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Oh So Beautiful Paper Contest!

So I know that I was contest crazy a while back, and so I really haven’t gotten into one in a while.  Buuuuuuuuut this one is too good to pass up, and it gives me a reason to create another inspiration board.  I really have a blast looking at inspiration boards.  There is really nothing better.  They are FUN!  So be sure you check out this contest that is being held at Oh So Beautiful Paper which has you take a gander at the Delphine Press stationery line  and use one of their invitations in an inspiration board.  You could win 150 letterpressed Save The Date cards.  How fun!

I whipped one up and sent it in right away so that I couldn’t obsess about it for more than 20 minutes.  Here’s mine…


So what are you waiting for?  Head over to the contest, check out the details, and get cracking!  Contest ends on July 3rd!

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One more time for the cheap seats in the back!



No, this is not me surrounded by my bridesmaids.  It’s the rocking 80’s hair band, Europe.  I am featuring them today because………..IT’S THE FINAL COUNTDOWWWWWWWN!!!!

Okay ladies and gents.  It’s go time.  If I have entertained you at all, then please do me a favor.  We are now in the FINAL ROUND for the Kathlin Argiro Bridesmaid contest.  If you would go to vote and pick my board (number three!), I would be eternally grateful.  So would my bridesmaids.  They are all rather lovely people and definitely deserve a free beautiful dress.  Please vote.  Every single vote counts.  Please…I’m groveling…it’s pathetic…make it stop by voting!  🙂  Thanks!

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Quick update…

I’ve got too much on my plate over the next four days, so I’m going to sum things up here quickly and then get to tackling my “to do” list.


I wish I was this girl with delicious little cakes and pies on her plate.  But I’m not.  This is what I’ve got…

First, the Weddingbee contest for the bridesmaid dress give away is still going on.  We have until Sunday to get as many votes as possible.  Right now, we need to more than double our votes to bump out first place!  My girls and I are dealing with this as if it were a competitive sport…kinda fun, yet it took over my entire life when I realized that people at work were having difficulties voting since we are all on the same server.  People have to vote from home, which is difficult as people forget or maybe don’t have a computer at home.  (GASP)  Either way, we have 75ish votes, and first place has 170ish votes.  Keep voting.  You can vote here.  Thanks!

Second:  I have an interview tomorrow with a really fantastic school district.  I am nervous and intimidated.  I need to focus and prepare.  I’ve taken the entire day off tomorrow.  I don’t know what I am going to say, and I certainly don’t know what I’m going to wear!  Eeeeeeps!  Wish me luck!  FINITO!

Third:  I have a little paper due today for my class.  It’s in “polishing mode”.  I need to finish it up pronto. FINITO!

Fourth:  I have a group project that is going to be presented in class on Sunday.  I am needing to put some serious effort into this.  I haven’t done much yet….ehgldjfsdlkfjdsljfasdlkfjsdlfjdslkf.  I hate group projects.  FINITO!

Fifth:  This weekend is an on-campus meeting for my distance education co-hort.  If I’ve failed to mention in my ramblings, I am in currently earning my masters degree in library and information science….basically to be a librarian.  Either way, giving up my entire weekend for class is NOT my idea of fun.  FINITO!

6th:  I need to grade papers.  I’ve neglected to do so for my students for like….2 weeks. 

7th:  I need to give my principal my lesson plans for next week.  We are all being spot evaluated.  FANTASTIC.  I love scrutiny. FINITO!

Okay, I’m off to work on these!  I think as I finish them, I will put a nice big fucking line through each of them.  That will make me feel better.  Byeeeeeeeeee!

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Everyone needs a good duck…


Duck!  I SAID DUCK!  Okay, so I need your help readers.  You know how I am constantly entering contests?  And you know how I’ve been fairly lucky so far?  Well now I need that luck to pull through again.  I entered the contest on Weddingbee.com recently to win bridesmaid dresses from Kathlin Argiro, a fantastic designer!  To enter, you needed to make an inspiration board featuring one of her dresses and send it in. 

What is an inspiration board, you say?  Oh my…they are all the good things of a wedding vision wrapped up in some sort of lay out.  My favorite place to find yummy inspiration boards is Style Me Pretty.  They frequently feature inspiration boards that put together color combination and design details that will make your skirt fly up.  Check them out on my blog roll.  Here are a few of my favorites:


I love the lovely candleglow and greens in the one above.  Siiigggghhh…


I love love love this one because I love love love Sofia Capola’s Marie Antoinette.  There’s something about the coquettishness and decadence of this film that makes my nerves stand on end.  I drive my fiance crazy because I will pop this movie into the dvd player whenever I am left alone in the living room for more than four minutes.  My rule is that once it’s in, it has to play in its entirety…


Oh Gawd….”Vintage Art Deco” is the name of this inspiration board, and it just made me orgasm.  I love art deco! 

Anyhoo, I had never created an inspiration board of my own, so I thought this would be a fun opportunity to try.  The inspiraiton board at the top of this post is what I sent in.  Not bad for a first attempt, but knowing what other inspiration boards look like, I had no expectations that mine would even come close to winning.

Buuuuuuuuuuuut….Yesterday Weddingbee posted the top 8 inspiration boards for members to peruse.  AND GUESS WHO IS LUCKY BOARD NUMBER SEVEN.  THAT’S RIGHT!!!!  MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!  MWA HA HA HA HA!

Whoa.  That was uncalled for.  My appologies…The fact that my inspiration board made it to the final eight makes me laugh embarassedly…If you look at the other finalist inspiration boards  and then look at mine, you will see a marked difference.  Mine kinda looks like the kindergarten finger paint picture that was hung up in a museum gallery amongst masterpieces.  Seriously, I’m not really sure why I’m a finalist.  My helpful and loving fiance said, “Maybe they only had eight entries.”  Thanks for the reality check, love.  For that remark, I promptly made him log on and vote for my board. 

His question, along with others, was, “Why is there a duck?”  Why CAN’T there be a duck?  The duck is cute!  The duck was the perfect shade of yellow!  The duck stays!  I also think the duck might win me sucker points when people are like aww….they let that special girl be one of the finalists…DON’T WE ALL LIKE TO ROOT FOR THE UNDERDOG?  Well this is the underduck…or the underbride…or whatever…

It should go without saying, but I’ll say it anyways…my bridesmaids are FANTASTIC women.  Three of them are teachers and one is an accountant.  NONE of them are rich, and ALL of them are deserving of a free bridesmaid dress.  So even if you are sitting there thinking, “This bitch has won enough…”, just remember, it’s not for me!  I’m selfless!  Not really, but I get nadda out of this!  Only bragging rights…(I do love me some good bragging rights…)

But please!  If you have a spare 10 seconds today, go to the contest page and vote for my board, number seven….the goofy duck board.  And if you have 10 more spare seconds, get someone else to vote.  Get your neighbor!  Get your post man!  Get your granny!  Thank ya!

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