Friday, January 16, 2009

Monogrammed Teacher Giveaway!

Monogramed Teacher is celebrating her 100th post with a giveaway! ;) Check it out!

It is an adorable monogrammed tote from Monogram Chick!

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swoon!

Help with my OOT Bags!!!

I have been working hard on our invitations for the past 2 days. (and by working hard, I mean scouring the internet for the perfect set or inspiration... not physically crafting the invitations at this point. shesh.) But, more on that later.

I need to make a decision on these OOT bags... and I need your help.

Cheaptotes

$.99. Most of the blogs I’ve read that are doing a similar OOT bag are getting theirs from cheaptotes. The 99 cent deal is only valid for the natural color. All other colors are $1.49.

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Jiffyshirts option 1

$2.83 and comes in lots of colors!! Guests could use these to take drinks to the beach or to take their lunch to work when they get home!

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JiffyShirts option 2

$1.17 and comes in lots of colors. Bigger bag than the cooler ones above. (also means I’ll need more snacks to fill them).

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Aislebyaisle

$3.48. I love the orange contrast of the handles. Same size as the one above.

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Conventiontotes

$6.03. These are probably my favorite. However, they are the most expensive, and the minimum order is 50! We only need about 35. hummm….

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What would you do??

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Back to the wedding planning...

I took a little break from wedding planning over the holidays. You see... I work in retail. right. nuf said. But, now that the holidays are behind us (except that our tree is still up) I am feeling motivated to think of wedding plans again. I thought I should probably start with a list of to-do's. It is going to be long... don't be scared. We have 8 months.

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items have been completed! Yippie!

Wedding to-do list.

Choose Date
Choose colors/theme
Book reception site
Engagement Photos booked
His passport
Guest list
Book officiant
Ask wedding party to share in our special day
Bridesmaid dresses
Groomsmen attire
Decide on cupcakes for reception
Build Cupcake tower (dad)
My dress
Book beach house
Order Invitations
Mail Invitations
Reception menu
Choose flowers
Rehersal Dinner
Book Honeymoon
My wedding band
His wedding band
Marriage License
Out of town bags
Fan programs


meh... I'm already getting overwhelmed. I liked it better when I didn't know how much more I have to do.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Biggest Looser

Last night was the 2nd show from the new season of The Biggest Looser. Seriously, my favorite show of all time! ;) Last week, I really felt like Jilly (that is my pet name for Jillian... since in my mind we are BFFs) was talking to me when she said that I had to get off my fat butt and stop watching that show while eating a pint of ice cream! I just love her... and Bob.

The FH and I are trying to decide who we are going to root for... it is so hard. Right now, I am thinking just anybody please win but Joelle!

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Now I am all for being lazy...and not always wanting to work out. But, there are people that need to be on that show that will work harder than she is! ugh!

I get so passionate about this show... can't help it.

I need accountability!!!



I have big plans to cleanout/organize the guest room closet today. It is such a mess, I would not feel at home if I were a guest! But, I need some accountability so I am going to post a before pic... and then an after pic when I'm finished! :)

BEFORE:

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(ps. I am so embarrassed!!)

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one hour later

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ta-da!

Our guest room closet will never look like something from a magazine because we rarely have overnight guests (maybe 3 or 4 times a year) and this is the only other space to store my craft supplies and BBW Loot!

I feel so good about it, I'm going to tackle the office next! :) Happy Tuesday!