Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I am Baaaaack!

Hello - sorry for the disappearance! It has been a busy summer, but I am in FULL planning mode!

First off, we set our date! August 2, 2013 - I know, I know...it will be here before I know it!

So now the fun begins! I am going dress shopping at the end of September and I have been seriously dedicated to losing 18 pounds before trying on dresses. I started Weight Watchers again (well, my form of it...) and I am seeing major results. In one month I have lost 10 pounds! I am more than halfway there!

If any of you are looking to shed some pounds, I have fallen in L-O-V-E with Gina's Skinny Recipes at skinnytaste.com

Every single recipe that I have made on this site has been tasty and easy to make.

I promise to update more frequently now :)

345 days to go!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Flip Flop Swap

I know! I have been a Bad, BAD blogger. But I am back - ready to start planning my wedding! More about that later!

I recently took part in a "Flip Flop Swap" hosted by my cousin Cole at All The Small Stuff


I had a great partner this year! Her name is Kim from In my 40's & a Thrifter Diva

After getting to know Kim through email - this is what she got me! Not one but TWO pairs of shoes!

Thank-you so much Kim!!! I LOVE them!!!! <3

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

My favorite pins of the week!

Hello friends! I don't have a budget yet, but a girl can still dream! Here are some of my favorite "pins" of the week! Enjoy!

Completely my style!! Love....

This is something I could see Bill & I doing!! Such a simple cake - yet so personal!

Maybe I could get my photographer to recreate this??

Source: etsy.com via Kristin on Pinterest

There will be ALOT of drinking on my wedding day (I am sure) - why not start it kick it off in a classy way :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Yummy Asian Chicken Recipe!

Thanks to Pinterest, I tried out a new recipe last night that I loved (and it is weight watchers friendly!!)

It is called Asian Grilled Chicken. Check out the link below, it is so yummy! Last night, the temperature outside was 15 degrees, but that did not stop me from grilling these babies up!!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Wedding Resolutions Update - Week 2

I am into week 2 of my "wedding resolutions" and I am happy to report that I've been sticking to my guns - well to the best of my ability...

Losing 10 lbs - SUCCESS - Well, I am heading in the right direction. I have lost 2 lbs. Not bad. I am almost 25% there!!

Saving money - I give myself a B+. Sometimes there are things in life that you cannot control - such as my beloved Jeep Cheerokee (her name is Penny - and yes, I named my car.) Last week, Penny's starter decided to go on strike - so I had to bring in a replacement. At the tune of $149.99. Luckily, I saved on labor because my little brother installed it for me. So needless to say, I did not save any money on Week 1. But Week 2 is looking great!! (Knock on wood!!)

Meet Penny

Next week, me and some friends are going to the Boston Bridal Expo. Maybe I'll win a raffle and score some FREE stuff!! ;) Wish me luck!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Pinterest?? I am in LOVE with you!

A few friends introduced me to Pinterest a few months ago and I am obsessed! (And that was before I got engaged!!)

I cannot get enough of it. Here are some of my favorite wedding "pins."

I NEED this dress!!

Bridesmaid's dresses? Love, Love, Love!! But I would love this in either a pink or light blue!

Source: etsy.com via Kristin on Pinterest

Definitely doing these for my save the dates - but Red Sox Themed. I guess my graphic design experience will come in handy ;)

My color palette!

I am loving the ideas that Pinterest is giving me!! Do you have any pins I should be seeing?

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Inspiration for the New Year

Getting engaged has inspired and motivated me to do so many things! Here are the top two things I what/need to accomplish:

1. Lose 10 pounds. First off, I am not overweight but I do enjoy taking care of myself. My goal is to lose at least 10 pounds before I try on any wedding dresses. I feel this will help me in alteration costs, etc. I am trying to work out almost every day - usually with the elliptical or Zumba. I would love to get back into Yoga but I got to figure out a way to schedule it into my busy life :)

2. Save every penny! I am trying to put as much money as I can every week for my wedding. So there will be a STRICT budget and a lot of sacrifices. But it will be worth it in the end.