Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Moving Day!!!

Well, tomorrow is our moving day! We finally get to have our own little apartment... Just me, Justin, and Dierks :) Unfortunately, our electricity got shut off a whole day early so it's gonna be one hot south Tx move!

I will certainly miss the house we shared with our 3 other roommates but I am also very excited about the future! You have to move on sometime...

I'll post pictures of our new place ASAP!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Another fabulous DIY by ...lovemaegan!


Check out this fabulous DIY by ...lovemaegan!

The designer "petal" bag

by Christian Louboutin

...lovemaegan's "petal" bag


Learn how to make your own HERE on her website.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My family

Good News!
I get to go home this weekend to see my family :)

Sarah (7)


Lillian (5)


My sisters are crazy...










My little brother, Noah (almost 2yrs)




And of course... my other two brothers:

Justin (18)


And Daniel (12)

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Now, bad news :(

My poor Justin (my fiance) is really sick :( He doesn't feel good AT ALL [coughing, sinus problems, etc] &&& this week he has finals, work and we have to move.

Please pray for him...

Thank you :)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

No Job






Evidently... a bachelor's degree doesn't mean much in the "job" world. Either I am underqualified or overqualified which means I am NOT qualified for anything.

The smaller, lower end jobs say I am overqualified because I do have my college degree and the bigger, higher pay jobs so I am underqualified because I don't have any experience.

So I have come to the point now where last week I dressed up pretty and walked into about 12 local medical offices and asked if they have any open (front desk/clerical) positions. The overwhelming response: "No."

On the upside... I do have an appointment with a staffing recruiter from staffing agency. I really, really hope she can get me some work!

Annndddddd... I came up with the brilliant (lol) idea to email EVERY psychologist I can where I live and this is what I wrote:

"Hello,

I am a recent college graduate from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. I just graduated with my BA in Psychology and I am returning to TAMUCC for graduate school this fall. I am working towards my MS in Counseling to eventually getting my LPC.

I am currently searching for any job that can help me gain experience and I was wondering if you had any available positions? I would love any administrative, assistant, clerical, etc type work and I think it would really benefit me if I can work in a mental health setting.

Thank you so much for your time.

Sincerely,
Lindsay"

Well, I had one respond saying that she'd like to meet with me to discuss some possible opportunities!!! But she's out of town right now so that will have to be next week sometime...

*Wish me luck*

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Our Engagement Story-Video

This is the video of our engagement... It's actually quite comical. :)



Our friend Landon did the filming and he is quite the character. He is the most random person you'll ever meet which is what makes this video so funny (at times). (He does most of the narrating/singing in the beginning)

I promise my voice isn't always that annoying... I guess when I'm surprised my voice likes to jump an octave or 2.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

love



We were given:
Two hands to hold.
To legs to walk.
Two eyes to see.
Two ears to listen.
But why only one heart?
Because the other was given to someone else.
For us to find.
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-June 5, 2010-
This day I will marry my friend, the one I laugh with, live for, dream with, & love.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

*Sparkle*

I am in love with Taylor Swift's headband!





What do you think?

Taylor Swift singing George Strait's "Run"

I am in awe of Taylor Swift's performance at the George Strait tribute! She was AMAZING! She sang my favorite George Strait song ever called "Run."



Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Our wedding venue!!!

So the first venue I posted here before turned out to be already booked for June 5th. So we've been frantically searching for a new venue and having NO luck since June is THE WEDDING MONTH until now :)

This is just another proof that everything happens for a reason.



The front


The side


The side door


View from an angle


First United Methodist Church


I love these 3 crosses


View of the 3 crosses


Official State of Texas Historic Landmark



I got all of these photos and then my camera died before we could go inside... I apologize for the poor quality but I had to use my phone for the following photos:


The back... You can't tell but every window is made of stained glass


A close up of the front... the door is on the right


The sanctuary (all natural lighting). There's a huge organ on the left.


The ceiling is very high... the chandalier shown is over 100 years old.
It's also hard to see but there are gold embellishments in the ceiling.

The church was built in 1909. Every window is made of stained glass. One of the windows has a signature that reads "In memory of my mother... 1812" I LOVE the history behind the church and I'm beyond excited to get married here! When I stood in the church I went speechless. It's absolutely breathtaking. I will try my best to get some better pictures inside next time I get to visit!
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"This brick structure, still in use, possesses several unusual features. It is modified Gothic architecture with large columns at the entrance and large, beautifully designed and colored antique stained glass windows. The vaulted ceiling in the sanctuary is metal decorated with embossed patterns. A unique, century-old brass chandelier that originally hung in the Kaufman County Courthouse lights the interior."

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Kathy Kaehler - Fitness Expert

I was reading BRIDES magazine when I came across this short article and I thought I HAVE to share this with my blog friends :)


The article features 3 trainers and they explain 3 different ways to achieve losing 20lbs in 12 months. I'm not necessarily in the market for a whole 20lbs but what I read from Kathy was just so simply put and practical.

Exercise Tips:
Seize the Day - Concentrate on activities that are a part of your daily routine (like walking the dog) and do them for extended periods of time.

Flex Appeal - Hit the gym at least 3 times a week. Weight training is a must to build muscle. Use 5-to 10-pound weights and do at least 10 repetitions of curls, squats, and lunges.

Belly Buster - The plank - an exercise in which you prop yourself on your elbows to form a flat bridge, tighten your tummy, and hold the pose for at least a minute - is the best way to strenghthen your abs. Include 3 during each workout.

Diet Tips:
Prime Examples - Pack in protein (fish, skinless poultry, lean meats) at every meal - it helps you feel fuller longer by stabilizing your blood sugar.

Carbs Are Not the Enemy - Refined sugar and white flour are villains because they add no nutritional value to your food. Embrace healthy carbs (things made from whole grains), nuts, and fruit.

www.kathykaehlerfitness.com

Friday, June 12, 2009

Carrie Underwood & Crazy Bridezillas


*just stunning*

Of course I could never wear this dress in "real life". However, if I were famous and performing in front of millions... well that's a different story.

I LOVE this dress... It's magnificent :)

What do you think?
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Also, I was watching "The Insider"... I never watch it so I can't really tell you what it's about but it seemed to be news/celebrity news. Anway, this [plus size] bridezilla was featured on there for forcing her bridesmaids to GAIN WEIGHT in order to be over 200lbs (each)! How insanely ridiculous is this?? Not to mention it's extremely unhealthy... There were clips of her yelling at her bridesmaids for not gaining enough or looking better than her.

Ok, honestly... I would NOT be a bridesmaid for this type of bridezilla. They are there by their own free will. Who in the hell would go through this for such a horrific bride?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

We need to take engagement photos!

I stumbled upon this blog called (Wedding Cabaret) that has BEAUTIFUL engagement & wedding photos... and it got me thinking about how my fiance and I have been engaged since February and we need to get our engagement photos done! THEN I moved on to thinking about what style of photos we'd like and what should I wear... *sigh*

Check out this picture from the Wedding Cabaret... I love it.


I'd love a photo like this for part of our engagement pictures.

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Think of all the beauty
that's still left in and around you
and be happy.
- Anne Frank


Happy Thursday! (only 1 more day til FRIDAY!)


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bridesmaid's Dresses

So I've been shopping around lately for some bridesmaid dresses and I all I find that I actually like are the dresses over $100! I feel so guilty asking them to pay that much for a dress that they'll only wear once... So I've decided to pick a dress they can wear more than once and I've fallen in love with Forever 21. Check out these finds!


$14.50
Simple & Elegant

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$37.80
I am in love with these black lace dresses. They are absolutely classy & elegant... plus the 2 tones break up the solid black

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$24.80
I am IN LOVE with the bottom half of this dress... if the top were black as well, I'd be sold on it.

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$22.80
Very Classy

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$22.80
I love the strapless dresses, but I'm more of a fan of the first lace dress

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$27.80
This is black lace on black... I love the subtle detail

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$24.80
Another simple black dress

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$24.80
I love this shade of green! And the style is just adorable!

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Ok so, I'm really leaning on little black dresses to be my bridesmaid dresses... It's classic, elegant, and you just can't go wrong with a LBD. Plus, every woman needs a LBD anyway :)

You always hear how brides want their bridesmaids to look bad to make the bride look better. Well I disagree. I want my bridesmaids to look stunning and beautiful! I want them to compliment me, the bride. I want them to FEEL beautiful too. That's very important to me.

What's your favorite?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

My boring life but at least I've made new jewelry!


Ok so I haven't really written a lot lately because I guess there's just not much going on! I've decided not to look for a full time job because I feel it's smarter for me to find a job where I can work only 2-3 shifts a week (day preferably) and focus on graduate school. If I had a full time job, I could only take 6-9 hours a semester and I am NOT interested in the 3-4 year grad school plan. lol I want to get it knocked out! Soooooo, I'm excited to say that I've got an interview today at a golf course :) I'm hoping to drive the "refreshment cart" around just a few days a week and I hear you make killer tips. Wish me luck!


Since I've had a little time on my hands... I've taken advantage of it by creating new pieces for my jewelry shop. :) You've already seen some of my new stuff just below this post but here are a few more:

Sunday, June 7, 2009

New Jewelry!

New Etsy creations!

$7 - Bella Cene'

$15 - Bella Cene'

$12 - Bella Cene'
Check out the whole shop @ Bella Cene'
Let me know what you think! :)