Thursday, July 28, 2011

Texas Nuptials

I've been back from Texas since Sunday, but I am just now getting back into the swing of things. Despite there only being a 1-hour difference between Texas and NJ, I somehow wound up horribly jet-lagged. I found myself unable to fall asleep at night, then I'd go through my work day feeling sleep-deprived, and I'd pass out on the couch for an hour or two after dinner, which just perpetuated the whole can't-fall-asleep-at-night pattern.

On the bright side, I do have a few photos to share!

Here's a picture of me all dolled up and ready to watch my college roommate get hitched:

Needless to say, I had some (ok, a lot of) assistance putting on the sari, because I had NO CLUE what I was doing. ;-)

Here I am with the lovely bride and maid of honor, who was also one of my college roommates:

Glen was kind enough to join me on the trip even though he wasn't a fan of going to Texas at all, much less in the middle of the summer. I bribed him with a new seersucker suit:

He looked so handsome in his new suit that I couldn't resist stealing a kiss. ;-)

I don't think there are any pictures of the back of my head, but for what it's worth, I did go with style # 3 from my previous post, except with a side-swept bang instead of pulling everything straight back.

I have very little to do this weekend for a change, so I'm planning on catching up on gardening (so many weeds, ugh!!), finally getting fish for my pond, and finding craft shows to sign up for this fall. This summer has been so crazy, my poor jewelry business has been sorely neglected. :-\ But I am determined to turn that trend around, starting tomorrow!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pick My Hairstyle!

One of my best friends is getting married next week - yay!!!

And I'm in the bridal party! I get to wear this:

Gorgeous, right??

But the only guidance we have for our hair is that it has to be an updo of some sort. Right now my hair is on the shortish side (by my standards, at least - it's just below my shoulders). And it's got some layers in it, so anything that requires all hair to reach the nape of my neck is out.

I browsed around on The Knot and managed to narrow it down to 3 hairstyles that I think (hope!) my hais is long enough/thick enough to handle. Here they are:

Style #1:

Style #2:

Style #3

Which one do you think I should choose??

Monday, July 11, 2011

Lady Liberty

Somehow, despite the fact that I've lived less than an hour and a half away from New York City for all of my 28 1/2 years, not once have I gone to see the Statue of Liberty.

Well, not unless you count looking through the binoculars at the Liberty Science Center once when I was in middle school.

So while my nieces were visiting from Colorado this past week, my mom and I decided that seeing Statue of Liberty would be a fun thing to do. We were originally going take the ferry that actually drops you off at the statue, but there was a 1 1/2 hour security line and they were out of tickets to enter the pedestal, so instead we did the Gateway to America cruise, which is a 1-hour cruise around the harbor - it doesn't let you off at the statue, but the line was shorter and spending an hour out on the water enjoying the cool breeze was wonderful on such a brutally hot day!

The closest I've ever gotten to the Statue of Liberty!

We also went around Governors Island:

Hi, Governors Island! I miss you! Let's hang out again soon. ;-)
Align Center

And under the Brooklyn Bridge:

At this point, my older niece decided it would be fun to try to mess up my pictures. That's her hand. Teenagers, I tell ya. :-P I have a teenage niece. That makes me feel so old!

At this point I've more or less resigned myself to the fact that my jewelry business is going to have to take a back seat to my insanely busy schedule for the next couple of weeks. My plan is to focus on signing up for fall craft shows and hopefully schedule some parties. And also finally do something about those sweet little brass butterflies I bought at the bead show more than a month ago. ;-)

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Elvis is showing his patriotism by wearing his flag bandanna and being terrified of fireworks.

Today I'm wearing this charm bracelet:

It belonged to my grandmother on my mom's side, the same one after whom I named my business. I completely forgot I had it for awhile there, this is the first time I've worn it in ages!

Hope you all have a safe and happy 4th of July! :-)
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