so much to blog, so little time!

It seems like I have been so busy the last two days that I’ve barely had time to sit down, let alone blog.  Instead of trying to squeeze everything in, I’ll just share the highlights, some of which I’ll elaborate on later.

1) Meeting at Sweet Cakes Design:

I know that I already wrote a whole post about this but, I am just so excited about our cake and all of the flavors.  I also think the cake and mini cakes are going to be just gorgeous.  On top of that, Barb’s enthusiasm for the project and her job was totally infectious.  She made a career change late in life and seems so thrilled with it – definitely something to give some thought to.  What could I be doing that I really love?

2) Goat Cheese Salad

Vegetables have never really been my thing.  Growing up, I’d eat green beans, corn on the cob and baked carrots drowning in brown sugar.  Until maybe two years ago, this hadn’t really changed.  As I’ve gotten older and started to think more about what I’m putting into my body, I’ve opened up to more vegetables.  Salad was one of the harder additions to my diet and I still don’t love it.  First of all, I hate dressing.  Just don’t like any dressing that I’ve ever tried.  I like salad with fruit on it (and love fruit salad) but would rather be eating something else most of the time.  Yesterday for lunch, I found what might be the perfect salad.  It is spinach with carrots, cinnamon fuji apples, candied pecans and goat cheese.

I removed the sprouts and tomato.  This salad was so good that I saved my second half for lunch today.  I think the candied pecans really helped, they were awesome and countered the bitter taste of the spinach perfectly.

3) Wedding Shower

I had another wedding shower today with the aunts and cousins on my dad’s side.  It was really lovely but deserves a little more recognition so I’ll blog more later.  It’s always nice to get together outside of the major holidays and I am feeling very blessed and lucky to come from such a great family, we had a great time.

4) Another Etsy Arrival

When I got home from the shower a package was waiting for me.

I am such a sucker for package.  How adorable is this with that cute label and the blue striped twine?  Love it.

Inside the package from Silver Pencils was the hair flower that I’m going to wear at the reception.  Brandi makes such adorable and affordable hair accessories.  They’re simple and beautiful and I’m so excited to wear mine on our wedding.  She also has a great blog that you should check out.

Atlantic Pure Ivory Bridal Hair Flower

[picture from Silver Pencil’s Etsy site]

Isn’t she purdy?

 

That’s all for now.  This business has made me awful sleepy.  Todd and I are going to attempt to watch an episode of How I Met Your Mother.  Anyone want to takes bets on how many minutes it will take us to fall asleep?  My bet is 7 and a half.

Good night!

 

 

 

 

 

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piece of cake

It’s no secret that the last few weeks before a wedding can be stressful. And yes, I’m feeling some of that bride-to-be stress, even a lot of it at times. But really, really…this wedding planning business is pretty awesome. (I want so badly to call it “a piece of cake”. Ok, can’t resist, here I go!) Some might even call it a piece of cake. (I hear you groaning, sorry.  And yes, I’m officially re-naming this post.  Everybody loves a little cheese, right?)

I’ve been meeting and setting more meetings with different vendors involved with our wedding and today I met with Barb from Sweet Cakes Design, our cake baker.  I must say, I’ve been looking forward to this meeting since I set it last month.  Barb is really warm and friendly and has been really open to make our wedding cake exactly what we want it to be.  She hasn’t said no to any of my crazy suggestions and now we’ve officially decided on some unique, off-menu combinations that I’m very excited about.

Like the rest of my wedding-related posts, I don’t want to give too much away.  I love talking about the wedding but I want our wedding to be really special so, I refuse to spill all about everything for now.  I am willing to share that we’re having both a tiered cake and mini cakes at the wedding.

The mini cakes were offered to me at the initial tasting and I fell in love.  They’re not cupcake just little, individual cakes and I am so excited about them.  Plus it means that instead of just one or two flavors of cake we get six…but I’ve said too much.

You’ll have to wait until after the wedding to hear what all of the flavors will be.  I can’t wait to taste them all!

P.S.  I’m watching Bravo’s new series “Pregnant in Heels” and Rosie Pope is kind of awesome.

What’s your favorite kind of cake?

Do you prefer cakes or cupcakes?