Monday, September 29, 2008

Wedding shopping cart

So many purchases I want to buy for the wedding but I have to wait until pay day until then I making my list and ...checking if i really need it or could this be diy project? hmmm...?

My centerpieces are driving me crazy I'm am pleas with the striking color contrast but is it enough?
I have thinking I want to added lighting for an intimate effect but candles are not allowed at our venue. So I thought the submerge lights my be that finishing touch i was looking for.

Wedding shopping list item(s):

1 teal and 1 white submersible lights (just for trail now, later I will purchase more if I like), more blue decorative felt , ring bearer pillow, jumping broom, cake cutter and knife set, sample flowers from the wholesaler I will be picking, pearls for my mockup table decor, Paper for practice invitation, garter, and sexy lingerie.



Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Wedding hair I'm feeling...






I'm loving the endless possiblites for locked hair thanks to the hair gallery of essence.com!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Ok, I have alot of




but not for long! Today I join the gym at my job and there are endless things to do to keep you active so my bum will look even better in these cute panties by etsy seller dear diary.

Having a blah monday...

...this made me laugh so I will share it with you.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

graphic design inspiraton: clean simplicity

graphic-exchange.com
artist: Jacob WildschiĆødtz NR2154


I found this site from the ladies for me, for you blog

etsy craving...




this bohemian style vintage piece by esty's seller strim is right up my aisle...it has it all it plus ties in my wedding colors to a T.




and loving these too...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

my *new* esty buy



from seller eaker house

Second buy bridal necklace buy but this is the one!

Save me...


I wanted to have all my save-the-dates magnets out by the 10th month away mark but its been a challenge getting the last 20 addresses out of 150. Anyway, I'm so in love with how well they turned out. The one on the left is the first draft only printer 4 before Leo(groom-to-be) reminded me that I wanted to add a bow and lipstick to Mrs.Pacman. So glad he was paying attention that wedding gibberish day because I'm all over the place with the cute wedding details.

Booty bounce outta here...

In between wedding planning and blogging I work full-time late night shift only on Mondays. And thanks to my booty bounce chair dancing to Beyonce's, "Give me body" I finished transmitting finalized page in rocket speed...yaaaaaaaaaaa! Talk to y'all tomor!

Monday, September 15, 2008

blog paradise!


I was blog surfing and came across afrobella's fabolous blog...which lead me to finding hair jewerly for my big day!
check these hancrafted loc nuggets by Thailas Creations

Sunday, September 14, 2008

eureka moment!




I have designed my wedding centerpieces but could not envision them working with a circular table "banquet style" set up. Since they are DIY the price was right; Vases from Ikea $5.99 each, decorative self-adhesive felt about $2, blue water beads $1.99 from www.flowersandsupplies.com, rocks $1 from Dollar tree, and as for the flowers I plan on using flower wholesaler "wedding in a box". Then it hit me! "Family style" long stretch rectangular table displays would best show off my creations and go along with our homely elegant wedding feel, nevermind the fact I already impulse bought 15 of these vases boxing myself in to this design.

I'm also digging the symmetry and simple decor of these examples:








this takes me back...

to those old skool hip hop days. enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Wedding day hair ideas...


essence.com photo



essence.com photo

Since I've started my hair journey in December '07, I expect my locked tresses to be of great lengths right in time for our big day! I'm totally feeling these styles...what's your fav?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Wedding planning update...




I'm all over the place today, my thoughts are just everywhere. Wedding planning is coming along we have 10months to go but it feels like no time....









Wedding checklist:
  • Gown

  • Shoes
  • Jewelry - on its way!

  • Tux rentals

  • Picked my attendants - 2 MOH, 2 flower girls, 2 BM

  • Invitations - I have my set design (pictured above)
  • Venue -paid in full! yaaaaaaaaaaa!

  • Photographer - contract signed, and first payment made
  • Save the dates - sent out most, 20more to go ( Where did you put those darn things??!!)

  • DJ - Having found one yet

  • Officiant - Having found one yet

  • Car rental

  • Hair - no clue

  • Centerpieces - Purchased vases, feathers, and decoration stuff but I need to delegate this

  • Reception decor

  • Flowers- Pick which wholesale site I will be using

  • Gown alterations

  • Wedding night lingerie

  • Toning up for our big day

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

my first etsy!


from lyceekiss
You think I would have learned my lesson after purchasing 5 pairs of shoes for my wedding before I found "the ones"...but here's my second bridal jewelry purchase but my first esty.com buy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Speak for yourself lady...


I was watching CNN commentators at the Republic convention recap Palin's statement about the "only difference between a soccer mom and pit bull is the lip stick." I don't know what I find more appalling, the commentators pretending that that was a great moment in her speech or Palin for parting her lips to even make that statement. If anything that set women back 100s of years. In my opinion, her statement was for those older run of the mill southern male Republican voters who think women are not their equal counterparts. Those who think such a way think to understand a women with power she must be a "female dog". So maybe Palin my prefer to be view as a "female dog" as oppose to simply a powerful, strong women? If I was a soccer mom I rather she speak for herself then cause I wouldn't want to be labeled and as "female dog".

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

online window shopping




love love love! But I'm trying not buy anything unless its wedding related *sighing*

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Well, I just don't what...

...is wrong with me today??? I feel so down but I have so much to look forward to...such as the wedding, life, the meetup adventure group we joined, tt's going to school, my 30th birthday coming up, learning more, new restaurants I haven't tried out yet and much more. Maybe a list of what is bothering me in detail could help me sort through my emotional state?


Stress #1- i have been calling the photography consultant since last week with no response back and she was harassing us to sign our contract immediately which did not bother me cause i needed someone on top of things like that. But now i want to set a wheel in motion but can't check this major thing of my long list of wedding duties.


Stress free bonus- Wedding venue is paid for in full!






Stress #2 - My weight, I'm 170lbs @ 5 ft even. And even thought I look like I wear it well I don't like those numbers. I need to be 40 lbs lighter, I major to get on 10lbs but I quickly gain it back. I don't like that my body is comfortable @ 170lbs. I am very active not in a sport but i enjoy exercising and doing active activities on the weekends such as hiking, walking , laser tagging, hitting the batting cage and my wii fit. I know if i did something routine like throughout the week like was on a team i would be where i want to be. But I work such as abnormal sked and the weeks we have tt I cant workout like I would like too cause she just gets in the way. I tried working out and including her but I got kicked in the eye and that was not fun.


Stress free bonus - TT will be starting school we would be getting her every other weekend so maybe I could be on a set workout routine every week not hold back on some weeks.


Stress #3 - TT being home with her mom full time is scary. I hope she doesn't develop bad behavior habits. For daddy and I established a healthy balance in her life and im concern that we will not have as much as a influence on her with just weekend.



Stress free bonus - TT is very strong and god is on her side! No one can take away the influence of her daddy, and he is the greatest dad!


Stress #4 - #8 - The wedding coming together. Hearing ppl complain about the day and time makes feel like ppl will not show up. Should I get a wedding day -of -coordinator? Centerpieces and wedding decor...who, how and what the hell do I want to do exactly... too many choices! My two maid of honors are not as enthusiastic as I thought they would be. And my mother has just been flat out annoying...this weekend at a cookout, someone asked if she like my fiance in front of him and she commented "I tell you later" then "No, he's ok, he's fine"and although it was to be taking as a joke I didn't like it and I know it made him feel uncomfortable cause he doesn't know how she feels about him and would very much like her acceptance.


Stress free bonuses - It's too late to even think about changing our wedding date, plus it so usual that I like it more and more and It's my grandma's birthday so her memory goes on and now she will be apart of my wedding day.


God always make a way, so the wedding will come together.

I will have to delegate the centerpiece to Aunt Tammy and just trust her taste

The wedding will still be going on with or with out my maids of honor

Leo. has all my love and I really don't care what my mother thinks.


Thanks for reading. Later