Apologies for lack of blogging. Got caught up in all the holiday festivities!!! Feel like I blinked and now it is 2013 officially. Just about 100 days to me and Sig-O’s BIG DAY! (COMMENCE INNER WAIL OF ‘OH SHIT’-NESS) Well not about getting married to Sig-O frankly, just all the nitty gritty coming up.
This month’s wedding to do list is really about making sure I am on top of all the vendors – contacted the reverend of the church, the lady covering all the linens/chair covers, caterer, florist what have you. Most of the decorations and ‘putting shit together’ is done, now we are coming to the more painful part – coughing up some cash! I must say though, we have done fairly well with our budget – I am guestimating that our final cost will be in the neighborhood of $6-8,000 which compared with the national average of well over $30,000 makes me feel really good about myself for pulling off a more traditional wedding with special touches without feeling disgusting about the spending done all for one day.
One day. That’s all it is folks. It will be a lovely day I’m sure but let’s face it – IT IS JUST ONE DAY. What will we have after the day?
Memories and photographs. Keepsakes. That’s really what matters. I am really looking forward to it, and all the hubbub of a shower and rehearsal and din din!
Hokay so wedding update covered. Cooking update? This past month’s notable recipes include:
- banana whoopie pies with cream cheese filling
- a bang up, somewhat healthified buffalo chicken dip
- lemon pudding (made about 5x; me ingesting it all by myself about 3x…I’m not sorry!)
- Candy Cane Joe Joe Cake (essentially peppermint oreos from Trader Joe’s layered with whipped cream and left to soften in the fridge for a day and a half, definitely worth a repeat, especially since I got 2-3 boxes for Christmas that I don’t need staring me in the face)
- buttermilk pie, a Sig-O favorite
- pumpkin scones (I am becoming a scone master!)
- patty melts (heaven in burger form)
- sriracha cucumber BLT’s (could live on these!)
There are probably more, especially of the lunch/dinner variety but they aren’t quite springing to mind at the moment. Been munching on salad (of course with some form of meat over the top since a salad alone does NOT a meal make) to try and make up for gorging a bit over the holidays … dress fitting is imminent. SO SO glad I chose to buy a couple seasons’ old dress that is 2-3 sizes too large for me, rather than deal with stressing about fitting into a particular size.
BirchBox update. December was lackluster!!! Eye gels NOT IMPRESSED, Per-Fekt Lash Gel NOT IMPRESSED (left more smudges under my eye than my normal mascara and I never put anything on my lower lashes anyways), Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo – was very nice actually and a Juicy Couture perfume that was surprisingly lovely. Best part was a pack of 4 tea bags, but not good enough to buy the regular size package. Hopefully January brings a better box, I really loved November’s. Maybe they are going on an alternating month system of GREAT BOX – LACKLUSTER BOX … ? 😛
Speaking of beauty et cetera … I am doing my own makeup for our blessed nuptials. No need to look like a drag queen on my wedding day. They say you should go a little heavier handed than you normally would, for the sake of pictures – that I can manage. Hair is being done by a professional. Growing out hair so the poor woman has something to work with. Resisting the urge to chop my extremely longer than normal hair off. Told Sig-O it’s getting chopped post haste after the wedding.
Anyhoo – 2012 was full of ups and downs. Getting married and all those festivities bode well for 2013! Looking forward to sharing time with friends and family.
Oh – and go visit my bestie at her new blog!