Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Voice

Have you all seen the new show called "The Voice"? 
I watched it last night on Hulu because I missed it on Tuesday night.
Adam refused to watch it with me. His exact words were something like "I don't want to watch it. It's stupid. They already have an American Idol & X Factor!"
Well, my dear, sweet, soon to be husband, this is NO American Idol.
This is so much better than American Idol.
Yes, I said that.

I was totally sucked in. 

The show is hosted by Carson Daily - Hello TRL flash backs from middle school.
The Judges:

Adam Levine - Holy Hotness.
Cee Lo Green - Forget you, enough said.
Christina - What a girl wants!!
Blake Shelton - I die. 

Seriously. Amazing. The 4 judges are hilarious together. The talent is there & the best part, they're judged solely on their voices. 

So far I am rooting for Team Blake, Team Cee Lo & Team Adam. I just wasn't feeling Team Christina. 

So have you seen The Voice? What were your thoughts? Whose team are you rooting for?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

So What Wednesday

It's Wednesday, again, & I'm back for So What Wednesday with Shannon!

Go on over & link up if you want to play along!

(Shannon - I can't get your button to work? Sorry!!)

So what if I sat outside my office this morning pressing the "unlock" button on my car key faub pissed that the office door wasn't unlocking. It's been a long week, alright?

So what if I haven't blogged this week. I have a lot on my mind but it's not anything I want out in the public. I'll blog about it sooner or later. When I have more answers.

So what if I called Adam this morning & made him come home because I "saw someone in our wood shed" & he got home to find no one there & nothing missing... I'm stressed & apparently seeing things?

So what if I called Adam instead of the police when I thought I saw someone in our wood shed.. Apparently, my first thought was that he would protect me. Isn't that a good sign?

So what if I am pissed that the iPhone 5 might not come out now until September. I've been waiting for years for this damn phone to come to Verizon & I want the newest edition. 

So what if I give up & go buy the iPhone 4 in June. I have been due for an upgrade since March & I want an iPhone dang it! 

So what if I haven't thought much about the details in the past week. Yes, I realize that there are 10 days until my wedding & most brides are stressing about all the little details. Lately, I have more important things on my mind. 

So what if I miss my cousin, Amber, today. She's been heavy on my heart lately. 

So what if I didn't tell Adam the entire truth as to why my dress alterations went from $140 to $435. He would have thought I was crazy & told me to deal with the ugly bustle. 

So what if I changed something MAJOR to my dress because I didn't want it to take away from my floral.. It's all about the details, ladies!

So what if I can't stand a certain florist in PDX & every time I get an email from her I want to scream. I unsubscribed lady!! I UNSUBSCRIBED! No one cares that you're going to be on SMP (which by the way you weren't even published when you said you were going to be), no one cares that you were on the Today show & then did CRAPPY arrangements for it. Yes, you're talented but you're not God's gift to brides like you seem to think you are. News flash - If your head gets any bigger it's going to pop! If you have talent but lack customer service you're not going to continue to grow. Take notes, lady! 

Well, that is the end of my So What Rant today.

I am going to ask a favor of you all. 

Please pray for my Uncle Ronny.  
He's suffered from a stroke last week & has a long road of recovery ahead of him. Also pray for his wife, Leck & my cousins April & Brooke. Please, just pray for my family during this difficult time. We could all use extra love & support right now.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Happy Thursday!
Seriously, it's Thursday already??
It has been insane at our house for the past week. I haven't been home before 10 at all since Wednesday last week! We've had vendor meetings, ceremony planning sessions, ceremony music planning sessions, hair & makeup trial run, ect.

I literally crawled into bed last night at 11pm (I usually go to bed at 9) & had just about fallen asleep when I said to Adam "I thought you were making me chili??" He replied "I thought you were getting home before 11!" How sad is that? I didn't even realize that I hadn't had dinner until I was almost asleep.. I didn't end up getting up to eat. I was too tired!

I guess this goes with out saying that I'm exhausted! I'm trying not to neglect you all. 

I promise to be back soon & have something worthy of sharing :)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Friday's Confessional

Happy Friday!
I am linking up with Mamarazzi today for Friday's Confessional!


Link up :)

I confess that I'm annoyed to be working a full day today. I usually only work about 4 hours on Friday's. I know I should just be thankful to have a job & to usually have a very flexible schedule on Friday's but I'm so not feeling a full day today.

I confess that I'm the worlds worst friend & sister in law right now. Our friend & my sil recently went on GF diets & asked me to email them some recipes.. I still haven't done so! I feel terrible because I know how hard it is to go GF. 

I confess that when my sister got me Katy Perry's newest CD for Christmas I had planned to take it back. I just wasn't a big fan of her first CD & I wasn't in love with any of her songs that were out at the time. That CD has been sitting on our dinning room bar waiting for me to get my butt in gear for 5 months. Yesterday I thought that maybe, just maybe, it might have ET on it - it dose & I got overly excited! Adam may have looked at me like I'd lost my marbles. 

I confess that I'm a hypocrite. After this post last week I peeked at my registry. Actually, that's a lie, I stalked my registry. I did wait until after my shower though and it really wasn't my fault. My mother pretty much taunted me with it. She was looking at it for gift idea's (yes, I was sitting right next to her) and she kept saying "Holy crap, that's fulfilled, fulfilled, fulfilled, fulfilled.. Wow, Oh my gosh. Wow, you guys have a lot of people who love you. Wow! Fulfilled.." I mean really, how could a girl NOT peek at that point??

I confess that I'm helping Adam write his vows. He's been sending me texts as he thinks of things he'd like included & I'm putting it all together for him. Yes, I'll know his vows long before we read them to each other at the ceremony. 

I confess that while receiving the texts to help him verb his vows I've cried at least three times. I'm the luckiest girl in the world. Seriously. I can not wait to be able to call him my husband.

I confess that I don't want our wedding to be over. We've had so many people tell us that we'll be glad when it's over but I don't feel that way. I love our florist & our stationary designer.. I don't want it to be over simply because I don't want to not have a reason to email, call, or text them a few times a week. I am ready for it to be here though. 

I confess that I'm feeling overwhelmed and overly emotional. Is that normal with three weeks to your wedding?

I confess that I am so glad it's Friday. 

Have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

So What! Wednesday!

It's Wednesday again, friends!

I heard a funny joke last week & wanted to share it with you. I'm sure you all will appreciate it on this lovely (rainy in PDX) Wednesday!
After Monday & Tuesday even the Calendar says "WTF"! 

Funny, right?? :)
I am playing a long with Shannon again this week with So What! Wendesday!

Link up & let it out! Trust me, you'll feel better after your rant ;)

So what if I've been looking forward to this post since Sunday. :) It's great to have one day a week to just let it all out!

So what if I am tired, overwhelmed & a little bit cranky today. I'm 3.5 weeks away from my wedding - this girl ain't sleeping much! Give me a break!

So what if I'm rooting for the Lakers the rest of this week. I want the Blazers to take on Dallas in the first round of the play offs! So GO LAKERS!

So what if I still haven't gotten to the laundry that I mentioned last week. We've been busy & that laundry isn't going anywhere. Oh, laundry fairy..? Are you out there? 

So what if I've been caught singing & dancing in my car every day this week to & from work. That is the only 25 minutes that I get anymore & I'm soaking it up!

So what if I've been working my way around Lent. I gave up prepared coffee! Dumbest decision ever. I figure that I can run across the street & purchase a brewed coffee & add my own creamer & that's not cheating. My goal was to avoid purchasing chia tea latte's & mocha's! Mission accomplished. I believe Jesus understands my heart!

‘Cause I heard Jesus, He drank wine
And I bet we’d get along just fine
He could calm a storm and heal the blind
And I bet He’d understand a heart like mine

Happy Wednesday! :)

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Friday!

Happy, happy, Friday!! 

I honestly wasn't sure this day would ever come this week! 

I have lots of blogging material lined up for next week but I thought it would be fun to do a Questions and Answers post in Vlog form!
That's right, you as question & I will answer them in a Vlog.

So ask away, ladies (& Gentlemen??)!

This weekend is my Bachelorette party & Bridal Shower! 
I'll be back with a full recap Sunday evening! :)

I also know that some of you have wanted me to let you all know how I feel about my Erin Condren Life Planner (you can see about my ordering it here!) & I do plan to address that next week! :)

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend! 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday Thoughts - Registry Stalking!

Well, ladies, we've made it! 
We're over the hump & the work week is almost over!

We are now ONE MONTH away from the wedding. 30 days people, 30 days!

Adam came home last week and the following conversation occured:

A: Babe! Do you stalk our wedding registries?
K: No. I have never even thought to do that, why?
A: Well, I know how much you hate surprises & Tim (co-worker) told me that he & Chelsey (co-workers wife) checked theirs everyday while they were engaged.
K: Really? Isn't that kind of rude?
A: Ya, I feel like it is.
I feel that if I peak, I'll become obsessed and in turn begin to stalk. I also feel that we owe it to our guests to be surprised with the gifts they give us and not have to act surprised - this comes from the girl who used to unwrap & re-wrap my Christmas gifts & then pretend to be surprised!

I also feel that we're in a place where we're getting married because we want to be married and start our lives together, as Husband & Wife, not because we are eager to receive gifts.

So, my question for you. Did you peak at your registry? Stalk your registry? Or did you allow yourself to be completely surprised?

I am not here to judge anyone who did peak, stalk, or plans to peak or stalk, their own registry. 
These are our own personal choices & opinions on the matter! :)

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

So What! Wednesday

Happy Hump Day friends!

I am playing along with Shannon over at Life After I Dew today! 

Head on over the her blog to link up if you wanna say So What! to something today too!

So what if I haven't blogged about my invitations yet, when I've promised them many times. I had planned to feature them today but I didn't get home until 930 last night and felt like my head needed to hit my pillow.

So what if I can be caught singing & dancing around the office on Friday's to Backstreet Boys, N*Sync & Owtown. I'm alone in the office & a girl can be productive when rocking out to her teenage heart throbs.

So what if my cousin brings her kids to our wedding in denim & is refused entry at the door because "to be honest country clubs don't care about the kids attire" after I've kindly let her know of the strictly enforced dress code - ain't my problem!

So what if I am at the point of our wedding planning process that I don't give a rats boot-ay what anyone else wants. Last time I checked this isn't your wedding - it's ours. Our wants & needs are going to be put first. Don't like it? Don't care!

So what if I had a melt down in a restaurant this weekend. This girl was hungry, stressed out, and PMSing. Stop staring - it's rude. Can't a girl cry in public?

So what if after reading Chelsea's post I've had "It Wasn't Me" stuck in my head. It's a catchy tune! 

So what if I have laundry to do & won't get to it until Friday. My evenings this week are BOOKED. & right now my cut & color & my dress fitting are priority. 

So what if we're ready for the wedding to just be here so we can stop having to answer 42 questions about all the details & do some major spring cleaning. I'm ready to have my house back & all the wedding items out of our guest room!

So what if this blog is looking a mess right now. We're under construction. Bare with me loves! It'll be worth it, promise! 

Happy Wednesday, loves! :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Top 2 Tuesday - Top 2 Favorite Songs on iPod

I'm so glad that Taylor cheated on this one and selected 4 of her favorite songs because I doubt I could just pick 2. 

This week's top 2 Tuesday is "Top 2 songs on your iPod"

I have to confess.. None of the songs I'm about to pick are actually on my iPod mainly because I rarely use my iPod but I do plan on adding them to my iTunes soon.

I'm going to pick 4. My top 2 Country & top 2 pop songs right now.

I'll start with country.

1) Blake Shelton - Who Are You When I'm not Looking

I love this song. I think it's so beautiful & it totally makes me think back to the days before Adam & I lived together when there were so many things that he didn't know about me and that I didn't know about him. I also love Blake Shelton's voice and I think he sings this song beautifully.

If you'd like to watch Blake's official Video of Who are you When I'm not Looking please go here. 

2) Miranda Lambert - The House that Built Me

Another beautiful song that I absolutely love! This song totally reminds me of my childhood. So many things happen in your childhood home and everyone has many memories from their childhood home. I can only imagine what it's like to go back to your childhood home and it not belong to your parents anymore. I love Miranda Lambert and am so glad that she did so well at the ACM's. She is such an amazing artist.

Now on to my 2 favorite pop songs.

1) Cee Lo Green - Forget You

This is such a fun song. Every time I hear it I get in the mood to dance and sing along. I love the beat!

2) The Plain White T's - Rhythm of Love

I love this song. Again a fun and upbeat song that you just can't help but sing along to!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up

Hi Ladies! 
I hope you had a fabulous weekend and an amazing Monday.
Adam was out of town this weekend so I had a wedding weekend planned but none of my to-do list was accomplished! 

He left Friday morning for Kennewick to visit his brother, Ben, for Ben's birthday. I was originally supposed to go but figured it would probably be best if I just stayed home to tackle wedding projects. 

Saturday morning I had plans to go shopping with my sister, mom & two best friends for bridal shower attire. My mom & I had planned to split off from there to go gather the goodies for the kids buckets. We were then going to assemble them and attempt our second shot at favors. That didn't go as planned though.
I was having a rough morning shopping.. Just one of those days when you just can't seem to find anything you love. We were at it for about 2 hours when we decided to go grab some lunch at The Ram. 

We walked to The Ram and the hostess told me that they didn't have a Gluten Free menu (if you would like to read more about my journey going Gluten Free read here.) but that our waitress would have a list of Gluten Free options. Everyone was ready to order about 5 minutes after sitting down. Our waitress came over & I asked about their GF options & she said they had none. If I wanted a GF meal they had to make serious modifications. This normally wouldn't be a big deal but I thought they had a list of options that were easily modified to be GF or were already GF. I was so hungry, hadn't even glanced at the menu & had to find something to eat quickly. After some serious frustration I figured something out & we ordered. I made sure the waitress knew I have Celiac & she was fabulous. She asked a ton of questions to make sure that she got it right with the chef. Well our food comes out & I look down to see that my steak has an onion ring on top of it... I couldn't even talk. I just started crying. The poor manager didn't know what to do. He just looked at me, looked at my mom, sister & friends with an unsure look that my sister said was an "Crap, I screwed that up big time" look. My sister told him what was up & he quickly removed my plate, brought my out a baked potato & had my new steak prepared correctly out with in 5 minutes! I ate & my emotions changed pretty quickly. This was my first melt down in 12 weeks but it was major!

After lunch we went back to shopping and I did end up finding an adorable outfit for my bridal shower. You'll be able to see that next week when I do the Bridal Shower recap Sunday evening. 

Sunday afternoon Adam got home at about 4 and said "We have to leave by 430, Trent is giving us their courtside seats for tonights game as a Wedding Gift!" Say what?? We had awesome seats. We were on the floor with only 2 people in between us and the court! We had so much fun. 

The Blazers played the Dallas Mavericks and we came out on top! The guys played awesome and we definitely caught some awesome plays up close and personal! I was proud of myself for remembering to charge my camera! :) Enjoy the pics! 

Brandon Roy 
Nicholas Batum
 Rudy Fernandez
 Gerald Wallace, LaMarcus Aldridge & Andre Miller

Nicholas Batum, Brandon Roy & Wesley Matthews

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