Monday, March 12, 2012

Starting off the Week

With a good thought, or two.  Enjoying the beautiful weather.  Happy to "Spring" forward!

Design by Den10Studio / Via Pinterest

Preach, Suess.  Preach.

PS-- This print is available in color, for purchase on Etsy.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

We're Saving the Date!

Time was not my friend in the planning process.  One day, I glanced over at the calendar and realized that if I was going to send out save the dates, I had to get crackin'! 

So I turned to the internet for some inspiration and I came across this:

Save-the-date postcards!

Early on in our engagement, I promised Mr. M that we were just going to send out save-the-date postcards, to keep things simple.  Oddly, I also felt like it was my stroke of genius "why design save the date cards? Why not just send out some postcards and slap a date on the back? Easy-peasy!"  Don't you just love when you feel like you've concocted some brilliant and original idea just to discover that it's been done many times over?

A few clicks later, I found another inspiration picture that made me stop in my tracks.

As much as I really loved the idea of using paper airplanes, it didn't really make sense for our wedding.  But I couldn't let the idea go.  After some thought, I had a moment of "oh wait, I could fold that paper into something else!"  

But if paper airplanes weren't a good fit, then what was? 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Hello Again

Dearest Hive,

The past few months have were a whirlwind, one so intense that I had to take a moment away to get my new life in order.  Our wedding has come and gone, I've quit my job, moved far away from home, and started coping with a new round of separation from my darling husband (husband!).  

I'm sorry for being away for so long, I swear I didn't think I would be gone for more than a few weeks!  But I'm back, determined to tackle all the posts I didn't get to before our big day and then, I'll dive into our recaps (gulp).  

Please accept this sneak peek at our pics, as a token of my affection:

You know, because I love y'all and I mean it.


Mrs. M

P.S. --

I almost forgot to introduce you to our newest addition,

Meli Marmalade!  In case you're wondering, Meli (rhymes with Kelly) is a French Bulldog/Cavalier King Charles Spaniel mix; part puppy therapist and a very faithful companion.  

And with that, I'm getting back to work!  Let the games begin (again)!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Married? Yeah, Married! Jeez...

This is it, Hive.  Today's "the day."  Nineteen months of planning, anticipation, and major uncertainty have come together.  It's finally here!

It's way too early to wake up, but that's okay.  The sun is rising over the Hudson and I'm curling up with my laptop. Would you expect anything less?

I know I'm still pretty new around these parts, but I want to thank you all for the words of encouragement.  I'm so grateful to you all. And to all the brides-to-be that are planning despite changing schedules and long distances, know that there is an end in sight and it will all come together! 

To my future husband, I love you and I choose you today, and everyday from here forward.  Can't wait to start our new adventure!

There is still so much to share!  I'll be back very soon. 

Alright friends, I'm hopping in the shower and getting this show on the road.  I'll see you on the other side!


The (very) soon-to-be Mrs. M

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Everybody Knows I'm A Mother-Flippin' Monster


I'm turning into a little monster.

Image via Z100.Com / Photo by Tzirel Kaminetzky

No, not that kind of little monster.  I'm more like this little monster:

Image via Wikipedia / Photo by New Line Cinema

I'm anxious, jumpy, quick to anger, impatient, and emotional.  I'm a ball of nerves.  A creature compared to the regular ole me.  Not so fun to be around. 

And I've had a lot of people tell me that.  It hurts a lot and I wish they'd understand that right now I'm in crunch time.  Right now, it might not be okay to be a little monster but it's probably normal. 

The stress of the wedding and the move down south has gotten the better of me. I'm up against a time crunch.  And not just a time crunch, there is a whole lot of emotion that I don't think people really understand.  In practically no time, everything about my life is going to change.  But for now, nothing has.  

I still work really long hours.  I'm still tired when I get home.  I still push myself to exercise daily.  I still have a list of things to do, and I don't want to cut things out of the list because "I work too much and I'm tired." NO WAY.  And the thing I've had no time to really think about is how I feel about moving away from everything and everyone I know. I'm sure that reality will hit me the morning I awake in my new home.

So a creature I am.  Until the wedding.  I'm trying to be nicer, trying to be more patient. Trying not to flip out on people who are slightly rude and insensitive.  I'm trying. 

Just have faith, World, that I'm not changed forever.  This is one little monster that will go back to normal when the sun rises on the morning after the wedding.  At least, that's according to legend. 

Has the stress of your wedding gotten the best of you?  Have you acted like a "little monster" from time to time? 

*Ps-- Triple double bonus points if you recognize the title!