Saturday, January 29, 2011

Delight GIVEAWAY!!

I am delighted (hehe) to announce another great giveaway!

This is in part to say "sorry" for being a bad blogger and in part to live up to my word of the year which is...

de·light  (d-lt) n.
1. Great pleasure; joy.
2. Something that gives great pleasure or enjoyment.
I intend to do all of that in this giveaway.  
Here's what's up for grabs:
(courtesy of ZaZa Gallery) 
You'll get a canvas print courtesy of ZaZa Gallery.  This giveaway is valued at $110.  Don't miss out! 
You can get any picture that you want printed so you can put it up on your wall! Take a stroll through the pictures that some other people have gotten printed here
Just need you to do 3 things (in one comment, please):
1) Follow my bloggity blog blog.
2) Tell me what delights you. Not just sort of happy but DELIGHT in the true meaning of the word.  GREAT PLEASURE.
 3) After the contest, if you win, you will be asked to blog about your piece. Just let me know that you're ok with this!
FOR EXTRA CREDIT: blog about my giveaway!
This giveaway will close on February 11 at 11:59 pm in time to be announced on Valentine's day!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

JCrew Wedding Gown SALE!

J Crew started their wedding collection a while ago and their dresses have never gone on sale.  This morning, I woke up to the happiest news of their fabulous wedding gowns going on SALE!!! I've been watching the Dominique gown for over a year... drool. Don't you also love the Sascha gown?

Dominique gown
Not my picture... sadly.

Sascha gown
Also not my picture... or my gown.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Love wins wedding by Jordan Streetman.

Can I tell you how much I love Jordan?  She and I share an affinity, beyond the normal obsession, for weddings. We spend our free minutes searching through Perfect Palette and Wedding Gawker in awe (well, I do anyway...). I asked Jordan, the queen of pretty idea image boards to see if she could come up with a pretty summary of what our wedding in September could look like and she did me so proud!

Go hop on over to Jordan's blog to check out her idea of what my wedding is going to look like!

Thanks girlie!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

All Dressed up! Winter Fairytale edition!

We got about 4 or 5 inches of snow last night and this morning we woke up to a splendid canvas of white!  I got SO inspired by the beautiful snow that I committed to going BIG for this week's All Dressed up!  I treated this like a Trash the Dress that girls do in their wedding dresses... It was TONS of fun.  Thanks Dave for dealing with my crazy ideas and I'm sorry for subjecting you to the elements. Enjoy.


 Dress: Jessica McClintock - debuted at my Senior prom
Boots: Eastern Mountain Sports
Cardigan: Target
Gloves: NY and Company -Gift from a friend
Hat: A bunny. No really. It's fuzzy. Made in China somewhere.

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I leave you with a few bloopers... Because I'm definitely not flawless!
Plus bloopers build character.

When I got snow down the front of my dress trying to flip over gracefully...

 Snow. in. the. face.

Did you enjoy this installment of All Dressed up?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bridal Show!

I'm going to a bridal show in Annapolis today with my Maid of Honor, Steph! We're going to get some yummy sushi before we head over to sift through the masses of vendors. I'm so stoked!
not my picture

 Not my picture
Then I'll be floorsetting (yep I just made it a verb.) at the beloved Limited.

Today's Question of the Day: What would you most like to learn how to do on a computer?
I really want to learn how to do blog layouts and how to edit pictures (Although I learned a little about that from brilliant and beautiful "Lady"!) I want to manipulate my blog so that it's different but every time I try, I find out I'm AWFUL! Help! :)

How about you?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Delight: My love for a certain Jordan S.

Please tell me you read Jordan S's "One Word" blog...  It's all about losing the unattainable New Year's Resolution and embracing a word for a year.  For Jordan, 2011 is about "PURITY."  What a pretty word.

I decided that in 2011, the year in which I'll tie the knot with my love, I want it to be more than just about the wedding.  It's about a lot of thing I've been neglecting to face in my own life.  So, I chose "delight," as a side note, that same word is also in our wedding vows (which we wrote!).  My 2011 will be DELIGHT-fully amazing.  It won't be without it challenges but I will take time to delight in life's blessings.

Lastly, I heart Jordan.  She and I share a deep love for pretty things. Particularly weddings.

 this is our wedding logo. thoughts?

. . .

Dear Jordan,

Would you PLEASEEEE do an image board of our wedding stuff? And could you PLEAAASE come up with a bride and groom signature drink for us??

ok, love you!

Question of the Day: "What would you try if you had no fear?"
I would probably jump off of some obnoxiously high plane and sky dive. I'm terrified of heights. I would also probably consider getting a tattoo... I'm also afraid of needles.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

All Dressed up!

Are YOU all dressed up?
I saw during my lunch break (when I jumped on to Facebook at work, hehe) that people were doing this fun thing that our favorite Lady is doing... I saw cute outfits and my afternoon was ruined for me after that! Work? What work? I was deciding what outfit I wanted to wear for this week's rendition of All Dressed up!

We start with a foot kick.
and finish with a curtsy.
Headband: Claire's, circa 2004
Turtleneck short sleeved sweater: The Limited, circa 2008
Necklace: New York and Co. - Christmas Gift! :)
Skirt: The Limited, circa 2009
Tights: Target
Black Pumps: Payless Shoe Source

Today's Question of the day is: Who do you think is the most important person alive today?

Hmmm, for me, this question is hard. Who do I think is important? Who do I want to meet? Who I think is an influential person?   I'm cheating on this question! Help me out girls!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Table Topics Question of the day!

Have you ever heard of Table Topics?  They are a fantastic way to break the ice or get to know somebody! They are like trivia but for people. I think it's fascinating.  So with the new year and to fulfill my fascination with this little deck of cards, I'll pose a question as often as I can!  There are TONS of types such as: Family Gathering, Girl's Night out, Teen Edition, College edition, Not Your Mom's Dinner Party...

Question of the Day: If you could start any kind of business, what kind of business would you love to start??

Well, I didn't think at my age, I would be a business owner, but I am! It's quite satisfying that I can call the shots!  But if I had my way, I would start my own wedding planning business and cater specifically to Military brides.  There is such bad customer service out there that I want to create a beautiful brand that does incredible work with grace. But that's me dreaming. We'll see where life takes me!

How about you ladies?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Inspiration to keep going.

I'm sure you've seen this video, everybody I know has been posting it for the past week...

Watching this video reminded me why I started this blog.  When I started dating my Marine, I was lonely, and completely lost. I didn't know what PCS meant and I didn't understand why he couldn't be with me for our first Valentine's Day.  I remember being so proud of him when I first saw him in his Dress Blues. It's been a long journey and I think I was losing steam with the blogging thing.  I kept telling myself that I was moving past it... but honestly I was sad to leave it behind.

My New Year's Resolution (which for once I will keep) are to pick up blogging, being inspired.  I will also become an avid Yelp-er

New editions on my bloggy is Wedding planning blog entries and other fun and creative things! :)

Semper Gumby,

Happy 2011!

Hi Bloggy Loves!
I've missed you! During Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, I couldn't help but think what I was missing in the Blog world that I was so fully immersed in before school started!

This year, 2011, we are FINALLY getting married! We've been engaged in 2009, 2010 and now 2011! It's crazy but I can't wait to get rolling!

I promise to be more inspired and blog at least once a week.  I know, so ambitious!

Love you all,
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