Friday, May 30, 2008

Cosmos and Sex

Sorry for the overt title, but this is truly what Sex and the City is all about. I have been waiting so long for this movie to come out. I know I'm not alone when I say I cried at the end of the last episode. So next week on Wednesday my girlfriends and I are going to see this movie and then go for drinks afterward. I believe there may be a round of cosmos or two.

I think I may have to channel my inner Charlotte with a cute outfit. Let's face it, I don't think this is going to happen again and I might as well bring it for the end of an era.

Friday, May 23, 2008

My Obsession

I have a slight obsession with cupcakes. I don't eat them nearly as much as I would like, but the obsession has deep roots. I think it only fitting that I share my obsession with guest at our wedding. We plan on having cupcakes instead of a traditional cake with a cake topper for us to cut. I haven't decided on the type or style of cupcakes yet, but until I do, I'll be supplying you with plenty of tasty temptations.

I can't remember where I found this image, but I thought these looked so simple and fresh for a spring wedding.

I found these pretty pieces on Cupcakes Take The Cake. These are so elegant and refined. I love the fondant hearts and ribbon treatment. I think they may be a bit too sophisticated for the laid back preppy wedding we are striving for.

I found these on the Martha Stewart Weddings site. These are a bit too bright for me, but I love how the fondant hearts have the couple's initials on them. I think there is a way to tie all these together to achieve the perfect preppy cupcake tower. Wish me luck!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Mason Jar Find

This is the cutest idea. It looks to me like these are cupcakes in a mason jar. The bakery is Bangerang Bake Shop. I would have never thought of that. There are so many uses for mason jars, but here in the south the top two are homemade canned products and a vessel for sweet tea. I like the idea of using the mason jar. I might use them for wedding favors (for candy). I wanted something a little more unique than a box or a bag and also wanted to provide something to my guest that could be reused.

Who knew mason jars could be so cute? Wouldn't these be cute with jelly beans in our wedding colors (green and white) tied with a black and white polka dot bow (black is the third wedding color). I'm not fond of licorice, so that is not something you would find in any of my candy choices. I would label this with a card that had our initials and the note that "love is sweet".

Friday, May 16, 2008

Dear J

J Crew that is. Why must you temp me with such cute clothes during a time that is supposed to be all about saving? If it's not too much trouble could you put this on sale?

And this too?

If I say pretty please, will you do it? I really need these to add to my collection.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thanks Martha

I'm not sure who out there is reading this blog, but if you are, you know that I am engaged and planning a wedding. A little more background on me: I am 31, the youngest of four girls and am pretty far along in my career for someone my age. Needless to say, I, along with my FI will be paying for this wedding. Although I consider myself to have somewhat refined taste (and some might say expensive) I am trying to be budget conscious in regards to this wedding. Thanks to suggestions from Martha Stewart, it's easing the stress of trying to figure out how on Earth I'm going to achieve the wedding I want without going into some serious debt. I've been reading wedding blogs, buying books, magazines, on-line name it, I've done it. When I was on Martha Stewart Weddings (.com) today, I found cute centerpiece ideas. Any of these would be great alternatives to expensive floral arrangements. I also picked up the newest Martha Stewart Wedding Inspirations book and found some additional ideas.

I found this idea for luminary center pieces to be devine. In the book I reference above, there are other luminaries that are just as cute. Mixed in with small flower arrangements I think this would make an elegant centerpiece.

I thought this was too cute. I was planning on using potted plants at certain areas at my reception. I was going to give one plant to each of our parents and keep one for us. I think it is only fitting that each have a card addressed to our parents to "let the love grow".

I love this idea too. I think this would be cute to place on the gift table and on the favor table.


I talked to the FI this morning. I am excited to say that he might be moving closer to me. Not to say that a six hour drive is closer, but let's face it, it's much better than a plane ride. This made my day. I must not get my hopes up though, because there is still a chance that it won't happen. No rain on my parade yet though!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Seersucker

These are my new shorts. Cute aren't they? They had such a good selection of them at Target I may go back and get the green/white version. These are going to look so cute for my Jamaican vacation this summer. I think a white button down shirt, brown strappy sandals, brown belt and pearls will dress these up nicely.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Garden Party

How cute would this be for a garden party or an intimate wedding?

If Only

I had a beach house. This is how I would decorate it...and I'd be heading there today after work. One can dream.

And this would be right outside my back door.

Pottery Barn, why do you tease me so?

Addicted to Dresses

Yes, I'll admit it openly. I have an addiction to dresses. It started as a harmless flirtation. Now I think at last count I had around 55 dresses. Yes, I think I need an intervention. But, don't you think this dress is too cute for a wedding? I bought this for one of the four weddings I have this spring. I intend to wear it with cute pink high-heel sandals. Both were from Ann Taylor. You should seriously take a look at their site if you have any upcoming weddings this spring or summer. You won't regret it.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Hopped Up

On sugar and caffeine that is. I have been typing so fast I think my finger nails are in jeopardy of breaking. I love this early morning feeling I get when I drink sweet tea before work and grab a cup of coffee when I get here. So productive until about 11am when I'm ready for a nap.