Fancy Pants

Chronicles of a simple girl in a sparkling world

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Whew! Well, it’s July 31. WAIT. WHAAT? Seriously? Already July 31. Meaning tomorrow is August. Wowzas. July absolutely flew by. I’m sure it has NOTHING to do with the fact that I traveled 20 days straight of the month, plus some other days.

I feel like I have abandoned my blog and my best friend even mentioned that I haven’t had a post in a long time. For that, I apologize.

I feel like SO much wedding stuff has happened since the last post.

We got the Save the Dates featuring Penny out, ordered bridesmaids dresses, did the floral design process with my Aunt Steph at Bouquets of Austin, started registries, and started lining out all of the details.

I wish I could tell y’all about any of those things, but then there wouldn’t be any surprises for the wedding! Hehe I can tell you about the experiences though!

Save the Dates were conveniently done on Father’s Day. Reminding my sweet daddy-o (another blog post for another day) how much we love him and spending his money. 😉 just kidding. We are extremely grateful for all the hard work our parents have done to make sure we have more than enough in life. And now, they are grateful we’re both off the expenses list. 🙂 All I have to say is thank goodness for custom stamps. My hand would not have lasted if we had to write the return address also! 275 addresses is a lot! Thankfully, we had the help of Blake’s mom and my Granny. Mom was busy cooking 🙂 Once we got done, we realized that we weren’t using the final list. Whoops. So there were more to be done later.

Bridesmaid dresses. We had already been once to look, but went to a new shop where we actually ordered them from. I, of course, was hungover. It was Bernadette’s birthday, and we all know how I feel about birthdays! Anyways, this time Brittney, Courtney, Regan, my mom, Courtney’s mom Dana (my mom’s BFF), and I went to Bella Bridesmaid in Houston and had a spectacular experience (We missed you, Ashley). Jessica was our sales person and I highly recommend her. She was great! And fun. And she met my one requirement, all bridesmaids must be able to drop it to tha flo without flashing any body parts at the reception! 🙂 Then we went to some restaurant (the big red cock, i think) and drank.

Flowers. They’re always my favorite. My aunt is spectacular. We spent quite some time on this. Enough time for Penny to pass out on the table. I cannot wait for everyone to see the church and the KC Hall.

Penny passing out on the table. Flowers are hard work!

REGISTRIES. They are as fun as the movies make them out to be! Luckily, I have a soon-to-be BIL who doesn’t really care about the girly stuff. 🙂 As long as there’s a spectacular toaster oven, he is good to go! With that being said, my mom and I got to go with Brittney to set up registries. Brittney has been so methodical about her registering. I have a feeling I’ll be the person that just scans EVERYTHING and then goes back and takes stuff off. So, in the event I ever find someone to marry me and you see I have 30 sets of China or crystal on my registry, don’t think I’m being a brat. I’m just indecisive. 🙂 I’ll try to have it lined out before showers get close. 😉

You can check out their registries at Williams Sonoma, Pottery Barn, and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Details. OMG. There are so many more than you think there will be! And we aren’t even DIY-ing too much! As, I put my dates for different happenings this fall on the calendar, and they all filled up, I realized that I do not have ANY downtime this fall! The should be amazing though!

All in all, I cannot wait for November 22! I’m getting so excited! Hope y’all have had an amazing summer.



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July 2, we meet again.

I know I’ve been MIA here lately, but I have been so busy travelling for work and just generally busy. Now, I’m going to start back with a (somewhat) sad blog post.

July 2, 2012. I said goodbye to my sweet Lexi completely unexpectedly. I kissed her for the last time. I cuddled with her for the last time that morning. I saw THAT tongue hanging out for the last time.

It’s hard to believe it’s already been 2 years since that horrible day. I still hate today. I hate the days leading up to today. I get so anxious about how I’ll feel. I can still play it out in my mind like it was yesterday.

Today was a little different than last year. I woke up with a sense of contentment. Tears came, but still feel content. Knowing she left at the high of her life. There was no declining health, no decisions to be made. Her personality still shines through the pictures I have of us. I still think of her every time I see a butterfly. It’s crazy because my niece, Penny, has started chasing butterfly shadows, just like Lexi did.

She is the dog who is responsible for me being the crazy dog lady, my love of flat noses and everything that comes with it. The snoring. The snorting. She makes me so grateful that she wasn’t a morning person and made that a requirement for my next dog. (Pugsleigh is an absolute wild child in the mornings and Levi wants to eat too early.) She taught me the unconditional love of dogs.

I could go on and on about my princess, but I won’t. I’m just grateful for the 7 years, 6 months, and 12 days I had with her.

Hug your 4-legged babies tight today and everyday.

RIP baby girl. Mom loves and misses you. Hope you are having the best day. Lots of c-o-o-k-i-e-s. And toast.


World’s worst morning person

Sitting at her favorite place – also happened to be the least stable.

Still drugged post surgery. haha. Totally looks high.

Last picture I have of her. In my truck. Always trying to help. 

Me and my princess. What a fatty. 🙂