Monthly Archives: March 2009

Giveaways & Discounts This Week!

Savvy Scoop Blog

money-symbolThis week Savvy Sccop is giving away 50 Hello!Lucky wedding invites. Hello!Lucky has some great, funky invites and their selection includes both letterpress and digital options. To enter to win all you have to do is post a comment that is a helpful idea or tip on any of their blog posts. Super simple. Winner will be announced on Friday.

Skinny Sccopers

Time to get organized! Skinny Sccopers is giving away an organizational package that all you Type A’s will adore. It includes a free one-on-one online consultation from Interior Designer and Professional Organizer, Jeff Hobbs, up to $100 in goodies from The Container Store, and a copy of Peter Walsh’s book, “Does this clutter make my butt look big?” You must enter tonight by signing up for their email newsletter. If you’re already a subscriber then no worries you are already entered, but you can get extra entries by referring your friends.

Budget Savvy Bride and Inkubook

The Budget Savvy Bride has a 25% code for all Inkubooks. She has a great example of the Inkubook that she created. Really beautiful and would make a great non-traditional wedding album. Check out her site to get the code.

Glamour This!

Glamour This! has 10% discount for Prismera Design. Check out her site for the code.

If you know of any giveaways or discounts (wedding or non-related) give me a shout or leave a comment.

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Who me?

Who me?

My dad told my brother that I am a Bridezilla. I disagree. So I went to Wikipedia and found this definition:

Bridezilla (a portmanteau of bride and Godzilla) is a generic term used to describe a difficult, unpleasant, perfectionist bride who leaves aggravated family, friends and bridal vendors in her wake. A bridezilla is obsessed with her wedding as her perfect day and will disregard the feelings of the family, bridesmaids and even her groom in her quest for the perfect wedding.

I also found this site through Wikipedia – Etiquette Hell – Bridezillas and Groomonsters. From the examples on that site I think I have quite a ways to go before being a bridezilla (I have no intentions of becoming one FYI).

I found my dad’s assessment of me as a bridezilla a little offensive as I don’t believe I have exhibited any behavior of this nature.

Do I know what I want? Yes.

Do I know what Travis wants? Yes.

Do I want the day to be perfect? Yes.

Am I uber organized? Why, yes I am.

Does that make me crazy? NOPE!

Couldn't Be

Couldn't Be

Then I thought to myself – my dad is the one who suggested we have a pig roast for our reception. He may not be on the same page as me. Island Elegant does not equal dead pig being roasted in an open pit.

My dear readers I challenge you to share your Bridezilla or Groomonster stories with me. Keep me in check. If I truly start to exhibit Bridezilla-like behavior call me out on it. But please, please make sure it is justified. Don’t throw the label of Bridezilla around carelessly. It’s just not nice.

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Weekend Wrap-Up

Ahhhh- Monday at work. Super fun as always. On the upside the Fun Committee (of which I am a member) has planned a Pannini bar for lunch today. Yes, we have a Fun Committee and yes, it is much like an episode of The Office. Don’t judge.

Here’s a synopsis of my excellent weekend:

turkeyThe fiance went turkey hunting on Saturday, leaving me with oodles of free time. This doesn’t happen often and the highlights of the day included: walking the d-o-g, watching three episodes of Law & Order (possibly more – it was a marathon on TNT), making a visit to Target, a stop at my favorite stationery store and boutique, Paper Moon, and getting an hour and a half hot stone massage.

On Sunday we went to church (great homily with a paradox theme, the greatest paradox being “In death there is life.”), then I met with Matt at Paper Moon – decided it was best to show him in person the ideas I was having, and the fiance and I finished the day by going to see I Love You Man.

A pretty spectacular weekend if I do say so myself. Deats below…

Paper Moon
Lets talk about Paper Moon first, shall we? I love this store. It is full of fantasticness. Maybe it is a little early to be thinking invites, but I think I’ve mentioned my stationery addiction before. I can’t help it. I love beautiful paper. Plus my friend Matt is custom designing our invites – a girl doesn’t get this opportunity everyday.

So I stopped by Paper Moon to take a look at their pocket envelopes – like these, these, and these. I wanted to grab an example of the envelope to show Matt at our Sunday meeting, but instead ended up sitting there for two hours with the fabulous Sarah, one of the Paper Moon gals. They have so many sample invitations and sample papers that I was instantly swept up into invitation heaven.

Hot Stone Massage

I had my first hot stone massage on Saturday at Massage Envy. I’m lucky because my insurance covers massage so I take advantage of a Massage Envy membership, entitling me to a massage every month. This massage was no disappointment and the therapist, Judy, was great – very strong. She could probably make you cry if she wanted to. As much as I loved the massage I couldn’t get my mind to turn off. I hate that! Here are a list of thoughts that actually went through my head while I was being rubbed down with hot cobalt stones:

  • Maybe they should get some bagpipe music in here
  • Oreo cookies sound really good right now
  • I wonder what Travis is doing
  • Wedding
  • I wish we could just hurry up and get to my back already
  • Shoes
  • I want to go to the movies this weekend

Paper Moon Take Two
I decided that it would be easier to bring Matt to Paper Moon and show him what I had in mind for envelopes and design. Two more hours spent there and Matt had a pile of notes and I’m pretty sure couldn’t wait to escape wedding invitation maddness. J/K – Matt was a great sport and listened to all of my crazy ideas. I started compiling a list of every printing/paper need I thought we would have for the wedding. Well, let me tell you – the list has gotten a little extensive. Travis took a peek at it and said, “I didn’t know we were going to do all of this stuff.” Ooops…

I Love You Man
Awesome movie! Very funny. I love that it focused on a bromance. Sometimes I think we forget that it can be hard to make friends, regardless of your sex. A big shout out to my Aussie mate Liz – this movie reminded me of when I moved to Australia and had a hard time meeting people to hang out with. Liz really took me under her wing and made me feel at home.

Wow – ok so this post got a little out of hand. I may be a little ADD today. Anyhoo, wedding stuff to do this week includes going over the guest list again and continuing to compile my likes/dislikes file for the wedding planner.

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Finds of the Week

Snippet & Ink - Daily Wedding Inspiration

Snippet & Ink - Daily Wedding Inspiration

I guess I would be considered a rookie when it comes to the world of wedding blogging. Every week I find a new blog or site that I begin stalking, only to find out that the site is nothing new, just new to me.

Here’s my list of finds for this week:

There are so many great sites out there and each new discovery brings a different perspective to the wedding process. Reading all these posts makes the planning process so much fun! There truly is an ever growing, evolving community of brides-to-be, post-wedding brides, designers and crafters.

Down 1.4! WW Weigh In

Friday Weight Watchers Update – lost 1.4 lbs.!

Total Weight Loss – 4.0
Pounds ’til next goal – 4.6

Eat your greens!

Eat your greens!

So I’m really happy about the loss this week. I feel like the new thyroid meds are really making a difference. Already, I have more energy, am sleeping better and feel really good. I haven’t needed a nap in over a week. What a difference a few more hormones can make!

WW meeting was good today. The topic was about eating out and how to choose wisely. Eating out can be tough for me. You know the feeling where you look at a menu and you know that you should have the soup and salad, but what you really want is the pizza (insert whatever food you can’t resist here). Then you order the soup and salad to be “good” and you end up thinking about the pizza the whole time you are trying to enjoy the healthier choice. Uggghhh – I really hate that! Am I the only one that feels that way sometimes? Help a sister out – tell me I’m not alone!

The leader’s challenge to us for the week was to eat more salads. I think I’m up to the task. Lunch today – check! One salad, more to come.

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