Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A plan

Guess I should have come up with more of a plan if I want to blog daily.  My life just isn't that interesting.  So, 2 big projects on my plate right now:  wedding & kitchen redo.

Wedding basics.  D & I have been together for over 10 years and engaged for more than 2.  We both want to be married, but neither of us are very good at planning and I am way too indecisive (I'm a libra, I like to make other people happy).  Could just elope and get married by a justice of the peace.  Sounds appealing as neither one of us like to be the center of attention, but I'd really like our family and friends to be a part of this celebration.  A few things to keep in mind:  small budget, large extended family, and most folks are local.

Kitchen basics.  The kitchen needed work before we moved in and it's only gotten worse.  Biggest problem is the counters which were in bad shape when we bought the place and now it's 4 years later, they've only gotten worse (peeling, can't tell if it's clean or dirty, cheap-o laminate).  An option we came up with in the past was a huge redo, tearing out cabinets + moving the oven + other misc = expensive!  We had other ideas along the way, but were never quite satisfied with either the end product or the cost or both.  It wasn't until the latest Ikea catalog showed up when a huge light bulb went off.  We just needed the right unit in our kitchen to make it work!

Time to get organized and get planning!

1 comment:

Amy said...

OMG I totally understand the wedding dilemna! I wanted to elope but Sean wanted a "traditional" wedding. So, I gave in cause I figured my family would like it that way too. And... it was fun, mostly! :) It can get stressful though because even though I personally didn't care what stuff looked like I felt all the pressure of other people's expectations.

At least your guests are local, that helps a lot. You don't have to feel the pressure of putting on a big show for people who traveled from far away.

I would ask Helen about this if I were you, I have heard that she had the cheapest wedding ever! :)