November 28, 2012

Holly Mason Jars Batman!

     I told my mom last time I was visiting that I needed some Mason Jars for the wedding. I knew she had some in her garage from her canning kick and figured she should have the 30 or so I needed for the wedding centerpieces and to put along the aisle.

     Last night my dad dropped off the mason jars and HOLLY MASON JARS BATMAN... My dad dropped off 10 boxes! I haven't even attempted to count them yet but I will count them when I have to wash all of them...

     Right about now I wish I had a backyard and a hose instead of planning on doing them one box by one box (that I have to carry up then back down two flights of stairs) in my bathtub or kitchen sink... I am thinking I am going to have to recruit the Mr. to do the lifting!

      Next drop off from the family will be the wine bottles and I know there is at least 50 of those coming my way (even though I need more than 50 of those)! Wondering why I would need 50 Wine bottles? well that is another post for another day! In a few months I will have a very colorful DIY project to share!

     Has your family been helpful with wedding planning? and did you ever put a request out for something and get more than you bargained for? Also share any ideas you have for mason jars I have lots to play with :)

November 21, 2012

Wish Upon Starfish Hanger review and GIVEAWAY!!!

     I love Wish Upon Starfish's Etsy page! There are a pretty good number of her items that I am buying for my wedding! She sells all sorts of products from crystaled out shoes, to bridal hangers, and is now selling headbands sashes and braclets too! She is adding new products to her shop ALL THE TIME! So make sure to check back often to see what new things she has added!
     So the biggest seller is her Personalized Hangers she sells for just $4.50! Weddings are expensive so she trys to keep the costs downs for all brides so that everyone can afford the wedding of their dreams!
     I got my hanger in the mail today and I have to admit I was VERY excited! I got mine to say Mrs Enriquez (my future last name) AHHH I cant wait to get married 269 days to go!
    Now to the review! I got the Hanger in the mail and after a struggle with the postman... (this is a long story lol) I was able to open my mail box and saw my package containing this beauty! The hanger is GREAT quality and I love the color of the dark wood! It is even more rich in color in person! The wire is slightly flexible and I have to say that is a plus because you can fix it if there is any bending from shipping! I love the bow on the top of the hanger it is white just like my dress (no white dress jokes please)!
    I do know that I will be getting one of these for each of my bridesmaids with their name on the wire as part of their bridesmaid gift! I also know that they will LOVE them! I think I am going to have their "getting ready robes" on these in the bridal room waiting for them! (I wonder if I can even set that up)
    I think that these hangers are worth every penny (even if she charged double) and you better believe I will be ordering a whole lot more from her website!
    AND now for the fun part one lucky reader to my blog will be getting their own hanger from  Wish Upon Starfish! Notice the Rafflecopter below well enter in to win a hanger for you or someone you know! One of these hangers would make a great gift for a bride to be! Enter to win one today

a Rafflecopter giveaway

October 30, 2012

Dress #3

     So I bought another dress... For those of you who are new to the blog (or didn't read the title) Yes I am on dress number 3.... BUT I am still under my dress budget so that isn't too bad... and I got one (that completely didn't work for me) was won in a giveaway so I didn't lose any money on it! and my other dress (That you can see in this post Here) I will still be wearing but as a reception dress!
     I love my dress from Ouma still and I am glad that it still works as a reception dress and I still get to wear it!
     For those of you  think I am crazy to have gotten yet another dress! Don't worry I know that it is a bit crazy too!
     See there is something different I am doing with this dress that I didn't do with the other dresses I am not going to be sharing  pictures of the dress!
     So you are probably wondering why I am writing this post if I am not even going to share pictures of the dress... Well it is pretty simple I wanted to put a reminder to DON'T BUY YOUR DRESS TOO EARLY!
    Wait until you atleast have your venue and a very good idea of the kind of wedding you are planning! I was planning a very casual wedding completely outside with BBQ and that just is not the case anymore. (even though I am so sad that this is not going to be happening anymore)
     My Ouma dress does not fit in to the "new" wedding we are planning as the main dress. 

     BUT I can't write this post without giving you a few details of the dress! It is a Maggie Sottero! and it is a drop waist A-line dress... It has sparkle and ruching and it is everything I want in a dress!  PLUS I was able to find it on OnceWed in their classifieds for an amazing price! (somewhere around 850ish dollars off retail price) and it is already hemmed to my height and has a bustle put in and those will save me a very good amount of money in alterations! 

    Did you buy your dress to far ahead of time? or did you suffer from any dress regret? or MAJOR change in wedding planning? If yes please share your story in the comments I am looking forward to reading them!

October 23, 2012

Etsy has gift cards!!! (and a giveaway link)

    So for those of you who don't know Etsy is now doing gift cards!!!! I would not mind getting one of those as a gift! Etsy has just about everything on their site! Everything ranging from weddings, to babies, to almost anything you can  think of! If you want something most likely you can find it on Etsy! 
   Now for the giveaway to celebrate now having gift cards they are giving away 10 (yes 10) $100 gift cards!!! This is one giveaway I think is worth entering! You can enter Here You must have a facebook to enter and for every one of your friends that enter you get another entry! Enter today before this giveaway is over!!!

October 16, 2012

Bad bride and bad blogger....

     So I have not been updating my blog... Like at all... and I have kinda stopped wedding planning (other than I did just buy some adorable headbands for the flower girls)
     I feel like I am kinda in a rut... There is not too much I can do at this point in planning. If I buy decor and all of this crap I have to store it for the next 10 months (yep we are finally 10 months away!!!) But if I find a amazing deal I admit it I can't stop myself from getting it!
     I still have not sent out the save the dates (thinking I will get around to that in the next 2ish months) or I'll just put them in with Christmas cards.
     I am not as in to wedding planning as I was a few months ago... If I were to plan a wedding that was not mine, I would be all over but I feel kinda burnt out on my wedding.
     Anyone have advice on how to get over the wedding burn out?

August 05, 2012


This is what you see driving up to the venue!
    So any of you who read my blog know that finding a venue has NOT been easy for me... I flip flopped over venues more than anyone ever should!
    BUT Deposit is paid and the venue is ours! MrPanda and I will be getting married at Creekside Golf Club on August 17th 2013!
  I loved this place so much I booked it on our first visit before MrPanda had even gotten a chance to see it! I went with one of my bridesmaids Cassi! We got a little tour of the place and I asked about a million questions! They handed me the catering menu I looked through it and wrote the check for the deposit on the spot!
This is where we will be having the reception!
   The reception space is amazing I did not think I wanted an indoor wedding at all, but with the amazing windows it almost feels like you are outside! And it lets in the most amazing natural light.
    There are many other factors that drew me to this place! It fits my crazy huge guest list even if no one RSVPs no we will still have enough room to fit everyone!
     But guests that does not mean it is ok for you to bring an extra guest (this girl is still on a budget and the guest list has gotten a little out of control)!
Across the pond!
     I got an AMAZING discount on their prices so they work into our budget! I have to admit I was a little bit worried because before the discount they were not going to be able to work in our budget. But we got very lucky!

     They will also be handling the catering so that is one less thing on my long list of things to do! Now my catering choice is just going to be show up to a tasting and and choose what meal MrPanda and I like the best!
    They are also throwing a bunch of extras like vases for the flowers, Table Cloths, Cloth Napkins, Set up and tear down the day of including any and all decorations that I drop off as long as they are dropped off a day or two in advance!
The view from the reception space!
     The girls and I will be able to get ready at the venue because they threw in the bridal room at no extra cost! This helped hook me for sure! I did not want to have to travel to the site with the bridesmaids and I and wrinkle our dresses at all! Plus the hassle of renting a hotel room and working out transportation is just something I did not want to deal with!
     We are still working on what time we want to wedding to be but we have time to decide because they only book 1 wedding a day so we will not have to worry about scheduling with another wedding party!
    I will be updating the blog with more information as I get it and I am still on the hunt for addresses! Because before I know it I will be sending out the Save the Date magnets!!! (ok I am not really sending them until December or January but I do need the addresses!)

    What do you think of the venue?

July 29, 2012

He asked She said yes!!!

     HeAskedSheSaidYes is a Etsy store that one of my friends and a fellow bride just opened up! She will be selling digital invites that you can print at home! She also sells Save The Dates, Inserts and I think might even do Thank You Cards!!!
     Her prices are great and she is open to designing something special JUST FOR YOU! you can check Out her Etsy page Here!

   Check out her her Etsy store Then come back and comment with what your favorite design is! 

July 15, 2012

Words of wisdom cards!

    I won free post cards in a giveaway the other day and figured I should get something wedding related! So I picked out Words of Wisdom cards! I thought that it would be really awesome for our friends and family to be able to share their wisdom and advice to help us in married life! So I would like to share you the design I ordered!
  I found the little poem on a wedding forum and I loved it so I may have "Borrowed it without asking... Sorry who ever really made this poem I don't know who you are so I cant give you credit!
  You could use these words of wisdom cards as an alternative to a guest book! BUT we are doing them in addition to a guest book.
   Other used you can use postcards for are: Save the dates, Thank you cards, RSVP cards, Invites (for over sized post cards), Programs, Menus, and MANY MANY more options!
   I am hoping to win another set or two so I can use them to make thank you notes.
     If you had postcards to use what would you use them for? and do you have any ideas that I didn't come up with?

July 02, 2012

Wish Upon Starfish Hanger Sale!

     So do you all remember the post I did on Wish Upon Starfish? Well if you cant remember check it out Here!
     Well she is having an AMAZING sale right now! Those amazing hangers she makes Like the ones on this post! Well how would you like one for ONLY $4.50?

   That is the deal you can get right now but don't wait this is a one week only sale!

    Wile you are on her page buying hangers for your whole bridal party! Dont forget to check out her other products the bouquet holders are as sparkly as you can get, and don't get me started on her shoes on there I might never stop!

   Plus all of those AMAZING Beach decorations if you are having a beach wedding her Etsy store is a must stop! You can find amazing decorations bouquets and really pretty hair flowers no matter what theme your wedding is!

    Ok so I am kinda obsessed with these wedding hangers. Am I the only one? Are you planning on having a special hanger for your wedding dress? 

June 27, 2012

Xperience days GIVEAWAY!

Xperience Days is giving away a $75 voucher towards the unique Xperience you want to try.
 So in the stress of wedding planning be honest how many times have you and your significant other to be taken time off to just spend time alone together?  Well you are in luck I am part of a giveaway for a $75 gift certificate for Xperience Days! You can buy an Experience for you, your significant other, best friend, Or a gift for that person who has everything.
     Some dates you could choose for you and your love are two hour lunch cruise for two in Portland, Oregon or  Whale watching of the coast of Depoe Bay or  off the cost of Los Angeles. There are so many choices in just about every state like if you are in New York or will be traveling to New York this Walking tour of movie locations in central park. could be the perfect choice for a date. There is a package for just about every price range too!
    Or are you and your girls friends or bridesmaids in need of some good girl time (or if just need a break from your other half)? Like this Happy hour tour in south Miami or a Chocolate tasting tour in Los Angeles! Ok well that one might be left until after the wedding and after all the dress fittings!
    Go and check out Xperience Days and look at all they have to offer for your area! What would you spend the $75 dollars on if you won?

This giveaway is host by The Megalomaniac Mommy with help from The Sci-Fi Daddy, Just Becki, Ms Panda, MomAnthology, Supermom on Wheels, and Super Mommy to the Rescue. You can enter to win this awesome giveaway by completing the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Disclosure: This is a promotional post on behalf of Megalomaniac Media LLC

 Thank you for reading my blog! Good luck on the giveaway and I hope you come back and visit my blog again in the future!

June 26, 2012

Let the crazy begin!

    Wednesday I start summer term. I am only taking 8 credits so I didn't figure it would be too crazy THEN I found out that it is a 11 week course crammed into just 8 little weeks... AHHH and on top of that both of my 4 credit 4 hour classes are BOTH on Wednesday!
    I will be at Chemeketa from 1pm to 10pm with a short break in between classes... What was I thinking?
    So while I am hoping to have time to post I may not have as much time as I would like to devote to my blog. BUT I will try to post at least once a week!
    Thursday I will be posting a GIVEAWAY! So keep your eyes peeled for that! I have another vendor spotlight I am working on! If you missed the last one I posted you should check it out Here

    Ok now I will post what you are all really here for! So Remember my post that I cut the guest list down to 130 and we would be able to have the wedding at my aunts amazing property?)I cant even remember if I blogged about this but if I didn't you now know!) 
     Well that is not working out my nice lovely cut down guest list spiraled out of control.... We are now thinking it is going to be 170 guests but I will be able to have it at Historic Deepwood Estates! YAY! Now we just need to book them! If you don't know about Historic Deepwood Estates you can check my post about them out here Just ignore the part about the bowling alley..
 I am still dead set on having snow cones at the wedding and I will not budge on my Gerber Daisies! I love my short Ouma dress with its layer of tulle and amazingness! But my pretty lace mermaid dress will not be making an appearance at the wedding *Sad face* (the giveaway win)
     Why you ask well lets just say the dress is too short and makes me look like a potato. The straps are too short making the bodice sit at a strange spot on my chest and it just gets worse from there with no figure, loose dress everywhere but my bum, itchy and basically it is not worth all of the changes that would have to be made to make this dress wearable... So I will keep with my amazing Ouma dress
    Now I want to know what is going on with you guys! Where are you in the wedding planning? And how many more days to go? 417 more LONG LONG days for me to go, but I couldn't be more excited! and Remember keep an eye out for a pretty awesome giveaway that will be posted THURSDAY!

June 24, 2012

Vendor spotlight- Wish Upon a Starfish

     I have been looking around for those AMAZING bridal hangers that you see just about everywhere when I came across Wish Upon a Starfish on Etsy! When I noticed that not only are her hangers great they are also one of the best prices I have found so far! The hanger I have pictured personalized to your last name or even just bride for ONLY $10.00!

   But the hangers are just the beginning! She will crystal your shoes, or glitter the soles, make your bouquets, hair flowers or even a crystaled out holder for your bouquet! 

    I mean look at these shoes! you can not tell me that you wouldn't mind a pair of sparkled out heels in your closet! If you are getting married or not! These would be perfect with you wedding dress or a little black dress!

    If you are not into the closed toe shoes she also does open toed heals and will crystal out your favorite pair of shoes for you too! Look at the glitter at the toe part so much extra sparkle!

 If any one has suggestions on how to convince Mr.Panda on why I need a pair of these shoes please share! I mean my birthday is coming up... (hint hint Mr.Panda if you are reading this post)

   And if you are planning a beach wedding her Etsy page is a one stop shop for you! She has the perfect bouquets and decorations for any beach wedding. 

     Look at this Starfish Pomander Kissing Ball! How cute are these I am starting to rethink my wedding maybe I should do a beach wedding? 
Check out her facebook page Here  or her etsy page Here! If you like her Facebook page let her know Ms.Panda Sent you!

And if there are any vendors out there who are interested in me writing about your blog comment with your email and I will contact you!

June 10, 2012

Super points?

So I have been introduced to something awesome called Super Points! All you do is sign up, Invite your friends, and Push a button and you can start earn Pay Pal cash and/or gift cards! The only catch is you need a referral link or invite in order to join... Well I got one for you ! If you sign up and join I know You will not regret it!

June 07, 2012


So the wedding is 435 days away...
I haven't been posting much because to be honest right now I don't have too much I can post! BUT something kinda fun happened I got a E-mail from Bzz Agent! For those of you who don't know what Bzz Agent is a company that sends you products to test out just for your honest opinion! You tell your friends about the product (EVEN IF YOU HATED IT) and that is all they ask!
So I got a Email saying they wanted me to try out the Bic Soleil Savvy Razor! They Claim that it is the convince of a disposable with the quality of a refillable cartage system! I am excited to see if that is true!

It should be shipping out to me soon So I am excited to try it out and let you girls know how well it worked! You can check out there BIC Soleil's facebook page Here They even have a giveaway going on on their page right now go check them out!
And If you are interested in Joining BzzAgent leave me a comment with your E-mail and I can send you an Invite!

April 28, 2012

Newborn baby boy homemade hat giveaway

    I know that at least in my group of friends it seems like every other day someone is announcing that they are having a baby. This is fun and exciting but hard on the wallet when you are buying ALL of those baby shower gifts! I have a giveaway that you can enter that can take a little bit of stress off your wallet!
    A good friend of mine is doing a giveaway Check it out here She is giving away 4 yes 4 newborn boy handmade hats! Of course I will post pictures of the hats up for grabs!
    They are adorable right! You can win these and don't worry it is a very low entry giveaway so you have a even bigger chance to win! Right now there is only 12 entries! but check out this Giveaway and check out her Etsy store vanessahogan03 You will not be disappointed!
   Now tell me if you won these hats who would you give them to or would you keep them for your own little bundle of joy?

April 24, 2012

Our Save The dates!

    As I mentioned in a previous post I WON FREE SAVE THE DATES from magnet street! I mean how exciting is that!
   So here is a picture of our Save The Date Magnets! I have to say I love them! But don't mind my crappy paint job. I love all you readers but I feel like I share enough of the wedding with you on the blog I kinda want the website for just the invited guests!
   So I had a hard time picking out what invites to choose there are so many options on just about every site that it makes choosing just one a lot of work! I looked threw the pages of magnets until I saw this one and I loved the bright colors and that it was a little fun, but I have to admit that I did have about 10 other tabs open of other save the dates that I liked.
   But I love that fact that they are magnets people can just throw them on their fridge and not just get thrown away! or shoved in a drawer some place!
    Have you ordered your save the dates yet? If yes How did you choose yours, and If no what are you looking for in a save the date?

April 22, 2012

Hello Everyone!

     I have been MIA for awhile and I am sorry for that! BUT I have some exciting news! Juan and I have Officially saved the date! YAY! August 17th, 2013 Save the dates are even ordered (I will have another blog post for that later on BUT how exciting!
     I have been OBSESSED with entering wedding giveaways lately and it has paid off I WON A WEDDING DRESS! How exciting is that! For her and for him was doing a giveaway for any mermaid dress on their website and I WON!
     I am sure you want to find out what dress I choose right? Well I am happy to share BUT I do not have any pictures of me in the dress yet... As of I wont have the dress for another month so the stock photo will have to do for now!
    I am going to try to start blogging again I really am sorry I went MIA on all of you BUT things have been a little crazy because I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL! Yes this girl is a college student! Even though it took me 4 years to go back I am glad I finally did! So now I have the craziness of being a mom, going to school, and planning a wedding. It is exhausting lol.
   I hope everyone is doing good! Please comment with  what you have been up to while I have been away! Looking forward to reading those comments!

February 16, 2012

I bought a dress without trying it on!

   The title says it all! Yes I feel like I am just a little crazy right now. How could I buy my wedding dress without trying it on?
   I fell in love with a dress! I found it on Etsy, if you haven't checked out Etsy before run don't walk over to check out all of the amazing items and sellers!
   The seller I got my dress from is Ouma. I bought the Allison! Tea Length, strapless sweet heart neckline, and a pretty sash it was everything that I was looking for in a dress! And actually my original dress inspiration that I lost and finally found when I wasn't looking . 
    I wont be getting the dress for another 5-6 weeks but I will post pictures when it comes! 
   But now I have a question would you buy a wedding dress without trying it on? Or am I crazy? And what has your Etsy experience been like? (If you cant tell I love Etsy!)