Friday, June 3, 2011

Week in review

Top row: A new dress from ModCloth to wear at our engagement shoot, a chiffon skirt form Madewell that has been on my covet list
Middle row: The last of the Wedding magazines to be bought before the big day, our amazing cake topper from Melabo on Etsy
Last row: Louie is feeling fantastic, a vintage delivery bag from a flea market in Maine (my dad used to be a Press Herald paperboy)

Phew! This week has been a busy one! I've clearly been off my blogging game, which I know I shouldn't apologize for (life should come first), but man I hate when that happens! Chris and I have spent a lot of time this week pulling things together for our wedding. I think we both realized that it's coming up fast, and we still have a lot to do.

We're so excited for our engagement shoot with Spring Smith Studios! Spring is coming down on the 20th of this month and we have something super fun planned. I received this dress in the mail from ModCloth, and I think it will be the perfect thing to wear at our location. I'm so excited!

Chris and I both had the day off on Wednesday, so we took advantage and went to Boston to pick out his suit at the J.Crew Men's Shop. At first we were shying away from purchasing a whole suit, but as soon as he tried on the Ludlow, we knew it was "the one" haha (picking out his suit was harder then finding my wedding dress!). While we were in the city I made a stop at Madewell, where I picked up a new skirt (the last new clothing I will be buying for awhile).

Have you seen the Martha Stewart Wedding Magazine? I'm obsessed! I just bought the summer issue, which is conveniently the DIY issue. I want to make those paper flowers on the cake so badly! I think they would look lovely on a white cake with our Wolf and Kitty cake topper from Melabo.

Remember Louie? He's feeling so much better! He's started playing with Zeb and Zephyr, and they were even caught snuggling by my friend Chelsea last weekend! So far, his favorite thing is resting his head on my shoulder while I sleep (I say that's his favorite thing, because it's really my favorite thing).

Last weekend, we finally got to go to one of my favorite little flea markets up in maine, where I bought this fantastic vintage paper bag. My dad used to deliver papers for the Portland Press Herald in the 60's and carried one just like it. When I showed him he said "I was hoping I'd never have to see one of those again", job from hell?

And here's what's really exciting: Today was my last on-call shift, and last shift ever for my retail job! And I didn't have to go in! I start a new job on Monday that I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT! I'll still be working at the cafe part-time, but I'm happy about that. I like the cafe and it's a steady schedule. Job-wise, this year has been difficult, I'm so excited to be starting something new that interests me. So, I'll tell you what it is on Monday!

I hope everyone had a great week! What are you up to this weekend? Anything fun? We're headed to Rhode Island tomorrow afternoon for a graduation party.


Sweet Harvest Moon said...

Awww that cake topper is so cute!
Love it!

Sarah said...

It always seems like you're moving from job to job! I hope you find security and happiness in a job you truly love. That ModCloth dress looks darling from the little snapshot you gave, I can't wait to see the pictures from your engagement shoot!

hannah said...

i'm not even engaged and i've read the martha stewart wedding magazine. haha. everything in there is just so cute! also, congrats on the new job. i hated working in retail and its great when you finally find the job that fits. :)

best wishes!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

I'm excited to hear about your new job! And good luck with all your remaining plans... it sounds manic, but I'm sure you guys have it covered. : )

sami chu. said...

I need that topper!!!!!!!! When is your wedding again? I am totally obsessed. Mine is three months away and my sister's is July 15th! It's crazy how fast it's coming up!

What is your new job!? Congrats!


ps. check out my pretty print giveaway!

Rosanna said...

Congrats on the new job, it sounds exciting! An that cake topper is totally incredible and looks absolutely perfect for you!

herecomesthesun said...

That cake topper is AWESOME! We only had flowers on top of our cake cause we couldn't find anything as amazing as that.

Also I'm really happy for you that you're getting out of retail. I know what a big deal that is, having worked in retail for years myself!

Julie said...

Good luck with your new job!

Rebecca said...

I spent a lot of time reading Martha Stewart Weddings when I was getting married. You can't beat Martha for wedding tips.

Kellie W. said...

That is the cutest cake topper, I love it!! And I can't wait to see how your engagement pictures turn out. If that dress is anything to go by, I'm sure they'll be great!

About said...

That skirt teaser looks awesome! Also, can't wait to hear about your new gig!

HollyDolly said...

I was seriously considering that modcloth for my engagement photos myself! Haha weird. And the summer Martha Stewart Weddings? I'm pretty sure I have just about every page earmarked. It is an amaaaaazing issue.


Erin M. McNeill said...

congrats on escaping retail! i did recently too, though i'm working once every six weeks to keep my discount, and it's so nice to not be at the mall all of the time. i find that i save money by not working in the mall because i'm not tempted nearly as often!

love love love your cake topper, it's fantastic and unique.

SAge said...

I LOVE the cake topper! And the dress for the engagement shoot is so cute. :)

air kisses,

Hope said...

Congrats on the new job!! I'm sure it will be amazing. I love the cake topper too! :)


Heather - Inner cupcake said...

I don't think I would ever be able to deal with retail, so congratulations on being able to get our of it and into something new! And that cake topper is so fabulous- kittehs!

Bostonista said...

Sounds like a fun week!

Shannon said...

Love your cake topper. It is ADORABLE!!! <3

arnique said...

I like the choice of prints! One can never go wrong with polkadots and stripes. ;p

Arianne from A + B in the Sea

Hilary Grace said...

Get outta here with that cake topper!!!

Dress and Dish said...

Omgosh, your cat is so beautiful!! I have never seen such a beautiful orange cat!

Anonymous said...

Melabo cake topper! I just mine in the mail too! I love that she's based in NH a small shot out to my home state. My Mr. and I's is a bear and cat! I'm over the moon in love with it!

I swear if only our paths had crossed sooner, we could have been the best of pals!

Erica- Girl from the North Country

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