Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Trying to Work...

But the cat is on my tools.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Countdown: 5 Days Until the Wedding

Eeek! It's getting so close and still lots to do! Today I am working on our "Pittsburgh Reception" (we're having 2) invites, I put together our guest book, had fun with chalkboard paint, and I am trying to pack a little for our honeymoon.

Plus we got our ties in for the boys from Cyberoptix. I just love them! But you'll have to wait to see them.

I'm going to try to give you a look at my last week as a single girl! :)

Monday, June 8, 2009

Be ready....

A soon as I find my camera cord you people are in for a LOT of posts....buuuuut it's packed away somewhere haha...

soon, very soon.

Friday, April 17, 2009


So we officially booked our honeymoon! We'll be Puerto Vallarta, Mexico from July 13-21 @ an all inclusive resort (this is the honeymoon we won :) So excited!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Please help :)

:::: UPDATE::::::
Thank you so much to everyone who voted! I was sooooo close, but didn't win! It was fun though, and good to know I have so much support! :*

:::: UPDATE::::::
Sooo I entered 2 and they posted ANOTHER ONE.....so vote here too!

So if you don't know, my fabulous bridesmaids are wearing any black dress they want for the wedding. I decided to do this so that they don't have to buy a dress they will never wear again, plus we're all different shapes and I want them to look gorgeous!

Buuuut...I entered a contest for 5 free bridesmaid dresses for the heck of it and made it into the final 8! I'd love to give these dresses to my girls so stop over and vote for mine (#5 "Katie S.") ....

(you DO NOT have to login or anything...just click the bubble :) )

Thanks so much!!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

This and that...

I attended a birthday party via the internet for the first time the other day, we sang, we watched her open presents and got to spend some quailty time with everyone, even though we were 2 hours away.

::::::::::UPDATE::::::: Oh it was Mase's Birthday party ;)

For Christmas, Mike got me tickets to see writer and speaker David Sedaris. He read a few of his essays, told some stories, then turned up the lights and answered the audience's questions (a sold out house at the Benedum!). If you haven't heard/ read his work, I definitely recomend it, but it is a bit quirky. (image from his tour)

Still no house yet, but please pray, keep your fingers crossed, burn incense or whatever you believe in that things work out for us. Our "new" tentative date for closing is April 21st. Sigh.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Day

Alas, april fools day + the internet = do not believe anything you read today! Have fun!

Google in 3-d!
Qualcomm is converging animals. Check out their sharkfalcon and crocodeagle (made to keep the sharkfalcon population at bay)

Expedia's trip to the moon! Save $3 TRILLION!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Cat and mouse

Our cat heard he was supposed to catch mice.

Just further proves that he lives with nerds.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Mint Brownies!

The girls (and guys) and I are having a little St. Patty's Day party this Saturday and I wanted to make something festive! So I found these yummy mint brownies from here.

I tried to find a clover in the yard to give you guys a cute pic....but....


Plus we're going to attempt to make Guiness Floats! Something I've always wanted to try but never have. I'll let you know how it goes. Have a safe and wonderful holiday weekend!

New glasses!

After spending about 2 months with a pair of mono-temple glasses I finally got new ones!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009


I'm really getting sick of this cold weather! Even if it does occasionally look cool on my car window. brrr

House inspection went great! We are having them fix a few missing shingles (so the roof doesn't leak before we even get in there!) Still on for our March 11th closing date! eek!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


For Christmas we got our Mum & Grandma tickets to go see Mamma Mia with the whole family at Shea's Theater in Buffalo for Valentine's Day. I've seen the show before (and the movie, but it's most definitely worth seeing the show live) and so it was as fabulous as always and we had a wonderful trip, as always.

And since we were close we stopped at Niagara Falls! (American side)

Happy Birthday! and Other Stuff...

Today is one of my bffs birthday, Staci from over at SuperYay, Happy birthday Stace!!!

Other exciting news...

We have the inspection on our potential house tomorrow night! Here is a little sneak peek, but I'm trying to not get too excited in case something is horribly wrong...(but I'm still quite excited)

Sorry if you're offended...buuut....We finally figured out how to make the "poop" emoticon in gmail chat!!!! 
~@~ = 

Friday, January 23, 2009

Being Silly

We're all dressed up and going to the "pre-party" for a party that isn't until next month. So we decided to take silly pictures on my mac when Mike picked me up from work.

Have a great weekend! I'm heading up to Erie with the girls to go wedding dress shopping with our friend Nikkie (who will be getting married almost exactly 2 months after me)!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

I Joined...

After a bit of pressure from certain individuals and a desire to stay on top of technology I joined Twitter! So find me (holyvataha) or let me know how to find you, I haven't quite got the full hang of it yet!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Lomo Camera

Just been having some fun playing with a "toy" camera that takes 4 continuous shots...only works in daylight, inside shots don't come out.

Whoops, had my finger in the last frame of this one so there is only 3 frames....

Haven't got it down quite yet, I'll share more if I get better!

See all the lomography cameras here (but you can get them cheaper elsewhere) mine is this dalek one.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

I'm Dumb.

Oh so the wedding is 6 months away...not 7 like I was thinking...hmm....might be a little nervous about getting everything done. :)

Here's my color palate: (so far)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Oh and by the Way...

LETS GO STEELERS!!!!! The city is so full of energy when the Steelers make it this far into the playoffs...(and will be going to the superbowl *knock on wood*)....I love living in Pittsburgh! 

(This is the fam having fun a few weeks ago down at The Club)

Another Countdown

Seems like I'm always counting down to some big event but this next one (or two) really are big! It will be 7 months from this past Sunday until my wedding! Eeek! 

I think I'm pretty far along in my planning 

- I got my dress (a knee length off white dress from BCBG) 
- We booked our venue (Stephany's Garden's in Erie for both the ceremony and reception) 
- Booked our beautiful photographer (Pure Motif)
- Planned out my decorations (but have to wait for trees to be cut down to make them)

I know there is still lots to do and we have our whole "Pittsburgh Reception" to plan...but that will be a more informal cocktail party for our bridal party, parents and friends in the Burgh.

Our BIG countdown #2 is that we have been house hunting! So far we have 2 places we really like but there are so many on the market right now it's hard to know when to stop looking.