Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I'm sure it's been said before, but I am so sick and tired of all of this rain. Come on already. It's enough to make me start an SSRI...
On another note, yesterday Mr. Diagnosis Deferred and I got our marriage license (not as exciting as I thought it might have been...). As I waited in the lobby for him to arrive, I watched other couples line up and fill out paperwork. There were two couples being helped. Both women were in wedding gowns, one very clearly pregnant, bless her heart. Anyway, an older couple strolled in, him strides before her. It was raining outside and they were both wet and annoyed and snapping at each other. They approached the desk, and I couldn't hear what they said to the staff member, but she shook her head and announced, "Divorces? Oh no, those are across the street. You're in the wrong place." They turned on their heels and stomped out. Everyone turned and it looked and it was terribly sad. One of those things I wish I'd never seen, but I'm pretty sure that if you tell it to someone else, somehow it becomes less sad...
Monday, July 27, 2009
Look what I discovered on .c is for charmed. What an adorable substitute for a guest book. How phenomenal would it look framed in your bedroom for the next 60 years?
I think that, like Chris, I may have to "borrow" this for my reception as well!
Friday, July 24, 2009
But you're wearing my Rehearsal Dinner dress!
Seriously though, how gorgeous is this little number? Ms. Diaz wore it the "My Sister's Keeper" premier and I fell in love. It's by J. Mendel, and I'm certain that it costs more than my wedding gown, but wow.
And while we're on the subject of J. Mendel... I will wear this dress to my wedding in my next life.
PS: I hope it's Mr. Diagnosis Deferred all over again.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Friday, July 17, 2009
I just keep reminding myself that I would have been dying in 4 inch heels all night anyway. Plus, if I wore Louboutins to my wedding, what the hell would I have to look forward to?
Thursday, July 16, 2009
The lovely Bridechka tagged me! Here are the rules for this tag: Tag and link back to the person who tagged you. List six little things that make you happy. Tag six bloggers and let them know they're “it."
1. Mr. Diagnosis Deferred.
Cheesy but true. This boy.... wow. We have had the most unexpected, whirlwind, fairytale love story. Before we met, I never believed that love like this existed. Don't get me wrong, there are certainly days that I want to strangle him, but even on those days, there is nothing in the world that makes me as happy as the moment that he walks in the door every evening. I pinch myself every morning, still not believing that he's all mine. Ok, that's as much mush as I will subject you to. Let me just leave you with this- crazy, intense, unbelievably good love exists, don't let anyone ever tell you that your expectations are unrealistic.2. Sugar.
3. My neices.
I'm convinced that they are the two most adorable and remarkable children on the face of the planet. Period. One is a rose, the other is a wildflower. They live far away, but we talk on the phone often and I see them every chance I get. I want to clone them.
4. New York, NY.
I didn't discover it until late in life, but this is the city I was born to live in. I adore the energy here and I'm certain there is nowhere in the world like it. After years of being here, the sights and smells and sounds still excite me and I often find myself grinning as I weave my way through crowded sidewalks.
I really can't think of anywhere in the world that I wouldn't go. I love it all. There is nothing more exciting than boarding a plane for someplace new. I'm equally excited for our Italian honeymoon as I am for the wedding.
The instructions did say "six little things" that make me happy. My best friend and I are pretty convinced that this combination is really all we need to conquer the world.
Clearly, my list should include things like "reading the classics" or "learning foreign languages," but, a girl's gotta be honest, right?
Erin ever After
The Blissful Bride
.c is for charmed
you are my fave
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Looking back at my recent posts I realize that I'm seeing fewer and fewer about my impending wedding. There are 38 days until the big event. We are moving in a week and a half and Mr. Diagnosis Deferred is in Puerto Rico on his week long bachelor extravaganza. Week long! Someone has gotten a bit big for his britches if you ask me...
Anyway, in the meantime I'm living among boxes and tolerating random prospective renters traipsing in and out of my apartment at odd hours.
I feel like the remaining wedding to-do's are tedious and boring. I'm in a bit of a funk. I'm ready for the honeymoon already.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Recent posts on 100 Layer Cake and A lovely morning have totally turned me on to succulents. Every time I see these gorgeous plants I'm overwhelmed by a desire to touch them.
Well, have a look at what I've just discovered at VivaTerra... A succulent wreath. I'm in love. It's really such a shame that everything I touch dies.
Monday, July 13, 2009
I love this game where shower guests had to guess who said what. Plus, it incorporates the beloved silhouette... double love.
It beats the hell out of "guess how many jelly beans" or a "make a wedding gown out of toilet paper" contest, no?
Friday, July 10, 2009
Despite my complaining, I'm actually quite excited for our impending move. Not so much for the move itself, but for the decorating and organizing that will come with our new place, not to mention the additional 100 square feet. I've been busy collecting inspiration and I'm hoping to convince Mr. Diagnosis Deferred that the one thing that has been missing in our lives is a chalk-boarded painted kitchen! (And a tiny French Bulldog with his own wardrobe that will fit perfectly into our lives now that we are moving to a pet friendly building.)
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Last night I was lucky enough to attend a screening of the new Nora Ephron movie, Julie & Julia. I read the book years ago and I loved every word of it. It was one of those novels that leaves you terribly disappointed upon reaching the last page, not because it was a lousy read, but because you want 100 more pages.
I'm a perpetual dieter, a former vegan, and allergic to wheat, so I admit that there are moments in the film that are a real tease... not to mention that if I spent a year cooking every.single.recipe from Julia Child's cookbook, I would weigh 300 pounds, but I still left the theater inspired to take a shot at classic cooking.
Anyway- the movie was different from the book, in a wonderful way. Amy Adams was adorable and Meryl Streep was a fantastic Julia Child, proving once again that there is little that woman can't do.
The film is being released in theaters on August 7. If you hadn't already planned on it, I must insist that you see it.
Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Why I thought it was a good idea to move one month before my wedding, I will never know... but this is where we find ourselves.
The truth is, we're only moving 8 blocks west and 1 block north, from Gramercy to Chelsea, 1.37 miles to be precise, but with all that's involved, we may as well be moving across-country. We need to find, in no particular order, a new:
-bodega (that delivers)
I'm exhausted just thinking about it. If my posts are a bit sparse in coming days, you'll know why. Forgive me.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
My wedding will feature the ubiquitous candy buffet. I can't help it. They look like so much fun, and, as I've mentioned, I have a raging, debilitating addiction to sugar.
From top, Amy Atlas, Rebecca Thuss, Amy Squires
Or do I keep it consistent and do all white candy?