Monday, June 28, 2010

Engagement Photo Session in 103 Degree Weather Tomorrow!

Jon and I are getting our engagement pictures taken tomorrow. You might call us crazy, but nonetheless we are taking them anyway on a VERY hot day. Weather forecast says it will be 103 degrees in Fresno, CA tomorrow. Fresno has it's fair share of hot weather during the summer so it's expected, but hopefully for us it will have cooled down a little by the time we take our pictures at 6 in the evening.

We decided to take our pictures now rather than later in the year so that we had plenty of time to make and send "Save The Dates". I am really excited about the location in which we are taking our pictures! It's at an old ranch house (white porch and all), a couple barns, ponds, grape vines, etc. Lots of textures and places for great photos!

I spent practically all day on Saturday shopping for my outfits for the pictures. Although I had plenty of clothes to choose from, I wanted to wear something new for the photos. Well... I ended up buying an outfit, tried it on again on Sunday and decided I didn't like it anymore. It just wasn't me; I probably wouldn't wear it otherwise so I thought, "What am I doing?" I need to wear something I feel comfortable in. So I went through my sister and my mom's closet and found just the perfect outfits. Today it's time to go through Jon's closet to find something he can wear that will look good with what I'm wearing. :)

Ps. I thought I would post a pic of the two of us right after we got engaged. Proposal on the beach in Cayucos. :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Anthropologie Wedding Dresses???!!!

Yes! You heard it right... Anthropologie will be launching a bridal collection! Too bad the line comes out in Spring 2011, too late for me, but I am excited to share the news anyway! The line will have wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, gifts and accessories. Everything you need to create a fabulously feminine and ultra chic wedding.

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I just love Anthropologie... so much in fact that I used to work there. I still miss it sometimes... the soft indie music, the magnificent smell coming from the burning candles, the amazing displays... I think I may be due for another shopping trip! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

My First Blog Post

Helloooo everyone!

I had been putting off writing my first blog post for a few days simply because I did not know how to start. I can relate this feeling to starting a research paper or essay. The hardest part is to start, then once you get those initial thoughts down the rest flows naturally. Can you tell I just graduated from college??

A little bit about me… I consider myself a fairly creative person. I just don’t ever really get a chance to show it. I mainly use the excuse that I am too busy to do arts and crafts. The good thing about this blog is that it is going to force me to make the time to be creative which I am not complaining about at all. I love being able to just sit down and let my creative juices flow. It is one of the most relaxing things to me. Growing up my mom always encouraged my younger sister and me to be creative. We would spend our summers decorating t-shirts with puffy paint, going to the local ceramic studio to paint pottery, scrapbooking our vacation memories, making jewelry, etc. Now I work at one of the most creative companies in the world, iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Company, where I am surrounded by constant innovation and creative inspiration. So here I am taking a whack at it myself.

I got engaged in April of this year to the love of my life. I could not imagine anyone else to spend the rest of my life with. God has blessed us both so much to have found each other. I cannot wait to start a life and grow old with him. Jon and I are getting married next year (May 2011) in a beautiful garden with a reception overlooking a lake. It will be simply beautiful.

So here I am writing my first blog post and I am very excited to start documenting my wedding planning journey this year! In this blog I hope you find inspiration whether you are a bride-to-be or someone who enjoys anything to with weddings.

Thanks for reading! Looking forward to sharing more with you in the near future!

<3, Mandy