Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Invitations!

Well, I finally did it.  I mailed the invites.  I feel like this was one helluva task, especially because I had a Congressional inspection during the middle of this project.  Yep, that was a bad idea.  I am great at multi tasking, but not that great!

I can't wait for Mike to get all of the RSVPS, so we can make our seating chart.

Now onto the small details, like wedding guest bags for hotels, and the like.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Flawless Future Powered by Ceramide Caplet Serum: Influenster Vox Box

I received another Influenster box recently, and my favorite product was from Elizabeth Arden.

The flawless future serum has done wonders for my skin.  I highly recommend this product to any woman in their 30s and 40s who needs to get more radiant skin!

Flawless Future Sample!  Complimentary to Review from Influenster! 

Results! 
From the Dillards counter.  So many Flawless Future products!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Medifast Pumpkin Shake

One word.  Yummy!

So I have been getting a bit bored with my diet.  I mean, I have been doing it since March 1st.  I lost 20 pounds, and have kept it off.  With my work schedule, and craptastic food at work, it is just tough.

I have been trying to make a play on meals, and this one recipe had me at pumpkin.  I love all things pumpkin, and I couldn't wait to try it.

Ingredients:
1 Medifast Vanilla Shake
1 condiment: pumpkin spice, I used pumpkin flavor (King Arthur Flour)
cinnamon
1/2 cup of cold water
4 or 5 ice cubes

Blend, and enjoy!

If you would like to read my first post about this diet loss, take a look here!

Best Breakfast I have had in a long time!

Friday, August 29, 2014

Trip to Savannah, GA

My ship took a trip to Savannah, GA a few weeks ago.  I have never been to Savannah, and was glad to get a day off to relax on my own.

I booked a room at a little boutique hotel called the East Bay Inn.  The Inn Keeper and staff was more than welcoming, and the room was perfect.  The details, comforts of home, and history behind the room make me want to plan my next trip...

I wandered through River Street and Bay Street, taking in the sights and sounds.  I stopped in Kevin Barry's, and had a cider..just watching the River traffic pass on by. The Hall of Heroes is worth the stop.  What an incredible tribute.  I stopped by the Savannah Candy Kitchen, and tasted some incredible pralines, which I of course had to buy.  I stopped in the cute independent artsy shops, getting caught up in the art work, the people, and the city.

I had dinner at Vic's on the River, and I kept recommending it to everyone!  The staff was welcoming, which is why I made the reservation there to begin with.   The scallops, biscuits, and pinot grigio is what made the end of a perfect night!

East Bay Inn

Great City Walks

River Street

There is a destroyer behind me.  I swear

My cozy queen room. 

City Market

Cotton Exchange

River Street after an amazing dinner at Vics!


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wedding Wednesday

So ladies and gents..I had my wedding shower a few weeks ago.  It was a whirlwind trip to Chicago, and I almost don't remember anything from the day. 

As my wedding planner stated, "The reason you hire a photographer and videographer is because the day is such a blur.  You get to relive that day with those great memories." 

She is right.  I literally had to lean on Mike for the whole day, because it was overwhelming.  I am normally not overwhelmed by groups of people.  But that day I met a lot of Mike's family, and saw a lot of my family.  The amount of people, amazing food, and generosity of family and friends was what really made me overwhelmed.  I guess it was because I was nervous about not talking to people enough, not saying thank you enough..etc.  I am so lucky to have a great future Mother In Law and bridesmaids who made the day incredible.

I don't have any pics of the day other than this one.  I didn't take any myself.

Until next time..

Monday, August 25, 2014

Quick Trip to Chicago

I had my last trip before the wedding a few weeks ago.  Yes.  I am crazy.  Planning a wedding from Florida/the ocean.  But..it has to be done. :)

I got to Chicago on Friday night, and Mike and I had our standard date night.  Our fav sushi place.  We caught up, and just relaxed. 

The next morning, his mom took me to get my dress altered.  Yep.  The lady there freaked when she found out my next/last fitting is going to be just days before the wedding.  Woosah.

Mike and I then went to a family party, as a cousin of mine is headed off to start college this week.  He met that side (mom's side) of the family for the first time. 

The next day was the wedding shower...stay tuned for a Wedding Wednesday post about the details!

And finally..the day I left.  We met with a general contractor for the home remodel we are planning.  I can't wait to get it done:) 

Short, quick, and sweet update.  Stay tuned for more:)

Such a great family party!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saturday

So I have been busy with work.  I know we all are. 

It has taken a toll, since I have only been home about 5 days this whole month.  Looking forward to November with each passing day!

Today I am trying to get caught up, address wedding invitations, write thank you notes for the wedding shower, and just perhaps relax a bit. 

We shall see.  Time is flying..