Flower Power

Fine. I'll admit to being a girly-girl.
It is true that nothing makes me smile like fresh flowers.

On the other hand, most floral prints make my stomach turn. Luckily, with guidance from my amazing planner/decorator/wonderwoman we were able to keep it from looking like a country rose garden or some other idea that would make me nauseous.

My black thumb and I are still learning the names of flowers, but we've got some combination of the ones below. Somehow, I feel like each one represents part of my personality.

peonies - the showy flower, because I've been know to be "extra" at times

hydrangea - the all-over-the-place flower, because well, sometimes I am all over the place

and ranunculus - the orderly lady-like flower, because someday when I grow up I'll be organized and lady-like.

And this just made me smile.

My only fear is that in my new-found floral enthusiasm, I've included too many flowers. What do you think?

Thanks for stopping to smell the umm...peonies?

photos from pbase.com, saundersbrothers.com, easytogrowbulbs.com, and etsy.com


Things Are Getting Done

Theknot.com's checklist is way too long and detailed.
It's time to think like the boys.

venue? chosen. check!
caterer? chosen. check!
photographer? chosen. check!
videographer? chosen. check!
DJ? chosen. check!

cake? chosen.
linens? chosen.

bridesmaid dresses? in progress.
bridesmaids gifts? in progress.
registry? in progress.
save the dates? in progress.
chair hanger? in progress.

my dress? umm....
out of town baskets? umm...
bathroom baskets? umm...
guestbook? umm...
flower girl basket/ring "pillow"? umm...
kid's entertainment? umm...
invitations? umm...
favors? umm...

200 days left. How am I doing?


The Little Pink Card

The Christmas holiday has come and gone. I'm sure many men agonized about what to put under the tree for their honey. Not mine. Mr. Man is great at gift giving. But for the man who always wraps something out of left field, there is always this funny little thing: The Little Pink Card.

If you had to "fix your face" after you opened your gift, then this might be for you. The Little Pink Card is nifty wallet-sized card that assists
your husband, boyfriend or significant other in always buying you the perfect gift. Its customizable with your name and "favorites".

Do I really think people should get this card? No! It's crazy! If he gets you something, just smile and be thankful. But I still think it's funny.

On the wedding front though, things are getting crossed off.
We've decided on the cake, chosen the linens and picked a DJ.

Next, I'm looking forward to a shopping adventure with the best wedding coordinator out there on Tuesday. Craft and fabric stores, here we come!!!



My bridesmaids and I will be going to pick out dresses soon. Although I have pretty much decided what I want, these pictures of non-matching but coordinated dresses makes me want to reconsider.

The coordination is much more modern and fresh than matchy-matchy dresses and every girl could choose a dress she loves.

So....to match or not to match?

My girls might look something like this...

photos from instyleweddings
collage from nordstrom, revolveclothing, urbanoutfitters and edressme


How is Wedding Planning Going?

Here is an answer in song.

It starts off orderly and neat.
And then you get a million trillion ideas.
Beaker "said" it best.

(I promise I will get the engagement pictures up soon!)


Let Them Spend a Fortune on Cake!

Since Mr. Man and I had to drive down to Houston for our engagement session, we took advantage of our time there to "cake shop". We left Dallas at 4 AM and had appointments from 8 AM till forever. I won't whine because it's cake tasting for goodness sake, but we were tired and that stuff is crazy expensive!
More about the adventure later, but in the meantime, it's just more fun to look at pretty pictures.

photos from the knot


I've Got the Shutterbug

Engagement pictures are tomorrow!
He says he will die inside if I show him another outfit choice.
I guess that's what I get for living far away from most of my bridesmaids. I miss you ladies. :(

Wish us a warm cloudy day!