! Last day to enter is August 30TH!!!!!

^^^ Click me ^^^^

Take care until next time,

Please, oh please can I have these?

We have a rectangular arch, so I think this would work perfectly for us! Oh my goodness it is gorgeous!!


I may be feeling a little ambitious soon and try to replicate this.

Are you having moss letters at your wedding?

Take care until next time,

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Thank you cards

Is it just me or are thank you cards the most annoying things to write?! Don't get me wrong... I am so thankful to everyone for being so kind and generous to us an I definitely want to thank them but there HAS to be a better way...

I purchased some adorable thank you cards from target (obsessed with that place) but I can't seem ti write a thank you without feeling like I'm sounding totally cheesy.

I swear I can only tell someone thank you and how they mean so much to me so many times before it just starts sounding lame. It's all true, but it totally sounds lame. Is it just me? Am I just loosing my mind from too many thank yous? Or have you guys felt this way too?!

How have you combatted the cheesy thank you?!

Take care until next time,

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The shower haps

The shower was a raging success. People were way too generous. We got over half the items on our registry!!!

My bridesmaids were so awesome!! They planned two games. One was for the guests and one was for myself. The one for the guests was a questionaire about myMr and me. There were several questions about when we started dating and how many kids we want to have, etc. My FSIL won it!! The prize was a starbucks gift card.

The other game was pretty cool. All of the guests got a piece of paper with a question on it. MyMr came up with questions about himself. Before I opened the gift from the guest they asked me their question. If I got it correct, their question got put in a basket for me to draw out of to pick a winner. It was so much fun!! Some of the questions were hard and some were easy. I think I only missed two of them!

I haven't uploaded pictures yet, but I will be sharing them with you soon!! :)

Take care until next time,

Friday, August 21, 2009

P.S. Congratulations to SAM

Sam at On my way to being a healthy bride is getting married today!!!!

Congrats girl!!! :) :)

Take care until next time,

Shower and a birthday?!

So guys... the weekend is going to be CRAZY!!!! By crazy I mean busy AND crazy FUN!

Tomorrow is my wedding shower (1 of 2)!!!

and then Sunday is


I will be 22 years young! ;)

I am off to:
-get a mani and pedi
-buy a shower dress
-get an oil change
-figure out a cheaper alternative for our tuxes
-buy my flower girls' shoes

So, I will leave you with some pictures of my venue: Riverwalk Golf Course!!! 51 days guys!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Guess where I am...

... on my way to get a Red Velvet Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes!!!!!

It's a celebration cake!!!

Can you guess what the celebration is for?!

Take care until next time,

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I got my veil!!

FINALLY... after having my dress for almost a year... I GOT MY VEIL!!!

I debated for SOOO long with what type of veil to get. Fingertip, birdcage, chapel, cathedral?! Sooo much to choose from.

Since I posted about my dress forever ago, I will remind my new readers now.


Ok... So here it is. This is the front of it. Mine is all white with a white sash though.

And here is the back:

Ahhh it is love. I forget about it all the time, and then when I stumble across these pictures, it is love all over again.

Anyways, back to the veil. Can you guess which style I ended up with my dress?!

If you guess birdcage veil then you are... WRONG. ;)

I ended up with a chapel length veil. It is a little longer than your standard chapel length, but not long enough to be a cathedral. It actually is almost exactly the length of my train!!!!

Since my dress is so detailed, I made sure to keep my veil simple. There is a VERY slim pencil edge on it, but other than that it is plain.

The best part of all is my tiara! :) I wasn't going to get a tiara but then I saw this one and HAD to have it!

I will do a post on it once it comes in (should have come in today!!!). I must keep you in suspense until then! ;)

All I have to say is that David's Bridal better be ecstatic with how much money we spent at their store!!!

What style veil did you choose?

Take care until next time,


Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Sorry I suck today

So there is no real post today. I was at work for 12 hours yesterday when I should have only been there 9. Plus on top of that I was never able to even eat lunch. Pure craziness.

I promise I will be posting some good stuff soon. In the meantime, enter my contest!! :)

take care until next time,

Monday, August 17, 2009

Flower girl baskets

Well, I nearly burned off my fingerprints in the process of creating these, but I am extremely satisfied with how they turned out.

I think they are simple, yet elegant.

I am still debating whether to add some swarovski crystals (gotta love HOTFIX) to them. For now, here they are!!!

What do you think? Should I add some crystals to them? Or are they good as is?

Just in case you were wondering, I purchased the actual baskets at Michael's for $3.99 (I used a 50% off coupon on each of them). I also got the ribbon for them at Michael's for $1.99 (they were clearanced out for 75% off).

A little hot glue was all it took! :)

Are you going to DIY your flower girl baskets?

Take care until next time,

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Giveaway timeee!!!

Yep, it's that time again!!

The fabulous people at UPrinting (and I truly mean fabulous) have offered to give, not one, but TWO of my readers 200 Custom Printed Postcards!!!

The possibilities are seriously endless with these!! Use can use these custom postcards as invitations, save the dates, RSVPs, or thank you cards! Of course you are not limited to that. They don't have to be for a wedding at all. You can use them as custom greeting cards as well to say hello to someone special.

I think I would use them as invitations to our rehearsal dinner!! :)

The winners will receive:

200 Custom Postcards (choose your size: 4x6, 4.25x6, 5x7"); 14pt gloss or matte, 13 pt uncoated

Full Color on both sides (4/4)

*The fine print* Shipping must be paid by Winner. Offer Valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.

How to enter:
(1) entry for leaving a comment on how you would use this prize.
(2) entries for becoming a follower of my blog (or if you are already a follower)
(3) entries if you post about this on your blog or on your sidebar!! :)
Total of 6 entries possible!!!

So start entering and tell all of your friends because you don't have much time!!! The giveaway closes on August 30th!!!

Take care until next time,

Friday, August 14, 2009

RSVP and a tux for free?

We got our first RSVP back!!!

Dang... they were on top of it!!!

The tally is 2 yes 0 no!!

On a different note... how nice does this tux look?!

[Source: Men's Wearhouse]

I don't know why, but I love the fact that it looks more like a suit than a tux!

We picked out our tuxes the other weekend. A few days later we found out that they will cost $161 to rent... TO RENT?! Is it just me or is that crazy expensive?!

Maybe tuxes have just gone up? Dang... they are more expensive than our bridesmaid dresses and my girls get to keep them!!

Luckily myMr and a groomsmen of choice get their tuxes for FREE!!

How much were your tuxes?

Take care until next time,

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quick little update

I am so sorry that this week has been so crazy. I am doing some brand new stuff at work so instead of coming home and writing a post for you guys, I have been coming home and doind research until bed time. I have already taken pictures of some goodies for y'all. I promise I will get them up for you very soon!

On another note, I called my hairstylest to make my wedding day hair appointment and much to my disappointing surprise... She is in a wedding the night before and doesn't know if she will be in town in time for the wedding. Hair Fail!!

I'm not quite sure what I'm gonna do yet. I never even thought something like this could happen so I did not come up with a backup plan. I will have to come up with something quickly.

On a happier note, my mama received a phone call today from a family friend that ABSOLUTELY lovedd our invitations!! And my FMIL received THREE phone calls from various people saying how much they loved our invitations!! That means it is really happening guys!!! I can't wait to start getting RSVPs in the mail!! My Mindy Weiss RSVP organizer has been lonely and needs some friends!!! :)

Take care until next time,

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Signed, Sealed, Delivered... I'm Yours!!!

Well guys... this is it... the invites are OUT!

Oh please Mister Postman, please get them to their proper owners. MyMr is nervous because my sister did calligraphy on the invites and he doesn't think that Mr. Postman will be able to figure out where to take it.

I guess we will find out when the RSVPs start rolling in!!!

Since I am sure some of you are curious, here are some pictures of them!!! I am seriously in love with how they turned out!

Cost breakdown:
Invitations - $47.98
Stamps - $52.80
Hot glue gun to glue down seals - Free (already owned one)
Total - $100.78 (HELL YEAH)

Here they are:

Were you worried about your invites getting to their new owners?

Take care until next time,

Monday, August 10, 2009


I have some fantastic news. We can all breathe a sigh of relief because my dress still fits me!!!!! Thank god!!! It has been nearly a year since I last tried it on!!!

Take care until next time,

Goodies to come...

This was the most productive weekend I have had in a LONGGGGG time.

This weekend I:
- purchased my veil (FINALLY)
- purchased my tiara (yes, I WILL be a princess!!)
- purchased my wedding day jewelry!!
- assembled the invitations!!!
- purchased stamps for the invites!!!
- made the flower girl baskets!
- finished registering (THANK GOD!!!)
- my amazing mother made our ring bearer pillow!!
- began working on our candy station (We JUST decided to do one!!)

I will be mailing out the invites in the morning!!!

Goodness gracious you guys will be seeing some GREAT stuff this week! Be excited! :) :)

Take care until next time,


Friday, August 7, 2009

So, I am a stalker...

... a registry stalker that is...

I don't know what it is about having a registry that makes me want to look at it all the time, but goodness gracious it is fun.

It was even more fun today because guess what guys...


We will soon be the proud owners of a rolling pin and baking sheets! :) :) :)

OMG... I am so excited!

Is that weird?

Take care until next time,

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Layoffs are icky...

There are more layoffs at my work today. I think i am okay for now but some really good people have been let go. It is a sad day around the office.

There will be an even more brutal round of layoffs in September so I'm praying like crazy that I will be blessed enough to remain employed.

Today I would like to list some of the things I am thankful for:
my family
my career
my puppy
my follwers
my faith
my determination

there is So much more that I'm thankful for but that's good for now.

What are you thankful for?

Take care until next time,

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Shower Dress #2

This just might HAVE to be the second shower dress.

[Nordies again]

Yes, please. I love the sweater too. And then, to make the look complete, I think I must add these shoes:

It is hard to tell in the picture, but they are brown! And they are from none other than payless. Yes, I said it... PAYLESS!!!

Could the search for the perfect shower dresses be over!?

It all depends on if my mister will let me have them!! :) haha They are definitely more expensive than I would normally spend, so I don't know if I feel right about buying them both. We shall see.

Should I splurge on my dresses? Or should I buy one and get a cheaper other one? Or should I discard them both and go cheaper?

Take care until next time,

Monday, August 3, 2009

Can I have this, please?

I want this dress for my shower dress SO bad!!!

[Complements of Nordies]

I stumbled upon a WeddingBee post about this dress as a bridesmaid dress. At $138, I bet your bridesmaids would be stoked to have this dress!!!

Look at these pictures!! It is so gorgeous!!!

[Source for the two above]

Oh pretty please, can I have it? With a cherry on top?! I think I am definitely going to have to convince myMr to let me make this mine!!! :) :)

Hopefully one shower dress down, one more to go...

Take care until next time,