7.28.2010

Fit for a king

So this past weekend I picked up a ceramic garden stool for sixteen whole dollars and I log in today to One Kings Lane and what to my surprise? Garden stools! Only guess what I got my still about 80% cheaper then they were on OKL.  Ummmmm score one for me.

This past Monday I was at the vet with Chloe AGAIN. She had been sneezing repeatedly over and over so in we went. Turns out she didn't have anything up her nose but it was inflamed, another $400 later. Seriously dog, most expensive dog ever!

I think I might of finally gotten somewhere wedding wise with M! We are in process of making a decision on centerpieces. I was the one who really didn't want to spend any money on centerpieces, sure pretty weddings are particularly awesome but for me it is not about being pretty. M on the other hand really wants things like centerpieces and flowers, the flowers for me is a big waste of money. So I am thinking vases like this (they have a couple different designs)
(image from lunabazaar.com)
Then do simple baby's breath and then maybe some tea light candles inside mason jars. Or maybe do various size mason jars and the candle inside is based on the size of the mason jar? Thoughts please. Would be great to have a total plan figured out before I chatted M up and convinced him.

 

7.26.2010

Ppphhhheeewwww, whirlwind weekend.

What a weekend!!! Taking off early Friday was awesome! I got home, relaxed, cuddled with the pup and started the crock pot with some delish chicken for dinner.  When M got home we took off for the open space for some QT with Chloe.

We have such great open space around us and Chloe is able to run around like a crazy girl off-leash. Which is a good thing, especially since what happened at our local dog park last week. Craziness I tell you!
On Saturday we had a quiet morning and then I took Chloe to her dog class in the afternoon. After class we went and picked up a life vest for her (for our canoeing and camping trip).  After that I made a few errands and found this beauty at Big Lots.

Seriously found this for $14.00, the color works great for the guest room right now since it is teal, but because it will  belong outside I plan to paint it green to go with some of our outdoor stuff. I also started another project for the backyard so more to come later on that.

Sunday was a "day of rest" well not really, we headed to church Sunday morning and I think we actually found one to register at so now its just moving forward with it. I also went to do a little dress shopping with the Mamasita and sisters and then came home and drank some margaritas. Seriously if you want to go the easy route but deliciousness of fresh home made margaritas try Tommy's.
(source: google image)
And while drinking some deliciousness the little sister helped me figure out the next center piece proposal to throw M's way. Hope everyone's weekend went well and here's to a hopefully good week!

7.23.2010

Friday funday

It is Friday at 12:35 and I am outta here! Peace out work!!!!

7.22.2010

Frogs and snails and puppy-dog tails.

That's what little boys are made of. Big boys you say? Well they are made of frogs and snails and procrastination.  Yep M is a major procrastinator when it comes to all things he even considers girly, example, everything wedding related. (Full disclosure you may choose to leave as most of this relates to that said wedding).

So six months ago when we booked our location I asked him if the church we had gone to together was the one he wanted to register at (we need to register to attend Pre-Cana in order to be married in the church), he said yes and so we continued about our lives. Skip ahead a couple months to actually picking up the registration packet and he decides nope, not the church from him. Excuse me?!?! Well then you find one! Still a month or so later now nothing has been decided.
photo from google image

Oh and he also didn't like the save the dates that I came up with so he is also now supposed to figure that out. M is a true believer in the phrase "whatever you want honey" and then turning around after and not liking it and changing it around after I put the effort into it. List of things that he decided to veto after I decided and he finally gave his input on.
1. Bridesmaids carrying clutches instead of flowers.
2. Decorations
3. Save the Dates
4. "Appetizers"
5. Kinda the most important the bridal party size (myself am only having 2, my sisters, he wants more but feels the need to have them even on both sides)

Needless to say I am about ready to give up or just make the decision and pull the trigger. And he wonders why there are some things I just do and tell him after (sort of like when I called the garage repair man to come replace the spring because after a month he still had not ordered the part). 

Ok I am off my high horse, now off to find purple ties and socks... so long lovelies!

7.21.2010

Wedding Bells

No not mine yet, but M and I were in our good friends wedding this past weekend so I have been a little off the map celebrating and then recuperating from this past weekend. Pictures will come but probably not until I see everyone elses, or the professional since I certainly did not take any. It was a wonderful weekend and so full of fun.  Their rehearsal dinner was held at Campo di Bocce. If you are in the Bay Area and want a fun way to have dinner, it was a ton of fun.  The grooms parents set up a bocce tournament and picked names out of a hat. I had the grooms dad as a member of my team and M had the grooms mom. Crazy thing is we were the two teams who went to the championship. Saturday was the wedding and it was a veryyyyy long day. Sunday nap time! So lucky to have Miss Chloe stay with my sister because she was worn out from playing with her cousin and very kindly let me sleep all afternoon.

So yesterday I found the goody spin pin! I have been looking for these since I saw the commercial for them and finally found them at Walgreens yesterday.
Thus far I have to rate them really high. They are awesome. I have a ton of hair and a couple bobby pins never do the trick, well these do it for me, I really like them now and will probably use these going forward instead of throwing my hair in a pony tail. Magic!

Well not much else now, heading to get some fro-yo now though.  YUM!!!

7.13.2010

Breaking news...

Well at least for Yankees fans. Steinbrenner passed this morning.

(source: NY Times)

Rest in Peace

7.12.2010

Miss Cupcake

So I have some pictures from cupcake class! I also highly recommend it.  So its a bit pricey but you also walk out with about $50 in cupcakes so yeah my co-workers loved me. I previously talked about my sisters taking me to class as an engagement gift, so they decided that I needed an apron to go along with the class.
Future Mrs is what it says and I have cupcakes all over it. So I had to do a pose since we sent the picture off to M since I knew he would get a kick out of it. Yep he is a bit of a mush. So in class we learned how to make the vanilla cupcake, chocolate sour cream cupcake, vanilla frosting and cream cheese frosting.  We also got the recipes to take home and a bunch of goodies. Super fun, totally recommend.  Here is picture of the end of it all with our "teacher".
Ugghhh drives me bananas that I am the shortest, where did the little sister get her long legs jeans?

The weekend was pretty great, Saturday I ran over to Home Goods to find some finds for the house and then headed to TJ Max where I found this.
Chloe now has a "camelback" too. Well not really a camelback but she has a backpack and can now carry her own water when we hike. We are going to have an adjustment period because she just stood there after I put it on and refused to walk.  She looked at me like she thought she was incapable of walking with it on. On Sunday we went over to Point Isabel for Chloe and my sister's dog Layla to go swimming. Super great area for dogs, it is off leash and they can go into the Bay, so we threw some sticks in the water and off they went for them. We also got her a pool this weekend. So fun for future hot days.

Alright enough already, I could go on and on about my dog child. So signing off... Cheers!

7.09.2010

Friday

It's Friday beeeaatches! and I am in love
The It's Friday, I'm In Love Series

Seriously so excited for the end of the day, and surprisingly I actually have done some work today, actually all day. So here are my loves.

1. Digging the music on my bose headphones right now. Seriously obsessed with Katy Perry's California Gurls right now. Even discussed it here. Also obsessing over B.o.B and airplanes, oh and of course Lady A's Need You Now.  Seriously rocking out and dancing in my chair at work, so what if I look like a fool!

2. Tonight, me, and my man watching Chloe run around the open space by our house.
(via)

3. Red Vines - Seriously I have finished a 1 lb bag in two days.
(via google images)

4. New followers! Well and old ones of course.

Cannot wait to get out of here tonight. Counting down the minutes. Finally got a couple pictures of our cupcake class. Those to come. Wooop woop to Friday.

7.08.2010

Just one of those days

Today was a little weird, but not really weird just uncommon. Started the day with the Controller of the acquiring company coming up to me and asking to speak with me at some point during the day.  FINALLY! A little more details. Well when we met it was not really any new details just confirmation from the other side of what I already knew.

The hard thing is, what to do. If I wait it out until September the severance and stay bonus could be really helpful as we are planning our wedding and STILL paying Chloe's vet bills, oh and we both need new cars. But if I cannot find a job after then we could really burn through the money quite quickly. So the decision, how do I make it? Any suggestions?

The end of the day we were out of there by 4 pm. So was everyone else in San Francisco and Oakland. I do not think I have ever seen Bart that busy. The reason the Mehserle trial. For those who maybe are not Bay Area peeps this is a trial that was caused by a New Years killing of a man by a Bart police officer (Mehserle). It has been a big thing and last year there were some serious riots and a lot of disruption. So when people found out the verdict was being read people high tailed their way out of work to catch bart in case of any further riots. Anyways the long winded story of a day.

Ok so going to stop before I just keep going and going. So tooddllees. Would really love to hear thoughts on the job deal though!!

7.06.2010

Tuesday is the new Monday

Yep that is seriously my thought on today. Not liking being here at work right now. So glad I am off in a few to go to cupcake class.  Yeah you heard me right, cupcake class, tonight from 5-8 I will be making some of this delishness
(via)

Since M and I have dealt with 2 moves, busy season at work and all his travel for work my sisters could not find a weekend to throw us an engagement party. So since they couldn't buckle a day they are being so awesome and taking me to teacake to take their cupcake class tonight. Of course you get to walk away with cupcakes in hand too! So today may have been a little lame but at least tonight will rock! Now only if they served champagne while we were baking... Suggestion Box!