Going Back Home

I will be going back to the San Francisco Bay Area for the fourth of July holiday to see my family and have our engagement party, soooo no new posts until next Monday.
I will be looking at bridesmaid dresses with my sister too, so you'll get more dress eye candy when I get back. Try not to miss me too much. =)

Happy 4th of July!!!

Non-Floral Bouquets

[Le sigh. A bouquet of bouncing butterflies! Via the newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.]

I just picked up the newest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings and it did not disappoint. Great issue, especially after I passed up the last two issues (sorry MS Weddings.)

It also presented an idea that I hadn't thought of--a bouquet of butterflies. Not flowers.

Let's say you need roughly 30 butterflies. So, 3 packs of these particular 12 butterflies is about $15, plus any wires you need, let's throw in another $20 for the wires and the shipping for butterflies. $35 is a lot cheaper than that $100+ floral bouquet I've been fantasizing about. Plus, I could keep the butterflies for gift wrapping or what not afterward. The flowers just...die.

What do you think? How do you feel about a non-floral bouquet? Will a butterfly bouquet go with my dress? It looks completely cute in MS Weddings, but will I look at the bouquet 10 years from now and think "dude. Mo. WHAT WERE YOU THINKING??"


The Newbie at EAD is...ME!

I have big news to share. [!!!!!!!!]

Starting this week, I will be blogging about my wedding planning at the very fabulous Elizabeth Anne Designs! I am so honored and excited to be chosen as a columnist for a blog I read every. single. day.

I'm going to start at the very beginning at EAD and my introductory post will be tomorrow!

I have never written a full-blown intro post on Pink Argyle like this, so even my daily readers might learn something new about me!

Pink Argyle is going to stay the same with a melding of random posts and wedding planning, but if you'd like a more cohesive string of posts just about my wedding planning, you can soon read them all at Elizabeth Anne Designs!

The link to my posts and my author bio can be found here. {It was REALLY hard writing that author bio.}

Stop on by EAD tomorrow and say hi to me! I can't wait!!!

Even in Legoland There Are Weddings

We had free tickets to Legoland, so we took advantage of them today and brought along the new DSLR camera for some lego fun. They have an entire area of the park with different sections of the U.S. made out of legos. I won't bore you with the 50 some-odd pictures I took, but here are some of the fun ones.

Even in legoland there are weddings, everywhere I go, there they are!

[I sized these to about 900 pixels so you can click on each one and see it larger onscreen if you like.]

[Even lego people have a Vegas chapel.]

[A quiet moment amongst all the lego chaos.]

[I want a blue house.]

[This bunny was invading this quaint little wedding ceremony.]

[And then he proceeded to terrorize the chapel.]

[After we witnessed the bunny rampaging through town, we stopped in and watched Obama's inauguration. Yes. Those are really all legos. Crazy, isn't it?]

I think we're done with theme parks for a while, but at least I got some chances to use my camera!


The Happiest Place on Earth: Part 3

*We ended the night with fireworks*

*And we managed to go home with a couple of pictures of ourselves*

[At dinner, New Orleans Cafe]

All in all, a great day! Thanks for coming along for the ride!

The Happiest Place on Earth: Part 2

We had some really good food in the shape of Mickey Mouse. I started the day off being good by eating a banana and having a small non-fat mocha, and then I saw an ice cream cart and it all went downhill from there.

*We saw/ate a lot of items in the shape of Mickey*

[I know that you want one. Even if it costs $8 USD. I know that I really wanted one, but I'm allergic to apples.]

[Make no mistake---these are red MAGIC cupcakes, not red velvet!]

[This was not a normal ice cream. It was rock solid from being so cold! The vendor had to put a glove on to retrieve it from the freezer. It was really really good. What is it with soda and ice cream tasting better when ice cold?]

[Chocolate-covered Rice Krispie Treat! Do they have rice krispies outside the US?]

[This was the most memorable of them all. We ate in New Orleans Square and had a lovely dinner overlooking Tom Sawyer's Island. To top off the meal, we ordered beignets. I had no idea what a beignet was, the only thing I saw was the description, which informed me that it would be covered in powdered sugar. If something is covered in powdered sugar, how in the world could it possibly be bad??
When it arrived, I cried out "Oooh! Mickey donuts!" But I was so wrong. These are 100 times better than donuts. Especially with that dipping sauce--berry and vanilla...mmmm]

[Can you tell how much we LOVED them? I was close to licking the plate at this point.]

[The gift shops were filled with every lollipop imaginable so you could prolong the sugar rush on the ride home.]

Have I made you hungry yet?


The Happiest Place on Earth: Part 1

We spent 14 hours at Disneyland in Anaheim yesterday for my birthday. We had SO MUCH fun, and by the time I got home, my feet hurt and "It's a Small World" was officially stuck in my head. Best birthday ever.

And since it was my birthday, Disney wouldn't let me forget it was. Upon arriving they gave me this button and wrote my name on it, which I later realized was a way for every cast member I encountered to say "Happy Birthday!" to me.

I also got a special ticket. The boy's ticket is on the left.

And if we still forgot why we were at Disneyland, they gave the boy a button to indicate that he too was in fact celebrating.

Here were some of the highlights of the long, 80 degree weather day:

*We rode a lot of rides.*

This is Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters, in which you gain points by shooting targets in order to defeat the eeee-vil Zurg.
[Don't you worry Buzz, we'll defeat Zurg.]

[I officially have a photo that proves just how bad I am at video games. Yes, the boy in fact had 150,000 points more than me.]

["There is just one moon and a golden sun and a smile means friendship to everyone..." They recently renovated Small World and it looked amazing! I kept trying to take pictures, but as you know if you've been on the ride, the boat just keeps moving! Stop the boat! I need to take pictures!]

[I thought that this oar was just for looks. Turns out we actually had to paddles ourselves in a canoe in Davy Crockett's Explorer Canoes.]

*We ogled (but did not buy) a lot of toys.*

[Baby Buzz Lightyear. Eerily cute.]

[Mini pooh bears!]

[Hayuck! I'm a little roly-poly!]

[In case you don't have a small dog to put in your handbag...]

My next post is going to be devoted to one of my favorite topics--FOOD!
Stay tuned for Parts 2 and 3.


Please Vote For Me!

So that I have more than one vote! Please! You can vote for "Pink and Glam" here at My Island Wedding. I'm #4!


Things That Are Happening/Happened This Week

[Birthday Cupcake via Blue Cupcake]

+ Tomorrow I turn 26. Yes, I'm turning 26 on the 26th, which resulted in a week of joking with people that I'm going to do everything x 26 (a la Rory Gilmore's 21st birthday, any Gilmore Girls fans out there??) Eat 26 things, take pictures with 26 people, buy 26 items, hug 26 random people. Am I going to? It'd be fun and quirky and probably scare some poor people I don't know, but no, unfortunately not. Instead, the boy and I are going here!:

[Sleeping Beauty's Castle via Mastery of Maps]

I want to 1. document everything we eat, especially anything that is in the shape of Mickey Mouse. 2. get a better score on Buzz Lightyear Astroblasters 3. ride Space Mountain and Indiana Jones at least three times 4. have a much needed day o' fun with the boy, who has been m.i.a. for the past two months due to this horrible test.

+ These puppies also came in the mail for me this week:
[Pink Studio's Jeanette]

I can't decide whether or not to keep them. I don't wear high shoes often, and these are 3 1/2 inch heels! I'm a little wobbly and have been practicing walking in our bedroom like a 13-year-old. But they look amazing with my green skirt, blue dress, and jeans!

+ On Saturday, my lovely friend Tiffany is taking me to Lulu's to get mani/pedis:

[Lulu's by Travis Parker, photo via Yelp]

It's going to be a fun girls' day out!

+ Earlier in the week, we tried a new restaurant called Blue Boheme, which introduced me to the wonders of pommes frites. Omigoodness, who knew fries could taste this good??? I'm drooling at my desk just thinking of them with the little bowl of mussles they came with. Also, the website is pretty awesome, it's almost as if I'm watching a movie.

*Phew* That was a lot, wasn't it? I also ran on the beach, led a book club at the library, and had a trip to the dentist which was surprisingly painless.

How is everyone else's week going?


Fun Finds: Crate and Barrel

[Ruffled pedestal: on sale $12.95]

[Emma Pillow, on sale $29.95]

The boy and I hope to attend one of Crate and Barrel's Wedding Parties to check out all the goods and eat free cookies. It looks like fun, they close shop for 2 hours so that you and other couples can peruse the store. I haven't signed up, but in the meantime I've been checking out some fun items on their website!

Who needs china when you've got melamine anyway?

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