Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Consignment Store Win

While shopping at a new consignment store
I came across a beautiful purse
but didn't want to pay the $45 price tag

I couldn't get it out of my mind though

Which ended up being the only proof I needed
that this purse should be mine...


Not a scratch or mark on her anywhere...
Isn't she beautiful?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Turkey Day!

I hope everyone had a great

Abbie and I just got back from a great Turkey Day break
with lots of food


and all around ridiculousness 

The Fall List is complete.... 
Winter list to follow....

Friday, November 16, 2012

Cookies and Coffee

I'm not going to say this is my absolute favorite thing about having 
my friend Anna come and visit from Sweden...

But it is pretty damn close.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lucky Me

This time last year
we were on an amazing 

and now we are planning a wedding

It just keeps getting better and better...

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Planning a Wedding

I've been planning my wedding 
wayyy before I actually became engaged.

Say Yes to the Dress
Four Weddings
David Tutera

If there was a wedding show on TV- I was watching it
With every episode I was
picking out and deciding what things I wanted to do for my own "big day"

Now that I am actually engaged
and actually planning a wedding

things are way different. 
Like that little thing called a budget
funny how little $10,000 can get you
and ALL those things that I wanted so badly 
have now been quickly crossed off my list.

I think I am creative though
and can work around the budget
because really
we just can fathom spending more than that at this point in our lives.

To help keep me sane, I've picked up this book for some pointers.

For my readers,
there are bound to be some Bridezilla moments
that will make for some good blog posts
I'll keep that in mind as I go along as well.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Baby Girl

I voted today...
did you?

I stood in line for 45 minutes
in conversation with a terrible woman
who didn't even consider that I might not be voting for the same person she was
(I wasn't)
and she proceeded to vomit out a litany of terrible rubbish.
I wonder which one of us will be happy with the results of the vote tonight.
Today is not only 
election day
but it also the birthday of my sweet baby girl

who is now 7 years old.

I love her more than anything in this world
and I am so grateful to have her in my life.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Ice Cold

Today's miles
totaled a
Sweet 16

A milestone in my marathon training-
I ran further that I ever have before
and I only keep going up from here

I actually felt pretty damn good for the majority of the miles
definitely coasted through the first 8

and then got a little sore miles 10 and up

But I didn't stop
not once

not because I didn't want to though
I just couldn't
I felt like if I stopped then I would permanently freeze up for good

So I channeled my inner Forrest Gump

Afterwards was another milestone in my marathon training
my first ice bath

but fantastic at the same time.