Words of Wisdom

"You have to kiss a few frogs before you find your prince." -Mamaw Jackson

"Stupidity in a woman is unfeminine." -Freiderich Nietchze

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm getting married in 3 days!

... Enough said! I have been so busy (and a little stressed) over the past week that I haven't blogged one bit!

I have a list that I am faithfully following to be sure that I get everything done. I got ahead yesterday, but I remembered a couple more things to do today.

Today's list:
confirm vendors and reservations (CHECK!)
finish thank you notes for showers
get groceries for bridesmaids' brunch
finish laundry and start packing for honeymoon
find something blue
clean shoes (they got a little dirty at my bridal portraits)
get eyebrows waxed and nails filled
pay all bills that will be due while we're gone
wrap gifts for parents and bridesmaids

The last minute details are getting overwhelming, but I know it will be a beautiful day whether I get everything done or not.

Everyone keeps telling me to breathe... Maybe I seem more stressed that I want to admit. I really should've taken off from work this whole week.

Any advice?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Misty at Southern Belle Mama gave me this award yesterday! I'm so excited... She included with it 10 random "Honest Scrap" things about herself, so I'll carry on the tradition :)

1. I'm getting married in 11 days and I've been counting it down for about 100 days!

2. The more I try to eat healthy the more I want to eat onion rings and cheeseburgers.

3. My fiance has a karate/kickboxing/boxing/mixed martial arts school so I took a kickboxing class when I was trying to get him to notice me. (It worked!)

4. All our friends say we're gonna have twin girls, even though twins don't run in our families.

5. I love to drink Long Island Iced Tea.

6. All the women in my family live to be at least 90.

7. My professional goal is to open a preschool.

8. My favorite car is a Range Rover Sport. (in red, please!)

9. The college I went to had fewer students than my high school.

10. I'm lactose intolerant but I LOVE to eat dairy products.

And now I'll tag these lovely ladies for their Honest Scrap Award!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Vote for ABC!

My IRL sister and friend ABC has designed a reusable bag and entered it in a contest with Kroger Grocery Stores. She stands to win $1000 and she deserves it! She designed my whole invitation suite and other stationary items for my wedding. She is a very talented designer and a wonderful person. You can vote once a day until May 21st. Just click this link:

Speaking of IRL sisters and friends, two of my favorites will be here this weekend to throw me a party! We have been fondly referred to as 1,2,3 and we claim that title! Here's to a great weekend! Photos and stories will be here for your reading pleasure on Monday :)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Boys pee on the floor

Can I get an Amen from the ladies in the audience? Thank you.

I cleaned the house yesterday, which included giving the bathrooms a good scrub. I never knew until I shared a house with an 11 year old boy that it was necessary to scrub the ENTIRE toilet and the floor surrounding it so often. I love him. I hate scrubbing up urine. This is not a mop and bucket kind of job; this is a hands and knees, cleaning solution directly on the sponge kind of job. I know he doesn't do it on purpose, but there are definitely sprinkles that have gotten away from him and have gone unnoticed. The boys of the house can complain all they want about my hairs that shed and find their way into their sock drawer, video games, or bath towels, but I can honestly say I have never gotten peepee on the floor.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Top Two Tuesday... Beauty Secrets

I'm not one to give a lot of beauty advice... I only wear make up for special occasions. But the couple of things I do use, I will never change.

#1. Bare Minerals makeup - I've converted so many of my friends and family members to this makeup, I should probably get a kickback! It is absolutely the best thing I have ever put on my face. I have super sensitive (and really cranky) skin, and this does not irritate it or break me out. It comes in shades for all skin tones, too.
#2. OPI Nail Lacquer - This is something I NEVER go without. I will always have my toes painted... Every day of the year. OK... sometimes I let them get a little chipped in the winter, but I try! haha Occasionally I paint my finger nails, but always my toenails, and nothing lasts longer or has better colors than OPI. Half the fun of OPI is the names! This is the Spring/Summer 2010 Collection called Hong Kong. The colors have names like Red My Fortune Cookie (bottom right) and Lucky Lucky Lavender (top left).

Hope to hear some of your top beauty secrets! Happy Tuesday!

Monday, April 12, 2010

McD's Vanilla Iced Coffee

One of the best things about warm weather... This is my favorite iced beverage treat. I try not to drink them a lot, but I love them! If you haven't had one, try it! I used to be a Starbuck's snob, but this drink has me converted!

I stopped on my way to work this morning and got myself one... My taste buds were all ready to taste the punch of coffee goodness with a touch of silky vanilla. I put it down on my desk. I couldn't wait to get settled in and enjoy my drink while I caught up on paperwork. Then... I knocked it in the floor with my huge purse! I didn't even notice I had done it until everything had already drained out... I cried a little. Chris asked me if I was having an emotional day... "What the hell do you think?" is what I wanted to ask, but he was trying to be sensitive.

What a Monday!

But... I'm getting married in 19 days and my best friends will be here for a party this weekend! Things aren't all that bad... but I'm still mad about my coffee.

Friday, April 9, 2010

I want one! Friday

Really... This is what I have on my mind today. We have been wanting a puppy for a loooong time. We both want a Rottweiler, and I told Chris we're getting a girl since there are already so many boys in the family! This little sweetheart is at a Rottweiler Rescue group near where we live and I think I'm in love. It's not the right time for us... We don't have enough time or yard space, but I hope she and her siblings find a wonderful home. One day, I'll have a puppy of my own :)

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The most stylish cookies available!

(NBC New York)

These may be every little girl's first purse. I know there was a time in my life when they were my favorite purse. And animal cookies don't get any better than these! Don't they bring back memories?

Lilly Pulitizer is now in a partnership with Barnum's Animal crackers for charities to support tiger conservation throughout the world. At the same time, she is making every child a little more fashionable, and cookie packages much more springtime!

In honor of these stylish little packages, what is your favorite spring purse?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wishful Wednesday

"I wish...
I had the willpower to
stay on one particular diet
and it would be..."

I'm going to stretch it a little bit and say that I wish I had the willpower (and the humility) to listen to the advice of my certified personal trainer fiance. If I did, I would be unstoppable! I'm pretty happy with the way I look now (and he has no complaints) which probably influences my lack of motivation, but I know I could do better.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

I'm back!

Ok ladies... It has been way too long!

In the last 2 months I have planned almost an entire wedding! I am getting married in 25 days (not that there's a countdown or anything...) and I finally have time for the blog world again.
There are pictures to come of all the fun wedding stuff :)

This has a been a beautiful few days in the DC Area... It is supposed to be 92 degrees today! It is totally time to break out the skirts and shorts. I've been tanning, I have red toenails, and I'm ready for this warm weather! The last time I blogged it was snowing!

I am in love with OPI The Thrill of Brazil right now... It's the perfect summer red!

What are you loving now that the weather has warmed up?