When we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness -- and call it love -- true love. - Robert Fulghum

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas Wedding Shower

 Totally loving this wonderful Nightmare Before Christmas wedding shower on Hostess with the Mostess!
                                                               Photography: Paul L Benton

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Fruit and Veggie Desert Bar

 I really like this fruit and veggie take on a desert bar from My Bride Story.

This garland made of all brussel sprouts was Kristine's labor of love! took her 10 hrs to make this baby!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Random First Dance Song - You Send Me

Today I'm going a little old classics for my first dance songs. I am a huge fan of Sam Cooke and think he has an amazing voice and some great songs for first dances.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nicole Richie's Wedding Dress

That is a whole lot of dress for such a tiny person, but I think she looks adorable! I wonder if this is going to spark a big puffy dress comeback?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Life Sized Horse and Carriage in Ice

Are you looking for something to give your wedding/party that "wow" factor...and have $28,000 for it? Well check out this life-sized Horse and Carriage made from over 8 tons of ice!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Weighting In

I haven't been good about posting my weight ins, but I'm still going strong. And my hubby started back on it this week, which will make things easier.

As far as this weeks weight in goes, I wasn't sure how it was going to go because I missed last week after a weekend at the beach (and not eating well) and Hanukkah dinner at my parents last night. I was kind of afraid to get on the scale.

However, the 45 minutes I'm spending on a treadmill 3 days a week seemed to be helping..

I was down 1.6!

So the total down  is 17.4. Only...a lot to go!

Want to try to hit 20 by Christmas. I think I can, I think I can!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to family & friends near & far. May your turkey or Tofurkey be plentiful & your day be full of good times, football and naps!

And next to the Macy's Parade (which starts shortly) here is my other favorite Thanksgiving tradition - the WKRP Turkeys Away episode (young'uns go asks your parents what WKRP was!!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day

Thank you to all the veterans who have, are or will serve. And a special big hug to my favorite veteran, my mom, who served in the Army and Navy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Anniversary Greg and Emily!

Happy Anniversary to my wonderful brother and sister in law! Can't believe it's been a year already. Love you guys!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Weighting In

It's taken me 3 weeks to get up the nerve to write this post, but I needed to do it. And if it helps someone else who is dealing with the same issues, even better!

As I looked at the 2 family wedding invitations in my hands and the pictures I just posted on Facebook of my daughter and I and a picture from my BIL's wedding that I was in last year,  I knew that something had to give.

Like most wedding bound females, I want to look good in the pictures next year, but I also want to be able to keep up with kiddo...and that whole on my feet for 12 plus hours on a wedding days!

So. hi ho, hi ho, it's back to Weight Watchers I go. I know how much I need to loose and am going to do it healthy. No crash diets, not pills. Just eating right and exercise (I go to the gym 3 day a week right now.) I lost 60lbs before I had kiddo. I know I can do it, I just need accountability.

And as I want extra accountability, I will be posting after weigh in every Monday. Good, bad or even, I'm going to share. I have 105lbs to lose and I will, because I plan on being hotter at 40 then I was at 20!

So without further adieu...

Week 1: -7.2 (First week you always lose a bunch)
Week 2: -.6 (Total down 7.8)
Week 3: -3.2 (Total down 11) And I was on a 3 day vacation this weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Just The Way You Are

As a woman and a mom, I think every girl (young especially) need someone in her life to tell her this!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Happy Anniversary Jen and Dave

I'm a day late in wishing Jen and Dave a happy, happy anniversary! they had a beautiful fall wedding with very non traditional fall colors (orange and pink) and one of my favorite wedding invites ever!

And this anniversary is even more special as they welcomed their daughter into the world on September 16!

Happy anniversary to you both. Love you all!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary to Us/Random First Dance Songs - In Your Eyes

12 years ago today, I married the guy in the tux next to me! Think I'll keep him around for another 12. Thanks for making life interesting!

And for the random first dance song: In Your Eyes by Peter Gabriel - was our first dance and I still smile when I hear it!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rules for a Happy Marriage

Years ago, someone gave me a little plaque with these rules and I still have it hanging and look at it most day.

- Never both be angry at the same time.
- Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire.
- If one of you has to win an argument, let it be your mate.
- If you have to criticize, do it lovingly.
- Never bring up mistakes in the past.
- Neglect the whole world rather than each other.
- Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled.
- At least once everyday try to say one kind or complimentary word.
- When you have done something wrong, be ready to admit it.
  -It takes two to make a quarrel and the one in the wrong is the one who does most
of the talking.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Melting Pot Giveaway for 10-10-10

There will be lots of wedding taking place on Sunday 10-10-10.  That date holds special meaning for me too, as it is the day, 12 years ago, that I married my wonderful, if sometimes exasperating husband!

So in honor of the occasion, I am giving away a $25.00 gift card to the place we go for every anniversary (and most date nights too!)

All you have to do to win is leave a comment about your love of fondue! And on 10-10-10, I'll draw a random number.

Good luck!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Random First Dance Songs - As the World Falls Down

I was 11 the first time I saw this and thought being serenaded by David Bowie while wearing a big puffy dress was the most romantic thing ever. Heck, at 35, I still wouldn't say no!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Love Quote

True loves comes quietly, without banners or flashing lights. If you hear bells, get your ears checked. - Erich Segal

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Love Quote

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul. - St. Augustine

Monday, September 13, 2010

C is for Cookie!

 It's Girl Scout Cookie time here in Central Maryland! The Thin Mint and Samoas are calling!

Here's what's for sale in this area this year:  


Do-Si-Dos™ - Peanut Butter Sandwiches - (peanut butter cookie with peanut butter filling)


Dulce de Leche - (made with milk caramel chips)

 Lemon Chalet Cremes™ (cinnamon-ginger lemon-filled cookies)


Samoas® - Caramel deLites™ (vanilla cookies covered with caramel on top and bottom then rolled in coconut and striped with chocolate)


 Tagalongs® - Peanut Butter Patties® (Regular cookie with soft Peanut Butter and coated with chocolate) 


Thank U Berry Munch (A cookie made with premium cranberries and white fudge chips.)


Thin Mints (thin chocolate-peppermint cookie coated in chocolate)

 Trefoils - a.k.a. Shortbread - (a shortbread cookie)

As a troop cookie mom , I encourage you to find a scout and support a wonderful organization. More than a fundraising opportunity, Girl Scouts offers girls the opportunity to learn entrepreneurial skills, develop self-confidence and supplement troop and council treasuries for programs, activities and events.

And if you are not in Central MD, here is a link to find out where other sales are or will be.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Circuit Board Chuck Taylors

LOVE these fantastically nerdy Chucks! And just, I got a pair to add to the collection!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Unique Cakes

I am totally loving these "Sweet Couture" line of cakes from Simone Fleming of the Ritz-Carlton in St. Louis!

Pictures are from the Sept/Oct issue of Catersource.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Happy Anniversary Melanie & Sean!

2 years ago today, The remains of Hurricane Hanna was pounding us with rain and high winds. But that didn't stop Melanie and Sean from getting married at their church and beach themed reception...in a tent!!

It was a wonderful day and I was very glad to share it with them (and I'm a little partial to the super cute flower girl!!)

<3 to you both.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Random First Dance Songs - Glitter in the Air

Love this song, love Pink, and love the fact that she can sing this song, spinning in a circle, upside down and wet over a stage!!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Raise The Cake - Custom Cake Stands

I love these super cute cake and cupcake stands Raise the Cake!! Lot's of sparkle and you can either get a pre designed one or go custom and get one that matches your theme.