Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Crossing Off the List

I am on day seven of this cough, you guys. And it is really dragging me down. A raging cough has a way of exhausting the body that no stuffy nose or sore throat can. So I am pretty certain at this point that my body is trying to tell me something. Which, in the grand scheme of things, I don't really get, because I really haven't been running myself that hard these days. Stress levels have been at a moderate-to-low level for the first time in a long time (yay, new job that I love!), I have been getting tons of sleep and have been trying to moderate food and exercise as we head towards the wedding.

Apparently, fate had another plan for me. Maybe it's a post-holiday sickness, catching up to me in time for the winter blues?

So, a low-key weekend and way too much coughing later, I am hitting the week with high hopes that I am on the rebound for good.

And if I am not, I have a doctor's appointment already in the books for tomorrow. A girl can't be too careful, after all :)

Since I've spent a bit more time on the couch in days of late, I've had lots of time to cross things off my to-do list, and also time to daydream a bit. Here's a glimpse into what's been going on from Sick Couch Central!

The flights and B&Bs are booked for our honeymoon! We are SO THRILLED to be heading to Scotland and Ireland for a glorious two week honeymoon after our wedding in April. Brad and I have been saving up and haven't taken a vacation for just the two of us since our cruise in 2010. To say we are excited for this trip is an understatement :)

The wedding invites are in, as are the bridesmaid gowns, and we are getting ready to finalize details with our DJ, the florist and the caterer. The rehearsal venue is booked and we are mid-way through marriage prep classes with the church. Check, check, check! 

Source: baenk.com via Katherine on Pinterest

Have I mentioned how much I am in love with this year's Pantone Color of the Year? Emerald green is a close second to my fav green, kelly green, which is one of our wedding colors. I am all over this trend for the year ahead. I foresee a few green summer dresses and green tank tops in my wardrobe!

I can't believe Valentine's Day is right around the corner already. We usually do a low-key date night or day to "celebrate" and I am thinking these bacon hearts would be a perfect start to it all! What are you planning for your V-day weekend?

Even though the days are a bit dreary right now with the mid-winter chill, I love pops of color wherever I can add them. Bright winter coats are a perfect choice. Isn't this hot pink one fabulous? I absolutely adore it. Though an emerald green one might be even better :)

I had that heavenly-choir-of-angels-singing moment in the LOFT dressing room over the weekend when I tried on a pair of their Modern Straight fit jeans. Girls, you know what I mean here - you know how rare it is to throw on a pair of jeans in the dressing room and have them fit perfectly!! LOFT, I love you. I am especially excited for this straight-leg fit because they flare just enough over heels while still giving the skinny jean look, but also fit into boots.

What's going on with you all so far this week? Any updates to report?