Friday, April 30, 2010


Practiced the only messy updo I sortof know how to do. I’d call it The Alien.  Forgot that I can actually do it now because my hair is longer. I used to try to do it with my shorter nubbin hair and didn’t work as well.

The Alien:

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p.s. my dress is here. more on that soon…

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Childhood Inspired Headpieces


Childlike Empress….


  Lilly headpiece by Lucy Marshall (via I Love My Dress)




Alma vine crown from whichgoose

Not for me but maybe for somebody.

Etsy Outfit 2


Tent top is from CoutureService, hot pants from squashblossomvintage, shoes are from lisazain & bag from greatestfriend.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Etsy Outfit


Top and bag from TimeEchoVintage, shoes from DearGoldenVintage

Monday, April 26, 2010

Sunday Lovely Sunday

I cannot believe what a happy birthday I had. I know people are supposed to have good birthday’s and everything but I was happy all day long. So I asked Ryan if we could pretend that every day is our birthday. *sigh* Doubt it’s possible because I can’t wake up to pink donuts, pink milk and roses EVERY day or go to the zoo EVERY day. I can’t have a BBQ with good, really, really funny people EVERY day or get birthday balloons and cake EVERY day.

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Okay okay… one day a year is perfectly fine with me.

(Ryan bought tickets to see La Roux on my birthday but she rescheduled because of the ash, boo.)

Holy crap, I’m 25.

OH! Giveaway winner is Kirstie from Pencil Pocket – congratulations! Please just email with your shipping address and whatever color you’d like.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Spilled Milk



  Sloth or Jem?



Monday, April 19, 2010

Someone Buy


This cute-ass robe dress thing at amdirobella on Etsy.

80’s Ladies

Number 1:

Can we just take a minute and remember the FIRST Lady Gaga? I’m talking about Dale Bozzio.

(enjoy the horribly awesome 80’s video quality)

Number 2:

I do some of my best lip syncing to The Pretenders - Chrissie Hynde

Number 3’s :

Seriously, who doesn’t always do the Egyptian whenever the some comes on? The Bangles



Number 4:

The weird girls from the B52’s

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Dear Volcano,

There are tons of people stuck all over the world. People have planned vacations, need to get places and must to see people. I’ve also heard you may erupt again. Really? Not even just a small break? It’s weird enough for volcano’s to be erupting in the first place. I know they’re supposed to and all but it kinda freaks me out. Did you see in the part in Volcano when Tommy Lee Jones  jumped out into the lava to push the canoe and gets his legs melted off?! Of course you didn’t, you’re a volcano. I did and it scared the hell out of me. You also can’t read this but I will carry on.

Oh hey - Mom lives in Washington and way too close to a Volcano. She also sent my wedding dress today. SO if your ash could just disappear, that would be fantastic. I may write a letter to the wind as well. But seriously, we’ve got a few other wedding things on the way and if you continue to erupt then there could be a chance that lots of people won’t even be able make it to the wedding. I know you won’t go there. I won’t take up anymore of your time. I know how busy you are – spewing ash everywhere and all. TAKE IT EASY (you and your sis)!

Impatiently yours,


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Sickie Whines & Desktop Backgrounds

sickiewhines Currently a gem & jewels background. I change it pretty much every other day. What’s yours?

Oh, I was going to take a photo of what the couch looks like. There’s around 30 tissues on it but I thought – nah!

(you’re welcome.)

(and yes, he must be crazy.)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Holy Pretty

cherry-blosoom-branches-wedding-decor2You better believe I’m having super pretty flowers like these at our wedding. GD!

Ruffled via Lisa Rigby Photography via via via

Monday, April 12, 2010

Painted Stones

015016Did a little doodle painting on the rocks we picked up on our little Sunday walk. I was bookmarking all the Design*Sponge diy projects and found this one. But I’ve seen really pretty painted rocks before and wanted to try it out. I think next time I’ll go and buy a small fine tipped brush instead of using the opposite end of a thick brush. Oh and acrylic instead of leftover wall paint ;). Maybe the good ones will make an appearance at the wedding.

Dress Drama

4295296167_bb0ba932ea_o Having a little bit of bridesmaid dress drama at the moment. There are 3 bridesmaids and about 5 different style & color dresses floating around right now. Hopefully it’ll all be sorted out soon or I’ll just pull all of my hair out instead of getting it cut.


photo via 1932 Letty Lynton - Adrian gown worn by Joan Crawford

Sunday Lovely Sunday

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So apparently I’m pretty scared of animals larger than me? I didn’t really know that until Ryan and I went to Longleat (an animal safari in your car thing) and a deer came up and into the passenger window – me, I’m the passenger. You’re supposed to pet it and feed it and stuff when it does that and not crawl into the driver’s seat practically on top of your boyfriend.

Today we went up to a grazing horse and it started walking right up to me. I started to get all panicy and backed away. WHAT?! I love animals! I love the horse and the deer and the antelope playing. I felt so bad. The poor horse just wanted some love and maybe an apple or something…which I did not have so I was even more freaked out. I know when I get hungry and there’s no food around I get pretty crazy.

Anyway the point is…where did this come from?! I really feel close to animals and Ryan has even said that I’m like Snow White with my love for forest creatures and such.

I have to figure this out. I mean seriously my Mom bought Ryan and I horseback riding on the beach in Mexico as a wedding gift – I intend to ride that horse on that beach just like in the picture. (thank you again, Mom!)

Maybe a few more trips to the horses might help?

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

1 Year Blogiversary

3523294853_33199e68c6 This blog is officially one year old. What a year. Thanks to everyone that visits and motivates me to keep posting about everything and nothing. I <3 being a blogger.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Wedding Salon Tickets Giveaway for NY Brides

The Wedding Salon is offering 10 of my fabulous readers a FREE PAIR of tickets to The Wedding Salon on April 12th at The Roosevelt Hotel in New York City. wedding-salon-invitationYou have until Thursday, April 8th at midnight. You must be able to be in NYC on the evening of Monday, April 12 to enter. I’ll choose 10 winners at random. ((tickets retail for $50 each))

How to enter:  Just leave a comment and cross your fingers.

Please feel free to email me with any questions you have and best of luck to everyone. Thank you to Erin for this generous giveaway!

p.s. Make sure to bring non-perishable cans of food to The Wedding Salon for your chance to win a Dream Honeymoon in Ireland!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Progress, I guess. part 3

  • hairpiece
  • underthings/socks for Ryan
  • jewellery
  • book hair/makeup/nails
  • shoes his/mine
  • Ryan's suit
  • Ryan's ring
  • picnic blanket
  • camera tripod
  • choose friends/family to give readings
  • table number holders/name cards (IKEA 6 drawer??)
  • order of service cards
  • menu cards
  • gifts for wedding party groomsmen/bridesmaids/mothers/fathers
  • pogo printer
  • pogo paper
  • buy guestbook and pen
  • choose friends/family to give readings
  • order cake(s?)
  • buy corkboard for memory wall
  • pins for memory wall
  • fabric to cover memory wall (£2!)
  • print/scan photos
  • order favorite candies for table
  • photo booth masks
  • decide on florist
  • frames for family photos
  • book dj (pencilled in-book after meeting w/ venue)
  • order/address/send invites
  • make/send bridesmaid cards
  • ask groomsmen
  • choose readings
  • meeting with jonny jet
  • meet with venue/florist
  • buy/make confetti and bags
  • magic ink for kids
  • lanterns
  • photo booth backdrop
  • collect outside games

Lots of things have been crossed off. Yes, if you noticed he STILL hasn’t asked his groomsmen. It’s 2 months and 8 days until the wedding. I’ve nagged my little heart out. It’s up to him now!!