My boyfriend and I have been discussing our own preferences for children (I want one boy but he wants five girls!) and it got me thinking about weddings and getting engaged. I'm not really like other girls who love looking for pictures of white gowns and venues for the wedding reception, so I knew that coming up with an article on unconventional wedding ideas would be so "me"....more
The past two years I have tried to steer my Christmas present purchases away from traditional gifts and more towards hand-made gifts. I'm lucky enough to be (semi) creative and personally prefer giving someone a gift I made rather than one I bought. Luckily, my family actually likes getting homemade gifts! (because there are definitely people who do not!) We're finally all old enough to ask for single, meaningful/useful gifts instead of huge amounts of presents on Christmas....more
Myself: 17% Together: 25% I gave guidelines: 11% I gave direct hints: 13% He surprised me: 34%What are these statistics for? These are the results of a survey given by The BAA (Bridal Association of America) to recently married females. The question: “Who picked out your engagement ring?”...more
This past weekend, Solange Knowles (now Ferguson) taught all of us a thing or two about wedding planning and how to shine on your special day. I have been a fan of hers for years because she has always exuded an eclectic spirit and seemed very happy with herself. Her wedding day was no exception.
My husband and I were together a full year and a month before he popped the question. We went to many weddings together and when it came down to planning our own, we pretty much had an idea of how we wanted our wedding to turn out. We wanted good music, amazing food and all of our family/friends in attendance.Oh yeah… and one other thing....more
Two of my dear friens have recently gotten engaged in the past few weeks. Actually, all in the same week. And I couldn't be more excited for them to enter the fun world of wedding planning and marriage. As a previous bride/bridesmaid myself, I know there were things I wish I had to help me with the process. I knew I wanted to put something together for them to kick start their wedding planning and they would really love. Plus, I love enjoying my friends happiness with them. ...more
A month or two ago, I heard the song, “Tangled Up in You” by Staind, and immediately fell in love with it. I thought about posting it on my hubby’s Facebook wall for our 25th anniversary, so I went looking for an official video. Apparently there isn’t one, but I found this lyric video -After watching it, I knew I couldn’t use it as a celebration of our love. One line, nine words long, ruined it for me.“You’re the only thing that I like about me.”...more