Overwhelmed, Exhausted and Overdue: Mid-March Catch-Up

I know these posts have become less frequent, and for that I am sorry. My goal is to post 3-4 times a week, and I’ve been falling short. I’m going to try to keep up with the demand, but thanks for hanging in there with me. So what’s been keeping me from my blogging duties and all you lovely folks? Everything!

I am finding that work is super busy lately so I’ve been coming home, doing a few chores and then passing out. (Thanks, daylight savings!) I’ve reached a point in my weight loss where it’s a little slow, dare I say plateau?, so I’m trying to step it up at the gym. Also, now that we are just about 13 months from the wedding, the grace period is over.

It’s starting to feel real, where I really need to put pen to paper and make some decisions on all the silly ideas and thoughts about details that I’ve been casual about up to this point. As decisions have been made, projects have piling onto my plate so M suggested I make a project list for all the DIY wedding stuff we are doing. Since I’m an Excel junkie, I threw it in there. 34 rows later, I felt overwhelmed because I knew there were things I totally forgot about.  What’s more, it seemed like 15 of the rows have to wait until the month before the wedding. Result? Some robot in my head screaming “Danger, Will Robinson, danger!”.

So what’s a girl to do? I have been crafting like whoa right now to hopefully free some time and offset some stress later. Right now, I’ve been making custom treat bags. I’ll post the step by step DIY in a few days, but it’s been fun. I’m also on the hunt for good containers (read: pretty but inexpensive) for our candy buffet, but my taste far exceeds our purse strings. The result? I am going to attempt this tutorial on making your own pedestal glass containers using some glue and glass from the Dollar Store. Best case scenario? Great glassware. Worst? I wasted $2.

In the end, I’m excited that we are getting closer even though we need to kick it into gear. I will work my fingers to the bone to make this wedding awesome! Let’s just hope I have some band-aids handy. 🙂

Thanks for reading! – A

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March 20, 2011. Tags: , , , , , , . 2011. 1 comment.

Solid Shampoo, Social Uprising and Scary Destinations

I recently bought a bar of solid shampoo at LUSH, this wonderful place where everything smells fantastic and makes you wish you had a tub the size of the one in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure. I was told that this shampoo is great for traveling because it’s not liquid, so no TSA problems. As I scrubbed up with it this morning, I was listening to the radio where they were talking a lot about the recent issues in Egypt, and one person mentioned how frightening it must be to have been vacationing on a trip of a lifetime to see the pyramids to then be completely cut off from communication and have no idea how to get home. The conversation quickly turned to traveling mishaps and what it’s like to be stranded or helpless in an area where things are horrible – and how sometimes the very thing that drew you to a place turned out to be the reason why it’s so dangerous. 

I started thinking about places to travel, especially for a honeymoon, that would seem great but have potential to be totally terrifying. And as luck would have it, someone else thought about this too. Check out this article, Vacations Turned Deadly: The Most Dangerous Honeymoon Spots! It may have you rethinking where your fantastic, romantic getaway should be.

Thanks for reading! – A

January 31, 2011. Tags: , , . 2011. Leave a comment.

YouTube and The Incredible Shrinking Bride

Just a quick note that I have also added a video counterpart to this blog through YouTube. My name there is MsShrinkingBride and I will be putting some things there that I may not put here, and vice versa, so make sure to check them both out! But for now, you can see my first post below.

Thanks! – A

December 28, 2010. Tags: , , , . 2010. Leave a comment.