Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Photo of the Week

The Photo of the Week is from School Night Karaoke.

One of our favorite outings is Karaoke and what better way to do it then on a School Night. We head over to Mom's Bar where our friend Nick the Bartender sings a little Frank Sinatra and Scott does some James Brown (Hot Pants is a bar hit!)

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Bridal Avatar

Wedding Photography: The Wedding Boudoir Photography Trend

You may have heard of one of the latest trends in wedding photography. Hint: It involves the bride wearing a lot less than her gown. Boudoir photography is definitely gaining popularity among to-be brides, but what's it really all about? Find out whether these risque pics are for right you.

So, what is boudoir photography exactly?

Boudoir photography is a sexy new trend that's especially popular as a wedding day gift from a bride to her groom. Boudoir photos are usually taken wearing either just a little, or well, nothing at all. They're hardly X-rated though, but rather PG-13 -- as in classic pinup-inspired pics, or what the pros call 'implied nudes.' That means you're not wearing anything, but you're also not showing off anything either (think shot from the back, or lying on your stomach).

Who will take my pictures?

Many wedding photographers have embraced this trend -- your shutterbug may offer this as an additional service. An added bonus of going with a pro: Many brides like to have the best of their boudoir photos bound in a mini album just for their hubby, a service many wedding photographers are able to arrange. In some cities, you may also be able to find services that specialize in boudoir photography. While the shots you get may not be as high quality as those of a high-end wedding photographer, there can be other perks --like closets full of potential wardrobe items or props.

When should I schedule the session?

If you're spending time and money on an exercise and beauty routine, you may want to wait until a week or so before the wedding to show off the results. Plus, a fun and pampering photo shoot is a good way to indulge and take some time out from wedding planning. Though you might be inclined arrange for the session on the morning of your wedding, resist the urge. For one, you're not likely to feel very sultry if the rain clouds looming over your outdoor ceremony site are the first thing on your mind. Second, do you really want your to-be mother-in-law walking in on you while you're posing in just your veil? Stick with a separate shoot so you'll have time to really feel comfortable and get some great shots.

How long does it take?

Though it depends on the package you choose, your boudoir photo session will probably last about two hours. Why so long? It takes time for hair and makeup, plus the additional lighting setup. It may also take you a little while to relax. Most brides aren't used to lounging around wearing little, if any, clothing in front of the camera, so your first few shots will likely look a bit stiff.

What does it cost?

Cost varies considerably -- do a little investigating before you commit to a vision of what you want. Multiple set changes, renting props, or simply time spent can add up quickly. If you can add a private session onto your wedding package, you may be able to get a better deal than if you go with a different wedding photographer. The real key, of course, is whether you gel with your photographer -- if you don't feel comfortable, it will show on camera.

Where should I have it done?

Talk with your photographer to come up with the best location. Many photographers may be able to do a photo session in a studio. Another popular site is a posh hotel room. Your own home or a borrowed home is another option. The main key is to get an okay from your photographer on the locale -- a number of different backgrounds for poses are important, and they'll also need lots of natural light.

What should I wear?

The most important thing -- choose outfits that make you feel sexy. A good rule of thumb: Bring something white, something black, and something in a bright color so you can mix and match. A corset will create sexy curves. In addition to lingerie, don't forget shoes, jewelry, and that engagement ring.

Should I bring anyone along?

Though you don't want to turn your shoot into a three-ring circus, it's a good idea to bring a friend. Why? You'll feel more at ease if you can make a few jokes with a pal, plus she may be able to help with suggestions. Another idea: Bring a bottle of bubbly. A little champagne may help loosen things up. You'll be posing like a pro in no time -- but of course, this is a one-time-only exclusive for a very special audience (your very lucky groom).

A Musical Sign

This song has been stuck in my head for about 2 weeks and I think it is a sign....

Robin Thicke- Angel

All the things I've done before this
They don't mean a thing
And all the words spoken before this
Won't be said again
Suddenly so much of me has
No need to pretend'
Cause there's nothing like the truth
To bring her back to you
And everyone Ive met before this
Ain't seen me with you

Angel, angel, angel
Angel, my angel, my angel

You're the only one who knows what I go through
Sometimes you even feel it more than me, baby
And I don't know how I ever got by without you
There's nothing like the truth
When you've got nothing left to lose
And every night I thank the universe that I found you

Angel, my angel, my angel
And I don't have to wonder
What the world thinks about me
I know you're in my corner
You're always surrounding me
With your love

And if we all explode
See we would never know
But I just hope the pieces of my soul
Reach out to you, to find my angel
My angels, my angels
Angels, my angels
My angels

Monday, August 29, 2011

Top 5 most expensive celebrity weddings

Top 5 most expensive celebrity weddings

Something old: Bride wears 127-year-old wedding dress

Something old: Bride wears 127-year-old wedding dress

Missing Him.....

Scott is away on business for a few days and this is the 1st trip he has been away and I MISS HIM! I know that its only been less than 24 hours but I want him to come back already. I'm having a total Lolly Lolly moment (Yes I admit it Tanesha and I am proud about it...LOL) but I know that Thursday will be here before I know it. In the meantime, Thank God for technology to communicate with him while he is away.

Hurry up Thursday and get here already...... :(

425 days will Mr and Mrs. Cameron


Saturday, August 27, 2011


Since I was a young girl, I have had the issue of letting my emotions get the best of me. It seems that when it comes down to it, the ones you love can bring that out in you. The challenge that I have here lately is to keep them in check. What has been the difficult part is not knowing if I will ever be able to get them fully in check.

One of these days, I will have to learn.....

Unique Wedding Idea

Ironically enough we were at a Dodger game and there was a lady sitting a few rows in front of us and she pulled out some chocolate.... Looking closer at it we found out it was a piece of chocolate with a wedding menu on it.... SO CUTE.

Friday, August 26, 2011

What Your Groom Doesn't Want You to Look Like on Your Wedding Day

Your guy is marrying you because he loves you (duh). And that means he loves the way you look, too. Of course he won't run screaming from the ceremony if you make any drastic changes to your appearance for your wedding day, but it's probably smart to do the following …

Don't mess with your hair too much.

Adding Rapunzel-like extensions when you've had short hair your entire adult life may make you look completely different. Similarly, if you've never once worn your hair up, not even for past special occasions, your wedding isn't necessarily the day to start. The good news is even if you're looking for short wedding hairstyles or down-dos, you have so many spectacular options. And not that you would, but it's wise not to dye your hair a brand-new color right before your wedding, either.

Don't go overboard with your makeup.

I tend to "put my face on" whenever I step out of my apartment, which is why it wasn't such a stretch for me to go as extreme as wearing false lashes on my wedding day. If you don't own any cosmetics at all, ask your makeup artist (or stick to this rule if you're doing your own makeup) to make you look natural, or at least somewhere between all-out glamorous and natural for your wedding day. Get inspiration from Susan's DIY makeup trials.

Don't "grow" a new chest overnight.

While it's tempting to get lots of extra help in the bosom department (Lord knows I could have used some!), if you're not well endowed, your groom (and many of your guests, too) may find it strange if you're suddenly boasting D-cup boobs as you walk down the aisle. That doesn't mean you should completely forgo padded or push-up bras; just opt for a little lift instead of a mega one.

Don't tack on too much to your height.

Besides the fact that you may wobble in six-inch heels if you normally stick to flats, your guy may miss bending down to kiss you if you're suddenly his height at the wedding. Yes, heels can make you look slimmer, but pick a pair that's just an inch or two higher than you'd usually wear. For instance, I wore three-inch heels to my ceremony, even though I usually wouldn't be caught in anything that's more than an inch-and-a-half tall.

The Seven Worst Things You Can Do on the Morning of Your Wedding

So this is definitely stating the obvious, but as the bride, you want to look and feel your best on your wedding day. Do any of these things and you might compromise that goal.

1. Check the hourly forecast.

I made this mistake and wound up spending way too much time thinking about how there was a 70% chance of thunderstorms predicted for the hour my outdoor wedding ceremony was taking place. Not only did it not rain then, but it was blindingly sunny for my walk down the aisle. Even if a rainy forecast turns out to be right, thinking about how it's going to rain doesn't help your wedding happiness.

2. Cry.

I don't know about you, but my nose turns bright red and I get pink circles around my eyes when I cry — and I stay that way for a good half hour after I stop. While some pre-wedding tears can't be helped (your mom surprising you with the bracelet she wore as a bride), others can (your bouquet having roses instead of ranunculus). Control the tears whenever you're able to, and avoid all-out sobbing, which can leave your eyes bloodshot and face puffy long after the tears have dried.

3. Try a new food.

The morning of your wedding is not the time to broaden your culinary horizons if you're at all prone to food allergies. While you may want to start off your wedding day with a dish more exciting than you're usual bowl of cereal, make it a meal you've enjoyed (without an adverse reaction) recently.

4. Eat foods that'll bloat you……or make you gassy, for that matter (they often go hand in hand).

Broccoli, cauliflower, and beans are known culprits. Avoid these and anything else that makes you feel less than your best (because if you think that corset was tight before…).

5. Talk to anyone who might upset/annoy/frustrate you.

True, you may not be able to get out of talking to that Debbie Downer hair salon receptionist, but definitely don't seek out a soul who could raise your blood pressure just by speaking. You'll already be on edge from nervousness; don't engage those who could send you over the edge.

6. Watch or read the news.

The day before I got married, there was a horrible crane accident in New York City. One of the men who didn't survive was supposed to get married soon. I couldn't help but think of him and his poor fiancee all day long. Knowing what's going on in the world is a good thing — just not on your wedding day if you're the type of person who gets hung up on tragic stories.

7. Try a new drastic beauty treatment.

We've said it before, but it's worth repeating: Don't apply self-tanner for the first time, don't get a facial, and don't get your teeth whitened on your wedding day (the week before is fine, though). Basically, stay away from anything with an unpredictable outcome.

Barbie and Ken's Wedding - Barbie and Ken Wedding Photos | Wedding Planning, Ideas & Etiquette | Bridal Guide Magazine

These photos are just too good not to share! Barbie and Ken finally got hitched. Check out this hilarious (and gorgeous!) photo shoot by BdG Photography that we spotted over on Rock n' Roll Bride.

Barbie and Ken's Wedding - Barbie and Ken Wedding Photos Wedding Planning, Ideas & Etiquette Bridal Guide Magazine

Dance off- The Kids

Just Because......

In honor of Just Because Day... I thought I would post pics of the Man I Love and a few of his Just because photos....Enjoy!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

TLC : Monte's take

You all know that I am a big fan of "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" and absolutely adore Monte Durham, the show's self-proclaimed drama queen (well, aside from the brides). Now, in addition to weekly episodes on Friday nights at 9 pm, you can get Monte's wedding advice on his TLC blog, Monte's Take.

TLC : Monte's take

Police: Newlyweds Stole Reception Food

A newlywed couple in Pennsylvania is behind bars after police say they shoplifted food from a grocery store for their wedding reception.

Arthur Phillips III, 32, and Brittany M. Lurch, 22, were arrested Saturday after taking more than $1,000 in merchandise from a Wegmans supermarket in College Station, The Centre Daily Times reported.

The couple, who wed Aug. 18, were caught on surveillance footage loading a shopping cart and leaving the store without paying, Patton Township police said.

Police said the newlyweds told officers they took the food for their wedding reception that Saturday afternoon.

Both were charged with misdemeanor counts of retail theft and receiving stolen property and remain in jail on $2,500 bail.

Aaliyah - At Your Best (You Are Love)

10 years later... She is still missed. R.I.P Aaliyah

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Train - Marry Me

Photo of the Week

This Photo of the Week comes from my Family Reunion in San Francisco where Scott got to meet my Mom's side of the family. He had never been to San Francisco so it was also a good trip for him to see the city. This was the Bus Tour Day where we got to sneak off and have a nice romantic lobster lunch (YUM!).

New Weddingbee Badges are Here! (Plus, Secret Badges) | Weddingbee

New Weddingbee Badges are Here! (Plus, Secret Badges) | Weddingbee

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Through Sickness and Health.....

So yesterday after 2 days of headaches I had to finally go to the ER and get myself all checked out... It was a scary time but my Prince Charming was there for me (as always). I'm so BLESSED and THANKFUL to have him in my life. He has been the strength I needed to get through many a broken road and without him, I would not be whole. I Love Me Some Him..... <3

Monday, August 22, 2011

Groupon Love....

When a Groupon employee uses a Groupon to propose to another Groupon employee, not only do the eyes involuntarily cross at the concept, but the heart swells from happiness.

Self-proclaimed “huge nerds”, Tabitha (Customer Service) and Zach (Editorial), purchased the Wizard World Groupon the second it went on the site. There was no need to roll a perception check, they knew it was the right thing to do.

With the video help of another Customer Service representative and friend, Haily, they were able to capture the adorable proposal at the Chicago Comic Convention with a perfect celebrity cameo at the end. Tabatha told us:

It’s hard to hear, but it starts “Tabitha I love you so much,” and ends with “Will you marry me?” I can’t remember the middle part, because I was feeling too many feelings.

Dress Finds....

Its the Simple Things.....

1. Its the way he says I Love You....
2. The way he cares for me....
3. The way he sends/brings me flowers just because its Tuesday.....
4. Its the smile that I can never forget....
5. His Swagger....
6. His Hugs and Kisses...
7. The way he makes me laugh...
8. Its him letting me have the first bite and the last bite...
9. The way he reaches to hold my hand...
10. Just the way he loves me.....

Day 8 of Detox

We are into Day 8 of the Detox and so far so good. Here is a short video of Scott and I (Taped by Jacelyn) on the Chug Off! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Productive Weekend!

This weekend was very productive. I think we have figured out what we are going to have the Bridal Party and I am happy about that. Things are coming along and I think it is going to make for the perfect day!!!!

432 days to go......

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wedding Guest Survival Guide

1. Book your travel early.

Obvious? Maybe. But on top of the usual book-early-for-cheaper-flights maxim, there's this to consider: wedding hotels often have a finite capacity. If you're not in the early wave, you might get relegated to the second- or third-tier lodgings — stuck with the bride's drunk cousins who yell "Yeeeeaaahhhww!!!!" at 2 a.m.

2. Ditch your kids.

Do it for at least this one night. Your children are adorable and charming and the most special little creatures in the world, but look, here's the no-BS truth: Most people don't really want them at the wedding. Splurge for a sitter and take the night off. (Obviously, if the wedding is explicitly family-themed, then this is null and void.)

3. Use the gift registry.

(Always.)You don't win points for creativity. Maybe you found this watercolor painting of pinecones and you're sure they'll just loooooooooove it! They won't. Couples register for a reason — they want specific items, and these items (kind of) offset the cost of the wedding. Get them what they actually want; skip the pinecones.

4. Guys: Err on the side of dressy.

You might think, "Whatever — the groom, Billy, is my boy! He doesn't give a damn what I wear!" You're wrong. The bride cares, so he cares. Unless it's on a beach, you need to wear a jacket or a sports coat.

5. Use $200 as a baseline.

How much do you spend on a gift? That depends on a ton of factors, but generally, $200 is the safest rule of thumb. Aim higher for a best friend and maybe lower — not too much, though — for your kinda-sorta-not-really acquaintances. If you're invited to a bunch of other events (bachelor party, bridal shower, engagement party), use the 60-20-20 rule: spend 60 percent on the wedding gift and 20 percent on those other parties.

6. Arrange for a DD.

The two most magical words in the English language: open bar. But if you don't arrange for transportation, you will either: 1) not enjoy the open bar, or 2) be an idiot. Avoid both scenarios and plan ahead with a cab, car pool or nearby hotel.

7. Don't hog the bride and groom.

Think of the bride and groom like you would the shrimp cocktail at a party — yes, clearly it's the tastiest food of the spread, but there's only so much of that shrimp to go around, so it's bad manners to hoard it.

8. Dance.

It doesn't matter if it's not your thing — you must dance. It's rude not to, since every bride and groom dreads an empty dance floor. And if you're with a spouse or brought a date? Not dancing at a wedding is worse than forgetting Valentine's Day.

9. Don't play Vince Vaughn with the microphone.

Speech time. You grab the mic and say, "I've known Jerry since he lost his virginity at age 12. A few months ago, I knew he was serious about Julie, because when he slept with another woman, he said he felt guilty and knew Julie was the one..." If you have not been explicitly asked to give a speech, do not give a speech, period.

10. It's okay to RSVP "no.

"What if you get invited to a wedding where you don't really know the person and you don't really want to go? Skip it. Seriously. No offense, but there's a good chance that they only invited you as a courtesy, and if you decline, they can reallocate your spot or pocket some cash. You're doing everyone a favor.

Just Say Yes Announcement

Test of Wills

Scott and I are on Day 5 of our Detox and so far, We are still alive. There has been a time or 2 where food could have gotten the best of us but I am proud that we are both sticking to it. I will more than likely do it again but I don't think that he will. The road to healthy is a bumpy one but we are going to make it together.

435 and counting......

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Big C

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Beautiful Story.....

Ashley Broering believes the only thing that was keeping her terminally ill mother alive was the anticipation of seeing her daughter walk down the aisle.

Thanks to a pair of laptops and Skype, Patty Davisson was able to make it to that special day even though she couldn’t be there in person. She was given a front row seat from her hospital bed, watching through a computer screen as Ashley tied the knot with husband, Beau Broering, on May 6. Eighteen days after the wedding, Davisson died from cancer at 54 years old.
Thanks to technology, her 26-year-old daughter takes solace that her mother was able to share her special day.

“It’s amazing that we have this kind of technology at our disposal, and we’re very, very thankful,’’ Ashley told “The best she would’ve gotten is a video, but it just made it so much better that her presence was there. She wasn’t there in body, but she was there.’’
Ashley and Beau, 26, began dating in 2006. The two, who both attended Harrison (Ohio) High School, had planned to elope, but instead decided on a formal ceremony. Patty was diagnosed with rectal cancer in August 2009, and it reached stage four by the time of the wedding.

“They say that people in that kind of situation, they see a goal, and they hang on until that goal is reached,’’ Ashley said. “Then they slowly start to slip away, and that’s exactly what happened.’’
About 10 days before the wedding, Patty became very sick. Ashley realized she needed a plan B if her mom couldn't attend the wedding. Patty could watch via Skype, or they would make a video for her to watch in her hospital room later. Ashley had already determined that the Manor House in Mason, Ohio, the site of her wedding and reception, had wireless Internet, and so did her mother’s hospital room. She tested the Skype setup a day before at the rehearsal just in case

On the morning of the wedding, Patty was taken to the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit at Drake Center in Cincinnati because her conditioned had worsened, a turn of events Ashley would not learn until the reception. Though Patty could not attend, the Skype setup on the altar gave her the best view in the house.

Ashley did her best to deal with the euphoria of the moment along with the sadness of her mother’s situation. The familiar, smiling face on the computer screen helped ease her emotions.

“I had a little freakout moment right before I walked down the aisle,’’ Ashley said. “I started crying, and I just told myself that if I could just get down the aisle and see Beau and see her, I would be OK.’’

“When I first found that day that her mom wasn’t going to be there, I already felt emotional about it just thinking about what it would be like if my mom hadn’t made it to my wedding,’’ said Andrea Boettcher, Ashley’s friend and the wedding photographer. “I really tried to put it aside and not think about it too much, but when Ashley came down the aisle, her face and her looking at her mom on Skype, it was very emotional.’’

During the ceremony, Ashley waved at her mother, who waved back with a big smile on her face.

“I was really worried for her, but Ashley really pulled through,’’ Beau said. “She was able to see her mom, and I think that really comforted her knowing that her mom was able to witness the wedding even though she wasn’t there in person. That just made me feel better knowing that Ashley was able to quote-unquote ‘have her mother there.’’’

“It was beautiful and sad, but everybody had a smile on their face even if they were crying,’’ Boettcher said. “It was the most moving ceremony I’ve ever been to.’’
At the reception, the laptop sat right next to the bar. Beau even brought an extra computer just in case there were any problems with the first one. Guests were able to slip on the headphones and talk with Patty during the party.

“For our first dance, we had someone holding (the screen) up so that she could see everything,’’ Ashley said. “She just kept saying that she was so happy for us, and she loved us.

“It was a blessing,’’ Beau said. “Ashley’s mom was smiling the entire time. I hadn’t seen her that happy in months. It was amazing.’’

Davisson was in good spirits despite her condition, although she told Ashley she was getting a little dizzy, possibly from the motion of the cameras.

“She got worn out pretty fast, but she could not have been happier,’’ Ashley said.
The day after the wedding, the newlyweds visited Patty in her room to take some pictures with Ashley in her wedding dress and Beau in his tuxedo. A day later, the mother of four began slipping in and out of a coma. Just over two weeks later, she passed away.

“We kind of feel like she was waiting to see that affairs were taken care of," Beau said, "and she knew that her kids were going to be in good hands.’’

Photo of the Week

This Photo of the Week comes straight from Palm Springs

We went on a trip with some friends June 2010 and had a blast. 100 degree weather and Wine Flights was the way to have a good time with friends. This photo was taken outside a Mexican Restaurant that had great food and even better Margaritas!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

Drop a Size in 2 weeks.... Healthy Living

6 Goals:

1. Log Your Calories:

Set your daily calorie budget with the BMI calculator first, then track, track, track. Studies show that by simply writing down what you eat, you will eat less.

Goal: 1 Log in/day

2. Veg Out:

The USDA’s new nutritional guidelines recommend filling half you plate at every meal with vegetables and fruits, and the other half with whole grains and protein.

Goal 2: 1 “Plate” of fruits and vegetable/day

3. Put Down The Pop:

For two weeks, cut all soda out of your diet. Even diet soda has been linked to weight gain and obesity.

Goal: Limit: 0 sodas/day

4. Get Moving:

Aerobic exercise burns fat, and improves your overall health. It doesn’t matter what you do, just get your heart rate pumping.

Goal: 120 minutes/week (or just 30 minutes 4x/week)

5. Pump Up the Pushups:

It’s time to tone! Pushups are one of the best all-over strengthening moves out there! Work your arms, shoulders, and chest daily with this simple exercise.

Goal: 10 Pushups/day

6. Tone Your Tummy:

Strengthen your core, and flatten your stomach with daily situps. They’re the first step to a beach-ready body!

Goal: 25 situps/day

Unexpected Things Men Love About Women

  • Her Saved-The-Last-One Habit

  • Her Getting-Ready Ritual

  • Her Unabashed Silliness

  • Her Reality TV Guilt

  • Her Vulnerable Moments

  • Her B.S Detector

  • Her Sweet Tooth Defense

  • Her Culinary Confidence

  • Her Spontaneous Singing

  • Her Dramatic Performance

  • Her (Non)-Shopping Habit

  • Her Meticulous Planning

  • Her Mock Disappointment

Day 1

Today is the first day of our Metagenics Detox and We are motivated and ready to do this... Im hoping that this will get us on the healthy pathway and feeling good.

I am proud of us and cant wait to see the results.


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Quality Time

Scott bought a jar from Vanilla Bake Shop for a quiet night in..... :)

Love quality time with him.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Let the Road to Healthy Begin

Scott and I have discussed getting back to a healthier lifestyle and in doing so we have decided to start with a Metagenics Detox on Monday. It is a 10 day process of eliminating the bad and bring in the good. It will be an interesting journey for sure but I am excited to do it.



There is something very reassuring about hearing from the one you love how Beautiful you are. Every woman has those days where they feel fat, they look at themselves and see the flaws that others don't see and wonders what they should change about themselves... But, when the man you loves leans to you when you are breaking out with acne because of stress, feeling unwomanly like and in your dingiest of t-shirts and says to you, You are the most Beautiful woman in the world, no matter the day and don't you forget that.... That ladies, is truly something special.


Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will stay awake just to watch you sleep. Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares about you and how lucky he is to have you. Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says,".....that's her."

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Its all in the suit......

Going through different suit looks... We will see what Scott and the guys decide to do.....


Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Pussycat Dolls - Stickwitu ft. Avant

Photos of the Week (Smiles)

I usually only do 1 Photo of the Week but decided to do 2 this week because it is all about the smiles.....

The 1st photo is one of our Engagement Photos. It is one of my very favorites (Out of 164) because that is the smile I fell in love with. That picture tells a story of love and happiness that could not be captured any other way but that.

The 2nd photos is our babies, Jacelyn and Isaiah. We love being parents and even more so when we can combine a family together. Those smiles also capture my heart in so many ways.....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

You by Jesse Powell

25 Things That A Perfect Guy Would Do

1. Know how to make you smile when you are down.
2. Try to secretly smell your hair, but you always notice.
3. Stick up for you, but still respects your independence.
4. Give you the remote control during the game.
5. Come up behind you and put his arms around you.
6. Play with your hair.
7. His hands always find yours.
8. Be cute when he really wants something.
9. Offer you plenty of massages.
10. Dance with you, even if he feels like a dork.
11. Never run out of love.
12. Be funny, but know how to be serious.
13. Realize he's being funny when he needs to be serious.
14. Be patient when you take forever! to get ready.
15. React so cutely when you hit him and it actually hurts.
16. Smile a lot.
17. Plans a romantic date full of cheesy things he wouldn't normally like to do, just because he knows it means a lot to you.
18. Appreciate you.
19. Help others out.
20. Drive 5 hours just to see you for 1.
21. Always gives you a peck on the cheek when you depart from each others company, even when his friends are watching.
22. Sing, even if he can't.
23. Have a creative sense of humor.
24. Stare at you.
25. Call for no reason.

Monday, August 8, 2011


I can say that Scott and I came into each other's lives at a time when I think we both needed each other. When you experience different obstacles like we did to get to love, it makes it even greater for you.

I remember the moment when I knew I loved him... A dear friend of mines said, if you had never met him, would you still miss him? And in that very instant, I knew that my life could and would not be the same without him in it. He is the man that I love and will love for the rest of my life....

So Thankful.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

So love this Guest Card Idea....

Each Guest would get a card during cocktail hour to fill out for the happy couple to fill in the blanks.......

To the happy couple,

On this special day I wish for you…____________ (followed by)
enough ___________ to last a lifetime,
a love like the song __________,
in-laws that never __________,
excitement like the movie _______,
good health so you can still _________ when you’re 100, and more.


Very Unique Boutonniers

He knows how to make me smile....

Somehow he knew that yesterday was just a long day for me and to make me smile, he walked through the door with roses last night..... I do LOVE this man.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Its all about the Shoes....

Looking into different shoes for the wedding and here is what I have found...

Lets see what I come up with...

Happy Birthday Lucy and Mr. President....

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Chaka Khan - Angel

This song was playing on the radio the very 1st time I kissed Scott..... Good Memories

8 DIY Edible Wedding Favors

From the dresses to the music, menu to the flowers in the boutonnieres and bouquets, there is so much to consider when planning a wedding. Sure, what you see on the surface matters, but it’s the little personal touches like welcome bags with customized itineraries on arrival, baskets of flip-flops the guests can put on for dancing, and personalized favors that are sure to leave a lasting memory in your guests' minds long after your big day. And what’s better than to send them away with something delicious that is sure to leave a good taste in their mouths.

For the bride and groom who love food and are looking to add a crafty, DIY-element to their big day, edible favors are easy to plan and assemble — even for a crowd of 150. Inspired by some weddings we recently attended, we’ve put together some of our favorite ideas for edible favors. Each of the ideas below are easy to put together at home (leaving you more money to spend while honeymooning) with some help from your bridal party or family and are sure to leave a lasting impression on your guests.

1. Midnight Snack of Cheese and Crackers

How many times have you gone to a wedding only to come home starving at 2 a.m. thanks to all that dancing on the dance floor? Satisfy guests' rumbling stomachs and cravings for something salty and savory with miniature packages of sliced cheese and salty crackers wrapped in cellophane and labeled with a personalized sticker.

2. A Cookie Bar

Who can say no to cookies? This idea is inspired by a friend’s recent wedding where her mom baked hundreds of cookies in all the bride and groom’s favorite flavors. Arrange the cookies in labeled glass candy-store-style jars so guests can pick out a couple of their favorites and pack them to-go in personalized bags (to save for later or eat on the ride home). Here are some of our favorite cookie recipes to get you started.

3. Tea and Cocoa

If you're getting married somewhere where the temperature dips at night, send your guests home with something that is sure to warm them up — individual packages of tea and cocoa. Instead of purchasing mixes at the store, save money and create your own customized blends at home. Make your own tea bags with personalized tags with this easy, step-by-step how-to. Or, create individual-sized packets of hot cocoa (complete with marshmallows or chocolate chips) with these tips. It's easy to do, and each package comes together for less than 50 cents!

4. Homemade Jam

Show your guests how thankful you are that they have made the effort to be a part of your special day by sending them home with something you put your love into, like a jar of homemade jam. Purchase small glass Ball jars and pick your own fruits, then follow this step-by-step how-to for fool-proof canning. Top each jar, once sealed and cool, with a round of fabric that matches your wedding d├ęcor and tie with a similarly-toned ribbon. Be sure to add a personalized label with the date of your wedding and your favorite ways to use the jam.

5. Flavored Sea Salt

It’s a favor that has universal appeal — flavored salts. Guests can use them as a garnish on a salad or as a seasoning on their steak. And all you need are jars, herbs, salt, and a bowl. Follow these simple tips for making basil or rosemary-flavored salt. Want something more exotic? Try making citrus or matcha green tea-flavored salts. You can also make sugars flavored with ingredients like cinnamon, cocoa, or vanilla that can be used in one's morning coffee.

6. A Family Recipe

There is no better way to remember a bride and groom then by a family recipe they both love. For my friend’s Maine wedding years ago, the couple shared the bride’s family’s beloved recipe for popovers tied to a miniature jar of Maine wild blueberry jam. Herb mixes for roasting chicken or meat, cookie dough mixes, and spice and bean mixes for the family chili, each paired with the recipe so guests can re-create it again, are other great ideas.

7. Homemade Granola

To ensure that each guests has something delicious and healthy to awake to the morning after a wedding, give out little bags or Chinese food containers of homemade granola as favors. Follow this recipe for a fruit- and nut-studded granola that everyone is sure to love, or try experimenting with your own combination of nuts, oils, and fruits.

8. S’mores Kit

When you’re having a reception with a bonfire, complete the scene with individual s’mores kits. Cellophane bags are filled with grahams, chocolate, and a couple of marshmallows and sealed with a customized sticker. All that guests need are sticks for roasting (though these kits are designed with a metal hanger in each) — it’s the perfect sweet finish for a memorable wedding night.

Photo of the Week

This photo of the week comes from a Christmas Dinner with our work group at Harold and Belle's (Ooooo that sounds good right about now)

We (Scott, Jessica, David, Esther, Kim, Miranda, Kelley and I) got together as a group and did our on Mini Gorilla Christmas party. Scott and I were still in the stage of getting to know each other but as you can see, there was no denying how we both felt in this picture. It was a great dinner that ended with a even greater bromance hug and a paid bill. (Classic Moment.)

It is still one of our favorite places to have a meal together.....

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

He Means The World To Me......

If he were a color
He'd be a deep dark forest green
If he were a car
He'd be a long stretch limousine
With room for all of humanity inside
Cause he is so giving
And he is so wise....

If he were a number
He'd be a five cause he has such a brilliant mind
If were an animal
He's be an ass cause he's so stubborn sometimes......

But if he were a song
He'd be a complicated melody
That complicated fellow he
I almost can not sing it on key
But he means the world to me.

If he were a building
He'd be a beautiful cathedral
Cause he's so traditionally spiritual
If he were a dance
He'd be complicated like the tango
Exotic like a mango......

But if he were a song
He'd be a complicated melody
That complicated fellow he
I almost can not sing it on key
But he means the world me.......

He ain't the reason for the sun and the moon
He is the reason for this here tune
Cause he means the world to me (ooh ooh)
Said he means the world to me
Me me me yeah
He means the world to me yeah
Complicated melody that complicated fellow
He's a complicated melody
I almost can not sing it on key

Kem - Share My Life

Monday, August 1, 2011


1: Try on different styles of dresses. Even if u know what u want, it may surprise u. Go for it all & be girly! Most importantly, HAVE FUN

2: I Love a “little” splash of color! I had a beautiful bouquet of gloriosa’s, BUT I didn’t put my matron of honor in a fuchsia dress.

3: Listen to your groom & have elements of what “he” wants in the Wedding. After all, it’s both of your day. Nick had great suggestions.

4: A welcome bag w/”personalized” goodies is always nice! We did beach towels w/their names embroidered, & all the beach essentials.

5: Make sure to take time before the wedding & spend it with ur fiancee. A night with a glass of wine, or a weekend away.

6: To save money: use venue’s place settings & glassware, but we brought in our personalized linens and chargers for a more custom feel.

7: If you can, have multi-photographers. We loved Yitzhak Dalal, & he brought 2 others w/him. There’s always more than one angle u want!

8: Consider weather when planning an outdoor ceremony. The ONE thing I regret is we didn’t have fans or a.c. at the ceremony.

9: Do something special for ur fiancee b4 the ceremony, a gift, &/or a hand written card. Let them know how u feel & that u Love them!

10: HAVE FUN! Once it’s the day of, try ur hardest not to let ANYTHING get in the way. You’ll regret it if u obsess about small stuff!

Dress Up!!!

So while the boys were out Fishing this weekend, My Mom, Sissy and Mini Me did a girls lunch and decided to have me play Dress Up for Wedding dresses.... I can tell you that it made Scott and I getting married more real to slide on dresses. It is something that I wont soon forget I'm sure. Here are a few shots of what I tried on..

I did find one that I fell in LOVE with but... You will have to wait 453 days to see what I choose.... Happy Monday!