May 29, 2008

Adventures in Weddingland

wedding topper wedding topper....where are you?

NOW that we have all the major items checked off - its time to get
C-R-E-A-T-I-V-E!! and I can't wait!!!!!!

Some of the wedding toppers I found. Some funny/ some notso.
I like the bird theme alot - but when I think about it, putting birds on top of your cake - in real life - there would be a BIG mess.
So what is the connection between MR/me and birds? zero.
I would have to have some aquatic life on top of our cake to make it relatable to our lives...or things we like....
Im just not a fan of the wedding toppers with bride and groom on top. The bride is pulling the groom by his foot or leg or collar. The groom is standing there looking at his watch - tapping his foot. Impling the bride is always late. The bride on top of the cake, and the groom two levels below. He apparently couldn't stand on the top - and toppled over - the bride reaching out to grab him. NONE of these imply love and marriage. It tells me impatience and noncommittment!
Give me the birds and the fish anyday.

Thrifty Thursday -Where did the week go?

I've been on the prowl now for a rain coat. Not any rain coat. The raincoat. The raincoat in my head....the one that DOESN'T exist...till now!

I found it! I found it! Now, one of my favorite websites to "windowshop" is Boden. Simply for one reason. They created the raincoat of my dreams.
a few minutes later....
Alas, it is sold out in EVERY size.
Sadness and disappointment engulf me like smoke. I hate the rain.

May 27, 2008

Mundane Mondays...Wait! Its Tuesday :)

Gee golly - I love having Mondays off. It makes my work week fly! Well, truthfully - I think this will be one of the slowest weeks because we are getting near the end of school - and NO ONE wants to be here anymore.

So here's to the Monday passed!!

How to waste away your workday - whenever that is....

Thinking about food....lots and lots of tasty treats....

Oftentimes I like to think I am a pastry chef, a baker of sorts...I will research all these fancy dessert recipes - photocopy, label them and put them in my cookbook...I am in one of those moods - so here's to Betty :)

In addition, if it was possible to fall more in love with someone - Mr. sends me an email with the subject GOSSIP. The body of the email contains some surprising news about friends of friends....that wasn't the part I cared about...he signed off his email by writing XOXO Gossip Guy. well, if that didn't seal the deal on me marrying him... I dont know what would.

Well you know which team I am on. This shirt from Fred Flare come in two teams; Team B and Team S and will only cost you a cool $24. A small price to pay for spreading Gossip Girl love.



May 23, 2008

Fridays on the Cheap

Memorial Day weekend. One of my favorite weekends simply because I have four days off and that means I am at the shore the entire time :)

What to do this weekend? My all time favorite activity with my family (because that is the crowd I run with) would be board games, booze and snackies. So today is deticated to snackers around the world (or atleast in the tri-state area)

Tonight's options are the following:

Last Word Board Game:
From what I can gather, you get a Letter and a topic and everyone has to shout out objects from that catergory till the buzzer goes off.......havent played - I will give the full report when I actually crack open the box


Taboo Board Game:
This is one of my favorite games to play. You get a word and you have to try to get your partner to say it. However, there are certain "key" words that you cannot use to describe it...It's fun to play if you REALLY know your partner -
for example - I was playing with Mr. against my mom and my brother and I had to try to get Mr. to say a word. In three seconds flat I shouted "WhatIwishIhadinmybasement!" He barked "dolphins!" The crowd went wild!! We slapped high fives, and I thought gee - he really does pay attention to everything I say....*sigh*

We were SO excited when this came in the mail. Four people, two hours later - we finally got it assembled. We were ready. However, the game was not. Each time we swung the ball towards the pole - it fell down!!!We are trying to make it a little sturdier - but nonetheless, this is a great addition to our outdoor drinking game collection.

Drink of the Day:

Pomegranate Margarita

2 ounces white tequila
1/2 ounce Triple Sec
1 ounce fresh lime juice
1/2 ounce Cointreau
1 tablespoon fresh pomegranate juice(POM)

Had this mix last weekend, and it put me on my arse. literally at times. But my my was it tasty :)

Adventures in Weddingland

There are so many different ideas for the wedding swirling around in my head - its hard to wrap my mind around just one!

I know right now that I would like to do the oh so trendy "sock" shot. But with that, I would need to know the color scheme - and that I do not know :) The picture above reminds me of the mad hatter...

This picture is from the Whitebox photography website. I have fallen in love. hard. To start, I love the "home" page on the website - the bride with the camera just makes me smile....

May 22, 2008

Thrifty Thursday: WII'll it get me FIT before the Wedding??

Guess what Mr. is purchasing!

I am so excited! Apparently Mr. went to three Walmarts, two Best Buys and called every other store in a 30 mile radius to try to get his hands on one. We are both anticipating great things from this little machine. arms of steel. toned legs. Wii will be my saving grace. If anything, it will qualify as Mr's F date - F for Fitness. or F for fools. I'll take whichever :)

May 21, 2008

Wino Wednesday

All I can say is I am so thankful for today. Simply that Wednesday gives me an excuse to crack open a bottle and "sample" it for blog purposes. That, and this week is the longest most tiring week. I have no rhyme or reason why - I just simply find myself wanting to curl up every chance, and nap. No matter the amount of cofffee, energy drink, exercise - I don't have the energy. So with that, I will break open a bottle - indulge in a glass or two and then hit the sack.

Today's choice: Ashley Lynn located in Mexico NY.

APPLE CHERRY - Taste the great flavor of the apple with just a bite of the cherry. way better with ice...its like a Ssip juice container :) but better alcohol content. Mr.'s comment was, "It's pretty good for a fruit kind of wine. even better - it's like getting drunk on apple juice." Spoken like a true irish man.

May 20, 2008

Tuesday. What to say about that. History Lesson

Themes. They rule my life. I am sad to report that Tuesday is yet to have a theme. So this week's Tuesday I shall report on history. History you might ask - What could I possibly say about that? It happened. That's that. Whatever I would report on, already took place - it's in the past. Anyone that knows me, knows I don't care much for dates or facts about generals or wars. I don't care to think about a time that was, and is no longer.
Except of course, when it comes to my life. Selfish, maybe. But I do love sitting around, talking about my own childhood. things that were. the toys I played with. the stuffed animals I cherished. the games I made up while trying to go to sleep. I love thinking about my own history. And how I got here. How I grew into the person that sits behind this dated laptop. Even if I carry on the conversation with myself, it's always good to think how far you've come.

Last night, while trying to go to sleep, Mr. and I reminisced on the start of our bloomed relationship. Another mark in history. We both thought about our "firsts". The first time we hung out. The first time we knew we liked one another. The first time Mr. realized he was in big trouble because his heart was no longer his. The first time we kissed. The firsts went on and on. And I thought - I love history! I love thinking about what was, and talking about it with someone that went through it. Hearing their side.

Throughout that time in my life, I kept another blog. A online journal of my feelings. My life was changing and I needed an outlet. However, without realizing it, I captured the exact emotions I was going through at that time. I wrote about the tortured secret of liking Mr. I recalled the first time I thought the feelings were mutual. I even quoted him a few times....I think now - How magical! How simply wonderful to have my own insight on what was. Not on how I remember it, or think it went. Not with my current feelings mixed in. But with the raw open emotion that was so new and fresh to both of us - happening right at that time. THe good and the bad. Every feeling that I forgot or let go, was written down. It was saved to be part of our history. For that I am thankful.

Cheers to history. and all in the making.
With that I leave you with a piece of who I was. Who I am. and who I will always be. Thanks Mr for just being you and allowing me to see who I am. and for loving me for all I am not.

Dated Feb 3rd 2005
"gosh. i havent been this happy with someone in a long long long time. I almost forgot what it felt like to be looked deeply and appreciated for all that I already am, not for what they want me to be - or what they would to create in me - but for someone beautiful as is.
I look at my life in five years - and where do I want to be? I want to still love my job as much as I do now. I want to be out of debt - I want to have experienced the US for all its worth on countless trips. I want to have lived with my best friend - a fine example of someone I admire and love. I want to be happy. I want to be in love. I want to feel appreciated and valued. I can see all that. And I see it including someone a lil different...
I know I will find the direction I need to take - and that something will not lead me astray. I know that my heart will go on the right path and eventually I will find the courage inside me to say "no. im not going to take this sh** anymore" and break away. Its a small voice now - maybe even a whisper - but im working slowly to developing it into a loud roar. i want the world to know im back and Im not taking anyone's crap anymore.
im worth more than what im valued now. im worth the world. the only people in my life now should be people that feel and see that as well."

always - with all my heart to my future

May 19, 2008

Just another Mundane Monday - How to waste your workday

Don't want to be at work? There are countless ways to occupy your time till 5pm! (or 2:30 if you teach like me:)

I am mighty obbessed with blogs. I can't help it. I google blogs. The sheer pleasure on my face when over 1.2 billion sites come up on my flashing screen is enough to make my most happiest of days. I simply am in love with blogs. I feel Mr. should be slightly concerned :)

For starters: I love Mightygoods. This site contains loads of indie clothing from all across the web. Right on one simple site! Who knows what you could find!

It was as if this site was made for me. Heaven opened and then the candy blog was created. I read maybe one of the funniest books Candy and Me by Hilary Lifton, which is what reminds me of this site....Her off beat humor about her anything-but mild obbession with candy is enough to send me into sugar fits. The author of the book and designer of the website should meet and discuss their sweet love for Fireballs, Nonpareils and circus peanuts.

May 16, 2008

Adventures in Weddingland

Seeing this inspiration board on one of my favorite websites Style Me Pretty, makes me think of my high school English teacher and the W.H AUden poem I had to memorize....The actual poem is Funeral Blues (which is NOT wedding material) - However, I do remember reciting this poem into my dresser mirror for days, because I loathed public speaking. I probably could, if prompted still recite it. So here it is......sadness and all.

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.
Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.
He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever: I was wrong.
The stars are not wanted now; put out every one,
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun,
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the woods;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.
-- W.H. Auden

SECOND thought. Maybe it is wedding material (obviously not to be recited at a wedding) but that you could love someone so much, that your world is forever altered when they exit. I remember feeling this horrible pain in my stomache, just this wave of sadness when I had to read it - but I just loved it. My favorite lines are the last four. I just have this image of someone coming down and packing everything up, as if we are just a minature version - or a dollhouse. Now that the story died, pack it up, pack it in.....

On a lighter note -

The board itself got me thinking - What is an inspiration board? Could I make my own?
By definition it is : a board filled with images that have a theme (oh my! as if it was made for me!)
haha. I had to laugh after typing that definition because it is the most DUH defined word. oh well.

Fridays on the Cheap


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Come and experience a part of cinema history!!

May 15, 2008

Thirfy Thursday

beep beep! Who doesn't want a yellow school bus straped to their arm bearing the weight of the world....or atleast three dozen term papers to grade! This will make my day that much brighter and better :)

Wedding related thrifty Thursday purchase...or atleast web browsing and pretend purchase.
If it rains on my wedding day - I will have happy clouds to cover my head!

Rain on your wedding day brings good luck...or atleast a wet head.

May 14, 2008

Wino Wednesday

Everyone loves wine!! Tonight I am tasting Purple Moon Merlot for the first time. and what a bite. um. and I don't know if that's a good thing! Though it does have the price beat, at $4 a bottle - it can kinda suck and still be worth it :) For starters, I am a bit biast because I'm not really a merlot fan - but I figured I'd give it a crack! The second sip (smells fruity at first, then I'm overcome with the smell of rubbing alcohol) is better than the first. With a little ice, I am able to finish my glass....gee - I still have the whole bottle ahead of me......

Tonight we are going to register at Macys. I said I don't mind what our main course is, what band we pick, what our color scheme is - I just really would like to eat off of these plates.
I could see every morning, waking up next to Bryan - and then coming down the stairs to a little birdie on my cereal bowl. I would wake up with a smile :)