This is not my formal list…which I NEED TO get in order ASAP, but just a guide. Here’s a more specific excellent checklist I will be incorporating into my Weber Wedding Weekend event binder from Offbeat Bride.
Gulp. Tis daunting once I look at it in black/white. Good thing I LOVE DOING THIS STUFF. Planning the most excellent kick-ass party ever for me and He Who Makes Me Smile…with the help of so many people we love…good times!
- Announce Engagement
- Ceremony/Reception Site (Youngstown, NY)
- Ceremony Officiant
- Guest List
- Inspiration Board on Pinterest
- Registry (Charity)
- Save-the-Date (Email/Christmas Cards)
- Wedding Party (You know who you are. We love you!)
- Wedding Theme (Red Gingham/Daisies)
- Wedding Website (Hello?)
- Caterer (Saturday/Sunday)
- Day of Wedding Coordinator
- Hotel Reservations
- Lady in Red Event
- Menu (Saturday/Sunday)
- Registry (Gift)
- Wedding Dress
- Engagement Wine Tour
- Fun/Games/Photo Booth
- Groom/Groomsmen Outfits
- Rental Companies
- Wedding License
I had leftover pork roast sitting around that I needed to find something to do with, so I came up with this.
The pork roast was cooked in a crockpot covered with only apples and cinnamon. The flavour of the pork with the pineapple in the fried rice is DELICIOUS.
While at the home of He Who Makes Me Smile’s Cousins for Christmas I had no choice but to sneak a picture of this GORGEOUS OLD SCHOOL OVEN! The entire home was a gorgeous, large farmhouse that made me drool…I felt like I was in a Hallmark Family Christmas Card. So pretty, so many amazing details and touches.
And did I mention this is one of the ovens in the HUGE open floor plan kitchen? Swoon.
My true love of self gave to me…sleeping until 2pm because I was up ALL NIGHT COUGHING.
He Who Makes Me Smile and I have been fighting this cold/cough thing for way too long now. I’m ready for it to end.
I suppose celebrating with a Holiday Happy Hour, Chuck Cousin Christmas, Smith Christmas, Shea Open House, Chuck and Jen Christmas, Bloss Bowling and Smith Cousin Christmas in the last 5 days might have something to do with needing all the extra rest. Thankfully we both have off of work today to catch up on doing NOTHING. (Which means sleeping, blogging and cleaning and planning.)
Hurrah for doing NOTHING!
He Who Makes Me Smile unfortunately has to go back to work tomorrow…while I will be working…on Weber Wedding Weekend planning and dreaming of paint colors for the house (all rooms will be painted at the end of January and all carpet is being pulled up to replace with Pergo floors and we need to move the furniture from Mama’s house to our house AND buy a new living room set.) And then there’s the list of friends still left to see before the New Year!
Wall Street Journal: ‘Cash Mobs’ Help Ignite Buy-Local Effort
The first known cash mob was the brainchild of Chris Smith, an engineer for Oracle Corp. The 37-year-old from Buffalo, N.Y., says the idea stemmed from his realization that consumers, including his wife, tend to flock to smaller establishments when a bargain is available through the daily-deal social-networking sites including Groupon Inc. and LivingSocial Inc.
“Why do we need a discount to support good, solid, local businesses?” he asks.
He used Twitter and Facebook to rally more than 100 people to purchase wine at City Wine Merchant on Aug. 5. Business that day tripled, according the store’s president, Eric Genau. “We have clients that would have taken a lot longer to get here or never would have gotten here at all if not for that,” Mr. Genau says.
New York Times: Broadway Hits Gold in Buffalo
“The industry has noticed how good it is to play Buffalo,” said Stuart Oken, a lead producer of “The Addams Family,” who pointed out that the show made more money per performance here than in Toronto, Miami or any other city since the tour began in September. He predicted that the tour would make a profit because of moneymakers like Buffalo and return some of the money lost on Broadway to investors.
OH WEDDING WEBSITES…
Why did I tell you when Weber Wedding Weekend is taking place? (Answer: Because I’m a girl.)
Now all I get are reminders after reminders after reminders.
5 MONTHS UNTIL THE WEDDING!
And in case that doesn’t hit home.
152 DAYS TO GO!
Yes, yes I know.
At least we have my priorities straight! Look what our besties Cindy and Jeff bought for the wedding for Christmas!
Rednek Mason Jar toasting flutes! (With lids.) Hahahaha. LOVE!
And the Smith Family made sure we had the perfect Just Engaged Christmas Tree Ornament.
Justin Gage. Ha!
Back Story: Dayna said to Tim that they needed to get something for our first Just Engaged Christmas. Tim heard “Justin Gage” and wondered why on earth we would want such a thing. Much laughter followed. (Mind you both were sick and feverish.) Of course little did Dayna know that Justin Gage was a REAL football player. And hence the awesomeness that is this ornament for the top of our tree next to Floyd.
Yep. We have the coolest friends and family ever. Weber Wedding Weekend is going to be ridiculous fun.
Which I consider a polar opposite of what the wedding website advertisement tells me our wedding should be.
In fairness, I guess I did find my perfect man. Of course I waited 37 years to find him. And said man did end up putting a giant rock on my finger (serious added bonus and something I never imagined!) I also did find an incredible wedding
gown dress (fingers crossed, fingers crossed) but that’s for another post. And as for ruining the pictures? Um…yeah. RUIN THE PICTURES? Right. Because the PICTURES are what the wedding and marriage is all about. I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WORE THE WRONG TUX AND RUINED THE WEDDING PICTURES!
“I think my fiance measures her self-worth in the amount of cookies she bakes.” – He Who Makes Me Smile
Unfortunately, I fell way below the standard I wanted to hit this year. Boo. (Only made 10 kinds. Had more on the list.)
I loved the photo from the Sabres game on Sabres.com SO MUCH I made it into the present that keeps on giving, all year!
First Niagara, if you see this post feel free to compensate me for the excellent product placement.