Friday, December 26, 2008

My favoirte things

Some of my favorite things

  • Google Reader! I have about a million blogs I check daily. So having this handy little site where I can review my blogs instead of logging into each of them one by one is such a total time saver!
  • My Happy Lite! Sunlite at my desk :)
  • Mary Kate and Ashely Olsen's Style: Not so much the trashy hair, dark circles under the eyes and anorexia (crack head) look but here are some great examples of fun scarfs, shoes and kimonos!! And did I mention the SHOES?? <3
  • Swap-Bot: If you like writing letters, making crafts, or putting together fun packages. Try it out. Swap-bot is a online service that organizes group swaps and a community of creative individuals. Swap-bot takes the hassle out of participating in group swaps by organizing all of the participant information and doing all of the partner assignments. On Swap-bot, you can host swaps, join swaps and chat with other swappers from all over the world. Give it a try!
  • Amazon: Seriously, I would have been a mess this Holiday season without it. And if you like to read, used books and the library are the way to go.
  • Cable Knit Bangles: Etsy has a slew of adorable styles and colors
  • Having a family/friend network that will always be supportive, loving and compassionate especially if you fall down... hard. They will tell you to get back up, keep being your loud, horn-tootin', kiss-blowin' silly self. Or the hard times when you do something really stupid and they can tell you in a loving way that you need to fix it or work on it or whatever it may be.
    This article I keep in my bookmarks as a reminder from iCiNG about coping with a "quarter-life crisis", taking a hard look at the friendships you have aquired/kept close because of convience or whatever other reasons. Part One and Part Two. Its a bit long, but a great article.
  • Making New Years Resolutions. Usually mine are financial: save 10% of income; Relationship: get more involved with people who are inspirational or great to chat with versus the "drinking buddy", the negative, or the ones that seem to always let you down; Health: Work out 3 days a week, eat healthier. This year I feel like those are pretty routine by now, so I am going to make some "try something new" resolutions. Things I have always wanted to try, and since here in Minnesota it is winter all but three months I will have some neato winter activities to try out. So stay tuned!
Happy Weekend all!! :)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Wedding Update

Wedding update

Location: Bakers Near Wilderness Settlement Link About 30 minutes from the house.

Dress: I am having my fantasy gown designed by LoriAnn, here is her link

Bridesmaid dress will most likely be one of these (In Aqua of course):

My veil is all set, from yours truely. I will be posting a how to as soon as I download the pictures

Hair style is figured out: Long, curly, romantic, super fun

I <3 Avril

Photography: I am SUPER excited to work with Colleen & Micah from Paisely Road Photography, they have the photojournalistic style I have been looking for and also specialize in graphic design, videography, and editing, so that just makes my day ;)