Did anyone else feel like this week took forever? I can’t wait to relax tonight with my wonderful fiance and drink a glass (or three) or wine.
Here’s what inspired me this week!
Who are you spending the weekend with?
We’ve got over a year until this wedding but my mom is not the type to let this wedding preparation fall by the wayside. And, according the The Knot, the more inspiration collecting, Pinterest board curating, etc. that you do earlier on – the easier it is. The other plus side to this (heads up for anyone else with a Mom like mine) is then you can give people options that you already like and then they can pick one from that list. Then you get to have something you love, and someone else feels like they got to make the decision.
So, now this takes me to save the date cards. I’m going to let you guys in on a huge wedding secret. Etsy designers create save the date cards that are CRAZY cheaper than if you go to a stationary store. All you gotta pay for is the printing and shipping.
This is my list of favorite save the date options and Etsy artists who make the best ones:
What’s one wedding budget cheat you’ve found?
That’s a lightly veiled reference to a South Park episode. I can’t help it, I love that show. I also love this berry fruit salad.
Spring is right around the corner (yes I’m being slightly optimistic since it was cloudy and 30 degrees today in NYC) so the time is ripe for berries and brunch! There are several benefits to having brunch at home and inviting people over:
This salad is perfect for having people over or attending a friend’s brunch (it’s always nice to bring something). It’s so easy, it’s foolproof and it’s Martha approved. Here’s everything you need:
(for the berries, I just got two cartons of each and it was plenty)
What is your favorite brunch recipe?
I am THE WORST about washing my face at the end of the day. Now I know, I know what you’re all going to say. I definitely know how bad it is and how much it’s going to age me I just always forget.
This week, I’m going to try to change that. I’m really going to try to wash my face every night before bed.
What’s your goal for the week?
Whoa! The week is over! Time for the weekend. Lately, I’ve actually been sort of dreading the weekend. I feel overwhelmed with free time, then I try to compensate by making tons of plans, then I instantly regret it because I’m really only interested in Netflix. #thestruggle
But, nonetheless, I’m still happy it’s Friday. See what inspired me this week?
What inspired you?
At the end of the day, I know I got really lucky. I happened to get chosen to go on a school trip and Andrew happened to be on the same trip. I had just gotten out of another relationship so I was single and so was he. It really seemed like the stars lined up for us.
Because I found him when we were both so young and because we’re in love with each other, sometimes I take the relationship for granted. Having that box checked on my life goals let’s me focus on my family, friends and work more than I might if I wasn’t in a relationship.
But that is the trap of longterm relationship! We need to make time for each other to let each other know we still are just as nuts about each other as we were that one night in South Africa. I have a few pieces of advice on that front:
How do you make time for you and your loved one?
I have this problem every week. I wish I could get organized and have my breakfast, lunch and outfits organized by Sunday for the week. This week, I’m settling for trying to bring my lunch into work at least 3 days this week. My friend got this new spiralizer and she’s been able to prep all her lunches on Sunday.
I think I’m going to start testing that out. Wish me luck keeping this week’s goal!