Thursday, August 30, 2012

It's OK

It's OK

My usual Thursday post linking up with Neely and Amber...

Its Ok Thursdays

-To have a new found obsession with lavender epsom salt. My feet have been KILLING me lately. Stupid sandal season has taken its toll on my feet and it seems to be the only relief BUT it smells so good I have been using it non stop.

- To very slowly but surely go through my wedding photos. I'm making some progress.

- To find something to do the last week on September. Our North Carolina vacation is off and I really want to find a few great things to do while Brian is stuck at work.

- To act like a total brat when Mr. Finance, aka my husband, doesn't want to put new windows and granite countertops. So now I have to chose. BOO! Practicality over decor. BOOx2

- To just love tacky television. I love mindless television.

- To love back to school time. Although my program run 12 months (the kids attend school all year for structure and support) I still get wrapped up in buying new school supplies!

- To be excited for fall. It has been a very difficult summer for our family and although I adore the summer weather I am glad to move past it.

- To anticipate the new season of American Horror Story. It better be as good as last year.

Have a fantastic Thursday.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting


Linking up with Michelle.

What ae you guys pinning lately?

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Life Lately

I hate the term photo dump but I guess that is what you could call this. Just a glimpse into whats happening in my life lately. 

Doing a little redecorating. We started pricing new kitchen counters. I can't believe how inexpensive granite has become. Now all I have to do is talk Brian into it. So far Mr. Finance isn't on my side. 

Hmmm, a little fortune cookie wisdom. 

My new obsession with a classic dirty martini.

My home town. 
Isn't it beautiful?

New kicks!
Bad angle I swear that isn't the way my legs really look! 

Ladies' Night out in town. 
Stores supply music and alcohol and the women spend! 

My clothing obsession is out of CONTROL! 
Whenever I feel kinda crappy I usually over eat, over spend and over drink. 

Clothes for my newly promoted husband. 

I made this for my best friend. 
Initial front door hang.
I hope she loves it. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Bridal Party

I had no idea that it would be so difficult and overwhelming to go through wedding photos. We have over 900 to look over. It's much more time consuming than I originally expected. I guess that is why my wedding posts are so few and far between. I still want to post about my dress, the extras, DIY and most important the party!!!

I have to admit I am NOT a fan of posed wedding pictures so I am not the biggest fan of these. 
Also, I was FREEZING and so very nervous. I was worried about making time before the ceremony and the fact that people were going to be staring at me. I can see the stress on my face. 

The colors are amazing. Our photographer picked a small botanical garden attached to our venue. 
All photographs courtesy of Linda and Peter Bernadic. 


Our bridesmaids wore Alexis Bridal dresses in celedon. 
Can you tell there was a preggers dress and another dress completely reworked? 

Our guys wore simple black suits. We got their ties from the Tie Bar.
Inexpensive and so many to chose from! 

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

1. What is the first website you log on to each day?  Usually Blogger, Twitter and Facebook.  It was Google today. My poor feet are feeling the affects of wearing sandals for months. They hurt so much I googled some home remedies to make them feel a bit better. 

2. Give us some funny websites you visit that we need to know about.  My guilty pleasure is PerpetualKid Really funny site for entertaining your inner child. 

3. Pinterest or Facebook? Why?  I enjoy both. Pinterest goes for my inner creativity and Facebook for my inner drama queen. I am a bit over Facebook. People are either bitching about their lives, boosting about how perfect everything is. 

4. Twitter or Instagram? Why?  I'm a lover of both. Most of the time I feel closer with my Twitter friends than I do with some of my "real life" friends. 

5. Favorite YouTube video. I have 2 favorites. One involves some one getting hurt. I know, I'm an asshole! Don't judge! I bet you laugh too. 

6. Biggest online pet peeve? I think the spam weight loss pins thats have been popping up all over Pinterest lately. 

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Fill in the Blank Friday...On Saturday

1.  My favorite thing to do on Friday is     spend time with my mom. My husband works till 10 on Fridays so we like to get together have dinner and usually shop! 

2.   This Friday I am   (Since it was yesterday)I worked until about 3:30pm and than my mom and I went shopping and than out to a local restaurant for an amazing spinach salad.I was out cold before 10pm. 

3.  The best thing about a weekend is    that there is usually fun to be had. With my husband's recent promotion he no longer needs to work on Saturdays! I'm super excited. I love that on the weekends we can finally fix up the house, go to farmer's markets, wineries and date nights .

4. Now that summer is almost over, I'm feeling     a bit torn. I love the summer and the fall. I hate to see the summer end BUT I love the crisp fall air, pumpkin latte, Oktoberfest, apple picking.

5. The best thing I did this summer was  our honeymoon! SPending endless days on pink sand beaches of Bermuda.

6. The thing I'm looking forward to about fall is  the festivals but I love just about everything. I love celebrating the day we were engaged in an apple orchard.

7.  If I had to be stuck in one season for the rest of my life, I would choose doubt about it.

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Linking up with Lauren

Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's OK

Oh you how the drill...

It's OK

Its Ok Thursdays

- To shamelessly promote our SWAP!

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- To think you should sign up for our swap.

- To be a little whiney when I'm sick but only a little whiney. To much whiney and it gets annoying!

- To love 90210, One Tree Hill and Veronica Mars on SoapNet just a little too much.

- To have already purchased fall nail polish colors!

- To have girl's night on a Monday and another tonight.

- For girl's night to be a pub crawl.

- To not be in the best shape on Tuesday morning.

- To be totally pissed at my husband who didn't request time off for vacation and now cant get the days off.

- To be upset because now our plans for  our Wilmington NC vacation to be ruined. Any suggestions for a 4 day, inexpensive trip?

- To be grossed out when you catch your weirdo neighbor spying on you from her bedroom window, in her pjs and bra less. Disgusting!!!
What are you ok with this week?

Have a great day!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting

Happy Wednesday.

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This site is HYSTERICAL!!!
Animal Photobombs! I laughed for an hour!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Just Because

Last week I received something very special. My husband sent me beautiful roses. It wasn't for any anniversary or because we had a fight. 

He sent me flowers just because. 

I can't think of a better reason to get flowers delivered! 

He has never done this before and I have to admit I was shocked. It was a wonderful shock and it just reminds me how sweet he can be. Its always nice to be thought of. They made my office very pretty!

Has your significant other ever send you flowers just because? 
Isn't it the best feeling?

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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday Social

Sunday Social

This Week's Questions: Kickin It Old School

1. What were you like in Middle School/HS?(pictures)
I had braces, I was freckle faced, quiet and very awkward. I ran track, played softball and was even a cheerleader.

Bottom row, second in.

2.  What were your favorite past times? I lived in NYC so we would do a lot of walking and hanging out on our stoops talking about boys. 

3. What songs were you obsessed with? Even back in the early 90s I liked a bit of everything, Bush, Sublime, U2, DMB, Matchbox 20. 

4. What fashion statement do you look back on and cringe? I used to go to Catholic school so I was out of the loop with a lot of fashion but I do remember horrible baggy jeans, huge boots from Delia's, barb wire necklaces, Billabong hoddies and flannel. 

5. Who was your celeb crush? 


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. What were your favorite tv shows/movies? 90210, The Wonder Years, Dawson's Creek, Felicity

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Forest Gump, Scream, Home Alone, Romeo and Juliet, anything with Freddy Prinze Jr. 

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