Thursday, December 23, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
My family is having issues right now and I find it hard to stomach any gathering because I hate the tension, but somehow I push through and go anyway. I don't mind going to either, but every year my mom and I swear we are going to hop a plane and have our own Christmas elsewhere. One day...
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
I had dozens of dresses all the same style ready to go when my mom pointed out one in the display window. Of course it was lace and was very pretty, but was twice my parent's budget. We walked away and then my mom asked if I would try it on first just for her. I obliged to make her happy thinking I would try it on and move on. I put it on and immediately thought how sexy and flirty it made me feel. I walked out and the initial reaction was the one I'd hoped for for my wedding day. I want the "wow" factor and people to drop jaws when I walk down the aisle.
I was hesitant to love this dress because I assumed that their reactions were because it was the first dress I was trying on. After that every other dress got no response and blank faces. I was surprised to find that the style I thought I'd wear did not flatter me at all and made me feel very frumpy. In the back of my mind was that dress but I felt guilt for finding it so early on with more than year left to plan, but my mom said, "Just get the first one!"
The dress is very old Hollywood glamour and paired with the birdcage veil it was exactly was I wanted without knowing. Happy that this was such an easy process and not a nightmare as some of my friends have experienced. So with that done I now have to start jump start the planning process. As of now, I had no motivation but with the holidays approaching and the numerous weddings we have in the first months in 2011, it's just a reminder that time is passing quickly.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
I am on the hunt for a new vest and the best deal I have seen so far is this black/gray version by "Material Girl", which is Madonna and her daughter Lourdes's new clothing line. It looks real and it was by far the best priced at only $32 dollars originally and now it's marked down to $14.99! That's a steal compared to the $98 dollars I was going to spend at Ann Taylor.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Man, I though I had it bad dealing with my finacee's empty water bottle collection and Kleenex piles. So lucky I never had these kind of roommates and that my college roommate was awesome!
It feels weird getting older and slowly realizing you're one of the oldest people at the club and yes that girl who looks 16 is really 22. I remember laughing at people my age trying to dress and act young. Now look at me. Gray hairs have appeared on my head and my hairdresser asked me at my last appointment when I would consider dying my hair (what the hell?). Maybe I'm freaking out for no reason, but I do miss hanging out with just the girls and eating Taco Cabana at 4AM.
I still feel like that Hooter's waitress (but with more income), working her way through college and having fun along the way, but my body says, "if you go to bed now you'll get 9 hours of sleep." I'm sure everyone goes through this and this feeling will pass but I think a night out with my ladies just might do the trick.
Monday, November 8, 2010
I am also a good judge of character, but can't help it that certain people give me a weird feeling/vibe. A feeling that always seems right which leads me to avoiding the person all together. My fiancee hates burning bridges or even the fact that someone doesn't like him bothers the crap out of him. In return, he pushes me to be nicer and friendlier to those people I want to avoid.
I can't help it and try to go against my feeling, but it always ends up being a waste. I find it tiresome to try to make someone like me. I don't know if I should feel guilty or just accept the fact that I am not going to get along with everyone. I don't know what to do. Grrr...
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
This posting from Gawker had me cracking up because I know people who have the most ridiculous Facebook profile pictures. Some people make my eyes roll and some just scare the crap out of me. I am guilty of the above and wonder could they have stole this off my page? Just kidding.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
The highlight for me was giving everyone their goody bags filled with Vegas themed candies and our awesome "save the date" cards designed by a good friend. We received so many great responses and comments on how amazing they looked. People expressed how excited they are to attend our wedding. I am so happy everything turned out well and look forward to mailing out the rest of the cards and jump starting the rest of my wedding planning.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Monday, October 4, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Friday, September 24, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I guess I was expecting him to just say, "whatever you like" and that would be it especially since we already discussed this, but I got all kinds of questions thrown at me and then he asked why ours couldn't look like everyone else's cards. Let me point out that I am the type of person that has a higher expectation and adamantly wants to not be like everyone else. I like to be unique in my choices and in all aspects of life the best way I can and this of course applies to my wedding planning. I could be mediocre, but it's no fun.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Growing up, I watched a lot of TV and saw a lot of advertisments. When I see one of those old spots airing now it takes me back and it amazes me how I still know the words to all these commercials. Here's an oldie, but a goodie.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
The future mother-in-law has decided and already purchased items for a luau theme and is willing to help out any way she can. My goal this weekend is to secure our Vegas locale since it is already booking through 2012. I don't want to wait any longer for fear that we may have to wait until then to have the ceremony, which I do not want to do.
The wedding showcase last weekend wasn't very impressive, but I did find a great invitation design and a great makeup lady. Also, the cake and champagne samples didn't hurt. Next on the list is visiting the church and meeting with the priest to start the whole catholic church process. Once that is done we can secure that date and start the real planning. Baby steps...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Such a cute idea! The music melts my heart.
Every person I talk to has a new set of questions about the wedding that I have not even though about and it makes me worry, since I have no idea what I am doing.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
I bought some books today, because I have absolutely no clue how to start the process and now I feel a bit overwhelmed. I want simple, but elegant and need to find a direct path to this end result. I would enlist the help of my friends, but they are planning their own or just recently had a wedding. I don't want to be bothersome, but I honestly don't want to procrastinate.
I guess I can use my blog to go through this process and throw out ideas for our big day. Keep coming back because I will need your help!
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I am sure you have seen this in the last couple of days. The girl who quit her job via erase board and called out her Farmville playing boss. Yeah, it's funny but I can't help but think of how much of this could be a hoax. It seems too "scripted", if I may say so myself.
The girl is very attractive, her poses and handwriting are almost too perfect and I am hesitant to believe this is real. I guess I'm questioning it all because of the industry I work in and the attention the website has received. If it is real, good for the girl who walked away from her loser boss in a way we all dream of quitting our jobs. If not, good job on whoever came up with this PR stunt.
For now, I am looking forward to going to Austin this weekend to help my little cousin move into her college dorm. Maybe this will help ease some stress or give me a glimpse into what a vacation might feel like.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Somebody had the idea to turn mainstream music into kid friendly versions called Kidz Bop. This idea has proven to be hugely successful since parents are buying up these CD's like crazy. I recently came across this version of Christina Aguilera's, "Not Myself Tonight". It doesn't sound that bad for a clean version, but I still can't help but laugh when I notice the curse word replacements. I may have to purchase for my little cousin's listening pleasure.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
It was even named one of the "Top 10 Places to Eat in Houston" in 2009 by the Houston Press.
Check it out!
2516 Rice Blvd., 713-523-2323
Basically, my body is stressed and it crapped out on me, thus resulting in a panic attack. My pain has decreased drastically (thank you, massage), but can come back if I don't take care of myself. I was prescribed Zanex for the panic attacks and for relaxation, but have not touched the bottle for fear of turning into a vegetable. Sadly, I will have another panic attack and that alone stresses me out.
If the pain does not dissolve I will have to go back for an MRI, but my doctor says I am too young nor do I have a family history to lead me to worry.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Water - don't forget your pets too!
Non-perishable packaged/canned food and juice
Cooking tools, fuel
Toys, books, games
Important documents printed and put into waterproof container/bag
Pet care items-cage, food, medicines
Battery operated TV