Friday, December 31, 2010

2010 the year of _______________

Everywhere u look today there are list top things of 2010. People describing it as the year of bad baby names, the year of lady gaga, the year of phone apps, the year of the facebook revolution, the year of silly bandz, the year of low interest rates and so on. I think you get the idea. I was trying to think of one fill in the blank to decide my year and all i can come up with is the year of obsessions. So instead of one description like 2010 the year of marriage and buying a home, you are going to get a list of all the items i was obsessed with in 2010....enjoy

obsession #1 (or uno for my spanish readers)
bright green: it was the color of my wedding flowers, wedding invites, wristlits for my bridesmaids. Its a color that makes me smile. It has energy, it brings things to live, and basically its just frekin a cool color. Has it carried over much into this winter season? you ask? kinda, with bright green holiday accents on my walls and table cloths. It fulfilled its year as my color to be obsessed with.

obsession #2 (or deux for my french readers)
Etsy: I wish this obsession would have started sooner! It is defiantly in full swing right now and i don't see it going away. This website provided endless inspiration, ideas, dreams and of most importantly ways to spend my money! Love it! Its like the best ever craft fair full of stuff i really want, or want to laugh at.....coolest things i bought on etsy this year were personalized art for my sister and friend who had her second baby.

obsession #3 (or drei for my german readers)
Fiesta dishes: this obsession actually started long long ago, probably in the early 90s, my aunt has been collecting for years and i always loved setting the table for her due to the bright colors and combos you can come up with. So I had always dreamed for the day i would get my own fiesta dishes! So with getting married i did! and lets just say i got allot, and continue to do as. This is another obsession i do not see ending anytime soon.

obsession #4 (or vier for my dutch readers)
My poodle Lewie: first thing first he is not a dog he is a poodle. Jaiden even told her preschool teacher that last spring. His curly hair, fluffy ears, wagging tail and cuddly personality make him the perfect child, i mean poodle, for me and jason. Lew is some what spoiled, but what only child isn't? He loved to play with octi (a rubber octopus) watch the ducks (and sometimes chase them), greet vistors with a few barks, lick lotion off your hands, and eat puperoni. Oh did i just say puperoni, he is standing next to the pantry like he is gonna get one.

obsession #5 (or fimm for my icelandic readers)
my couches: they took me weeks to find and I must admit I think they look perfect in my new house. The gray material the sleek lines, the button and square option. How comfy they are to nap on, how easily stains can be removed, how fun they are to accent with colored pillows. How I have never seen anyone with couches like them! How they are as far from mocha colored as you can get (which I feel everyone has a mocha couch or at least latte) the only thing I dont love about them is the price..but oh well they are almost paid off! Gosh I love my two couches and chair! Love them so much I featured them on my Christmas card :)

obsession #6 (or Sei for my itailian readers)
cake balls: or maybe its entertaining people as a whole. Maybe its the fiesta dishes fault for me liking to make food and have people over. Either way cake balls come up on top. delish! In fact i made a batch to ring in the new year! Resolution for 2011: perfect the dipping of the cake ball!!

obsession #7 (or sete in brazilian portuguese)
gilly hicks: however i prefer to shop in store. They literally make the most comfortable undies EVER!!! a few time a year they have a sale, a kick butt sale to summarize it correctly where undies are a stead at only a dollar and some cents a pair! There sweats, jammies bras and booties also win awards. Especially since they now feature at D...can i get a hallelujah from the girls with boobies!

obsession #8 (or nine for my Canadian readers)
my droid phone: texting has never been better. Facebook always at my fingertips, an app for amazon shopping, angry birds, a you tube app, great navigation and yeah i could go one for a very long time about how much i love my droid phone. it is attached to me, i wont lie. It does wake me up in the morning, and is usually the last thing i look at before i go to sleep. Its a total full on obsession. Maybe the biggest of my year.

obsession #9 (or siyam for my fillipino readers)
filling my time writing this blog...

Monday, December 20, 2010

ugly sweater wedding

Ugly Christmas Sweater parties are one of the most popular party themes. Every is merry while enjoying the tackiness the theme brings, no need to match! No need to worry if you look fat...(cause u probably do in that over sized sweater) and well..its just a jolly good time!

So i purpose that you get married this Wednesday! and I will rush order the following:

Bridesmaid sweaters!

Groomsmen sweaters!

Wedding Cake!

A Bouquet of these! and your wedding dress:
(we will add a veil to the hat)
I can't wait till Wednesday!!! HO HO HO!!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Odd Wedding Photo of fhe Week!

This might be my favorite wedding jumping shot ever!!!! It is almost as if he is a marionette with those droopy legs and straight arms. This photo is just proof that bad wedding photos can be found world wide....even on the great wall of China.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Run DMC was just the officiant at Nichole Richies wedding to front man Joel Madden this past weekend. They chose Rev. Run because they look up to him spiritually and he is a good friend. I wish the pictures were released so we could see what style of gold chain he wore for the ceremony. Nevertheless, it got me thinking...officiants fill a special roll in the ceremony. They can be a big deal to family, spreading a special message or really not matter to anyone and just feed you your lines. You do need one though, everyone does. Weddings don't run themselves so i think its time we discuss some options.

Now maybe 80-90's rappers who were also ordained ministers aren't you thing, well here is a list of other great options to look into:

This is the most obvious non-traditional pick. Common with gamblers and people who love to travel to the state of Nevada. Elvis would be extremely popular with the grandmas attending your wedding but any "sceenster" friends as you might call them may be turned away.

Captain Kirk:
Because who else would lead a wedding? of course the captain would! and the little Treky inside of you that's dying to come out would explode with excitement on this special addition to your wedding.

Army Chaplin:
Most weddings he does are last minute planning, so please don't ask him to be your officiant until you 1. have new orders to move. 2. have a baby on the way. or 3. fell in love. He only likes 2 weeks notice for these events and thinks to much time is wasted planning silly details. He already has your service chosen and it will be run fluently without fault.

Random Friend who goes online:
This is a great option for that one person you love, but just didn't have enough space to put them in the wedding party. they should be comfortable speak, funny, and responsible. They should also not be heavy drinkers at least until after the event. Last thing you need is some drunk friend up there cracking jokes during your vows.

Old Hippie Lady:She believes in LOVE! and has been marring people for decades. Your ceremony with her will embody the earth, the animals and all the powers associated with. You can opt out from the ceremonial smoking of hookah, but be forewarned, she wont like u as much if you do.
Judge Judy:
She will only marry you if she likes you and you pay her a big bunch of money. But she is a judge, so she can do it if you so wish.

Ship Captain:

Apparently ship captains can also marry people, so you could jump on the deadliest catch say your vows and....ta-da! you would be husband and wife! Good option? I think not, but Jim and Pam got married by a captain! so it can work for people!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Toast to Davids Bridal

Today on December 8th, I wasn't to raise my Starbucks cup to Davids Bridal. I want to thank them for providing so many brides with the exact same look, for a mediocre price and low quality. For convincing them that their look will be original and that there choice of bridesmaid dress styles all in the same fabric has never been seen before. For providing a $99 dress sale so all girls can wear three years ago top seller for a fraction of the price. Davids Bridal you are the box store that bring bargains and overdoes trends and for that we raise our cups to you.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Odd Wedding Photo of the Week

"She thinks my tractor's sexy, it really turns her on! She's always staring at me, as I'm chugging along" Those are lyrics from the first dance song of this bride. Her and her farmer hand husband, danced the night aways to a mix of tunes by Kenny, Keith, Trace, Tim(it got a little wild during Indian outlaw), Reba and who could forget The great Johnny Cash. The photographer snapped this shot prior to the wedding, as the bride got rid of her per-ceremony jitters with a camel cigarette.

toady's odd photo of the week was brought to you by classy blue collar America....

Monday, December 6, 2010


"CHEERS! To the Bride and Groom!" its said time and time again at wedding receptions. Toasts of happiness, memories and good wishes are shared with all who gathered for the special occasion. While the crowd may all have matching glass or plastic cups for the moment the bride and groom are expected to have something a little fancier to share the moment of interlocked arms and drinking together. Some see this item as a way to show off there personal style or keep within their wedding's below you will find a selection of toasting glasses and what theme/style they match with....

We start with the "Things Remembered" style wedding. Just short of being engraved these are traditional, cold and mass produced. but the bride would say, "the heart symbolizes our love, and the personalized option is perfect for us." lets just say this bride has, personalized napkins, candy, plates, signs, napkin rings, even her centerpieces say her new name on them...Mr. & Mrs. Smith...ahhh so unique....Next we have that..."wedding is our theme..duh?" bride...who just really loves the fact she is FINALLY the bride, and everything is bride and groom themed. Because in her mind she cant picture anything else.
Oh how i love the Disney obsessed. Micky and Minnie! together since 1929! such and example of love...but let me remind you Disney obsessed bride, Minnie is still dating Micky..never been happily ever after...can you imagine how much pressure Micky is feeling to go to Jared and get that diamond..yikes...

Next we have toasting flutes entitled "the sea of love" found on these are for the "I want everything in my wedding to be unique and one of a kind to my wedding" she loves the idea of a sea of love, because she found her fish in the sea. to be exact a dating site for those looking for love. (i actually don't know if that's a site...just sounds like it)

Next is for the bride with a wild side, well a self proclaimed wild side..the steering wheel cover to her civic matches these glasses perfectly. Her bridesmaids are wearing black dresses, all her flowers are pink and yes her groom was forced to wear a pink vest. Her flute will be filled with Southern Comfort, as will her grooms.

These next are for the organic bride who choose these because no toxins are in the glass, and the organic wood was from a naturally fallen tree that was the nursing log for a larger tree. Her dad made the cups during there 4 year engagement and they will forever be placed on display in her home with the memory of the organic apple wine they shared on there special day.

So some brides just like BLING! "BRING ON THE BLING" was this brides slogan with just about every detail of her wedding, so why leave the toasting cups out. and besides they look like pimp cups so her new hubby LOVES them... Her wedding dress featured more gems than all Cher's cloths put together, and really it all was because it matched her grooms new GRILL
Last but not least we have the bride and groom who have the fanciest website you have ever seen. They don't drink, in fact they toasted with coffee which is why they had these personalized mugs made just for there special day. This bride is high energy, smiles alot and her groom..well he is in a worship band needless to say there wedding was "rockin" as rockin can be with a coffee buzz...

CHEERS to you Trish..I wish you all the luck as you plan this element of your wedding. May it reflect your personal style and wedding theme perfectly as these others have.