Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ok ..17 days is a long time!

Hi Everyone-

So as most of you know, I took a break from blogging and Facebook to concentrate on studying until my big test...well I had to cheat a little this morning (17 days is a long time...gimmie some credit). 

Back in 2001, I began pursuing my nursing goal and life got the best of me.  My dad's death, money woes,   juggling school and two jobs, and well...just life and growing up.  I did complete all of my pre-reqs back in 2004. forward many moons to today.  Some of those hard earned credits have expired and I am having to choose between taking them over and waiting another year to begin my nursing program or to test out of them for a cost and an intense 30 day study period.  So, that's where I have been.  I have been studying..studying...studying.   The test is a tyrant and has a "no joke" reputation, but I am confident I can relearn the material because I know my passion will push my forward.  So Anatomy and Physiology I and II bring it (and I mean that in the nicest way..please don't really bring it).  My test is scheduled for August 19th.  So here we go...

The wedding...well...we have packed most of our boxes.  The fans are still not complete, but we are working on it.  Because we are having a destination wedding, we have to ship the majority of things to our wedding planner. sorts and a total of 11 boxes.  Kids...shipping is expensive ( a little lesson for the day).

So that's where I have been.  So just almost at the 2 month mark, my focus is shifting to my books BUT I will be back and I promise to update after the bachelorette and bachelor parties on August 13th.

On a side note...and not to say I agree with phone tapping or voicemail hacking in the slightest  but wowzer Wendi Murdoch-now that's a wife! Way to stand by your man!

Much love to you all and I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

It's hard not to obsess

Planning this wedding, I am finding it's hard not to obsess about one thing at a time and sometimes (unfortunately for J. it's more than one thing).  Lately for the past nine months,I have been unsure of how I want to wear my hair.  In a dream world, I would have the funds and mostly time to have the hairdresser stick around until after the ceremony to take my hair down and refresh it.  Why? I think for the ceremony, I have aways wanted  clean up do with a flower.  I think it's a special occasion and its not often when I have my hair in an updo ( actually besides a ponytail...he has never seen it).It would also show my dress off...  BUT then on the other side of that, we are having a beach wedding...which is casual...and I truly like my hair down.  You can see my indecisiveness kicking in, can't you?  So ..let me allow you to dive into my mind...and my style...

I have always said either I was a hippie in my last life or in my next life I will be beach babe.  

Here are my style icons...Boho chic...before the word even came about...downtown cool before downtown was even cool...and earthy...laid back...and just simple romantic...

This would sum it up in one inspiration board...

So where does this lead to my hair and my wedding hair...most of you know that after the wedding takes place bangs are coming into my life.  I have always wanted it...and I have to try it while I am still relatively young!

This would be my dream hairstyle for everyday...
So here are just a few ten  ideas I have for my wedding day hair...


















Soooo thoughts?  And yes maybe I am procrastinating wedding projects a little today!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Wedding Project-Spoiler ALERT

Hello Everyone!

What an exciting month this has been!  I had a birthday...a girls acceptance cup runnith over and 3 more months! 

The mister and I had a Sunday off to discover just how sticky Adhesive Spray is!  We have a lot of projects still left on our to do list and this was one of them.  I am happy to say, the door hangers are half way done!  They just need a little chalk board paint and finito!  We have so many surprises in store for our guests, and I am getting more excited everyday!

So here's a few pictures!! 


I swear we will stop playing in the pool soon and come in to do wedding projects!

YAY! After 2 1/2 years and repeating 1 yrs worth of classes, I am here!

Remember the test run... 

So now we are half way there...they are dry and ready for the chalk paint!!

Off to packing and sorting! 

Happy 4th of July Everyone!! AND thank you for reading!!