Category Archives: advice

Wedding, Engagement Ring Etiquette: What am I supposed to do here?

I love my engagement ring. Granted, I never really wanted one because they are just a marketing ploy by diamond companies to sell diamonds. But the ring Paul gave me is so sparkly and it has a lot of meaning for him, so I love it. The problem is that I don’t know how much I’m supposed to wear it…. Read more »

Wedding Advice: 5 things no one tells you and neither will I

Did my  crafty title suck you in?  Of course, it did.  It sounds like one of the plethora of Buzzfeed posts. Here’s the thing about planning weddings: They are stressful as fuck. It doesn’t matter if you are running off to Vegas to get hitched in front of a few close family and friends like me or if you are… Read more »

Wedding Photography: Social media and trends

Your wedding photos are an important aspect of the day.  Most people hire someone. Now, you know the professional will not be the only one taking photos…not in this social media day and age.  Personally, I’m encouraging people to take as many phone photos as they want during the reception and share them on Facebook and Twitter.  In fact, I’ve… Read more »

Why are weddings so expensive?

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I’m pretty sure a budget wedding is a myth like a unicorn.  Unless of course, you actually elope and just go to City Hall one day while on break from lunch at work and your reception is a sandwich from Subway. Hey, they have $5 footlong sandwiches.  That will feed at least two people! Throughout this wedding planning adventure I… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

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What I really need are goals for 2014, but I’m going to phrase them as resolutions because that’s more marketing friendly, right? Whatever. 2014 is the year I turn 40.  Yep. I cannot believe it.  I still feel about 30.  I loved my 30s, but my 40s will begin with the love of my life at my side, so I’m… Read more »

More bumping: Lego Minifigures Series 11

As you might recall, in September, Paul acquired a few of the “grab bag” type minifigures from Lego.  A few weeks ago, we went to the Mall of America Lego store and acquired a few more. We used the combo bump code & feel up method to try and determine what minifigures lie in the green bags, but sadly, we… Read more »

How to paint a chair?

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Furniture and I have a complex relationship. I have a tough time committing.  It’s rare for me to find exactly what I want…at a price I can afford. If money was no object, I’d have no problem buying a dining set. But, sadly, I have to earn my money like the rest of the unwashed masses.  So, I decided that… Read more »