Friday, September 20, 2013

Crunch Time

Holy married lady, what the what?!?! I'm getting married in 2 weeks from today.

Wedding planning up until now has been pretty simple and easy. I am, however, starting to get nervous about small things. For example, we don't have anything planned in terms of an alter, we still haven't picked our dance songs, and just last night I decided that the wedding shoes I purchased weren't going to work. Everything else is working out great with my "coast along" plan. I made a pretty and simple bird cage veil last night, which took less than 10 minutes and cost less than $15. I also met with the florist yesterday for the first time and basically left everything in her hands. She's the expert, right?!

The thing that has overwhelmed me the most has been how kind and generousness our friends are. We're getting so many amazing wedding presents in the form of actual wedding stuff: photo booth, personalized buttons as favors, Jell-O shots, DJ services, bar expertise, flower arrangements, hair and makeup, fancy cakes, photography... the list goes on and on. I think it's just a testament to how much Brandon and I are loved by the people we adore.

Next week we make things even more official with our marriage license!!! I never thought I would be getting married, but I must say, I couldn't be more excited. I truly found an amazing partner in someone who had been a friend of mine for years. Last night BBC called me before his band practice to ask me why he was asked to work our friends' Beth and Matt's wedding. That was, after all, the special moment when our romance blossomed. I told him I wasn't sure why, but I was so glad that's the way things worked out. He got weepy and we both reflected on how much we feel like this was just meant to be.

So now, my brain is officially in crunch time mode trying to finalize all the last minute things and, for sanity's sake, forgetting anything that hasn't already been started. Next weekend is my bachelorette party and my girls and I are headed for a spa getaway; saunas, jacuzzi, massages, oh my!! Oh, I can't forget the pina coladas, body scrubs, and facials!!! If you don't see or hear from me until after I'm Mrs. Crowe, just know that I'm smiling from ear to ear!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Yoplait Moments

For maximum enjoyment, you can listen to my Yoplait-list while you read! The purple wikiplayer should appear in the bottom right corner of this post. Just push play to hear the songs that will rush through your head as you eat Yoplait!

As many of you may know, I have monthly ladies movie nights were my favorite ladies cram into my living room, drink a little too much, and talk incessantly while we try to watch a questionable film. Last week we had a bridal movie night with champagne, tiny tea sandwiches, delicious crab dip, and one lone penis straw. The movie was Bridesmaids,  but I think the real winner of the night was our selection of Yoplait yogurt served on ice, just like in these amazing commercials.

Yoplait for dessert, y'all!

I haven't eaten Yoplait since I was a teenager, but after seeing their ridiculous "swapportunity" commercials, I've learned one thing: Yoplait most certainly has the "dessert yogurt" market covered! (Well, dessert yogurt and advertising to women.) So, for movie night, I decided to buy one of every desserty flavor at HEB so the girls and I could give an honest review. Our menu included Key Lime Pie, Lemon Creme Pie, Red Velvet Cake, Orange Creme, and Chocolate Whip. I have never seen chocolate yogurt in my life, but that may be because I generally avoid all things chocolate.

Last month, during our Psycho Beach Party  movie night, we took a moment and paused the film so we could all drink a pina colada from a hollowed out pineapple at the same time (8 straws). Our Yoplait yogurt moment was very similar, but this time we didn't have enough spoons.

Pina Colada friend circle, y'all!

I personally tasted most of the flavors that night, but the Chocolate Whip was, shockingly, my favorite by far! It had the consistency of a whipped mousse and the taste of a chocolate soda, which might be the only form of chocolate I actually enjoy. Letty had the delicious suggestion of adding ice, Kahlua, and Baileys for a Yoplait mudslide. And, most importantly, the ladies and I had a great time coming up with Yoplait-related hashtags for all those amazing Yoplait moments we experienced.
  • #YoplaitProblems: When you run out of normal sized spoons and your big soup spoon won't fit past the slim lip of the Yoplait cup.
  • #YoplaitBacheloretteParty: For that time when you invite your girls over to eat Yoplait the month before you're getting married.
  • #YoplaitRuinedMyFriendship: When you and your bestie are fighting over the most delicious flavors.
  • You can view Letty's live-tweets from the night HERE.

Bottom line: Yoplait yogurt is pretty delicious and, just like in their commercials, it truly is a ladies bonding opportunity.

Friday, September 6, 2013

My Ears Are Ringing With Wedding Bells

Holy moley, y'all! I'm going to be a married woman in less than a month. I think it's 28 days to be exact. I've actually turned into one of those women who are counting down the days to their wedding!

Wedding planning is starting to get more intense. Up until this point, I've felt like there wasn't much I could do beforehand, but now we're in crunch time and I'm starting to look at the craft list (tissue paper pom poms, paper flower garlands, etc.) and am quickly crossing off items on the to-do list that haven't been done. Nobody is going to care if I don't hang 40 hastily made tissue paper pom poms from the ceiling of an already beautiful cabin. BBC and I just wanted a party to celebrate getting married and once things start turning more into a wedding we just kind of shut down. Everything is, however, turning out lovely and basically stress free.

So, what can you expect from our wedding? Tons of dancing, a photo booth, Frito pie buffet, booze, and way too much PDA from my sweetie and me. There won't be a unity candle or a garter toss, but you better believe that I've given BBC permission to smoosh wedding cake in my face.