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.