Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hello September

Today marks the first day of September. The past two months, I took a break from blogging about my life to focus on Christmas in July and Elvis in August. This month I'm back and talking about anything and everything. Summer has flown bye and the beginning of fall is here. One of the things I miss about living on the east coast is the major season change from summer to fall. I miss seeing the leaves change color and I miss the rain. California has been in a major drought so I'm hoping for some rain drops in our future.
I've been a busy little bee the last two months and we are 103 days out from our wedding. Needless to say, planning is in full force. Since I've got so much on my plate, I've made some goals for the month. I figure if I write them down, it'll help motivate me to get them done!
1. Send our invitations to our calligrapher.
It took us a month to finalize our invitations for the wedding. We've had them hand made and hand painted. We personalized everything from colors, envelopes to the return stamp. Their being flown in from Arkansas and once they arrive, they'll get shipped out to New York so our calligrapher can fancy up the addresses. I can't wait to have the finished product!
2. Knit 4 scarves.
Last month I got back into knitting. I use to knit a lot in the winters but it had been awhile. Life gets busy and I just hadn't knitted in a long time. So last month, I got out some knitting needles, yarn and started knitting while I watched television on the couch. I've knitted 5 scarves and I'm debating opening up an Etsy store. I get that there's 1000 people on there knitting but oh, well. I like to knit for fun!
3. Read at least one book.
I've read nine books so far this year but two of them were books I re-read. I'm hoping to read 10 new books before the end of the year is out so I'm starting with a new book from my favorite author this month. I can usually read his books pretty quick. I wish he would come back to California on his next book tour!
4. Finalize our wedding menu with our venue.
We went to our food tasting last month and it was amazing. We tried so many dishes we thought they were going to have to wheel us out of there. We also did our cake tasting the same day. We know what food we are ordering but just haven't sent in our final decisions. Tick tock goes the clock! I need to scan that to our coordinator. The cake on the other hand is done. We picked the flavors, the fillings and came up with a great design!
5. Schedule my hair trial.
Confession. I've already done one hair trial and two makeup trials. The first girl did my hair nice. It wasn't great but it wasn't bad. The makeup trials were bad. The first one was just ok but not what I was wanting on my wedding. If the girl couldn't get what I was telling her on the trial then clearly she wasn't going to get it right on the wedding day. The second makeup trial lady made me look like a snow beast. I'm talking 1980s eye shadow and eye liner so thick I was going to get Julia Roberts a run for her corner in Pretty Woman. Finally, the heavens opened and I met a really nice lady who's not going to charge me an arm and leg. We will be doing the hair trial soon but she got married in August so we couldn't do it then.
6. Start Christmas shopping.

Our wedding is during the Christmas season. Our honeymoon will be literally days before Christmas. I'm not going to have time to shop during the month of December so everything needs to be purchased, arrived and wrapped before our wedding day. So that gives me 3 months to shop for everyone. Better start giving Santa your wish lists now! I've got to make a list of everyone and things I think they'd want this holiday season.
What do you want to try to accomplish this September?


Penny @ Penny's Passion said...

Great list you got going on there! I love that you're having a calligrapher do your envelopes. Those are so awesome to get in the mail!

Living Life With Joy said...

Good luck with your goals.

My goals for September:
make my first Etsy purchases and then save the rest of my money
read at least 4 books
start scrapbooking more

Amy @ http://befilledwithj0y.blogspot.com/

Unknown said...

I want to finalize my wedding plans and just get thru the next month of school starting without a hitch. So far we are almost there!

Unknown said...

I love the idea of a Gift in a Jar! Also, great blog title...haha 'great minds!' :)

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Glad youre back! Are you getting married in the Sacramento Area? I was in a wedding in May in Rocklin and the bride had hair and makeup people who were awesome! I did my own makeup, but had my hair done and loved it. I am happy to get you their information if youd like! Let me know :-) Yay for wedding planning with your love! woo!

Kenya said...

Gifts in a jar is a cool concept!

Unknown said...

These are great things to accomplish! I am hoping to read some books but I think it's going to be more of a seasonal goal. This month is already jammed pack. I am hoping to accomplish some blog goals, like growing social media and posting more. Have a wonderful September!

The Flynnigans said...

Nice to see YOU back.:)

I can't wait to see how the wedding unfolds as the date gets closer. I'm so excited for you!! :)

Erica said...

you better put shoes on your list, girl! it's finally fall so the sandals are gone and we can look at real shoes :) i might take my dress with me one day to look. i don't know though, i worry about getting a snag or something!

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

So excited for you girl...hope the hair trials are going well. :) December is around the corner...yay!!!!