Do cool stuff.

Every so often, Matt throws out an amazing little gem of a wedding idea. This is my favorite (so far).

Note: We were talking about centerpieces.

“Babe. All of your ideas sound great. I just have one really important thing to say,” Matt announced.

“Sure! We both need to have things that are important to us at the wedding. What are you thinking?”

“Okay. So we need to make sure we do cool stuff.”

Now I’m cautious.

“Right… so that is definitely the plan. What were you thinking?” I replied.

“I don’t know. You could just bust out with the moonwalk halfway through the wedding!!”

So. I think we’ve settled on hydrangeas with a side on moonwalk. Thoughts?

Road Tripping Texas: Jersey Style!

This post could also be titled: Maggie and Alexa’s Big Adventure.

A few times each year I make trips to Corpus Christi, Texas for client events. As I have mentioned before, I love road trips, I love Texas and I love the client I’m working for… so it’s the perfect project for me. Since I make this trip so often, I have a few favorite things I do every time that I really look forward to.

Now. Enter Alexa.

We recently had an event weekend and for the first time ever, a colleague would be travelling with me. I really enjoy introducing people to new things, so I could not have picked a more perfect companion… Why? Because Alexa is new in Texas… by way of New Jersey (and then Kansas and then New York). Remember those favorite things I do every time I visit Corpus? Imagine my delight at getting to share those with a Jersey girl.

First things first. Every Texan knows where you make a pit stop on any road trip of any length. Buc-ee’s. Can you hear the angels sing? When Texans go to Heaven, I’m quite sure this is one of the venues that line those streets paved with gold. But I digress. A week prior to the events, I began extolling the virtues of Bu-cee’s to Alexa. I’m fairly certain that she was skeptical at first. Who gets THAT super pumped about a gas station?

But now she is sold. Or… at least this photo is proof that she is at least a little bit sold.

For these particular events, we activate at the Corpus Christi Hooks home field… which is the namesake of ANOTHER great Texas road trip staple: Whataburger!

Our plans included partaking in this particular delicacy after the Friday night game, because my number one priority on night one in Corpus is always Waterstreet Market. I needed my yearly Shrimp Picayune Fix! I actually found a recipe online, so watch out!! Unfortunately, the Hooks failed to triumph in their Friday night game, so the series was cut short and we headed home a little bit early… Skipping Whataburger. Very sad.

BUT. We did stop at Prasek’s Hillije Smokehouse on the way home, which is another one of my favorite traditions. Peppered pork tenderloin, anyone?

So all in all, it was a fabulous trip. Although, I still owe Alexa a Whataburger sometime soon.

Oh! A quick note on parking. Another reason I love small Texas towns how nice the people are. They don’t tow you… they just… park around you. I’m actually surprised they didn’t just pick the Fiesta up and move it out of the way.

Happy Reverse-ary!

It’s official! Matt and I are celebrating our One Year Reverse-ary today.

That’s right. We have picked our date!

In exactly 365 days, I get to marry my best friend.

While we have our location all lined up, I’m still nervous about all of the tiny details…

But that’s okay. Because we have exactly one year (or 31,536 000 seconds) to get it all figured out.

Tying the Knot: With Ribbons!

While I will admit that I have spent a lot of time daydreaming about marrying Matt, I have not spend much of that time dreaming about decor. I know I want simple, and I would like there to be a mason jar or two.

Or twenty-two.

Because we have yet to make a final decor decision, I have embraced that age-old bridal tradition of looking at other people’s wedding photos. LOTS of other people’s wedding photos. And I am falling in love with ribbons.

This is the photo that started it all:

Every Last Detail

While I like simple, adding ribbons to the chairs would fancy things up a bit:

Simply Peachy Wedding Inspiration

And you can add my two favorite things together! Mason Jar + Ribbons =

Style Me Pretty

And THEN (thank you Google and Pinterest), I found this photo… and I think I’m sold.

Intimate Weddings

And this? This is just adorable:

Manette Gracie Events

Last thing. I foung a DIY guide to the ribbon wand! Let’s do this.

Oh! In related news, I think we have picked our venue. I don’t want to jinx it, so more on that later.

Writing a Love Story.

Tap, tap… Does this thing still work? Really? Okay. Let’s try this.

I haven’t written anything here in quite some time. It’s been 14 months actually, but who’s counting?

Now, I’m picking up the proverbial pen again.

Why? 20 days ago (who’s counting?) my best friend asked me to be his wife.

So I’m writing again to make sure I remember and maybe more importantly to make sure I celebrate all of the little wedding moments, both now and later. I’m writing to remember the discussions about “the list” (one thing I’m definitely counting), about the venue, about the band and about the flowers. About my bridesmaids and our vows. I’m writing to remember the cake. I guess… I’m writing before it’s too late.

I’m writing so that I don’t forget. I want to remember every moment of this crazy journey. The good, the bad and the awesome. To count all things great and small.

I want to remember it for myself, and I want to remember it when the time comes to share it with someone much smaller than me. Just like my parents remembered for me.

I’m writing again because I love a good love story and there is no way I want to forget a moment of mine and Matt’s.

So. Let the countdown begin. Because I’m definitely counting. And I will be writing… maybe pinning too.