Sunday, October 19, 2014

Random Thoughts

What I am loving:  The fall colors and amazing sunsets I've been seeing over the last month.

What I find ridiculous:  The wedding industry.
Having just planned a wedding it is shocking how many vendors jack up the price just because it is a wedding.  Also, I've been watching Say Yes to the Dress.  During one episode where a bride had $2,000 to spend there were comments such as "[her] budget is limited,"  "It's not going to be pretty bling, it's going to be plastic bling," "bride's budget has their hands tied," and "slim line budget, options are really limited."  Eventually they found a dress that would stretch her budget.  The dress was $2600.  That is not stretching a $2000 budget, that is an increase of 30%!  Okay, rant over.

What I am excited about:  Looking at houses and owning instead of renting.  I want to decorate (see what's on my wish list below)!  I am also excited about starting to volunteer with animals again.  I should be walking dogs in a week or two!

What is on my wish list:  Wood working tools, although I'm not sure how much I would really use them, saws make me nervous.  I keep finding awesome DIY projects that I think I could do, but don't have the tools.  Some of those projects are on the blog Love Grows Wild - ladder, menu board, photo clipboards.  Also, Shanty 2 Chic's bench and address wall planter.

What I'm watching:  Favorite new shows are Unlivable and Manhattan Love Story.

What I'm reading:  I just finished .  I read it with my new book club!

What made me smile today:  Haley's spunk this morning due to the cooler weather (it is beautiful today, but pretty chilly with the wind chill).  Walking to the gym and then my Pumpkin Latte from Peet's on the way home.

What are you loving, finding ridiculous, watching, reading or excited about?  What is on your wish list?  What made you smile?

1 comment:

Curtis Jones said...

I have extra tools, how do we get them to ya?