Friday, May 22, 2009

moving = wedding slacking

Yes I know I've been a blog slacker, but you haven't missed a thing. That's right I have been a wedding slacker as well. Even to the point where Jeremy has offered to help so that I would do something. But what can I say, I am one of those people who has to have their house in order or I'm nuts and since wedding stuff hit the house has looked like a storm blew through, and since we have been moving stuff into the house we are gonna rent this week I have nothing but set up shop here. So needless to say the house is in running order...but the wedding is slacking. But I'm not worried about anything, not even the weather reports that Jeremy has been keeping me posted on for two weeks. Because needless to say ignorance is bliss...and there is no reason to panic about something you can't change...even if the whole wedding is planned for outside.

Monday, May 18, 2009

an extension of my southern obsession

Considering there is nothing I love more than all things southern what would make a better lingerie party hostess gift than a couple Natchez products that just scream southern. Plus since there are so many great Natchez products and we are having a Natches, MS wedding at a Natchez plantation and so many of our good friends/guest are out of town folks what is better than to give the few unlucky non Natchez born hostesses a bottle of Old South Winery Miss Scarlett Muscadine Wine, a package of Mexican Dip from the Old South Trading Post and a Natchez sucker. I sure hope they like it as much as I do. I almost want to hide out and keep my pretty little gifts...yes my fatty chip and dip loving self is dyin for that Mexican Dip. But don't worry people, I have a healthy south obsession, at no point in time will you see me in a hoop skirt at the ceremony and, God willing, Jeremy won't be wearing a Confederate uniform and participating in a reenactment.

Well I'm off to do some more moving, the guys are power washing the house as we speak. So until the MOB emails me the pic of the ringbearer pillow we made yesterday Later Y'all.

Friday, May 15, 2009

by this time tomorrow I'll be a college grad whoo hoo

It's kinda hard to believe it but tomorrow I will graduate college with a bachelors in Psychology. I seriously remember saying a year and a half ago that I did not see an end to this...ever. So it should be exciting to finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Especially since Tonya(another psych major who I've had many a psych class with) and Thom(who is hands down the funniest person ever, we worked together my 2nd year at the dry cleaners) are sitting by me. Thom had me cracking up all through practice today, and after the no gum comments from the speaker you sure can bet I'm getting some and our whole little section will chew our selves silly. But I can't wait to use that hand sanitizer the President is forcing us to use to prevent him from getting swine flu to shake his hand and tell undergrad peace out.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

{about time i got this half way done}

After months of procrastination I finally had programs printed. Most of the delay could be attributed to printing places trying to do it their way and not mine/not listening to a word I said. So I eventually just typed up the whole thing and finally took it somewhere over priced that I really didn't want to go to. But they turned out great minus part of the monogram not being centered correctly.

The plan for the programs is to fold them in half, round the corners, punch a hole in the bottom and time some pretty ribbon to it. And there you have it, a program fan so our poor
guest won't die of heat stroke.

Oh and have I mentioned 17 days left? Well theknot.com sure has made it clear with its lovely "your wedding is in blank days banner" that seems to be a countdown to insanity. I've even started the weird dreams about no one showing up and Jeremy ditching the ceremony to work out{which is strange cause he rarely does}.

And to your left is the monogram that I have tried to upload since last year. I finally just took a picture of the one on the program...wasn't worth trying to upload anymore;)

{yet another hair post}

I think I finally found what to give the hair stylist to show how we are doing the hair piece. Granted this chicks bun is some kinda messy, but I think this will get the were to place the flower across...since to date no one has totally gotten the idea. Higher than your ear = weird, lower than your ear = outta place, even with you ear= just right.

Y'all should be proud of me I have finished attaching the ribbon to the divider, all I have left to secure the foam board to the actual divider.


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Guest Book Table continued...

Remember this? Well I finally decided today to get my act together and head to Hobby Lobby and get the material to make the panels in the divider. After wading through the tons of mom's with kids I managed to get out of there for less that $25, not bad this looked to be one of the cheaper projects. So here is phase 1 and 2 of project guest book table divider thingy:
Phase 1:

{this is just the wooden divider with 1/2 inch think foam board cut and hot glued into the 10x50 panels. good thing i was on a puppet team for several years:) who knew the many uses for foam board}

Phase 2:
{at this point I covered the foam board in material, i just used gold thumb tacks to secure it}

Well that is all of project guest book divider thingy I'm doing tonight, tomorrow I'm going to add the ribbon, and when it's done I'll post phase 3.

And guess what, we found a house to rent! And they allow dogs! Plus it's not a bad price. We had really thought about buying because it is supposed to be so great to buy right now, but since we plan to move in four years when Jeremy is done with grad school we really don't want anything holding us back from escaping Monroe. The last thing I would want is to have an issue selling and potentially get stuck here for life, I think that alone would kill me. But yay for reasonable roomy rent houses, and our wonderful friend Ethan who found it for us!

Have a great Mother's Day, and don't let mine lie to you, I may not be coming home, but I actually sent a card, and I'm as bad as my Dad about gift giving, so I'm doing good. Maybe next year I'll be home with an actual card at the same time.



Thursday, May 07, 2009

It's Official

I'm the most indecisive person ever. Gabby and I went a few weeks ago so I could do a run through with the hair dresser who is doing our hair for the wedding. I decided on just a plain teased up bun after the bridal hair tragedy. But after seeing this today how bad will I be hated if I say I want a loose looking bun, it is way more natural looking. And I personally am not the prissy fake queen looking type.

I have also decided to actually get my act together and do something, I went to have the programs printed today. I figure it is just way easier to have someone else do them, less stress for me at this point. Plus yesterday we went to get our marriage license. Needless to say the irritating lady who did it failed to ask if we wanted a covenant marriage so when I mentioned it at the end she had an attitude and said we would have to wait till after the wedding cause I should have told her before she did the paper work. Guess what lady you should have told me, heck sorry I am on my first and only marriage compared to the people in front of us who were on #3. Wow I've become quite the angry little ranter lately, doesn't change the fact that some of these goofs should be on old testament law. But I'm gonna quit now, have a great weekend. And if you haven't sent in your RSVP do so now, even the regret, I gotta give the caterer a count soon;)


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Tagged

I got tagged. So here is what you do. Make 3 lists of 8. First 8 Things you look forward to Then 8 Things you did yesterday Then 8 Programs you watch on TV. Then go tag 8 people to do the same. So here are my lists. So here goes:

8 Things I Look Forward To

1. Graduation
2. Last day at Sage
3. the Wedding
4. the food at the reception
5. hanging out with my bm's {rarely see three of them}
6. the honeymoon
7. grad school
8. having a REAL job

8 Things I did Yesterday

1. Worked in the bar at Sage
2. Took my last final ever in undergrad
3. grilled chicken
4. walked the dogs
5. made a protein shake with our new blender{had to break it out the other broke}
6. ate some of my wonderful banana bread
7. took a nap {i rarely do that}
8. worked out...but was to lazy to tan

8 Programs I watch on Tv

1. 18 Kids and Counting
2. Anthony Bourdain No Reservations
3. Jon and Kate Plus *
4. Andrew Zimmern
5. Castle
6. The Simpsons
7. Lost
8. Family Guy

And now for the 8 people:
1.Gabby{Gabby and Lyndons boring lives}
2.Erika{The Falcon's Nest}
3.Nicki{The Glen Gang}
4.Amanda{World of the Wilson's}
5.Shonda{Our Angel}
6.Nikki{The Kennon Family}
7.Mallory{The Whittingtons}
8.Denise{Anna Brooke Davis

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

I should be excited...

...but for some reason I'm not. I just took my last final in my undergrad, but I also found out this week that I was told the wrong info about grad school. Turns out I have to find my own school, when I was told they would find it for me...but I think we were talking about two different things when that happened. Ugh school.

But on a brighter note I made some wonderful banana bread yesterday. I wanted it to be healthy and actually have nutritional value...and lets be honest you can't stick a banana in a loaf of break and call it healthy. So I took this recipe and tweeked it a bit:

Flour's Famous Banana Bread

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour ***substitute whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil***substitute olive oil
  • 3 1/2 bananas, very ripe, mashed
  • 2 tablespoons creme fraiche or sour cream***substitute yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped

Directions

Set oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of a loaf pan with parchment paper.

Sift together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Beat sugar and eggs with a whisk until light and fluffy, about 10 minutes. Drizzle in oil. Add mashed bananas, creme fraiche, and vanilla. Fold in dry ingredients and nuts. Pour into a lined loaf pan and bake for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Now due to a cross between my health nut self and lack of ingredients I substituted all purpose flour for whole wheat graham flour, veggie oil for olive oil {yes olive oil, I was out of veggie and had no other choice, I was worried you would be able to taste it but you can't at all...plus its super healthy}, and for the sour cream I substituted fat free vanilla yogurt. Now if I had splenda in my pantry I would have substituted the sugar too.

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