Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Post-Wedding To-Do List

Just when I thought my life would slow down after this weekend, I stumble across this super fun blog and come up with a completely new to-do list!

Suzanne at Our Southern Nest is a fabulous do-it-yourselfer and is gracious enough to share her tips and instructions to recreate your own version of her ideas and projects. I've already added pumpkin topiaries (my fav so far), magnetic frames and a console table to my project list for next month-- and that's only because I haven't made it very far in reading all of her posts. I'm sure they'll be much more to come!

Call me cheap, call me frugal, call me whatever you want, but I'm the type of person who hates to pay for something I feel like I can make myself! So, this blog is absolutely PERFECT and exactly what I've been looking for to show me how to bring my ideas to life. Hello to homemade Christmas presents! :)

I'm the first to admit that my creative abilities are primarily great only in my mind and in real life tend to fall short of my expectations. But with some help and tips from blogs like Suzanne's, hopefully my projects will come a little closer to what I imagined!

I can't wait to get started!

here we go again

Well, here I go again with another desperate attempt at blogging. I'm starting to feel like I need to pick up the habit again just to keep up with my own life. I woke up today and realized... It's almost OCTOBER! What happened to September?? Did I sleep through almost the whole month? Or did I spend most of September at wedding showers and other volunteer events that I just don't remember the days without them? Yes, I think the latter is exactly what happened.

So, what have I been up to? Well, let's see... the past month went a little like this...

8/21 weekend- baby showers and wedding showers
8/28 weekend- more wedding showers and a wedding
9/4 weekend- Dad's birthday and one last beach vacation which ended in lots of money being spent, one birthday party missed and one boat being put up for sale
9/11 weekend- volunteered at Dothan CityFest (which was a lot of fun!)
9/18 weekend- wow... I really don't want to relive this weekend (even in words), but let's just say it was super busy with wedding activities and showers, plus a little Auburn football (aka... near heart attack from rising blood pressure)

Fill in the remaining week days with shopping trips for the numerous baby & wedding showers & my daily schedule of work, gym, clean, pass out.

My cousin, Amber, is getting married THIS SATURDAY!!! :) :) :) hence the wedding showers and activities. I'm so excited for her and can't wait to help send her off on a fabulous honeymoon! In the meantime, I can't wait to see the amazing details and touches she and her mom have put on the wedding plans and reception. They really have an eye for these things, so I know it's going to be beautiful.

So, I'll spend the rest of my month trying to desperately finish a wardrobe plan for dinner party Thursday night, dinner party Friday night and a bridal tea Saturday. Thank goodness I have the perfect bridesmaids dress for Saturday night because I just don't think I could fit anything else on my to-do list this week.

See you in October!