Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hen Party Favor Bags

So the hen party... otherwise known as the bachelorette party will have 15 ladies there. Or 15 have been invited. I am STILL trying to get all the addresses together.

I need to put together some favor bags and I dont have much $$ to spend. Tops maybe $3 a bag. Here are some ideas Ive got, tell me what you think -

These are bath bombs, at $.90 a piece they're small but nice
Also thinking of these - little bags of bath salt

These are $1 a piece and too funny

These are on deep sale at B&BW so would fit in the budget with something else.

We will also either be painting wine glasses - 

Everyone would paint their own

Or we will make t shirts

If you were going to a bachelorette party would you prefer to go out to a movie or have a slumber party like this :


or go see this at the movies:
Not sure if this will be showing the weekend of the wedding though
Does anyone have any other ideas of things to do? Going out to a bar is a no go with the MOH

I got the suggestion to decorate penis cookies - 

Also need some ideas for cheap game prizes, I was thinking maybe condoms and some naughty things from target (lube, panties etc)

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Bachelorette & Lingerie Shower

Ok y'all this is what I have thus far:


& I have this stuff too:

These will go on the favor bags

These will be the opening event at the lingerie shower

These are the return address labels

Here's the big issue I'm having right now - I need to come up with some sort of entertainment for the girls. There will be 15 ladies invited & about 6 staying the night. I had the idea to decorate wine glasses or t shirts to wear the wedding day. And we will have cheesy wedding movies and alcohol but the
MOH doesn't want to go out so the main part of the evening is unplanned at the moment

I had the idea of everyone going to see Bridesmaids, the movie, but I'm worried that's too many movies. I was also thinking of having one of those Pure Romance consultants come and do a "party"

Other then going out to the bar, does any one else have any other fun party ideas? 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tell Us How You Really Feel...

I feel like I've failed as a friend this past month. I have been super moody, super snappy, super just not cool. *warning this post is about to get super personal*

I've been on my period for 47 days now. I did the math. Ive been though 4 boxes of tampons & a box of pads. Before this I hadn't had a period in prob 3 months. And no, I'm not on BC or anything like that because I haven't done anything in 3 years. Yes 3. That probably makes me a virgin again.

Between working out the swap issues, and now co-planning & hosting this bridal shower I am about to tear my hair out. Now Im having to orginize some big group trip to savannah this weekend and Im like NO! I dont want to see a bunch of people I hate. I dont want to go to a concert with them. I want to see my friends, visit David's grave and relax! And go to the bridal shower (that Im not planning).

Shall we start at the beginning? 1 1/2 months of a period is like hell. cramps, mood swings, you name it, I deal with it. So since we all know how crummy our period is for a week, imagine 5 1/5 weeks of it with no end in sight? It SUCKS!!!!!

Then lets add in David's death. I cry every night. I cry when I hear songs on the radio like this one:

Like right now, its playing in the background & Im sobbing like a baby. I havnt been to church since I leanred the news. I didnt go easter sunday either. I am so mad at god. How could he take daivd? He was that one guy who I knew would always look at me & see beautiful. He would always love me. He gave the kinds of hugs that last for hours. Who am I gonna call when I cant remember which mall in Savannah has which stores? Who will pick me and Courtney up from River Street at 3am? Whos gonna walk me down the aisle at my wedding if Daddy cant do it? Whos gonna marry me when Im 35 & cant find a hubby?

I want to put a photo of him on my desk at work, but I know I'll lose it every time I see it. I dont know how people get over the loss of a love one. I get so... mad... idk if thats even the right word... sad, mad, upset, jealous when I see happy people now. Even at work, when people call in about their spouses I feel a pain in my heart. How am I ever gonna feel ok?

so lets add on swap stress - I love hosting swaps. dont get me wrong, but when I lose emails and I cant figure out whos who and whats what - STRESS! this one is 100% my fault. I should have canceled it but I felt bad...

And now the wedding shower. Not only is the MOH a MOZ-zilla but shes a bitch. & Im staying with her for the wedding! argh! 4 days! I might kill someone! I already spent $30 on decorations for the party and shes all "I dont think they're gonna go with the theme". really? Its one damn banner & a center piece. and some cute napkins. but NO! they;re all going into a box for the next bachelorette party I throw. Heres the kicker. I dont want to order anything without her OK, so she doesnt freak out, but SHE DOESNT REPLY TO TXT MESSAGES OR EMAILS!!! I need her to take 10 min away from her stupid boyfriend (insert hormonal, lost david emotions here) and just say "yes or no"

And now the kicker - this weekend Im going to statesboro for a relaxing girls weekend and one of my friends is trying to drag me into this big event thing. I dont want to go!!! I dont want to see your stupid band, celebrate your bitchy friend's birthday with you & your fience & her fience! She is a crappy friend! She was a bitch to me & you & IDK why your friends with her. I want to spend my time with people I care about & miss.

I am planning on visiting David's grave. This is gonna be so hard for me. Ive never visited the grave of someone I knew before. Im bringing a huge box of tissues.

You would think after saying all this Id feel better right... nope. I feel just as stressed, just as sad, just as hormonal & mad as 45 min ago when I started this.

I guess I should close by saying Im sorry to those people I have taken all this out on,  my friends, my parents & yall now. I really dont know who to talk to about any of this. I stopped seeing my counselor, God only knows why. I dont pray anymore because when I do I just get mad & sad.

Bottom line is Im a mess. A big fat (oh ya - been trying to get healthy but Im pretty sure Im gaining weight!) emotional mess.

Staycation Swap

We had a very sucessful staycation swap I am happy to report! Everyone got a great getaway in a box! Check out all the boxes here!

Ladies - dont forget to link up & show off your staycation boxes!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Ode to Mommy

Mommy & me at my college graduation, she cried when I walked across the stage

I cried a little bit when I saw her with my diploma

Mommy as a beautiful bride when she married daddy

Top photo is Mommy & me in Ireland. 

Spring break one year. I wasnt invited anywhere with my friends so we did a girls week in San Antonio TX

My mommy with my teammates from the Osome Nochos show

My Mother taught me LOGIC..."If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can't go to the store with me."
My Mother taught me MEDICINE..."If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they're going to freeze that way."
My Mother taught me TO THINK AHEAD..."If you don't pass your spelling test, you'll never get a good job!"
My Mother taught me ESP..."Put your sweater on; don't you think that I know when you're cold?"
My Mother taught me TO MEET A CHALLENGE..."What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you...Don't talk back to me!"
My Mother taught me HUMOR..."When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT..."If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up.
My mother taught me ABOUT SEX..."How do you think you got here?"
My mother taught me about GENETICS..."You are just like your father!"
My mother taught me about my ROOTS..."Do you think you were born in a barn?"
My mother taught me about the WISDOM of AGE..."When you get to be my age, you will understand."
My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION..."Just wait until your father gets home."
My mother taught me about RECEIVING..."You are going to get it when we get home."
And, my all-time favorite - JUSTICE..."One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like YOU -- then you'll see what it's like."

Happy Mother's Day!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wedding Help

So this summer I'm a brides maid in a wedding of a very dear friend of mine. I introduced her & her hubby to be when we we're all in college. Ashley (the bride) is getting married in the beautiful St. Marys GA


This is where she is having the ceremony!

Its gonna be HOT! but so pretty!

So her groom to be, Skyler, is from a family of all boys so all his family is throwing Ashley's showers, then her cousin & her sister are also hosting one. She is having a total of 8 showers! Crazy! And they're all themed. Now don't you go thinking Ashley's greedy, quite the opposite. Shes quite and doesn't like all the attention (lord knows why we were roommates, but it worked out) 

One of our dorm parties

So back to the wedding. She's getting married the 2nd weekend in June so I'm headed to town Thursday-Sunday for the wedding festivities. Nikki is her best friend and her MOH but she isn't too into weddings. She was married a few years ago but got divorced and so now she thinks weddings are a waste of time. She doesn't even want to plan a bachalorette party, which I think is a cryin shame! I really wanted to throw a shower, but Ashley said 8 was plenty. I've offered to host a mini bachelorette party / lingerie shower with Nikki, but I got a depressing email today from her:

 "Btw thx for reminding me I'm the moh. I'm just not into this at all. I think making such a big thing of a wedding and wedding party is a waste. I know that sounds awful, but I did all of it and it feels/felt like it was all for nothing. Anyways, I'm just trying to make it through this without pissing her off."

How sad is this? I want to just give her a swift kick in the pants and say "I know your marriage ended in divorce, but not everyones does and Ashley deserves to have the whole bridal experience. 

So Im thinking of offering to plan and host the bachelorette party, nothing fancy, and just have Nikki co host it AKA put her name on the invite. 

Im going to email a few people who are local to see if theres a space or restaurant we could have the shower at, give her the gifts and have little party favors. Heres what Im thinking:

Nice, simple & blue

With a blue bath bomb inside for a favor

Nothing super fancy or OOT, but still nice. Or should I just let the MOH handle this stuff, and possibly let Ashley go without? 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

What A Weekend

The past few days have been a whirlwind! Nothing super exciting happening in my world, but on the grander scale, lots has happened.

Wednesday night was the start of really bad ad storms in Alabama. Waking up thursday morning, a huge tornado had ripped through the state and the devastation was terrible!

Then Friday was the Royal Wedding, at 4am


Saturday brought the beatification of Pope John Paul II


And tonight, sunday, Osama Bin Laden was pronounced dead


This weekend will fill an entire chapter in future history books, and I will have lived through it. This weekend had a lot of personal significance to me. Starting with the storms, I have a lot of friends who go to Bama & many friends on twitter who live there. I am glad that they all made it through safe & I continue to keep them in my prayers. 

The royal wedding was a big deal to me because I lived in Europe when Diana died. I put flowers at the tunnel in her memory. Seeing her son all grown up and marring a beautiful girl brought tears to my eyes. I know his mum is looking down and is so proud of her son!

Pope John Paul II will always have a special place in my heart! I saw him once when I was young. He was on his papal balcony when I visited Rome. I remember everyone cheering and taking photos but I dont remember seeing him. What I do know is how he made the youth of the church a priority and his faith & love made me a strong catholic. 

Lastly tonight I read on twitter, facebook and heard Obama give the great news that OBL had been killed. I still remember sept 11 2001, sitting in religion class, watching the news and not understanding what was going on. I didn't know what the towers were, or the pentagon. Im pretty sure I didnt know where PA was. But now I have many friends who's husbands, brothers, girlfriends, & sisters serve this great country as members of the armed forces. Tonight I say a special prayer for them. 

But in all this good news, my hear still hurts. I keep thinking about David & what he would have said about all this. He would have donated time & resources to Alabama, driving there to help those who had lost everything. He would have teased me for being so excited for a wedding I wasn't invited to. He would have prayed for JPII and been proud to be catholic. And he would have smiled big and proud upon hearing of OBL's death. David was one of the most patriotic people I've ever know, and I know he's sitting in heaven with all those people who lost their lives sept 11 2001 and spitting on OBL as he makes his way to hell.

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