Sunday, April 22, 2012

Megan's Shower and Bachelorette Party

We had Megan's bridal shower yesterday and everything went really well! 
It kind of freaks me out to think mine is right around the corner.

Afterwards we headed to Baltimore for dinner and drinks for Meg's bachelorette party. We stayed at the Homewood Suites and the rooms were really spacious, and the hotel was conveniently located. We went to Vino Rosina for dinner and then headed to the Get Down.

I would say-We got down-at the Get Down.

Congrats Meggie!


Flower Arrangements

I wanted to quickly share my mother's wonderful floral arranging skills. We had Megan's bridal shower over the weekend and I had enlisted my mother to do the arrangements. We weren't working with the best colors, but with a little help from my grandma's yard, and a few items from my mom's garden, she managed to turn a slew of random flowers, into nine wonderful little centerpieces.

Megan has a little beach theme going-so we used the big bag of shells that I picked up at a yard sale for $3 and brown sugar to act as the sand. 


Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Wedding Room

WARNING! This room may scare you, or may encourage you to start an intervention, because I may or may not have the beginnings to some extreme hoarding tendencies. The wedding room started small-just a few milk glass vases, but now has been taken over by vintage wedding mania!

The worse part of this, is my parents' entire garage is covered with my wedding items too. 
This is only a small portion. 



I would kill for a Saturday filled with movies, take out, and straight pjs.
Like this day was-rolling out of bed-and rolling onto the couch. 


China Cabinet Turned Liquor Cabinet

What is behind door number 1 and 2?


I bought the metal racks from ikea and simply drilled them into the top of the cabinet. 
Be sure that the nails are not too thick that they drill all the way through. 
P.R.E.T.T.Y. S.I.M.P.L.E.


Mike the Flower Man

Friday my mom and I went to see Mike, the infamous flower man, that sells flowers on third street. EVERYONE knows MIKE! We got the scoop on how to get flowers from him before the wedding. It's pretty simple. You tell him what you want ahead of time (colors or specifics), he shows up on his corner-Friday before your wedding, you give him money, he gives you flowers, and then you go at it making your centerpieces. My mom and I are still ironing out some of the details, but we did have some fun making arrangements Friday. We think we made the "perfect" arrangement for the wedding and wrote down all the details. I won't share a picture, even though I am dying to, but here is a random centerpiece we made, IF only we were using coral.


Update: I am still alive

I know you don't believe me, but I have a bout a zillion posts to share, but I'm not able...I need SOME surprises for this wedding. I have been working like a dog lately. Between work, planning this wedding, renting out vintage items, and giving Damon attention, the blog was put on hiatus. I hated to do it, but I really had no choice. I hope you haven't completely left me and I will be able to reel you back in. I know it is going to take more than apologies, but I'll see if I can't convince you!

My mom found this awesome couch at an auction-I can't wait to get our pictures taken with it on our wedding day!!



Everyone has their way of preparing for their wedding. Some may start dieting, get back into the gym, hire a trainer, start tanning, the list goes onnn and onnnn. Damon's way of preparing for our wedding is to train for a marathon. No big deal! He did a quick 5 k this morning like it was nothing, and has his big race in a few weeks. He has had much more dedication than me. I never had plans of training for a marathon, but I did say I was going to cut back on chocolate bars, Sheetz and Mcdonalds. How's that working out for me???...3 months out from the wedding-I am still getting my daily fixes of all three. :) I'm way healthy!

Mr. 95 is all mine.


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Secret Weekend

So it is exactly one month from my secret weekend. Secret weekend you ask? My TWO maids of honor are taking me on a secret getaway, a pre-bachelorette as I call it, Damon calls it, another excuse for us girls to take a vacation. They haven't revealed too many details, but after a few too many car bombs on St. Patrick's day, I did find out that we will be making our way to an airport! So exciting!