Before we get to the bucket list, I love sales. I rarely buy anything not on sake or at a discounted price(many of you know this from shopping with me). Lately to get my retail fix, I "virtual shop" aka I go online and fill my shopping bag with anything I like. At the end I simply leave the site and go back to work. This seems to work though because I get my retail fix without spending money and I can do it as often as I need to! (you should try it). The other day I was able to fill my bag with 4dresses, a pair of heels, a pair of ballet flats, a pair of leather flip flops, 3 sweaters and socks all for $950.00. This was all from J.Crew and everything typically ran double to triple the price I got it for. I may just go back and actually purchase a few of the dresses. With so many weddings, showers and events this summer it would be nice to not wear the same outfit to all of it(and you really can't beat a $50 dress from j.crew)
My bucket list:
* Live in another country for a while
*learn a foreign language and speak is fairly fluently (no spanish though)
* Start a non profit organization
* Travel to Africa
*Visit every continent (I'm ok without China...)
*Work with animals
* Be the Daniel Burnham of Detroit
*Visit every state in the U.S.
* Create an influential building or structure
*swim with dolfins
*Hike the appalachian trial end to end in one go
*Visit Alaska before it's gone (and we are too)
This is just the beginning of it
I'm off to visit Tap plastics and spend way too much money on materials for my models. Hopefully they will get one more project into Spring Show for me.
By the way; Spring show is May 21. You should come, it's a pretty big deal.
Everyone knows how much I love J.Crew. Seasons are typically a hit or a miss an this season it is a definite HIT.
Seriously, I will gladly accept J.Crew gift cards for wedding gifts. I mean we really don't have room for many kitchen gadgets or furniture but I can easily replace the wardrobe in my closet! (no joke... the majority of my clothes now have holes in them. I have sewn up three holes in my jeans so I can keep on wearing them.....)
I will also gladly tag along on any shopping sprees......
Till Midnight, our reception location, closed. We found out on Saturday, two days before they closed their doors
We only have two more weeks of classes. EKKK. I have about four weeks of work to fit into the next two weeks. (wish me luck)
We are now booked at Boatwerks Restaurant for our reception. I am actually happier so far with this turn of events. The statement," God doesn't close a door without opening a window somewhere else" couldn't ring more true.
We only have two more weeks of classes! ( haha this is good AND bad!)
We started looking at honeymoon location possibilities. :)
I got a napkin made and will be shipping off my fabric tomorrow. A wonderful women at West Ottawa (The home ec/ interior design teacher) offered to make them all for me. Such a relief!
Daniel cut out all of our envelope liners today AND glued them to the envelopes! I love him :)
Now I just need to create that list of things to order so we can start ordering things!
I need to get my dress sized! and find a veil! and find shoes for the girls! and get Daniel's outfit squared away.
It seems like the list never ends... Unfortunately it will have to wait two weeks until I have a few spare moments to breath.
I have been in a rut lately. A creative rut... I think a room filled with balloons would do the trick to snap me out of it. :)
I found a few images of our cookie bar idea! Seriously, the idea has been whispered around the blog world more recently but with all the talk of candy bars no one seems to notice.
This was the first idea Dan and I had in the planning process. (after the no shoes, beach front soiree with s'mores, that is). I haven't mentioned it much before because I didn't want anyone taking my idea (and still dont!). I get that whole secrecy from undergrad (it sucks). Anytime I would present an idea that I was crazy excited about it would get taken by just about everyone and appear on every single design board the next week. Boo. So yea, I don't share ideas as much as I should. But anywho here is a big one: (we already have a few of the glass jars purchased but seeing this makes me wonder if I should find a few smaller ones...)
Cookies from our childhoods.
And Milk! (seriously, who doesn't love milk and cookies!)
*Horizon organic chocolate milk (the best choc. milk ever + chocolate milk is a little inside thing for Dan and I which makes it that much better)