Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The only part of this whole wedding planning that stresses me out is finding a venue to hold the reception. We already have the date, the church, the priest, the where can we party?! Well last week we found it...or so we though...

We got an email yesterday stating that the location we had chosen was all of a sudden booked for that date. They had told us they weren't booking for 2011 yet, but magically they now are. Kevin and I were infuriated. Now we're back to square one....UGH

Why is it so hard?! I JUST WANT TO BE MARRIED!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth...Target Finds...Wedding Updates

Hi Everyone!
It's Friday!!!! WOOOHOOOOO!!!!! I will be so happy when that clock actually strikes 5:00 today. You have no idea. I'm sorry I've been MIA this week. Work's been crazy and I've been trying to get ahold of wedding venues like its my job (well, I guess right now its kind of my job-it would be nice if I could get paid for it though!). Last night I took some me time after work and ran into Target for some fall wardrobe updates. I absolutely love Target and would probably have spent my whole paycheck there if I could afford to lol. Here are a few of the items that I picked up:

This blazer fits perfectly and looks adorable with the sleeves cuffed and paired with some dark jeans. Great for the "work to night out" wardrobe.

This dress also comes in black and red.....I might have to go back to grab those :)

This dress also comes in a brown print that would look adorable with brown boots! (Maybe I'll go back to grab that dress as well)

I also picked up a long sleeve white tee, a short sleeve v-neck tee with flower ruffle design, grey pinstripe dress pants and two cardigans (white and teal). All and all I made out like a bandit!

Wedding Plan Updates:

We've finally picked a date! May 14, 2011!! We're meeting with the priest tonight and we're going to see three venues tomorrow. Wish us luck! Hopefully I will have more details for you on Monday.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday everyone! Who else is wishing that today was a holiday like last week? What I wouldn't give for a four day work week.....well a girl can dream I guess :)

I was hoping for a really fun and relaxing weekend of nothingness...but life always seems to keep me on my toes. Friday night Kevin's band had a show at a wine bar in Portland which was fun, but we didn't get home until the wee hours of Saturday morning. We were supposed to go to the seafood festival in Hampton during the day on Saturday, but it decided to rain all day. Since all of the vendors from the festival are basically within walking distance to us, we decided not to spend the day in the rain. Looks like I'm going to have to go out and grab me a lobster roll this week to make up for it! Instead Kevin's parents needed us to help them build a new front porch on their house. They live in Maine, and luckily it wasn't raining there. It was still a disgusting day to be outside though and we were not too pumped to spend the day doing construction. Blahhhh

Yesterday we went to church and finally spoke to the pastor about joining the church and getting married there. We could tell that he already loves us! We just need to call the rectory to make an appointment to meet with him this week to get the ball rolling. (I mentioned to him that we are looking at May 2011 for the wedding and he said that they haven't even gotten a scheduling book for 2011 yet! Looks like we won't have any trouble scheduling a date!) And apparantly he went to the same college that we did- one more point for us!

After church we ran to the store to get home in time for the beginning of the first football Sunday of the season. Question: How do you non-loving football ladies do it?! I mean, growing up my dad always watched football on Sundays, but since we had more than one tv in the house it wasn't a problem. We only have one tv in our apartment though, and it was made very clear yesterday that it would be used soley for football on Sundays from now on. Funnnnnnnn. NOT. Oh well- I made it very clear that although football is on Monday nights as well, the new Gossip Girl season starts tonight...meaning that from 8-9 the tv is mine! We'll see how long that lasts though :)

We rounded out the day by going to my sister's for an early dinner. It was her husbands birthday and a nice relaxing end to the weekend. So we didn't have as much downtime as we had wanted, but there's always next weekend!

Good luck with the start to your week ladies!

P.S. An updated wedding details post to follow tomorrow!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wedding jewelry is en route!!!

Every since I was introduced to etsy a few years ago, I have been hooked! I love to stroll through pages of fabulous finds. Not only to look for the perfect gift, but for the perfect idea! I can't tell you how many ideas I've come up with while purusing ety's pages. As I had told you in my first wedding post, I found a gorgeous necklace that I just had to have for my wedding day. I had seen this necklace online and knew instantly that I wanted it for that special day. Unfortunately is was waaaaay out of my price range for what was looking to spend. BUT....I found an identical on on etsy! I instantly snatched it up and the designer created matching earrings for me as well!

I am a pearl girl all the way :) I'm so excited to wear these beautiful pieces not only on my wedding day, but for years to come. I can't wait for them to arrive!!!

The store on etsy that I purchased them from can be found here: japonicas. Jet was amazing to work with. I would highly recommend using him for custom pieces in the future.

Happy hump day everyone!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Mad for Mad Men

Is anyone else Mad for Mad Men?? I have heard a lot of buzz around this show for awhile now and decided to check it out (thank you!) I have been sucked in and cannot get enough! I've always been a fan of the late 50s/early 60s era. The fashion, the politics, the drama. Love it! Love it! Love it!

My favorite actress on the show is hands down January Jones. She plays a fabulous house wife that is the epitomy of style and class. Can't wait to keep watching!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

As you all know I am, and will forever be, a summer girl at heart. There's something nice though about needing that extra blanket at night, the new crispness in the air, and changing over the seasonal wardrobe. On Tuesday night Kevin and I went for a nice long walk after dinner to soak up the last of the summer nights. We are so fortunate to have the ocean at our fingertips. No matter the season, looking out across the waves has always had a calming effect on me. I've enjoyed our first summer together at the beach, and I'm looking forward to what fall will bring us as well.
I wanted to share with you all a few photos from my vacation last week:

No one likes a sunburn!

I cannot get over how big Maeve is getting! She'll be 1 on this year has flown by!

(Please excuse the no was vacation!)

The perfect little family :)

Sister shots
Now all three of us!

Kevin and I

Big Brother & Little Sister

Mom and Dad

Happy Hump Day Everyone!!