• A $10,000 Wedding Budget

    Alright my dear friends, here is The Wedding Budget that has been tweaked and scrutinized a few dozen times. I think I finally have the courage to show you all, but of course am a little scared to see what you think since it is a teeeeeny bit more than I had originally planned. I’ll

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading
  • 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

    Continue Reading