Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Honey is all ready to go Trick-or-Treating tonight. Since she is so sweet, I thought an angel costume would be perfect for her. She is so patient to play along. The first wave of family arrived for our wedding yesterday. I can't believe that I'm getting married on Saturday. We are so excited! It will be fun to have my little cousins from Montana over tonight to Trick-or-Treat. Yay! So, Happy Halloween to you and yours.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Show Your Colors Available for Pre-order on Amazon

This is big enough news that it is worth posting on three blogs. Yay!!!

Show Your Colors is official for sale on a pre-order basis on Amazon. The book will officially be out in time for the Tucson show, beginning of February. You'll be able to pick up a copy in the Soft Flex booth at the Best Bead Show and  if you like, both Jamie Hogsett and I will be on hand to discuss the designs in the book or to sign your copy!

The Best Bead Show
Feb 1-5, 2012
Kino Veteran's Memorial Community Center
2805 East Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
Wednesday 10am - 8pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm
Classes: for information on classes held during the show please click here
Admission: FREE (there is a cost to take the classes at the show)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

10-day Weather Forecast for Wedding

We are finally within 10 days of the wedding and so far the weather forecast looks really good - 83 degrees and sunny! Yay!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Customized Wedding Invitations By Kristen Fagan / Creative Stash

If you want really lovely customized invitations, I highly suggest Kristen Fagan. I love our invitations. She did an AMAZING job! Thank you, Kristen!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Our Wedding Arbor

I think that Joshua said it best when he thanked his Dad and said, "It is a once in a lifetime gift." Josh's Dad made us an arbor for our wedding and installed it in our yard this morning. It is not just any arbor. It is a one-of-a-kind, made-just-for-us, beautiful piece of art. I'll show a full picture of it after the wedding. It won't be as fun if everyone already knows what to expect, right?!

Friday, October 21, 2011

2 weeks!

"Love thrives in a garden of patience and trust."

Oh my. 2 weeks. Where has the time gone? The non-stop pace took a real toll on both Joshua and I this week, but we continue to persevere and are looking forward to the light at the end of the tunnel...our wedding day on November 5th! Although we are still chipping away at our never ending "to do" list, it is reassuring to know that the most important things are mostly done. Most everything now is just icing on an already lovely cake. As we count down the days, we look forward to spending time with our family and friends from both near and far. 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Josh's Co-worker's Threw Us A Bridal Shower

Earlier this week, Josh and I were given such a big treat at the Montelucia Resort at the foot of Camelback Mountain. His co-workers from Children's Action Alliance threw us a little bridal shower, pool side in a cabana. It was so beautiful. They showered us with gifts and had sweet little wedding games to play. It was really, really nice, even if I have been feeling under the weather. It made us both feel so special! Thanks CAA!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Flowers for our garden wedding in Phoenix, Arizona.

Today was very exciting. We went plant shopping with Josh's Mom for our little backyard garden. If you don't live in Arizona, this probably seems completely backwards to you. We are finally cooling down enough that it is time to plant. It was an all day affair. Honestly, I was so excited for it that I barely slept last night and at about 6am this morning just gave up and got ready for an impromptu breakfast with my best friend Erin. I did not stop moving from about 9am until almost 8pm. First, we chose the plants. Then, we loaded the plants. Then, we unloaded the plants. Then, we had to till the garden. Then, we had to mix in compost....on and on and on. It was really, really, really fun but I am officially exhausted and ready to crawl into bed quite early this evening. Tomorrow is another full day of working on "our list." The endless list of things to do before the wedding. This was a big one. We finished well after dark. So I am excited to see all of our hardwork in actual daylight tomorrow. Yipee!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

30 days and counting...

I've gotten to the point that I can hardly contain my excitement for the wedding. I also feel like I am working day and night to get things done. However, I feel an immense sense of peace even in the day-to-day chaos. I just keep chipping away at it, bit-by-bit, night-by-night, weekend-by-weekend. Now that we are getting closer, I can see all of our hard work taking shape. I am just plum excited!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bathrooms Show Improvement

I am incredibly excited to have towel bars again, especially our new ones that we picked out. Don't underestimate the importance of a simple item like a towel bar. It can make a big difference in your quality of life. The little bathroom is nearly complete, save a new toilet and a fresh coat of paint on the concrete floor. The pink bathroom continues to lag behind, but I would guess that it will have towel bars and even a shower curtain by the tail end of this week. We've lived here just over a year and never actually showered in the pink bathroom. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Excellent Jeweler in Phoenix Area

If you are looking for an excellent jeweler in the Phoenix area, look no further, Coffin and Trout is the company for you. They are located in Chandler right off of I-10 in Casa Paloma.

7131 W. Ray Rd, Suite 22
Chandler, AZ 85226
(480) 763-1300

We picked out our wedding bands today and I just can't say enough good things about this company. The staff is so helpful. Dean helped us find exactly what we were looking for, which in my case was a very particular look. I think that they have earned our business for many years to come. 


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