Monday, November 30, 2009

Weekend Recap

This weekend was very relaxing, which was nice since all the weekends leading up to Christmas are busy with work parties, birthdays and visiting family!

Friday night after work, I had my hair done, which is always nice. During the day, a storm moved into the city and caused major issues! It was snowing all day and then started to freeze, which caused all of the roadways to turn into a skating rink! It doesn't help that the city I live in is full of hilly roads. Welcome to winter!

Because of the weather, we stayed in a watched the movie Four Christmases. If you haven't seen it, I definitely recommend it! It was hilarious and I'm not sure how they managed to come up with so many wacky characters.

Saturday the weather still wasn't nice, so we hung out during the day and watched the movie Up. I'm not normally a big fan of animated movies, but this one was funny and cute! Later that night, we had an indoor soccer game, which we tied. Better than losing though!

On Sunday, we did some running around for birthday presents. I also tried out a new recipe for ginger snaps. They turned out really well and will be posting the recipe later in the week if anyone wants it.

How was your weekend?

Friday, November 27, 2009

It's the weekend!

I am happy it's's been one of those weeks where Friday couldn't come soon enough!

Although we won't be having turkey or doing some black Friday shopping (jealous!), we have some things planned for this weekend.

-Tonight I am getting my hair done
-Saturday night we have a soccer game with our indoor co-ed team
-Sunday I am hoping to bake some cookies!

What do you have planned for this weekend?

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another 5K?

At the end of October, Mr.D and I ran our first 5K. Although we had never run one before, about a month prior we decided it would be a good idea (ok, maybe it was my idea, but he agreed!).

The morning of the race, we woke up to a sight you don't really want to see when you are about to run your first 5K.....SNOW! It was snowing the entire race, which left for a very slushy course and wet feet. Besides that, the race went really well. The funniest part of the race was that I beat Mr.D! Okay, let me explain. There was a 5K and a 10K happening at the same time, and all of the runners began together. Mr.D was ahead of me and missed the turn for the 5K and ended up running an extra kilometer before he realized he missed the turn for our race! I don't think he will ever live that one down :)

Here is us after the race. You can kind of tell how slushy it was that day!

Ever since that race, my running has nearly stopped. Signing up for another race would help to get my motivation back. I am thinking about signing up for another 5K in the middle of December, but I'm risking the fact it might be -15C out.

Should I just take the risk and sign up for it or wait until the spring?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Dresses for the ladies

When it came to finding dresses for my bridesmaids, I knew that I was pretty open to anything that they came up with. The only thing that I wanted was for the dresses to be green and not on the expensive side of things. Bridesmaid T and I did a lot of emailing back and forth with ideas over the first couple of months, but couldn't agree on one dress.

One day, BM T was in a Winners store (the Canadian version of TJ Maxx) and she emailed me saying she had found the PERFECT dresses. Best part of them? The price tag: $39.99! I couldn't believe our luck! The only problem was that there were only two dresses and we couldn't find a third. So my mom luckily came to our rescue and found a third one in Ontario. The even better part of this dress? It was on sale for $15! The only thing was that it was a slightly different style of dress from the other two, but I quickly decided it was worth it and that my MOH would be wearing it.

Here is what the dresses look like (the green one of course):

I think with some great earrings and shoes, they will look great!

Have you found any amazing deals for your wedding?

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Finding "the one"

As soon as we got engaged, I began the hunt for a wedding dress. I knew that I wanted something that was simple, but not too simple. Something that had lace and was more a-line than ball gown as I am really short! I think my biggest criteria is that I wanted to still felt like myself in the dress.

Here are some of my inspirations:

About two months after we got engaged, my bridesmaid T and I went and checked out a local bridal shop. I told that sales lady that I wanted something that was lace and not over the top. The first two dresses were pretty, but didn't give me that "feeling". As she brought in the third dress, I immediately loved it. Once it was on, and as I saw the look on T's face when I came out, I knew it was the one! There wasn't one thing that I disliked about the dress. I think I even had our sales lady crying too! The only downfall to the dress was that it was about $1000 over my budget.

We left that shop and decided to continue searching at other bridal shops, but nothing compared to "the one". About two months later, my mom came out for a visit and I took her to see the dress. She knew right away that it was the one too! Although my mom kindly offered to pay the difference in price, I couldn't justify the cost (as altering would have been almost $1000 because I am so short!) So I turned to and luckily found someone who was selling hers for much less than the retail price. I am so glad that I went that route and have nothing good things to say about the experience!

If you want to see what I fell in love with and can't wait to wear on our wedding day, go here.

Did it take you a long time to find "the one"?

Monday, November 23, 2009

Wedding Inspiration

I think the easiest choice I have made so far in the wedding planning process so far, is the choice of our colour theme. We chose to go with green, chocolate brown and ivory. To me, they are so simple yet so pretty! The biggest thing that we want for our wedding, is for our guests to have fun and celebrate in the day with us! While I have been overloading myself with wedding blogs, there have a been a few things that stuck out in my mind.

Like these great green shoes or DIY pomanders and our initials seen here. Or these great pots as a potential favour for our guests.

Where did you find your ideas for your wedding?

"There must have been something in the air"

How did I get here? Well, let's see. I grew up in a small town in Ontario, Canada until I moved to Alberta over a year ago. Why the move to Alberta you might ask? That's where my fiance (anyone else think that word is strange?) comes in.

In 2007, I was on vacation in Mexcio with my family when I met one of Mr.D's friends, who in turned introduced me to Mr.D. It turns out that Mr.D was staying at the same resort as me and over the next few days, we hung out and got to know each other. After the week in the sun and sand, I returned to Ontario and Mr.D returned to Alberta. In the following months, we continued to talk and get to know each other. That summer I decided to take a big leap and move to Alberta. The summer came to an end and I had to return home to finish my final year of school.For the next 8 months, we endured a long distance relationship. After we both graduated from university, I moved back to Alberta and have been here ever since.

I guess you could say something was in the air on that trip! It's definitely not your average love story, but it's the story of us! Does anyone else have a different story of how you met your significant other?

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Hello there!

So, where to begin? I created this blog as a way to keep track of my ideas and thoughts while I go through the whirlwind of wedding planning. I am marrying my best friend and confidante next summer and am already excited for the day!

I am a twenty-something year old who likes reading, bargain shopping, soccer and crafts. I'm sure that a little bit of everything will make it's way onto this blog and that's okay with me!

I'm new to this blogging this so take it easy on me!


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