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Friday, March 30, 2012

7 Questions

You guys know the drill...
Each Friday I embarrass myself with a glorious picture and link up with Gentrilee
Back story: 
Here I am, in all my glory as a hot German man.
 We had just lived through Hurricane Irene last summer. 
We had lost power but were lucky to get to my best friend's house.
There were 9 of us stuck in the house for days. 
We needed some comic relief as we cooked so this is what we got! 
Fabulous right? 




1. What is your favorite color TO WEAR?
I tend to wear a lot of yellow and greens! I love to wear lots of colors, especially in the nice weather. I tend to think green looks good with my blue eyes. 

2. You are given the choice between visiting every country and landing on the moon. Which would you choose?
Visit every country. The whole landing on the moon idea freaks me out. I could foresee a bunch of panic attacks in my future. 

3. What's your favorite animal and why?

Oh this is so hard. I love animals. I like animals more than most people. I am a huge dog and horse lover. I wish I could have more dogs in my life but this crazy puppy is very territorial. 


4. You are forced to do one of the following, which would you choose? Sky dive, scuba dive?
I would love to scuba dive. I have been looking into scuba diving during our honeymoon if we go to Bermuda. I would love to check out all the shipwrecks


5. You are given the chance to go back in time. Which era would you visit?
I think I would chose the chaos of the 1960s. All that was going on in the world, protesting the war, the end of segregation plus the music...

6. If you had the power to remove one thing (ie: flies, mosquitos, junk food) from the earth for good- what would it be?

I would get rid of anyone who abuses children, animals or anyone defenseless. I think they are the worst kind of people. 


7. What is one thing you've learned from Pinterest that made you think "GENIUS"!
 

Seriously, why didn't I think of that??? My clothes are forever falling off the hangers



Hope you all have a fantastic weekend.
Brian has a huge job interview today for a promotion. I am super proud of him and I hope he gets it. 
Please wish him luck!! 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Little Bits of Happiness...

There are so many things to be happy about this week. I had the most amazing 4 day weekend. I got to spend it with the people that mean the most to me. I feel so lucky and so very blessed.








Cousins/My handsome guy/ My mom/ All our gifts/ Kate Spade present and my new red hair

Other little bits:
We cooked our first turkey and we didn't get sick and it didn't taste like cardboard. 
-Brooke from Bright Wishes has entrusted me to her Wednesday Wishes link up. Look for that after my wedding. 
- Speaking of wedding... Its one month from today! 
- Handmade Birthday cards

Linking up with Stephanie
Mrs Stephanie T

Bridal Shower...The Cake and a call for guest bloggers

Today is March 29, that can only mean one thing. My wedding is 1 month away. Holy Moly thats 30 days. I have started to feel the stress. With all the wedding things happening I could really use some guest posts for the last month of April and maybe a few while we are one on our honey, possibly in May. I have already heard from my awesome friend Ali but I need a few more. If your interested please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.

Now on to my bridal shower cake.

Check out this amazing creation! 

 



This was the cake my very good friend Marie made for my bridal shower. Since my shower was held at a winery this was the most perfect cake. Most of my guests thought it was a prop. It was not only beautiful to look at it tasted amazing. Chocolate cake and raspberry filling. It was delicious! I am so glad we have some left over. It was truly a work of art. Marie will also be making my wedding cake so I really can't wait to see how perfect it is. In addition to this amazing cake we had cannoli dip and cannoli crackers. YUMM! My irks and momma hit it out of the park with this one!



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Bridal Shower Palaia Winery

My bridal shower was held at the Palaia Winery in Highland Mills, NY. 
It was perfect and so ME.
It was country, quaint, and cozy. All the tables were wine barrels and they were set close together so everyone could talk and socialize. 
The weather was fantastic for March so all the windows were open and we could see the amazing trees blossoming.  

The centerpieces were wine bottles filled with Wildflowers. All the labels, which were old photos of the Palaia winery were also wine barrel table tops. 


Fruit, cheese and crackers for appetizers. 
Main food served were wraps, and salads made by family and bridesmaids. 







The favors were wine glasses with an adorable wine charm.
We all had to purchase a bottle of wine on the way out too. 

My aunt came up with this adorable poem to attach to the wine glass favors.

"Kristina and Brian met somewhere along the way. They fell in love and have set their day. Thank you for joining the shower fun as Kristina and Brian prepare to become one."

It was the most amazing day. I am so grateful and beyond lucky. 


Can't wait to go back and hear some local bands and enjoy some of their wine. 


Monday, March 26, 2012

Bridal Shower "SURPRISE" and a WINNER


This is my surprised face! You like it? Pretty convincing, right?
Didn't think so either.
This weekend I had my bridal shower! It was amazing.
I can't wait to share it all with you this week. I am wiped. I was up until 2am Saturday rearranging and all day Sunday we cleaned and did more rearranging. We also made our first turkey with a few of our new kitchen gadgets and I started my thank you cards. I wish I had another day off.

Exhausted but so happy and so very thankful!

Oh and the winner of my birthday giveaway is....

ALI of Life on Leroy

Ali has won some of my favorite things...


Hair pin, bracelet, and earrings from Forever 21; my favorite store for accessories!

Funky Socks

Pocket Bac- I work with kids I have this stuff everywhere.

Essie and OPI nail polish and nail files.

Blank note cards and a card making kits

H&M hair clips


Ali please email me kristinaj2380@yahoo.com





Friday, March 23, 2012

Birthday Girl

Wowzas, I am 32 years old today! I know, I know I don't look a day older then 18! No wrinkles or gray hairs here. Yeah that was definitely a lie! The important thing is I don't feel like I'm in my 30s! I still feel young. I sometimes can't believe where the last 10 years since I graduated college went!?!?! Anyways, today I have a great day planned in the gym, getting lunch and a manicure with momma. Brian is going to get out of work a little early and maybe something fun will be planned.  And there is a secret bridal shower tomorrow...Shhh I'm not supposed to know...

Linking up with Gentrilee again this week. She really has the most unique questions! 
Of course this silly picture is key! I feel like my pictures keep getting stranger. 
My fiancĂ© says I always make the craziest faces. He loves catching moments like this! 



1. You're given the choice between a life with love and trials or loneliness and ease. Pick one.
Love with trials. Hands Down!!! 


2. Would you rather live in Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle Earth, or Neverland?
Neverland! Being a kid forever or acting like one is good for me. 3. Think of your dream home... what style is it?Something like this...


The beautiful porch on a lake is fab. 


4. What's currently your favorite song or album?
Gotye is my new favorite! Love the unique sound. 




5. Who was the last person you hugged?
                                                                            My Brian. 

6. You have a ticket in your hand, where is it going to take you?A honeymoon. Anywhere considering our wedding is a month away and we have NO plans!!! I know, still no plans. I've been saying this for months and months. 

7. Who is one blogger you KNOW you'd be BFF's with in real life?
There are many. I absolutely love Stephanie, Victoria and Monica

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Little Bits of Happiness...3

Happy Thursday...



My nephew and Bogart after a sleepover. They are the bestest of friends// Cherry blossom trees// SPRING IS HERE!

Other bits:
- Birthday tomorrow.
- 3.5 day weekend!
- 80 degrees today!!
- Finally getting my hair done. Back to dark brown.
- Tomorrow is the last day to enter my birthday month giveaway. I hope you'll enter here 
- Secret bridal shower on Saturday, details below...

I'm taking a half day to prep for my b-day (tomorrow) and my bridal shower...shhhhh! I'm not supposed to know BUT my adorable fiancé made a little slip last weekend. We are pretending I didn't hear anything for my momma. I know she has been working so hard on it. Cant wait to see some of my best girls this weekend. I really am excited and honored to know my mom and friends have worked so hard just for me!

Can't wait to keep you all posted on the rest of my weekend.

Linking up with Stephanie!

Mrs Stephanie T

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting Boudoir Shots

Maybe some day I'll love my body enough to surprise B with something as fantastic as these. He would probably just giggle!








Source: google.fr via Maggy on Pinterest







Source: google.com via Suzanne on Pinterest



Source: joielala.com via Shelby on Pinterest





Linking up with Michelle

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

DIY Bridesmaid Gifts...

To be honest I have never been a fan of the "typical" bridesmaid gifts. I have so many engraved jewelry boxes I can't even keep track of and jewelry I'll never wear again.  I'm not big on stuff especially things that take up space. So when trying to decide what to get my girls I knew I would have to search for some ideas. I was lucky enough to win embroidered tote bags but I had to be sure I filled them with goodies.

During the winter I was lucky to find $1 flip flops in Old Navy. Just because it was my lucky day they were all in greens and yellows! I ALWAYS change from heels to flats or flip flops at weddings. I hope these keep my girls toes happy.

All my girls love their wine, like me, well except for my 12 year old cousin! I got all the "of age" bridesmaids plain wine glasses and my cousin a mug. The BIG ones! I got them for $1. I purchased paint pens and let my inner crafty bide run wild.
I purchased an expensive Sharpie paint pen and I hated it.
 The cheapo Walmart paint was  so much easier to work with. 
My fave is the M glass.
Just so happens my bridesmaid told us she is expecting so that glass may not be used for a little while.  

The green dress is a similar design to the bridesmaid dresses.
You can't see but the bottom of the glass also has my Maid of Honor's name.
The mug has adorable flowers similar to the the J glass.


I figured I would include a nice bottle of wine. To go along with the wine theme I got them a cute wine coaster.

I also got my girls some other goodies. Tissues, nail files and another favorite of ours, Starbucks gift cards!


I'll show you the finished product when I get all the goodies in order.

What where your favorite DIY projects?

How about brides, what are some of your wedding DIY projects?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Just a reminder!!!





March is more then half way over and you guys still have just a few days to enter my birthday month giveaway.

If you haven't checked it out and entered I think you should go do it.

Enter here. 

Contest will close on the 23rd and winner will be announced on Monday, March 26

Friday, March 16, 2012

7 Questions.

Linking up again this week. Its the perfect kinda Friday post! Although I'm a few days late. 



Funny picture- This is me after several appletinis during at my best friend's 30th birthday party. We were at Lucky Strike bowing the night away and enjoying the open bar, clearly! 


1. Pick a boyfriend: Edward Cullen, Peeta Mellark, or Harry Potter
Haha, Do I have too?


2. If you HAD to have a crazy hairdo, what hairdo would you choose and why? (mohawk, mullet, etc)
I'd def dye it some crazy color. Pink?!?!


3. If you could be a celebrity what would you like to be celebrated for? (Dance, Singing, Acting, Reality TV [ie no reason], Political Leader, etc)
I'd go with singing. I think so many singers are super hot and a good voice is so sexy!!


4. Be honest- do you brush and floss your teeth daily?
I brush daily, but def don't floss. I hate the dentist and hearing him b*tch about me not doing it. I know I know already! 

5. What is one fear you are working to overcome?
Flying! I'm really trying to get over it so I can plan my honeymoon. 


6. White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, or Semi-Sweet (isn't that just dark chocolate)??
Dark Chocolate is my absolute favorite!!! 

7. What is one trend you wish you could pull off? 
The boho look. I love it on other people but I think I just look messy! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Little Bits of Happiness...2

I had such a good time last week sharing my little bits of happiness.  I really need this after the terrible day yesterday. Considering some wicked, mean woman called me fat at the gym. I'll probably blog more about it when the smoke stops shooting from my ears. Oh and to top off my day I got my finger stuck between two rocks while spring cleaning at work. I cried a lot yesterday! It sucked, no doubt

I think this could be my new fave link up.



Mrs Stephanie T


Linking up with Stephanie.









Wedding gifts starting to arrive, 45 days//Stella and Dot goodies//Me and B at Boyce Avenue Acoutsic  and Secondhand Serenade in Concert//My nephew, who is spending the weekend with us//Doing his homework//Spring nails, and yep thats a wine glass behind them. Couldn't let Stephanie down this week!//Nail Polish, this isn't even half of them! Seriously addicted.

Other bits:
-Dress fitting went really well.
-One Tree Hill but seriously the fact that its ending kinda breaks my heart.
-Cake tasting is coming up.
-My friend Lori's mom is doing well after a 3 hour surgery removing cancerous lumps in her lower abdomen. Sending lots of their way.
-Vows are written, at least mine are, lol!

What are you happy for this week?