Monday, April 11, 2011

Procrastination is a Bitch!

I have always been the biggest procrastinator!  I remember in high school, I would wait until the night before a huge project was due and I would frantically gather all my supplies and somehow throw together a final product that looked as if I had spent days, maybe even weeks on.  Even in college, I could never make myself study ahead of time for the big exam.  I tried on numerous occasions, but I always ended up sitting at my desk looking at my notes with a blank stare and absolutely no motivation.  Without that adrenalin rush, I just can't get anything done.  It's like stress is what motivates me in life.  (I guess that explains a lot...)

Unfortunately I am using this same bad habit with my wedding planning and it is stressing me out, big time!  I have decided that from this point on, now that I am getting down the the final months of planning, I must make to-do lists for myself.  I have always loved making lists when I have a lot going on, mostly because of the feeling of accomplishment I get when I check an item off my list.  Shoot, I even get excited when I remember everything on my grocery list! (I'm a little weird, I know!)

So for that extra little push that I think I need for myself, I am going to post my to-do list for tomorrow on here.  That way, I'll have to get it all done and scratched off the list, or else you guys will know how worthless I've been throughout the day!  So here goes nothing:


-Print wedding invitations
-Print response cards
-Type up Reception/Hotel information
-Print reception/hotel info
-Print envelopes
-Assemble Invitations
-Buy postage for invitations
-Get the final addresses from mom/dad/hubby
-Decide on readings for wedding

Okay, I think that's enough for tomorrow! If I get all of this done, I will be happy! And while we're at it, let's go ahead and do a to-do list for Tuesday also!


-Take lil guy to his Check-up (flu-shot round 2... poor baby)
-Take my other lil one to Great-grandmas for his weekly date!
-Send out invitations in the mail! WOO HOO!
-Meeting with Priest
-Meeting with ceremony music coordinator

Okay!  That's good for now! Now I'm getting stressed just thinking of all the things I have to do this week! Now I just need to get to bed so I can actually function tomorrow!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring makes me want to go shopping, not clean!

With the warm weather creeping in, the flowers blooming and the grass finally in need of a good cut, there is one thing that comes to mind... no, not spring cleaning... shopping!  There's just something about the warm, sunny, spring weather that screams sexy sandals and skimpy skirts!  Okay, maybe not so skimpy since I am a mother of two now, but hey... if I've got the bod, I'm not going to keep it all covered up!  Women need to learn to be more comfortable in their own skin and wear what they want with confidence.  But with good taste of course.

I personally think that the crazy shopping urge has to do with the demise of my winter blues.  When it's cold out, I just don't usually have the desire to get all cute and dressed up.  I choose comfort (and warmth) over fashion, unfortunately.  I'll throw on some jeans, snow boots, a warm coat and out the door we go.  But when spring comes around, I can pull off a cute sun dress or a fabulous ruffle tank with some hot pleated shorts with hardly any effort... oh and don't forget the sexy sandals!

Spring is like a rebirth for me, as strange as it may sound.  I'm like an animal that goes into hibernation and refuses to face the cold outdoors when it's so unbearably cold out.  But at the first sign of spring, I become alive again.  My fun, spunky side comes out to play, including my desire to play with a few of the newest fashion trends of the season.  Which from what I can see, some of the latest trends this spring include: Ruffles, stripes, fit-and-flare dresses, cork heels and bright colors (especially one of my favorites -- HOT PINK!)

So, to my fellow ladies, especially my fellow mommy's out there... I say, screw the cleaning!  We do the cleaning on a weekly, probably more like a daily basis, so push the spring cleaning to the side and buy yourself a hot, trendy spring outfit first!  (Don't forget the shoes!)  Shoot, I'm so in love with my latest purchase, a pair of sexy pink Diba Doloris sandals  from DSW, that I may even wear them around the house when I finally get around to my spring cleaning!  Who says you can't look sexy while you clean? (You all think I'm kidding... I'm totally going to do it! And I'll be sure to post a picture for you guys when I do!)

Happy Spring Shopping Ladies!