Friday, August 28, 2009

can i have 8 weddings?

i am in flipping LOVE with this.

like take a gigantic bite out of it in love.

if our venue would lend itself to this decor i would change all of our wedding plans in a new york minute.

i suppose that i will admire from afar.

or...maybe suggest to my lovely bridesmaids that this would make a wonderful shower.

or...maybe someone will ask me to throw a baby girl shower or their bridal shower!

can you imagine how sweet a vintage tea cup favor would be or maybe even some parisian macaroons. mind is swarming with all of the lovely lovely things you could do here.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

eco living: does this qualify?

mr. lemon pie and i have been joking around for awhile now that to save money [and buy a house] that we can live in my parents RV post wedding.

we always get a good chuckle out of it but um....i think i could live in this small space just because of its sheep beauty.

never mind the teeny tiny shower.

sign me up for this lovely.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

i am really loving these a ton and i am pretty sure that they speak for themselves right?

antiqued wooden signs are one of those things that i have a soft spot in my heart for.

they also really make me want the dream house mr. lemon pie and i so often discuss.

via [i really do adore her]

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


this is a busy few weeks for birthdays.

little sister lemon pie who will be 19. [which is really not so little]

my gorgeous 'niece' lil who will be 5. [where did the time go?!]

my wonderful mr. lemon pie who really does deserve the world.

example [from this morning via text during our respective commutes]:
me: hi
me: just a reminder that i love you
mr. lemon pie: you don't need to remind me about that. i always know that you love me. and i always love you.

is that not the best way to start the day?

so, back to the point of this post.

normally i am 100% on top of this whole gift giving thing but i am lagging behind. i am pretty sure that i am going to do this for mr. lemonpie...but the others....where do i begin?

note: lil loves a good handmade gift and frequently requests dresses. little sister well she is a bit tougher BUT will be going into her sophomore year of college.

any ideas?

Friday, August 14, 2009

a testimonial [of sorts]


i think that by now we are all ::well aware:: that i have an addiction to la target.

a few months ago my little sister began using target brand baby soap as an eye makeup remover [works like a charm btw].

i of course jumped on the bandwagon.

but, it doesn't end there.

mr. lemon pie and i began 'project wedding' which entailed a new gym membership + permanent lockers to make it easier to be able to shower and then go about work/play/errands.

this meant buying doubles of everything.

well, i was not going to buy doubles of the slightly expensive body wash that i use at home, so i decided to go with the target brand [up & up] baby soap and baby lotion.

dual purpose - it removes my makeup AND it is a body wash.

here is the kicker:

i have super sensitive skin that breaks out because of EVERYTHING and while i am totally dedicated to proactive on my face i found that a lot of things [including proactive] happen to be too harsh for the rest of me.

except for the baby soap.

my skin looks and feels better.

even after swimming in a super chlorinated pool twice a week for a couple of weeks.

the best part of this whole thing: it all cost me less than $5

how's that for pre-wedding savings.

Monday, August 10, 2009

organization skills

here is a little sneak peak into what i have been working on lately.

about a minute after we got engaged i started thinking about our wedding binder and all the deliciousness that i would fill it with.

so i typed up all these lists and whatnot and put them in page protectors and that was that.

except it wasn’t because i think we all know how i love pretty things and these sheets were …well….


so i took some inspiration and created these babies which i love.

as soon as i get them all typed up i will post a template here for some downloading fun.

because folks – business can’t be all work and no play!

Friday, August 7, 2009

i swear this is not a lie

last night mr. lemon pie and i did a spin class.

he is an old pro.

it was my 'first ride.'

and let me tell you something - i am downright addicted.

like a drug addicted.

i have been taking baby steps to get back into a good gym routine and this was my gigantic leap and i am so glad i did it.

it was fun and engaging and best of all...

it went by so fast.

like 'did i really just bike for 40 minutes?' fast.

i was even a little sad it was over. [i know right?!]

so spinning is def going to be added into the routine and i could not be happier.

also: one of the best parts about this story is that when mr. lemon pie and i first met [and before we started dating] we used to make fun of couples that would go to the gym together. one year later - here we are with our gym bags treking in there together. never in a million years did i ever think that would happen but you know what...

life could not be sweeter.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

so totally what i am looking for


when i think of our wedding this is what almost immediately comes to mind.

our venue has the same high ceilings and massive amounts of windows.

is it next summer yet?

i know. i know.

a little ahead of myself right?

i am just over the moon excited to marry the love of my life.

oh! and did i tell you? we've decided on place cards/favors!

this whole wedding planning gig is everything + more than it is cracked up to be.


Monday, August 3, 2009

i am ready

phase 1: get into a routine

the countdown begins here folks.

the wedding is officially 12 months away [WOOHOO!] and toned arms are not something my body knows about.

but i am starting slow.

i don't want to burn out.

tonight will be my first foray into water aerobics and i will make my way up to spinning and pilates classes.

did you have a workout routine pre-wedding? if not, how did you get started?