I know that lately I have appeared a bit lazy in regards to my commitment to this blog, but it is not because I do not care. On the contrary, I love being a member. Lately things have changed for me in a big way – well, in many big ways. These changes have taken up a lot of time and also have made a tidal wave of thoughts, which have not come together, until now, to post about.
When I first began the conversation with the other women that would be a part of the creation of this blog, I was a single woman. Today, I am 11 days away from my wedding. This is not just a mentally overwhelming concept, but also time-consuming as we are planning the whole thing ourselves. It is great to have full control and make all of the decisions but also much more work than we ever imagined.
I am sure my next statement will make many of you say that I am crazy, but it is just the reality of what is going on for us right now. This weekend we are moving. Yes, a week from our wedding we are moving. On top of getting everything done for the wedding, we are packing and also having to purchase a bunch of random stuff, like new shelving units, for our new place. Our current apartment looks like an explosion has happened, and we are constantly stressed about making sure we know where everything wedding-related has been placed. We can’t wait to be settled again.
Lastly, and surprisingly, the thing that has felt the most overwhelming to me is that I got a job. Not a freelance job, a real full-time job. This is a big change for me. I have worked freelance for a very long time, and this is a very different lifestyle. We are going to want to start a family in the near future, and now is the time for me to have a consistent paycheck. Don’t get me wrong, I am excited about it, but it is a bit of a big change for me and I hope I transition well.
So, there you have it. The trifecta: wedding; moving; new job.
In a nutshell, I think I am a grown-up!
We are in the process of wedding planning, and any spare moment we have goes to working on the wedding. Being that I work freelance and my fiance has a “normal” job, right now the wedding is my full-time job because I don’t have a gig currently.
Today my focus was on the cake. I say cake loosely as we are leaning towards having cupcakes. If you haven’t seen these modern arrangements, there are a lot of looks to choose from, just like a standard wedding cake. They have these tiered structures to hold the cupcakes, and they are shaped like a cake. Many styles have a small 6 inch cake to go on top, which is used for the cake cutting that occurs at most weddings.
Since we are having a daytime summer wedding, we feel like the cupcake idea is a perfect choice. We are also non-traditional in every way and love making choices a bit outside the box.
The front-runner, flavor wise, is Sprinkles cupcakes, but we are not set on it until we do more research and look around. So I called and called and called and called because this is Los Angeles and there are many, many places that make cupcakes. In fact, as I am looking around, I have even found some that were on “Cupcake Wars.” This may not be exciting to many, but for someone who watches food shows religiously, it is an added plus.
It is overwhelming and exhausting. But I think that describes just about every decision wedding related.
Here is a photo of a style we are considering: