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Sunday Funday

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Today is Sunday Funday!!!! and I certainly had a fun day which you can read all about HERE. but right now it's time for  "Getting To Know You"!!!! (insert raucous applause here) brought to you by



To play..Grab the questions..copy them..answer them..then come back to Keely's page  and link on up..
The questions..
1. Would you rather bungee jump or sky dive? ummm neither thank you. I'd like to keep my neck and body intact thanks. 2. When using a public restroom to you squat over the seat or sit? hover for sure. of course only after I've laid down about 3 layers of seat cover. can't sit. ever. i'm getting itchy thinking about it.  3. Favorite flower? I love tulips but don't know that they are my favorite..... I think I like most flowers. It just all depends on how they are arranged  4. Pedicure or manicure? Pedicure. I don't have the patience to sit and wait for my nails to dry. much easier to sit in a massage chair whilst someone rubs your feet 5. How many siblings d…

I said YES!!!!

to the dress that is..... today I had the kind of day that women dream of their entire lives. Bridal gown shopping. With 3 of my bridesmaids, my mother, my god-mother, my future mother  and sister-in-law and one of my good friends. Taking a cue from one of myFAVORITE show's I invited them all to come with me as I tried on gowns. Also, it was a great way to have the girls try on their dresses as one of my maids doesn't live here anymore (boo) and just some good quality girl time! Since one of my maids also happens to be my neighbor she just came over to my house and rode with Sweet Pea and I to the store. Now, I should preface this by saying : I went dress shopping already. My beauty boo and I went during the summer and picked out a dress that I felt good in, fit with the then venue, theme and color scheme. And it had since gone on sale so surely that was a sign right? In the meantime I had been still perusing magazines and websites occasionally glancing as dresses that struck my fancy. So…

fill in the blank Friday!!!!

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doing a little blog stalking this morning and noticed Keely linked up to Lauren over at The Little Things We Do for  "Fill in the Blank Friday". naturally I wanted to play a long as this reminds me of my Mad Libs days..... If you want to join in, fill in the blanks, post them on your blog, and then link back here using the McLinky at the end of this post (or...fill it in in the comment section).  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!  SO....


Here are this week's blanks! 1.  When I'm nervous I play with my hair, earrings or otherwise fidget. start talking really fast
2.  My favorite item in my closet is   so many shoes, so few places to wear them! however, right now - i'm loving my carlos santana gladiator wedges even though it's too cold to wear them just yet!
3.  reading a book, having a glass of wine, catching up on Realhousewivesis my favorite thing to do when I need to relax.
4.  My favorite childhood memory is  so many! spending lazy summers at my Grandparents. going to th…

whats in a name

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that's a question on my mind as of late. It just occurred to me the other day while signing my purchase receipt " I'm going to have a whole new last name" It was a weird feeling and bizarre thought to have. Not bizarre as in unusual but bizarre in that I have been ME for 30 years.
Same 3 initials.
Perfected scrawled signature. Suddenly after one day in July, I will be a whole new person. A "Mrs."
No longer 'just me'. Everything must be changed.  Driver's license, Insurance, bank accounts, passport.....etc. I had a friend ask if I was going to take Babe's name or hyphenate and I promptly replied "take his name". And frankly, I think she was a little shocked. a) because I responded so quickly b) not a lot of women are doing that these days It never occurred to me not to. When I was younger ( in my late teens and early 20's) I said I would hyphenate for "work purposes". Just because I thought it "looked cool"  ( a la Mary …

what it do Wednesday

where to begin.
there is so much swirling in my mind right now!
I have so many things I want to write about but can't seem to gather any of them into a cohesive post.  that bothers me a bit. ***I've given myself a goal for next month to write EVERYDAY.  it doesn't have to be profound or super long but I must write something. every. single. day. how will I ever get to be a published author if I don't practice? so that is my goal and I will do my best to stick with it.
****I have found some really cool blogs to cyber stalk  like this bit of Party Loveliness - ridiculous amount of FABULOSITY ( yeah I'm stealing Kimora's word)
I want to have a 'themed' party right now!
We're even 'borrowing' her Candy Topiary shown HERE to use as a centerpiece for the kid's table at the reception! Thanks Jessica! and this super cuteness how amazing is there proposal and story!??!!
LOVE it! can't wait to see how it all comes together for her!
Not to mention this

2 Left Shoes

So, the summer before last (2008)  Babe, Sweet Pea and I went to a graduation party for his best friend's (M) little brother (S) (got that?)
Babe and M have been BFF for a million years and I've known them all since we were in college over 10 years ago (what?!!! that can't be right) So back at the party..........
I was enjoying the yummy margarita's that S's friend was hooking up as well as all the delicious eats while chatting with the family and singing along to the records the DJ was spinning- when nature called. After a quick trip to the bathroom I returned to the kitchen to discover two chicks hanging out around the blender. Figuring they were waiting for a re-fill I offered to go get the bartender/dj of the evening.
He was busy so we improvised....... and the rest , as they say, is history. two (or four) shots later we are giggling and talking like we have known each other for years!
These girls were my soulmates!
They liked yoga, margaritas and going to the beac…

time out on Tuesday

thought today I would take a little time out for relfection it's only February and I feel like the year is zooming by already! so much has happened and yet there is still so much to occur! I'm feeling a bit introspective this week and that's a good thing as I have been SO outside of myself for the past few weeks it hasn't really felt like my life. more like I was an active participant in someone elses life. weird. I guess. or I'm just going through something all plausible explanations Saturday was honestly the first day I've really felt like 'myself' the whole day. there have been moments here and there but never really an all day thing. I think because we were so focused on figuring things out and working together it forced me to be in the moment. which is always a good thing. and spending time at home. being still. enjoying my space is also a good thing that I just haven't been doing much of. busy little bee I've been. always flitting from one thing to the …

wicked awesome - the Valentine's Day edition

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that pretty much sums up my weekend. I had a great time with Babe  Saturday we had planned to spend the WHOLE day in a "wedding state of mind"  Thanks to my future M.I.L -
who was keeping an eye on Sweet Pea for us. We planned to: visit some venues grab some lunch register  enjoy a grown up dinner and head home
the day got off to a rocky start as we were running behind (as someone couldn't decide what to wear/ someone else took too long in the shower ) so that kind of set me on edge a bit as I despise being late! but never-the-less we headed out anyway excited about what we may find! While at the first location Babe and I were thoroughly impressed with not only the facilities but the onsite staff. Their level of professionalism and presentation was absolutely stupendous. I knew I was hooked as soon as we walked in and as the entertainment specialist demonstrated everything from our grand entrance to our first dance...... I looked back at Babe and saw him begin to swoon. well as much as ma…

10 things I love about him

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Happy Valentine's Day!!! I wanted to join in on Mama M's Valentine's Extravaganza today as it is "10 thing I love about my love!"

and this is perfect timing after the day we had yesterday. But more about that later.....
10 Things I love about Babe
the way you finish my sentences before I can get the words out.the way he plays with our Sweet Pea. His unabashed love and playfulness make parenting a breezehe ALWAYS kisses me goodnight.he's seen ALL of me. and he still loves me. and wants to marry me. that says a lot.the way he takes care of me and our family. he always helps around the house and does the dishes after I cook dinner. he makes the bed because he knows it makes my day to come home to that. he thinks I'm beautiful. he has the best sense of humor! and he gets all my jokes. even if he doesn't think they are funny!his conviction to who he is and what he believes in. he is a strong, supportive and intelligent man and I can't wait to be his wife!!!…

Finally 5Q Friday!!!!

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T-G-I-freaking -F y'all! It has been  loooong week. and I am ready to throw in the towel! but first - it's time for a little Five Question Friday with Mama M!

Rules: Copy and paste the following questions to your blog post, answer them, grab the blog hop code (if you'd like) and link up! We'd be your best friends if you'd link back to Mama M when you're done!!!
So let's get started shall we?

1. What is the one thing your love does for you that you can't live without? he gets up w/ Sweet Pea in the mornings on the weekend. it seriously makes all the difference in my personality of me sleeping just few more minutes. he also loves me inspite of all my flaws and idiosyncrasies. and I have more than a few believe you me.
and he does the dishes. a chore i despise and for that- I will marry him. well that and about a million other reasons but that's pretty high up here on the list!!!!
2. When did you know your love was "the one"? thats a good question. I …

wednesday wrap up

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ahhh wednesday hump day! whew! made it halfway through another week! I tell you these days just keep flying by! good grief - it will be July before I know it!
so here's a quick 3 for 3pm on Wednesday :)
***The Color Purple is playing now through February 28th at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood. I really would like to go see it but alas, it's not really in the budget. But please, if it's in yours go see it!!
**** as much as we Californians complain about the rain and cold I'd much rather be here than here ***** Tonight we're having :Chicken with White Wine Sauce, Mushrooms and crumbled bacon it can be found here: I started the crock pot this morning so when I get home all I have to do is whip up some yummy sides and dinner is served!
Happy Hump day!

progress

the craziness of the last few weeks have wreaked havoc on my workout routine. when I had to go out of town abruptly that threw me off.  then I caught a cold upon return and the fact that I couldn't bend my head past my chin on my chest cost me another few days. By the time I felt half-way 'normal' - I discovered "On Demand" had deleted my 30 day Shred 2 & 3!!!1 What the heck! Now I'm forced to look for a new workout that will offer as much of a challenge in the same amount of time! Sheesh! After several minutes of scrolling I finally located yet another crazy Jillian Michaels workout : "No More Trouble Zones"
and I am loving it.
yes it hurts like crap when I try to sit down but I know in the end......when I shimmy into my jeans or slip into that bikini on our honeymoon I will feel confident about my body.
and that's all I'm really looking for.....
****************************** Now I have to admit that about halfway into the 2nd week I hit a wa…

do little dance......

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because it's tuesday and I have a list of things I am looking forward to this month! like to hear it? here we go: I have Yoga this evening with my Boo's whom I adore. sigh. Namaste. it is MUCH needed after several weeks of needing to re-schedule......It's Valentine's week!!! I love love. always have and being in love and on the way to matrimony is just bliss in my mind. I don't usually do a big "to-do" for Valentine's around my house; maybe just a candle here and there but this year I've decided to 'spruce up the house' with little bits of 'love' everywhere! Something about seeing all these random decorations cheers my soul.We are going to visit two potential wedding venues this weekend!!! Hooray!!!  Club Wedd- $20 gift certificate if we start our registry with 10 items.....Watch out TARGET here we come!
Also going on our FABULOUS dinner date here on Saturday evening!
SO excited!We have a whole day planned just for Babe & I and I&#…

Five on Fiesta Friday

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Y'all know what time it is right? that's right. It's Five Question Friday with Mama M! The Fiesta edition! Why the Fiesta edition you ask?  Well....... it's Friday,  My Beloved and I are going out tonight - dinner and dancing with some friends to celebrate my dear friend Tiffany's 30th birthday!! I'm so excited! We've needed a night out!  Then Sweet Pea has a party to go to tomorrow and then it's Super Bowl Sunday!!!! Let's Go Saints!!!!!
Seee......it is indeed a Fiesta Friday! So let's get to the good stuff...................................
1. What are you most afraid of?
hmmmm......good deep thought provoking question. I guess my answer would be - being hurt/in an accident or whatever with my kid around and not being able to get to /help her. that makes my heart race. that and being conscious while suffocating, catching fire or drowning. the whole I'm trapped and I can't get out situation? NOT the business for me.
2. Do you use a flat iron or curli…

viewings, venues, visits and more

i am pooped. it's not even noon yet and I am ready to throw in the towel on this day. well this week really. can someone just blow that five o'clock whistle and let it be Friday already? After finding out THIS late Tuesday and reeling from the information I spent most of my day yesterday on a massive hunt for a new location. AND  last night I cooked dinner (spaghetti), folded laundry and got lunches together for today! So tonight I'm putting my feet up, pouring myself a cup of Sauvigon Blanc, setting up the laptop and getting my "game plan" together. this is a whole new ball game folks. Even though we budgeted for a certain total amount spent - I have to figure out if now this whole 'a la carte thing is going to be any more / less expensive than if we find a place that is "all -inclusive". It's all about the fine print don't ya know. I AM pretty excited about the emails I received yesterday - thank you all SO much for your encouraging words and your am…

drama rama .....the story of my life

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Holy. Horror. Batman! Remember when I told y'all about my lovely h.s. friend Elisa and how fabulous she was in helping me to find a wedding location? yeah. that. well yesterday she sends me an  URGENT FB message to call her ASAP.
and then she texts me. so I'm really concerned because this is unusual. so I call her. and she tells me what no bride ever wants to hear. the Rancho Capistrano is closing it's doors in 60 days. yes.60 days.
Needless to say I was floored.
Floored I tell you!
No words would even come out!
How the heck is this going to work itself out!???? Apparently they are still offering to hold weddings but there will be NO catering waitstaff hospitality staff on-site coordinator linens all of the things I paid for in my deposit.
Awesome.
So now, 172 days before my proposed wedding date I have to scramble like crazy to find another location
that is
suitable for our tastes
within our budget
accommodates our wishes and that of our guests
and fits in with our overall theme.

where a…

quickie wrap up

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this weekend went by all to quickly once again! We weren't running around too much but still had some things to do. I can't think in "proper sentence structure" this morning so I'm just going to do bullets.....
 Friday felt like I was coming down with a sinus infection so made sure to go straight home and get warm and cozy! My man even built me a fire and we cuddled while watching (read I fell asleep)"The Invention of Lying" with Ricky Gervais. Novel concept and made for an interesting movieSaturday we attended a baby shower for our dear friends Monica and Alfred to welcome their new son Kingston!!!! Congrats to you guys!!! After, we attempted to hit up one ofour favoriteplaces but were dismayed by the wait time.so we got it to go! Sunday we hit up The Men's Warehouse to take advantage of their * Free Suit/Tux for the Groom deal.That turned out to be a bit more complicated than I had anticipated  [simply because you just don't know how the colors …

yours, mine, ours.......

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I was reading my Redbook over the weekend and was intrigued by a survey question they had in their. How is the money split? Separate accounts? One joint account and one joint savings?  Pay bills out of one account and use the other for "fun stuff"??
Simple questions really but one that sends most soon-to-be-marrieds into a tailspin. the ever challenging, necessarily evil ; Money talk.
Because it has to happen.  The union does not stop at the merging of the things and changing of the last name. Oh no, you have to work out your finances too. FUN.  So needless to say we've been having the "money talk" as of late and it got me to thinking: How do you split up the money??
I'm curious to see if my friends out there fall in with the "majority" of the Redbook readers sampled for this poll.