Wednesday, July 8, 2009

This little blog has moved...

I've moved my blog Here still on blogger just changed the name. See you there!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

A short hiatus

Happy St. Patty's day. Although I'm not Irish I love the spirit of they day. My future SIL is Irish so we will be heading to her house for some yummy corned beef ( is that the right spelling?) and cabbage and Irish soda bread. My mouth is watering now.

For my real news. We are closing on our first home next Wed ( I can't wait ) so I will be taking a little hiatus from my blog to finish packing up the apartment, close on the house and move. I'm dreading unpacking BUT it will be fun to start painting and decorating.

After the move comes my long awaited wedding on May 3. I say long awaited because it feels like we've been engadged forever! 2 years but it seems longer. I'm actually looking forward for it to be over so I can enjoy the house. People aren't kidding when they say planning a wedding is work. We did it small I'm talking only about 50 people in a resturant. I can't imagine going all out.

Thank you for all the well wishes and I will be back blogging after May 3.


Saturday, March 7, 2009

2 More Weeks!

2 more weeks and Joe and I close on our new home. I'm so excited I could scream. I not however thrilled about packing. For the past week we've been packing here and there trying to get a head start. Slowly we are loosing space in our apartment. There are boxes every where! Today I tried to clean out one of our storage closets. I really, really thought I would be able to toss a lot of stuff.

Well I thought wrong. I'm a huge classic pooh fan and in my early 20's I collected A lot I mean A LOT of classic pooh chotchkie's. I didn't realize a lot of my chotchkie's are collectables. Well know names like..Lenox, bradford exchange, Disney store figures - snow globes. Aah to be 20 something again living at home not paying rent. I think now I would have bought less and saved more. So my point is I couldn't throw them away. They got re-packed and will be moving along with me. I did throw a few odds and ends that were junk so I felt a little better. At least I know if and when I have a baby they will have a well dressed nursery.

Tomorrow I tackle the other storage closet we have. This has a ton of crap in it mostly my Christmas decorations a lot of which are ready for the old dumpster. I ready to do the old heave ho to anything that is broken, cheap looking and just plain useless. I really want to try to be a minimalist? to an extent. However I know I'm a bit of a pack rat. I have to work on that.

Happy Cleaning. Oh don't forget to turn you clocks ahead. I love that spring is coming but I do hate loosing that extra hour.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow.....

OH baby! is it nasty outside. If you live on the east coast you know exactly what I'm talking about. March has roared in like a lion. Normally I wouldn't be so happy about it snowing on a work day but with my new home access I couldn't be happier. Let it snow, snow, snow while I work toasty warm in my house.

The wind was so wicked in the middle of the night I thought the windows were going to shatter. This nasty little storm has left approx 5-6 inches were I live in jersey. I'm near the water so we don't get as much as North Jersey where I grew up. They probably have a good foot. Sometimes they get snow and we get nothing.

This weekend Joe and I picked up some packing boxes as Home Depot to start packing up the apartment. I'll be happy when were all moved in and somewhat unpacked. I don't mind the unpacking it's the packing that stinks. I'm trying to do a major overhaul and throw out anything not used, worn, smelled or looked at it the past year.

I finally got my wedding invitations out, one less thing to worry about between the house and the wedding. I'm pretty much done. I do have to figure out a maid-of-honor and matron-of-honor gifts for my sister and niece. I'm thinking a simple diamond pendant or some type of jewelry. Any suggestions please let me know. Oh and we ordered our wedding bands. I can't wait until they come in.

I'm off to make some tea and get ready for Hero's.

Stay warm


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Live, Laugh, Love, Dream

A new trinket box I just finished. I love the way it came out very shabby chic. I think it makes a great gift for anyone. This is made of wood and measures approx 4x4x4. I'm working on some smaller paper mache ones that are perfect party favors, wedding favors. You can purchase this box Here

Happy Crafting


Sunday, February 22, 2009

A brief breakdown...

Friday night Joe and I had dinner at his parents house. I've had my wedding dress since last May. Purchased at Davids Bridal, it fit perfectly just needs to be shortened since I will be wearing ballerina flats. I've kept it at his parents house for safekeeping and prying eyes and hands. After dinner I decided to try it on b/c I need to get it altered and wanted to see how short I may want it and re-assure it still fit. WELL I put it on and couldn't zipper it. I was freaking out. Even with the help of my MIL we could get it to zipper.

I was devastated to say the least. How could I have put on weight. I run 3-3 1/2 miles a day 5-6 days a week. I watch everything I eat occasionally indulging myself but hey the run counter acts it right? My MIL says they must have given you the wrong size I don't remember you trying this size on. I couldn't remember. I went home with dress in hand ready to throw myself off our balcony. The wedding is 8 weeks away.

Saturday I woke up bright and early and took the dress to Davids Bridal hoping they could either exchange it ( I knew in the back of my mind it would be hard. All Sales are FINAL!) I walked in the store shaking. I spoke to a sales girl (actually the one who sold it to me) and explained that I think I got the wrong size dress. I haven't opened it since I bought it and just tried it on for the first time last night. Can someone please help me maybe I'm putting it on wrong. We went to a dressing room and she help me put it on. At first again to no luck with zipping it up. I know I haven't gained a tremendous amount of weight. Luckily Amanda(the sales girl) said "wait your holding the dress to high, bring it down. Once I did that she was able to zip it up like a glove! WHEW! crisis overt ed. I was putting it on wrong. It's and empire waist to I was pulling it up way to far therefore were it narrows it wouldn't zip past my back.

It is a tiny bit snug but they can let it out an inch or two. no problem. I was so relieved. All is happy in the world again LOL. This coming Thursday I go for my fitting to have them let it out just an inch and have it shortened. It will then be perfect. I will be watching what I eat from now until then though.

While I was there I purchased my tiara. Now I just need shoes....

Have a happy Sunday. I know I can now

TTFN- Kathy

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


I'm having a sample sale at Bedknobsnbroomsticks If you have a baby shower coming up or a new baby to buy for snatch them up. I'll be listing more throughout the week. I'm trying to clean house!

I had a nice relaxing 4 day weekend. Joe and I did some wedding stuff, met with the celebrant on Friday to discuss the ceremony. It should be really nice. Now I'm undecided on whether I should get married in the restaurant as planned or we should be in our new house by then to just get married at the house in front of our family? I have to think about it more.

I also finally found part of the tile I want to put on the back splash of my kitchen. It will be the trim part. I'm going back to Lowe's this weekend to get a sample to have on hand so I'll take a picture then and share. Now I just have to find a co-ordinating tile to go with it.

We'll that's about it. Check out the sale. I also have a new treasure box to share. Just have to take some pics.

TTFN- Kathy