Oct 31, 2011

Hoppy Halloween, Y’all!

Just hopping in to witch y’all happy Halloween :)

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When not showering is completely acceptable…

     About a year ago, I took my first camping trip. It was so pleasant, magical & beautiful that we went again this year. I DO realize that some women would not include camping & pleasant/magical/beautiful in the same sentence. I believe those adjectives might have had something more to do with getting engaged right before camping. I DID love camping, though! This time camping included pouring rain, damp sleeping bags, much more actual cooking, hiking trails, and a glorious Apple Festival. It also included a huge mat of curly knots in my hair. And an absence of a brush or comb. And a mini-panic attack that Marcus was going to have to give me a pretty drastic hair cut. After a quick trip to a small town Family Dollar, a 3 dollar brush, 3 bottles of water and a bit of conditioner..I was a new woman.

Marcus makes coffee & looks kind of grubby {but still really cute}

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I channeled my {not-so-inner} hippie look.

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We made chili the first night & we quite surprised when it came out AMAZING

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enjoyed in mugs & topped with sharp cheddar…

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Here is our tent. And yes, that is an air mattress! I was thankful for it when we had to spend from 9 pm to 10 am the next morning in this tent due to pouring rain. I alternated between annoying Marcus & praying for better weather. Marcus slept the whole time.

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I guess we couldn’t decide if we were boating or camping. The rain must have confused us.

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The butane lantern made for some pretty cool pictures. And a dangerous fire. I dropped the camera & ran which is why no documentation of the explosion exists.

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On our second night there, we made grilled cheese & tomato soup, followed by delicious popcorn popped on the campfire!            

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And it wouldn’t be a true camping trip without a little bit of this..

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Also, please go enjoy this: I'm what you would call "indoorsy"

Hiking & Apple Festival pictures soon to follow!

Oct 30, 2011

A perfectly-imperfect Wedding Reception

     Wedding Reception planning is definitely all the rage, and has become a marriage {pun totally & proudly intended!} of interior design, event planning & rules of etiquette. As a bride-to-be and just a girl that has attended her fair share of stylish & near perfect receptions, I tried to get in on all the rage. In the beginning I browsed more than my fair share of bridal magazines and planned centerpieces, favors, entrance dances & so on. Somewhere in those 9 months though, I realized I was not trying to have my wedding published in a magazine, send my parents into debt, or have the wedding of the year. I simply wanted to celebrate my marriage with close family & friends. That being said..we hired the most obnoxious {yet cheapest} DJ ever. Although the obnoxious part was unintentional. We also opted for simple & sweet floral arrangements for centerpieces. I even silently rejoiced when we were told we could not hang any decorations from the walls or ceilings of our venue. One less thing to get crazy about it. Keeping it simple was our theme & it proved to be a stress-free, good time!

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And that concludes our wedding chronicles! {5 months later} All photography by Lundy Photography.


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