Tuesday, August 16, 2011

To do

Were at 39 days on the countdown and I'm constantly sick to my stomach. I fell like there is so much to be done when there really isnt (or at least I'm trying to tell myself that), however my to do list is telling me other wise.

And to top it off there is a to do list a mile long for our house:
Get walls ready and marked off in bedroom (stripes anyone?)
Paint master bedroom
Sand the HECK out of the walls, and get all the wallpaper remnants off the walls in bathroom
Paint master bathroom
Re-caulk and paint shed
Clean entire house with bleach (I have ocd)
Move the rest of my stuff in
Organize kitchen
Find a washer and dryer
Get dish washer fixed
Fix outlets in bathrooms (I have to be able to dry/straighten my hair)
Get new mail box (realllly want a pink one....)
Get internet (sorry I can't deal without it, especially if I want to actually blog)
Look into cable..... maybe, right now we get FOX and ABC so I'm set for the fall lineup
Get our yard in order (Tyler has been working 70+ hours a week lately so it hasn't been done)
Clean out the garage (I've never parked in a garage before and I really want to be able to put my TC in our little one car garage)
Paint kitchen knobs
Paint bathroom knobs
Organize our closet

There is more but I just can't think right now, and trying to think about it has pushed me to the brink of a panic attack which I did not want to deal with right now.


I will show you what we have done so far in the house though

Friday, August 12, 2011

43 days

I want to wear my wedding dress so bad...... I can't even put into words how badly I want to put on my dress and walk down the aisle to my future husband.

Anyways, today I went to my friend Leona's house for her to play with my hair and we figured out how I'm going to wear it (stress off my shoulders), and had a fun time hanging out. I'm also now in love with her HUGE golden retriever Sunny (no lie he probably weighs at least 100 lbs, and is the size of a small pony), if I could've fit him in my purse I would've brought him home. More wedding news, I ordered ties off of a random website the other day just to see if the color would match because we have had NO luck finding ties in the color I want, and YAY they came in yesterday and they match perfectly. Not even going to lie I about cried because I was so excited.

On chemical peel news, today is day 3 and all around my nose and mouth has peeled and now is bright red..... I tried to take a picture but you can't get the full effect. It also burns every time I put on lotion which sucks because I have to keep my skin hydrated. Why do women do things like this to themselves? I will never understand it.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Quadrupal stamped and Chemical peeled

Well over the past few days I have finished the tags for the favors! YAY!! I added our monogram to the back and the date of the wedding to the front, so yeas I double stamped again last night. Needless to say I was up late again. I also had the daunting task of cutting 300 strips of tulle to tie the tags onto the favors. Goodness gracious.
This is what 300 strips of tulle looks like!

At least thats one more thing off the to do list! Also today I got my second chemical peel, and it sucked just as much as the first one did. Which is to be expected seeing that it is basically acid that causes your skin to peel off. The girl that does mine was saying that she "loves the feeling of a chemical peel now because she knows the benefits of them" I responded with "like tequila shots, they burn but are totally worth it", I had to say something to take the edge off! The hand held fan she had blowing on my face was not helping as much as it should. For those of you that have never had a chemical peel here is how it goes:
  1. Sign a release form saying that you know that your face is going to peel off like a snake and if you pick at it you will be forever scared and or have hyper-pigmentation and you have to come in for lazer treatment/more peels to lessen the apperance of scaring.
  2. Your esthitician will then wash your face and neck which feels amazing!! Its the calm before the storm.
  3. Next is the medical grade acetone, yup the stuff they use to take nail polish off, "No its not the same as the nail stuff I promise". The acetone feels like she is rubbing a super cold ice cube all over your face, and don't breath because it stinks..... like acetone.
  4. Here comes the chemical part, it is applied with a cotton ball of death. It doesn't sting at first, give it 10 seconds..... They hold a little fan on your face which seems like its makes it worse until they take the fan away and you realize it feels like there is fire all over your face.
  5. After your whole face is coated a few times in the chemical you get to sit while she holds the fan on your face for a few minuets until the burning is tolerable. 
  6. Moisturizer is then applied all over which helps too, and your sent on your way with a little sheet of paper with the "Post Peel Protocol" sheet.
And to think I'm going back in four weeks to do it all again!!!!  I also can't tan my face...... epic fail, but its worth it to have beautiful, sexy skin!!!! Or at least I hope it is.  I will also post a picture in a few days so I can show everyone just how gross I look with flaky skin :) Get stoked.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Late night ideas

I have to be up for work in 5 hours but of course I can't sleep. Tyler is asleep in our guest room (its QFC week at work which means long/early days, so he stays here at my parents so his commute is about an hour shorter each way), and I'm wide awake in my room watching Pawn Stars. Anyways back to the point, I want to learn how to scrap book! It has always been an ambition of mine that I've just never actually done. In fact a have a super cute scrap book that I bought probably 5 years ago and has sat empty in my desk drawer since I got it. I just switched the monogram in the front from a B to an F, I figure it can be our first scrapbook of our married life. I plan to document it as best I can, wish me luck.
Soon to be "our first scrap book". I mean come on, after planning this wedding for a year, I'll have so much free time once were married! I'll have to do something with my life :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

300 holes to punch

I just punched out, double stamped, and hole punched 300 tags for our wedding favors.
My hands hurt to say the least, and I keep asking myself "why on earth did DIY sound like such a good idea"?
I still need to find a pretty pen to write the date on them (on all 300 of them, am I nuts?) so that is next on my list of things to find, hopefully I can find one at Michaels because I now have two 40% off coupons that are good until the 20th. Also discovered today that the Michaels in Sycamore Commons is way better then the one at the Arboretum (yes I went to both) in case anyone is wondering.
 This is my bag o' tags, doesn't look like much, but spread out on the ottoman in my den it looked like a horrible idea.
I also found out today that my nails are too long to be painted pink, they look hooker chic at this point, which is not the look I was going for. Until wedding day they will just have to be plain clear (lame)

Well that's the update on the wedding stuff for today, below is a non wedding stuff story...... Silly dogs.

48 Days to go

Why I've decided to start a blog in the home stretch of this wedding planning stuff I don't quite know. To be honest I started two others in the past year and have slowly let them die but this is it, the real deal! I'm vowing to keep up with this blog! I even set up a new email address today (using my future married name), which was pretty exciting in my book. However I feel like the process of switching everything to a new email address will be a pain, then I remind myself that out of everything I have to switch once were married the email address will be the easiest. I just decided that this post is going to be long, I'm going to attempt to sum up the past year and a half just to get everyone caught up on Tyler and I's relationship (since our future marriage is going to be the main focus of this blog).