Thursday, October 31, 2013

TGIF Link Party No.20

Welcome to the TGIF Link Party at  Living Better Together and I Want Crazy!
Meet Your Hosts!  
Rebecca from  Living Better Together
Kat from I Want Crazy 
We're also excited to introduce our fabulous co-hosts for this week:
Hannah from Joyful Life
Chelsea from AmeriAus
Jess from DIY Frugal Bride
If you are interested in co-hosting, email Rebecca at Share this party with your friends, and don't forget to make some new ones while you're here! We all love making new friends, don't we?
Most Viewed:
How to make Bridesmaid Planners by DIY Frugal Bride
My Favorites this week:
Head on over to Living Better Together to see Rebecca's Favorites from last week!
Head on over to I Want Crazy to see Kat's Favorites from last week!
Grab a feature button!
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Link up your recipes, projects, tips and tricks, etc. Each week we'll be featuring some great posts from the previous week, so be sure to check back to see if you were featured and to link up again! 
The party will run from 8:00 pm EST on Thursdays until 8:00 pm EST on Sunday.

1. Please follow your hosts and co-hosts in some way! Let us know you did and we'll follow back! 2. If you'd like, grab the party button and tell your friends!
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3. No Giveaways, Etsy Shops, or Link Parties please. 4. Please link to a specific post, not your homepage.
5. Get inspired! Visit other links! Spread the word! It is a party after all!
Get ready to party! We'll be pinning FEATURES to our TGIF Link Party Board on Pinterest to share with our followers! By linking up with us you are allowing us to use your post to promote the TGIF Link Party and may also be featured on our blogs at the following TGIF Link Party or during a round-up!


Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Wedding Series: New and Improved Wedding Checklist

Just a new wedding checklist for Wedding Wednesday! Maybe a little harder to read, but I love I included the free printable, so if you want it, you GOT IT! I also gave my bloggy a little face life early this morning, and I hope you guys have checked it out, and like it. 
I'm hoping by next week I can have a more in depth wedding checklist. I noticed that the one checklist is acting more like a remainder/to do list than an actual organized checklist. I'm trying to find something more in depth and easier for me to relate too. I have all my planning necessities such as calendars, and weekly planners, but I need something a little more equipped for adult ADD. lol If that makes any sense to you. As far as completely things on my checklist, here is an update on that:
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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

#5 Pinkalicious Wednesday Blog Hop for Hope

Welcome to #5 Pinkalicious Wednesday a Blog Hop for HOPE! This blog hop is a special place for all our blogger friends to link up and spread breast cancer awareness. Hop around for HOPE and grab a few new friends. You'll be surprised at how much you have in common with your fellow bloggers. 
This will be the last Pinkalicious Wednesday Blog Hop for HOPE to support Breast Cancer! It's been an amazing month with amazing support, and we wanted to say thank you to everyone who linked up your blogs in support of breast cancer! 
I Hope you can spread the word, by Tweeting about this blog hop :)
Sleepless in DIY Bride Country

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 photo fd8947bd-904c-4852-8c00-a0adc9415dde_zpsff86b370.jpg *Supporting breast cancer has been a cause that is near and dear to our hearts. By linking up your blogs with survivor stories, breast cancer facts, stories of how you support the cause, donation pages, letters to a loved one loss to breast cancer could help spread awareness. It's def OK if you don't have any breast cancer stories or facts, all we ask is for you to link up your blog, and hop around you might find some interesting breast cancer info that way :)
Here's a little stat for you if you haven't been able to read or research...1 out of 8 women have a chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That's a real fact! If you have a family history of cancer, you should schedule an appointment every year to check for bumps. As well as always checking yourself at least once a month at home. 
 I look forward to seeing what my blogger friends are up to this week!! This blog hop will take place Every Wednesday this month! My goal is to continue this blog hop past October but we will see how well the blog hop does.  There are co-host spots available, if your interested in being a co-host, email me at 

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Grab a Friend #27

Grab a Friend

Welcome to the weekly blog hop , Grab A Friend 
Link up here , answer a question , grab a blogger and be friends!
Every week this hop is created with lots of love + fun . So be sure to share it to more and more people ca catch up and our lovely little hop can be large with more friends ;)

Want to co-host? Shoot me an Email !                            
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Now the co-host

When you go to follow your hosts , leave the answer to make their day + a bloggy present .  We all would love to share love back { will follow you back} .   This hop is for finding new friends & bloggy mates . So be sure to go and find yourself one . I am so happy cheery to see you all linking up with us every Tuesday . Yip-yip , you're rah-king. Twitter is a new addition in hop , so if you want some Twitter-holic bloggy mates so link up , hop around & grab some tweeeeeeeeter sweeties .
Q: What's your bad mood song?
Noor :
My bad mood song is Selena Gomez's Middle of nowhere . Well literally , my bad mood pushes me towards the middle of nowhere ( angry thoughts , ya know) So I feel a bit cheered up that I'm not alone in this race.
Kym : 
Whenever I'm feeling bad I like to listen to "Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley. The lyrics never fail to raise my spirits: Don't worry / about a thing / 'cause every little thing / is gonna be alright. I mean, it doesn't get any more uplifting than that.
  Areeba :
Thanks to P!nk, My bad mood song is Blow me (one last kiss) Whenever I am pissed off, I just need to give it a hit and I'm done with this world!
Jess :
My bad mood song would have to be "Shut it Down" by Pitbull and Akon. Its not the typical bad mood song but I love it! Mainly because if I'm in a bad mood my first instinct is to not dwell on the situation. I'm a lover not a fighter, confrontation and I are like oil and water. So I jam it up with this song because it reminds me life's short. I'm just going to throw this out there...but the lyrics to the song are so motivational believe it or not! lol
Your turn to answer!


Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Shenanigans

Happy Monday Lovelies, UHH it's Monday again, and I'm still in a state of's like magic. One day it's Friday, and I literally just blink my eyes and it's Monday again.! What is that about! lol Well regardless of the fact that a new week has started, I decided to link up with Sami's Weekend Shenanigans.  Saturday morning/afternoon we headed over to Maitland to tour a beautiful venue called Holy Trinity Reception Center. I was impressed with the venue immediately. WOW, it's gorgeous. This place def gave the Crystal Ballroom a run for their money! The lady we took the tour with was extremely nice, and she of course gave us a run down of the cost. Technically, Holy Trinity is a Greek Orthodox Church, but since I'm not a member of the church I wouldn't be allowed to get married in their church. Which is ok with me, but the pictures of the church looked beautiful online. I was surprised at the fact that we couldn't see the inside of the church, but then again now that I think of it I'm not surprised at all. Basically, we're allowed to bring our own food, which is a huge plus. The kitchen in this place, puts most restaurant kitchens to shame! HOLY Kitchen guys! It gave me something to think about. 

To be honest, as I was questioning, and talking to the lady I didn't have that feeling of relief, or assurance like I did at the Crystal Ballroom. Then it hit me, people say "you just know, when you found the right venue for you". I guess their right, because I couldn't rap my head around Holy Trinity the whole time. Their's no doubt that it's a gorgeous place, but I would have to hire all separate vendors to get this place to look like the crystal ballroom, when the crystal ballroom already offers these things. I would have to get a vendor for up-lighting (the most important thing to me!), A vendor to put up swags, room attendants, a bartender (which I kind of didn't feel comfortable about drinking alcohol in a churches reception place). 
Not to mention, their decor is very limited to 6 centerpieces. If I didn't like any of the 6 centerpieces then I would have to set up my own decor, and then break it down.  I'm a really lazy person, and the thought of people setting up everything and breaking it down for me, is very convenient. Let's leave it at that, and I will def make another post comparing and contrasting the 2 venues.  Below are the pictures I took while touring. Let me know what you think, as I truly value my readers opinions. 

Since we were technically in Downtown Orlando, I wanted to stop at this wholesale flowers place I found online after our tour. It's called Florida Flowers and Orchids. I was extremely happy that I found this place, because it's awesome!! We actually rolled up to this place, and walked in to find out that the place was The guy that was there (for the life of me I can't remember his name) was nice enough to let us in, and gave us a quick tour of the fridge where they have all their wholesale flowers.  Listen, I'm a DIY Bride, so I was more than happy to find that he and his partner welcome DIY Brides, and will not try and sell me. The most annoying part of being a Bride is that fact that everyone wants to sell me. I'm not easily sold, because I'm a hustler by trait myself. (I'm the salesmen, and the haggler. I get my kicks out of walking around a flea market and haggling prices down to the price I want to  I've embarrassed my fiance and sisters a few times, but they always get what they want for the price they want it at!) My biggest concern was if they were going to have my flowers...Peonies blush/Ivory. They didn't have any in stock because they're not in season yet. Best part...peonies are in season towards the middle of November!! WHAT!!! That's amazing since my wedding will be in the middle of November. It was meant to be for my wedding, thank you!  We will be DIYing my bridesmaids bouquets and for a low cost! :)  That makes me one happy bride!

DATE NIGHT ALERT!! After a long day of wedding talk, Gil and I took a load off at our favorite Mexican restaurant Azteca. We made sure to go at a time the Mariachi's were It's not that I don't enjoy it, but it gets really loud, where I can't even have a conversion with my fiance from across the table. So when they're around and playing we basically just stare at each other annoyed, because it's really that loud! We wanted to do something different, so we ordered the fajita sampler! YUM! This place is so good! We enjoyed our food, and then we decided to get some margarita's!  

What a date night! I ended my night with one of these fish bowls! lol Hope you all have a great week! As usual I would love to hear from you if you have any advice, or comments about the venue, an what not...let me know. I love hearing different point a views, and opinions :)

Sami's Shenanigans