Monday, May 25, 2009

follow me to the wedded side!

I have started a new blog. One that I promise I will actually post on.

Things just got so crazy towards the end that I barely had time to breath, let alone blog.

I have started a new blog, I'm having a blond moment...

You can follow me there by clicking this link:

I hope to see you there!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Drama. Drama. Drama...

I am so guilty of not blogging in a while but so much has happened and turned my whole world as I know it upside down!

So a couple weeks ago I lost my salary, not my job, but my salary. What's the difference? I work in the interior decor/design field. As you can imagine, with the economy the way it is not a lot of people are redecorating their homes. It is most definitely a luxury item. Instead of a steady paycheck, I am now getting paid per project, which are few and far between lately. Not only did this send me in a bit of a panic, it changed everything.

My "Platinum on a Penny" wedding no longer exists. We had to cancel it. Without my salary there is no way we could afford to pay for it. We needed to sink every extra penny away to help pay fun things like the mortgage.

I am doing alright. It makes me sad of course because I was so looking forward to it. What makes it worse is that it is the third time I have had to cancel it. Don't worry, we are still getting married, just in a very, very different way.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I just have to get up on my soapbox for a second...

You may notice that I have added a couple links to my blog. All of my life I have been a huge animal lover and quite a while back I decided to take the plunge and become a vegetarian. I did a little too much research one Saturday and haven't had a bite of meat since.

The farm industry in this country is appalling. The way these animals are treated is disgusting and I just couldn't do it anymore.

Please think about it for just a minute. If you feel up to it, click one of the added links and do a little research for yourselves. I promise you, it is difficult to watch. I cry my eyes out every time completely unable to understand how we as human beings can do these things to another living creature.

I am not a preachy person. I would never force my opinions on someone else. My fiance is and always will be a meat eater. With that being said, even he enjoys the vegetarian food I cook. Give it a try, you never know, you may just like it.

Well, that is all I have to say. Now back to your regularly scheduled wedding programming!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Best. Week. Ever.

So I have a lot to be happy about this week!

I finally got to go see my dress that has been in for over a month and let me tell ya, I LOVE it! So pretty and I feel really confident in my decision now that it actually fits me and I no longer look like Roly Poly Ollie...

Next thing I know, I am name Knottie Bride of the Week! How cool is that? I don't know why, but I'll take it!

Also, I am super stoked to be the new moderator for the CFL board on The Knot! So much fun already. These girls are great and I am having a blast so far. We have already organized another GTG and I did a whole bio for them.

Finally, the troll nasties on our beloved CFL board are gone. They slipped up and showed us who they really were. No more nasties and we have a totally different board now. So wonderful. So many girls who wouldn't post for fear of being belittled and tormented have returned and we are having such a great time. Love it!

All in all it has been a good week. I should play Powerball...

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Thin Down Thursday!

Welcome to the first Thin Down Thursday - Blog Edition.

I post this every Thursday for the girls to keep motivated on my local Knot board. It helps us all stay focused on our weight loss for our impending nuptuals.

I feel accountability is HUGE in weight loss. I have lost a lot of weight in my life and unfortunately I gained some back as well. I want to lose this litlle bit before the wedding. Well, I say little bit but it is about 40 pounds. I have 5 months, so it works out to be roughly 2 pounds a week. I know that isn't so bad and will not be that difficult to do, if I just stick with it.

For a while now I have been doing the Smart for Life program. Basically I eat cookies all day. I know, poor me. I eat 6 cookies throughout the day and then a sensible, healthy dinner in the evening. I really stuck to it full on for the first month and dropped almost 12 pounds.

I know I can do this and I will be posting my progress here!

Monday, January 5, 2009

So much work, so much fun...

Today we helped out my girl Robyn with the rest of her paper for her wedding that is coming up in less than 2 weeks! We got several girls together from The Knot all over to my house and had a little "Save Robyn's Ass Party". We did! We got so much done. I just love how everything turned out.

I have been helping her out for a little while now. First with her map, then I designed her programs and just about everything else for her wedding paper with the exception of her invitations. I love it! Everything turned out so cute!

I can't wait for her wedding and it really is so much fun helping her out. She is always so happy and about to cry. I heart my girl Robyn...

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Those pesky resolutions...

It is most certainly that time again and I really haven't thought about it too much, well, until now. I have to make some changes, after all, in a few months I will be a Mrs.! I hate actually doing this on New Year's. I am just getting over my holiday binge eating and my resolutions are always the same...maybe that should say something. But this year is different, this year I am going to stick to my resolutions. I HAVE to do it. I have absolutely no intention on getting married this size or with a house full of crap, so without further ado...

My resolutions.

1. The biggest resolution so far is the one I need to stick to the most. I have to finally get the rest of this weight off! I have 5 months and 9 days until my wedding and I want to lose about 40 pounds. It is totally doable, but with time flying, I need to get focused.

2. Purge, baby, purge! 2009 will be my year of organization! Now anyone who has been to my house is probably wondering just what I am talking about, but you see, it is all a facade. Take an extra minute to open just one closet door up and you will never look at me the same again. It is the classic story. We have too much crap. Time for us to get rid of it!

Well that is really all I have right now. I posted on the Knot that I also wanted to get up earlier and save some money...but I already screwed those up, so ehh, there is always next year!