Wednesday, August 27, 2014


To this delicious sparkling rose that I stocked up on, 50% off bottles at How Art Thou!
To the last week of summer, and the coming cooler weather!
For K's sister, who got engaged this past Saturday...Congrats T!
For college football's anticipated arrival!
For an extra long weekend that just happens to be my Bachelorette in Asheville!
I'm signing off until September,
Have a safe and happy Labor Day!

Friday, August 22, 2014

3 Month Countdown!


Progress is definitely being made.  My bridesmaids dresses arrived and I'm very happy with the color and the complimenting belt.  Lots of meetings and scheduling going on over here. I'm loving every minute of it!
  • Set a date
  • Book venue
  • Book photographer
  • Book DJ
  • Book Caricature Artist
  • Ask bridal party to be in wedding
  • Book caterer & bar
  • Create wedding website
  • Register
  • Book florist- We are DIYing!
  • Shop for wedding dress
  • Book ceremony musician
  • Book rentals
  • Take engagement pictures
  • Select bridesmaid dresses
  • Select groom & groomsmen attire
  • Book Cake Baker
  • Find veil
  • Hire coordinator
  • Buy cake knife & server
  • Order save the dates
  • Send save the dates
  • Book officiant
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Order guest book
  • Finalize guest list
  • Hotel room blocks
  • MOB dress shopping
  • Find wedding shoes- not 100% sure about them
  • Find wedding jewelry
  • Find garter
  • Book makeup artist & hair stylist
  • Menu tasting
  • Take bridal portraits / hair & make up trial (Oct 27)
  • 1st dress fitting-Sept 29
  • Final dress fitting
  • Ceremony Readings, Music
  • Ceremony Programs
  • Figure out where I'm getting ready & where Kevin is getting ready
  • Order invitations
  • Address invitations
  • Mail invitations
  • Book rehearsal dinner venue
  • Book RD caterer
  • Book RD rentals
  • Finalize RD menu- meeting Sept 5
  • RD music? iPod
  • Buy RD dress
  • Order sparklers for send off? bird seed? bubbles?
  • Tuxedo Rentals-NLT Oct 6
  • Order Flowers
  • Favors (oyster ornaments)
  • Buy bridal party gifts
  • Bachelorette party- Labor Day Weekend!
  • Buy gifts for groom & parents
  • Couples Shower- 10/18
  • Bridal showers- 9/27, 
  • Bridal Luncheon menu and details-meeting Aug 27
  • Purchase wedding bands
  • Create Reception lay out
  • Meet with Day of Coordinator and helper at SC Hall- Sept
  • Create wedding day timeline
  • Put together picture list for photographer
  • Get marriage license
  • Arrange transportation for sendoff- ISC driven by Mills House valet?
  • Book honeymoon
  • RD invitations
  • RD dessert?
  • Final vendor payments
  • Music selections to band and ceremony organist
  • Book wedding night hotel room- Mills House?
  • Pack for Honeymoon
  • DIY projects: favors, napkins, flowers, signs, framed photos
  • All decor boxed, labeled
  • Wedding announcement in Post & Courier
  • Walk down the aisle & say I do!
  • Order thank you notes

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tuesday Randoms

Here are a few miscellaneous thoughts for a sunny Tuesday morning...
It seems like every toothpaste claims to whiten these days, however Colgate Optic White is the only brand I have actually seen a difference using.  I always check if it's on sale and snatch it up when it is. Great product!
I made Newman's Own Beef and Broccoli for dinner Sunday night.
K put it over a bag of ready rice, but I just had it by itself.
I really liked it, K said "needs more beef".

Have you heard about Lilly's After Party Sale??
That's partly sarcastic because every single blog I read has linked to it, 
but anyway.  I grabbed this bag for $19.  It is labeled an Ipad case however the reviews indicate that it's perfect as an oversized clutch.  I personally think it is THE bag for my honeymoon!
I saw this Skinnygirl Mommy Kit at Marshall's West Ashley for $5.  
Wouldn't this be the perfect little surcee for any newly pregnant friends?

This is one wedding pin that I know I will actually use.  K and I agreed that we would each buy eachother a new scent to wear throughout November and on our Wedding day.

What you got going on this mornin'?