Sunday, September 27, 2009

we've been blogged!

My fiance and I had our engagement session yesterday with the fabulous Moe of Moley Photography and we could not be happier with our session! We had a fabulous time, and i think, it's apparent from the pictures. Thank you Moe for doing such a F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S JOB! To see more, go to

Friday, July 24, 2009

Awesomeness that is Dessert!

During this entire wedding planning process, I've been battling between getting a traditional wedding cake and a dessert bar. It seems like a waste of money to get both; not to mention a waste of food.

I've always wanted a cake, despite not being a big cake eater. In fact, I don't even think I'm that fond of cake. But yet, the tradition of having a wedding cake really appealed to me. But as the planning process started, I saw more and more dessert buffets. And today, thanks to Sweet & Saucy Shop's post on, well, today I think I fell in love with the ultimate dessert bar... so much so that I think I might just forgo my desire for a wedding cake.

Feast your eyes on these babies:

(source for all photos above)

Are those not totally awesome and delicious looking, or what??

But then...I stumble across this picture on their blog of this gorgeous wedding cake:

It's so simple, clean, classic, and pretty. *sigh*

I'm torturing myself. Now, I'm back to where I was: cake or dessert buffet?
Well, at least I got one thing going for me- Sweet & Saucy Shop is in Long Beach, CA, which isn't too far from me. *score!*

Thursday, July 23, 2009

I love Sales

So this morning, I found in my lovely inbox, emails notifying me of a denim sample sale and a J. Hjelm (o-m-g!) trunk show coming up! If you're in the Orange County area, you should check these out.
ch-ch-check it out!

The trunk show is July 31- Aug. 2 at Mon Amie.
Mon Amie is located at:
355 Bristol Street | Costa Mesa, CA 92626 | 714-546-5700|


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Free "Get Married" Magazine Offer

Who doesn't like free stuff? Better yet, who doesn't like free inspirational wedding stuff?

Register here to get your free copy of "Get Married" magazine, set to debut this October 2009.

Wedding Entrance - Just Dance!

I love this! Such a collaborative effort on the part of the BMs, GMs, and bride & groom :) makes me smile.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Real Simple for only $5!

Oh, you better believe it! Amazon is offering a full year subscription to Real Simple for only $5 buckaroos baby! Thanks to the broke-ass bride for posting!

Friday, July 10, 2009


Have you heard of Brideshare? Read below for information from their webpage on what it is! I've signed up! if you're in the Los Angeles, CA area, perhaps we can become bride$hare buddies! :)
What if you could plan your wedding twice as easily, on half the budget? How does the thought of saving some green - while being green - sound? If this kind of wedding planning is right up your aisle, then you're in the right spot!

What is Bride$hare?
Bride$hare is a social networking site designed to help brides save money by sharing wedding-related resources and goods. Decor, apparel, rentals, and even vendors can be shared, swapped, or sold through Bride$hare connections.

Using Bride$hare is easy! After creating a profile, you’ll be able to* connect with other brides planning similarly themed or decorated weddings* find local brides willing to split costs by sharing goods and services* browse member profiles and photos for inspiration* use Bride$hare classifieds to find or sell wedding items

Our mission is simple: help ease pressure on the wallet - and the world - through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related. After all, green is the new white!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

MAC + Hello Kitty = LOVE

thank you The Daily Cookie- for posting this! I can't wait!

all photos from

The Hello Kitty line will debut at Mac stores/counters on February 12, 2009!

digi poloaroid = poladroid!

I really want photo booth at my wedding, but with the unknown budget FI and I have, we decided we would opt for the polaroid, as it's much cheaper than the actual booth.  Well, polaroid decided to discontinue their cameras! Didn't someone tell them that I NEEDED THEM!  apparently not.   And that's exactly why i bought 2 polaroid cameras a few months that I can use them in our 2010...makes sense right? yea. right. well, it totally sucks that the film expires in 2009! this year. great. I can always use the film to take polaroids of my shoes, right? :)

So, with all that rambling said, I discovered the new, "digital" polaroid, courtesy of it's *drum roll*.... Poladroid!

You download a program onto you computer. Once it's up and running, you simply drag and drop a picture into the program, which, btw, looks like a polaroid camera on your desktop (see photo below), and it "develops" as if it's an actual polaroid picture! you can save it before it fully develops, if you like the old-er vintagey look, or you can wait for it to finish.  Shaking it also speeds it up. Pretty nifty if i do say so myself!

here's the program open on desktop (please ignore the black spots- just blocking out some programs and files that you don't need to see) :)

drag and drop a photo into the picture and spits out your polaroid to develop...

and...PRESTO! you've got your very own digital polaroid! 

unfortunately (not for me!) the program self-crops the, as you can see, my cousin on the right got x'd out of the picture. Sorry! :)

What do you plan on doing with this program?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bride Wars - love the music!

So I finally went to see Bride Wars with my girlfriends.  It was ... quite good, actually! (almost) definitely a chick flick.  I say "almost" because...well, I like to think that some men will appreciate/like the movie.  :)

The movie starts off with a very pretty song. As I'm listening to it, I'm thinking.."i know this voice! who is she?" Well, I never figured it out during the movie, but google, as always, has pulled through for me.  So with that said, below is the soundtrack for the movie, for those who might be interested.  Unfortunately, I don't think itunes has all the songs yet. I've checked. :(  But, there is a good handful of songs that itunes does have. Enjoy!

  • Beautiful People - Jason Glover, Dominic Glover and Gary Crockett
  • Bridal Chorus - Richard Wagner
  • Bridal Chorus Petit - Eric Zimmerman
  • Dream - Priscilla Ahn
  • Flute Quartet In C - Paul Fried
  • Get Ready For This - 2 Unlimited
  • Give It To Me Baby - Rick James
  • Happy - Natasha Bedingfield
  • I’m Scared - Duffy
  • I’m Too Sexy - The Hit Crew
  • Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Johan Sebastian Bach
  • Lively Scherzo - Elvio Monti
  • Pretty Please (Love Me) - Estelle
  • Pump Up The Jam - Technotronic
  • Rain On Your Parade - Duffy
  • Something Special - Colbie Caillat
  • Spring - Antonio Vivaldi
  • Tambourine - Eve
  • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie Cole
  • You Me And The Bourgeoisie - The Submarines
  • You’ve Made Me So Very Happy - Ryan Shaw

Monday, January 12, 2009

NWR. Another life lost to mesothelioma..."caused by lung cancer"

For those who don't know, my father was recently diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a cancer that is caused my asbestos. Yes, it really does exist, and it's quite prevalent in the US.  However, there is little awareness of this disease.  In fact, this article below, just kind of proves my point.  Asbestos fibers, when inhaled, attach to the mesothelial cells which are near/on (in? not sure- not big on human anatomy and science) the abdomen and lung.  These fibers turn into tumors causing the deadly cancer, mesothelioma.  Because it affects these areas, the disease is often (again, article is an example of my point) misdiagnosed as lung cancer. People probably also say "lung cancer" because it's "known" to the public. anyways- this MLB pitcher was exposed to asbestos, and had, according to the article, he had lung cancer "caused my asbestos."   *ahem* this IS mesothelioma! 

In any case.... this is quite sad. Another person has fallen victim to this deadly disease that has no cure. In fact, the US government, knowing that asbestos are dangerous and is a great health concern, have yet to ban its use! insane.  

To educate yourself on mesothelioma, please visit

Former big league pitcher Dave Roberts dies at 64

Fri Jan 9, 4:05 PM EST 
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Dave Roberts, a left-handed pitcher who played for the 1979 World Series champion Pittsburgh Pirates during a 13-year career in the majors, died of lung cancer Friday. He was 64.

Roberts died at his home in Short Gap, according to his wife, Carol, and stepdaughter Kristy Rogan.

Rogan said Roberts had developed lung cancer from asbestos exposure as a young man. During the offseasons, he worked as a boilermaker.

Roberts went 103-125 with a 3.78 ERA for eight teams, beginning in 1969 with the San Diego Padres and ending in 1981 with the New York Mets.

The Pirates got him from the San Francisco Giants in a five-player trade in June 1979 that also sent Bill Madlock to Pittsburgh. Roberts went 5-2 for the Pirates and made one relief appearance in the NL championship series that season.

Roberts also played with Houston, Detroit, the Chicago Cubs and Seattle. He finished second in the NL to Tom Seaver with a 2.10 ERA in 1971 for the Padres, and set career highs of 17 wins and six shutouts with Houston in 1973.

``Dave was the consummate pro,'' Astros president of baseball operations Tal Smith said. ``He averaged 35 starts and 12 wins a year for the club during his four years as an Astro, but he'll really be remembered and missed for the leadership he provided and for being such a good guy.''

Born in Gallipolis, Ohio, he had lived in West Virginia for more than a decade. Short Gap is about 120 miles southeast of Pittsburgh.

Sunday, January 04, 2009

Last thought for the night

one last "thought"
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times have changed in 6 years

it's been 6 years since I have blogged.  A lot has happened in those 6 years...a lot!  I will update my blogs more on a daily basis, but for the time being, this picture is a pretty good update.