Monday, March 23, 2009


I have a job interview Wednesday to work as a fundraiser for my university's student foundation. I have no idea what to wear - the job is open to students only, and the person interviewing me is a graduate assisstant. The attire for the workplace is described as "collegitae casual." I'm thinking maybe tweed pants and a knit top . . .would you wear a blazer? A skirt? A suit? Heels, flats, boots? This is too hard! What are your suggestions?

Also, please sign up for the flip-flop swap - I think it'll be great fun!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Flip-Flop Swap

I'd like to organize a spring swap for all you dear ladies! Here's the idea:

- Pick and send one pair of cute, preppy flip-flops, a coordinating shade of nail polish, and a cute, matching hair accessory. Let's try to see how creative we can be on the cheap, and try to keep all three items under $20.

Interested? Comment with your name and email, and I'll set you up with a partner. Then you can swap addresses and shoe sizes.

If you would, link this to your blogs - I'd love to get at many girls as I can involved!

The Candy Buffet

I have to share one of my favorite wedding details first: the amazing candy buffet! My sister made the painting for us as a suprise.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

I'm back!

I'm here in Indiana, and MARRIED! We have a ton of unpacking and laundry to do, but I promise the wedding and honeymoon recap will begin tomorrow. That's us on the beach outside our hotel - Siesta Key was fab. I have tons to share (I got accepted to present a research project at a NATIONAL conference! more on that later), so expect lots of posts in the next few days.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Getting ready

My rehearsal is in about 20 hours. I have NOTHING to wear. Well, I have shirts. Several cute shirts. And I have little skirts, skorts, and capris. But damn Indiana weather decided it will be 40 for my weddings. Thanks, Indiana. So I may be wearing a cute little top with PINK sweatpants and Uggs.

Tomorrow is set-everything-up day at the wedding venue, and then the rehearsal and RD at 5:00. Wish me luck!

I had the privilege of meeting the wonderful Mrs. Smith yesterday, and have to say that we had great fun! It's so nice to meet new friends in Bloomington.

I must admit that part of the reason I started blogging was that felt like I was in a different place in my life than my "real life" friends, and wanted some other ladies who were a little more . . . together to talk to. Thank you much ladies for all your support - your comments truly make my day.

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Tell me the epidemic hasn't spread!

I have seen not one but TWO girls wearing these:

With these:

Please tell me this is not common elsewhere!

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Monday, March 9, 2009

5 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wanted to let you ladies know that posting may be sparse as I have less than a week until I become Mrs. Indiana! Things are more than a little crazy 'round these parts!

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

All my preppy ladies . . .

please recommend a site to order cute stationary/business cards! I've used Designher Gals in the past, but need something a little more "professional". Thanks!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Our Wedding Ceremony

My brother-in-law is a preacher, and he will be marrying us. I have known him literally my entire life - he and my sister began dating around the time I was born. We wrote our own ceremony, and I'm pretty proud of it. I'd thought I'd share it here for you ladies - hope you enjoy.

Welcome. We are gathered here today to witness the joining of Savannah and Jeremy in marriage. It has been said that a wedding is a public declaration of a private commitment, and Jeremy and Savannah would like to thank you for taking time to share in their celebration today.
Savannah’s sister, Debbi, who is my wife, will now present a reading from the Velveteen Rabbit.
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When someone loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but Really loves you, then you become Real."

"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.

"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."

"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"

"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get all loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
“I suppose you are real?’ said the Rabbit.
“Someone made me Real,” he said. “That was a great many years ago; but once you are Real you can’t become unreal again. It lasts for always.”

Please face each other and join hands.
Savannah, do you come here freely, with no reservation, to give yourself to this man as his wife? I do.
Jeremy, do come here freely, with no reservation, to give yourself to this woman as her husband? I do.
Please get the rings. From the earliest times, the circle has been a symbol of completeness. An unbroken and never ending circle symbolizes a commitment of love that is also never ending. As often as either of you looks at this symbol, I hope that you will be reminded of the commitment to love each other, which you have made today.
Jeremy, please place the ring on Savannah’s hand, and repeat after me.
With this ring/
As a symbol of my promise and my commitment/
I marry you/
Savannah, please place the ring on Jeremy’s hand and repeat after me.
With this ring/
As a symbol of my promise and my commitment/
I marry you/

A vast, unknown future stretches out before you. The future, with its hopes and disappointments, its joys and its sorrows, is hidden from your eyes. But it is a great tribute to your belief in each other that you are willing to face those uncertainties together. May the pure, simple love with which you join hearts and hands today never fail, but grow deeper and surer with every year you spend together.

It is with great joy that I present to you Mr. and Mrs. Jeremy *****. You may now kiss.

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Wedding programs, out of town gift bags, bathroom baskets . . .

are all ideas that have been thrown out of the window as of today. I am so over all this wedding planning! I sort of wish I could skip the big day and go straight to the beach!

Please tell me everyone feels like this?

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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Today . .

I have a huge research project proposal due, that I'm only going to use for class but also to submit to a national conference. I have spent way too much of the past three days reading fatality index tables. Not fun.

We bought out wedding bands yesterday. Mister got a 4mm white gold band, and I got a matching 2mm band. It was really important for him that the bands match, so I induldged his request. I also finalized the catering menu for the reception. I'm not sure if I've told you all this or not, but we are HUGE foodies. We're having three mni- buffets (stations, I guess), with three types of food.

Bar 1:Comfort Food, catered by a local Amish restaurant
Green Beans
Corn on the Cob
Fried Chicken
Baked Ham
Homemade Bread with butter and apple butter

Bar 2: Italian, catering by Fazoli's
Spagetti with marinara

Bar 3: Mexican, catered by a local place
Chicken Quesadillas
Beef Chimichangas
Seafood Fajitas
Pico De Gallo

Cupcakes! Red velvet, chocolate, yellow, carrot, spice, and raspberry

Yum! Makes me hungry.

Hope you all are having a good Tuesday!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Sunday Devo

I know religion is super personal, and I don't mean to impose my beliefs on anyone. But this song is really helpful to me when I need encouragement, and I thought some of you might like it.

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