Monday, January 25, 2010

final menu!

After much thought we have decided on our final menu. On July 10th, the biggest day of my life (thus far) we will be serving a pasta dinner. The menu includes pasta with either marinara sauce or a marinara meat sauce, the Olive Garden salad (my fav.) and homemade bread. Our caterer will provide someone to fix our guests plates as they walk through the line to get their food. I was a little nervous about having a sit down dinner just because I'm afraid there won't be enough seats for everyone. By having a line, it will allow our guests to come and go as they please. Some people might prefer to talk, some might start dancing while others will be ready to eat.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Wedding Cake

Yesterday we meet with our wedding cake designer. This is what my cake will be influenced by. I think it's so beautiful. B also picked out his grooms cake which will be a basketball with the University of Kentucky logo on it.

This is my topper

Only 169 days ya'll

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wedding Invitations

I'm so excited to announce I got my wedding invitations tonight!!! We found them at Target last week and it was love at first sight. We loved the colors, we loved how many you got in each box and most importantly... we loved the price! I figured we would just get them closer to the wedding date until we stopped in Target tonight only to find that they were on sale for $5 less than they were last week making them only $14.99 per box. We bought all 4 boxes that they had which totalled to 200 invitations. This picture isn't the best quality but it's all I could find.
I love wedding planning!

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Sorry ya'll for being MIA lately. To be honest my blog is the last thing I have been thinking about. But in the mean time I have got a lot of wedding stuff done lately. We have completed our Save-The-Dates and they are sitting by the door to be sent out. I'll probably wait until Feb.

Secondly, I have bought the bubbles and pink ribbon to be tied around the neck of the bottle. I haven't done it yet but I'm going to start working on them this afternoon.
Thirdly, we have got an estimated guest list and most addresses. Which I feel like is a HUGE thing in the wedding planning process.
I'm feeling much more accomplished than I have been feeling!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Pioneer Woman

I have read Ree Drummond's blog for almost a year now. I was ever so excited when I recived her cookbook for Christmas from a dear friend of mine. I HIGHLY recommend you all checking her website out at: She has wonderful recipes and such a sweet stories about falling in love with her cowboy husband and her adorable children, inwhich she homeschools. My favorite thing about the actual cookbook is that all the photos in the book she took herself... and they are amazing. The other night I tried one of the recipes from the book and I have to share with you!
Chicken Spaghetti:
2 cups Cooked Chicken
3 cups Dry Spaghetti, Broken Into Two Inch Pieces
2 cans Cream Of Mushroom Soup
2 cups Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
¼ cups Finely Diced Green Pepper
¼ cups Finely Diced Onion
1 jar (4 Ounce) Diced Pimentos, Drained
2 cups Reserved Chicken Broth From Pot
1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
⅛ teaspoons (to 1/4 Teaspoon) Cayenne Pepper
Salt And Pepper, to taste
1 cup Additional Grated Sharp Cheddar Cheese
Preparation Instructions
Cook 1 cut up fryer and pick out the meat to make two cups. Cook spaghetti in same chicken broth until al dente. Do not overcook. When spaghetti is cooked, combine with remaining ingredients except additional 1 cup sharp cheddar.
Place mixture in casserole pan and top with remaining sharp cheddar. Bake on 350 degrees for 45 minutes until bubbly

This picture was taken from her website!!!
GO GO GO check her out, I promise you won't regret it.
I hope you all are having a wonderful week.