Monday, August 31, 2009


Hey, can you keep a secret? Someone has a birthday coming really, really soon!
Stay Tuned……

Saturday, August 29, 2009

One Of My Favorites.....

Friday, August 28, 2009

Just What The Doctor Ordered.....

Yes! Candy Buffets! I just adore a nice simply candy buffet, I think it's so cute! I want this at my wedding but I also want to have some healthy alternatives; snack mix! These are just so cute! Enjoy!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Take Me Away......

When I am not reading books or writing papers for graduate school or checking out the latest wedding inspiration; I let my mind run free and check out nice places that I would love to visit. I want you to experience this journey with me.

You have experienced a small fraction of the Grand Hotel Florence in Florence, Italy! Stay stop Mangiss, Bali, Indonesia!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fun Questionaire

While browsing on the net I found this cute little post! Lo and behold I just had to steal it from It’s a Charmed Life, hope she doesn’t mind.

What is your salad dressing of choice?
Wasabi and Ginger Salad Dressing

What food could you eat for 2 weeks straight and not get sick of it?
Sushi (Japanese)

What are your pizza toppings of choice?
Mushroom, Spinach

Are you right-handed or left-handed?

Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
Wisdom Teeth

What is the last heavy item you lifted?
My books for class

Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
No, Thank God! 

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
Oh No!

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
I would probably change it to Kennedy!

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
Ummm, I like spicy food but no!

Last run-in with a cop?
When someone rear-end me and they got a ticket! Ha!

Last person you talked to?
Lol My Mommy!

Last person you hugged?
My Mr. Everything

Favorite Season?
Fall-cute boots, nice jackets and lovely cardigans

Christmas—Shop til you drop

Day of the week?

September—The month I was born!

First place you went this morning?
The Bathroom

Do you smile often?
Too Often. But why not? I am blessed

Do you always answer your phone?
No—I screen calls like crazy

It's four in the morning and you get a text message who is it?
Mr. Everything is out with his friends and calling me telling me how much he loves me! (I hate it)

What flavor drink do you get at Sonic?

What's on your wish list for your birthday?
I don’t know yet and it’s six days away!

Can you do push ups?
The girl kind

Can you do a chin up?
Definitely Not

Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
Excited, I'm always ready for the next chapter of my life!

Ever been in a car wreck?
Two—I ran in the back of this lady when I was in high school and someone ran into the back of me a few months ago!

Do you have an accent?

What is the last song to make you cry?
The Luckiest-Ben Fold
Plans tonight?
Class tonight—I know-BORING

Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
Of Course—But I appreciate the bad times—they’ve made me stronger

Name 3 things you bought yesterday?

Current worry?
Graduate School—Trying to make it out alive

Current hate right now?
No Hates…

Met someone who changed your life?

How did you bring in the New Year?
Me and Mr. Everything were at my friend’s party in Atlantic Station

What were you doing 12 AM last night?

What was the first thing you thought when you woke up?
It’s 7am already?!

Would You Use The HoneyFund?

On another one of my late night escapes on the internet I discovered the Honeyfund! The Honeyfund is a honeymood registry on the internet that allows your guest to leave a monetary gift for you to go towards your honeymoon. Now how’s that for new technology! Once again I was surprised, I had never heard of a honeymoon registry but that’s an awesome idea! But of course, as with everything in life there are some pro’s and cons. Lets evaluate:

You could get your honeymoon paid for and save some money!
You could have extra money to splurge even more on your trip!

Many people are leary about putting their bank card information on the internet, although it’s
A guaranteed secure sight, you will get some doubts.
Some guest may think it’s tacky, manly the traditional types.

I am still up in the air about using this in the future but it’s a darn good idea! Would you consider using the honeyfund apart of your wedding registry?

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Wedding Card Box Inspiration

While I am in my pre-pre planning stages of my non-existent wedding, I have come across some cute wedding necessities, for instance a card box! Honestly I never have heard of such a thing, but I think it’s kind of cool! Well I found a few I would like to share! Enjoy!Source

These are all beautiful and all are DIY Projects except for the third silver present cage!! I think that is the type of card box I would go with or either a vintage suitcase or spray paint a bird cage and dazzle it up! Something unique, I am all for being different!

P.S. Here is a great link that leads you on a DIY Card Box Journey!

Great Escape Update

My weekend at Chateau Elan located in Braselton, Georgia was AWESOME and RELAXING, oh yeah and WELL-NEEDED! Just to give you an idea of what I experienced: We toured the winery and did a wine tasting (YES, I got a bit tipsy during the tasting), which lasted about an hour in a half! We also were guest at a cooking demonstration and we had the best chef ever Chef Lyndon. He cooked a salmon wrapped in puffed pastry with a cream sauce and caviar! Oh it was magnificent. After the demonstration, we took a walk on the nature trail, where you get a chance to tour the property-simply beautiful! When we made it back it was time for dinner, so we freshened up and head to dinner. After dinner we enjoyed a live band in one of the lounges on the property.

I recommend that everyone go to Chateau Elan, whether it’s with the girls or your guy! You can also enjoy the spa, golfing, swimming or just lounging around your room. I will definitely be going back with my mom and maybe my friends within the next couple of months---Thank God I Found A New Getaway!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Popping Bottles.....

I found the perfect gift online at Sherry-Lehmann, it’s a mini moet gift set. It comes with 4 small bottles of moet, flutes and awesome packaging! I just adore it! And guess what it only $29.95! This would be the perfect engagement gift!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Great Escape

While you are reading this post I am probably off to my overnight stay at Chateau Elan Winery to celebrate my anniversary (Knowing each other for 4 years and dating for 3). I consider myself a wino, well not really but a girl loves a good glass of riesling or merlot.  So I am beyond excited to get to go this winery, enjoy the ambiance and spent some well needed time with MY MAN. Here's a taste of what we are enjoying:


I promise I will give you updates after I return from my Great Escape!

Friday, August 21, 2009


It's funny when I read this I automatically thought about Mr. Everything! Life is just full of surprises, I think about when I met him I was a "party" girl and he came in changed my whole life and added a balance in my life. I credit God for everything because if it wasn't for his will I probably would have never met my Mr. Everything! If you have a Mr. Everything, call or go tell him that you love him because it's not everyday you meet a good guy!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

What Is Love?

In celebration of my four-year anniversary; the exact day I met my Mr. Everything here is a poem, that I adore and I hope you adore it too!

Love isn't an act, its a whole life.
its staying with her now because
she needs you; its knowing you
and she will still care about each other when
sex and daydreams, fights and futures -
when all that's on the shelf and done with.
Love-why. I'll tell you what love is:
it's you at seventy-five and her at seventy-one.
each of you listening for the other's
step in the next room. each afraid that a
sudden silence, a sudden cry,
could mean that a lifetime's talk is over
~Brian Moore

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

How Long Is Too Long?

Me and my girls always manage to have this topic of discussion at some point of the night when we are all hanging out: How long is too long to date someone before being engaged? Now let me start by saying I am not EXPERT on this, my statements are my very own personal opinions. But I have two takes on this.

My First Take: Honestly, for me I feel that 5 years is a long time, especially when you date someone after college or after the age of 21. Now for those who date their high school sweethearts or date through college I would say anywhere between 6-10 yrs may be acceptable.

For me, four years is perfect because I have surpassed the utopia dating phase, although I still get butterflies in my stomach after three and a half years. I was able to meet his immediately family, his extended family, and his friends and get to know and love them. I’ve also had time to adapt to all his faults and he certainly has had time to adapt to mine, although I don’t have many (smiling)! We have been able to grow together—from being party animals to becoming more mature adults. (Nothing’s wrong with partying, I have just been there and done ALL of that) We have talked about finances and we have been able to witness each other successes in our careers. We have also been through the worst— about a year and a half ago Mr. Everything lost his job due to the economy. Thank God, with prayer and support we were able to survive that period in his life and he found another great job(More Money) !!! With that being said—for me I know that I am ready for marriage because I know that God sent Mr. Everything just for me. It’s all about timing and chemistry and despite our hardships—everything fell into place!

My Second Take: Everyone doesn’t want to get married, therefore if you have two people who agree that they both want companionship without marriage then may they have my blessing. As long as you are happy, that’s all that matters!

In your opinion: How long is too long to date someone before being engaged?

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Mr. Everything

Happy Birthday, To My Special Treasure
God gave a gift to the world when you were born— a person who loves, who cares, who sees a person’s need and fills it, who encourages and lifts people up, who spends energy on others rather than himself, someone who touches each life he enters, and makes a difference in the world, because ripples of kindness flow outward as each person you have touched, touches others. Your birthday deserves to be a national holiday, because you are a special treasure for all that you’ve done. May the love you have shown to others return to you, multiplied. I wish you the happiest of birthdays, and many, many more, so that others have time to appreciate you as much as I do.
By Joanna Fuchs

Today is my Mr. Everything's birthday and he is turning 28 years young! I am so excited, I love celebrating and I have something really nice and simple planned for him! I hope he has a great day at work (No he didn't take off) and have a wonderful birthday! Happy Birthday Sweetie!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Blues

I am having the case of the Monday Blues, mainly because the fall semester starts this afternoon! I was thinking about taking a fall break but I keep going only because I have a good chance of finishing the Graduate Program in December 10' and hopefully I will have a semester to solely work on my thesis.

SIDE NOTE: While I was on my two week break, I really got comfortable and in the midst of all the daily stresses I have to add school to that list! Whoopee! I just have to keep telling myself over and over again:

Friday, August 14, 2009

What's Too Expensive For A Wedding Photographer?

Is the saying you get what you pay for true in regards to wedding photographers? I was doing research for work (I work for a wedding company) and I was trying to gather some information about wedding photographer and how much on the average it will cost. I found that the going rate for a "Good" photographer range from about $3,000 to $8,000. Maybe I am being a bit frugal but that is quite expensive! I understand the whole concept of they are your wedding pictures, memories blah blah blah! But come on, people!  I honestly believe you CAN find an awesome photographer for about $2,500 and  they may throw in an engagement session. I am curious, what did everyone pay for their wedding photographer and what was included in the package?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Is This Possible?

This is how I feel right now! I shall explain later! :(


What girl doesn’t adore a little bling-bling? Well I sure do and I love to see unique ring shots by wonderful photographers! So sit back and enjoy this wedding ring shot porn!





Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another Great Giveaway....

My friend over at Lily Lynn Events is hosting a giveaway for And if you hurry over and leave a comment you to could be in the running for $25 gift certificate for Oh and if you are not getting married soon, don’t fret! There are cute little trinkets you could easily give out as gifts! So hurry, hurry you only have until August 14th! Good Luck!