Wednesday, January 20, 2010

i think of my life and how it would look like on a blog.

seriously.  do you guys think of situations that you get yourself into and think, "now this will be an AWESOME post!"

and then you totally forget what the heck it was that you were going to blog about.

that happened to me today.


i guess that's it.

except i got a bunch of stuff for the wedding at goodwill tonight.  i love goodwill.  seriously, who doesn't love goodwill?  i love their mission and the fact that i can buy vases for my wedding for 50 cents to a dollar.  HOLLA.  that's right, all my vases and decorations are going to be "found" items.  or vintage.  whatever you want to call it.  

i should talk more about the wedding on here.

because i'm pretty sure that everyone at work is getting real tired of me talking about it every five minutes.  it's not that i'm obsessive, but it's like everything they talk about reminds me of something that i need to do.

let's see....what can i tell you about it so far....

1. it's sept. 25th at 7 pm, around sunset and it's the observance of the fall equinox in wichita, ks.  it was kind of a coincidence that it's on that day, but i like it.  half day, half night.  complete opposites, just like kyle and i.  also about the equality in our relationship.  the real reason it's that date is because it didn't interfere with corn harvest, wheat harvest, boating season or ksu football.  and then stupid bill snyder had to go and change the game to a home game.  at least my parents are still planning on showing up.  not so sure about my little brother.  i wouldn't put it past him.
2. it's at the exploration place in wichita.  love that building.  i wanted something that had large windows, was kid friendly and made an architectural statement.  i think i found it there!  i love it.  we went last weekend and it just reminded me what a FUN building it is!  we are holding the wedding in the grand hall and are also getting two of the exhibits!  they were surprisingly cheap to rent compared to the actual space.  :)
3. my colors are light aqua (think tiffany blue) and cherry red.  super excited about that!  leads to the next things...
4. it's going to have a retro/vintage feel.  i think my colors really lead me to that.  i love the 40s and 50s, so that's sort of the era i'm going for.  i've started purchasing my decorations ( already read that...) i'm doing milk glass vases with red flowers and blue mason (or bell or whatever) jars with votive candles in them for the tables and planning on making some cake stands out of plates and candlesticks (more on that later...) and of course making my own invites, etc.

that's all i can really think of right now.  i'm sure i'm missing stuff, but i'm kind of tired and honestly, who really read this whole post anyway?!  

thanks if you did.  :)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

very cool.

thanks mom, for pointing it out to me!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

you know you're old when... ask for things that you NEED instead of things that you WANT for christmas (or hanukkah, kwanzaa, whatnot...)

but isn't it great when the things that you need ARE the things you want?!?!  it's freaking sweet!

for example, last night i made cookies with the cookie sheets my mom gave me for christmas.  awesome.  they didn't stick!  i asked for them when i was on the phone with her baking cookies for my work that i was having to scrape the stupid things off the sheets i have now.  wilton rocks my socks off.  love them.

also, i broke out the cricut today.  it's so easy!  i asked for it because i wanted to do stuff for the wedding, but i've already had someone at work ask me to do decals for her son's room!  i'm thinking i could totally start doing this on the side.  now i'm going to ask for some tools for it for my birthday from my mom, i see the usefulness of them now!  the cartridges are pretty pricey, so i want to invest in a program called sure cuts a lot (nice name, huh?) because i already have a TON of fonts that i have from school and doing digital boards so i don't see the point in buying cartridges with fonts on them, i'll just get some of the shapes maybe.  anyone else have one?  any suggestions?  and please don't say get the expressions, because i don't think i'm ready to invest another 200 bucks in that quite yet....

Friday, January 8, 2010

i'm a follower

yes, i'm jumping on a bandwagon.  sigh.  i know, right?  it is so not me.

relax though, it's just a small bandwagon.  so small it's just one word.

that's right, i'm joining the millions of others that are not making a new year's resolution, but instead, having a new year's word.

and mine is...perspective.

boring, right?  i know, but it sounds much worse than i mean, you see.

i'm not going to find a different perspective of myself, but actually the environment around me.  you see, i'm not a big idea person, i'm a details person.  (what can i say, it's a necessity in the architectural world.  i found my niche, for shiz.)  and what a lot of people don't understand is that when you are a details person, you can't really see the big picture until you step back.  and then when i do step back, i'm all like, "what the crap?  that is totally not what i was going for."

still not getting it?'s some examples.

we had a new year's party here, right?  i'm pretty sure i mentioned it.  anyway, we did.  it was a housewarming/birthday/engagement/new year's party and we had a bunch...okay 20, so not that much...of people over.  and new year's was over a week ago.....aaaannnndddd...i still have a kitchen chair, a bowl of "fancy" m&m's, three completely burnt out candles, and an entire bar set up in my living room.  complete with mixers, wine, liquor and citrus fruits.  

yeah, i just realized that today.  

but do i care?  not really.  you know why?  

my books are all in alphabetical order on my bookshelves, i've got all my plates and cooking equipment stacked in order of size, my cans and boxes of food are all group first by type (veggies, fruit, etc.) and then in alphabetical order, and my closet it organized by type of clothing then length of leg/arm/dress, and then by color.

oh and i cleaned my fridge out last night.  like with soap and water and sponge cleaned.

i know.  i have a problem.

so, perspective.  here's to making lists and actually FOLLOWING THROUGH with them.  starting a project and actually FINISHING IT instead of worrying about the font i want to use.  CLEANING MY HOUSE without stopping to repaint the tiny spot of paint that chipped off of something.

here's to changing some perspective in my life.

do YOU have a word?  tell me about it, let's take on 2010 together!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

lions and tigers and bears...oh my!

okay...this is probably only funny if you are from wichita or near wichita or anywhere in the vinicnity of wichita, but i thought it was hilarious!  i'm trying to decide if my neighborhood is midtown or college hill...hmmm...we'll just say college hill.  :)

i would also like to note that this is NOT my opinion, i just simply found it funny.  no bashing allowed on here if you are insulted.  i will delete mean comments.

i found this on the harmonius posh (an adorable vintage clothing store in delano...) website.

Wichita Barbies

ANNOUNCEMENT: Mattel recently announced the release of limited-edition Barbie Dolls for the Wichita and surrounding areas market:

not endorsed by mattel at all!
"Eastborough/College Hill Barbie"
This princess Barbie is sold only at Bradley Fair. She comes with an assortment of Kate Spade, Prada and LV Handbags, Rolex watch a Lexus SUV, a long-haired foreign dog named Honey . Available with or without tummy tuck and facelift. Workaholic / golfaholic Ken sold only in conjunction with the augmented version

"Andover Barbie"
The modern day homemaker Barbie is available with Ford Wind star Minivan and matching gym outfit. She gets lost easily and has no full-time occupation. Traffic jamming cell phone sold separately.

"South & North Wichita Barbie"
This recently paroled Barbie comes with a 9mm handgun, a Ray Lewis knife,a Chevy with dark tinted windows, and a Meth Lab Kit. This model is onlyavailable after dark and must be paid for in cash (preferably small, untraceable bills) .unless you are a cop, then we don't know what you are talking about.

"East Wichita Barbie"
This yuppie Barbie comes with your choice of Rolls Royce convertible or Hummer H2. Included are her own Starbucks cup, credit card and country club membership. Also available for this set are Shallow Ken and Private School Skipper. You won't be able to afford any of them.

"Derby Barbie"
This pale model comes dressed in her own Wrangler jeans two sizes too small, a NASCAR t-shirt and tweety bird tattoo on her shoulder. She has a six-pack of Bud light and a Hank Williams Jr. CD set. She can spit over 5 feet and kick mullet-haired Ken's butt when she is drunk. Purchase her pickup truck separately and get a confederate flag bumper sticker absolutely = free.

"Old Town Barbie"
This collagen injected, rhino plastic Barbie wears a leopard print outfit
and drinks cosmopolitans while entertaining friends. Percocet prescription available as well as warehouse conversion condo.

"Haysville & Park City Barbie"
This tobacco-chewing, brassy-haired Barbie has a pair of her own
high-heeled sandals with one broken heel from the time she chased beer-gutted Ken out of Butler Barbie's house. Her ensemble includes low-rise acid-washed jeans, fake fingernails, and a see-through halter-top. Also available with a mobile home.

"Delano Barbie"
This doll is made of actual tofu. She has long straight brown hair, arch-less feet, hairy armpits, no makeup and Birkenstocks with white socks. She prefers that you call her Willow . She does not want or need a Ken doll, but if you purchase two Mid town Barbies and the optional Subaru wagon, you get a rainbow flag bumper sticker for free.

Midtown Barbie"
This Barbie now comes with a stroller and infant doll. Optional accessories include a GED and bus pass. Gangsta Ken and his 1979 Caddy were available, but are now very difficult to find since the addition of the infant.

"West Wichita Barbie"
She's perfect in every way. We don't know where Ken is because he's always out a-'huntin'. 2 Free Warren movie tickets included with purchase.

"Riverside Barbie"
This versatile doll can be easily converted from Barbie to Ken by simply adding or subtracting the multiple snap-on parts.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

yup, still one of my favorite movies.  ever.

Saturday, January 2, 2010


kyle: (playing with new eris coupon app he downloaded for me) oh man, i should even tell you this one it just said.

me: what is it?

kyle: yeah, i'm so not going to tell you.

me: what the hell is it?

kyle: 20% off all coach bags...

me: oh man!  (googles coach bags and starts looking.)  

...five minutes later...

me: yeah, i don't NEED a coach bag...

kyle: well, i don't NEED 15 cars either.

me: so true. (resumes looking at bags.)