Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Dress Rehearsal..

Talking about what to wear to our rehearsal/ rehearsal dinner over here today.  What do you think, traditional white or cream dress? Or go bold in a bright color?

Monday, February 27, 2012

oh target, you get me every time.

Is it a problem that I was in Target tonight and wanted to buy about 6 different lamp shades?  Who knew Target had such stylish lamps?  Not me, that's for sure.  I can't wait to get in our new house and starting painting & decorating.  I know my ideas are bigger than my budget, but it's going to be so fun. (I will need to remind myself of this comment when I no doubt have a paint catasrophe.)

Also, in somewhat related news I am sorry for the people who are arriving at my blog after googling 'how to do wood paneling'...sorry to disappoint, but my post about wood paneling was more of a 'just say no' post, not so much a 'how to'. 

Okay, back to lamp shades. These shades are just $20!  Too bad the bases are pricy, but overall not bad for lamps.  This gold chevron lamp shade? Come on.   I need it, and by 'it' I mean two or three.
I am thinking two of these gorgeous mustard shades for our bedside tables (yes, we still need to buy these tables, but still).

With these awesome lamp bases? Yes, please.

or just white bases? I would take either.

 There was also a cool white & teal shade, but it's not online.  So, get yourself to a Target, stat!  (I might have a Target problem). 

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Retail Therapy..

So bright spring clothes are hitting stores/websites everywhere and I'm just itching to do some honeymoon/spring clothes shopping.  You know what gets in the way of that? BUYING A HOUSE. 

We are thisclose to getting a place, just waiting on the appraisal (which has to be equal to the loan amount)...if all goes as planned we could be settling on the house as soon as 3/9.  So here's hoping things go our way, even if it means I can't buy a whole new spring wardrobe!  Although I did pick up a cute pair of coral skinnies from Target.  Look out, Antigua!  I'm coming for you in my bright pants!

Let's pretend I have unlimited funds though.  I'd buy cute striped cardigans from J. Crew, casual summery dresses, a straw hat, and some cute cover-ups like the one above.  Check out more of my picks over here at Engaged & Inspired.

In other news, we are just 39 days from the wedding, and we are checking things off the list left and right.  Time is flying - and we're just trying to get it all done (and enjoy it!)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

I Heart You

Hope you had a lovely Valentine's day, we spent ours meeting our mortgage broker (romantic)..then went to our favorite cheap mexican restaurant.  It was perfect :) 

Today we have a home inspection, since our offer on a house last week was ACCEPTED!   Here's hoping nothing majorly wrong turns up. 

Oh, and that adorable heart topper up there?  I'm going to give this DIY a whirl, and try to recreate it.  Pictures to come.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Honeymoon Outfits (no, not that kind)

I know, all I ever seem to talk about on the blog is the wedding - but it's pretty all consuming these days.  That is, when we're not house hunting :)    I'm happy to say we got the invitations addressed, stamped, and stuffed tonight.  Tomorrow I will drop them off at the post office, and be relieved to have that done! 

So, we are two months away from the wedding, and actually today marks 2 months away from our first day in Antigua.  I cannot wait - I know it'll be amazing.  I still have to shop for the honeymoon, I mean I can't not buy 3 or 4 cute new dresses, right? (right!

So, does anyone have any cute dress/beachwear shops/sites to recommend?  I'm definitely picking up a few new bathing suits from Victoria's Secret.  And I also want a big floppy beach hat.  I'll definitely be checking out sites like modcloth, shop ruche, and lulus for cute casual dresses.  Feel free to share if you know of any places I must check out! I am trying to be budget conscious, since we are still hoping to find a house before the wedding. Fingers crossed..xx