Wednesday, August 12, 2015

i am engaged to a celebrity

Here is your daily dose of randomness ... you're welcome. 

Y'all, I am engaged to a local celebrity. 
Yesterday at lunch, a well-dressed gentleman approached our table and told D that he enjoyed him in The Importance of Being Earnest. 
That play was in February. 
Apparently, D's performance was super memorable! 

Of course, I am proud of him and 
I always think he does an excellent job. 
But it always surprises me when strangers approach us. 
And this was just too amusing not to share! 
It happened completely out of the blue. 

If D keeps up this acting/singing thing, 
I am going to have to watch out for paparazzi in the future. 
Anybody know where 
I can get an over-sized pair of sunglasses from?! ;) 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

the one where i turn 31

Yesterday was my 31st birthday. 
And despite the fact that I had to work, 
it was pretty fantastic. 
Bday presents from awesome friends
I was in a meeting all day. (blah) 
But I did get to leave right when the meeting was over. 
Yay for getting off 2 hours early. 

D took me to the movies after work. 
We saw Ant Man. 
It was not as good as the other Marvel movies, 
but still fun. 

After the movie, 
we had ice cream. 
Because on you birthday you get to eat dessert first. 
It's in the rule book! 

Then we ate mexican food for supper. 
So, pretty much the perfect night out. 
movie + ice cream + spicy stuff = perfection  

I had to be at work today, 
so we made it an early night in. 
But today is my Friday! 
I do not have to be back at work until next Tuesday. 
D got me a Dancing Groot to add to my office collection. 
This Saturday I will be having the "official" birthday dinner, 
with an ice cream cake, of course. 

Follow me on Instagram for all of the birthday adventures. 
Now let's get this work day over with! 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

weekend recap: wedding season

A couple of weekends ago, 
D and I drove to South Carolina to attend the wedding of one of our favorite couples ... 
Cate and Barrett. 

Cate and Barrett are two of the founding members of Wine Club. 
{posts about that here & here}

It was a beautiful wedding held in downtown Beaufort, SC.  
The ceremony was at the Beaufort Inn's Garden. 
And then the reception was at the Old Bay Marketplace Loft. 
Everything was just gorgeous! 
It was windy on the rooftop
Cate and Barrett asked D to perform their first dance song. 
He was honored to sing that special song for them. 
He did an acoustic version of Hold My Hand by Hootie & The Blowfish. 
And he did a spectacular job! 
video
{Y'all, I get to marry him!}

The band liked his performance so much that they pulled him up on stage later in the evening to sing with them. 
It really does not take much arm-twisting to get D up on a stage. 
He is a natural performer. 
video
{D performing Uptown Funk with the band}

After all the excitement on Saturday, 
D and I did a bunch of nothing on Sunday. 
My introverted brain needed to recharge. 
I am so thankful for a guy that just gets that about me! 

Hope y'all had a fabulous weekend.  


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Monday, July 6, 2015

weekend recap: july 4th edition

As many of my long-time readers know, 
July 4th is my favorite day of the year. 
You can find previous recaps here, here, & here

This weekend started on Thursday for me. 
Yay for four day weekends! 

Fourth of July mani

Thursday, we celebrated D's little sister, M's birthday. 
She turned 19 on Thursday. 


Friday, I had lunch with my two best friends. 
It was the first time all three of us were able to get together since Christmas. 
So, it was way overdue. 
We definitely talked wedding plans. 
I miss seeing these two every day! 

Friday night, D and I had supper with his parents & sister; 
then we watched fireworks in a neighboring town. 

Saturday, we spent the day at the pool with D's extended family. 
We ate way to much but it was a great, relaxing day. 
Outfit of the day 


I am sometimes called the "kid whisperer." ;)

I baked snickerdoodles & a cheesecake. 
Both were a hit with the crowd, 
we only had one piece of cheesecake leftover. 

Isn't my niece the cutest?!

Saturday night, we went and watched our town's fireworks show. 
They did a really great job this year. 
It was an excellent show. 

Sunday, we had supper with D's family on his dad's side. 

Overall, it was such a fabulous weekend. 
It definitely lived up to previous year's Fourth weekends. 

How did y'all celebrate the Fourth? 
For my non-American readers, I hope y'all still had a great weekend too. :D 

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Monday, June 8, 2015

weekend recap: all about the emma awards 2015


This weekend was all about the Emma Awards. 
I wrote about last year's Emma's here
The Emma's are our community theater's version of the Tony's. 

D was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Little Shop of Horrors and Best Actor for The Importance of Being Earnest. 

Friday night, D's cast mates from Earnest had a small pre-Emma's party. 
I am not a party person, but it really was a lot of fun. 
There were only 8 people at the party, so it was small and we had way to much food. 
But we ate and talked until midnight. 
I had an in-depth conversation about Doctor Who with some fellow Whovians. 
That was my favorite part of the evening. :) 

Saturday night,was the awards show. 
D won Best Supporting Actor! 
I was so proud of him. 
He also performed twice during the awards show. 
Weirdly, I always get nervous when he preforms and he is calm as a lark. 
Of course, I think he should have won both awards he was nominated for, but you can't win them all ... I guess. ;) 

Sunday, D and I had a true lazy day. 
We watched tv all day 
and then had supper with his parents. 
When we got home from supper 
we had brownies and ice cream for dessert. 
The perfect end to a lazy Sunday. 

Have any of you ever won an award for anything? 

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Monday, June 1, 2015

weekend recap

This weekend was pretty laid back for me. 
D was helping some friends move in Savannah. 
So I had the weekend to myself. 

Friday: I went shopping for a dress to wear to the Emma Awards next weekend.  
D has been nominated for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor. 

Saturday: We officially have a photographer for the wedding! 
I met with Jess and signed the contract. 
I have known Jess for 9 years now. 
I am so thankful to have a photographer that knows me well. 
I hate having my picture taken and I know she will put me at ease. 

That afternoon, Jess, her sister, and I went shopping. 
A new outlet mall opened a few weeks ago in a nearby town. 
This place is going to be trouble. 
They have a Converse Outlet store and a Vera Bradley Outlet store. 
I bought 2 new pairs of Converse. 
Because you can NEVER have too many Converse! 

Sunday: I went grocery shopping, read a book, and started Reign on Netflix. 
A true lazy Sunday. 

Hope y'all had a great weekend! 

{Linking up with Weekending by BLovedBoston}
Bella And The City

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

wedding wednesday #1: book arch

The venue has been chosen 
and the wedding date has been picked 
April 30, 2016

That means I have almost a full year to bore y'all with wedding posts. 
But let's face it, 
with the way I post that will be like 6 posts. 
:D 

This post is all about this awesome book arch I found on Pinterest. 
{source}
I would LOVE to incorporate this into my ceremony. 
However, there is one small problem. 
My book-loving heart cannot murder destroy this many books. 

Do y'all have any ideas how to do this without harming the books?! 
I am thinking that as much as I love the look of this arch, 
it will not be in my wedding. :( 

This is the other option I really like for the ceremony focal point. 
{and it doesn't kill any books} 
{source}
What are some other ways I could incorporate books into the decor?