Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Our Honeymoon Book

I am so excited about this book I made of our honeymoon for one of Nick's Christmas gifts! I can't wait to see it. It did take a long time though, I chose all the layouts and tints of the photos. I have been working on it for so long, but I'm sure it will be worth it.

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wedding Hair and Make-up

The wedding is exactly 6 months from today! I am getting excited, but also really nervous. For someone who loves weddings and (thought) knew what they liked, it has been really hard making decisions.
I have my dress which is the big thing, but now I'm starting to think about things like shoes, jewelry, make-up, hair, purses, bridesmaid accessories, etc.
It is all just so overwhelming. I heard that many people are a little depressed when the wedding is over, but for me, I will just be relieved. The whole planning process has taken up so much time.
I wish a magic fairy would just scoop out of the sky and help me decide what to do with everything. Let's hope I make it through the day of the wedding. Right now, I freak out just thinking about it!
A lot of companies offer make-up kits specifically for brides and I'm wondering if I should try one. I would be a lot cheaper to do my own make-up (I am ALL about saving money), but I will probably be happier with my look if someone does it for me. There is a kit I might try by Sephora called "Beauty and the Bride" that I might get. Hopefully it will help me figure out a wedding look, or at the very least I can use it for the shower and honeymoon.
Geez, 6 months. It's so hard to believe in 6 months I will be a MRS!!!

(Image: Sephora)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Wedding Shoes

Since the wedding is a garden wedding, I have been searching for wedge shoes to wear that are comfortable. This has posed a major problem. The few shoes I have found that I really like get bad reviews for comfort. I am pretty short, so if I don't go with a wedge, I have to go with a heel.
Heels make me nervous because I am sure I will be nervous enough to fall on my face already. I have been searching for shoes for SO long.
If anyone has any suggestions about wedding wedges, I'd love to hear them!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Clean Coffee

I have always loved the flavored coffee creamers: Egg Nog Latte, Sugar Cookie, Peppermint Mocha- I bought them for every season and consumed them in (fairly) large amounts.

I always knew they had hydrogenated oil in them, but thought that a little bit wouldn't hurt. Of course, have a few cups of coffee a day and mindlessly pouring the creamer in probably added up to more hydrogenated oil(not to mention calories) than anybody should ever have.

In an effort to eat clean (and look decent in my wedding dress) I have cut out all creamers- and I really have noticed a difference. Not only does my coffee taste better, but there is no oily film in my mouth after I drink it. Plus, my new recipe has 0 WW points. The light soy milk adds protein and the cinnamon lowers unhealthy cholesterol levels. So, I can have as many as I want! Surprisingly, I don't miss my beloved creamers at all! Who knew that drinking something so delicious could be so good for you?

Clean Coffee

Black Coffee
1/4 cup light soy milk
ground cinnamon

The trick is to put the soy milk and ground cinnamon in the coffee mug first. Then, brew the coffee on top and give it a really good stir. Best coffee ever. Sorry International Delight, Coffee Mate, and Starbucks- I found a new favorite!