Monday, June 25, 2012

First Dress Fitting.

My first wedding dress fitting is Friday.  Cue excitement and nervousness now. 

Definitely more excited to see it though.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


After realizing I need to finish the DJ reception planning sheet in the next week, I found a song that could be a first dance song contender for Sean and I.

A)  I love this song.  The Current plays it all the time.
B)  I feel like it's not super mushy so Sean is more likely to be on board.
C)  I love it.

Lunges and Squats.

When I've had to go to the bathroom or go and fill up my water glass in the kitchen at work, I've been doing walking lunges.  My booty hurts already.

Then, if that wasn't enough, I did some body weight squats at my desk before I sit back down. 

Random funny thing I saw online:

So true.
Have a good day!  Today is my Friday.  Joyous.  AND my mama is coming to visit today.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bootsy cuteness.

Sean took a picture of Boots relaxing.  Also, note the lemon hanging in the background.  She's so adorable.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wedding Annoyances.

My biggest wedding annoyances (right now, it may change):
  • People asking when the wedding date when you first get engaged.  Literally, right after.  
  • People sending their RSVP back and saying they're bringing a date when their invitation did not say, "so and so and guest."  Frustrating.
That's all I have for now.  I just wanted to vent a bit.  That is all.

Summer Bucket List

My summer bucket list:
  • Get married to my best friend, obviously.  That is happening anyway though.
  • Learn how to french braid well.  I can sort of french braid, but I want to learn the real deal.
  • Work on my awesome flip flop tan.  It's started already.
Exhibit A. Gross I put my feet on my blog.
  • Pick a ripe lemon from my dwarf Meyer lemon tree.
My kitty and my lemon tree.
  • I want to ride my bike 400 miles between Memorial Day and Labor Day.  Can it be done?  I don't know.  My goal is ride 5 miles per day, 35 per week.  I'm too lazy to add up how much I've rode already, but I will do at least 400.
Let's do this!

Monday, June 11, 2012


I'm on the hunt for more vintage Pyrex.  I've decided I for sure want to collect yellow, green, turquoise, and pink solids in every size pan and bowl they made. 

Obviously, I'm still going to collect anything I can get my hands on, but someday I would like a collection like this.  Or this. So freaking beautiful.

Fat smash diet thoughts and feelings.

I've been on the Fat Smash Diet for the last week or so.  I started in phase 1 with lists of foods I can and cannot eat. 

My thoughts on this diet:
  • Diets are silly.  I would rather be calorie counting.
  • This experience re-affirmed why I want to lose weight.  Last Tuesday, I weighed myself for the first time in over a month.  The scale was up (no surprise there) and starting the Fat Smash Diet sounded great.  The next day, I was already down some weight.  I felt great.  But then there was a potluck at work and foods I couldn't eat.
  • Basically, I'll be using what I learned while doing this.  Mostly though, I'm going to be more conscious of the foods I'm eating - like I was in the beginning. 
I'm hoping back on the lifestyle change horse.  Are you with me?

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Garden pics.

Thanks to Sean for taking these pictures with his cell phone yesterday afternoon.

View of my plot from the corner.

Got these for Administrative Assistants day from the principals. The pot of flowers was so root bound that they were practically dying before I planted them here.  A new flower has just bloomed.

View from the north end of the garden.

Tomatoes and peppers.  There's one tomato plant that was broken by a big rain storm right after I planted them all.  The roots didn't die and it's starting to grow more.  It's in the second row - the one with no cage right now.

Gladiolus and a pepper that was pelted by the rain storm previously mentioned above.

My sunflowers.  They're getting big.  Or as Sean says, "They're giant."

Me and my garden.  What seems to be empty spaces has lettuce, yellow and green beans, and various flowers planted.
As you can see, my plot is full.  Well, full until the beans are harvested.  Growing right now is:
  • Three types of tomatoes
  • Jalapeno peppers
  • One bell pepper plant
  • Two cabbages
  • Carrots
  • Yellow beans
  • Green beans - waiting to sprout
  • Lettuce - waiting to sprout
  • Two types of onions
  • Peas
  • Oregano
  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Marigolds
  • Mums
  • Sunflowers
  • Billy balls - waiting to sprout
  • Jumbo zinnias - waiting to sprout
  • Bachelor Buttons - waiting to sprout
  • Gladiolus
Looking at this list, I realize exactly how much I have planted.  Whoa.

What are you currently growing?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Do Life Tour - Minneapolis

Last week I blogged about the Minneapolis stop of the Do Life Tour.  Below is a few pictures Katie emailed me from the night.

Katie with Ben Davis
Lilly and I
Katie's daughter Lilly and I were hanging out.  Katie says before this picture was taken she was smiling, but I think Lee (Katie's husband) probably said or did something she didn't like.

Me and Ben Davis

First day of school excitement picture
All in all, it 'twas a good time!

Wedding Stuff Update

I received my bridal shower invitation in the mail yesterday.  I'm really looking forward to it next weekend.  Like whoa, time is flying.  The wedding is nine weeks away.  Whoa. 

The RSVPs have been flowing in.  One of my favorite parts of the day is getting the mail to see how many RSVPs and who they're from.  I got the RSVP mom, thanks for mailing it even though I know you are coming. :)  I like the little notes that have been written on them.  Charlie was allowed to color on the RSVP before sending it back.  It is now hanging out our fridge since it is Charlie artwork. 

On Tuesday we got Sean's grandma and grandpa's RSVP.  Their name was on it, but they forgot to mark accept or decline.  Of course, we know they are going to be there.  I thought it was cute. 

Some things on my wedding to do list:
  • Pew decorations
  • Work on DJ music sheet for the reception - sent back by the end of June
  • Figure out candles for the reception tables (pretty much done, I just need to buy the candles)
  • Wedding programs - can't be done until right before the wedding
  • Decide on ceremony music - a task for this weekend
  • Finish making card box - requires power tools so I'll need my dad's help on this
I know there is more on my list, but my mind is blanking right now. 

What's new with you?  Are you going to be working on any special projects this weekend?