10.30.2014

Life Lately.

Hmmm blog? what's that? Do I actually have one? You're probably getting tired of that introduction every time I actually show up to this space, which is like once a week, if we're lucky....

Here are some things that have been happening in my life as of late.

//Brad was gone for the first half of the week for work, which meant my bedtime on Tuesday night was no joke, 8:30 pm. Lights out. Sorry, not sorry. It was so fabulous. 

//Last weekend I decided to make a quick trip to DC... Douglas County that is - let's not get crazy - to visit my family, as well as help my friends Anne and Courtney with a styled wedding photo shoot.

What I thought was going to be an inexpensive weekend turned into me accidentally popping a tire and then having to replace not one, but all four ties. See ya never, wedding flower budget. That just went to new tires. Maybe I can just roll a tire down the isle with me instead of carrying flowers? Seems reasonable and beast mode like.


Word to the wise: look for concrete blocks that might be sticking out farther than you realize. Also, my car didn't even have a spare tire or a jack! WTF. come on people, what am I supposed to do in case of emergencies?!? Dumb. 

//As for the styled photo shoot. It was beautiful. There were 2 attractive models, Courtney killed the hair and makeup, and Anne documented it all flawlessly like she always does. Oh and did I mention chocolates?! There were beautiful, handmade chocolates from a local shop called Cabruca Chocolates. I can't wait to see the film when Anne is done with it. I know all the images will be pin worthy. Now to get our company ABC Design Co. up and running. We will take the world by storm. Or something....


//When it comers to my actual wedding... not much planning has been happening lately. I figure I have a year and no need to put too much effort into anything. Just working with Kailyn on our Save The Dates. Which, funny story, I think Brad may be more picky than I when it comes to fonts and such for these Save The Dates. Kailyn might be regretting her choice to help us :) 

Anyway, that is all I have. Happy Halloween, people.... is it Christmas yet? PS. don't tell Brad but Saturday I am totally putting up twinkle lights. Post Halloween is fair game for twinkle lights in my book.

<3 

BB 

22 comments

Kelsey Higgins said...

You had to replace ALL FOUR TIRES??!?? What a nightmare!!

kailyn marie said...

BRAD IS SUCH A GIRL!

p.s. i feel you on the tires. i had to do the samesies.

Melissa Suggitt said...

poor Kailyn.... you've unleashed a monster on her.

Kristen said...

so whenever my husband is away or gone for the night, i'm torn between going to bed early and it being amazing or staying up late watching HGTV. it's a hard life.

P!nky said...

Love the bedtime. Next time you're in DC you better text me, lady!!!

As long as you have the year for your wedding, you're good ;)

Meagan said...

twinkle lights on Nov 1 are 100% okay - awesome in fact. :)

Joey said...

OH NOOOO! Bummer about the tire. That seriously seriously sucks! I used artificial flowers for my wedding--they weren't super cheap but cheaper than real--and now they sit nicely around my house!

Lauren said...

Sure why not, tires could be the new flowers. Wedding planning is so fun but so life-consuming. See ya next year :)

Helene in Between said...

8:30pm bedtime is my kind of fun. so sorry about your tires. and yay for save the dates!

MakeMeUpMia said...

I agree, I mean I 'm cool with twinkle lights now actually ;) I'm also a fan of early bed times. Sorry to hear about your tires, not good!

Angi said...

We just had to replace all 4 tires on our Jeep, too. So NOT a fun way to spend money.

I like your idea of rolling a tire, though. Way to be non-traditional. Suck it, Pinterest.

Becky Skidmore said...

Ew. Replacing tires suck. Srsly the worst. Also, 8:30pm bedtime sounds like a dream. Yessss please

Kalyn P said...

Haha when it came to any kind of paper goods (programs, invites, etc) I just finished them and was like, okay Derek this is what they are going to look like! He was actually pretty chill throughout the whole thing and his only request was that he didn't have to wear a tux which I was totally okay with. Also.... if you're willing to put in some work (or you have a lot of good friends) you can easily do flowers yourself!! That's what we did. I spent less that $200 but mine were very simple (lots of baby's breath) and I did them all, including table centerpieces, bridesmaids/my bouquets, and boutonnieres.

Sarah :: Plucky in Love said...

ALL of my Christmas is going up this weekend. Don't tell James.
PS. Tell me you're visiting B's family at some point during the holiday months?? Because I live so close to them and da boys can chat about country-living and come-and-go southern drawls while we drink good beer and enjoy bloggy friendships, right?!!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

getting tires SUCK SO BAD. they cost a fortune and it's not like you can get a shitty one either because safety :(

i remember when i was planning for my wedding, i did everything at work but before work started. i made everyone on my team come in and help me - the designers did my save the dates, the team stuffed envelopes and we used the laser paper cutter because FREE haha!

Jenn said...

Too bad you weren't in the other D.C.!
Love an early bedtime--sometimes you just need it. No need to feel guilty about that at all :)
The photos look so pretty from the wedding shoot! Love!!

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Gahhh. Fucking tires. We need to bring Flinstone cars back.

JumpingJE said...

Hey let's play soon - I miss your pretty face!

Tami said...

UGH. Car trouble is THE WORST, man. I feel ya!

Corie M said...

Spending money on things you don't WANT to/isn't any fun is such a bummer! I hope this week is going better :)

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Car troubles always annoy me but all four tires is insane. Major props to you for not losing it completely!

Ashley @ ladyacray.blogspot.com said...

So funny because Aaron was 10x more picky about some of the [trivial] wedding items than I was! but I definitely recommend planning as much as you can as early as you can - it was my saving grace :-)