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Saturday, March 30, 2013

Who's Your Celebrity Doppelgänger?

Home-buying and wedding-planning is all a little heavy, so I need to take a bloggy break and focus on some fluff. You don't mind, do you? Thanks.

Saw this post on the Weddingbee boards recently and it made me think about Pete and all his famous (and famously-handsome!) lookalikes!

Do strangers stop you on the street to say, "OMG you look so much like FILLINTHEBLANK!"? If so, who? Who would play your significant other or BFF in a movie? Who'd play you? Here's who'd play Pete:

Dan from Gossip Girl (whose name escapes me, but he'll always be Dan from Gossip Girl, no?):

Or Brad Piasley (sans cowboy hat -- and, sadly, sans guitar):

But Pete would probably prefer I say Landon Donovan. If you don't know who Landon Donovan is, I envy you and your blissfully soccer-free lifestyle. He's a super-mega-Olympic-MLS soccer star. He also has a receding hairline, so I HOPE he doesn't look like Pete! Haha. Behold:

 Good body, though. :)

And of course, here's who'd play moi:
Come on. Did you even have to ask?
Happy Easter!!! xo

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Food Wars!!!

It's so true -- times of high stress can really highlight the cracks in a relationship. Pete and I are in the midst of purchasing our first home, and the one minor fray in the otherwise strong fabric of our union has become MUCH more fragile as we prepare to live together for the first time...

We're in the midst of a war... a FOOD WAR!!!

Co-purchasing a home is so exciting, and we're a great team when it comes to MOST chores, so I know I shouldn't complain about the one thing we DO argue about. But the thought of planning and preparing meals that we'll both eat and enjoy has my stomach in knots.

I'm hyper-healthy with a sensitive stomach (I'd be glad to eat steamed veggies and whole-wheat pasta every.single.night.) And Pete's junkie, hydrogenated-oil-filled preferences make me gag. He's also SO picky, his own PCP recently diagnosed him underweight and prescribed "MORE CALORIES PLEASE!"
One woman's lunch is another man's "gag."
Another thing... Pete can't cook. And trying to teach him frustrates the bejesus out of me. Not that I'm Bobby Flay, but I imagine I'll be the sole meal planner-preparer. Unless I want to eat boxed mac n' cheese for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or Pop Tarts. He's pretty good at making Pop Tarts. And Pete's teacher schedule allows him WAY more time at home than my 9-to-5... so there's that. HE should be the one to take the reigns on the home front, no? But he can't since I hate the food he "makes."

Breakfast is served! Yum??
Ugh.. welcome to our FOOD WAR!!! Marrieds (or "living-togethers") -- how did/do you manage night-and-day meal preferences? Who does more cooking in your home? Any light (and I mean any!) you could shed may save Pete and I from the brink of #divorce! Help?

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Hello, World!

My plan is to completely ignore my long silence and immediately launch into everything that's been keeping me from blogging recently. K? K.

NEW JOB:
Long story short -- I hated my last gig. I love my new one. #HappyDance
This should totally go on my new desk.

NEW HOME:
Long story short -- Pete and I have not moved in yet. We're not leaving Cinnaminson. We have four (4!) bathrooms. #HappyPARADE
Our actual home. In all its beige-and-blue awesomeness.
NEW DRESS:
Long story short -- I found my wedding dress! And it's wasn't painful! And my sis and mom accompanied me and I didn't want to kill them. Win-win-win.
My dress TOTALLY looks like this. ON OPPOSITE DAY!
NEW MOH DUTIES:
My sissy is engaged, too! I'm her MOH and have been busy researching her May 2014 par-tay as well. #BarneyBags. 
Can YOU guess sissy's color palate?
Too. Many. CHANGES! All good, though. Oh -- that reminds me, I'm supposed to design/order our Save the Dates this morning. #MoneyHemorrhage.

Have you ever been through so many life changes in so few weeks? My head is spinning... with excitement!! xo