Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Work Out

So I really have been trying to get my butt in gear and start working out more. Being unemployed just has me sitting at home doing nothing. So I've started running outside or popping in a cardio DVD if it's to cold for me to want to go outside. I haven't really put myself on a 'diet' because life gets miserable when I restrict myself. But I have started paying more attention to what I eat and how much of it. The new 'workout' plan isn't so much focused on me losing weight. It's more for me to get toned and to look better in my wedding dress next year. haha. Actually, the real goal is that I want to be able to wear this cute red halter that I was able to wear as a freshman in college but def. not anymore (yay freshman/sophomore 15!!!). And I want to reach this goal by next year so I can wear said halter for my bachelorette party. haha, I know. It's lame. But it's my goal. lay off. =) So if anyone is in P-ville (or close to P-ville) and wants a workout buddy, I'm totally your girl. It's easier to get motivated when you have a running buddy.

Ryan and I are also going to need to start doing the 100 Pushup Challenge again. We started it back when I had a job and it was a good workout. I really liked it. But after losing the jobbie, I didn't really feel like doing anything. I really do need to get back into it to shape these unshapely much working out to do. hahaha

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Stuff I want...

So I've started thinking about what I want to wear for our engagement pics in December. Since it will be December, I figured jeans, a sweater and boots would be more than appropriate. I really really want to find a pink sweater but I haven't really found anything that makes me want to spend money on it. BUT this jacket from J.Crew...yea, I totally wanna spend more money that I should on it...haha.
I am also keeping an eye out for wedding shoes. I really like the idea of wearing hot pink heels with my wedding dress. I just need to find the perfect pink shoes. I love shopping, even when I can't buy anything.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

DIY Wedding Thoughts

So last night Ryan and I decided that we really need to get on the ball with this wedding stuff. I know that the wedding is still a year away, but with all the DIY stuff we want to do, we figured it's better to start sooner rather than later. So here are the list of DIY projects that I need to get started on. I'm sure I'll add onto the list later..

-Save the Dates
-Table numbers
-Menu cards
-Place cards
-Thank you cards & Thank You sign
-Memory table candles
-Cake Table letters
-Cake Topper
-Champagne labels
-Favor boxes

Ryan is also going to work on the wedding website this weekend. I'm so excited. He drafted on paper what it will look like. It's going to be great. We also are going to attempt to finalize the guest list as well since we want to send out Save the Dates in January. So that will be another headache to deal with this weekend.

Friday, November 14, 2008


So, I've been a little MIA lately on the blogging front, and with good reason. Reading my previous post, my new job was suppose to be an awesome learning experience. Alas, not anymore. About a week after I started training for that position, our company had 'restructuring' and let go of about 20 people. Guess what?! I was one of the 20. So I am now on the unemployment payroll (which sucks bigtime, it's a pride thing) and applying to jobs and not hearing anything back. Let me tell ya, when it happened (Oct. 30), I came home and proceeded to drink and yell and cry. Then met up with other my other newly unemployed colleagues and continued to have a happy hour. So I'm over the shock and annoyance of their actions but that in no way means that I think it was ok what they did. Thank goodness for savings...I gots a mortgage and wedding to pay for. Luckily Ryan and I have budgeted well enough that the wedding will not need any changes and our bills are good to go for awhile. At first, I thought I would enjoy the 'time off' at home while job searching. Yea, it got old real quick. I think it's because I'm one that needs social interaction and I love my dogs, but those fools fall asleep for hours. haha. Anyone know a company thats hiring? We can play a game of if I have applied there already....

On a completely different note: Ms. Vicki of Vicki Smalls has tagged me to list 6 things that make me happy. Sorry it took so long Vicki, I had kind of cut myself off from the blog world for awhile....Anywho, here goes....

1. Ryan. He makes me so happy, especially right now. He has been so supportive through this whole ordeal. Sometimes I think back when we first met and wonder if it all really happened! He really is fantastic. =)

2. Hot chocolate: OMG this makes me sooooo happy. Spring, summer, fall or winter. I don't care. This is one of the most comforting foods to me. When I can find a badass cup of hot chocolate, I am totally happy. It's a simple pleasure. My total favorite is when its cold outside, and I have my hot chocolate, fleece blanket and a good movie. *Heaven* haha

3. My dogs: Ratchet and Dakota are our furry children (I'll post pics of them soon, need to find some good ones). Ratchet is the older of the 2 and more mine than Ryan's. I love that little furball. He's got the heart of a big ol' great dane but is only 13 lbs. Before we got Dakota, Ratchet was the go to dog. It's amazing how animals can sense when you need them. Dakota is still a puppy so she's all sorts of loopy and hard headed. haha. While Ratchet listens to me, Dakota is the opposite. She is more on Ryan's side for things...crazy German shepard. But I love the fur babies. Hopefully they can be well behaved enough to be in our engagment pictures.

4. Taking pictures: I always have my camera. I am by no means a photographer. I just always have my camera in my purse everywhere I go. Even when Ryan and I go Wal-martin', I always have my camera. haha. I always have that damn little Canon Powershot SD 1000 around my wrist downtown too! I love taking pictures, remembering random moments and hoping for just 1 good picture out of the 2o I've taken. Ryan is more of the photog in our family, with his fancy ass camera with its big ol' flash. He's got the talent for it, I just click the button and hope for the best. =)

5. Reading: whether is a just for fun novel or a 'learn a new skill' book, reading makes me really happy. Especially right now, I enjoy escaping to a different world and not dealing with this one. I love all types of books. Right now I'm into books about Henry VIII after reading 'The Other Boleyn Girl' and books about Texas history (don't ask, Ryan caused that interested to start..haha). Got any good book suggestions for my next read? Since I get to sit on my ass here at home, I went and go myself a brand spankin' new library card to the P-ville Community Library. Yay.

6. Getting real letters: I love getting real mail. Not that credit card bullshit or anything like that. But real, thought out letters. I made a Bridesmaid Newsletter for my girls a few weeks ago and was just going to email it to them, but I thought it would be more fun to send it snail mail. I mean, who wouldn't want to get a letter in a bright pink envelope!? I know I would want one! Not like I get very many real snail mail letters, but the occasional card does show up. That makes me way happy. Especially when there are no bills in the mailbox.

So I should 'tag' others to do this. But I don't know who has done it or not. Sooooo if you are reading this and have not done it, then TAG! You're IT!