A Quarter Century & Some Random Thoughts

Tomorrow begins Jason’s birthday month — yes, I am one of those hardcore lovers of birthdays who believes people deserve more than just a day for their birthday. To be honest, June & July exist pretty much primarily for birthdays — in addition to Jason’s birthday, within about a month & a half spam we get to celebrate my Maid of Honor, two bridesmaids, our grooms woman, & my brother. Plus as some kind of weird twist, my two sisters & I are dating/engaged/married to three guys who are all born within 3 days of each other — Jason & my sister’s boyfriend both on July 15th. Continue reading



You may have noticed things have been a bit quiet around here lately. My reason is simple… I don’t have any progress to report on the wedding, house renovation, or weight loss front. How sad is that? Continue reading

Love Wins

I won’t pretend to be 100% in the know about the details of the many landmark decisions that have gone on in the last 24 hours, but I do want to express how happy I am that (in my opinion) the United States seems to be taking a step in the right direction when it comes to equality. I’ve had my fair share of LGBT friends over the years & I have never understood why they don’t have the same rights that heterosexual couples take for granted every day. I’m so glad that they’ve won these battles & while I hate that there are more battles to come with getting the remainder of the states on board with recognizing their right to marry, I have no doubt that in the near future the United States as a whole will do the good & decent thing by recognizing that love is something to be celebrated, no matter what form it comes in.

Weight Watchers: Month One Progress Report

It’s been about a month since I joined Weight Watchers, so it feels like the right time to have a weight loss progress post. One month in & I’ve officially lost 10.2 pounds. My goal is to lose around 30 by the time I go to get measured to order my wedding dress in September, so I’m pleased that I’m losing weight as scheduled.
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Help a Girl Out?

I have a favor to ask… Does anyone happen to know where one finds balloons like these?


I stumbled into them on Pinterest & am now completely obsessed, but a google search is getting me no closer to making them mine! If I’m allowed to be picky in my favor requesting I’d actually prefer the, in silver… Or navy… Or pink…. But I want them to appear in some form at our wedding!

If anyone knows where I can find them I would be forever grateful! 🙂

PS. I spoke too soon! A search for gold letter balloons was successful, while a search for gold love balloons was not! $3.95 for each letter at this store! And they’re available in silver! Yay!