Friday, July 31, 2009

A fun weekend ahead!

"....And another one gone

and another one gone

Another one bites the dust!"

Another great friend and sorority sister is getting hitched tonight, and I am so excited to see a lot of my sisters! I LOVE that we are all so close, and we all stay in touch. And with all these weddings lately, I have thankfully gotten to see them a whole lot and I love it.

Not to mention the fact that I am obsessed with dress I am wearing to the wedding! I bought it on sale a month ago, and have been saving it for this very occasion! You will have to check back for pictures, and there will be a lot since hubs already agreed to be on picture taking duty!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Another Fabulous Purchase

Alright, fine. I really have nothing to tell you because I’ve been doing that crazy thing called work all day. So, instead of boring you about work, I will talk about something a little more exciting- my latest purchase!

I mean, look. I love boots. I get several new pairs of boots every fall/winter. They are the second love of my life, after my purses. Oh ok fine, *sigh* hubs is in there somewhere too. So yes, I love boots. A lot.

And with fall and winter rapidly approaching, (so I may be slightly exagerating here) I’ve found myself once again searching for the perfect winter boot.

And then these beauties caught my eye.

I couldn't help but go ga-ga over these boots . So the next thing I know, they magically appeared in my cart. And then I could not help but order them. Who can blame me? :)

These beautiful grey boots are on their way to MY HOUSE. I am uber excited for them to arrive!

You can get these Naughty Monkey boots right now at Nordstrom for just under $100.

Happy Thursday lovelies!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

And the final rose goes to...


The winner is our dear, sweet, came from the nerdy stock, Mr. Microsoft Ed!

Mr. European swim trunk wearer. I honestly have my fingers and toes crossed that he’s just wearing those things as a joke to draw attention to himself. Seriously. I mean no self respecting guy that I know would be caught dead with those things on. Right? Or maybe it goes to show that Canadians are far less discriminatory about what their loved ones wear than we uptight Americans :) I guess love comes in all shapes and sizes. Even if it’s in a blue tank top and green, daisy duke swim trunks.

Okay, moving on.

I am happy for Jillian. And I am happy for Ed. I am hoping that this is a match made in Reality TV heaven. I'm hoping this has a Trista & Ryan love written all over it.

I am a girl and I am not afraid to admit that sometimes a girl just wants to see big diamond rings and long flowy dresses and really handsome men bend down on one knee.

Call it "silly," call it "shallow," but I call it "love." (Well on the other hand, maybe I don't so much call it "love" as I call it "really exciting reality television that imitates life - if life were spent embracing the ones we love while floating on surfboards and surrounded by pink hibiscus." Which happens.....HEL-LO!!)

So, I will be watching tonight’s ‘After The Final Rose,’ to see if these two were able to make it in real life when their weekends were not filled with helicopter rides, making out under the Maui waterfalls and flamingo dancing in Spain.

So my lovelies, what are your thoughts? Fess up! You watched it. What did you think?


p.s. If you are like me and have been coveting Jillian’s hot, pewter sky high stilettos that she wore to the Men Tell All ceremony to make her feet Tanner-worthy, click here to buy them!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Willpower? Not in my vocabulary.

forever 21 accessories

Forever 21 dresses

Dear forever 21,

I am currently sitting at my desk, shamelessly drooling after your amazing creations.

Why must you do this to me?

Just please send me all of the above, and we'll call it even.

your most loyal customer


p.s. Happy Friday everyone! This weekend I am happy to report that I have no bridal showers going on (i know, crazy right?), so I am going to spend it hiding at F21 with the hubby and my family! Have a great weekend ladies!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

You know you are old when..

You lose track of your husband's age. A few weeks ago, I realized I don't know if my husband is 25 or 26-years-old. I'm not sure how one loses track of this, but I finally took some time this afternoon to get to the bottom of this mystery.

And I am not above telling you that I had to use an online age calculator to determine that he is still indeed 25. I don't trust my own math skills when it comes to important things such as figuring out if my better half is going to be 27 in a few months... or in a LOT of months.

Along these same lines, I was looking at my college degree a couple weeks ago and noticed that it said I graduated in 2006. I FUH-REAKED out, as I have been telling people I have been out of college only two years. WRONG. Try three. I guess I'm getting old...

Speaking of old,
while out to dinner one night, I complained to hubs that I was feeling a draft in the restaurant. Immediately after I said that, he began laughing hysterically. After I asked him what he was laughing at, he said "You have never used the word 'draft' before, except to refer to a beer."

Oy Vey.

In more exciting news, look over to the left, to the left.
I reached 200 update-202 bloggy followers today! yay!
i heart each and every one of you, and appreciate all the comments love from everyone. :)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Weekend recap!

I am back ladies and I had a great weekend! And let me tell you that if bridal showers were like actual showers, i'd be pretty clean right now, haha! This weekend I attended another bridal shower for one of my good friends, Cassy and this shower was FAB. And you know i mean it, because i hardly ever use capital letters. :)

The bride-to-be looked beautiful and it is always nice to see all of my sorority sisters. I really really wish that I can take all of these ladies and move them closer to me. I still miss the days when we used to see each other every day.

And to make my weekend even better, one of my bestest friends Jenn came into town from Chicago and stayed with me for the whole weekend. She is my partner-in-crime. Together, we are unstoppable. Oh, if you only knew the ruckus we caused in college. It was good times, to say the least :)

So before heading out, Jenn and I snapped a couple pictures together, since we don't take nearly enough pics anymore..

[This is our family portrait :) I am holding her puppy Bella and she is holding Charlie. p.s. please excuse my face. I had no makeup on. ]

[being silly!]

[finally ready to head out for the shower!]

[the bautiful little bride-to-be and I]

[two pieces of my heart.]

[group shot of all the ladies!]

[opening gifts! and look at the two adorable flowergirls. I really wanted to take them home :) ]

[with the gift I got her. you can never have too many picture frames!]

[my pretty little cass-a-frass!]

Hope you all had great weekends!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Dear Charlie,

I love you. I really do. Ask the Internets. They’ll tell you I call you the World’s Greatest Dog, Ever. Because in my eyes, you really are.

But you need to stop abusing your powers of the puppy dog eyes and cuteness. And this time, mommy means it. And I mean business.

Last time mommy checked, the stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.

The dishes located on the floor are yours and contain your food. All other dishes are mine and contain my food. (Please note: placing a paw print in the middle of my dinner does not stake your claim on it, nor do I find it aesthetically pleasing in any way.)

Your Daddy and I cannot buy a bigger bed. So tonight please do us all a favor and try to sleep vertically. And please remember that it is not necessary to be stretched out to the fullest extent possible.

Also, don't think for a minute that making a sad face and whimpering pathetically will get you out of trouble when I find a puddle of pee on the floor. The face and the whimpering only validate and prove that you knew it was wrong when you did it.

I don’t know how many times we have to tell you this, but your parents really like using the bathroom alone. When mommy runs to the door, happens to beat you there and manages to get the door shut, it won’t help to whine and stick your paw under the edge to try to pull the door open.

And last but not least, when you see Daddy asleep on the couch, it is really funny not funny to make a sudden leap onto his stomach and drop a chew toy, bone or jingle ball on him… although it does make Mama laugh uncontrollably.

So dear little Charlie please remember that while you are our baby and we love you to pieces, your sassy little attitude needs to be taken down a notch. And yes, we know we aren’t perfect either. But you do look adorable in that lifeguard visor.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Give me my $4 Latte or Else.

Dear lady in Starbucks line,

This morning I left my house early and headed to Starbucks to fix my daily over-the-top-expensive-but-totally-worth-it caffeine craving. I absolutely love coffee. Love it. It's my thing. My vice. Coffee really is nature’s perfect drink. My Starbucks addiction can only be described as fierce.

But then I encountered you. {And I don't consider myself on the genius level or anything but this morning's experience with you left me walking away feeling like Einstein.}

All I wanted this morning was my $4.35 skinny vanilla latte, but you made me suffer for 25 minutes while you gazed at the drink menu on the wall in pure bewilderment as it were written in hieroglyphics.

Somebody please kill me.

Have you never been to a Starbucks before? I mean really? For crying out loud the menu is the same wherever you go. They all carry the same items at the same price. It's like Coach. or McDonald's. The price is always the same. The menu is always the same.

(muffled scream)

It doesn't matter where you go for your venti, soy-vanilla, 1/2 decaf, no foam never changes. Moreover, your decision of whether to get your latte iced or hot, skim or regular is not life-altering. Decide, pay and move one.

If you were from a rural area lady, I would understand.. I would even feel sympathetic that you have never seen a Starbucks before. But I know you are not. And you know how I know? Well you are wearing Xhilaration shoes. They sell those at Target. You know what they also sell at Target? Yupp, you guessed it.

So I am going to ask you to next time limit your unnecessary twaddle and stop holding up the freaking line. And if you happen to be in line again tomorrow, I will go in front of you and order for you. Because 8 a.m. is too early to be dealing with this.

Yours with shaky hands,


Edited to Add: I am normally a really nice girl (I swear!) but I guess I'm finding out that I'm not that much of a morning person. :)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Random Thoughts!

Since my brain is still in post-vacation mush right now, today's post will be a hodge podge of all of my loves & hates currently.. Enjoy and share with me some of yours! :)

Love: Went out with my girlfriends last night for drinks and dancin'. The reason why I heart bachelorette parties is that they are always a guaranteed good time. We had très fun!
Hate: Dare I out myself as a boring old lady and admit to my headache this morning after only a couple drinks...

Love: vacation!
Hate: that my vacation ended last week.

Love: eating ice cream for breakfast
Hate: feeling sick 30 minutes later

Love: The house and all the work we have done to it.
Hate: The thing that starts with an “mmmm” and ends with an “ortgage.”

Love: This glorious sunshine!
Hate: The beautiful weather comes on workdays, and the rain comes on the weekends.

Love: The new recipes I have been trying out.
Hate: That I haven’t posted any of my recipes! I suck!

Love: Reality T.V.
Hate: The new season of the Real World.

Love: Having friends of every phase of my life
Hate: friends being far away

Love: My husband for rubbing my feet every night without complaint. And I’m not even pregnant or anything! He is just nice like that.
Hate: That I have been putting off scheduling my pedi and it's already mid-July!

Love: My fabulous and thoughtful and nice and gorgeous blog readers. I know I don’t reply to all your comments these days but just know that you are way too nice to me and I totally plan on keeping you around :)
Hate: That it is already Sunday night... It simply can’t be, because my gigantic laundry pile is still teasing me from the other room: “Wash me…or go to work without underwear tomorrow!”

Now tell me your loves & hates, dolls!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

It really IS magic!!! :)

Ah, almost Friday already. There ARE miracles.

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Well we have been back from Disney for three full days now, and I already miss it! It was one ahhhhhhhhhhhhmazing trip, and we loved every single minute of it. The best part about Disney World is that once you are there, it is impossible to not become absolutely enthralled with the magical quality that emanates from this romantic place.

Our plan on this vacation was to relax, worship the sun, eat a lot, and spend quality time with the husband. And I can honestly say mission accomplished on all accounts! We really had the time of our lives :))) Take a look at these photos.

Sorry for the overload.
Seriously. We take this Disney World biznass serious.

But who can blame me? I mean last time I was in Disney World, I was going though my really, really, really fugly phase around age 11 + I am pretty sure I would be a-okay if I never saw those pics ever again!)

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{ if I could live anywhere in the world, it would be here. *hands down* i already have my prince charming, now I just need a castle! shouldn't be too hard, right :) }

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{we also squeezed in some much needed pool time!}

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{this put put course was amazing! it's called Pirates Cove. If you are in the Orlando area, you have to check it out!}

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{We also saw our very first nascar race at the Daytona! We are not really huge nascar fans, but this was definitely a very cool experience. }

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{Shopping in Disney is the best! All of my disney kitchen utensils. Hopefully this will inspire me to cook more. But if not, at least I will look cute in the kitchen :) }

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{We also spent a day at Universal! }

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{Our last day there, we went to Disney Celebrations! This cute little neighborhood is located on land that was purchased by Walt Disney. The houses here are perfect and neighborhood is simply adorable. It reminded me of Wisteria Lane from Desparate Housewives. }

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{And then it was time to go home on our new ride ;) }

Yupp, now you can see why I am SO depressed to be home.


I want to go back right now.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Where Dreams Come True :)

I hate.the.alarm.clock.

I was off in a deep beautiful sleep dreaming of sitting on the beach under a perfect sunny sky drinking mimosas in an adorable bikini. The breeze is perfect, just enough to blow little wisps of hair across my face but not enough to throw sand in my eyes. The air is quiet and there's not a cloud in the sky. Then I was suddenly interupted when I heard a shrill high pitched beeping..for a moment, I looked around on the beach trying to figure out what the noise is only to open my eyes and realize it's my alarm more Florida.. and back to reality!

So, after a week of fruity drinks and hot weather, sleeping in and soaking up the sunshine, it sure was a rude awakening waking up to the alarm this morning. But nonetheless, I feel so lucky to have spent a week at the happiest place on Earth!

Our vacation was unforgettably romantic.

I love Disney, always did and always will!!! We really had a fabulous time! We stayed in the suite that was to die for. The food was really good everywhere we went and the service received was off the charts.

I haven't uploaded any of the pictures from my camera yet, but here is pic from Disney's PhotoPass website.

I will be back tomorrow with a more detailed vacay recap + more pictures, but now I must return to "real life" aka dirty laundry, a messy house, bills, etc. And my suitcase suitcases are still not completely unpacked. And while I do that, I am also going to eat junkfood and watch approximately 20,000 reality tv recordings filling up my dvr.

I hope everyone had a fabulous week/weekend. I can't wait to catch up on everything I missed!

[my prince charming & I]

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Tuesday!

Remember me? My name is Mrs. Newlywed, and I used to blog here. {Insert embarrassed grimace face.} I’ve been slacking off a bit, but now I’m back and ready for a wedding recap.

For real.

{Putting on serious blogging face.}

Hubs and I had a fabulous time at the wedding this weekend! The weather was perfect and I was so happy to see my bestest marry the man of her dreams. Everything was so beautiful and it was such a wonderful day. I am so happy for Nicole & Bob! They make the perfect couple and I could not be happier for them! And like I said in my speech, I look forward to speaking at their 50th wedding anniversary. :)

Here are a few teasers from their AMAZINGLY fantastic photographer, Lotz photography. If you are in the Columbus area + are tying the knot, you should check them out! :)

{girls getting ready @ the hair salon}

{posing in front of our hair salon}

{the ceremony was so emotional. this is my 'holding tears back' face}

{saying their I DOs!}

{bridal party shots in front of the church}

{the girls :)}

{beautiful shot of the bride + groom}
As soon as I see more pictures, I will be sure to share them with you all!

In the meantime, hubs and I are headed to Orlando bright and early tomorrow morning.


So needless to say I won't be blogging for 7 days. But I promise to be back with tons of pictures!

Hope everyone has a great rest of the week.
xoxo :)