The “B” word

Seriously?  Get your head outta the gutter!  Not what you think it is but the other nasty B word…

 Budget.

Boooooo.  (that also begins in B).

Budgets are no fun.  They are absolutely necessary but they are no fun.  Budgets are not sexy and they require work.  So once again let’s all say “BOO” together.. “BOOOOO“.

I’ve currently been updating our wedding budget.  When doing a wedding budget try to ball park HIGH.  Do some research and get estimates.  Estimates are just that … estimates. So they might change.  Be ready to be flexible!  Our wedding is on the lines of “DIY” kinda style so we are trying to SHATTER our budget and come in WAY under.  {Obviously, you will have to check back post March 2nd to see those results…}.  Another pointer, try to list EVERYTHING.  I like to scan www.theknot.com and the weddingwire.com for ideas of what to include.  These sites are amazing for any bride!  But… if you are like me and need to just keep it simple (MUAH, get it?) Then excel is the way to go.  {Thank you B for pointing this out like a month ago, and then sweetly, but firmly reminding me that spreadsheets is the way to go… kisses…}

I created this pretty little spreadsheet here…

 

{Yes, these are the colors of the wedding.  

Yes, I have no idea what that fluffy thing is under my dress is called,

 so it will remain in the budget as the “fluffy thing”}

 

As you can see I’m adopting the KISS {keep it simple stupid} method to not only my business but my wedding planning.

As far as this week goes… where did this week go?  I’ve thought it was Thursday all day!  Ha, it’s Wednesday!  And guess what else? Had a fabulous day!  1:1 meetings, new clients and wrapping up old projects.  Now if I could only get on a “routine” that would be the icing on this girl’s cake!  Which by the way being just after midnight, cake sounds amazing!  And coffee… So before I end this, I have to apologize since I didn’t get to send this to my proofer… he is currently sleeping… please don’t judge my beautiful use of grammar if I royally screwed it up.  Ok? ok!

Goodnight! :)

Intro.. New Series

Hi there!

Why don’t you grab another cup of joe… I did, and I went for the gusto…

 

Let’s talk shall we.  {Ok I’ll talk write as you read}.

We are getting closer to THEWEDDING DAY” and there are a few things that need to addressed. And how we do that is by breaking it up into a series. Why?  Because series can be fun and it’s easier to “blog out” that way.. (for all of you new bloggers it’s true and you’re welcome).

This series is called Pre-Wed and these are the topics you can look forward to…

  1. Budget
  2. Planning
  3. Saving Money
  4. A balancing act
  5. Now What?

 

Things have been pretty nutty around here and I am doing my best to adjust.  What better way to figure things out than to write about them?  Let me mention that when I say ‘nutty’ I mean LOTS OF CHANGE… normally I’m pretty good with change.  I enjoy it.  I embrace it.  But WHEN EVERYTHING takes on change it can be a little rocky.  Especially when traveling on uncharted waters.  So kick back and come back :) as we look at my life and all the changes I’m doing.

Get outta ya BOX

They say in Cross fit that this is your comfort zone…

And this is where they want you….

Well folks, I achieved that without crossfit.  It’s called Bodyflow.  It is a combination of Yoga and pilates.  I have never taken yoga.  I have always been quite skeptical to be honest, but I did it. And the funny thing is I did it with the Fiance :) .

If you could imagine ‘graceful’ me on one leg with my opposite leg behind me and my arms out like I’m performing an Olympic swam dive.. yea your welcome for that laugh!  And laugh I did… The whole time.  It was great!  I never thought trying to get into a “breathing in” as you touch your toes and “exhale” as you go to do downward dog and then to warrior 2.  CRAZY I tell you!  The thing is it was tough!  I felt good but not in the usual “yea I’m gonna hurt tomorrow” pain.  I plan on going back Tuesday and Thursday next week.

Something else that is great… I’m down 4lbs! WOOT WOOT!  This week I’ll be at the gym each day.  Right now the forecast is… Monday lift; Tuesday Bodyflow; Wednesday Zumba; Thursday body flow and Friday is as surprise (because I’m not sure yet!).

It is for certain that getting outta ya box can be uncomfortable.  Lately that is all I’ve been doing, is things that are out of my comfort zone, but it’s there that I’m finding the most rewards.

What are you doing that is outta yo box?

Night :)

No Shame Here

HEY YOU!

 

YEA YOU!!

The one that has been reading my blog… secretively following along as I struggle to write consistently…

 

PLEASE LIKE MY BLOG!

 

That is all.  I know you are out there.  Just do me favor and click on that little gold star….

See I don’t use blogger so no Google buddy or connect here.  Just lots of fun other stuff.

That is all for tonight kids…. just a shameless plug in on show your my blog lovin support :) 

Night! 

Craziness

1. 115 days until the wedding. (the knot says so)

2. Down 3 pounds.

3. My new office space is now de-cluttered and I can breath.

4. Officially getting plugged into the PA area for my biz and that folks is oh so exciting!

5. Working on this pretty little site.

6. My sister and her fam came to visit for the weekend and this lil guy got worn out!

 

7. Have I mentioned how much I love this guy?

8.  And I just connected with two lovely ladies for the ornament swap (http://jennaslovelylife.blogspot.com/ & http://squishycheeksandcupcakes.blogspot.com/

Yup that about sums up this week so far.  I’ve been at my computer since 7:30am and maybe will be here another 5 hours. Have a great night folks :)

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