Thursday, July 28, 2011

Lovely Lady Bump

I wish I was one of those people who journaled or at least blogged through out their pregnancy, however, I am just not that on top of things. I do have 2 pages out of 6 done for his scrapbook...progress people progress.
In one post I will try and sum up the last 32 weeks....

1st Trimester: The first trimester was just like what you would expect I was tired, sick, and hormonal. Someone needs to come out with a new book on pregnancy symptoms because there are soooo many more then what you hear about. If you are expecting or are planning on having a baby soon I suggest reading the book Belly Laughs by Jenny McCarthy, she speaks the truth and it is hilarious! I had a little trouble gaining weight in the beginning but luckily that is now a problem of the past : )

2nd Trimester: It is true, the second trimester is a nice break. My symptoms subsided a lot and I was able to enjoy the pregnancy. People ask me about my cravings all the time and to be honest I haven't had anything crazy. If anything I felt like I reverted back to 5th grade and wanted things like tater tots, fig newtons, and the biggest of them all ICEE (yum) you know the one you use to get at the movie theater with the bear one it. Luckily they now sell them at burger king, just writing about it is making me want to go get one and it's only 9:30am.

3rd Trimester: If I had a nickel for every time I said I was tired, I would definitely be on the Forbes list this year. I still have 8 weeks to go in this trimester and already I'm not a happy momma. I had a bad back prior to pregnancy but the amount of pain in my back is some of the worst physical pain I've ever experienced. You know you are desperate for some relief when you are laughing on a heating pad when the heat index is over 100 degrees. I want my little peanut to stay in there and continue to grow until it is safe for him to come out but the second that it is I want him out!!!

Randoms: It makes me laugh how many strangers want to know about your pregnancy. Everywhere I go people want to know how far along, boy or girl, names. I just wouldn't expect the post office man to care that much haha.
Pregnancy brain!! ugh this IS real and in my case ridiculous. Just a few of my golden moments: putting the scissors in the freezer, calling the gas company about the electric, ordering my food, paying for my food, and then leaving without my food. People keep saying it gets worse after baby but that can't be possible for me, I need my brain back.
I know have a new formed respect for people who carry multiples like my mom who had twins and is extremely petite. I saw a couple on tv who were having 5 and it made me want to cry for her. The second respect level is for single moms. I can't imagine going through this alone. Kinsey has been so supportive from the beginning when I was scared and unready, he gives me massages every night, does the late night runs to B.K for my icee. I know there are many support groups for single moms  to get help when the baby comes but there should be some starting at pregnancy.
Knowing what a blessing from God this baby is keeps me going everyday. I cannot wait to meet my little man!!

Thanks to all my friends and family for all their prayers.
Love u xo

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Shoes Day Tuesday

Photo: Barefoot Photography

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Bling Bling

As I did this post I couldn't get the song "Bling Bling" outta my head! Yes in 8th grade I listened to rap haha it lasted only a short time and at 27 I am officially old because it gives me a headache now. ANYWAYS...looking at bridal jewelry is one of my favorites but I do have to say it is a little bit of a hunt. When I got married finding jewelry was a little difficult, the fake, small, and plastic was NOT the look I was going for. When you spend hundreds of dollars on your dress you don't want to be wearing jewelry that looks like it came from Claires. If you live in the Columbus area try checking out some of the boutiques in the Short North for unique pieces but if you are specifically wanting bridal try Le Juene Marie or Bella Laccio. Here are a few of my favorite pieces that are accessible to everyone online.
Can you tell I like big pieces? I would wear these out on the town too : )

This well known designer has some spectacular bridal pieces. The Tejani website has choices for every style. Tejani also offers great pieces for everyone in your bridal party. To add "icing" on the cake, I found you a discount code (yay!) If you order between now and December 31st 2011 online use the code SMPNY10 to receive 10% off your purchase *excludes sale and bridesmaid.

I've already been a bride but I don't care I want this necklace!! Check out all of liz law pieces to have a unique piece on your wedding day.

Kristin Morris Jewelry gotta love chunky pieces. Would look AH-maze with a simple strapless gown. It is crazy how much a statement piece can add to your look.

Can't go wrong browsing ETSY. This seller is belcanto 

Another one of my favorites by Haute Bride. Unfortunately for me I take after my ma and grandma's skeleton wrists and bracelets usually look awkward on me. However if I try this on and it looks as good as it does on this bride, I WILL be making a purchase : )

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Shoes Day Tuesday


Thursday, July 14, 2011


I've been waiting awhile to share this news with all of you, we are re-vamping MMJ Events!! This is an extra exciting time for me. 2010 was a very difficult time for me personally and after doing my weddings for that year I made the difficult decision to take some time off. I knew it wasn't the best business decision since my business was already new but it was something I felt I had to do for myself and any clients I would have had. It ended up working out all for the best. Now more than ever I realize that I love helping people plan their weddings and special events, God has given me this passion and I'm going to use it. I have already began bookings for 2012 and with the fresh new start I thought why not a fresh new look and new services? So within the next month (fingers crossed) we will be re-launching with a new logo, website, blog, twitter, and services. I am so excited I can hardly stand it.

A special thanks to all my clients, friends, and family I am so blessed by you all!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Shoes Day Tuesday

Lovely is the word for these shoes.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Happy Anniversary!!

With the craziness of the holiday weekend, we forgot our couple Bryan and Rose a happy one year anniversary this past Sunday!

Bryan and Rose were such an amazing couple to work with. Their Macedonian wedding at the Renaissance is one of my favorite weddings I've done. There was so much entertainment with the Macedonian band, dances, and my first witness to the pig dance. I loved Rose's style which always makes things more enjoyable.

Happy Anniversary you guys, wishing you years of happiness and marriage bliss!!

Photos: Benjamin Scot Photography

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Shoes Day Tuesday

I love purple

Photos: Melissa Jill Photography

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July!!

I was going to try and stay away from the computer this weekend but I had an itch to do a quick 4th of July board (you know I'm a sucker for themes). I have 30 minutes to finish before Kinsey comes home from his run and bust me so here we go...

Grin and Bake It has these super cute strawberries. 
I usually make the usual cool whip cake with R&B flag berries but how proud would I be if I could do a cake like Krissys-creations
Easy peasy with Southern Living table centerpiece
Patriotic cocktails Martha Stewart
I know I already posted these on Tuesday but COME ON they are so freaking cute! 
I love nautical stripes! if I wasn't preggo I would be wearing this on Monday.