April 27, 2012

Fluff balls!

Today Aleksander and I went to visit my brother in laws parents. His mom is a cat lady! She breeds Persian cats and participates in cat shows as well. So since we can't have cats because of Aleksander's allergies I sat myself down in the cat room and let them climb all over me and beg for loving!!! I think she has about 11 at the moment, (but she usually has more).
I decided to try and take picture of the kitties. It was really hard to get good shots because all they wanted was to be rubbed and scratched.
Funny how little balls of fur can make your day so much better!

(I used my phone camera, and instagram)

April 23, 2012

What I think I do

Everyone has seen those "What I think I do" photos. Right? If not here are some examples.

Here is my interpretation on my life. As depressing as it may seem I think it's pretty funny, and not 100% true, yet at the same time its also very spot on. (I didn't get all fancy and make a single collage, I was kinda lazy, and it's almost "cuddle with hubby before bedtime" time)


What my friends think I do

What my mom thinks I do

What society thinks I do

What I think I do

 What I really do

Good night everyone!

April 18, 2012

Here comes the bride!!

Well not yet! Our second wedding or renewal of the vows, isn't until June 16th! I am so excited!!! I have been planning this wedding for over a year now and now that the date is getting closer I feel like I haven't planned anything and I have a million and one things to do. Luckily I have done this before, catering and setting up for weddings, so that much I am not worried about. I know exactly what is needed and how to set things up, what type of food we need and how to keep it warm, the stressful part is that on the day of i cant be in charge, I should be enjoying myself right? I wonder how many brides actually are carefree on their wedding days and really not behind the scenes making sure everything runs smoothly. I remember all the wedding I have helped with and the bride is total BRIDE-ZILLA!!!

Besides, my dad is flying in from San Diego, (with a bunch of goodies that I have begged for) and both he and I have worked many weddings together. He knows his stuff and is great in the kitchen! I trust his opinion on this sort of thing 100%

So here are the main planning details/ideas!

Dress: I just ordered my dress online and it should be here in 3-4 weeks. I know buying online may seem sketchy but this website has been a big hit with brides in Norway and everyone has been pleased, plus you can give them your own custom sizes and they'll make it to your size for an extra 20 bucks. Cheap, fast delivery and beautiful! This is the one I got but in white, not cream/tan like in the pic:

Isn't it beautiful!!! The price I mean! $169.00!!! The cheapest dresses in Norway run for about 12,000 nok, which is around $1,800. AND....they're mostly all strapless which is no fun for big busted women. So that's why I fell in love with this one. its classy, beautiful and well priced! And its customized to fit ME!!

I will have a tiara, a simple one from ebay, and my hair will be up as well. (Just scheduled my hair and makeup appointment). I'm ordering a veil as well, but not sure if it'll be too much with the tiara and all. I'll try it on, and if it seems "not me" then I'll go without it.

This is the tiara from ebay

Hopefully the tiara will look good with this hairstyle

Shoes: I don't like super high heels, and I dont like my toes sticking out, besides, that would require a pedicure and that is hella expensive! So Im going bright and getting these!!!

Bouquet: My two colors are lime green and turquoise, so its only right that my bouquet be those colors too!

 As far as the tables go, I want blue table covers, and green napkins which I still need to buy. There is this hardware store that is close to home that sell table covers but they are only open on Thursdays, so I will go tomorrow and see what options I have, but these are my place cards.

Flowers are really expensive here, so I won't have flower centerpieces instead I will have these:


 My amazing and great friend Jenna is making my wedding cake, she is an amazing baker! She even has her own blog called Shove it in your face!

As far as flavors go, I don't want the typical strawberry, or rasberry filling. I want something fresh and subtle and goes good with buttercream yum!!!. So Jenna helped me decide on peach!
This is what I want the cake to look like, except I will add different colored flowers and it will only be a 3 tiered cake instead of 4.

Food: We will have what is known as koldtbord; literally translated it mean cold table. Which is cold food, like cold pastas, hams, roast beef, salads...etc. And we will also have Mexican food. Something simple and yummy like fajitas, and make some red mexican rice, and we will also have Norwegian stew for those not brave enough to try the fajitas.

We plan on getting a dj, also giving him a list of mexican songs that should be played and fun to dance too!

I am making 2 maybe 3 piñatas as well! I think it'd be different for the Norwegian folk who are coming to try something fun like hitting a piñata!

I have many things to do and to figure out still. I got the main things down but there are always the small details that make a big difference that need to be planned. I also need to make a schedule and back up plans, such as where we will go to take our pictures. Bergen, is known for its rain, so you can never be too sure, not even in the summer.

I am super excited, mainly since it's me planning it all by myself! Who needs wedding planners?! pfft!

April 10, 2012

On those rain days...

Bergen is the city of rain, and although I live right outside of Bergen on the island of Askøy we still get the icky weather most of the time. I have been here for 2 years now and even then I have not gotten used to enjoying being out in the rain. I prefer to stay inside. That can get pretty boring, so its up to myself to entertain myself, whether it be crocheting, knitting, drawing, movies or whatever. This past week I worked harder than a chinese sweatshop sewing tote bags and customized kindle covers!
I have sewn several things before, so I would like to share my creations with you today!

Custom kindle cover, You can find the patter and instruction to make your own at Chica and Jo's

This tote bage is simple and very cute! Here is the free pattern jcarolinecreative

 These other creations were done before Christmas as presents and I cannot for the life of me find the patterns to give to you. Sorry.

So as you can see I have been busy on the sewing machine! I like sewing but could never be a tailor, I get frustrated a lot with all the string and or when it gets jammed or the measurements don't come out right. But it is fun for when it's raining and your husband is playing World of Warcraft and you're left with nothing to do!

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