September 24, 2008

Work, work, work ...I will post soon

Davidandelizabeth: may I be invited to read your blog?? 

These past two weeks have been crazy. sorry about not updating sooner I just haven't had any time. last weekend d had off all weekend so we went out and explored most of the weekend. We found a great employee owned grocery store semi-close to us (close enough to go occasionally but definitely not close enough for a forgotten item or two). It was amazing and almost everything they had could be bought unpackaged which is soo much better for the environment and for your purse!

This week at work was hectic. Well the beginning of the week was anyways. we had a DD presentation in San Antonio that ended up getting changed around only 30 min prior to deadline. after that was finished things died down pretty well though. 

This weekend is our company picnic which should be a ton of fun. We are getting it catered and will be having paella made right there, which should be delicious!

One very exciting thing to happen this week, I got my sewing machine!! D ordered one for me about 2 weeks ago and I just got it on wednesday. Needless to say I have been playing around with it every night after work & can't wait to see all of the things I can make with it!

As for the wedding, this weekend our goal is to get out the save the dates. We were supposed to get them out forever ago but decided to wait so we could make them work with our invitations. I hope they turn out well! I will post some pictures as soon as everyone ha received there. I don't want to ruin the surprise!

Now onto some fun. My fall wish list :) It has definitely been a change not seeing leaves change this year. i have been craving cider and pumpkin bars all the time! So until I can see some fall weather I will live vicariously through all of the adorable fall fashions.
 J.crew merino rose cardiganJ.crew dream soho dress
 J.crew: this whole outfit, please.(ok, no tie, but everything else)
J.crew: Ok this whole outfit too

Can you tell all I want to do is go shopping???

Ok well D & I are going to go out and get thai food tonight!! (seriously, one of my favorites right now is red curry mmmmm)

Update:: so the company picnic went really well! Tiburon is such a cute, quant little town. We took the ferry over and sat and watched the sailboats pass under the golden gate bridge for a while, browsed the shops and then headed over to the picnic. It was great to get to interact with everyone outside of work. D & I dominated bridie & her hubby in bocce ball (I think it was simply beginners luck haha)and the paella was made on site which was awesome (and delicious). After the picnic we headed down to Birite ice cream shop with bridie & tom which was quite the wait but definitely good! i got the balsamic strawberry yumm. 

D & I plan on relaxing a bit tonight & possibly going for a walk in a little bit  tomorrow is still up in the air. maybe rock climbing?? well see. Have a great rest of the weekend!!

September 14, 2008


Who else thinks this weekend flew by? I don't know where all of the time went.

Today D and I went out exploring the city once again. We went and had some fun at Sunday Streets, went and watched the Rolex Regatta, headed down to the sports basement & paper source and then finally finished with dinner in Little Italy. D is pretty much exhausted & came home and crashed on the bed. I, on the other hand, still have cookies to make so I can't quite stop yet.

For some wedding related news, I know all of you remember Stacey Kane's infamous preppy lobster wedding & these amazing boutonnieres the guys wore, right??
This was the first wedding related article I saved after getting engaged. When I showed D he obviously loved it as well. He was born & raised in Maine so the east coast preppy/lobster theme really hit a chord. Image my surprise when 7 months later he brings up the fact that he really wants to do the rope boutonni√®res from that image I showed him months back. We headed out the next day to REI and stumbled across climbing rope. It may not actually be for sailing but the navy color is a perfect pop against the grooms mens white shirts so we went for it. We were able to get 20 feet of rope for $10.00 and we had all of them made within the next week.  It really only took about an hour total to make all 10 & with the low price tag if we do stumble across a better color combination for the rope we really wont be out any time or money.

I also think I have finally decided on the bridesmaid dresses. I am still waiting on J.Crew to email me back and send me a sample of the deep atlantic but if it is close to their classic navy color these are what I am thinking:
What do you think??

Now if only I could find some adorable shoes there weren't $250.00. I guess I will just have to search a bit harder and check out sites other than just J.Crew.

I really need to get going on my own dress search soon. D & I walked by the dress place I went to when Steph came to visit and there was a beautiful one in the window. I may have to stop back in and try it on.

Well I am off to make some cookies for D. Have a great end of the weekend!

always, kate

September 12, 2008

I have been lagging behind on here and on my wedding website. This weekend I have to post a few updates. Until then though, Here is a new addition to the etsy world. 

I went to high school with him and his work is amazing.  Here are a few examples of his pottery;

My favorite one: a black and white gourd
one of my favorite colors. 

I love the shape of this orange and white striped gourd.

Visit his etsy shop here to see more of his amazing work. Or check out his website and see some of his other works.

I'll be back tomorrow, hopefully with some wedding related progress :)

September 6, 2008

What a week!

This past week has been pure craziness! As I mentioned before, Tuesday night I headed out to AZ for work. It was three jam packed days of long hours and hard work but it was definitely worth it. It is amazing to see a project come together that has been in the works for two years. It was also fun to see AZ. ( Although I'm happy to say, I do not like that much heat, holy cow!) On the down side, the 12-16 hour days left absolutely no time to actually see anything but the resort and project, including Kendra. I am extremely upset the way things worked out with that but I am even more determined now to get back down there to visit her.

As you probably guessed, with all of the work I have had NO time to even think about wedding stuff. I will definitely be getting back to that this week though!

Is anyone else as excited as I am for this Presidential Election?? I cannot wait for the debates, it will definitely be interesting! Politics are a tough thing to discuss with all of the varying views out there. There is one thing I absolutely cannot stand though about politics, People who are "republicans" or "democrats" but don't actually look at each and every issue as hand. I personally feel the biggest mistake most people make in this country is siding with a party and not looking at all of the issues. I think everyone should vote on each of the issues independently and shouldn't be allowed to vote straight ticket. I personally don't align myself with one party or the other. there are some issues I am 100% democratic about and other that I am 100% republican about. Take for example the environment, I completely agree with the democratic view. I do not agree with drilling in Alaska. I personally found the VP pick of McCain to be a great strategic pick on his part but I do not agree with it or support it at all. That leads me to me next big pet peeve with Politics. I personally love the idea of a women in the white house. I am no saying I believe we are ready for one or not but I can't stand people who are all for Palin (or Hillary in that case) simply because she is a women. (Or Barack simply because he is half African American.) It all leads back to the same issue of voters needing to vote based on the issues and not on the gender, skin color, or party affiliation of themselves or the candidates. So please, no matter what your personal beliefs are or who you are routing for, please vote based on the issue at hand and not on the runners party affiliation, race, or gender. 

Ok enough of the political banter. I will leave you with a few pretty pictures I cam across today

How cute are the mini bride & grooms??not my taste but still adorable! 
I love the pop of color against the white gown. Still need to decide between an all white bouquet or a nice pop of color. 
I am in love with this image. I can't remember where I found it so if it is yours let me know. I am loving the shots from above lately

On a side note: Any San Francisco Bloggers out there?? Let me know!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! I think D & I are headed to the beach tomorrow to relax :)