Monday, October 19, 2009

Random updates/thoughts

I don't have anything profound to say, I just realized that Wheatblossom is completely taking up my blogging efforts... as it should be! I am having so much fun with it, I even have a new follower! I have no idea who she is but I love her for wanting to know what I have to say about weddings.

On another note, when I decided to take one of the most difficult undergrad classes offered at WSU, why didn't someone knock me over the head and remind me that I already have a degree??? I must admit that I feel like a total smarty-pants though... I got a 97% on my first exam! Color me shocked, it was the hardest test I have ever taken in my life, save the GMAT... that thing is the spawn of the devil. Nate thinks accounting should be my new career path since I'm doing so well... he thinks having a sugar mama would be a pretty sweet deal. I think you'd have to be crazy to want to "play" with numbers for a living. I have acquired some accountant in-laws and I make sure to tell them this pretty much every time we speak.

In other news, Nate and I are heading to Maui in T- 6 days with some of our besties, The Honeycutts. I know, I know, we just got back from a nice big vacay (a.k.a. the honeymoon) but we feel that it is important to spoil ourselves and spend as much QT together as possible before we start thinking about doing that thing that everyone asks you when you're going to start doing like the day after you get married... yeah, start a family. Not in the cards for us quite yet, but with lots of our friends having these cute babies, I must say it is quite tempting :) But I LOVE sleep! How do you mommies do it?? I stalk lots of mom blogs and it seems like they spend more time during the night feeding than getting their much needed rest.

Okay, that's all for now. Be sure to visit my other blog and show me some comment love!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Wedding Blog, Check!

I did it! I finally started a wedding blog! I have been talking/thinking about doing this for FAR too long now, so today on my lunch break I realized that there is no time like the present, finally! I have decided to call her (yes, her... a wedding blog is obviously a female) Wheat Blossom Weddings. Why? I like the word "blossom" and wheat reminds me of my new hometown, Pullman :)

So, if you would be so kind as to add my new baby to the list of other blogs you stalk, I would be forever grateful! http://wheatblossom.blogspot.com

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Lost & Found

If you are judging the context of this post by its title and thinking that this is going to be about some great insight I had into how I once was lost and now found through some great life changing epiphany, its not. I simply need to vent about my hatred for being the center of the Lost & Found for Todd Hall at WSU. Some background: Todd Hall is the largest building in which classes are taught at this fine university. Most of them are business classes, since this is where the College of Business is housed, but there are many other classes taught here as well. That being said, there is a ton of student, and faculty, traffic and people are forgetful so there are at least 3 people a day who come to my office looking for their favorite mug, olive green sweater, Women Studies book, etc.

The other day, a student came up to my desk hoping a cell phone she had lost was turned in. Unfortunately, no such luck. I wanted to tell her to check EBay, but I digressed. So, I have her write down her contact information and a description of the lost phone and ensure her that if it pops up, I will let her know. She then proceeds to tell me that she is pretty sure her phone was stolen. I ask her why (my first mistake, does this look like a police station?) and she goes on about how one minute it was there on her desk, and then next it wasn't, and she saw someone eyeing it, so she's pretty sure it was said person, yaddah yaddah yaddah... then she asks me what I am going to do to track the culprit down? (Insert blank stare on my face here). I think she expected me to leap over my cubicle and hunt the thief down. Seriously? I don't get paid enough. Period. While there is a clause in my job description that states that I will "perform other duties as assigned", I don't think that tracking down criminals falls into that category. That said, I told her to call the po-po's. Pretty sure they aren't going to care either.

The End. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

What's in a name?

I know, I know, two posts in one day - hold me back! Inspiration has struck so I feel the need to write... I am going to start a wedding blog and a cute name for said blog popped into my head yesterday, so I thought I would google it up to see if it already exists... not only does "Isn't She Lovely" already exist, she's pretty darn cute to boot. So peeps, I need some inspiration. There are A ZILLION MILLION wedding blogs out there (trust me, I stalk them all) and I need a name that pops. What will this blog entail, you ask? I would like to inspire brides with fabulous, innovative wedding planning and design ideas, but at the end of the day I want them to pay me to do it for them :) So I will be posting some homemade creativity a la yours truly. Any name suggestions are much appreciated!

Well, hello there...

You might say it's been a while since my last post... I've been a bit busy. Since my last post in, ahem, MARCH, I have become a godmother, planned a wedding, gained a husband, traveled, was told I would lose my job, got a new job, lost a loved one, and started taking classes among other things.

Let the updates begin!... after I get off work :)

Monday, March 9, 2009

Diaper Cakes!

Two weekends ago, I traveled over to Seattle to attend a couple baby showers for my good friends Kristen and Kelsey. We had a lot of fun getting the babies to kick for their aunties and admiring all of the cute stuff they got. For my gift, I decided to make diaper cakes... sounds kind of disgusting, right? Well, just to clarify, the diapers are brand spanking new. Think 3-layer wedding cake, minus all of the cake and frosting plus a bunch of diapers and baby goodies. Okay, enough explanation, I'll let the pics speak for themselves...

Parker's (Kristen's) cake


Kelsey's cake


If anyone needs a fun shower gift, let me know! I absolutely LOVE making these and would be thrilled to help you come up with a theme and create a personalized cake that reflects the mama's personality :)


Friday, March 6, 2009

Wedding Countdown... 3 months to go!!!

Holy cow, I just looked at my little wedding countdown and can't even believe it! It feels like we have been engaged for sooooo long and we're finally getting closer!!! I'm getting so excited... I just ordered my invitations on Monday from Costco.com, they are really stinkin' cute and CHEAP! By far the best prices I have seen. I was really tempted to make my own, but was slightly discouraged after handwriting all of the addresses on our save-the-dates (all 200 +)... even that was a lot of work!!! Don't get me wrong, I love an art project, and I have pretty fabulous handwriting if I do say so myself, but I would suggest to any other bride to get the return address printed on the envelope and hire a caligrapher, 'nuf said. Anyway, here's a sample of what they will look like, with slightly different wording:




Oh, you love them? Me too! They are very "Lindsay". I would also like to share some of my engagement pics done by one of my incredibly talented bridesmaids, Kristen Honeycutt (http://www.kristenhoneycutt.com/)... gotta plug the business :)






I need to learn how to post pictures without distorting them... sorry Kristen! Anyway, here's a link to her blog where you can see the originals and the rest of her amazing work! http://www.khoneycuttgallery.blogspot.com/

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Lindsay needs...

This is a fun little game I found on another blog, this is how it goes... on google, type "your name + needs" and see the top 10 things that come up! Simple, but pretty entertaining :) Here are my results...

10. Lindsay needs... love (doing pretty good in that department!)
9. Lindsay needs... better medication (hahahaha... not sure how to respond to this!)
8. Lindsay needs... to go to rehab (that's what I get for having the same name as Ms. Lohan :)
7. Lindsay needs... a new booze sponsor for her birthday bash (again, thanks Linds)
6. Lindsay needs... to stop wearing fur! (did someone get ahold of my old dress-up pics?? I knew those would come back to haunt me...)
5. Lindsay needs... to go to rehab (I'm sensing a trend)
4. Lindsay... is just not that into you (ha!)
3. Lindsay needs... love
2. Lindsay needs... a bra (nah, totally over-rated... just kiddin! I'm no hippie :)
1. Lindsay needs... some food (24/7!)

Friday, January 23, 2009

Who sells a church??

Sounds a bit sacreligous to me... but they are selling the church Nate and I had planned to get married in! I'm so sad! Not only for obvious reasons, but because this is also the church I was baptized in :( I'm totally bummed. It sounds like a top ten list on David Letterman... You know the economy is in the crapper when... Anyway, my prayers go out to the people who currently attend the church. I know it can be a challenge to find a church you really feel at home with, so I wish them the best of luck finding another one. If anyone has any suggestions on where we could relocate, it would be greatly appreciated :)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Sigh....

So, I realized my true professional destiny the other day.... I had a dentist appointment scheduled for about a week ago and the office called to cancel because the hygienist was snowed in. No big deal, but it kind of lingered in the back of my mind for the next few days. Then, later that night, I was standing in my bathroom, picking at the dried up pieces of hairspray on my Big Sexy Hair can when it hit me... I LOVE to pick at things! Gross, I know... it is seriously an addiction. Living in the sorority only fueled my fire... so many hairspray bottles, so little time. Then I started thinking about my snowed in dental hygienist again... that girl gets to pick at things ALL DAY Long... and get paid for it! Badda bing - professional destiny! I always thought it would be fun to have a job in the medical profession, but weak stomach for syringes suggested otherwise. The good news, dental hygienists don't use needles! The assistants and doctors do that part... all I would do is pick and clean! Perfection! Plus, they get paid quite well and have the best schedule... I swear dentist offices are hardly ever open.

So, here's the downfall: There is not one dental hygiene program on the Palouse... well there's one at LCSC but they only take the Idahoans... something about a state grant paying for the program. I feel so stuck! Finally my life's true calling realized and nothing I can do about it... for right now. Unfortunately there is no such thing as an on-line dental hygiene program as the majority of what you learn is very hands on. Ugh... anyway, for now I'm just going to pray, and try to coerce admissions at LCSC, that maybe this one time they could let one little Washingtonian into their program. Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Happy Birthday, Nate!!!


Today is the future hubby's quarter-century mark! I couldn't be more excited to be marrying such an AMAZING man in just five short months!!! In honor of the big day, I would like to list 25 things about Nate that make me the luckiest woman in the world :)


1. He loves ME!

2. His passion for the work he does... he goes into the office early like every day, just for fun??

3. He is much cleaner than me, and I think its starting to rub off

4. He's pretty stinkin' cute

5. His patience, one of the virtues I am sadly lacking

6. He takes Penny out to do her business at night when its dark and I just can't do it!

7. His respect for marriage in general... his grandparents are his idols

8. He makes me coffee in the morning

9. He scrapes my car when it is snowy/icy... he knows I take way too long to get ready in the morning to have time for that!

10. He does number 9 with a smile on his face :)

11. He is a true man's man

12. We can disagree and just talk about it without getting too heated

13. He knows how to apologize, simple, but important!

14. He is going to be an AMAZING dad one day... he is so great with kids

15. He doesn't care about the wedding details, at the end of the day, he just wants me to be his wife

16. He doesn't judge me for being obsessed with a vampire :)

17. He looks too cute in his glasses

18. He is a believer, but we could both work on showing it bit more...

19. He is happily participating in pre-marital counseling, which should help us both with 18!

20. He makes me laugh!

21. He makes me feel beautiful, sans make-up in nasty gray sweatpants

22. I learn something new about him all the time, especially when we take long car rides.

23. He is a true farm boy

24. He loves to snuggle

25. He is mine forever :)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy Birthday to us!

This month Nate and I are celebrating the big 2-5... seriously?! When did we reach our mid-twenties?

I haven't posted any pics from the holidays yet, but they are coming! I need to get the usb cord back from the future mother-in-law :)

I hope everyone had a great holiday season!!!