Thursday, April 30, 2015

It is that time...

Wilson Wedding 4/12/2015 (click here for the rest)

Wedding pictures. There are a lot...and this is edited from over a thousand. They are pretty!

The wedding was absolutely beautiful. It was really more than I'd hoped for. Everything looked beautiful, minimal problems, our guests and family were amazing. I felt so loved and so overwhelmingly happy that people were there to celebrate our marriage.

What more can I say? I'm a lucky gal.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

A month to go

According to my wedding website, there are 35 more days until my wedding.

Hence, the reason this blog has been so quiet. 

I am excited to get married, and thanks to the help of my mom and soon to be mother-in-law, things have been *much* smoother than I anticipated. Only three anxiety dreams, guys!

Some words of advice to those who just got engaged:

The wedding industry is huge and it knows what its doing. Yes, I got my invites and various things from etsy and shunned burlap and mason jars because they are too trendy...but I utilized David's Bridal and Men's Warehouse. I chose a venue that does the ceremony and reception, food, cake, DJ and officiant. Ya know why? That means I don't have to find, wrangle, play phone tag and stress about each of those things. Instead, I go to a couple meetings and answer some questions via email. This is their job, this is the place they always perform these things, it'll be just fine. It gives me more time to decide what love poems I'm going to use for my tables, and pinterest 3 trillion hair styles.

Unless you have a destination wedding or do a wedding at a crazy place, its not going to be that unique. You can choose your colors and do adorable nerdy invites--but at the end of the day weddings are parties with fancy dress, flowers and chicken and fish. It really isn't something to give yourself an ulcer over. Breathe, and think about the honeymoon. :)

Speaking of, we're going here and I cannot wait. This will be our first out of country/more than a weekend vacation together. Yay for fruity drinks and the Tulum ruins.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Word of the Year 2015.

Internet, it is almost 2015.

In my world, it is the time I pick out my word of the year. I enjoy finding words. Spending way too much time at and trying to whittle the ideas down to one concise word. At one point, I was pretty sure it was compassion, then discover, but I finally found one that clicked. 

My word for 2015 is: 

This word works for me in two ways. First, I love to start projects and not finish them. I did 100happydays on Instagram and I think I made it to 45? I've finished probably 2 of the 7 National Blog Posting Month's that I've participated in, and I've never completed a NaNoWriMo as much as my heart was filled with good intentions at the beginning. I've always known this about myself, but haven't felt a strong desire to work on it until now. I'm 29, I need to complete the things that are really important to me. Secondly, I want to Feel Complete. This doesn't mean I have to check off every box on my life To-Do list, it means making choices from a place where I know I am where I'm supposed to be and that things are as they should be. I want to remember that I'm already complete. 

A really great short piece I found while writing this is here: Tiny Wisdom.

I hope that 2015 is a great year for you all. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

I wrote this on Tumblr a few months back, and I think it is so true I'm gonna post it here as well.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Evening

I ended up going to a Super Wal-Mart this afternoon for groceries to get a new set of plates. Kill two birds with one stone. Yes, I apparently wanted to torture myself. It was even more crowded than I thought and they were also stocking everything in the store. If I drank it, it would be time for a glass of wine. 

The good thing is that now I'm home and I have food to put in my pretty little kitchen. 

The rest of the apartment is unpacked but need curtains for the windows and pictures hung. I moved the first weekend of November, so I have missed out on NaBloPoMo but I'm excited to see others participating. Next year! 

Saturday, October 25, 2014


I'm moving next weekend, so you know what that means?! Find every excuse to procrastinate!

Actually, I'm going through things in my office and doing the less-noisy stuff until my fiance wakes up. He works 12 hours shifts, 7pm to 7am so most of my Saturdays have consisted of me being quiet and/or leaving the house. I've already gone to Target. 

I know this is going to be a shock since its the rest of the worlds favorite activity, but I loathe moving. I become a buddist whenever I start packing and kind of want to get rid of everything. I'm not a pack rat, but over 3.5 years you accumulate a lot of random chargers and electrical wires and for some reason I have way too many pens. Those kinds of things. I just want to get a dumpster and go to town. Not gonna happen, but I can fantasize. 

I'm moving from a three bedroom to a one bedroom, so there is downsizing. We didn't really use the third bedroom. Originally we had roommates and then it became the laundry sorting room. Condensing from house to apartment is going to be interesting, I will miss having a garage. 

The only overhead lighting in the apartment is in the kitchen and dining area (which will be where we have our desktops set up) and doesn't leak much into the living space. I bought a floor lamp for the living room, and am thinking of doing string lights in the bedroom (along with 2 table lamps next to bed)

Pinterest Inspiration

Little less than 6 months until the wedding! Things are going well planning wise, have found a photographer and the final step is the florist which I'll deal with after the move. 

's all for now. 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

I saw Guardians of The Galaxy for the second time today. It is always fun when you actually like something that's a pop-culture phenomenon. I've been spending a lot of time listening to the soundtrack thanks to Kree.  

Music never fails to spin me into poetic musing. The hurdle is getting over myself and worrying that nobody cares what I think. That is true of us all, until we share something and some small percentage of people relate. Simple as that...

I'll let you know when that changes.