Thursday, February 25, 2010

cho cho chobani

I have been obsessed with Chobani yogurt lately. I am trying really hard to get healthy, and this is a little step in the right direction. I know planning a wedding can be super stressful, but make sure you continue to take care of yourself. It's not always about losing weight and getting smaller... it is about being healthy!

If you want a chance to try a sample case of Chobani, check out this give away!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Get organized!

Wow! Wedding season sure is gearing up.... I am working with a bride now who is getting married in June and I just keep telling her, "We have to stay organized."

This post is going out of the event organizers out there... maids of honor, moms, best friends; ya'll know who you are!

Here are some of the best things that helped me stay organized:
  1. My amazing matron of honor! She sent me a "To Do" list every week or so with stuff I needed to accomplish that week. Sometimes it was even simple stuff like, "Go get ribbon." But it really helped!!
  2. I was spreadsheet happy! I kept everything that needed to be checked off, listed, etc in spreadsheets. It helped keep payments, invites, and lots of stuff organized.
  3. A notebook! In the beginning of it all, I kept a notebook with all my ideas. I put magazine tears in it, photos of other weddings, business cards, everything.
  4. My "MyAgenda" was a saving grace too! I got mine at The Cordial Cricket, but you can check online and find a retailer near you too. The agenda is made by a company called MomAgenda, and it is super helpful!! I was able to organize all my appointments, to do's, and other work all from the same place. Now, I know in the world of smartphones, some of you may say, "A real agenda book? How old school." And you are totally correct, but it really helps me to write things down so this is perfect for me. I still use a MyAgenda in my everyday life too. (The picture in this post is from the MomAgenda Web site.)
I love being organized, so it was fun for me to get everything together. Hope these tips help ya'll out!!

Just remember to breathe and take things one step at a time-- you don't have to get everything done at once. That's the point of it all... to get you to the aisle with the least amount of stress possible.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

cheap. colorful. and bright!


What more could a fun bride ask for?!

If you are looking for a cheap way to add some texture and color (even if the color is simple white) you should consider using paper lanterns at your wedding and/or reception! They are super cute and super inexpensive! Especially if you are having an outdoor wedding and don't need to use them actually lighting... you can hang them in the roof of a tent or up in the trees to give a more fun and whimsical look to your event.

I did some googling and found these sites with paper lanterns listed on them for great prices!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

A little giveaway never hurt anyone!

My healthnut friend Stephanie is having a give away on her blogm CookinFanatic! Check it out! And while you are there, get some tips and tricks to a healthier lifestyle.

Weddings can be stressful and time consuming! I have mentioned her before, but in case you missed it... Stephanie gives exercise tips and some really easy (and delish!!) recipes! Hey, we bargain brides need all the help we can get, right??