Tuesday, March 31, 2009

For my veil...

Let me know which of the three you guys like. I'm sure Bryan's not supposed to see these but oh well. I want other people's opinions. I'm trying to figure out what length looks best not necessarily these styles.

1. Short

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2. Elbow

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3. Fingertip

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Monday, March 30, 2009

What is Swagbucks?

1. Follow this link
2. Register
3. Instead of going to Google.com when you do a search, just go to www.swagbucks.com instead
4. You will get points for doing searches which you can turn in for free gift certificates-so easy!

{from the blog of Money Saving Girl}

Supposedly you get gift cards from Target and other cool places. I just started and have a whopping 5 points!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I wish I could dance like this...

P.S.- Turn up the sound

We may have to try this one at the wedding.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


I'm so excited Bryan and I are going to Ireland in May!!!! This trip is definitely on my bucket list and I cannot wait! If anyone has any places we should see, stay, or eat at let me know.

We will be flying into and staying in Dublin:

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Pepsi is based in Cork so he is going for work already. So, we decided this would be the best and possibly only time for me to go too.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Yay! New Blog

I love our new blog created by a sweet friend, Marina. Also known as Penny Lane Designs. It's funny how the blog world can tie all random parts of your life together. For instance here is another blog that she created of another friend of mine.

She also is familiar with this little lady from the blog world. Can we say six degrees of Kevin Bacon?

Happy Monday. I'm off to dinner with the fam and Grandma. She is still in town!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Gorgeous Day

I'm looking forward to my half day today. I want to go here with Grandma. It's a beautiful day today and I want to be outside as much as possible!

They have the Spring Blooms right now and they are so pretty!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Grandma is here!

My grandmother from Milwaukee came in town today! I'm super excited to see her. She has to get away from the cold and come down South a couple times a year. She is coming to my place tonight to have spaghetti with the fam. Then she is staying with me! I plan to take her to the wedding site tomorrow to check everything out.

All my friends that have met Grandma can attest she can drink more wine than we can and party with the best of us. She is the life of any party and such a joy to be with. Yay for Grandma time!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Paddy's Day

Ever since I was a kid I have also loved St. Paddy's day. Grandma sent us cards when we were little and I even took Irish step dancing with my sister and this lovely lady.

I love that our last name is Cavanaugh, it's such a fun name! Here's a little about our heritage.

- Our coat of arms
-Looks like most Cavanaugh's were settled in the Southern part of Scotland
- More history

There doesn't seem to be much history about St. Patrick, but from what I can gather he was missionary and that sounds pretty good to me!

Here is a tad bit from Wikipedia about him:

When he was about sixteen he was captured by Irish raiders and taken from his native Wales as a slave to Ireland, where he lived for six years before escaping and returning to his family. After entering the church, he later returned to Ireland as a missionary in the north and west of the island, but little is known about the places where he worked

I always enjoy going down to the parade on Greenville to see all the nonsense. It's fun because you can get away with wearing stuff that you would never wear on any other day. For instance I was able to wear my hot pink Toms and actually got several compliments on them too!

Here are a few fun ones from last year. It was a little prettier out then so I thought I would share these.

I leave you with a few Irish Blessing and Quotes:

May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

When Irish eyes are smiling,
'Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
~Author Unknown

A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have. ~Author Unknown

Friday, March 13, 2009

Save Money This Weekend!

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Wonderful shopping:)

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Monday, March 9, 2009


I know I'm talking about every single possible topic and area for the wedding, but...Does anyone know or recommend any florists?

Here are a few ideas that I really like:

Friday, March 6, 2009

Sneak Peak...

Here's just a preview of our wedding website....

I know it's kind of tiny, but I'm super excited about it. More to come...


Thursday, March 5, 2009

We graduated!

Bryan and I have completed our pre-marital class at Watermark. It was a great experience and I'm so thankful that we have laid the ground work for our marriage. Here are a few of the topics we covered.

1. Communication and Conflict
2. Spiritual Intimacy
3. The Roles of a wife and a husband
4. In-laws
5. Finances
6. Five Love Languages-Bryan is quality time and acts of service. I'm quality time and words of affirmation. May look cheesy but it's really neat and shows you how to effectively love one another.
7. Sex- nuff said
8. The differences of a woman and a man

I would recommend this class to anyone. We truly learned a lot about each other. They shared fun ideas for the future and ways to prepare yourself for that now by asking questions and being honest with each other.

If there are any suggestions you have or experiences that you have shared with your husband or wife let me know. I love hearing stories about other couples.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Yikes- Cake Prices

Bryan and I had our first cake tasting this past weekend. It was quite an experience. He is not much of a cake fan so he rated most cakes a 3 on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best). I think this may have hurt the ladies feelings a bit when Bryan made the bitter beer face after each bite.

I had a major stomach ache after the tasting and swore those off from here on out. I will have to take Emily or some other cake fan, maybe miss Rachel with me next time for their opinions.

On top of all those wonderful feelings the quote for the cake was $700. I think we'll do cupcakes...totally kidding. However I am down with someone who does cakes on the side that can deliver a yummy pretty cake to our wedding under that outrageous amount.

If anyone knows a cake lady or man please let me know. I would rather help out a friend of a friend anyways.

Happy Hump Day!