Short weeks are pretty much the best thing since discovering how to make soup from ice cream and realizing your sister will buy it from you. Yeah, good times. (Ok she only bought it when we played restaurant as kids)
First lets just back up for a second. My really awesome nightstands were featured last week on 36th Avenue’s blog. Thank you!
I still need to find new knobs for them, but there is not a Hobby Lobby near me. My next big house project is probably going to be my living room. I hate it. It is so boring. Its hard to keep clean for whatever reason and I feel like Im walking into an allergen room. (Side note: I feel that way because we are still battling whatever is growing in the vents causing our allergies to reek havoc. Id love to report it to the property mgmt, but it seems as though other tenants have and frankly they do not care). Im not sure WHAT I am going to do in there, but I need something that is cozier than what we have.
How was your long weekend (if you had one)? Ours was pretty laid back. Friday I worked from home (thank you Hurricane Issac for causing gas prices to jump so high) and Matt had the day off. Honestly, once I was done working, I don’t think we really did much. Saturday my friend invited me to the Georgia game and it was a ton of fun. HOT, but a lot of fun. The inside of the stadium during the first few games can get well over 100 degrees and there isnt much relief from the sun. We lasted about 3 quarters and decided enough was enough. Plus we were winning and it was an overall boring game…we playing Buffalo.
Sunday was a lazy day and the most we did was watch more football and the Braves game and check out bridesmaids dresses. Monday was Matt’s birthday and I let him lead the day. We hit the apartment gym, walked around the mall and Home Depot, and went to the grocery store. Don’t worry, he got birthday cake flavored ice cream (remember he is going gluten free right now).
My mind is going about a million miles a minute with this wedding planning business. It makes me feel a little better I am not training for a half this fall. We secured a place for the reception and while I THOUGHT the hardest part was over, I am still in search of a place for the ceremony. Our reception site is too small on the inside for both to occur and I wasn’t too thrilled with the way the outside looked. I have one place up my sleeve to look into, but I am not sure if that will work out.
We started bridesmaid dress shopping this weekend, which is exciting. I am letting the girls wear any cut they want, but it will have to be from the same designer/same material. I am in love with one designer my friend and I tried on at the store and luckily they have a large assortment of dress cuts. The color I chose is midnight blue. My main color of the wedding is yellow, but I know yellow is such a hard color for people to wear, so I stuck to my second color, navy. We did order the shoes we found online for them and I am in LOVE.
As far as everything else, I don’t feel like doing it. LOL My goal is to start collecting quotes from vendors so we can narrow it down to our top two of each in each category. I hate doing this because I hate the constant follow up/sales calls from vendors.
To save some money, I am tossing around the idea of making my own bouquet. I was on one of the Wedding Bee boards and ran into a bouquet someone made and it was absolutely stunning. Of course, lets add this to my growing list of DIY projects. I think its time to start writing down my ideas so I can make a plan. Once they are planned out, I can start tackling collecting the materials. I may have to have a small craft party with some friends.
Anyone else already tired? Add that to my growing schedule at work. It will be ok. My plan/goal is to have the big stuff handled by Christmas.