Last week seemed like a blur. I didn’t really realize just how much I had going on throughout the week until, well it got to Friday and I still hadn’t blogged in a couple days. I had some unexpected extra work going on at work so I’m hoping to be a bit back on schedule for this week. Being gone for a weekend really throws off my planning schedule for workouts and healthy meals. Preparation is key, my friends!
Not much really to fill you in on as of last week, just a lot of playing catch up. Friday was a chill night in including grilled burgers and brats, homemade sweet potato wedges and of course, my beloved kale chips. It was nice to relax and unwind from a super busy week.
Saturday included a lot of wedding tasks! I am in crunch mode over here (42 days!) trying to get as much done as a I possibly can. We headed to our reception venue to iron out all of the details of the big day. A huge wave of relief happened for me once we were done with the meeting. The meal is selected, the timing is figured out and everything is set to go!
We had a bit of time before my next appointment, so we stopped by Kohl’s to see if we could find gifts for our parents. Luckily, we found just what we were looking for so part 1 of their gift is complete.
We came home for a quick lunch and then I headed to my last appointment…
Yes, I tried a spray tan. But hear me out! It’s not that I necessarily want to look super tan on my wedding day, because I’m not normally super tan and I don’t want to look like a different person HOWEVER, I have an ugly sports bra tan line on my back from earlier this summer and well…my dress is strapless. I think you would agree that a sports bra tan line is unattractive on your wedding day when pretty much the entire ceremony your back is to all of your guests.
There was no way I was getting in a tanning booth so that only left a couple of options. Tanning lotion, which I’m unfamiliar with and could really mess up, or spray tanning. I decided to at least try the spray tanning, see if I looked like a freak, and then decide later if I actually wanted to do it before the big day.
As of right now (after one shower) I shockingly don’t look too much like an oompa loompa. I’m anxious to see what it looks like after a couple of days…I hope it fades evenly!
After coming home, I did even more wedding related tasks (filling out a form to get a certified copy of my birth certificate, contacting people to get them to RSVP, printing off checklists because I’m a crazy person – other brides, I highly suggest this site, and randomly creating a photobooth sign). Around 4, I told Ryan I needed Mexican food for dinner and he happily obliged.
Table side guacamole is a must. Don’t skimp out on it or you’ll be sorry!
After going back and forth between 3 different meals, I finally decided on the steak and portabello mushroom quesadilla. I wasn’t expecting such a hefty quesadilla!
Luckily I had leftovers for lunch…mmm.
After a trip to the grocery store, we headed to Menards to pick up some plywood for a wedding project. Hopefully it will work out!
Then we headed home to do yet another wedding task: assigning tables. I am strongly in favor of weddings having assigned tables. We’ve been to weddings of all kinds (our wedding will be our 15th together in a little over three years!) and I find that you need to give people some sort of direction or you will have super random groups of people sitting together and their personalities won’t match up. We couldn’t finish the tables because some people suck and still haven’t RSVP’d…yeah don’t talk to me about it.
After missing last week, meal plans are back!
Meal Plan July 22-July 28
- Sunday: Crockpot Chicken w/ carrots & red potatoes
- Monday: Fish Tacos
- Tuesday: Thai Fried Quinoa
- Wednesday: Leftovers/eggs (Ryan has his last softball game and I have my hair trial!)
- Thursday: Salmon w/ kale chips & couscous
- Friday: Cookout w/ friends
- Saturday: Don’t know yet!
Hope your weekend has been fun!
Question: Are you a fan of assigned tables at weddings?