Sunday, January 29, 2012


Eating these while listening to 90's Pop Radio on Pandora

I've been sitting at the coffee table all day with a blanket and my lap top doing wedding things. We've watched Wayne's World and Blaine slept through My Big Fat Greek Wedding now we are getting a little restless and want to get out of the house. Maybe we will head down to Crate & Barrel and see if there is anything we want to add to our registry :)


Elsie from A Beautiful Mess recently adopted a dapple dachshund and now I want one so.freaking.bad. Blaine said no. Apparently two cats and a hamster are enough :( but how can you resist this?!

I want a tiny little dog to go on walks with and to take to the river, the beach and camping. I want a mini dapple dachshund that I can carry in my purse and spoil at the pet store. But I don't want to deal with letting them out to go to the bathroom (which with living on a second floor apartment isn't the most convenient thing to do) or deal with their stank. But again, who can resist that face?!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Wedding Inspiration

Since I live and breathe wedding, I thought I'd share some inspiration and ideas that I'm playing with. While I'm not sharing many details with anyone except Blaine and my parents (what are you sharing, MOM?! O_O), I'll just give you all a peak at some ideas :)

In other wedding news, my parents went to a tasting at the place that we are having the reception at in Illinois and said the food was great and they think it will be awesome :) I'm so excited and I wish I could have been there! I've been working on RSVP cards, direction cards, etc to get invites mailed out soon. Blaine and I are going to order/get our wedding rings soon too eeeee! We both just did our taxes and are getting back more than we thought. Our guests might be able to eat at our wedding now! ;)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Currently Crafting

When I'm not planning a wedding and two receptions, I'm making this quilt

Seriously, my pictures always upload so SMALL and when I make them bigger they look less than fantastic. What is up with this?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Christmas at work

I love the people that I work with. I love that there are only 8 people in the office (plus the boys in the warehouse), I love that we all get along and I love that we take such great holiday pictures!

I'm getting frustrated with blogger and how the pictures upload. It makes all of my pictures so small and blurry. Anyone know how to fix this? :(

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy New Year! and some more Christmas too

On New Year's Eve we went to Blaine's mom's house to have Christmas with his mom and sister then we spent a quiet evening here at home and went to bed promptly after midnight. We got the Lego Creationary game (like Pictionary or Win, Lose or Draw but you build the word with Lego's) from Blaine's sister and it's a lot of fun and quite challenging. I got a mini pie maker from Blaine's mom and have already made several little pie's :) Blaine got one of those little remote controlled helicopters. He is flying it right now and I'm a little scared since I'm not watching where it's going. I'm scared it'll end up in my hair and also because he already chopped a hole in one of our paper lamps :| Blaine and I did Christmas to each other a couple of days after we got back from Illinois. He got me the cookie jar that I have been wanting forever and an awesome cookbook. Hints maybe? ;) I got him miscellaneous tool items. On New Year's day we worked on cleaning this wreck of a house. Between just getting back from being gone for a week and all of our new toys, this apartment was feeling smaller and smaller. We took down Christmas decorations except for the tree itself and the lights on it. It's doing so well, I just can't bring myself to throw away a perfectly good tree. Before I put the Christmas stuff back I ended up organizing the entire closet and everything fits SO much better. There are still some new gifts that don't have a place yet but it's looking much better around here. Except for the 4 loads of clean laundry that haven't been put away yet....

I love my cookie jars :)

Of course I had a helper while I organized the closet.

Currently reading The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. I loved this book as a kid and I still do :)

Cute little deer lights I bought at Bass Pro Shop in IL on sale, I don't think I would have paid full price. I got a note in my luggage from TSA saying they had to check the bag that these were in haha

Playing with cat nip mice from my mom

Simon loves to try to rip the ears off of the cat nip mice. This is the face of why I can't have nice things. Or why I can't put presents under the tree early. Or why I can't have plastic bags out or fuzz/cat hair on the floor because they are yummy snacks.

Merry Christmas

I had a great time in Illinois, it was so great to see everyone again :) I got to spend lots of time with Emily and my mom. I think I went to Bass Pro shop 3 times, Target twice, Walmart twice, and Objects 4 times with different people to do Christmas shopping but anything to spend time with them! The highlight of the trip: I bought my wedding dress! EEEK! I'm so excited. It's all becoming very real and I'm both excited and stressed!! We also toured a possible reception venue. I didn't take nearly as many pictures as I should have. I never even took my camera out of my bag :X I'm HORRIBLE at remembering to take pics and I really want to work on that this year. I don't think Blaine and I took a single picture together while we were there. So please (as usual) bare with these cell phone pics. My new phone takes very long/wide shorts depending on how you hold it.

Mt. Hood while taking off from Portland

Chicago and Lake Michigan

Emily's cat, Spike, and I

Emily and I at Old Chicago

Emily at the fancy decorated Arby's

At Chili's with Emily and Mom

My sister's new rabbit

Taking off from Chicago

Arriving in Portland

Aaaaaand that's all I got for ya. If you have any pics of Blaine and/or I from when we were there please send them my way!