Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Rewind button.

This morning, I forgot my cell phone at home. I didn't grab my jump drive with the bridal shower photos so I could blog about them today. I spilled coffee on my ivory pants ... but I can't show you because I don't have my phone or camera to take a photo.

I have a million things on my to-do list, but when little things like that happen, it makes me want to curl up in bed and watch LMN. If you don't know what that is ... well, that's too bad.

Another stupid thing I did: I ordered a few thank you cards to hold me over until the "real" ones come in for the wedding. This would be great--except I ordered postcard type cards and not folded thank you cards. I suppose they will work, but it made me feel dumb.

Wouldn't it be great if every once in a while, we could just hit the rewind button?
Just because I think this is beautiful. From Stylemepretty.com.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Bridal shower, part I.

Community Bakery cupcakes in the wedding colors. My favorite. 

I can't believe I'm blogging about my bridal shower. Not the blogging part--the bridal shower part! The past few months have flown by, and I know the next 73 days are going to go by even faster. 

The bridal shower was hosted by family members on my mother's side. It was beautiful. 

I felt so honored and blessed that so many people came to celebrate such a special time in my life. I got to see a few people I haven't seen in a very long time. 

I didn't know it was possible, but it made me even more excited about the wedding! 
My sister's house was so cute! 

Sister and mother!
Tomorrow, I will cover more and have tons of photos in part II. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

Hug like there's no tomorrow.

Happy Friday, friends!

I've talked about my love of Peanut Butter Fingers before. On a recent blog post, she discussed four women who inspire her. One of them is a blogger named Jennie who recently lost her husband to a sudden heart attack.

While reading this post from Jennie, I found myself in tears. Her post was simple and honest. She writes about how those around her simply making a peanut butter pie her husband loved (and she kept putting off making until tomorrow) will help with her grieving process. She writes, "For those asking what they can do to help my healing process, make a peanut butter pie this Friday and share it with someone you love. Then hug them like there's no tomorrow because today is the only guarantee we can count on."

Jennie's words are true, but easy to forget in the business of life. I know I'm going to take today to tell those around me how much I love them--and hug them like there's no tomorrow.

Engagement hug photos (by Angela Martin): 

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Junior League.

Instead of making excuses about my lack of blogging, I'm just going to carry on as if I have been blogging every day, which one day I hope to do again. My blog is truly one of my favorite things.

Last weekend, I was so proud of the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas as we welcomed a new group of provisional members during our annual new member retreat. This year, I'm co-chair of the New Member Training Committee. While it's a lot of work, I'm very excited about getting to know these amazing women.

Me with the committee chair, Adrienne, and one of the trainers, Diane.

Taylor, a new member, me and Mitzi, this year's JLNWA president.
Founded in 1901 by New Yorker and social activism pioneer Mary Harriman, the Junior Leagues are charitable nonprofit organizations of women, developed as civic leaders creating demonstrable community impact.

Saturday, we got to visit Children's House.
These are a few of the books that were part of my new member class' legacy project.
I’m so proud to be a member of the Junior League of Northwest Arkansas. Today, The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc. (AJLI) is comprised of more than 155,000 women in 292 Junior Leagues throughout Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Together, they constitute one of the largest, most effective volunteer organizations in the world.

I can’t wait to see what this League year brings!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Stye-day Friday.

I think had a stye one time when I was younger. I think a lot of things become less dramatic as you get older--but styes are not one of them for me. Friday, I suddenly felt a pain inside my eyelid. Yep, I have a stye. Inside my eye. Thank goodness this isn't happening three months from now. Because if it happens now, surely it won't happen right before the wedding. Right?

I chose not to take a photo and show you.

It's much better now, which is good because this weekend is our big Junior League New Member retreat. And remember--that's my committee! This means I'm ridiculously busy this week. As if that's something new ...

Three other things that happened this weekend:

  • The sun chose to burn me. That's what happens when it's 104 degrees. 
  • I REALLY beat Adam in bowling. I scored 175! 
  • Adam modeled his new swimsuit. OK, so he was just walking and I obnoxiously took a photo. Same thing. 

Friday, July 29, 2011

Hair boredom.

I love having long hair. But today, as I struggled with it being in my way during my work out, I briefly wished for a drastic change.

Last summer, I decided to get some highlights.

Perhaps it's time to dye my hair! It's gotten a little reddish from the sun, so I'm thinking darker.

And I found this a long time ago, and I love it. Happy Friday!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wedding invitations.

We're a little behind on this wedding task. It sneaks up on you so fast! But I did get a chance to meet with our invitation lady this week, and I believe we've decided to go with something simple and classic. I love so many things, but I couldn't make a decision so I decided to stick with a traditional look.

My phone photos aren't great, but the invitations will be a dark ecru with gray ink. My current debate is whether we should go with matching thank you cards or do something fun for those.

What would you choose for thank you cards?