Tuesday, February 2, 2010
A. it’s already Tuesday, and,
B. b. tomorrow and Thursday I have to work until 11 pm (again, not an excuse)
So this week, I need to work out at least twice and make it to kick boxing with my sis on Saturday. Something neither of us made it to last week.
I’m definitely disappointed in myself for missing my goals, these are important to me and I’ve definitely noticed a difference and in what I can do. The wii trainer definitely kicked my butt today! So I promise to do better, and get back in to more suitable goals next week!
To my friends, I’m still looking for your inspiration, motivation, and work out tips. Anything you can offer, I definitely appreciate it!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
So what do I read? Well, quite a bit, but not everything. I love any kind of chick lit, I love Jodi Piccuolt, Jennifer Weiner, Barbra Delinsky, Diane Chamberlain, and even a recent Nicolas Sparks convert! I usually love the Target Book Club books and have found some really great new books through their picks.
I love self help books on business, budgets, relationship advice, health, and green living
And I love mystery and law. Dan Brown, John Grisham, pretty much all the best sellers.
So right plan.
In the future I’m planning on posting small reviews on the books I read, I believe it’s important to share good books with good friends. I’m always telling my friends to read this book or that, and often giving them my copy. So stay tuned to hear more about the books I’m reading.
Along the same lines, I’m always looking for recommendations. So, if you’ve recently read a good book, and want to recommend it, please leave me a comment or send me an email. Along the same lines, I would love to join a book club that reads the types of books I love. If you belong to a club, thinking about starting a club in Lincoln Park I would love to know more about it!
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Monday, January 25, 2010
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All things about my life, my loves, and Lincoln Park.
For the past few months I have been busy planning both of my sister's weddings. We've had great fun with do it yourself ideas and I love to share our craftiness with others! I will posted a few pictures of what we've done, ideas we've had, projects that have worked, and thing we wish we would have done differently.
A little bit about the weddings....
Shannon's - Live, Laugh, Love
Shannon's wedding was an simple yet elegant affair. It was an afternoon garden wedding in the intimate setting of our grandparents beautiful gardens. Shannon was adorned in a striking haltered princess dress with many pickups and a beautiful black sash, she carried a beautiful bouquet of calla lily's. The bridesmaid dresses were a nice contrast, black dresses with white sashes and again the beautiful pickups.
We used a plethora of flowers from the garden - especially huge white hydrangeas that were used to dress up potted plants that served as the entrance to the garden as well as the table to offer programs (fans we made ourselves) and bottled waters to cool the guests off.
Making the fan programs was quite a task, and quite fun! We ordered large wooden sticks, spray painted this silver and let them dry for a few days. We then printed out the fans, with the wording we choose, and included a cute picture of Shannon and her new husband Dan, and then carefully cut the fans out in the shape we choose (a large rounded rectangle) punched holes and ran ribbon through the bottom. It was super easy, and super fun. For us, we like to get together on Sunday's meet to do a few craft projects, and have all the boys (my two brother-in-laws, my love Matt, and my brother Zach) come over for a nice huge family dinner.
Besides the fan programs, for Shannon's wedding we made our own nvitations, centerpieces, menus - you name it we at least tried it. Overall, the wedding and the event was beautiful. I promise pictures to come soon.