Sunday, November 17, 2013

Our "Save The Date"

I really just wanted to check it off the list, as quickly as possible. Which is how it became an email rather than snail mail... but I have to say, how it turned out is far better than what I imagined.

While my Dad was taking pics of us for the "Save the Date", he was also filming us (which we didn't realize!), so when he nonchalantly showed us the film we were surprised and thought "this would be so much easier/cheaper to send out!" haha I'm a bit of a frugal fanny.

I love it so much, and I love that we'll have it forever. Take a peak.... :)

Thanks, Dad! You're the best.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A challenge for myself...

Tonight, I challenge myself to sit down, organize and clarify which "pins" I want to make happen. It's a BIG task, I mean anyone who has a Pinterest page knows that you'll go in on a regular basis, see and then pin something you really like and that's about as far as it gets. Well, I'm challenging myself to make the ones I love into a reality, or at least write them down on paper to remind me to do them. Between household, wedding and holiday ideas, there's a lot to be done. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Roughin' It...

This past weekend Geo and I went camping with my good friend Jackie and her bf, Greg. Jac and I went shopping while the boys fished, we went out to dinner on Saturday night and were all sleeping by 10:30 - this is my idea of camping :D 
These are the peeps I spent the weekend with - they're pretty cool cats.

There is a serious bromance going on here. 

So pretty! Thanks Jac for making sure we stopped at the flume!

I've heard about the "Confessional" before but I came across this site yesterday and couldn't stop reading through the confessions. It's like reading through a secret diary - some of them are funny, some surprising and some incredibly sad. We all have things to confess, I certainly know what mine would be, what would yours be?

Thursday, October 10, 2013


I've been wanting to update this little blog of mine for the last couple weeks and every time I sit down to do so, I'm instantly overwhelmed by all the things I want to write about. Naturally, this interrupts my interest in writing anything and I typically travel over to or Facebook - this is what I do when procrastinating in any facet of my life. But tonight I'm taking a stand and posting!

Do I talk about how happy I am with the people I have in my life? Because I am. I have great friends and am reminded by this every time I get together with the girls! Do I mention that George and I have decided to move in with my parents to save money for a house? Because we are, and I'm so excited about this! The idea of us having our own home is thrilling to me. I'm also very happy to be moving closer to all those girlfriends I mentioned a minute ago. Or maybe I should talk about the wedding plans we've been making? Because they are fully underway and progressing fairly well. We've chosen a band - big step! And many of the smaller details are coming together, giving me the chance to really see what this day will be like for us.

Wait, I know what I should talk about... it's 11:30 pm and my alarm will be going off at 6 am. I should be talking about NOTHING. I should be sleeping.

Goodnight :)
Just because I love this pic :) 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A Love Letter (Sort Of).

Dear Geo,

Before I say anything else, let me just list out a few of the reasons why I love you.

1. For finding and bringing home a dirty glass bottle because you knew I'd like it.
2. For going to Boston Market and knowing that their corn is my favorite.
3. For being open to a, let's pack up our bags and move, adventure.
4. For agreeing to a pricey wedding band because I love them.
5. For loving ice cream as much as me.

These are just a few reasons why I'm so excited to marry you.

But something I don't love and I'm not sure I'll ever understand is this:

It's a good thing you're so cute.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Grocery Shopping: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly!

After having dinner with some girlfriends last week I was reminded that what we put in our bodies is important and learning about food matters. I mean, will I ever get my fiancee to eat organic, natural popcorn with nothing but a little bit of pepper on it? Or grow an abundance of vegetables, cook dozens of meals, and freeze them to eat throughout the winter?  Probably not (Aly, you and Pete are the type of people we aspire to be!) but there's no reason why I shouldn't be aware that packaged shredded cheese has saw dust in it. YES. Saw dust. Gross. Apparently the saw dust acts as a preservative (FYI it's a very small amount, but still!). Needless to say, we'll be shredding our own cheese from here on out, hence the Cabot cheddar cheese block visible center of cart.

Okay, so I think a good starting point is to take a look and see what I like and don't like about this past grocery shopping trip...

Do Like:
- Starbucks coffee :D That has nothing to do with my selected groceries but I just love a good Starbucks coffee, especially when it has a pump or two of pumpkin syrup!
- I like the Fiber One bread. A slice is 50 calories, it's multigrain and it's the perfect size for a lunch time sandwich.
- Hard to see but there's a bag of ginger snaps in there (left hand side, next to popcorn). I like my sweets and ginger snappers seem to be a semi healthy way to get a quick fix.
- Everything in the back of the cart: Bananas, Seltzer, eggs, Yogi Tea, lettuce, etc.

Don't Like:
- I take that back. The back of the cart items would be perfect if it weren't for those two Celeste frozen pizzas... $1.50 each, it was a bargain! Can you blame me for grabbing them?
- Ice cream. Coconut ice cream for that matter - who buys that crap? Oh, we do. And then add jimmies.

I could stop there but I should confess there's one other item in this cart that is a big no-no. You can't see it in this pic but it's there and it's UGLY. Any guesses?

FLUFF. And not the small size of fluff, the big one. I mean, what's the point of getting healthy bread if you're going to spread FLUFF on top?! On the flip-side, who doesn't love a good fluff'nutter every once and a while... :D

Eat clean food. This is going to be our new family mantra. Wish us luck!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Working from Home

Working from home has so many perks and natural light is one of them!

Sure, I have a killer headache and a huge to-do list but being able to work next to an open window, on a sunny day makes all the difference :)