Monday, May 21, 2012

Miscellaneous Monday

Trying something new to start the week...Miscellaneous Monday...a few random thoughts that are not necessarily related to anything else. Let's see how it goes!

*I am having a wedding crash. It's like a sugar crash, only with my sister's wedding. I feel crabby and tearful, and I am extremely tired as the time difference has thoroughly jacked my internal sleep schedule. Really ready for some good sleep and vacation in Mexico.

*Java is acting crazy...I think his dog sitter must have slipped him a tranquilizer or switched him with another dog. He has done nothing but sleep all day. It's amazing.

*Graham and I did a photo shoot with our friend Rachel ( before we left for St. Louis and the pictures turned out SO GOOD. I will post some when I get the cd. It is hard not to brag about how adorbs Java is, particularly in these pics!

*I am really over self-obsessed people. REALLY over them.

*It seems I have forgotten how to differentiate between the caps lock key and the shift key. I have had to re-type a million things today-annoying!

*When we get back from vacay, I am determined to get back to meal planning. And I have some new recipes to try that I will blog about. Excited for that.

*The state of Washington says that the G6 is worth$7200. I paid $6k for it TWO YEARS AGO and if we sell for anything less than $7200, we get fined on the difference. We have had it listed for $5400 for 2 weeks and still haven't sold it.  Pray it sells soon!

*I have an opportunity in the works...that is hush-hush right now, but it is something I am super excited for and excited to share it with you all...look for the big announcement in July...(and no, I am not pregnant!!!!)

Have a great week!

Friday, May 4, 2012

The weekend of Andy

The main reason for my trip to STL in April was to celebrate my sister! She is getting married (in TWO WEEKS!) to her boyfriend of eight years. That is not a typo. In addition to working on wedding stuff while at my mom's during the week, I also co-hosted a bachelorette party and bridal shower. Here are some pics of the invitation I made for the Bachelorette Party:

The front (most products are from Close To My Heart)

The quote on the right reads, "If love is blind, then why is lingerie so popular?" I ordered the 'bikini' stamp off of etsy.     
These were the invites for the shower, again-ordered off of Etsy:
We did an "Around the Clock" shower, which was fun theme that was easy to work with.
For the shower favors, I made and canned caramel sauce (for ice cream). We used two different recipes because the first recipe got very grainy as it cooled. The second recipe was much smoother and you can make it here. It is from my favorite website for Real/Whole foods....Heavenly Homemakers. I ordered the labels off of is a close up.

I THINK that is all the pics I have of details...for now. There will be more AFTER the stay tuned!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Look at these cute kids!

One of the reasons that I planned my last trip to STL for the specific dates that I did was to see my brand new "niece," Anna! Anna's big sister, Olivia, is my goddaughter and I adore her, so the fact that there was now TWO little girls to love on...wild horses couldn't drag me away from these two.
Anna is the first (and ONLY) baby to ever have a diaper explosion ON the changing table (sans diaper). I bet I have changed over a thousand diapers in my day, and she gets the award for that one. Ah...memories...
Yikes. Anna doesn't seem to be loving this!

I miss her!
My "roommate" and I bonding over cereal.

Definitely one of the best parts of my trip was all the time I got to spend with these two and of course their mom (and my bff)! And their dad. (Don't want Greg to feel left out). Is there anything better than holding a 4-week old baby girl? I think not!