It’s been a few days since I last posted any updates, mainly because there hasn’t been much to update on. But I DID order our invitations! Which is a huge weight off the shoulders – and I’ll share them with you at some point (I don’t want to ruin the surprise of getting them in the mail 🙂 )
Otherwise, Robert and I have been taking it easy, not really doing any projects and giving ourselves some time to relax, since from now until our wedding, we will only be available for, I think, four or five weekends! With trips, parties, showers, and other weddings, we are totally booked, but it’ll make the time go by faster (which at this point, I don’t know if that’s a good thing, given how much is left to do!)
For now, I’ll just share a little bit of what we’ve been up to 🙂
Last weekend, Robert picked up mussels (6 lbs!!!) from Costco for dinner, so we cleaned them, steamed them and ate them, and they were yummy, but we obviously had about 3 lbs of them left, so we saved them and planned to make a pasta sauce with them – that hasn’t happened and it’s been almost a week – I think we ought to pass on those!! 🙂
We had already started eating at this point, but you get the idea 🙂
Yummy garlic wine sauce – if Robert ever decides to move away from Engineering – Culinary arts would definitely be another option!
Way back when we first got engaged, we attended a Bridal Show here in Richmond, where we won passes to Williamsburg Winery for their Reserve tasting. We finally decided to use it on Saturday! Of course we stopped at the outlets along the way and scored some great deals on new clothes 🙂 I took a few pictures at the Winery and had some fun in Photoshop giving them a cool feel (or just making them visible, since a flash in a celler doesn’t work well…)
On Monday night, I had the pleasure of hosting my monthly Book Club meeting (name TBD at this point) with ten or so lovely ladies and plenty of wine! Robert and I cleaned like crazy on Sunday so I figured it was the perfect moment to snap some pictures of what we’ve done so far to the downstairs
The Great Room – the sofa on the right is usually facing the TV, but for parties, moving it just makes traffic flow better
Great room and morning romo – all cleaned up! We got lots of compliments on the blue and brown, but lots of agreement that the kitchen has to be something light and neutral (you know, when we get there 🙂 )
The morning room at dusk 🙂 Oh – and the wine! and I’m pretty sure it was all gone at the end of the night
The kitchen – and the gorgeous flowers from my fiance 🙂 Note the hurricane with the corks and candles…………………..
And this is what happens if you put candles in a hurricane filled with corks and don’t keep your eye on it 🙁 Yes, the corks went up in flames, broke the hurricane, and made the downstairs looks like a night club with all the smoke. Luckily, one of the girls saw it happen (even though we all heard the pop of the glass breaking) and yelled something to the effect of “FIRE!” so I got up faster than I probably ever have and dumped it into the sink, with the help of some book club ladies. It smelled to high heaven and, of course, ruined a hurricane, but nothing other than my thumb was harmed (and even then, it’s just a small burn). Of course, before he left, Robert said “I’m not sure that’s a good idea – make sure it doesn’t catch on fire.” and who walks in the door five minutes after the small fire? Yep – Robert. I hid it for a bit but he finally caught on with all the giggles 🙂
For those of you who read Young House Love, this is an idea I got from John and Sherry. I may email them the picture and warn them of the hazards of corks and flames (who’da thought wood could burn so fast??!?……sheesh)
That’s all I’ve got for you for now, but hopefully soon there will be something more exciting, like our wedding rentals or something to that affect 🙂 But definitely no more fires!