Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Beginning to loose it

Is it alright if I freak out that my hydrangeas were delivered today and they are a butt ugly WRONG COLOR!?!?!?

The hydrangeas I designed the entire color scheme and feel around!

The hydrangeas I paid extra for to get the "perfect" color!


(head explodes and bits of brains slowly drip from the ceiling)

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Lunchtime Bliss

Today for lunch I took a blanket to the park and enjoyed my ice cold fresh-squeezed lemonade in the shade of a big oak tree. Then, I sat and watched some geese swim around in the crystal clear pond.

Pretty much perfect.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I can't decide whether I prefer the matte or glossy version of our engagement photo.

Anybody have a good reason to choose one over the other?

Why has this been the toughest choice to make in this whole wedding planning process for me?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Wedding weather

About a week and a half ago I woke up in the middle of the night worrying that the weather on my wedding day would be awful.

Not that you can really trust at 10 day forecast for the ever changing Colorado weather, but this made me really, really happy this morning:

That 0% is that chance of rain.


Monday, June 11, 2007


Between the drama unfolding at work and the building anticipation of getting married next week I think I'm starting to loose it.

This morning instead of exfoliating my face in the shower I tried to use it on my hair. Getting those fine gritty pieces of scrub out of my scalp was a bit of a challenge.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Who has the most adorable niece in the world?

I do! Plus, my sister is pretty much a knock out.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

If I weren't

helping the ear doctor move into our aparment this weekend I would spend my time making these for the wedding:

Their cuteness is almost TOO much to bear. I would make the frosting a light blue and then have my awesome roommate pipe our initials on the top. However, right now I'm a little overwhelmed and the last thing I need to be doing is piping frosting on 100 cookie wedding cakes.

But it makes me really sad that I'm not making them...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Finding my style

For the past 6 months I've really been trying to hone in on my own, personal style. I've had a hard time really articulating what it is, or describing it to other people. Luckily, I found a picture this morning. I'm thinking about printing it out and keeping it in my wallet so that when I'm doing a horrible job of explaining what I like I can just take this picture out and say, "This! This is what I'm looking for."

Monday, June 04, 2007

The Shower

Saturday night my amazing, beautiful, talented friend Sarah threw me a bridal shower. I was completely overwhelmed by how much effort she put into it! She is pretty much amazing. The food was amazing!
Starting from left to right, there was caprese salad, orzo with pine nuts, carrotts and hummus, a huge block of brie and crackers, spinach salad with oranges, Mexican wedding cookies, cannoli and cherry tart. To drink, my favorite, Perrier with a slice of lime! So good!

After some great eats we played a game where I had to match the ear doctor's answers to a bunch of questions. If I got it wrong I had to put a marshmallow in my mouth.

Needless to say, I wasn't very good at it. After games we opened gifts. I am so blessed to have such awesome friends in my life! I've been to all of their wedding showers and it was surreal to think that I was now the person in the limelight. So weird!

One of the questions from the marshmallow game was "What is the ear doctor's favorite physical feature of Katie's?" The answer: little mouth.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Just like Christmas

If there is one thing you can count on with me, it's that I'm sticking to a budget. Over the years I've honed this skill down to an art form. If I've set a limit for myself I'm sticking to it.

Except when it comes to buying Christmas gifts.

As the festive season starts I am very rigorous about setting limits for myself. I am very very good up until the week before the big day. At that point all restraint is pretty much thrown out the window and I buy things for people just because it looks like something they'd love. Usually I've exercised enough restraint leading up to the critical I'm-spending-like-a-mad-woman phase that I don't get into any trouble. Plus, Christmas comes so fast that the frenzy is pretty time restricted.

This wedding planning is becoming like the Christmas frenzy.

For the last 3 months I have been meticulous about our budget. Cutting things I may have wanted to reduce cost. I was bound and determined to only spend the allotted amount.

However, I'm in the home stretch and starting to feel signs that the self-imposed budget-keeping bonds are being loosed. Did we really need little picture clips for our centerpieces...probably not. Did I spend $30 on them yesterday...you bet I did. And now that we have the clips we'll need to get some really nice photos printed up to incorporate into our centerpieces...that will probably cost something. And did we really need to cleverly label our tables using the swirl pattern from the invitations to tie the paper all together? Labels that will cost additional from our printer....probably not. Am I going to do it?...yes.

The scary thing is that we've got 3 weeks left. That's a lot of time to do damage....