Monday, April 12, 2010

Music Monday...Peter Mulvey

Headed up to Pomfret last night to see Peter Mulvey at The Vanilla Bean with some of my favorites. I had never heard of the guy (and now don't understand how he isn't super famous), and it was super great. Comfortable space, amazing chili, and Sam's Summer Ale. It definitely didn't hurt that that he was super cute and can play the guitar. It was also excellent that there was this crazy guy in a sweater, turtleneck (I was in a tank), Coke-bottle glasses, and a gray afro, tweaked out on every person that even remotely got in his line of vision. Keep in mind that this guy was probably 70 and sitting in the back of the room and had no qualms about making his feelings known. And yes, I was sitting practically next to him. Good times indeed. And no, Kellx and I did not managed to keep ourselves quiet. It was too ridiculous. Wish I had taken pictures...or at least sketched him.

Went to this place

and saw this guy.

**Low point of the night--Matt wouldn't let us yell out 'Free Bird' like we're embarrassing or something...honestly....have you met me?

Friday, April 9, 2010

Wedding Wednesday...Thirst Quenchers

Now, I don't condone getting sloppy at a wedding, but it doesn't hurt to have a beautiful and tasty cocktail! N & C are doing the outdoor thing and there are just so many ways to go! I love the country-vintage-mason-jar-goodness...paired with a stripey straw? Yes please! I'm envisioning a claw foot bathtub full of N&C's special blend from Avery's and of course, Steve from Hooker, serving Blondes!

Stripey Straws for a festive vintage feel from Green Wedding Shoes

Tubs & Jars from Green Wedding Shoes
(This is whats happening for N & C's day)

Vodka on Ice via Martha

Mason Jar Masterpiece from Martha

Drinks for a Crowd from Martha

Proposal Punch via Martha

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wedding Wednesday...The Shoes!

Now, I'm definately an advocate for comfort, especially on your wedding day, but I'm having a hard time turning down some of these kicks for my big day. Just remember that if you want to wear gorgey heels for the ceremony and then go 'au naturel' for the reception, the length of your gown may disagree! I have never been a shoe girl-but I am now on the hunt for some serious Louboutins. I figure I could always use an extra inch.....or five!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wedding Wednesday...So Succulent

When I was little, I would always stab my fingernails
into the waxy and squishy leaves to make them pop and see the liquid trickle out of the
green flesh-and then get yelled at for destroying things. It was just so satisfying. It was the early 90's. Everyone had them. They may have actually been in macreme hangers (specifically at that hippie's house that my mom worked for, with all the turtles...but thats another story...). Actually, my fingertips still itch when I'm around succulents....popping them is just zits...but I digress.

I had never seen this type of greenery in wedding bouqets, centerpieces, or headwear until a few months ago, but I love it! They're are just so unexpected, and there's something to be said about them in the martial sense. I know there's some deep connection that's pretty obvious here. I'll be loose about it though, because I'm single and not super interested in depressing myself about the lack of my connection with someone...Now that I think about it, that wouldn't depress, I just don't feel like thinking hard. Anyway, succulents withstand arid climates nearly void of water (even I had a hard time killing them) and they handle hot sun and high temperatures, much like the trials and tribulations of marriage. Yet, they are moist and delicate inside and fragile to the touch...of a five years olds with fingernails...and I suppose husbands and wives don't like being sratched either..back to the wedding jazz:

Favors by Martha

Lastly, and most importantly, you can make tequila out of them, and every marriage or single person needs tequila.

Mom's fav: Patron.
And then there was that time she tried to turn down Jose shots at a wedding because she 'only drinks Patron...' I apparently come by it honestly...

and finally, Tila Tequila, giving tequila a bad rap since 1981

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Wedding Wednesday...cranium decor

I had never really considered such one-of-a-kind head pieces until I realized what a beautiful alternative they can be to a traditional veil....although I do love a I can't see getting married without one!
Is it taboo to wear one of these all on the regular?

Loboheme via Green Wedding Shoes

Monday, April 5, 2010

Vintage Love

In honor of my hop back on the wedding back wagon, I'll be posting my favs for weddings all week! Here are a few beautiful engagement session photos that could have been from days gone by.
A.) Where can I find a camera or photo program (and time!) so I can make these effects? and more importantly,
B.) Where can I find a super cute boy that'll love to take these shots with me one day?
...I sort feel like Judy Blume with B.)...Dear God, Its me Margaret.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

Hope you had a day full of delicious food, friends, and family...well not delicious friends and know about....

... Zombie Jesus Day!

(Seriously not meaning to offend anyone! I love Jesus and his Dad and I think they have an awesome sense of humor, but I bet if they were zombies, they'd think their friends and family were delicious.)

Saturday, April 3, 2010

John Butler Trio

Just bought my tickets today to see these guys with Matt in June.
Everyone should be jealous of at least one part of that statement.
Let the Summer o' Fun begin.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Babka Day!

Every year, on Good Friday, a lovely group of ladies that are very dear to my heart, gather at my mom's house for a few hours of egg cracking, kneading, and a lot of laughs. We roll out surprisingly large amounts of dough to make babka, a sweet bread that represents Easter to my Polish heritage. Filled with poppy seeds, sweetened cream cheese, or left plain, we eat it for weeks and months to come(after thawing it!).

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Fools!

This was too funny not to share.
What doesn't seem right?

Is that the girl in pink's arse????
No dice, its the crease in the photographers arm.
Found here via here