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Monday, March 30, 2009

Let's Work It Out!

Ok, so I have a ton to update on. But I don't really feel like writing that much. But there is one thing that I do want to write about!

I SIGNED UP FOR A WORKOUT BOOT CAMP!! I'm so excited. I'm hoping this will help me get my butt in gear! Anyone wanna join me? Tell them Selina sent you! =)

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Friday, March 27, 2009

Great News!!

I just talked to my youngest brother that is graduating this year from high school. He told me that he got into Boston University with a FULL financial aid package...i.e. ALMOST ALL GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS!!! I'm sooooooooo excited for him! I know that he really wanted to go there or UC San Diego. For UC San Diego, I think he's just waiting for the financial aid package to come from there. This is some great great news.

Now for the secret. It is still a secret but what I can tell you is that an amazing couple I know will be having an addition to their family. But other than that, no other information will be told because I don't know who blog stalks me. =)

Oh, I have a date tomorrow morning with the Zilker Hike & Bike Trail if anyone feels like joining me. Not sure what time, maybe 9am? Holla if you wanna join me.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Pure luck

So Ryan and I were totally lucky that we missed all the hail while coming home today. When we were on Mopac, most of the hail was in the 183 & 620 are or it was in Round Rock off of 35 & 620. So pure joyous luck. I'm sorry to all those that got hail damage to their cars!!! Usually my luck isn't this good so I'm cringing to think about the next time a hail storm passes through central Texas.

In other news, I got the swarovski flat back crystals I ordered for the cake topper....and damn...I ordered some small ass crystals. I think I'll be ordering more in a slightly bigger size and just use these tiny ones to fill in gaps. so FYI, I recommend Tamis Place. Fantastic service, good looking products. I actually found the crystals on Ebay and then found the actual website. Either way, good stuff!!

I would post pictures, but my camera battery is dead. So as soon as that sucker charges, I'll show you how small those crystals are. =)

Unrelated news
**Singsong voice**
I know something you don't know! I know something you don't know!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Post in Pictures & a few words

I was checking out Kimmie's blog (please excuse my obsession with her blog, she talks about cupcakes, wouldn't you be obsessed too?) and she talked about Polkadots & Sugar Mama's. These are 2 places that have been on my 'need to go indulge' list. After checking out their perspective websites again, I'm alllll over Polkadots. A Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough cupcake?! The world can not go on until I try this cake. I guess I know where I will be venturing to this weekend...I hope...

Now for pictures:

Our cake topper came in! Now I'm just waiting for the jewels to arrive to decorate it.
Dakota on Sunday NOT helping us garden.
Ratchet being a curious dog.
One of my new rose bushes. The label says 'Color Magic' hybrid.
Ryan working hard to plant said rose bushes.
My little dill plant
Vellum + Double Sided Scotch Tape = Bridesmaid bouquet vases

That's all for tonight. I'm sleepy. I'm sure I'll have more to say tomorrow.

@Jillers: I'm going to make margarita pizza this weekend! mmmmm. And there are only 2 of the BM's dresses online. But I'll update my bio soon. =)


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Monday, March 23, 2009

So much..

Goodness, it's been awhile. There is soo much to talk about. But I'll break it down into smaller posts so that you don't have to read a novel. The biggest thing to mention is that ALL the bridesmaids dresses have been chosen!!!!!!!!! *Woohoo* Each girl chose her favorite tea length or cocktail dress from Alfred Angelo in Espresso. Everyone is going to look amazing! No pictures though. I'm a big ol' loser and didn't get pictures of the girls in their perspective dresses. AA was just totally nutzo the days we went.

I bought 3 rose bushes and planted them in the backyard. They make me happy.

I'm starting to buckle down and checking things off my DIY to do list. My blog counter says that there are 200 days until the wedding. I know thats still a lot but I'd rather get things done early can be done early.

I've decided that I'm going to make homemade pizza this weekend. LIke, from scratch. Flour, yeast, water...the whole shabang. I'm scurred...I need a cupcake.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

*Sigh*

So we are missing a fur baby tonight. He's not really missing. He's just with my parents, his Grandpaw & Grandma. haha. My parents were on their way back from Dallas and stopped by the house for dinner and to let the traffic die down. My dad and Ratchet are best buddies so he asked to take him to their place for a few days. I know the puppy will enjoy time away from Dakota. They get annoyed with each other I think. I miss my little snuggly puppy already.

In other news, I'm sleepy. I should go to bed but it is physically impossible for me to go to bed early. Drives me insane. Ok ok, I'm going to bed. We have clients in town tomorrow for work (omg I have work now!!) and I gotta be peppy to be the smiling face in the morning. Peace!

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Monday, March 16, 2009

St. Patty's

Tomorrow is St. Patty's. I don't have anything green to wear to work. I barely own anything green. Shit.

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

This is how I feel...

While MOH and I were shopping today for her dress, we got into a discussion about how we needed to get back to working out and losing weight. Her motivation, fitting into the size of BM dress she ordered. My motivation, not looking like a balloon when I see people that knew me when I was skinny. Case in point: Ryan and I are going to a reception in H-town for someone I knew my freshman year in college i.e. when I was 15 lbs lighter. Now she is still as skinny if not more and I'm a freakin' blimp. So I think that's pretty good motivation to get my ass in gear. Yea yea, you may say that's shallow. But I know for a fact that I'm not the only one that uses these kinds of situations as wake-up calls to get your ass to the gym.

So Ryan and I went for a run tonight. It was actually a really good run. A good start on the long road to skinny bitch status. But while running, this image and song popped into my head:

(**sing song voice**) Jiiiiiglyyyyypuuuuuf, jiiiiglyyyyypuuuuff.......

It's going to be a long weightloss road....

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Check!

YES! Another wedding check! 4 out of 5 bridesmaids have picked and ordered their dresses! Only one left...I'm coming after you this week Linda! =) I'm hoping it was a pretty painless experience for everyone. And of course, I didn't take any freakin' pictures and only ONE of the dresses is actually on the alfred angelo website. oh well. I think everyone is happy with what they picked.

I'm sure I have more to write about but I totally can't think right now. Maybe my brain will be back to working tonight...maybe...

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Friday, March 13, 2009

all over the place

Holy shit I'm all over the place tonight. Had a kinda healthy dinner of shrimp tacos and a glass of water. Then beer. Then someone mentions cupcakes. Then Shannon starts talking about pizza. Then I want a burger but I have to wait until after midnight (no meat on fridays!). Then I want a breakfast taco. WTF! I think I wanna eat my feelings. The number to the pizza place is sitting on my laptop, open in another Firefox tab. To dial, or not to dial, that is the question....Or maybe I should wait until midnight to get a breakfast taco. That's when Taco Cabana starts selling breakfast tacos..just FYI. Actually, it used to be 11pm but now they are cheap bastards and wont give me my bacon & egg tacos an hour earlier. losers. I should go to bed before I eat my weight in some type of delish junk food....shit, lappy battery is dying..

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

First day

So today was my first day of work. It was good. Just did basic 'training' stuff i.e. how to make the coffee for all the non-morning people and answering the phone. Everyone is super nice. Sadly, I really doubt that I will remember everyone's name that introduced themselves today. I did notice that there are some people who just don't clean up after themselves. One dude left his jimmie john's sandwich wrapper, mountain dew, and water cup sitting in the middle of the conference room that a mtg had just taken place in. This conference room is smack dag right when you walk in, maybe 4 ft from my desk.....and the doors are glass. I saw it was you foolio! Pick up yo' shit. The least he could have done was buy me freakin' lunch if he was just gonna leave his trash lying around. But besides that, it was a good day. Carpooling with Ryan went find, other than the insane amount of traffic since people don't know how to drive in the rain. But I'm so glad to have a jobbie. I need to remember to take snacks and a water cup tomorrow so that I don't fall off the wagon and eat more junk food.

@Alexis-Which yoga yoga do you go to? And which type of yoga do you do?
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Tuesday, March 10, 2009

to many thoughts..

I can not believe this shit. How can someone do such a vicious crime to another human being just to steal their identity (based on the details of the news story)????? Christy was only 21!!!! That stupid woman and her husband took away this young girl from her family & her friends. Seeing her family at the funeral and how torn up her cousin was just made me soooo mad. I try to give people the benefit of the doubt but in this case, I hope those 2 rot in jail forever.
[*Edit*] Apparently that martha hernandez person did this crime to get Christy's identity so she could cross the Tx/Mexico border. ARE YOU SERIOUS?? That is the f'ing reason that you do this to someone? Do like every other mexican and swim across or hop the fence! No offense to anyone bc I'm mexican and we joke about that all the time but I just can't believe it. I hope God stikes down both of those f*ckers..........

Wow my posts have been kinda ranting-like lately. Sorry about that. So much happening at once. I really need to organize my thoughts/life. I was talking to Terri and she suggested that I look into yoga. After all the random happenings in my life, I need an outlet. Maybe I'll throw some yoga into the running/workout mix.

Oh! I start the new jobbie tomorrow. So excited. And nervous, it feels like the first day at a new school. I already have my outfit picked out. Going for the conservative look for the first day. Black 3/4 sleeve top, gray dressy pants, black boots & my hot pink purse. =) go me! Now let's hope that I can get my ass up early enough to straighten my hair. Eeeeeeeek so excited!

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frustration

So I made the mistake of looking through old pics and realizing how much weight I've gained over the years. Diet begins today. And the word 'diet' always pains me. I love cupcakes & cake and fun food like that. Guess that's no more. Food journal begins today also. The last time I was watching what I ate, the food journal helped out alot! At least in terms of me tracking if I was eating crap or not. Tonight is also going to be another run and pushups.

Sorry for the random ass post. I just suddenly got so frustrated. Soooooo frustrated. It almost feels like a lost cause but I know I can't think like that, otherwise it will be a downward spiral.

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I sooo want this!

The totally awesome, always entertaining Kate of Elefantitas Alegres is having a giveaway! You can check it out here. But I prefer that you don't check it out because I want the Lapin Vilardi Bikini Bag to be mine! Mine I say!!!!! =)

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Weekend recap time!

So I posted earlier but I forgot to post about one of the most important things that happened this weekend! (besides Nettie's wedding) WE MAILED OUR SAVE THE DATES!!! I'm so glad this is finally done! This is all of them ready to hop into the little mail slot at the post office. A few stragglers are still here at the house b/c we don't have addresses for them yet. But hopefully this week they will alllll be in the mail. =)
Here are a few pics from the wedding reception last night. The girls in the pic below helped me survive and graduate college. If it wasn't for them, I have no idea how I would have gotten out of UT with a degree.

Today was pretty badass as well. Ryan and I went Wal-Martin' and I got some fun new plants. Who knew that the Big Blue Box (ours is actually the Big Tan & Green Box) had awesome looking plants that are cheaper than Home Depot. I got me some dill, basil & a rose bush. So we'll see how that goes. =) And then....I met Trish at Cupprimo. I know that Kimmie suggested to not venture there on Sunday but our schedules couldn't help that. Either way, it was still delish. I can't wait to go back when they have the special flavors during the week. Mmmmm sugar. I forgot to take a pic of the Black & White cupcake & Chai tea latte that I had but I did snag a pic of the strawberry cupcake that I bought for Ryan. Is it bad that I want to lick my screen? =)

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Genius!

So Ryan's a genius and created a signature for my blog! I love it. hehe

In other news, Nettie's wedding was yesterday. We didn't quite make it to the ceremony because traffic on I-35 was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!! I should have known better than to think that a Saturday at 12:15 would be any different than the during the week hellish traffic. We started on our merry way and hit traffic at Rundberg and 35 at 12:20pm. Insanity. We didn't reach the Dean Keeton exit until 1pm. The ceremony started at 1 and we needed to be at Oltorf and 1st. Yea....wasn't going to happen. So we were lame and turned around to go home. I as very sad. But her reception was awesome. Creekside was so pretty and Nettie looked like a princess. Congrats to the both of them!

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

New look

The Crown Princess Life blog has taken on a new look. You like? I figured this was more fitting to the Princess way of life. =) It took me for-e-ver to find a template that I liked. And even then, I'm not a huge fan of it. So I guess I'm going to need to figure out how to do my own blog template....we'll see how that goes.

In other news, today is Nettie's wedding! I'm so excited! Her reception is going to be at an awesome venue (Creekside) and I know the church ceremony will be beautiful as well. Right now I'm working on printing out the address labels for our save the date cards. Unfortunately, it's taking a lot longer than I hoped b/c 1) Office for Mac does weird things that Office for Windows doesn't do so it's slowing me down & 2) the pdf file that Ryan sent me with the labels he created at work doesn't line up to labels......soooooooooo here I am doing this crap. Frustration.

Friday, March 6, 2009

Running Recap

So yesterdays run was pretty successful. I realized how out of shape I was but I pushed on. I'm not sure of the actual distance that I ran. I'll have to map it out and get back to ya. I think I want to make a trip out to the Zilker trail on Sunday morning (maybe today????) to see if I can still do the 3 mile loop or if I will fall over from exhaustion. I'm sure everyone is at work, but if you aren't, you know you wanna come to Zilker with me. =)

Unfortunately, I self sabotaged the workout and Ryan and I went to Cici's for dinner. mmmmm pizza. I think I was craving junk food because for breakfast I had coffee and toast, lunch was a lean pocket and nothing really in between except for maybe 3 or 4 glasses of water. I need to start doing like Jennifer and plan out every meal/snack to keep me on track. I've also been slacking on the pushups thing since Ryan hurt his hand playing basketball. The pushup thing is something we do together and I guess I've fallen off the pushup wagon since he's on the injury list. I think I'll just go ahead and start it back up again tonight with or without him.

Today's Meal Plan so far...

Breakfast: coffee w/ cream and sugar & toast (I'm trying to get myself off of the cream & sugar, just not there yet)

Lunch: Morningstar corn dog, grapes, & a few cheese cubes (it's Friday, no meat on Friday for now)

Dinner: 'homemade' tomato soup, swordfish steak w/ pesto & small portion of whole wheat pasta (still debating on the pasta part)

Snacks: Jello sugar free rice pudding or an apple.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Look! There I go!

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand I'm off to go run....my lungs are burning already. Good thing I have new shoes to make me run faster and longer! Shut up, isn't that what we alllll thought when we were younger that new shoes helped us do? Well, it still works! =) Here I go!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Cupcake Anyone?

So I was blog stalking Kimmie and I noticed her sidebar that listed her favorite food places. One I noticed was Cupprimo. Anyone have any experience or opinions? I looove finding new dessert places. Anyone wanna road trip to 183 & Spicewood Springs with me? =)

I'm sure a cupcake is just what I need for my 'diet'. Whatever. No one can take my cupcake away from me! hehe

Random Morning Ramblings

1. I want to go to Target and buy thank you notes. I saw some cute ones on the website and I want them. Not like I have anything to write thank yous for yet, but whatever.

2. I need to go to Hobby Lobby and buy vellum tape & the gold vellum paper that I'm going to wrap the bridesmaids vases in so that I can finally check that project off my list.

3. Gotta make a post office trip today to FINALLY drop my bracelet in the mail to send back to 1928.

4. Totally need to clean the kitchen.......yea..we'll see.

5. Wait anxiously for my new boots and avon stuff that isn't coming until Thursday...but I like believing that I'm important enough that they will deliver my stuff asap.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I GOT THE JOB I INTERVIEWED FOR ON MONDAY!!!!!!!! Granted, it is a temporary job but that's fine with me!!!! A job is a job, even if it is a temporary one. Majorly HUGE shoutout to Terri over at El-Twirpo for giving me the heads up about this. Like I said Terri, I am your cheerleader for life now. I owe you bigtime!!! I start next Wednesday and let me tell you, I have never been so excited to dress up for a job. =)

In wedding news, I finished putting laying out our memory table poem (the poem is courtesy of Jillers and then adding our little 'flourish' to the design and then DONE! I'm debating on how big I'm going to make it. 5x7?

I didn't do my cardio workout yet this week. Which means that I HAVE to do it tomorrow, Thursday AND Friday. I am debating on going running Saturday morning instead of Friday but my friend's wedding is on Saturday. So I don't know how productive I will be on Saturday. haha

Ok, enough rambling. I'm so tired and its not even 11pm. I feel old today. =(

Monday, March 2, 2009

Psyche!

Just watched the finale of The Bachelor and let me tell you....SHOCK! I only watched 2 episodes this season b/c I was tired of the reality teevee crap but I was rooting for Melissa. Don't ask me why. I just think she was cute and I remember her from the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader reality show. Anywho, how in the hell can someone who acts like the most genuine bachelor up and humiliate that poor girl on NATIONAL TELEVISION! Wow. I am shocked. I am also shocked that Molly heard that he did this and she still was soooo happy to have her chance. Makes me wonder if as soon as things get a little difficult, if he will run away from Molly also. What an asshat.

I usually don't get my feathers ruffled over reality tv but I think that was complete bad form. I felt so sorry for Melissa but the girl held her own. She did not back down and give in when he said he didn't think it was working. You go girl. =) Ok, I'm done with reality tv. haha