Monday, October 31, 2011

engagement pictures

A few weeks ago Lincoln and I had our engagement pictures taken by the lovely and talented Amanda Eaton.  I loved her use of natural light and found her originally on another blog that I follow, Lemon and Lavender

After our initial meeting I knew that we'd hit it off because we shared a love of pretty paper, folders and pinterest. :)

After the first few awkward photos, Lincoln and I started to get the hang of things and we had quite a few (207 to be exact) pictures to choose from!  Here are a few of our faves:

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ch-ch-ch changes.

I think that's a song right? Who knows...I try to make everything a song.

I've been seriously slacking on blogging lately.  People have asked if something was wrong with their browser...that maybe things weren't updating like they should or something.'s just me...not writing over here.

I'd like to partially blame Lincoln for my writing hiatus.  You see, before I met him, I had all of these awful dating stories to write about or weird random things happening to me when I'd go out in public places, but since we've been together, I obviously don't have the awful dating stories, and my weird things happening in public seems to be on the decline as well.  Sure, there are still weird/funny things that happen that I should probably be writing about, but I've had a few other things on the 'ol brain lately. 

For example:

  • OUR WEDDING.  Heller, it's five months from Monday.  Luckily it's pretty much done, we're just playing the waiting game now until probably a few weeks before the wedding.  I should write a post about all of our fun wedding stuff, huh?   
  • Flights and Kites; I'm planning a fundraiser in February, one month almost to the date, before our wedding.  Things haven't quite gone as planned with this event...  First, we booked a venue only to have the venue go out of business a few months after booking it.  Along with the business going out, we lost our deposit.  [WE'RE A NON-PROFIT!  We don't have money to lose!!]   OY.  So because the space was booked far enough in advance we were able to look at other options.  Everything is so expensive though.  We got a steal with our original space....damn.  Also, because we had to find a new space, we've had to deal with a lot of insurance issues, rental drama, and now we're trying to figure out how to decorate our new space.  It will all work out, but it has been a little stressful lately!
  • I'm moving.  There's the big one that's been causing me some anxiety lately!  Not because I'm not excited to move, but because with moving, that meant that I had to tell my current employer that I was moving and that I'll eventually have to put my house on the market.... 
  • I'm doing some updates to my house.  Nothing major.  Luckily my house is cute :).  I just needed to replace the nasty linoleum in my bathrooms.  Ew.  I'll take some before and afters, don't you worry!
  • We're doing some updates to Lincoln's house.  Lincoln's house is very cute.  It's also on the older side.  He replaced the orange carpeting in his house prior to me coming into the picture (THANK GOD), but his bathroom is a little (and by a little, I mean a lot) outdated.  So, at the beginning of next year, we're doing a complete remodel in the bathroom.  If anyone tries to tell you that bathroom updates are cheap, they're lying.
  • My nephew.  Duh, he's new and cute and cuddly and I just want to hang out with him and stuff. And also, he's growing like a weed!
  • All of my friends are either getting married or are knocked up.  It's true.  It's that time of year when everyone and their dog decided to either get hitched or to have a baby!  Next year is going to be VERY busy.  In the last month or so, I've had 4 friends get engaged!
So, that's about it from me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


My dad has had a strange obsession with fritos lately.  Yes, fritos, like the corn chip thingys.

He also has taken a liking to posting "recipes" on twitter and facebook.

Here are some of his recent posts:

"Here's a ham sandwich idea for a little variety.  Get a small bag of frito's and put on top of the sandwich.  Like a soft taco with a hard shell"

"I've had requests for more quick sandwiches.  Soft tortilla shell, 2 slices smoked turkey, 1 slice pepperjack cheese, 2 oz salsa, add fritos, wrap, enjoy"

(*Don't you like how specific he is with the 2oz of salsa...he later found out that 2oz was probably a little too much)

I suggested that he should send some of these delicious recipes to Frito lay or at the very least start a collection of the recipes to showcase different ways to eat fritos.

Currently, he's brainstorming a dessert with fritos...something resembling fried ice cream.

Sadly, me posting this blog post will probably just encourage him to come up with new ideas.  Oddly enough, he "says" he hasn't tried any of his creations...I don't know if I believe him. 

Because it's harvest season, my dad has some spare time to commit to creating these new recipes in between hauling loads of corn and soybeans to the bins.  He also has time to take pictures of himself to post onto twitter and facebook.

This was taken when he was unloading a truck.  Yes, he has on sunglasses and goggles.  It's to keep dust an stuff out of his eyes, duh.

Isn't he a gem...