Sunday, October 24, 2010

{Workout Diary} Insanity - Fit Test

So if you are like me and like to watch fitness commercials and infomercials from the comfort of your couch/bed then you know about the new Insanity program, right? Well. My good ole' buddy Gwen decided to get me roped into it. I've done workouts from its sister workout, P90X, and I loved them but never did the enter program bc I do other stuff at the gym too. What I liked about Insanity is you don't need weights or resistance bands, it is just full-blown cardio and it uses your own weight to do the toning. Since cardio has always been my down-fall, I was intrigued. So Gwen and I are doing it. The whole program. Just for fun? Maybe. To fit in our clothes a little better? Most Likely. Maybe a little wedding motivation going on? More me than her BUT I always am up for trying something new at the gym so she didn't have to do much convincing...

I did the fit test this morning (gotta love Ironbound Gym) and decided to keep more of a video blog in addition to tracking it on here. (Also an excuse to play more with my macbook pro...there is still so much I haven't used on this freaking thing!) DISCLAIMER: These videos will not be pretty so Im just warning you...haha!


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TIMBERRRRRRRRR!!!! (House Update)

Friday was a big day for us! WE BEGAN CLEARING OUR LOT!!!! After all this time and back and forth and stress and wondering if it EVER WAS GOING TO HAPPEN.....well it did :) We couldn't be more excited. We are at that illusive light at the end of the tunnel.


Since the lot is so big it will take a few days to clear all the underbrush and trees that we need to but I am going to take pictures of the progress.




Halfway down our future driveway! Whole lotta' trees!

More of the driveway...

Not too much going on but SO stoked to see something happening. Too early to pitch a tent out there? Yes?

Hope you had a FABULOUS weekend!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Hi! (Its me, Mousse!)

Hi people! 

I have had the BEST past couple days! Mom and Dad took me out to our land to mark for our new house! I LOVE going out there! SO many sticks, so little time..........................sorry! I was thinking about that huge tree that fell over......i wonder if it is still out there........ahem! anyway! They were staking out where the house is going to go and the site plan will finally be sent over to the county for approval! They hope to clear by the end of the month! So exciting for all of us!! WAHOO!





It all couldn't come soon enough! You want to see a sneak peak of the house!?


This is the site plan!  

It is kinda hard to tell but this is the front elevation!! 

This is the first floor...as you walk into the front door the kitchen is to the right, the living room and stairs to go up is to the left and straight back are two bedrooms.  

This is the second floor! As you walk up the stairs, the master bedroom is to the left and another bedroom is to the right. The coolest part? There is a balcony that is open below to the living room. I think that mom and dad are more excited about the house though....I am more excited about the yard! 3 1/2 acres??! I won't see the house for like two weeks. 

ANYWAY!! 


Dad got me some new toys! You wanna see em'?

 This one used to be a braided fleece kinda thing. Not sure but i LOVE playing tug-o-war with it! 

 This is another tug-o-war favorite!! (Plus you can see a little bit of the other toy scattered beside it haha!)


And the every but of wonderful tennis ball!! MY FAV THING EVER. Dad was cool enough to get me a HUGE one that even had a squeaker inside! Those squeaker things drive me CRAZY! I had to get it out....well....it doesn't squeak anymore so my job here is done. 


Talk to you all soon! 

xoxo
MOUSSE

Sunday, October 3, 2010

{The Inspiration Behind} Our Save The Date postcard

We FINALLY sent our save the dates this past week! YAY! Wanna know a little secret? I FRIGGIN LOVE THEM. 

My dad and I made these together and let me tell you, I have never laughed so hard. We took the movie poster from "Muscle Beach Party" and photoshopped our families heads on the characters. That bearded man holding the lady at the top? Thats my dad and mom. The two ladies holding up the guy at the top? Jasons mom, Peggy, and Gwen holding up Jasons dad, Mark. The girl balancing the beach ball on the side? Sarah. The girl inside that beach ball? Shelly. The couple at the bottom? Me and Jason. OH and the dog on the surfboard? MOUSSE MAN. I mean really. I cant help but giggle at the thing. 

Another cool little feature? The stamps! (not seen here) I took one of our engagement pictures by the lovely miss ashley and went to zazzle and made stamps. yeah. its amazing the things you can do nowadays. 

To be honest the idea was just a brainchild between my dad and I. I wanted them to look like a concert poster at first but then quickly changed my mind! Im so happy I did! 

Oh and if this is the first time stopping by the blog, welcome! I will be updating with wedding details, house details, our little adventures and maybe the few annoying stories about our dog. Sorry we are just those kinda people that like to talk about our dog :) I hope you start checking in and following! 

(if you havent watched the beach party movies from the early sixties you are missing out...i mean. seriously. they are so crazy)  

Friday, October 1, 2010

HAPPY OCTOBER!


I left the house this morning and it was finally COLD! There was that fall chill to the air and everything....I just love this month because its the kick start to the holiday season for me. Halloween (fav) is this month along with Jason and I's Annual Halloween BASH!! Next will be my bday (Nov 13th), Thanksgiving and then its around the corner to Christmas and New Years! WHEW! I LOVE IT!

I am gonna go light my fall harvest candle and contemplate making pumpkin bread. mmmmmmmmm!

xoxo
PEARL

*Photo Courtesy of HerCreativeSpirit*

Wedding Inspiration


I have seen these profiled here and there throughout blogland so i decided to make one for Jason and mines wedding because i have a SERIOUS amount of pics that i have copied and pasted into my computer to keep my creative juices flowing for the wedding. Looking through all those pictures, I realized that I have had a ton of ideas for this wedding and only have a few stuck around. Which made me realize thatI have learned a few fun things over the past 8 months of being engaged (!!!) so i though i would share them:

1) With long engagements, you tend to change your mind alot with the miles and miles of information at your fingertips for wedding planning. Def. not a bad thing because you are just throwing your ideas around at first. When we first started planning I had a image in my head of the wedding. The image is the same now except i have more colors (im not a matchy-matchy kinda person and well, Jason? He is lucky if he gets a shirt on without holes in them so he could care less) and we are just doing what we want without wondering if people will "get it".

2) One of the first pieces of advice my Mom told me when we first got engaged was "ITS YOUR WEDDING. Dont try and make anyone happy but you and Jason. Do what you want and everyone will love it." Ive heard this advice before and Ive read about it in magazines and blogs and it hasnt really sunk in until recently. Jason and I wanted this wedding to be a party. Be FUN. Reflect both of us, not only individually but as a couple. So that is our mantra for the whole thing. We are doing it because we want to and we think the whole thing is gonna be a blast.

3) family, family, family. When it comes down to it? That is what is ALL about. Jason and I consider our friends a part of our family too so its all the same. When doing our guest list we carefully considered who we knew would be a part of our lives for a long, loooooong time. When we were done with it and looked over the list, i realized that every name i saw typed out was our family and who we wanted to experience the coolest day of our lives with. (Jason looked at it and said "looks like a kick ass party to me!") The most important thing isnt the colors of the dresses or what kind of "cake" we are gonna have but its about celebrating the choice that Jason and I made to spend our lives together. That is pretty awesome. Who better to surround you than family?

4) MUSIC. Seriously. The playlist is hard. I was going to include in the RSVP a section to where all of our guests can put down a song or two that they wanted to hear but I quickley vetoed that once i realized that just between Jason and I, we have almost 250 songs on our playlist. Its only October! We have many more months of hearing songs and going "OH OH! I LOVE THAT SONG!" or Jason texting me after a few bud lights telling me to add Children of the Sun to the list. So I have decided what the hardest part of this entire wedding is going to cutting down the playlist. (Either that or have a 10 hour reception....hmmm.)

5) I have learned that being engaged is just awesome. I love everytime someone asks me to see my ring and tell the story behind it. I love annoying Jason with how many days until our wedding (232). Most of all i love thinking about the feeling i will have once i can actually call him my husband. Its so cool. <3

have a GREAT WEEKEND!!!!!!!
xoxo
PEARL

THIS IS HILARIOUS!



this just cemented my love for justin timberlake. i had a fun little crush before but its final now.