Sunday, March 29, 2009
Still a bit skeptical...I decided to double check with some knotties to give me some encouragement. All rave reviews sooo...I bought 30-day Shred AND Biggest Loser's Cardio Max DVDs.
I absolutely HATE (I mean loathe!!) running and we don't belong to a gym because of the price tag so I figure $20 is well spent right?? And I can do them in the comfort of my own home without having to figure out when to go to the gym or rush home so that I can get outside before it gets dark.
I must say that Mr. G was quite excited about this and promptly took me to Sports Authority to buy me some free weights. He wanted to give me all this other stuff too, but I insisted that Jillian says I don't need all that! Just the free weights babe!
We'll see how it goes...
(Almost down to 120 days! Eeeek!)
Friday, March 27, 2009
Anyways...right now they are having a 30% off sale so I figured what better time to buy myself some cute thank you cards for my showers right?? (And even better is that 5% of each order goes to fund research for stage IV breast cancer.)
They come all packaged in a cute little bag with matching ribbon...perfect for gift giving!
You can personalized just about EVERY detail for your gal...body type, hair color and style, clothes, jewelry, items in your hands, even pets! I went with a cute dress and some baking items which I'm hoping to receive at my showers. I even have a diamond on my finger...LOVE these!
Check out the website and create your own "gal" :)
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
And of course...I HAD to have these shoes to go with it... And my shower dress...
Yay...things are getting closer, my first shower is in about a month! :)
Sunday, March 22, 2009
This week we accomplished a few things. One of which was Mr. G's responsibility and that was to call the limo company for a quote. He fulfilled his duty and we now have a limo and a shuttle bus booked for the wedding party and for our guests. Whoo hoo!
Also, I met with our florist on Thursday to go over possible centerpieces. We decided on a floating dahlia in a wide mouth vase for most of the tables and I will get my vision of the lush flower centerpieces for a few tables. Those were quite expensive ($70 a piece) so I compromised with my mom and we'll get 5 of those for the family and bridal party tables. The other 22 tables will have the less expensive floating dahlia surrounded with many, many candles. Something like this but with a bright pink/purple dahlia. I'm so excited because my florist is going to wrap the vases like you see in this picture (ivory and green ribbon) and she is also going to wrap my bouquets in the same fashion. Yay! (I really can't say enough about my fabulous florist, Ambience Floral Designs...LOVE them!)
I'm so glad to have that one taken care of. We were considering doing the centerpieces ourselves, but I just decided that a bit of extra money was well worth the saved headache and stress on my part.
So really the only thing that we still need to do is find a way to rent bathrooms. Anyone know of reasonably priced bathroom rental companies?? I'm so mortified to think that my guests may have to use port-a-potties!
After that, things are pretty much done! I still need to make table number cards, finish assembling the invites, decide on seating chart or escort cards and make those, and...hmm...can't think of anything else at this point!
Saturday, March 14, 2009
First up...my matches project!
Step four: Stick the rectangles carefully to the match boxes and...voila!
On another note, we ordered my ring (squeeee!!!) and a new one for Mr. G...long story...here goes...
We had gone last weekend to ShaneCo (my engagement ring is from here) to see about my wedding band and see what they had as far as men's bands go. Mr. G found one in a style that he liked, but it was platinum and he really wanted white gold for better durability. We put the platinum ring on layaway thinking that when we went back to ShaneCo to order my ring we would see if there was something else. Well...fast forward to this past Thursday, I took both Thursday and Friday off this week (mental health days :)) so I was out and about and went into Rogers to look around. They had a ring in the very same style that Mr. G picked out AND it was white gold. It was also a better price. They also had my ring and I asked about their price. The girl told me that it was about $2200 and to that I just said OK, because I knew that ShaneCo had a better price for it. She asked if I wanted to order my ring and I casually said "No thank you"...of course she asked me why and I quietly say that we had found it for a better price. "Well, how much??" she asks..."about $1900" I say..."Hmm...let me see what I can do." She came back and said they would beat the price by $100 and offer it to me for $1800. Woah...OK...umm...I don't really know what to do at this point!! I just came in to look and now I'm feeling like I have to do this right now! Fortunately, I had her put everything in writing for me and told her that I would call my fiance and we would come back later that night to look.
I call Mr. G and he agrees to go back later that night to look. In the meantime, I call ShaneCo to make sure that we can get our deposit for Mr. G's original ring back if he did indeed like the one at Rogers better.
ShaneCo - Yes, of course, but what happenend? Are you not happy with this one or our customer service??
Me - No...we just found something we like better.
ShaneCo - Well what can we do to make you happy?
Me - Umm nothing yet. We just found another ring that he likes better and were wondering if we could get our deposit back! (Yeesh!)
Long story short, ShaneCo ends up beating Rogers' price for my ring and Rogers then proceeds to beat ShaneCo's price again. In the end...we ordered both rings from Rogers AND I got my deposit back from ShaneCo...whew! (Is this what it feels like to be a car salesman??)
I feel like the months are FLYING by...down to 4 1/2 months! Woah!