Monday, February 27

wedding plans thus far

Did I tell you all we set a date?! June 1, 2013. The wedding will be in Lexington, this allowed more of our family and friends to be able to take part in the big day. I don't have a lot planned so far, but I have the reception venue booked, photographer booked, rehearsal dinner venue booked and hopefully the church will be booked soon. Still no luck finding a wedding dress. And still going back and forth on colors/overall schemes. I think I may not stick with my original idea board and change from blushes to light blue, cream, gold and touches of navy. Did you all change your mind a lot during planning?

Our ceremony location: Mt Horeb Presbyterian Church - Our good friends Brittany and Pat were married here...isn't it adorable?! simple and cozy :) Hopefully I can get this locked down in the near future! {this is Britt in her amazing dress entering the church -  Laura Negri Photography}

Our reception venue: Lexington Country Club - Praying the weather is nice so that we can use the patio quite a bit.

Our photographer: Bella Grace Studios - Fab!! (already told ya'll about this in an earlier post)

Our rehearsal dinner venue: The Bodley-Bullock House - This is the historic home that the Lexington Junior League uses for its headquarters. The garden is so lovely!

Thinking maybe along these lines for the colors?

Friday, February 24

skin care must-have

I'm sure many of you have heard of the Obagi line of skin care products...and I highly suggest you give the Obagi Nu-Derm Clear (3) a try if you have any dark spots.  This stuff really works (and you do not need to use the whole system together, I use 1-3). I had a sun spot between my brows that was very apparent before using the Clear and now it is hardly noticeable! You can use it on your neck and chest as well. I have a lot of sun damage on my chest from sunburns as a kid and have started using the Clear in that area too.

I think I'm going to purchase the Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Complete Complex Serum...I'm always looking for something to tackle and prevent fine lines around my eyes. I, unfortunately, sleep on my face and thus wake up with creases below my eyes. They usually fade away shortly after getting out of bed, but I'm sure this isn't going to bode well for my future old lady face. Do you all use Obagi products, particularly the Eye Complete Complex?

Thursday, February 23

Today I am counting my many blessings. This past week was one of the hardest of my life. I lost one of my most favorite people...held her hand for three days and waited for God to take her on home. Her funeral was lovely and a real testament to how many peoples' lives she touched. I am so appreciative of all the sweet comments, emails, phone calls, texts and flowers I have received. As tough as losing Nanny was, it made me appreciate how fortunate I was to have be such a big part of my life. I know I'm a very lucky girl. So today, I am grateful for my amazing family, wonderful friends, best friend whom I get to marry, a great job, my health and so so much more.

(We had an absolutely gorgeous day for her funeral. Not a bad spot to rest forever, huh?!)
(Beautiful flowers from the greatest friends a girl could ask for! Thanks sweet friends!)

Friday, February 17

hard day

Today, I'm headed to Glasgow today to say goodbye to my Nanny, one of the greatest women I've ever known. I'm just heartbroken...Praying for her comfort and peace of mind for all those who love her.

Not sure when I'll be back to the blog. Go tell your loved ones how special they are to you, our time here is short indeed...

Wednesday, February 15

Just Saying...

Sad, but true....This tick anyone else off too?!

Although, Legally Fab and I are likely to die in a similar manner as Whitney (minus any drugs involved)...everyone knows about the dangers of drinking and driving, but drinking and relaxing in the tub is also dangerous!!

Tuesday, February 14

$1 manicure

Found these nail appliqué stickers at the check out at Michaels for $1.99...I had a 50% off coupon so I got them for a buck. Kinda tricky to get on and not sure how long they will last, but they are cute! You pretty much just apply them like a sticker and use the nail file to get the excess off around the nail. Finish with a clear coat of polish.

I've been wanting to try these, so for a dollar I pulled the trigger. Have you all tried them before? How long did they last?

Friday, February 10

Question abt Blogger

Blogger hasn't been allowing me to save new blogs to my "blog list" under the layout feature. Is anyone else having this problem? Know how to fix it?

Thursday, February 9

Thursday catch-all

My fiancé is here:

I am here (view out my bedroom window yesterday):

See anything wrong with this?!?!

I've caught the Pure Barre bug. Been going 2 to 3 times a week and I absolutely LOVE it! Several of my friends are instructors and have been trying to get me to go for years and once I did I'm definitely hooked! I'm not big on group exercise, I usually like to go to the gym and do my own thing. But this is different. A whole body workout that is challenging and the group aspect isn't bad. If you have one in your area I highly suggest you give it a try! It is pricey, but you will feel and see the difference!

I've been daydreaming about spring...isn't this miu miu bow top bikini to die for?! 15 more weeks until the pool opens :( boo.

In happier news...tomorrow is FRIDAY! woot! 

Tuesday, February 7

mark that off the list

I'm headed to Louisville to book our photographer today! I'm seriously SO excited to be working with the lovely Josh Merideth at Bella Grace Studios! I've followed their blog for years and just love their work. Not too artsy and just enough romance! Can't wait for them to shoot our wedding...Take a look!

Gorgeous, no?!

Wednesday, February 1

LOL what?!

Have you all seen this video of Kristen Bell on Ellen? HILARIOUS?! Who knew someone could love sloths so much?! But I think she is adorable, so had to share!