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Monday, July 30, 2012

"I See Through You, You See Through Me"

Title: Ingrid Michaelson - "Glass"

Currently in the life of Vanessa...

Food I'm loving: Cherries.
Source: zurnal24.si via Katja on Pinterest

I. Cannot. Get. Enough. of Sweet cherries.  Our grocery store has been carrying ones with amazing flavor and I've been putting down a bag myself within a week.  
One of the many reasons I love Summer. 
Fresh fruit!

Music I have on repeat:  Ingrid Michaelson.

I am soon seeing her live so to pre-game for the concert, I have been listening to her non-stop at work. & while cooking dinner too so Vito is ready for the concert as well. I can't wait to see her live AND it has been a LONG time since I have been to a concert so I am extra excited!

Wedding planning: Catering

Dude. If there is anything that will make me cry angry tears during this planning process, it'll be the price of catering. Pricing is ridiculous. Has anyone ever served Ramen? Because we could be original...

Netflixing:  Doctor Who Season 6.

I have some serious doubts on this show.  But like everyone told me to, I stuck with it.  And this is the best season yet.  
I l.o.v.e The Ponds.

Reading:  Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

I just started this book and I am excited to see where it goes!

Feeling:  Tired.
Source: via Lisa on Pinterest

Dead tired.
Between staying out late Saturday night for a party, not being able to sleep because I drank alcohol (terrible, right?), getting up early for church, going grocery shopping, cleaning, and hosting dinner, and then not sleeping well last night?
This girl needs a nap.
& there is no break until Wednesday.
Thank God the weekend was worth it. 8)

Currently, what is going on with you?

Thursday, July 26, 2012

"They Tell Me You Can Only Dream When You Fall Asleep..."

Title: Ed Sheeran - Nightmares

Have I ever told y'all about my dreams?
No? Maybe? 
I don't remember.
But let's just say I have dreams the my main man Freud would love to analyze himself.
(love me through my psych nerdiness.)
Most of my dreams are crazy, off the wall, I don't even know how my brain would make this shiz up and somehow it does.
When I say to my family: 
"So I had this dream last night...",
it is usually followed with:
"Hey y'all, it's story time!"
"NOW what could you have dreamed up?"

Now as you all already know, I only started actively planning the wedding for less than 2 months.  
I've have 3 wedding dreams already.
I can only imagine how many I will have by the time we say "I do".

The dreams

The first one?
Happened the beginning of July.
& it was a full out nightmare.
I'm talking putting on my dress and it fell off me.
Did. Not. Fit.
My mom had to try to sew me in the dress using parts of her (baby blue!) wedding dress.
And she kept stabbing me with the needle.
My hair had already fallen out.
And the wedding was suppose to start 45 mins prior.
I was convinced Vito thought I blew him off.
Did I mention none of my bridesmaids were anywhere to be found.
SO awesome.

Second dream?
Last night.
& it was a normal dream.
I dreamt I contacted a photographer for the wedding.
It took them forever to email back.
And when they did, he told me he couldn't photograph the wedding. 
"It was his mommy's birthday."
And I should just move my wedding to accommodate him.

The third dream?
Also last night.
I dreamt I read in the paper that the post office was doing a release for two days.
Specialized Stamps!
Of what, you might ask?

The one. The only.
Doug Funnie.
And I NEEDED them for the wedding invitation.
I had myself in a tizzy because no other stamp would do.
Only Doug.
I'd say this was the funniest dream so far.
Pun intended.

At least I'm having a wide variety of different dreams...
And on a scale of Vanessa's crazy dreams, these rate very low on the craziness scale.

So tell me, am I alone in wedding dreamland?
Am I the only one with waaaaaay out there dreams?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

"Let's Go To The Beach-each. Let's Go Get Away."

Title: Nicki Minaj - Starships

Dear Beautiful, Beloved Beach,

We need to have a little chat, you and I.
It has been approximately exactly 369 days since we last seen each other.
Over a year since I last heard waves crashing
Over 52 weeks since I wiggled my toes in the sand.
I'm writing to tell you that this is breaking my heart.

I'm becoming anxious to see you as others are moving on from Summer and wishing for Fall.
The stores are filling  their shelves with school supplies and Christmas decor (W.T.F.).
Signs that Summer is already wrapping up.
My Summer-loving heart aches as it hasn't even been Summer for an entire month yet.
And yet we haven't even spent a few hours together.

I want to tell you not to worry.
I will see you before the Summer closes.
We have some quality time to spend together.
I promise I will not miss it for the world.
Save a spot for me.

All my love,
The girl who wishes she was a beach bum and is not ready to let go of Summer yet.

Have you been to the beach yet this Summer?
Or are you missing it as much as I am?

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Word-Filled Wednesday {40}

Something I thank God for. 

Happy Wednesday, Y'all!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Wedding Talk: The Creation of the Binder

Ever have one of those weekends where you basically do nothing?
That was this past weekend for me.
We did dinner at home on Friday.
Saturday: Vito had a meeting in the afternoon and a guy's night out at night.
Sunday: we ran errands.
Please hold back your jealousy.
We like to party hard.

So since I have no fun stories about what we did, I thought maybe I'd touch on something wedding related.

Behold the Wedding Binder.

Since this is kinda a big thing, planning a wedding, I thought I should do my best to stay organized.
Some people told me they lived by theirs.
Others told me they were unnecessary.
Last weekend we ventured out to Target and found this pretty in the school supplies section and spent that evening putting it together.

In front, I created a monthly calendar.  I will always keep the current month up front so I can write down appointments and keep track of meetings.

I purchased the little dividers.
I jotted down a list of 8 categories I thought might incorporate everything.
Since I'm indecisive, I made sure I could change them at any time.
Or could just add more.

Very important to me? 
The pocket.
If you are at a vendor meeting, the chances of papers being hole punched, ready to be inserted into my handy, dandy notebook binder are pretty slim.
Also heavily stocked with lined paper for notes while at meetings.
And big rings, for all the inspiration and DIY projects I will inevitably print off of Pinterest at some point.

It works pretty great for me, even if it is simple. 
And I love how adorable it is.
It has even been used in action at our first official meeting about a wedding.
But more on that another time. ;)

Did you/do you have a wedding binder?
Any tips for something I'm missing??
Or can we just talk about how depressing it is to see school supplies back in stores already?
Don't even get me started on the Christmas decor popping up...