Friday, May 4, 2012

Friday's Letters


Dear Friday:
So glad you finally decided to show up this week!  I almost thought you wouldn't make it.  Thank's for being so speedy to get here though! *SARCASM*

Dear Jenna Marbles: You have done it again you funny bitch you!

Dear Fashion show last night:  You were so much fun, thank you for an excuse to dress up pretty. Here is a sneak peek pic. 

Dear Bo Bo:  Thank you for being understanding and bascially the best dog ever.  Mommy is sorry for staying out late 2 nights this week! I promise I am making it up to you tomorrow!  C-A-R  T-R-I-P

Dear Lake Murray, South Carolina:  I cant wait to float around of you this weekend!  Get ready!

Dear Real Housewives of OC and NJ:  I really don't care what anyone says about you.  You are my favorite shows and I am not embarrassed!  And also Dear Tamra from the OC:  Your bubbies, as they would say in Jersey look SO much better smaller!  You don't need those huge fake boobs to look good!

Thats all, have a great weekend!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

All I do is win win win no matta what

Happy Thursday!  I have the song quoted in the title of this blog post in my head this week, because I have been winning lots of random but awesome shizz lately.  I have also been feeling pretty lucky lately. Here are a few reason's why...

Exhibit A: 
I get to head down here this weekend to Lake Murray,South Carolina for our couples shower at Casey's dad's house.  This is literally their backyard.  I LOVE it there!  They are planning a couples shower since my other shower was in Maryland which is a super long drive for his family that lives in SC.  I am so excited, and super excited that Casey get's to join in on the fun this time.  

Exhibit B:
I won this necklace on a blog giveaway a few weeks back and it just came in.  Isn't it cute?!  Kinda hard to see but its my future initials. It's from a store in Raleigh (my old home after college) called Charlotte's.  An adorable blog I follow was hosting the giveaway, check her out here

Exhibit C: 
 I won tickets to this yesterday!  One of the local boutique's Island Passage Elixir I follow on facebook posted a giveaway for 2 free tickets and wouldn't ya know I won that too!

I just got home from the show and it was awesome, pics coming tomorrow!  Any who i'm off to buy some lotto tickets. Haha justttt kiddddingggg.  No but really I just might....  Pictures of the awesome fashions and the couples shower to come!


Monday, April 30, 2012

Bridal shower recap-prepare for sappyness

Hello Lovelies! I am going to go ahead and apologize if this post gets a little sappy.  But what can I say, my bridal shower made me feel all warm and fuzzy and well sappy.

First of all my bridal shower was AH-MA-ZING!   I was overwhelmed with love from the second I walked in.  One, because I was immediately greeted by my family and closest friends (Who were all already there since I am perpetually running 5 minutes late....dang hair) and two, because it was beautiful.  I could just see all of the effort and hard work my wonderful Aunt Nancy (aka Nana) and my sister Emily (also maid of honor) put into it.  I'm still waiting on mom and bridesmaids to email me pics, which I will post asap, but ill go ahead and try to describe and give you some pics of some things I have here:

*My cousins, nana and sister had stayed up cooking till 11pm the night before and the spread was awesome.  SO many different quiches, crab dip, tarts in every flavor, chocolate covered strawberry's, yummy salad, fruits, veggies, mini cupcakes in my wedding colors and my personal fav SANGRIA!

* My mom had put together a hilarious game of questions about myself and Casey.  She had secretly emailed Casey to double check answers and get more questions.  Let's just say it was hilarious and led to several stories being told about me that made me laugh so hard I was crying.  Some of which were probably not appropriate for Grandma.

* My sister had made the cutest invites (she is a graphic designer for Pandora-yes the jewelry company, and yes she gets huge discounts!)  She had included with the invite a recipe card for everyone to fill out so I got sooo many awesome recipes from friends and family.

*There was a little box my sister had painted in my wedding colors to hold well wishes that Casey and I will get to read after the wedding.  Knowing i'm a snoop she took it with her:)

* I got some of the most thoughtful gifts I could have imagined.  Several made me cry! They were all awesome (hello luxury sheets and matching silverware!!!) but let me share a few of my favorites.

-My sister/maid of honor/visionary of the shower gave me SUCH a thoughtful gift.  It was a basket full of wine, but each wine had a label (that she designed herself of course) with an occasion during our first year of marriage and a sweet poem.  There was a bottle of champagne for the wedding night, a bottle of red for our first fight, first dinner party, first Christmas Eve, first anniversary etc.  Lets just say I was crying trying to read the poems out loud to everyone.  Without a doubt I am one lucky girl to have such an amazing sister.

 -My bridesmaid and one of my best friends Natalie aka Nad HANDMADE me these adorable hangers.  Here's a pic of one of them.  I have been eyeing them on Etsy, and can not believe how crafty she is!  She also bought Casey and I these awesome Bride and Groom pimp cups.

 After the gift opening was over Nana (my aunt who is like a second mom and was hosting the shower) asked me to come upstairs with her.  She opened her jewelry box and immediately started crying.  She told me that she was letting all of us girls (her daughters-my cousins who are more like sisters and my sister and I) choose one of my grandmothers rings when we got married.  I chose this one because I remember my grandmother loving pearls.  Its hard to see but its a cluster of small pearls and tiny diamonds.  My grandma was a fancy lady:)  I am going to wear it as my "something old" on the wedding day...I need to get it sized though because my fingers are ALOT bigger than hers! It is so special to me to have a piece of my grandmothers jewelry with me as I walk down the aisle, and I feel so honored that my Aunt would give me something so dear to her:)

Those are some of the highlights of the day, I can honestly say that I will never forget my bridal shower.  It was full of so many laugh until you cry moments, sentimental moments and everyone I love put SO MUCH effort and energy into making it special.

After the shower Nad, Jess(other bff and bridesmaid) and I went to grab a drink before I had to go home for a LONG night of assembling wedding invitations with Mom and Em.  And to make my day even more awesome Nad (who recently got engaged to Doug in Hawaii!) asked Jess and I to be bridesmaids in her wedding!  I am so so excited to return the favor to her next summer!

The bridal shower was so much more than I even thought and if you read this blog you know I was excited for it!  I feel truly lucky to have such sweet, hilarious and thoughtful women in my life.   And I promise pics coming as soon as possible!

Have a great Monday!


Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday's Letters

Well I have never done a "link up."  At least that's what I think its called? But one of the many blogs I stalk Adventures of Newlyweds does one so I thought I would join in the fun!  Hopefully I am doing this right, here we go:


Dear Friday, thank you for letting me get off work early today!  I really needed some me time.  Dear Jenna Marbles, OMG I almost peed my shorts laughing at this video.  Please do not watch if curse words offend you.  I personally have a raunchy sense of humor sometimes and thought this was hilarious.

Dear New Joe's Jeans that just arrived in the mailbox today.  I heart you and how you make my tush look so much rounder than it actually is.
Dear anyone who is invited to a wedding ever.  2 names on the invite means 2 people are invited.  Your name "and guest" means 2 people are invited.  Just your name means JUST YOU are invited. Open bar and crab cakes are expensive people and some wedding venues (like mine) only hold so many people.  There is no room for that dude who you just met at the bar and asked to be your date.  I am sorry lots of brides have to cut off the guests at people who are actually dating someone!
Dear Fiance and blog readers, thank you for putting up with bridezilla rants like above:)


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Beach day outfit

I'm working on a bridal shower recap for tomorrow but for now let me leave you with what I hope the weather is going to be nice enough to wear this weekend!  I love mixing more expensive pieces like this tote with more affordable ones like everything else in this outfit!

beachy outfit

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Yellow Love

Hello lovelies!  I hope everyone had a fantastic weekend!  I sure did:)  I forgot to take pics, but i'll give you a quick rundown.  Friday: Boring.....Me, Casey and TV.  Saturday: We were up bright and early to head to Greenville aka G-Vegas for the spring game.  We lasted about 20 minutes at the actual game, but spent ALLL day at a local hangout that a friend owns drinking delicious beer and catching up with everyone who still lives in Greenville.  It was a hilarious day full of lots of toasts, reminiscing about drunken college memories and laughing.  Sunday: Casey and I headed downtown to check out the Azalea Festival.  This is a huge event in Wilmington.  We basically ate, people watched and just enjoyed each other's company:)

Tonight I was playing around in Polyvore and put together some things I love in a color I LOVE.  Yellow.  These dresses are perfect for all of the summer weddings, showers etc. etc. that everyone has going on.  To me yellow is one of those timeless summer colors that just makes you feel and look beautiful and happy.  AND it looks great on just about any skin tone so everyone can rock it.
yellow love

J Crew pocket dress, $148
Single shoulder dress, $72
Giambattista Valli sleeveless knit dress, £1,549
Ruched chiffon dress
Belted dress, £20
Jimmy choo pumps, $595
Kelsi dagger shoes, $119
Tory Burch genuine leather handbag, £234

What do yall think about these looks?  Would you wear it?

Hope y'all had a great weekend and love these yellow pieces as much as I do:)