Tuesday, March 24, 2009

busting out of the (fashion) closet

I've been hiding it from you.
Not purposely, just quietly.
You graciously never asked, and I conveniently never told.
But my secret is eating me up from the inside.

What I do.
For a living.
Or rather, used to do.
Now try still to do, but not doing all that well.
This time of self-doubt, this time of examining, questioning, re-evaluating, has given birth to something bigger than me.

So here and now, in this time of silent desperation, I am compelled to reveal all.
It insists on busting out, breaking away from the comfy, dark covers of false modesty and hidden vanity, heedless of the shame and mockery that might follow.

There is a story wants to be told.

A story accompanied by numerous photographs of great humouristic value.


Follow me, dear friends, from blogger bride to model blogger, if you wish.


Thursday, March 19, 2009

sharing the love

A long, long time ago, I got this from Elizabeth at Love and Marriage.

These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

This from Cyd at The Sweetest Occasion.

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. Nominate at least 10 blogs which show great attitude and/or gratitude.
3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to this post and to the person from whom you received the award.

This from Stephanie at Gossip.Style.Wed.

The Uber Amazing Blog Award is a blog award given to sites who:

- inspire you
- make you smile and laugh
- give you amazing information
- are a great read
- have an amazing design

The rules of this award are:

Put the logo on your blog or post
Nominate at least 5 blogs that for you are Uber Amazing!
Let them know that they have received this Uber Amazing award by commenting on their blog

Share the love and link to this post and to the person you received your award from.

And again, from Abbie at A Glimpse of the Girl Next Door

Thank you thank you thank you blogger friends!

And so, in my lazy crazy I'm not-really-here way, I'm awarding a "choose your own award out of the above" to the following blogs who were the first ones who inspired me, assisted me, made me think and wonder and feel not so all alone in the frothy world of bridal blogging:

A Desert Fete
A Girl and Her Blog
Baby Picture This
East Side Bride
Eight Years in the Making
From Diamonds to Vows
Girl Learning Along the Way
London Bride
Lovely Morning
Mother and Bride
Peacock Feathers and Diamond Rings
Peonies and Polaroids
Project Subrosa
P.S. I Love This
Ruby Slippers
The Broke-Ass Bride
The Day After
The Sweetest Occasion

And the non-bride bloggers I escaped to, in order to talk about other junk and hopefully retain sanity.

Being Brazen
Confessions of a Minister's Wife
Dancefloor Tragedy
Gossip.Style.Wed. (I wasn't sure where to put you dear Stephanie!)
The Cwtch

Love = shared.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Tomorrow I'm going in for Lasik corrective eye surgery.
I'm squeamish at the best of times.
Here goes.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

a lovely morning indeed

The lovely Kristina from this lovely blog just made my day.

What a honey.
Metro Chic.
I'm so ahead of the curve now.

Thank you Kristina!