• A $10,000 Wedding Budget

    Alright my dear friends, here is The Wedding Budget that has been tweaked and scrutinized a few dozen times. However, one decision that you absolutely should not underestimate is picking your wedding venue. The location you decide upon is one of the most instrumental parts of your wedding, the base for your day, the backdrop

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  • Monday Money Check-Up: Aug 30

    1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on utilities; $51 for electric and $15 for Internet. 2. Today I feel excited about my money. I am putting down the ceremony & reception venue payment today! Not just the deposit but the full amount. It’s exciting that everything is coming together. :) 3. Money can’t

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  • Have a happy weekend!

    Happy Friday dear friends! I hope all of you had a wonderful week. I am very thankful that the weekend has arrived! Upon arriving back in NC, we have been thrown full-force back into the wedding planning. I’ve been making lists, emailing vendors, making phone calls on my lunch break, and crunching numbers for the

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  • Moving Twice in One Year? Aye aye aye!

    I mentioned last week that my roommate got engaged the day after I did. It has been absolutely fantastic planning a wedding together and I’m so excited for them and honored to be apart of the wedding party. There is just one tiny little glitch: they are getting married this January and I will have

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  • Monday Money Check-Up {the late version}

    Oops, I have been in Texas for the last five days and completely forgot to publish an “I’m heading to Austin” post and schedule a “Monday Money Check-Up” post for yesterday. My apologies! So… here’s the belated version, after all today is my Monday. 1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on gasoline : $26.50. J

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  • Pecorino Romano with Apples and Fig Jam

    Pecorino Romano with apples and fig jam: 6 dried figs, halved 1/2 cup simple syrup 2 tablespoon brandy (I get the teeny bottles at the liquor store for $.99) 1/4 cup chopped, toasted hazelnuts (I have used pecans every time I make this) 24 baguette slices Olive oil, for drizzling 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano

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  • 10 Thoughts from a week-old Fiancée

    1. Thank you again for all the comments. I started tearing up when I read all of them. Call me sentimental, but each of you “strangers” feel like such dear friends to me. :) 2. I promise not to turn this into a wedding blog. However, I make no such promise that you won’t be sick

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  • Monday Money Check-Up: Aug 16th!

    Here is the second ever MONDAY MONEY CHECK UP! It’s a little thing I started two weeks ago to share weekly updates on my money and thoughts. Of course last week I decided to share some other news, but here I am bringing it back. 1. The most I’ve spent this last week was on

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  • The Proposal Story

    Thank you ALL for the sweet notes of congratulations! I am sorry to stay away this week, but I just needed three non-blog days to digest everything. In fact, I think between me, J and our mothers, the wedding has already been planned. But more on that later… here’s how he proposed: Like I said

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