Monday, March 27, 2006

In the Mail

Our save-the-date cards went into the mail today, so take a peek in your mailbox in a few days for yours! We've also had our wedding website up and running for a few weeks, and you can now check it out at Of course, my web design skills aren't great, but at least the site will help with all the people coming from out of town get acquainted to my hometown.

I made my save the date cards and I love them. I think they turned out really cute. Planning a wedding on a budget is kind of fun because you are forced to be a little inventive, and in return get to put more of yourself into it. And not to mention, the continuous high of using glue non-stop for the last couple of weeks is just an added benefit. Seriously, I'm using some major toxic glue, and am going to wait for the weather to warm up so I can continue my projects outside in a WELL ventilated area.

Sunday, March 26, 2006

30 Seconds to Mars

My new favorite album is A Beautiful Lie by 30 Seconds to Mars. I recommend the tracks Attack and The Kill. Of course, with Jared Leto as the lead singer (c'mon, who didn't have a crush on him when he was on My So Called Life!), it's hard to love the music.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006


I looked down at my nails today and couldn't remember the last time I'd applied polish to them. Plus with the cold winter and dry air they are brittle and breaking and I'm in need of a manicure badly.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Princess Gear

I went shopping last night for a veil and tiara. I was about to purchase them when she mentioned they had a sale of last years styles on sale. And since I'm up for a bargain, I went downstairs to check it out. The veil I picked I really loved already, so I was more looking for tiaras. I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on it, and then one I'd picked out was $95, which in tiara world is cheap. So I started to browse and found one for $168 that was 75% off! So I grabbed it, tried it on with the veil and it looked awesome. So I took it home for a whopping $37 bucks. Man I love a good deal.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Magnet Goodness

Many thanks to Heather for the great package of goodies that came in the mail today. After a trip to Lowe's (who said they didn't have what we needed), a call to Heather, a call to my very knowledgable dad, a trip to Home Depot (who was out of what Lowe's didn't say they had), and back to Lowe's to find what they didn't say they had...but did...and a trip to the COOLEST shop in ann arbor, Hollanders, to pick up some sweet paper for my wedding favors, I am ready to start making them!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The dress

Today I made my decision and ordered my wedding dress. The dress is very me, and I'm excited to have it arrive, although it will be 5-6 months before it arrives. There were a couple of shops that sold the dress, but with my mad negotiation skillz I was able to get an awesome deal. And I love a deal about as much as Elaine does, and nothing is more beautiful than you perfect wedding dress, for 22 percent less.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


Thats how much got taken out of my annual bonus. That bonus looks a lot less attractive after such a huge gouging, but nice nonetheless.

Sunday, March 05, 2006

The dress

I'm starting to narrow down choices for my wedding dress. I have two that I really like, but I am having a problem making a final decision. I like them both, but the one I like more is also about 300 dollars more than the other. I don't know how I'm going to make that final choice. Mike was a trooper yesterday and came with me to look at them all. Hopefully by the end of this week I'll make a final decision and put in the order!