Wednesday, December 30, 2009

They have arrived!

 The shoes that I had mentioned before came in the mail last night and I am pleased to say that they fit like a glove! Betsey Johnson is one of my favorite designers, but normally out of my price range. Luckily, I found the last pair on in my size for $35.99, market down from $180.
So, besides the shoes being amazing, I love the packaging. So did Boo.

Notice the leopard print wrapping.

 That is a dangerous heel, but I will find a way to wear them! And, yes, the soles are pink!

The cats took an interest to the new additions, too. They look a lot more shiny in the pictures than they do in reality, but I love them!

Another new thing to mark off our list is that we finally registered somewhere! I was hesitating doing so, since it is a little discouraging to not have a lot of space to put gifts in. If we were moving to a bigger place or buying a house it would be different, but we will probably be living in a small place or moving to God knows where in the next few years.We decided on Target, but we are still interested in registering one other place, to give guests more variety. Off the record, we would just really like help with the honeymoon!

Well, off to bed! See you all in the new year!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry Belated Christmas!

I hope the holidays has treated everyone well, so far! We just got back from Iowa today, which was nice and relaxing. Even though I didn't get a chance to travel back to Texas yet, Jonathan's family has been so good to me and I feel more and more of a bond with them. It was also nice to share a few of the wedding details with them, as I don't speak to them too often.
One thing that his brother liked was my decision about men's suits. I have never been a big fan of putting the wedding colors on men. I think black and white is the most masculine and formal way to go. My pet peeve is putting super feminine colors on men when it is not on their own accord. I have also always loved the skinny tie look on a man, but it might look silly on a bigger guy.

I am still debating on whether I even want to have boutonnieres made for them. I had looked into making a dried herb boutonniere, which is pretty easy to make, considering my semester of floral design in high school.

These lead me to my other thoughts of the moment, flowers.
The theme of the wedding (yes, I have a theme) is bringing nature indoors. Partly, this theme was chosen because of the way that Frank Lloyd Wright designed houses in this area, and since we are getting married at a prairie-style house, it only seems appropriate. Also, I just wanted the event to feel more natural to the surroundings and try to fit with the season.
One of the flowers that I see in a lot of neighbor's gardens is hydrangeas.  What is nice about these flowers is that they naturally come in a range of colors, they are fuller bodied, and they don't cost too much. I really like the idea of bridesmaid bouquets to be either white or pinkish colored hydrangeas, and for mine to have a few other types of flowers, along with them.

One last thing, I think I finally found my shoes! I don't want to jinx it though, because I haven't tried them on to see if they fit yet. I was wasting time on facebook the other day and those sneaky adds lead my to, where I found the last pair on sale, size 9.5. I normally wear between a 9 or 10, depending on the brand. I don't have a pair of shoes in this brand yet, so fingers crossed that they fit!
I will keep the update in those when they come in the mail.

Until next time, kids!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

I'm a mean girl, and I like it

Lots of useless thoughts that I thought I would share today.

1. The title not only references reality, it also references the amazingness of what Perez Hilton revealed to me...Lindsay Lohan is strapped for cash and is selling her "gently" used clothes on the Lohan family website- no joke.
Turns out we wear the same shoe size. I wonder though if the garments are as genuine as they seem. I would be dissatisfied if I couldn't find some traces of cocaine and fake tanner stains. Jonathan joked that if I buy something it would be a stipulation that she not clean it first. Sounds gross, but I'm tempted.
For those of you who don't know, my freakish minor obsession with Lindsay Lohan goes back a good ways, so needless to say, I am very tempted to buy at least one thing.

2. I think I have decided on bridesmaid dresses and have taken a deep breath out. I basically chose a color and fabric that I liked (barely peach, silk taffeta) and asked the girls to chose a style. Here are the three choices:

Notice the subtle differences, yet collective in the same way. I also really love the color!

Fitting for the occasion. I think that most of the aesthetics of this wedding are more satisfying to me than they ever would be for Jonathan.

3. Now for the mean girl part. So, I was doing a little FB stalking and came across this atrocious wedding. Granted, they were not professional pictures, but you get to see enough of what is wrong. No amount of touch-ups could hide the ugly!

First of all, I will say that the majority of the pictures I left out for discretion's sake, considering that taste is taste and some people just don't have any. I feel bad for them. However, there are some glaring notes to take away from this wedding.

Biiiiiiggggg  #1:
No douche bags aloud.

Notice the use of the "shocker" in this photo. In a wedding photo. If I knew anyone did that in my wedding photos, I would take a knife to that pinky finger.

#2: Awful staged photos.

Another thing to notice about these pictures is the abundance of sunglasses in a seemingly shady backyard. Really? You feel like being Mr. Cool at someone else's wedding? Then again, this is a great time to mention the emasculating  color choice of this whole event.

Another one of those painfully awkward photos.

#3: Killing it with Color

I'm sure all of those bm's loved that dress. I mean, look at the detailing on the bottom! And the flower girls? I hate to criticize children, so I will blame the bride and their parents instead. The pink makes me want to vomit pepto bismal.

#5 Hobby Cakes gone wrong.

She made flower girl cakes....cute?

Ah, the grooms cake. Nothing says I'm so proud to be getting married like homage to an 80's cover band that stirs up images of girls in leopard unitards writhing on the hood of a mustang convertible.

Thus, my rant is done. I'm sorry if this was your unfortunate wedding.
 kind of.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December is a blurrr.....

It breaks my heart that I haven't had any time to blog. Not just time for blogging, but doing anything that I like to do. I appreciate my job, but it has been such a trial for November-December. However, I figured I could at least do a little blogging, just the little things I have been thinking of or that make me smile.
I have changed this to my desktop picture:

Oh my gosh.., there are no words. I want one!
Those knobby little knees, buck teeth! I would name him Elmer.

Another thing that made me smile:

Can you tell I work in a cheese shop? Sheep and goats galore!

Although work is mainly on my mind, it doesn't mean I haven't found time to think about the wedding a little.
One thought is that our wine buyer, Candy, plays bagpipes. I thought I always wanted a quartet for the ceremony, but since we are having a free for all of cultural customs, why not add a Scottish twist to it?
We are in talks, but I think that I can buyer her off with a great bottle of Scotch!

 I don't know if anyone else is listening to Gaga, but if you are, you will understand my addiction. I have to watch the video at least 3 times if I watch it at all. She is fascinating.

That's all for now, wish me luck for the rest of the month!