Friday, July 30, 2010

Walmart Shoes

If there is anyone looking for cute and cheap flats for every day, Walmart has some adorable ones right now and they are only about $15. I bought these yesterday, so COMFY!And a pair of purple ones.

I bought ones that looked EXACTLY like this from Spring Shoes (a shoe company called Blowfish) and they were $60 and were ruined like 2 months later. I would much rather pay $15 for the exact same pair of shoes to get ruined.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Birthday: 25 Things About Me!

I case anyone cares to learn more about me, I did a post (well... it ended up being two posts) with 25 things about me. You can view it here.


This day, the 22nd of July, at 7:16 PM 23 years ago yours truly was brought into this world after an intense and LONG (more than 24 hours) delivery by her beautiful mom. Thank you mom for being such an amazing person and bringing me into this world. Thank you for being adamant that the doctors not do a c-section, and telling them that I would come out on my own terms (even though it might have been easier for you). Thank you for giving me a beautiful name, home, and family. I love you more than you will ever know.

That was me the day I was born! ♥

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cookiegasm: Oreo Truffle Recipe

diy white chocolate oreo truffles with sprinkles
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Sometimes when all is said and done the bride and groom are left with a bunch of favors left behind by their guests. This won’t happen if your favor is an edible! I found this delicious recipe for diy oreo truffles on the kraft website ad thought it would be a perfect diy favor idea for all of you planning your own wedding!
They only require a few ingredients so they are extremely affordable and they don’t take very long to make! Here’s the recipe!
Oreo Truffles (Makes 42 individual truffles!)
  • 1 pkg. (1 lb. 2 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed, divided
  • 1 pkg.  (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted (Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate..Choose your fav!)
  • Optional – Candy sprinkles for additional customization – find some in your wedding colors!
  1. MIX 3 cups of the cookie crumbs and the cream cheese until well blended. Shape into 42 (1-inch) balls.
  2. DIP balls in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. (Any leftover melted chocolate can be stored in tightly covered container at room temperature and saved for another use.) Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs. (Here is where you can also add some of your candy sprinkles to add some color! You could also wait till after refrigerating  and further decorate your truffles with different colored chocolate by piping pretty designs or swirls on top!)
  3. REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store any leftover truffles in tightly covered container in refrigerator.
credit: Kraft Foods
That’s it – you will only need to wrap them up for your guests! Some cute packaging ideas would be individually wrapping each truffle in cellophane (clear or colored) with a pretty bow to match your theme and a favor tag. You could also put them in pretty favor boxes!
If you make truffles for your big day using this recipe please be sure to send us the pics! We would love to see! :D
milk chocolate oreo truffles with pink candy sprinkles
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christmas themed chocolate oreo truffles in bag favor
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favor boxes of chocolate oreo truffles
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Found this recipe here.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Tiiiiiiime and the livin's easy....

Summer means no more snow, nicer weather, and possibly some rain in there (but I love rain when I am "prepared" for it) which equals more photo shoots for my photography biz!!! Summer is my favorite time of year!

Time to go rafting down the Red Deer river (possibly with a beer or two in hand and some friends):

We actually went out to a club last night to celebrate our friend Steve's birthday. First time we've been out to the bar in some time. It was nice to go and dance, I LOVE dancing. Some songs I heard there and that I'm digging right now:
  • Ke$ha - Take It Off (yes... I just admitted to liking a Ke$ha song. WHAT OF IT?)
  • Katy Perry - California Gurls (Probably the ONLY Katy Perry song I will ever like.)
  • Flo Rida ft. David Guetta - Club Can't Handle Me
  • 3OH3! ft. Ke$sha - My First Kiss
  • David Guetta Ft. Fergie & LMFAO - Getting Over You
  • LMFAO - Shots
 My birthday is in 6 days. 23. No plans really, since we're kind of broke (thanks wedding <3). Last night at the bar all I could think was... I remember when I could dance at the bar for HOURS on end. Where did those days go??? LOL Oh well. I enjoyed myself at the pace that I could handle. :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

3 Cheers for Weddzilla!!

Today is an exciting day for me! has given each of their featured bloggers some awesome stuff for our readers! That’s why I’d like to invite all of my readers to use the new tools to start planning your wedding smarter!

Weddzilla is an awesome place, go on over and check it out! I really love being a Featured Bride Blogger on the Weddzilla Blog, as well as reading the adventures of my fellow Featured Bride Bloggers. It's a big HAPPY bloggerific family! :) 

Here are two reasons why brides are loving Weddzilla

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Each new item you Weddmark between now and September 30, 2010 gives you one entry in their “Weddmark Challenge” and a chance to win a $1,000 gift registry from Macy’s!

The Weddifieds - Finding vendors has never been easier! Creating a “Post” in the Weddifieds announces your wedding day needs to hundreds of vendors and allows them to send quotes to you if they match your budget! Click here to check out the demo!

Invite your blog community, Facebook friends, or Twitter followers to "Join the Weddvolution" at now!

Are you a Wedding Vendor?

I’ve been given 10 “One Month Free” coupons to give away to the first 10 wedding vendors that do the two quick-and-easy things below:

1) Sign-up on as a Gold, Platinum, or Diamond member

2) Post your new Weddzilla profile link in the comments section of this post!

And one of you will also receive a FREE DIAMOND 1 YEAR MEMBERSHIP! I’ll be choosing a winner on July 31st!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Discount - Sweet Peas & Seashells on Etsy!

Love my custom table runner or chair signs designed by Michelle over at Sweet Peas and Seashells? Check out my photography blog for a special discount from anything ordered from her store! Limited time only!