Saturday, October 29, 2011

Spring, Summer......Winter?

What happened to Fall??
It's not even Halloween yet, and we are getting hit with up to 18" of snow! Wet, heavy, tree limb breaking snow.

I know that everyone says "New Englanders should be used to this, blah, blah, blah" But you know what? If I want to complain that my favorite season got the boot too soon, then damn it, I'm going to!

First snowman of the season
Ok, rant over...
Ready to be hungry?

I made chili for the first time ever.....and it's SOOOO good! I'd share the recipe but I didn't use one. This is typical of me, I just add things by eye and taste. Typical Italian I guess lol.

Doesn't it look delish?

 I also made another apple pie (yet again no recipe)

Just look at all that yummi-ness!

I guess that's the good part of the cooler makes me want to bake all the time. It's almost time for me to start preparing for my crazy holiday baking. lol It's a TON of work, but everybody loves it, so it's worth it.

Do any of you like to cook and bake when it gets cooler out?

Well I'm heading out to shovel for a 3rd time...g'night!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Fun Fact Friday

weddingbells.jpg image by italsweetie72801

Fun Fact Friday:

My wedding is exactly 9 MONTHS AWAY!

July 28th 2012 at 4:30pm!

EEP! So exciting.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday


My Mother.

There are so many reasons that I am thankful for this incredible, intricate woman.

She's endlessly giving, loving, and caring. I've never known a more caring individual~If I needed $4 and she only had $5, she would give me $4.99 without a second thought.
She's stubborn as hell, thick skulled, 'never wrong', sarcastic, and at times a bit crass. (could be where I get it?ha ha)
She's funny, creative, intelligent, and sometimes naive.
She's amazing, and she's one of my best friends.

I don't know what I would do without her in my life...I'm the person that I am today because of the strong values, traits, and traditions that she instilled in me.

I am so lucky that I can (an always could) talk to her about ANYTHING. She was always in my corner~ even when I was wrong~although she'd be the first to tell me that I was.
We can always call each other on our BS, and we don't take it to heart (most of the time anyways lol).

I'm truly blessed for all that she has given to me~ not just in the physical sense (as in belongings), but in the emotional and educational sense.

I know that she'll always be there for me.

This pic is old- but it's a cute one
I love you so much, Mom. Thank you for all that you do and have done.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Have to say it

I know it's random, but I have to say it...

I am so in shocker, I know.

But it just has kind of hit me lately~ Chris and I have been together for so long, and we have had our ups and downs for sure...but I am so head over heals in love with him that it's hard to explain.

We have grown so much as individuals and as a couple.

A year ago we would never have thought that we'd be planning a wedding...ever. It's just something that Chris never wanted, and I was willing to sacrifice that to be with him, along with him not wanting to have children. When Chris told me that he wanted to get married, I was floored..we'd been engaged for 4 years at that point...but our engagement was never actually leading to anything. Of course I was over the moon (still am!) and now he's expressing feelings that seem to veer towards having a child at some point.
I'm just so full of love and appreciation.

He makes me a better person, and I'll love him forever.

Sunday, October 23, 2011


Quick post before family dinner:

I'm super excited about the 'thank you' gift that M & K got me!

L.O.V.E. it. Thank you guys! <3

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday


I have so very much to be thankful every Thursday (hopefully) I'm going to do a "Thankful Thursday" post.
Each post will focus on one thing that I am thankful for. Here's to my first "TT" post!

I'm thankful for the relationship I have with Kara (you can see her blog here). She just recently married my fiances bother, so in 9 months she'll be my sister-in-law!

Kara is also a very talented photographer and Chris and I were lucky enough to have our engagement pictures done by her~ take a look.

She just recently got hitched, you can see a tid bit about her wedding here.

Kara and I grew much closer during her wedding planning. I was so honored that she wanted me to be such a big part of her special day, and I was happy to do all that I could to help.

I feel like we have a much stronger bond, and for that I am forever thankful.
I'm glad you're a part of my life Kara, I love you like a sister!

Hope you all have a good night~

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Little Things

This past weekend I got to see two of my best friends, and one of my sisters~ and if that wasn't good enough~ I picked up some great stuff for the J&J shower and the wedding!

I went to The Christmas Tree Shop and found this stuff for the shower (it's a Victorian tea party theme):

The tea cups are going to hold flowers, and some will hold snacks

Love the napkins I found

I also went to Michael's Crafts. For the past 6 months I've been on the hunt for dragonfly pins for mine and my bridesmaids bouquets. Dragonflies are symbolic of our friendship...we all have dragonfly tattoos, and whenever we are together we see them flying around. It was important to me to add a personal touch about our friendship. I FINALLY found the pins...and on clearance to boot! They even have a little purple gem:
Love 'em!
My sister Jill bought Chris and I the picture frame that we are going to use at the wedding reception (for the sign in table). It's so pretty, and masculine at the same's Chris' fave colors- black and silver:

I also got the rest of the card stock that I needed to finish the 'save-the-dates' and I got the supplies for wedding programs.

Things are coming makes me happy.

Well, good night all!

Monday, October 10, 2011

October 8th, 2011

My future brother-in-law got married this past Saturday

What a beautiful day, so full of joy and love. Congratulations, Michael & Kara! I love you guys so very much!

Friday I took the day off to help them finish up some details for thier big day...we hit a few glitches, but got everything done.

Saturday was PERFECTION...luckily all the glitches got out of the way on Friday.

Here are a few pictures of the wonderful day;

I hope you are both having a BLAST in Aruba!

G'night all!
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