Introducing...Splendid Wedding Co.

>> Monday, August 30, 2010

I am finally ready to share more information about my wedding planning business. It was a lot of hard work, blood (not really), sweat, and many tears! I had the help of Robin from The skeleton was built by her but the logo, live buttons and all other info was all loaded and designed by yours truly. So I am pleased to introduce you to Splendid Wedding Co.

My Logo:

My Business Card (Made by:

My site includes a link to my business blog, twitter and Facebook. Please follow me and like my page (facebook)...I need as much support as I can get!!

I would like to hear some feedback if you guys have any...Thanks!


OMG Bio of the Week on PW!!!!

>> Thursday, August 26, 2010

I just got a message and checked the forums and sure enough I have the Bio of the Week on Project Wedding!! How amazing is that! So excited!!!!


{Weight Loss Wednesday} 8/24/10

>> Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Last week wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and I wasn’t as grouchy as I thought either. I was under 1100 calories everyday last week, even with us eating out at our new favorite restaurant.

Favorite meal last week (my hubby made it and it was DELISH, thanks babe!):

~Turkey Breast Meatloaf
~Slow Cooked Collard Greens and Onions
~Long Grain Brown Wild Rice
~~Total Calorie intake for this meal was 307 Calories~~

My favorite snack last week was: Natures Valley Oat & Honey Bars

I will confess that I did not exercise but I took the steps at work which is 4 flights and I even walked from the 4th floor to the 11th floor about 6 times last week, yes I almost died but I did it! I also walked to and from the parking garage which is about an 8 minute walk to and from.

Weight Loss: -4.3 lbs. (woohoo!)

32.2 lbs. to go!


Upgrade Me!

>> Monday, August 23, 2010

How was every one's weekend? Mine was just awesome...I shopped more for the girlies (I know they have enough stuff, but I couldn't help it), we ate at our new favorite restaurant, Kick Back Jacks (and I stuck to my diet, more on that later) and we finally picked pictures for our album and made our thank you cards (we are so bad!).

While watching TV yesterday, S looked at my ring and said he wanted to get me something nicer. I just about fell off the bed because I think my ring is gorgeous but would I turn down more bling? Hell-to-the no! When we were ring shopping, I initially picked out a Hearts on Fire band but when I looked at the price I knew it wasn't going to work, we had a budget and I was hell bent on sticking to it, so I did. For our anniversary he wants to upgrade my ring, I'm excited but the ring that I have holds special meaning to me because it the ring he put on my fingers during our vows. It looks a lot like the ring I have now except it has more diamonds and they go all the way around the ring. Are any of you ladies upgrading or did you get your dream ring on wedding day?

Here's the bling....its gorgeous!


{Weight Loss Wednesday} There's an App for That!

>> Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I found that if I journal and make myself accountable for what I eat, I loose more weight. Last year I lost 20 lbs. using weight watchers (I still find myself counting points), because I actually had to track what I ate and count points. While Weight Watchers was great and I almost signed up again, I found that there was a FREE, yes FREE weight loss app for the iPad. I was really skeptical with the app because it was free. Well I tried it out and it is wonderful! Almost like Weight Watchers, but you count calories and fat instead of points. It tracks your weight and you keep a daily food journal, I LOVE IT!! I've found that I'm eating a little less than 1200 calories a day which is GREAT for me. My first weigh in is on Sunday, I'll keep you guys updated :)

On another baby started Kindergarten today and my other baby started third grade! They grew so fast, I just can't believe it.


A Deal I Couldn't Pass Up!

>> Monday, August 16, 2010

Over the past 8 years I have put on some poundage and I can lie to myself and blame it on having two babies but its not true. It’s simply because I’m lazy, I hate working out and getting sweaty and I’m a foodie. I love to eat and my portions are way too big. Last year I lost 20 pounds for the wedding and kept off about 10 of it. I went for a regular physical about two weeks ago and when I stepped on the scale and the nurse told me what I weighed, I just about fell over. That was the where point I knew that I needed to quite lying to myself and get my big butt in shape.

Now understand that there are people that love the way I look, love my figure but I feel that I’m a little too curvy. I like my curves and in no way do I want to be skinny but I do want to get to a healthy weight and shape up a bit. I expressed my weight issues with my doctor (who is just awesome), and he gave me some suggestions that I’m going to try.

Now with that background, here is the deal I struck with my husband. He said if I reached my goal weight by this time next year then I get a pair of Christian Louboutin's, so for losing 36.5 pounds I get a pair of killer shoes (maybe I should have bargained for a pair of Tory Burch's instead) ! I have to blog about it so I have proof next year that he said it J. So starting next week I’m going to keep you updated on my journey to the CL’s. Pray for ya’ll!


How's Married Life?

>> Friday, August 13, 2010

I get this question all the time since S and I got married. To that I say, its GREAT! I'm not going to be one of those ladies that say its just a piece of paper it doesn't change anything, because our relationship has definitely changed. S and I have been together almost 12 years and have had our ups and downs just like everyone else, but since getting married I honestly feel like I love him more. He's been nothing but a great and supportive husband. Its been almost 5 months since the wedding and I'm truly still in my newly wed bliss.

I'm trying my best to get him to do a guest post on here but he won't...I'll keep trying, so be on the lookout!

For you married ladies I'm going to ask the $1000 question: How's married life? Happy Friday Ya'll, have a great weekend!


{{Decor Ideas}} The Linen Closet

>> Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The hubs and I were blessed with super great friends and family who were very generous and showered us with lots of nice gifts. The number one thing that everyone purchased was an abundance of towels, lots of towels. Not that I'm complaining because I'm surely not, I love a good nice towel and we got some very high quality beautiful ones that I cant wait to use.

Don't tell my husband I said this (I know he's reading, love you babe) but he has some slight OCD cleaning habits that drive me a little insane. He goes on these cleaning sprees that drives me bonkers, but oh well our part of the house stays clean and somewhat clutter free. We stay with our in-laws so we can save for a down payment on our dream house and its going great but I'm longing for my own space to decorate. Our time will come but in the meantime I can plan, right?

Since we have so many linens that we will need to store I thought I'd share a few linen closet ideas I fell in love with. You ladies out there with your own space, do you have linen closets or do you store your items in a different manner?



>> Monday, August 9, 2010

Somehow I got a nasty cold last week and I have been feeling horrible! I'm talking stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, cough, the whole works. I felt like I was hit by a bus! I'm proud of myself because I still went to work, I never spiked a fever so I didn't think I would get anyone sick. I work for a health care system so there's antibacterial foam in and out of every entrance so I made sure to sanitize before I touched anything. I think summer colds suck far worse than winter colds because for one you're totally not expecting it and for two, who wants a runny nose when its 113 degree heat index outside! Not me and this cold needs to take a hike!

I had to tough it out this weekend and school shop for our girlies because they start school in 10 days! Our youngest is starting kindergarten which is unbelievable, it seems like she was just a baby last week, she is super excited but she just doesn't know that her mommy is super sad that her baby is growing up. I did bargain shop my butt off and purchased them 8 pairs of shoes, 11 shirts, 8 bottoms and two dresses all for under $500 bucks! Thanks goodness for the tax-free weekend!

I hope you all had a great weekend, Happy Monday!


::{{D.I.Y Tutorial}}:: Embossed Suite Signs

>> Wednesday, August 4, 2010

{CREDIT: Sam Dean Photography}


  • 8 ½ x 11 Heavy Cardstock (cover weight)
  • 12 x 12 Cardstock
  • Xyron Adhesive Runner Glue (found in scrapbook aisle)
  • Size SS08 & SS10 Hotfix Flatback Rhinestones (
  • Hotfix Tool
  • Rubber Stamp
  • Pigment Inkpad
  • Embossing Powder
  • Embossing Tool
  • Ribbon (7/8” or 1.5”)
  • Hole Puncher
  • Paper Cutter
  • Printer


1. In Microsoft Word go to the INSERT tab and choose TEXT BOX. Bake a text box with borders the same size as the SAMPLE page. I am not sure of the exact measurement you will have to “guestimate.” Next create another text box and enter the word “Bridal,” you will then create the rest of the wording using the same process. {NOTE:: Be sure to create a different text box for each word so the boxes can be moved around the page to the desired layout}. Next be sure to double check your spelling, if all is correct it is time to print!

2. Now you are ready to cut out your sign…using a paper cutter of any kind be sure to cut inside or a little outside the black border. You want to be sure there is no black showing after you have cut out the sign.

3. It is time to emboss…ink your rubber stamp using the pigment ink pad and stamp it in the
desired position on the paper. Next pour a generous amount of embossing powder on the wet ink that you just stamped, tap off the excess back into the bottle. You will now need to use your embossing gun to heat and melt the powder until you get the shine that you are looking for.

4. Next you need to cut out your border paper (12x12 cardstock). Using a paper cutter cut the 12x12 cardstock down to 9x9. This will give the layering affect.

5. It is now time to glue your sign to the border paper using the Xyron Adhesive Glue Runner. Run the glue along all four edges of the sign. Next be sure the placement is correct because this is permanent glue and if you mess up and try to reset the sign, it will tear your background paper.

6. Next you add the crystals using the Hotfix tool and the Hotfix flatback crystals using the instructions that come with the tool. {NOTE:: Hotfix is a crystal that already has glue one the back and is then heated and adhered to the paper using a Hotfix Tool)

7. Once everything is assembled punch two holes in the top of the sign using the single hole-punch tool. Measure .25 inch down and 2.5 inches in on each side.

8. Last you will attach your ribbon. Cut a piece of ribbon about 14 inches long and string through the hole, tie the ends {NOTE:: Use a lighter to seal the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying}.


Just Gorgeous!!

>> Monday, August 2, 2010

I usually don't blog about celebrity weddings but I just have to this time! As you and everyone else in America know Chelsea Clinton was married on Saturday. Well I just have to say that she wore one of the most drop dead gorgeous dresses I think I have ever seen. I have seen some beautiful dresses but most of the time they are too over the top to enjoy, but this Vera Wang treasure is STUNNING! I LOVED everything about it!

Credit: Genevieve de Manio via Getty Images


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