Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Grr, Blood, Purple.

I not-so-solemnly swear I will try to update this thing more often.

A few bits:
-The wedding has been postponed for now. Brian and I are fine, just taking some more time before we tie the knot.

-I just discovered that the Limited does carry my size. All this time I would just breeze by it with a pained expression. Now I know the pained expression is not because the clothes are too small, but too expensive! What a relief!

-True Blood on HBO is awesome. Where can I learn to throw rusty chains up here, right?

-Purple is my new favorite color.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sharing the Love

Looks like Neil Gaiman has put up his most amazing piece of work to date up to read for free. American Gods is hands-down one of the best reads you could ever find, and here is the link to read it for free. Go there, now.

In other news, I thought I'd share a little non-wedding related list of everything I'm currently in love with.

#1 - Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Cleaning Products in Geranium

Okay, I've only ever used the dish soap, but it really cleans better than anything I've ever used and makes the whole house smell beautiful. I hear that the Rhubarb scent is also to die for. They even have stuff to make your pets squeaky clean! Order some or find a participating store at Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day.

#2 - All things Kashi

It started out with the chewy trail mix bars. Then I tried the cookies. Give me cranberries, almonds, and coconut and I'm a happy girl. I decided to try the Go Lean cereals, as when you are trying to drop pounds they say the first thing to do is up your leafy greens and your fiber & protein. Go Lean is loaded with both fiber and protein, however the standard variety takes a bit like those foam packing peanuts would if you poured milk on them. The Honey Almond Flax variety is very good, however.
Their website also has a 'Challenge Yourself' section. Check it out. And try the trail mix bars, yum.

#3 - Madonna

Blame it on the 'Confessions' remix, I'm in the process of going through her catalog and realizing how much I love (still love) so many of these songs. Remember Cherish? How about La Isla Bonita? Fun fact: the guy who sold Bobi his car was from San Pedro, the Isla she is referring to. A few more of my favorites are Live to Tell, Oh Father, and Take a Bow. Her ballads as close to pop perfection as you can get. Huge Love to Madonna.

#4 - Chelsea Lately on E!

I'm pretty sure Bobi has a big crush on Chelsea. But that's cool with me, I might have a crush on her myself. Funny is attractive! I don't always agree with her, especially not on the subject of Tori Spelling, but she never fails to crack us up.

#5 - Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels

I imagine that If Martha, Hillary, and Oprah teamed up and decided to take over the world, we'd all be powerless to stop it. Goddammit Martha! I never realized how badly I wanted to make big paper pompoms until you started selling them at Michaels! Find projects here.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

It's been forever (or 3 months) between posts, I've got to get better at this.

Thought I'd post some photos of recent events...

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My Customized Easter "baskets" for the Auron/Lien fam, filled with Japanese cider candies, chocolate coins, and calico bags of chocolate-covered peanut-butter filled pretzels. Yum!

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These parasols I found in a Bridal salon in Roseville, they painstakingly added the silk flowers to each one. Something I'm considering for my bridesmaids.

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The new kitten, Pemmin, with her favorite Toy. Poor Buddy.

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One of the venues we looked at for the wedding reception. Wonder why it's called 'The Moose'?

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A nice moment captured at Aunt Patty's New Years Eve celebration.

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The most awesome-est Grooms Cake ever,per Bobi. Courtesy of The Offbeat Bride

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This is the room where the reception is being held, only we are using round tables. It's the Greysolon Plaza ballroom in Duluth, and it's beyond gorgeous!

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A view of the lobby, lit up for the holidays.

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A view of Lake Superior just outside the ballroom. This was obviously a summer photo, so Imagine those trees being all red and orange.

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From the lobby.

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Sara's Bridesmaids dress. They are all different styles, only using the same color.

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Molly's dress.

Friday, January 18, 2008

A few Announcements...

Without uploading any photos (promise I'll do it later), her goes...

- Brian Graduated! He's now teaching Japanese to kids with learning disabilities and loving it.

- Brian & I had Christmas in Tennessee with my family! They love love love him, he loves them, it was excellent (and next time we're flying).

- We got a kitten! She's sweet and funny and scrappy, her name is Pemmin (Brian's idea, don't ask unless you want a diatribe on nerdiness)

- I turned 30! Which happens to feel a lot like 29.

And the most biggest news...Brian Proposed! We're getting married!

Blogger should foot the bill, cause this has got to be a first for them, right?