It was another packed wedding weekend combined with moving the fiance out of his apartment and into the new house! However, we have lots to do before we actually are sleeping there. He'll be all settled in there before me, but even so...LOTS of cleaning and painting!
Rewind to Thursday: Rehearsal Dinner Time!
My roommate from college, Erin, got married this past Friday and I was one of her bridesmaids.
Rehearsal Dinner - Me, Erin, and my roommate/other bridesmaid (she was also a roomie in college)The wedding was at a hotel in Manchester, NH. They had a beautiful ceremony...
(I am the middle bridesmaid, aka the tall one haha...I'm only 5'6" but the other two were cute shorties!)
Bridal Party! I LOVED these dresses:Again I am in the middle.
Sometimes I feel like hotel wedding food is less than thrilling, but I was really liking the selections that night! Including the refreshing sorbet course after the salad:Actually before that even was fresh fruit, then salad, then the sorbet...then dinner; I had the grilled salmon
My only other gripe with some weddings (this one included) is that you eat hors d'ourves, salad, and whatever else, then the main course...i.e. a LOT of food at the point, and then without a pause they slap dessert at you.
I LOVE dessert, but then you get painfully full...but did I mention there was a chocolate fountain?? :)Like you could resist?? RIGHT!
Then like 2 seconds after I ate most of this...came cake...oh wedding cake how I love theewith a melty heart shaped piece of vanilla ice cream! I was hurting at the point, but had a few bites of cake with very minimal frosting intake haha. Somehow I kept picking at the melty ice cream...luckily for me the waitstaff was really antsy to clean up so I had them take it away before I could go any further.
I was still SO full though...*sigh*... THANKFULLY I am always on the dance floor the whole night and this was no different. I was even sore the next morning from dancing haha!
Saturday we headed back down to Massachusetts to move Brian out of his apartment, and I also had my first dress fitting!! Heheheh I LOVE my wedding dress :) The bustle turned out to be very involved but that's okay because it looks amazing.
Brian and I headed back up to his apt for a final cleaning, left the keys, and headed to the house for MORE cleaning.
SO. MUCH. CLEANING. I'm pretty sure the previous owner swept the floors and that's about it. It didn't look bad at first glance but we spent hours just scrubbing the bathroom and kitchen and still aren't finished cleaning all the insides and outsides of the kitchen cabinets!
At this point I had crapped out but Brian wanted to finish this cabinet :)The sink!More kitchen:The Bathroom - this is going to be my first project! We are taking out that vanity, medicine cabinet and the toilet and getting new ones, plus adding some shelving/storage space above the toilet. It's pretty small so we'll have to be creative!The "office" aka the "red room" aka Full of Brian's stuff for the meantime!The Yellow Room! Future Dining Room - we are adding crown molding, chair rail, replacing the fan with a chandelier, and of course re-painting.Don't mind the old box spring, its from Brian's bed (soon to be guest bed) and it doesn't fit upstairs. Nothing a hack saw can't fix! Haha
The "Living Room", I guess it could be a great room as it's open to the kitchen, Also filled with some of Brian's stuff including the CRAPTASTIC couch that is SO temporary! We hate that thing. Also our sweet TUBE TV...no flat screen for this boy yet :(
One of my favorite features...A Fireplace!!! I've NEVER had one and ALWAYS wanted one :)
Mom came over and planted us our first tomato plants
There's a cherry tomato plant, 2 beef steak, and 2 "early girls"....mmmmmm tomatoes!
Another awesome feature is our little outdoor Cabana!That structure has 2 ceiling fans with lights, and a perfect spot for a little outdoor fridge! Hello BBQ's!!
More yard:And it keeps going to the right...we have a pretty decent side yard too! About 1/3 acre total which is awesome considering we are only 15min to Boston still!
My mom is wonderful, but for some reason she always makes baked goods at times when I really need to watch it!But seriously how could I not have a piece of this BLUEBERRY cake! Just a homemade white cake with blueberries and buttercream...oh yeah.