Monday, March 21, 2011

going primal

I contemplated whether or not I was going to post my personal challenge on my blog because quite frankly its easier to cheat when I haven't shared my goal with the world, BUT I don't want to give myself the opportunity to cheat.  So here it is... I am issuing myself a 30 days challenge to go primal.  The primal diet is similar to the paleo diet but a little more relaxed.  Basically I am giving up grains, dairy (except eggs), and sugar.  Sounds daunting doesn't it?  I have to admit that I am a little nervous that I won't be able to stick with it for a full 30 days and that I will be miserable but it will be worth it.  Wish me luck!

Monday, March 14, 2011

wedding illustration

My wonderful father is an incredible artist.  When Kevin and I first got engaged I was so excited to start brainstorming fun ways that he can help us make our wedding more unique.  My favorite idea was having my dad create a wedding "illustration/logo" that we could use in various aspects of our wedding design.  Of course my dad did the most incredible job and I just can't help but share it.  

I will not however tell how we are planning to use the illustration.  I have to keep some secrets, don't I?  Isn't it incredible though.  I can't stop looking at it:)  

Thank you dad, you are the best and I love you so much!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Third Nature WINS the John Lennon Songwriting Contest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahhhhh I am SO PROUD of my youngest brother Merrick and his band Third Nature!!!!!!!!  Like bursting at the seams I wanna scream from the rooftops proud!!!!!!!!!  Third Nature just won the GRAND PRIZE for The John Lennon Songwriting Contest!!!!!!!!

Third Nature is composed of Merrick on keyboards, Will (my cousin) on bass and Tom on drums (Tom grew up in Lakeville, CT with Merrick and me).  They started Third Nature while attending high school at Hotchkiss.  I am so amazed to see how far they have come and how much their talents have grown over the years.  They are now the most raging band on Skidmore campus and loved by everyone who likes to throw on a pair of dance pants and get down down down:)

Their grand prize includes all these goodies: "a one-day video and audio recording session on the Lennon Bus, their music on over 17,000 movie screens around the US, courtesy of Sonicbids and over $7,500 in music gear from Gibson, Epiphone, Audio-Technica, Mackie & Avid!"  How amazing is that?!?!

PLEASE check out the announcement and WATCH the video:)

Also check out their Facebook and MySpace.  "Like" them on Facebook and check out one of their shows if you are in the area, you won't be disappointed, I promise.

I could go on and on and on because I am sooooooooooo freakin' proud!!!  I love you guys so much!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

i'm taking a blogging break

I guess you could say that I have already been taking a break.  There has been a lot going on over here lately.  Between toxic mold drama in our apartment, trying to break our lease with our management company, searching for a new apartment, getting the wedding website in tip top shape, checking other wedding stuff off my super long list, searching searching searching for a job and injuring myself training for the NYC 1/2 marathon I am overwhelmed to say the least.  I have decided to take a little break from my blog until I can get a better grip on everything else going on in my life (that and I haven't done anything exciting enough or worn anything cute enough to blog about).  I hate feeling guilty whenever I look at my neglected blog so I am officially taking some time off.  I will be back when life is a little more under control.  

** peace & love **