Our blue door is the highlight of my year….I mean, other than marrying the love of my life, spending two weeks together in Maui and being a newlywed……but next to that, definitely the highlight of my year!! 🙂 We began our blue door adventure at a Benjamin Moore color store; I am aware that going there was not our most cost effective solution, but this was our first real painting project and we were so unclear on the color that… Read more »

Happy Monday!! That was a joke, I think Mondays suck for everyone even those that don’t have to stumble into work. The day just has a bad aura around it. Lucky for me, my weekend was fabulous though it was extremely mild, tame and definitely reflective of increase in age. Andrew was off of work but unfortunately, “on call”….meaning he spent most of the time being called into work or assisting employees on the phone so I kind of did… Read more »

I spend an abnormal amount of time on the internet; sometimes I am being really productive and sometimes I am watching cat videos on YouTube. Fortunately, my perusing the internet always pays off and throughout the week I find some interesting, inspiring, hilarious and sometimes just weird things! And because I am usually hounding my mom, husband and friends with my random links, pictures, videos and quotes….I thought maybe I should just share them all here! 1. Favorite link of… Read more »

Andrew and I have lived on opposite schedules for the past two years; he worked 2:00pm-10:00pm, and I was home from work by 6:30 and ready for bed by 9:00 (I’m so old). The weekends were much the same as he usually had to work at least one day if not both of the two I was given off for the week. Unfortunately, this schedule significantly restricted our opportunity for household projects. When he was at home we wanted to… Read more »

Here’s the thing about me…I’m always looking for the next step, the next adventure…the next logical decision to make. For example…I met Andrew, and I had to have him…and once he was “mine”, I had to make him fall in love with me…and once he loved me I needed him to be my husband. And now, here we are…’til death do us part….I guess you could say I’m pretty good at what I do. 😉 This is pretty much the… Read more »

Wedding planning is ridiculously ridiculous. Andrew and I should have grabbed our parents, siblings and…each other, boarded a plane for Mexico and gotten the whole shindig over in a 15 minute sea-side salty air experience. But, we didn’t do that…instead, we spent the past 18 months focused on and looking forward to one day, and while I don’t encourage anyone to follow that same path (elope ya’ll!) the memories, the lessons and the love we shared has made every tense,… Read more »

The Apple App Store is right up there next to Sephora and Andrew William Grade as a contender for the love of my life 😉 I can’t go a day without stopping by to check for updates or to see what new Apps are being featured for the week. It’s fun, it’s easy and  it truly does feel like shopping….but you can do it from your bed and you’re not likely to spend more than $4.99; Sephora and Andrew cost… Read more »

I would like to point out that the title describes my current state of mind…perfectly. I would also like to point out that I am under the influence of several different medications…so, this might not make any sense; I will try to keep it short and sweet. Yesterday afternoon, I went into the Lakeside Hospital Procedure center to undergo an upper endoscopy, dilation and biopsy. I was promised that this would be an in and out right back on your feet sort… Read more »

The last few years of my life have been spent clumsily reaching for perfection. The perfect relationship, the perfect house, perfect date nights, perfect look, nails & body, the perfect job, friendships, parents, blog posts, status updates….I could go on for hours.  I’m not sure at what point I settled on expectations that were impossible to meet but those expectations have been trying their very best to drown me. Unfortunately, an engagement popped up right in the middle of my quarter… Read more »

I had high hopes for this blog…I was certain that it would detail the hilarity, insanity and anxiety involved in putting all of your resources, time and effort into creating the perfect wedding day. And yet, here I am…67 days from the big day and I have only a few sporadic posts to show for our 17 months of engagement. Despite my expectations…life did not come to a halt so that Andrew and I could carefully and patiently detail our… Read more »