Friday, April 26, 2013

22 days!!!

It’s been a while since I posted about the wedding. I can’t believe it is 22 days away!!! Today I am getting my trial makeup session done and…picking up my dress!!! I am so excited to try it on one last time before the big day!!

It is now that I am starting to freak out a little bit because I am now realizing how much stuff still needs to get done and how little time we have left! (3 weeks!!!!) The most important thing we need to do is go get our marriage license. We have to be at the place by 4:15 to get it and most nights B is only getting off work around 4. But we’ll figure it out. Hopefully there is time today to get it in-between me getting my trial make up done and picking up my dress.

I just still can’t believe that after being engaged for about 2 years and 9 months…the big day is less than a month away!! It has been a looooong wait and a wait that will definitely be worth it in the end!!! Any advice for a bride with 3 weeks to go until the big day? Leave me some comments and enjoy your Friday everyone!! The weekend is here!!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Goodbye DVR

So almost a year ago I wrote a post saying I was contemplating whether or not B and I should get DVR (click here to read that post). Then the day after I posted that, I posted another one (click here) saying that we weren’t getting it. But then about 4 months later we decided to get it because our cable company was having a special on it (read that post here).

As much as I love my DVR, it is time to say goodbye. B and I have been looking at ways that we can save money and getting rid of the DVR and cable is one way to do that. Yes, I said we are also getting rid of our cable. I just looked through my DVR the other day at all the shows I watch and record and realized that I can watch all of them online. So I thought, “why are we paying for cable and the DVR when I can just watch all my shows online?”

So…we already have a subscription to Netflix so we will use that a lot more. We are also going to get a subscription to Hulu Plus. Oh, and B is building a computer to hook up to the TV in the living room so we can watch Hulu and Netflix out there. He also ordered a device for the TV in our room so we can do the same thing. Yes it was a bit expensive for everything he had to order for those 2 things. But it will pay for itself in about a year and make it worth it.

One thing I was wondering about was how I was going to keep track of what shows had new episodes that I need to watch. Well…of course there is an app for that! The one I found is called TV Tracker.

At first I downloaded the lite version of it for free but you can only add 2 shows with that. So for 99 cents I upgraded to the full version. As you can see below, once you add your shows, the number in green on the right shows you how many episodes of that show you have to watch. (Yes I know, I’m WAY behind on the Vampire Diaries and Dancing with the Stars. I’ll get caught up with Hulu!)


Then when you click on the show, it will show the icon saying “The End” with an open curtain on the shows you have seen and a closed curtain on shows you need to watch still. This app is going to be so useful for me and maybe one of the best 99 cents I’ve spent on an app!!


So…starting on Saturday, B and I will no longer have our DVR or cable! But we’ll be ok…Hulu and Netflix are all we need. Oh and each other of course Smile Have a great rest of your Wednesday everyone!!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

What would you like to see?

What would you like to see on my blog? I know I have some followers out there but I haven’t been hearing from any of them recently and I am just wondering what my followers think is missing from my blog. Now I’m not promising that I will give you all absolutely everything you want, because it is after all, my blog. I get to decide what I write and put on here.

But I would like to know what I can do to keep you, my followers, coming back to read more. I enjoy writing and connecting with people. I follow so many blogs that I really enjoy reading and I kind of feel like I know them, when really I don’t know them other than their picture and words.

So please leave me a comment or email me at and let me know what you think my blog is missing. Thank you and have a great rest of your Thursday evening! The weekend is almost here!!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

What I’m Loving Wednesday

I have a lot to love this week!!

I’m LOVING all of the people who came to my bridal shower this past Saturday!! I had an amazing time and words can not even begin to explain how much fun this past weekend was!!

I love this picture of my 3 bridesmaids! My aunt on the far left is my matron of honor!!

I’m LOVING that I have off work from both of my jobs today! It will give me time to do some tidying up of the house! Also, my step-mom is coming over so I can show her some things that B and I bought with some money we got at the bridal shower. And then tonight we are having poker night!!

I’m LOVING life in general!!! After this past weekend, I have just been in an overall better mood! I’m not saying I was in a bad mood before, but just getting time to hangout with friends and family that I don’t see that much…words can not describe how much I enjoyed myself! I really hope I can start hanging out with my friends and family a lot more often that I currently do.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

There it is!

Spring weather is finally here!! I had a half day of subbing this afternoon and when I walked outside to go to my car and leave…I was surprisingly shocked at how warm it was outside!! I was kinda bummed that I had to sub and work inside. But it was just a few hours and was over before I knew it. I loved driving home with my windows down!!

Then B made sausage on the grill and some tater tots in the deep fryer! We didn’t eat outside though because we have too many things to watch on our DVR. Maybe tomorrow night we can eat outside if it is nice out.

I had an awesome weekend that started with me spending the night at the airsoft field with B and his team Friday night. Then Saturday they had a scenario game that lasted about 11 hours!!! For the whole day, I followed around their photographer and got to see exactly what B does when he goes off and plays airsoft. It was awesome and I’m going to go again in June!!! His team and friends are great and I always have a good time when I’m around them!

I have a pretty easy rest of the week. I work at my cashier job tomorrow for 6 hours. Then I’m off from both jobs on Wednesday, full day of subbing and cashiering on Thursday, and a half day of subbing Friday with a cashier shift at night.

Then…on Saturday is my bridal shower and bachelorette party!!! I’m so excited to see who all is going to be there! I already know some people to expect but I don’t know who all will be there, so it’s cool that I will be somewhat surprised!! I’m so excited that I have off work on both Saturday and Sunday!! I haven’t had a full weekend off in so long!!!

Have a great rest of your Monday night and go outside and enjoy it if you can!!!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday Miscellany

So….did you know that when you get married, the woman has the hardest part? Changing her name!!! I had no idea that it will take at least 10 days to get a new drivers license! I thought that I would be able to go down to the DMV with my new social security card and get a new license all in the same day. But I guess not! I just got done making some phone calls to different places to find out what forms of documentation they need so I can change my name. My list includes: social security card, driver’s license, my bank, both jobs, my college loan, car insurance, and credit card. I hope I didn’t miss any.

I have a pretty easy week of subbing this week. Today I have a half day assignment in the afternoon for gym class. And the school it’s at is only K-2, so that should be really easy. Tomorrow I’m a floating sub in 3 grades for about 3 hours and 15 minutes. Then Wednesday I don’t work at either job so that will be really nice! Thursday is a split day between 1st and 2nd grades. And Friday is a full day of 5th grade.

Tomorrow I’m going to get the rest of the flowers for the wedding with my step-mom and her sister! We already got the flowers for the boutonnieres back in February but it was a bit too early and they didn’t have al of their spring flowers out yet. So I’m hoping that we can find the rest when we go tomorrow! I really want to have a bouquet like this one that I found on Pinterest. Anyone that knows me, knows that I love purple!!

Also…tomorrow night I have a Skype date with one of my bridesmaids and good friends from college!! Since college has ended, we’ve only gotten to hangout about 2 or 3 times. So it will be nice to Skype with her so we can catch up!! I’d like to start setting something up so we can hangout at least once a month, maybe twice!

That’s about all I’ve got for now. I’m gonna go do some cleaning up before I have to go to school. Have a great Monday everyone!!!