Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Landscaping & Such

Say hello to our silly puppies. The bigger Kona gets, the closer the two of them get. Reece is going to have some issues once Kona finally gets bigger than him, but for now he gets to play the big man of the house. When they stand side by side, Reece's back is only about 5 inches taller than Kona's, which is going to prove Jake's theory that Kona is going to be one very tall, crazy dog.

As an update--we had two very successful showers this past weekend. April & Jeremy's wedding shower started off slow because of the rain but once everyone arrived we had so much fun and they ended up with lots of good stuff for their life together :)

Also, I can now tell you that the "lunch" I was going last Sunday was actually a surprise baby shower for my friend and former classmate, Shanti. Her and her husband have been blessed with a baby girl who will be making her appearance into the world near the end of July. They are beyond excited and it was so nice to get our interior design gang together to celebrate with her! It was also at the Cheesecake Factory which was, like always, AMAZING!

I am looking forward to this weekend. My parents are coming up and we are going to get the wedding invitations address and work on landscaping our yard. We are going to plant lots of pretty new bushes and possibly a few flowers. One day, at our next house, I am hoping to be able to do some more extensive landscaping and outdoor planning, a la something like these:

A girl can dream :)

I will post pictures of our new look on Sunday!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Our Life in a Blog

Hello Everyone,

I thought I would give this a try. Jake and I have a Humzoo account which we thought would be fun to do and liked how you can add movies and stuff to it, but right now since we don't have kids or anything we have nothing interesting to put on there. I like the setup of this better so I think I'll stick with it for now.

So, we have been getting SO much done lately for wedding planning. I am feeling a little overwhelmed with how busy our schedule is and how much there is to do, but the fun parts help to even out my stress and I'm enjoying this planning process :) I've been ordering a lot of items from different artists and craftsmen on the internet, and it's so exciting to see the items when they arrive! Plus, I love getting packages all the time!

I have been trying to get into couponing so that we can save some money, plus it's a fun little challenge. I had one of my first couponing excursions tonight and I have to say I'm pretty happy with the result. It's not a crazy awesome deal like a lot that I read about, but since we had a lot to buy and saved a good bit of money, I'm happy with the result. I went to BiLo and RiteAid:

Betty Crocker Cake Mix
Betty Crocker Frosting
Hershey Kisses Caramel
Hershey Kisses Cherry Cordials
Reeses Minis
Special K-Chocolate Delight
Special K-Cinnamon Pecan
Special K-Strawberry
Potato Chips
BBQ Potato Chips
Dinner Mints (2)
Gain Liquid Detergent
Scott Paper Towels 6 pack
Scott Toilet Tissue 12 pack
Paper Plates (2)
Sargento Shredded Cheese Mexican Mix
Sargento Shredded Cheese Italian Mix
Ground Sausage 1 lbs
Fresh Strawberries 2 lbs
Fresh Green Grapes 1.92 lbs
Subtotal before Savings/Coupons: $91.48
Total after Savings/Coupons: $59.63
And I also earned 10 cents per gallon for Fuel Perks, which is awesome because one of the gas stations near our house just started participating in that!

Mountain Dew 12 pack
Diet Mountain Dew 12 pack
Pepsi 12 pack (2)
Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
Tresemme Curling Shampoo 32 oz
Tresemme Curling Conditioner 32 oz
Subtotal before Savings/Coupons: $34.96
Total after Savings/Coupons: $17.61

Well, that's all for now--got to get some rest for work in the morning. We are throwing a wedding shower for our friends tomorrow evening which should be lots of fun, and on Sunday afternoon I'm going to lunch with a couple friends at the Cheesecake Factory-YUM!