Saturday, September 26, 2009

Airbrush Tan

I am so glad that I made it through this week! I had something to do (meetings with vendors, dry runs, etc) every day after work, I worked overtime and felt like crap Thursday and Friday. But I made it through! I met with the florist and that went really well. They are so well organized and they make it so easy. I also got a airbrush tan at the Westin Spa and I LOVE it. I really didn't want to tan in a tanning booth because I just can't get over the idea that I could get cancer. And laying outside isn't much healthier. So the airbrush tanning was definitely something I wanted to try.

I got there for my appointment at 7:00 (ok well it was actually 7:10). The Westin Spa is in this new outdoor shopping mall with some pretty upscale shops. I don't know what I was thinking (maybe I was just exhausted from a busy week) but I just threw on some cheerleading shorts and a t-shirt and headed to my appointment. It wasn't until I pulled up to the mall and saw how there was absolutely no parking that I realized my mistake. What the heck was I thinking? I went to a really upscale shopping mall on a Friday night in cheerleading shorts?? Yeah, I had a few people staring at me. Of course, there were about a million high schoolers all dressed up that shot me some dirtly looks. I just started cracking up. Which only made more people stare.

I got there and changed into this amazingly soft robe. I chatted with one of the ladies that worked there. She had just gotten engaged and wanted to know all the details about my wedding. She was so excited and it was so adorable. Another lady came and brought me into a little room and asked me if I wanted a disposable bikini. I said sure. I looked absolutely ridiculous in this little tiny paper bikini. So I stood there almost completely naked so this woman could start spraying me with the tanning spray. It took about 20 minutes or so and it wasn't bad at all. I put my robe back on and headed into the locker room. I just sat and had some cucumber water (which I HIGHLY recommend) and watched HGTV. I was so relaxed.

I love the tan guys! It looks so incredibly natural and I am always so much more confident when I have a nice tan. Tanning tends to hide the cellulite a little. :)

Anyway, I have exactly two weeks left until the wedding! I have two more meetings next week and then we have to finish the favors and programs and that's about it! I am almost there. Whooo hooooo!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wedding Stuff

I am right in the middle of meeting with all my wedding vendors to make sure all the details are finalized. Last week I met with our reception vendor and had my makeup trial run. Yesterday I met with our photographer (LOVE him) and today we met with the people catering our rehearsal. I am really excited about the rehearsal dinner. We found this amazing venue that is a little coffee shop with couches and a fireplace. They even have board games! The people the own the coffee shop are catering it. We are having chicken picatta with linguine, a salad and for dessert we are having chocolate bread pudding. Yum!

Tomorrow I meet with the musicians for the ceremony and Thursday I meet with the florist. I am also having an airbrush tanning trial run of at the Weston Spa. Saturday I have my hair dry run. Next week I will only have to meet with the DJ on Monday and pick up my dress on Tuesday.

Other than finishing the favors and printing the programs we will pretty much be done! I can't wait for all the rushing around to be done and I can just look forward to the wedding (and the honeymoon of course!)

Here is a picture of our favor boxes.

They are filled with carmel hershey kisses and the leaf tag says "Joshua and Rebecca 10/10/2009." I have 20 that are completely done so that leaves me with about 80 more to do. We are estimating about 70 people coming to the wedding but we need to make extras just in case. I can't believe things are actually getting done and everything is coming together. In only 18 days I will be someone's wife. So weird.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Makeup and Contests

Three weeks from today I will be married. It still doesn't seem real! I had my makeup consultation today and that was a blast. The lady that is doing my makeup is so cool! She did airbrush makeup and my skin looks amazing. JJ loves it too. I was worried that he wouldn't like it but all night long he keeps looking at me and telling me how great I look. Awww!

Speaking of upcoming weddings, I have a couple of blog friends that recently got engaged. One of those awesome ladies is Lacey. You guys need to head over to her blog right NOW because she is having an pretty amazing giveaway. You also need to read about how her fiance proposed to her. It is the sweetest story ever!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


I have been working on our favors for a few weeks now. We bought little boxes in orange, brown and gold. Unfortunately, they didn't come assembled so I have had to fold 150 boxes and 150 lids. Then, I had to fill them with candy. The last step I still had to do is put a ribbon around each box. I had measured how much ribbon I needed for each box and used that ribbon to measure all the rest so they were all the same length.

Last night, JJ decided he wanted to help. He volunteered to cut the rest of the ribbon. I was like "Great!" I can always use some help! I explained to him that all he has to do is use the ribbon I had already measured to cut all the rest of the pieces. He got started.

About 20 minutes later I hear "Uh oh." He was finished cutting all 100 yards of ribbon and realized that somehow he had started cutting them way to short. How is it that an engineer cannot cut ribbon so that they are all similar lengths?

He felt so horrible and I thought it was hilarious. He was so sweet to help so of course, I could never be upset with him.

Let's just hope the replacement ribbon I ordered gets here soon!

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I am lounging on the couch right now while JJ is watching football. I LOVE days like this. Lazy Sundays with crock pot chili cooking and football on tv. It is so comforting. I really need a comforting day today.

There is something really bothering me. Have you guys read about the Yale student that disappeared? She was only 24 and was supposed to be getting married today. There is video of her walking into a Yale lab and she just never came out. Her wallet, keys and personal items were found in her office so police did not think she ran away. Which means someone hurt her. I am not sure why this story is affecting me so much. The news is always filled with horrible stories and unfortunately, I am somewhat desensitized. However, this poor girl is really getting to me. I can't get it out of my head. Maybe it is because she was the same age as me and was just about to be married. I just can't imagine what her family and fiance are going through right now.

It has really put things into perspective for me. I have been so stressed about all the little wedding details. Why? Why am I wasting time and energy on something so small and insignificant? I should be counting my blessings all day, every day. I am getting married. I am ALIVE and healthy. I have an amazing family. Nothing else should matter. I don't care if the wedding details aren't exactly what I had in mind. I don't care that I still have a lot of work to do. I am so lucky to be marrying the most amazing man I have ever met. I am so so lucky.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Fall is Coming!

Guys. Today is September 1st. When the heck did that happen??? How is it that fall is already around the corner? I can already smell that fall smell in the air. I LOVE autumn. I love the little nip in the air. I love the smell of burning leaves. I love the gorgeous brown, red and orange leaves. And...

I'm getting married in FOUR and a half WEEKS. Holy crap! I have so much left to do. Some days I am really stressed and some days I am ok. I am, of course, so excited!!! I can't believe I will be a wife in a little over a month. I will have a husband! Ahhhhh!

Other than the wedding, the other thing we are really excited about is football starting. I never in a million years thought I would get excited over football season, but JJ has changed me. When we started dating, I hated football. However, I started watching games with JJ and actually learned about the game. I spent so many games asking JJ many, many questions. JJ actually loves it when I ask questions because he gets to teach me new things. I think it makes him feel manly. Anyway, JJ is thrilled that football starts this weekend because he actually has a new big screen plasma tv with HD. It is so adorable to see him get so excited. He doesn't show emotions that often so it is out of the ordinary and so cute.

We made our traditional fall meal yesterday. Turkey chili! We have the most amazing crock pot recipe and the smell makes me even more excited about fall and football. I cannot believe how fast this year is passing by! Soon it will be the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years! And this holiday season will be my first as a wife. With a husband. And a different last name. WOW.

Oh and sorry for the lack of posts and comments lately. Wedding planning has now taken over my life. :)