boogie down the pounds

With only nineteen days left until the big day, I'm kicking up my workout routine. I've lost 12 pounds since April, and I'm hoping to lose another 10 more. With the crazy amount of stuff to do, and the stress that's about to hit me, I figure it will be no problem. But anyway, I thought I'd share some of my favorite workout songs that keep me going when I am ready to quit! Enjoy!



I'm so happy that anthropologie's wedding line, bhldn, came out in time for our wedding. Here's what I've picked up so far...
 cake forks
 paper straws to use in the cokes for the ceremony
 bric-a-brac comb


Loving lazy weekends at home. Lately they've been spent going back and forth between TX and OK, so we've been taking advantage of our time alone.

 coke and root beer that we bought for our ceremony
 my boys at the park
fun bar we stumbled upon



We finally booked our honeymoon! We were originally planning to go to Mexico, but after all the crazy things that have been happening there recently, we've decided to stay in the U.S. and take that trip at another time. It will be Charlie's first time to the keys. I can't wait!
the room we chose
pool with ocean in the background

I also just finished up my honeymoon shopping!

Florida, here we come!



My asshole Chi flat iron broke last week, AGAIN. I've had three different Chi's in the past three years. The first one shorted out on me, the second one just straight up broke, and the reset button quit working on my third so it doesn't turn on. They are WAY too expensive to continue replacing every year, and they never really made my hair all that straight anyway, so I did some research and ended up buying a Sedu Revolution... AMAZING!!!!
I have very thick, frizzy hair and I only have to do one swipe with this baby to get my hair stick straight (and I don't even have to turn it on the highest setting!). It could take hours for me to get my hair straight with my Chi. If you're ever in the market for a new flat iron, get this one!! The best part is that it comes with a two year warranty, so I know I can at least count on it for a couple of years.

I also never splurge on shampoo, but I got a free sample of Fakkai Shea Butter shampoo and it made my hair so soft.
Now, with the combination of my new flat iron and shampoo, I finally have normal hair!


School is out next week, so for the next three weeks I'm going to be on wedding project overload! I've ordered the canvas flags and stencils that I need to make 150 of these soon. They'll be used to send us off as we leave the reception.
I'm going to miss my sweet kids so much. Some of the toughest ones to work with are actually the ones I'm going to miss the most. One of my kids told me he hated me on the first day, and on our last day together he was almost crying telling me that he didn't want to not have my class anymore. Another that I could barely get to say one word in our first month working together, and that told me he hated everything about reading and school, wrote me a note thanking me for making school fun for him, and that he hoped I could be his reading teacher next year. I could go on forever about my babies, but I really am going to miss them this summer.

They told me that I get first pick for my job next year, the only issue is that they are not sure right now when the Title I funds are going to come through. It may be at the beginning of the school year, or it may be in December like it was this year. This summer I'm going to look around for something a little more reliable, but if that doesn't work out I should be able to come back next year!


sign here

I bought a plain jane guestbook awhile ago, but I wasn't really happy with it. I've decided instead to use postcards. Charlie and I met when we were assigned a project over the Catcher in the Rye our sophomore year in high school. I found these vintage book postcards at Anthropologie and thought they would work perfectly.
Next to the "guestbook" we're going to frame the Catcher in the Rye postcard and tell the story of how we met, along with instructions to fill out the card and place in a basket. Then, we'll have someone mail the cards to us while we're on our honeymoon, and we come home to hundreds of pretty postcards! They'll also make a fun keepsake for us. Woo Hoo!

While I was in anthro I camethisclose to purchasing these loves... then I realized that Charlie would kill me. I NEED THESE!!