Happy Monday friends! Today is the day! The blog has been renamed RealGirlReviews! I will be giving you real reviews of things I really use, places I really go, books I’ve really read and recipes I’ve really made!
I realized rant had a little negative sound to it so thought hey let’s make this a full facelift not just a reboot!
I have some fun and exciting things planned for you guys and as it gets under way some things may change some may evolve and some may go away. I want you feedback and your reviews of my reviews. This will help to make sure this blog is useful and informative and most of all entertaining!
Thank you for wanting to join me on this journey! Let’s go find stuff to review!!!
I wish I could describe walking down the aisle but there are literally no words. I can tell you I had only string quartet music playing because I selected specific music for every part of the ceremony and our DJ did an amazing job with it. I can tell you that my son walked me down the aisle and that not tripping over my dress was honestly a concern. That thing was huge! I was a big ivory cupcake! I remember catching my grooms eye and nothing else in the world mattered. The ceremony was traditional and short. The ceremony was officiated by a friend of my husband’s. We didn’t write our own vows or anything like that. Just the normal love honor cherish till death do us part kinda thing. The ceremony was a little chilly so we handed out the wedding favor of throw blankets early to keep everyone warm and they were a grand hit. And now here are some pics! I hope you enjoy. I’m also including a link to two of the songs used for the ceremony. My groom entrance and then of course my entrance! It was definitely one of the most amazing moments of my life. I got so emotional but I made it through without crying barely.
If you are on Pinterest you have seen cloud bread. You have been curious about cloud bread. If you haven’t well let me tell you about cloud bread. Haha! I found this link Cloud Bread and decided that I should try it for something a little different than my normal 3 hour bread baking weekend ritual. It seemed like an easy enough task.
I had all the ingredients ready to go!
The one thing I didn’t do was pull out the hand mixer and well my results will tell you that I shouldn’t have been lazy!
I think I did those egg whites some justice with my elbow grease though. Haha! Stuck them in the oven and well magic happened.
They actually looked the way I thought they kind of should. They aren’t quite as fluffy as I was hoping hence I needed the hand mixer.
But upon escape from the oven and a proper cooling phase I was very happy with the taste and thus I will definitely be trying this recipe again! I wish I could describe it properly it tastes like bread just a super light version. Nothing heavy about it at all. These didn’t last long in my house at all.
Thanks Becca for an amazing recipe!
Are you guys actually trying these things you find on Pinterest? May change these posts to “nailed it” type posts in the future.
Once we were engaged and we had chose our venue, the next step was to chose who would stand beside us while we said I do to each other. It was easy for me to choose those girls that would stand beside me. My sister of course to be my Matron of Honor, three of my closest friends (seriously I have been friends with these girls since we were 12 years old), and then my new nieces would be my Junior Bridesmaid and my flower girl. Simple lineup huh? But how to ask. There is pin after pin on Pinterest of how to “ask” your girls or even the guys. I’ll do a post on how we did that later. Anyway, I had to come up with an idea and I came up with a plan but I needed my ever talented mother’s help. Here is the picture that lead to my inspiration.
I decided I wanted to do cookies and ask them in a really fun way. Here are the cookie cutters that I found online to make them.
We ordered the cookie cutters and my sweet amazing mother that can make anything said that she would help me. She found an amazing cookie recipe and the royal icing recipe so that she could make my vision come to life.
I purchased these awesome pens that allowed me to write on the royal icing and make it actually legible. So when the cookies were lined up they have the girls name and say “Jennifer Will You Be My” and then the dress is symbol for bridesmaid. And lastly the bell has the date of our wedding. We used the peach and grey that are our wedding colors. There will be another post talking about colors shortly.
I did the bells myself and I did all of the lettering. I did some of the piping on my heart with the girls’ names and my mommy did like everything else. I try to be a doer and I totally would have done all of this myself but well I’m not as talented as my mommy!
I wrote each girl a personal note about why I would like her to be my bridesmaid and how much she means to me And then I put the note on top and sealed up the boxes. Oh and the cookies were delicious by the way.
For my younger girls, I found a smaller box and “asked them to by my girls” with a ring pop and an official on one knee proposal. I’m lucky that everyone accepted and the fun is getting better and better. I’m so blessed to have my friends and family that want to share in this special experience with us.
No matter how you choose to ask those special people in your life to stand with you, just remember that it is supposed to be a fun time and when choosing those that are going to stand beside you, just pick those that will make sure that you have a fun time and enjoy the process.
If I won the lottery today oh the things I could think. Powerball today is like $200 million or something. So what would I do with $100 million you know roughly after taxes. Well I can say for sure the wedding and especially the honeymoon would get kicked up a notch. Think flowing champagne and personal butler at the resort for the week long honeymoon.
Our home would be paid off and a bigger home would be purchased.
I’d like to say I would keep working but that’s a big ol lie! I would for sure take at least the rest of the year off. I would write more, I would volunteer, I would spend time with friends and family. Lots of trips to everywhere. I hope that my heart would stay the same. I hope I would be able to do some good for my community, my family and my friends. And my one big splurge right away spend would be some good ol Louis luggage and the purse I have been waiting for like my whole life!
Ok so it’s so hard to win the lottery the odds are ridiculous but a girl can dream! And dreaming I shall do!