Thursday, January 27, 2011

Always a Bridesmaid

Actually, I have never been a bridesmaid.  But I was just asked to be one in my dear cousin's upcoming August wedding.  I work in the wedding industry and finally I get to be a real part of a wedding instead of just planning or helping run one. I. Am. Pumped.

I have yet to see someone actually wear a hideously pink poofy dress like Rachel did in Friends, or as were shown in the movie 27 Dresses.  Call me crazy, but I think bridesmaids dresses can actually be quite cute. And being as my cousin is one of the most stylish and fashion concious people I know, I'm sure she will pick out fabulous dresses for us.
Here are some of my current faves:

{Lela Rose}

{J. Crew}
{Melissa Sweet}

{Alfred Sung}
{Lela Rose}
{Lela Rose}
{I think this one is my favorite}
What did your bridesmaids/ you wear?
Do you suggest any fabulous dresses?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Happy Happenings

I am in a truly delightful mood.  Why you ask? Because in the last 72 hours, so many tiny, wonderful things have happened and even though it is a Monday, things are going right. Those things include:

1. Spending time with my besties on Friday night, with whom I spend hours giggling about rediculous topics over glasses of wine.

2. Making (and then devouring) chocolate chip cookies. Yum!

3. Going to church with my brother, who is easily becoming one of the BEST people I know.

4. Discovering  new yoga and pilates classes which I am going to attempt to attend every week with said besties.

5. Getting asked to be a bridesmaid in my gorgeous (and favorite :) cousin's wedding!!  The wedding is this summer and I have never been a bridesmaid before and I could not be more EXCITED!!!

6.  Knowing that I get to have my favorite dinner tonight with my parents, our dear family friends, and their daughter and son-in-law, who are leaving for Mali, Africa in a matter of days to join the Peace Corps.  I am so proud of them for taking on such a challenge and excited for the adventure they are about to embark on. They are truly kind and amazing people and I can't wait to see how they change the world.

Happy Monday!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Home is whenever I'm with you...

I am obsessed with this song. And this video is precious.


New Year

I don't really believe in New Year's Resolutions.  I have never known one person to actually keep up with something the entire year, and I feel like in general, people usually just set themselves up for failure and end up forgetting about their resolutions somewhere around February 1st.  Also, I think that people should do little things to better themselves year round, not just during those first weeks in January.

That being said however, I do have a couple of things that I want to work on, goals to achieve, and little things to do that I think will make me a better person.

Of course there is the obvious:  Work out, eat better, learn to cook, start to run, read more books, watch less TV....but I'm shifting my focus to some other areas.

1.  Take time to do something once a month, by myself.  All alone.  I never do this, I need constant company (unless I am just hanging out at home alone) and because of this I feel very dependent on people.  So I want to go out to breakfast, hang out in a coffee shop, spend hours window shopping and go to a movie with the lovely company of me, myself, and I.

2.  I am terrible at keeping in touch with people.  Even with email and facebook and everything of those sorts, I am terrible.  I loathe talking on the phone, so if you don't live in the same town as me, you probably won't see or hear from me for a matter of months.  The problem with this (aside from the obvious) is that I have a lot of friends.  And a lot of people that I truly care about.  But have a talked to one of my sorority sisters since last October?  Nope.  Sure we post little snippets on each other's facebook walls, but I have yet to have a substantial phone conversation with any of my 'best friends.'  This obviously needs to change.  So I am going to make more of an effort.  To call. To write. To plan a trip back to Colorado to visit.

3.  I am a very blessed girl.  Incredibly blessed.  But far too often, instead of counting my blessings and thanking God, I complain.  That clearly needs to change.  I am going to be more grateful, more positive and happier!

Those are my top three goals to achieve for 2011.  Wish me luck!


Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Happy Tuesday and 1.11.11 to you!
I hope you made/make a wish at 11:11! 

"May you have love that never ends, lots of money and lots of friends.
Health be yours, whatever you do and may God send many blessings to you."
-Irish Proverb


Sunday, January 9, 2011


I fell off the blogging wagon for the month of December.  
I suppose I was busy.
And uninspired.
But I am feeling much better about this whole thing.
I am much, much more inspired.
And have lots to write about.
Don't worry.