I’m stocking up on my matron of honor emergency kit for my sister’s wedding this weekend and she has a pretty good chance of passing out.
She almost lost consciousness while taking pictures during my wedding (it was 100+ degrees but she was wearing a light chiffon dress).
This weekend she’s got a big ole princess wedding dress, complete with a corset and all that business underneath. She also barely tips the scale at 100ish lbs, gets nauseous at the thought of being the center of attention, and she’s by character, very delicate.
I’ve already got some Evian Mineral Spray in my bag to wake her back up in case of wooziness but I’m looking for something stronger.
If all else fails I’m going to Weekend at Bernie’s her and use puppet strings and wooden braces to get her through the day with no one the wiser.
Mark and I went to wedding #1 this past weekend. It was the wedding of one of his fraternity brothers and unfortunately, the happy couple put the fraternity song on the do not play list. It was a must play song at my wedding and all the other married pledge brothers. It was not well received among a certain set of guests. Generally crankiness ensued.
So now I’m back in Kansas City and I’ve got to throw my sister a bachelorette party on Saturday then drive to St. Louis and attend a wedding on Sunday. The next weekend will be my little sister’s wedding and then two weekends from that we have our last wedding to attend until September.
I wanted to do this on Jaclyn Day's cute download image but I was lazy and this way will be easier for others to copy and paste and do it themselves (because I actually like reading people's answers to these things).
Tea or Coffee? Tea - Green (3-5 cups a day, for serious)
I collect… Recipes
Favorite city? San Antonio, TX
Spring or Fall? Spring
Bloom of choice? Tulips
Style Icon? Rachel Bilson
Perfume? Issey Miyake ‘L’Eau d’Issey Florale’
Linens? Soft silver linens and crisp white ones.
China Pattern? No pattern, our china is crisp white with a simple silver rim.
I’m lusting after…. High-heeled, look-at-me sandals for summer
Most prized possession? My obnoxious fossil watch (assuming engagement ring is a given)
Girl crush? Jessica Alba
Boy crush? Chris Hemsworth
On weekends… Sleeping in, brunch, leisurely walks, and a night out with friends
I've been informed that this year's family reunion will include t-shirts
Every year my family (grandparents, aunts, uncles, and about a billion cousins) go to the Wisconsin Dells to spend a week catching up with each other, bragging about our kids accomplishments, and drinking. Also - swimming, it is the water park capital of the world (this may be a self-awarded title).
My mother just e-mailed me for my and my husband’s t-shirt size because this year we’re all wearing t-shirts that identify us as one large group.
I… I don’t even know what to say. I guess we’re one of those families now.
On my way to Iowa to throw my sister a bridal shower.
I had planned to grab a bagel and bottled water to have on the road but I forgot them in the fridge so instead it’s a gas station dinner of starbursts and a 5 Hour Energy drink for me.
Only 90 calories a cupcake (w/o frosting)? Yes, please.
Confession - I didn’t use the frosting recipe that went with the cupcakes, I made marscapone frosting because I desperately wanted to use up the marscapone cheese in my fridge.
Confession #2 - I didn’t look at the frosting recipe instructions. It came out tasting great but not as smooth and lovely as Martha’s.
I was a little worried the cupcakes would be really dense, they only have two ingredients, but they were sooo light and fluffy. We had to invite people over to help us eat them because they were so good we could have eaten all of them in a day.
I’ve got the eye twitch of stress - that batty little twitch that you can’t control and drives you to near insanity.
Most of it is wedding stress. My sister’s wedding is getting to me. I’m co-maid of honor (personal note: please don’t ever do co-maids of honor) and my younger college aged sister is the other co-maid of honor.
This pretty much means everything falls on me.
I found out this week that my younger sister won’t be able to help with any of the shower tasks, she’s actually flying out to NC to spend time with our bride-to-be sister on the beach (jealous much Kate?) and the two of them are driving into town (which is Iowa) the day before the shower. As she doesn’t leave until 4pm today I’ve given her one task - buy a bed of flowers and have it waiting for me when I arrive Friday night (for favors we’re giving each guest a flower planted in a tea cup - it’s a tea party shower).
I bought the teacups ages ago at Goodwill and I’ve been carting around a trunkful of teacups ever since.
Then yesterday my bride-to-be sister, Erin, called and asked to move the bachelorette party from KC to Iowa. Then she wanted to just cancel it. I think she was disappointed that more people couldn’t come but I did manage to convince her that she should do what she wanted and she admitted she wanted a party in KC. So back on.
The whole let’s move it, let’s cancel it, let’s forget I had this whole meltdown scene has now led to some people hearing that the bridal shower has been cancelled. I don’t know how that rumor started but I’m trying to squash it.
I’ve been granola for almost three years now but recently I’ve decided it doesn’t really fit me or my blog.
I chose it because I like the word. That’s weird right? I dunno, I just like the way it sounds - gra-no-la. I think I just said it out loud one too many times and it no longer sounded like a real world and I decided to name my tumblr after this magical word.
Today I looked it up on Urban Dictionary - here are my two favorite definitions:
granola - earthy crunchy, nature valley, au natural, plain jane, somewhat dirty and unkempt, and in need of a shower.
granola - A tree hugging, free spirited hippie minus all the drugs.
While I like to think I’m environmentally aware the hippie aspect doesn’t really describe me or my blog.
So, I’ve opted to use a name that is more reflective of who I am.
For those who are wondering “use your indoor voice” is the phrase my husband often has to whisper to me at both public and private events.
I’ve been searching for a pair of dark wash bootcut jeans FOREVER. I probably would have had them awhile ago but I wanted to spend less than $30 because I abide by something called a budget (I dunno, I didn’t have one before I got married, they’re lame).
Last weekend I picked these jeans up from Banana for …wait for it… $17.
I tried them on ages ago and loved them but I didn’t want to shell out $80. Last weekend, Banana had it’s 40% the entire store because of the Royal Wedding (thank you Kate and William). I got these for 40% off of $45 (mark down) and then I used a $10 rewards coupon = $17.
I also got them taken up about 2 inches, I wanted to be able to wear flats with them. The alterations were free because I spend too much money at Banana/Gap and I have that scary luxe card.
I really liked the way my caboose looked in my jeans. I ran around the apartment in them the other day commanding my husband (who is in the middle of a week of finals and studying his ass off) to look at how cute my butt was.