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 Thesaurus.com 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: 
Complete

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

Life

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. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

So much has been going on in my little life.

My fiance had not one but two Cardiac Ablation's done, one at the end of the June, the other on my birthday (July 24th). Was not so happy about the surgery being rescheduled for my birthday...but what are you gonna do? Sometimes, life takes your plans for a birthday vacation and says NOPE, you won't be doing that.  The good news is that he now has no heart arrhythmia and has a great heart otherwise. That is a good birthday gift.

I turned 29, so there's that....

I'm not freaking out too much, just a little frustrated with myself that I have not accomplished most of the things that I've wanted to do in my 20's. With that said, I've always been a believer that it is never "too late" to do anything and so the yearly reminder that time is passing and passing fast gives me a nudge that I need to stop putting things off. Especially if I'm putting things off because of my weight, which I tend to do.

I went blonde! Finally, after years of talking about it I finally did it. I was blonde up until age 12, so I feel comfortable with the color and if anything I will probably go lighter the next round. If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you will have already seen at least 400,000 pictures. ;)

Wedding planning is full steam ahead and now I'm freaking out about saving money for the honeymoon. I'm pretty set on wanting to go to Mexico and stay at an all-inclusive. Now, I just need to save.save.save! Anyone out there with tips on how to get freelance content writing jobs when you have no experience, please let me know!