Monday, September 28, 2009

The Wedding Planner....

Do you remember how I said I had some exciting news to share?!?

Meet the wedding planner.

Elizabeth Demos

I stumbled upon her while browsing blogland.

You can't imagine how excited I was when I saw this

From the moment we talked I knew she was the one...

Kinda of sounds like we are soul mates huh? I think so. At least, our souls align when it comes to style and design.

Liz is a shop owner, a talented photo stylist, and a fabulous event designer. Her work has graced the pages of Country living and Savannah Magazine.

Visit her flickr site to see her work on Halli & Adam's wedding.

I can't wait to share more details as the story unfolds.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

My first....

Today I received my first ever Blog Award. Sweet Tracey at French Larkspur awarded me the Honest Scraps.

The rules are listed below.
  • Say thanks and give a link to the presenter of the award.
  • Share "10 honest things" about myself.
  • Present this award to 7 other people whose blogs I find brilliant in content and/or design, or those who have encouraged me.
  • Tell those 7 people they've been awarded the HONEST SCRAP AWARD.
1. One of my all time favorite jobs was working as a teachers aid at my church daycare the summer before my freshman year of college. I had a class of eight 3 and 4 year olds and adored each and every one of them. I secretly can't wait to me a mom :)

2. When I was six years old I was hospitalized for 2 1/2 weeks due to an infected lymph node in my neck. They removed the lymph node and I ended up with septicemia. It was a very traumatic experience. To this day I am terrified of Doctors and needles.

3. Due to my phobia of needles I recently passed out while getting a shot at the family doctor.... EMBARRASSING!

4. I am marrying the love of my life in 247 days.

5. My mom is my best friend. We talk 2 or 3 times a day at least. I don't know what I would do without her.

6. I want to become a better christian.

7. Apparently I do this really weird thing with my chin... My mom and Mr. R say it looks like a chicken gobbler. I think it must be a nervous habit along with nail biting.

8. I shave my legs everyday, I know it takes a lot of time but I can't stand that scratchy feeling.

9. I drive a standard, always have... My next car however will not be a standard and it will have heated leather seat!! :)

10. I've moved every year for the past five years so I am looking forward to getting married and settling down.

I know I was only supposed to give you 10 but.... I was not elected Homecoming Queen by my small high school of roughly 500 people. However my dear friend Kasey, who goes by many names.... uhhhmmm hmmm tooth fairy was.

So now I would like to present yet another award to her and a few others......
  1. Kasey at Lola B's
  2. Jerri at Finding Their Wings
  3. Paige at Simple Thoughts
  4. Jeanne at A Bushel and a Peck
  5. Nater at NCR Photography
  6. Tara at BlondieNSC
  7. Kara and Darcy at Mcmaster and Storm

Thursday, September 17, 2009

My girls and their dresses

I found the girl's dresses this week.
I was so excited when I stumbled upon them while browsing the Ann Taylor website.
Who knew Ann Taylor had a bridesmaid line?!?!
The best part....
They were under $70
My maid of honor will be wearing a different dress than my three bridesmaids.
They are both adorable!
If you are interested in checking them out you can click here for the maid of honor ( the flower sash is removable and will be worn with the flowers in the middle of the waist) and here for the bridesmaids.

I've got some really exciting wedding news to share soon!! :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

I Need (want) a Camera

O.K. girlies...
I NEED... ok I want... a new camera
Something that takes good pics without much skill from the photographer... hehe
Something more than a point and shoot
Something Not outrageously expensive... I am trying to save for a wedding here
But not something cheapy... is that a word?
What do you use...
What do you wish you had?
Let me know... I need some help.
Digital please...


Thursday, September 3, 2009



Have you seen this? While doing my grocery shopping on Tuesday I spotted it.
I'm usually not a chocolate ice cream kind of girl
but decided I would give it a try.

Who doesn't love DOVE?
It's Heavenly!!
I plan on eating it all myself...

Nope not sharing...

P.S. Stop by and say hello to sweet Tracey and check out her generous giveaway.

The One

As I mentioned in my previous post, my mom and I went wedding dress shopping this weekend. Much to my surprise I found "the one."

After trying on dozens of dresses I put it on and fell in love... You know, the it fits like a glove, is exactly what I imagined, got to have it, kind of love.

I can't give away all the details so I will leave you with the link to the designers website. All the gowns are GORGEOUS!! Looking through the website I see quite a few that I tried on, and quite a few I did not, regardless they are all lovely and I found "the one."

Browse around, see what you like, I'd love to hear your comments.

Wedding Gowns

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Have you ever had your car stolen?

This weekend my mom came up for a visit. She drove 2 1/2 hours to spend the weekend with me.

Thanks Mom!

We had appointments in a nearby city to try on wedding dresses. The boys (all the boys on my dads side of the family met at the lake in NC for my grandpa's birthday/fishing trip) They had a great time, made lots of memories, and I'm sure will have lots of stories to tell come Thanksgiving.

I digress

All Sounds fun right?!? Well it was. For the boys the whole weekend was fun. For my mom and I, the fun ended Sunday about 11:15 AM.

Until that point, mom and I had been running around town looking for a piece of furniture to sit my T.V. on. Without much luck we decided it was lunch time and we would go pick up my cousin's girlfriend for lunch. She too was left home alone for the weekend as her man was part of the big Birthday Bash.

We head over to pick up "M" from her apartment. Park, run upstairs, look at her new apartment, pet their new dog, and proceed to the car. Did I ever mention I live in a college town?? Didn't think so... This is an important part of this story.

So...We get down the stairs, the car is GONE!!!!! Did you hear me GONE!!! Oh my sweet Jesus, I know I skipped church today, but are you serious... My Car???? Gone...

Panic stricken.. I run down the hill... Did I forget to pull the E-brake and it rolled? Surely Not!!

Who would take my car... oh wait... I live in a college town...

And yes... Both my mom and I's purses, in the front seat... Yep you read that right... DUMB!!!!

I call 911, tell them the car is stolen, they don't care, they say I have to call every towing company in town to verify it hasn't been towed. We call the towing company listed on their parking lot... Nope... She's says they don't have it...


We drive very quickly to the State Police barracks. They graciously offer to help. In the meantime my mom is calling and canceling our credit/debit cards.... The police make some phone calls, they say they've located my car.


We drive really quickly to the towing company, no one is there, remember... it is a Sunday!

While we wait on the driver... roughly errr 20 minutes... we look at my car through the gates...

OMG they've dented the front of my car.... OH THEY ARE SO PAYING FOR THIS.... We rant and rave about this for a few....

Then I keep looking....wait a second...

My car doesn't have a licenses plate on the front. I press the panic button on my keys....



Someone stole my car, I knew it!

We drive to the city Police Station, drop my mom off, find somewhere to park, get inside.The Officer gives me a list of license plate numbers, I locate mine, we call home, have my grandma run to our house to get the vin # off an insurance statement, we verify the number.

The officer calls the towing companys locates "my" car, not the one they "thought" was mine, we drive to pick it up. Yep, the first place we called, besides 911 of course had my car the WHOLE TIME!!!

This entire situation could have been avoided!

Honestly, the tow truck driver had to have been watching my mom and I, We were in "M's" apartment no longer than 10 mins.


Oh yes, did I mention we paid $150 to get my car back?!?!

Oh the joys of a living in a college town.