Oh y’all, we have some serious loose ends to tie up now, don’t we?
While I knew I had been neglecting the blog, I didn’t quite realize that I haven’t posted since February! WOWZA. I blame Whole 30 Grocery Shopping, damnit! (Also: Life.)
Let’s start with that particular loose end, shall we?
Our Whole 30 went swimmingly. And in the end we totally spent less cash. during Week 3 I bought some crab because we were halfway done and I felt like a treat, so we spent closer to $150 and during Week 4 we only spent like $50. It was insane. I had a hard time with those spending recap posts though because both weeks when I came home from grocery shopping it was dark (crappy lighting for photographs) and once I put the groceries away, I sure as hell wasn’t getting them all back out for their close up, ya know?
So — money saving was a success! Documenting it though, was a major fail! Win some, lose some.
So we had been doing that Whole 30 because our engagement photos were right around the corner and hey — we took them!
Oh hey, look at us, just here sauntering through fields of mustard all in love and shit!
We confirmed two things during that photo session:
1. Yes, we really ARE that un-photogenic — even with a professional involved. We’re going to have to like, practice or something before the actual wedding. And
2. We freaking LOVE our wedding photographer! She is just the best!
Speaking of The! Best! Wedding Things! — We hired a wedding planner too and it has absolutely been the best decision I have made in my adult life. Previously that spot had been occupied by “hiring someone to clean my house” but this decision is EVEN BETTER YOU GUYS. (Carli, your well timed comment a while back really helped push me over the edge, so thank you!)
Her name is Kirsten and she is just the cutest and I’m like 9000 times less stressed now that we are working with her. We not only hired her for Day-Of Coordination but just to design and execute the entire event. Sometimes I feel a little guilty because it feels a little Beverly Hills Darling, SHI SHI SHI, but mostly I am just patting myself on the back for knowing my limits. Wedding planning was NOT A STRENGTH and I was feeling The Dread about the wedding 100% of the time. Now I AM SO FREAKING STOKED! Money well spent for that turn about alone.
THINGS, LIFE, WHATNOT
So what else is new? Work is about the same — which means busy all day, errrrday, five days a week at least — but I truly have never been happier at my job. There is a lot going on, but I love my job, my team, my company more than ever — I’m talking cheerleader style — and so the busy-ness is a good feeling. But it definitely has cut into my creative pursuit time, especially here on this site.
A couple of weeks ago I was thinking to myself maybe it’s just time to close up shop on the blog. I was carrying around that nagging feeling of slacking at something and just thinking silly things like “The internet has changed! What do you have to say? Maybe you are too old for this.” But that made me feel really depressed, so I know not writing here is not the answer.
I do, however, think this blog needs a bit of a facelift and I probably need to update some of the text-y things to more accurately reflect my life in this moment. (Anyone who knows anything about blog design — come talk to me! I am in a hiring mood.) Regardless, I think I’m going to make a more concerted effort to prepare content on the weekends and manage my time a little better so I’m not popping in once every two months because WHAT? That is ridic! I can’t promise I can go back to posting 5 days a week, but I do enjoy sharing here and I do miss our conversations in the comments so I’ll see what I can do about that.
Beyond all of that, the only significant thing I have going on in the near future is that this weekend I’m going to Scottsdale for my cousin’s bachelorette party and we are doing a night out where we all where black (and the bride wears white, obvs) and so I ran out and bought myself a black jumpsuit! HA! Now I just need to decide if I have the balls to wear it.
I tried it on for Garrett the other night and he told me it was “Out there.” I asked if that was bad or good and he said “it wasn’t bad it was just like nothing he had ever seen.” Why we even ask boys about their opinion on fashion, I don’t know. He did also have some concerns about how one goes to the bathroom wearing a jumpsuit, but I think that concern is actually kind of legit. Like, how big of a pain in the ass is it going to be to pee in this getup.
It looks like this, by the way:
On the pro-side — a bachelorette party in a town where you don’t know a soul seems like an exceptional time to wear something crazy, right? On the con side — this outfit feels ballsy and a little outside of my comfort zone. I do plan to be drinking cocktails by a pool most of the weekend though, so you know by Saturday night maybe it won’t feel ballsy at all. 😛 Any jumpsuit type wisdom or war stories you have though would of course be appreciated. haha I’ll let you know what I did when I get back.
Anyway, thanks to you all for sticking around and sending me “Where the hell are you emails” and showing concern. I’m lucky that all of you care enough to read this site, or make sure I’m ok and I never take that for granted.
Y’all are the bee’s knees. Hope your Monday is treating you right.