Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Letters!

PhotobucketDear College, I still can't believe that in just 2 short weeks I will be graduating and leaving you! All I can say is.. FINALLY.  On thursday, I had my very first final and my last class ever.  What a whirl wind of emotions! Not only will I be graduating but I get to move back to H-town! This will be the FIRST TIME EVER, that Seth and I will no longer be long distance. This is HUGE. Whoop.

Dear Internship, I can't wait to start the next chapter in my life with you. For all you who don't know, I will be interning as a wedding/event planner. I can't wait to plan weddings, events, parties, etc, and maybe even pick up some ideas for my own wedding!!

Dear laptop, please don't crap out on me. My internship is going to make us very close I believe. So please, hang in there just a tad bit longer?

Dear Thursday, thank you for being the best day ever. Seth & I decided on our future apartment home!!! Now the hard part.. how do we want to decorate!?

Dear Weekend, please be good to me. The annual Wiener Dog Festival is this weekend and right now you look like  you have thunderstorms in your making. Stop it. Stop it right now. Seth and I have gone every year, it's tradition, so don't you and your rainy crap tag along. Preeeesh.

Here are some previous pics of when we went to the Wiener Dog Festival

 The festival holds wiener dog races,which is by far the best part of the day! The arrow in the picture below  is pointing to BoBo. How it works: the dogs are put into their individual lanes, the gates are lifted, and they run as fast as they can to the other side of the field ( where one of the owners is allowed to wait for them) Turns out, when we first go BoBo, he was scared of guys (and we chose Seth to be the one at the end of lane instead of me) Oops. Long story short, he didn't quite understand that it was a race and wanted to look for me!!  


 What happened after the race was the highlight of our trip. Once we realized BoBo wasn't going to make it to the finish line, Seth had to chase him down, scaring the pup, and caused him to pee as soon as Seth picked him up!! We couldn't stop laughing and picking at Seth for the rest of the weekend.


BoBo loves hanging in the Wiener Mobile.




Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Oh, how Pinteresting {Home Inspiration}


My life for the next 5 months:
 -Graduate College
-Move back home (NO more long distance relationship)
-Start my internship planning people's weddings.
-Get a new apartment for when Seth & I are married.
-Get a job.
-Somewhere in the midst of all that mumbo jumbo, plan OUR wedding.
-Get married.
-Start our new life together. (I'm going to be a wifey!!)

So with all that said and done. For some reason I have more focused on our new apartment home and how we can decorate it. So this weeks pins are focused on decorating ideas and home inspiration.

Right now we're loving the idea of an all white bedroom and Seth making a wooden headboard.
Yay! More DIY projects!!




Lately i've been in LOVE with chalkboards and calligraphy! Not only are these signs beautiful for weddings but I love the idea of having one in our home where we can decorate it with holiday themes, cute quotes, menu ideas, etc.  Anyone know where I can learn calligraphy!? I'm serious..



I feel like all newlyweds need one of these pillows somewhere in their new home. 


As you know, Seth and I have two dogs. One thing i've been working on is teaching them how to sleep in their own dog beds rather than in bed with me. So far the transition has been successful, but I really hate how their beds don't match anything in the room. Then I saw this pin and absolutely fell in love with the idea of making a dog bed! Plus, it would go great if we stained it to match our future wooden headboard!!


I think we just need this. Yup. DEFINITELY need this.



Tuesday, April 23, 2013

First Things First {Link Up}

First Things First
Today I am linking up Halie over at Penguins, Pasta, & Polkadots


First thing I would do/buy if I won the lottery:
I would probably scream, cry, possibly even pee my pants from all the excitement?!
(maybe that's taking it too far)
Ohhh. You mean what would I do with the money?
I would probably save some of it, buy Seth and I a brand spankin' new home, and possibly pay Justin Bieber  Jimmy Buffett  to have a private concert in our backyard.  (Hi, Dad.)

First person I call when I get amazing news:
Well this one is a no brainer. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. Seth. And when he doesn't decide to pick up. I leave him a thousand phone messages/texts. Then I call my mom. Whoopsies. Sorry, Seth.

First think I do when I've had a bad day:
When I have a bad day.. it goes a little something like this..
Put on my pjs. Grab the Ben & Jerry's out of the freezer. Grab the pups and snuggle in bed. Eat the entire glob of Fudge Brownie ice cream. Watch as much reality tv as possible. Maybe tweet about my bad day then delete it 30 seconds later. Then somehow in the midst of all that jazz I fall asleep and wake up to a brand new day. Talk about a routine. But hey! It works.



Monday, April 22, 2013

My dog had a birthday party.


So Seth and I tend to treat our dogs like human beings some times. So what.

It was Bobo's 3rd birthday this past Saturday.
 ( In case you didn't know.. that would make him 21 in dog years) So clearly we had to go all out.

Que the over the top, fuzzy party hats.

 You can't have a party without friends now, can you? 



Gangs all here.

What's a party without cake, snacks, and presents?!

Luckily, we stumbled upon a dog bakery near us that makes custom cakes and A W E S O M E cookies.  If you ever need dog treats, cakes, cupcakes, unique toys, collars, or bowls, go check Barker Street Bakery!!!

Here are some of the cookies we passed out at our party!


They all had different flavors ranging from peanut butter to banana!



Present Time!



I had Barker Street Bakery make a custom round cake! I was able to choose what colors to decorate with (I went with Mint and Gray)  I also was able to choose the flavors for the cake! I went with Vanilla and Cream Cheese center with Peanut Butter Frosting.


I asked them to decorate the sides with paw prints!


Time to eat the cake.


Our dog's tastes buds were off the wahhhzooo.


At the end of the day, I think we can say our dog had a pretty amazing birthday!

Seriously though..




Wednesday, April 10, 2013

We booked our honeymoon!

So one of the hardest decisions we have had during this whole "wedding planning" process was where Seth and I would honeymoon. We had a few options we were considering but could never truly settle on the perfect place for us to start our new lives together.

We at first thought about going on a cruise, but that was immediately booted out ..

Seth gets motion sickness really easily (yes, we know there are pills and patches to take, but we weren't quite sure we wanted to risk him getting sick for 8 days on a boat during our honeymoon)

Then we considered the whole "beach thing" ..
But the idea of going to a beach for 8 days and laying out everyday and maybe doing a few activities here and there really didn't fit the typical "us" 

We love having activities planned, and trying new things!

Then Seth came up with the PERFECT place to honeymoon.


Folks, we're going to Walt Disney World.

He couldn't have picked a more perfect place, since he's marrying me, a kid a heart.

We're kind of obsessing over our honeymoon as of now. Seth made some awesome reservations for our trip including Tony's (from Lady & the Tramp) Be Our Guest ( the new restaurant in Fantansyland) Chef Mickey's , and of course... CINDERELLA'S CASTLE.



I had to send Seth a little reminder.

What's going to make this trip even more special, is that Seth's birthday is a week after our wedding day. So not only do we get to celebrate our honeymoon at Disney, but also his birthday!!

Now you see why we're freaking out?!

There's one other thing we are pumped for.
In the Be Our Guest restaurant, there's a special desert called the "Grey Stuff." Apparently you can't just ask for it, you have to be celebrating a "special occasion"
Well HELLO, marriage, honeymoon, birthday, new life together...
Ding Ding Ding. Winner over here.

"try the grey stuff, it's delicious. don't believe me? ask the dishes.."

{VIA}

Looks like we will be riding all the rides for Seth, and standing in long lines so I can meet every single character. Like.. I have to.

Oh! & we found out we can actually register our Disney Honeymoon online, so that's next on the agenda!

I'll leave you with this little gem of Seth at Disney World for the first time..



If you have any tips for planning a vacay at Disney or things we MUST do..
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE leave a comment below.
I would love to hear what you have to share.



Monday, April 8, 2013

Seth's Salmon Recipe

Lately Seth and I have been slightly obsessed with salmon.  We finally came up with an amazing recipe and couldn't resist sharing. If you are a beginner cooker and looking to try something fairly easy and new, look no further. This is the recipe for you!


Ingredients:
-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 6 tablespoons light olive oil
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 teaspoon ground black pepper
-4 tablespoons lemon juice
-1 teaspoon dried basil
-1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
-2 (6 ounce) fillet salmon

Directions:
Marinade- In bowl, mix garlic, light olive oil, basil, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and parsley.
Place salmon fillets in a plastic bag and pour marinade over.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.

Preheat over to 375 degrees F.
Place fillets in aluminum foil, cover with marinade, and seal.
Place sealed salmon on pan, and bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until easily flaked with a fork.


Put salmon on plate and pour the marinade over it. ( Definitely adds more flavor)
As for sides, we love this dish with mashed potatoes (which you can cover with the marinade too)
and steamed broccoli if you like veggies!

Enjoy!!


Thursday, April 4, 2013

chocolate chip cheesecake ball

Do you love CHEESECAKE? CHOCOLATE?

Than this is the dessert for you!

It's a CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEESECAKE BALL.

It's super easy to make, great for family functions, a sweet snack, or for parties!
Pair this baby with some graham crackers or cookies and I'd say you're good to go.


Ingredients:

1 package of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (8 ounces), softened
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup of confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup of mini  semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons brown sugar
graham crackers

Directions:

In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla extract, and softened butter until light and fluffy.
Gradually add both sugars; then beat until well combined.
Stir in mini chocolate chips.
Cover bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Place mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap.
Shape into a ball.
Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Now your cheeseball is ready to serve!

*You can roll cheeseball in nuts right before serving if you like them! (such as almonds)

Enjoy!







Wednesday, April 3, 2013

home is wherever i'm with you

School has been consuming my life lately.
To think that in just 6 weeks I will be graduating.
Stress is taking over.
On the hunt for an internship.
A Wedding/Event Planning internship.
Projects are due.
Research papers are being typed.
Blogging unfortunately has been put on the back burner.

But under all this school/stress mumbo jumbo..
 I received an email from our Engagement/Wedding photographers,The Bird & The Bear

What a nice little treat to receive in the midst of all this craziness.

Enjoy.




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