Thursday, December 27, 2007

Back to work. Can I handle 2 days?
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to my 3 readers!
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Monday, December 24, 2007

I've finally figured out mobile blogging. Its like a whole new world!

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my favorite new hat

it isn't very warm (as i found out yesterday walking around the domain, but it looks lovely nonetheless.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

look what i made!

ok so it's not perfect but it's my first iphone cozy.

i made a really awesome hat last night. i'd take a pic but i can't stop wearing it.

Monday, November 26, 2007

my new hobby

i've taught myself to crochet. i am so talented. my newest project is almost complete and i will post a pic soon. i'm excited to make lots of great shit for my friends.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

our first vendor meeting

is tomorrow afternoon with our 1st choice photographer. i'm very excited because i am in love with her photos and skills. we are so hyped about sarah that we haven't even considered a back-up choice.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

ruh roh

i accidently deleted my visitor tracker when playing with code. for shame. now i have a new one. i used to be popular with over 5,000 hits. i swear i was.

wedding update!!

it's official.

october 4th, 2008 at 5:00pm.

motherly instincts kicking in...

before i get into my ritual of wedding talk let's mention my new maternal instincts that kicked into gear last night.

i took colotte to the vet last week for her yearly. everything seemed fine, then friday the vet calls me and says her kidney levels are high and wants to see her again for re-testing. the vet doesn't want to wait for tues morning (when she has another appointment for a teeth cleaning) but wants her in ASAP. so i bring her in early saturday morning for a urinalysis.

she's totally normal during the morning, the drive to and from. but as the day progresses i can tell she isn't right. colotte follows me everywhere in the house. she also eats her food like its her last meal. she was not hungry. she wouldn't drink milk or water. she wasn't grooming herself or meowing.

so i got depressed and pulled her into the bed with me and stayed with her all night. i knew she was sad and it made me cry. i was upset b/c she was acting so lethargic and moody. i hoped that a good nights sleep would help her forget the vet visit and bring her back to normal.

all night i had bad dreams about colotte. i was so worried to wake up and see her under the bed or worse, refusing her food.

but this morning i hear her jump on the bed and she crawls on my chest, giving me kisses! hooray...that's the colotte i love. i take her down to the floor and she chases me to her food bowl and begins to meow.

now everything is happily back to normal.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

it's all bollocks!

i hate planning. i used to love it. now i don't.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

the light at the end of the tunnel

may be approaching. this upcoming friday i sit down with the parents and tell them the total estimated cost for the wedding i want. then they will tell me what they plan on giving me. this is not an easy task by any means. i have no idea what the rest of the wedding will cost! i don't know anything about florals. we haven't even agreed on a honeymoon spot. so i have 5 days to hash out a total. ugghhh!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

decisions, decisions

here's a little wedding update. my parents checked out a few places with me and basically my mom hated barr mansion. i hated the texas union hall and we all loved the driskill. i wish they would give me a dollar amount so we can book something but they want me to continue looking around. i'm waiting on the four seasons to confirm an appointment (they haven't been very prompt in answering my emails so i'm not too happy already.) but at least i can give my parents exact costs on these wedding venue packages and hopefully get the damn ball rolling.

but we really love the driskill. it's so polished and beautiful. the price for the package we want is INCREDIBLY reasonable. it's practically the same price as barr mansion.

this is where we would have the wedding ceremony.

this is the second floor of the victorian room.

first level of the victorian room.

we will have the reception in the victorian room - 2 levels

so lovely.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

i can has cheezburger?

i love this website.

the austin club

so we checked this place out yesterday. members only 9th and brazos. they have a beautiful balcony overlooking the street. it's freakin right next to the capital. let's see....large ballroom with beautiful glass chandeliers. lovely, english dark wood bar area. we really liked it but...we felt the wedding ceremony would be lacking. they really have no special place to have a ceremony...except in the ballroom. i really don't want that. even though we aren't going the church route i don't want the ceremony to be thrown in the package and not special. there was a life sized painted portrait of our wonderful president in the hallway. now that can be a great conversation starter for all our guests.

i am going to try to stop by the union hall with my mom on saturday and see the place set up for a wedding. i really don't care for this place or location but my parents have this bee in their bonnet because a friend of my dads got married here and i guess it was a good deal. i say "who cares?" i don't want a good deal....i want amazing and fabulous please.

Friday, September 07, 2007

so much to do with no energy to do it...

"dawnita, what are you doing blogging in the middle of the day?" you may be asking. well i am being a naughty girl and blogging at work. see, a typical day of works entails a level of multi-tasking that would make others shit their pants. i can juggle 20 things at once and get them done within the hour. it's this crazy talent i possess. but sometimes i need to take a break and do something completely non-work-related. shopping all day is stressful. so here i am. blogging about absolutely nothing.

i love fridays...mainly because i get to take half-days! i also love fridays because we all go to mean eyed cat after work and drink beer. i dig the cat but i wish they had some food. they do a small amount of wasabi peanuts and trail mix but there are times i crave a burger with my pitcher of lone star. MEC doesn't serve the hard stuff either. beer is good but i like variety.

i think it may be time to get back to re-pricing sofas. oh wait, wedding updates anyone?

well, barr mansion still has the dates we want open but they won't refund any of our deposit. that means we have to be super sure we want to have the wedding & reception there. we need to look at aother places before we make the plunge. hopefully this week matt and i can knock out a few places....driskill, austin club and texas union hall. this has to be done before the 23rd. the 23rd is 2 wedding expos...which means everyone getting married will be attending and looking to make reservations. damn the other brides! barr mansion is mine!

ok later.

Thursday, September 06, 2007

i love strut

i just saved $100 bucks tonight. every first thursday strut marks everything in the store 40% off. i got 6 dresses, 3 pairs of shoes and a necklace for $189. plus i used nory's gift certificate. i went to the south congress location this time. they had free beer and a dj spinning. it's larger than the south lamar one and has more selection. hooray for frugal shopping!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Saturday, September 01, 2007

perez hilton is fat and ugly

why can't i stop going to his damn website everyday? it's like an addiction. i need an intervention.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

i love you barr mansion

matt and i had our first venue tour today. we checked out barr mansion. it was so lovely. i love everything about it. they do everything for you. we get to have the whole estate to ourselves! plus they are 100% organic. here are pics....

Saturday, August 25, 2007

bridal gowns

after thumbing thru my many shitty magazines i have come to the conclusion i am in love with a handful of designers.

melissa sweet
jim hjelm

regardless of the mass amounts of other dresses i go back to these boys. some of them are out of my range but they are by no reason unobtainable. one funny thing that happened last night...

i found a pile of clippings nory and i had done a year or so ago. it was mainly rings but there was one dress i clipped out. i was in love with this dress. so last night i saw the same dress and cut it out, with no clue i had done it last year until i see the old clippings. i guess that means the dress and i are made to be?

i love everything about the dress except for those horrid gloves. you can't do gloves in texas. maybe you could but i wouldn't even consider it.


this has been my "it dress" for the past few months. sadly i saw it on another model in a magazine and the corset was very sheer. the body of the dress didn't impress me on her. i'll see if i can find that picture.


another beautiful casablanca dress. i really dislike the buttons in the back though.
and that diamond beaded belt above her chest.


nory wasn't too impressed with this one. maybe i'm just in love with the model.


girly night

so nory came over last night to look at all the wonderful things i bought at barnes and nobles yesterday. she is graciously helping me with my wedding...thank goodness! so back to b&n. i really hate that area and store but i was close by. i went crazy in there, see below:

i'm losing my mind i know. back to last night. we spent the night looking through my clippings, magazines and my fabulous spreadsheet. i broke open our new 3-in-1 blender and made pina coladas and cheesesticks. keith came over later on and played guitar hero and ncaa while we clucked away like hens. it was fun.

i got some really good ideas and opinions from nory. i feel better now.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

time to go crazy!

and make this blog my wedding planning blog. ok, i love the knot but i really am hesitant to create a bio with my saved pictures. i figure if i have to work at stealing these then i don't want others taking my ideas. yes that makes no sense whatsoever.

anyways in case you don't know i am happily engaged as of july 20th. sadly i have never even considered planning a wedding so i'm pretty behind on everything. i have purchased almost every wedding magazine at heb this month. plus i bought a really nice book called emily post's wedding etiquette guide and this really neat planner. both seem pretty good. i'm still reading and absorbing them.

i have also started a spreadsheet of all the venues we are interested in. talk about hard work. this bitch was difficult to create but its very extensive. i'm still collecting emails from venues with price lists and information. barr mansion is already booked for oct. 08. can you believe that? i thought i was early with a oct/nov 08 wedding. i guess not. now i'm slightly worried. when matt returns from booker on sunday we will start doing some tours and visits next week. we more waiting around.

oh here is something handy for you longhorn football fans:
Sept. 1: Arkansas State
Sept. 8: TCU
Sept. 15: at Central Florida
Sept. 22: Rice
Sept. 29: Kansas State
Oct. 6: Oklahoma (Dallas)
Oct. 13: at Iowa State
Oct. 20: at Baylor
Oct. 27: Nebraska
Nov. 3: at Oklahoma State
Nov. 10: Texas Tech
Nov. 23: at Texas A&M

Aug. 30: TBA
Sept. 6: at UTEP
Sept. 13: Arkansas
Sept. 20: Rice
Oct. 4: at Colorado
Oct. 11: Oklahoma (Dallas)
Oct. 18: Missouri
Oct. 25: Oklahoma State
Nov. 1: at Texas Tech
Nov. 8: Baylor
Nov. 15: at Kansas
Nov. 28 or 29: Texas A&M

it's pretty sad that we have to plan our wedding around college football. ugh.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

hooray i love yelp!