Weekend successes, well sort of. I didn’t find a dress totally because the only one I would consider buying is at the top of my price range and it needs some alterations. I like chiffon, sheath, soft and airy dresses. They turned off the lights in the salon so that one girl could “see herself sparkle” and it was hard for me to laugh. Oh and I do not do trains. Trains + barn wood + dirt = poop on my dress or a snag. I think we might have made more progress in the bridesmaids dresses by actually seeing the colors of the fabrics and what is out there, and it was definitely a great place to start.
After dresses it was on to Lancaster to hangout with 20,000 quilters – no joke it was the national quilters convention.
We checked out the Central Market to see local bakeries and just to get a feel of the town and then headed over to look at a bed a breakfast for the wedding party to stay in. Being able to be close to the wedding party was one of Nick’s favorite parts of the other location so we wanted to find that again.
We needed to find a place with 7 rooms, which is kind of hard for B&Bs, but we found one and booked it!
The best part of the place is the porch!
They also have a nice garden that will be great for pictures and Dave and Gerry (the owners) are totally cool with having the photographer all over their property. Nick and I have a really nice room with a separate dressing room which will be great for the day of the wedding considering the Rock Ford does not have a dressing room in the barn. The best part is that it is only 2 miles from the plantation and we found a Marriott for most of our guests to stay in that is 1 mile away and in the middle of historic downtown Lancaster.
When I saw “H” and “N” in the rafters I knew that this would have to be where we got married.
I don’t want to give to many pictures so that guests will not know where they are going exactly, but one decoration I am playing with is origami. I saw a picture of cranes hanging from the ceiling of a reception and I thought that would be a fun and interesting idea to play with. I obviously cannot do cranes, but I have been trying to make flowers. These are what I have came up with – note I would get double sided color paper and get my colors.
What do you think? Cheesy? Tacky? Could we pull them off?
Two weeks until Katherine is here to go to J.Crew weddings with me!
Hello and Happy New Year! Nick and I had a great time last night and had a great stay at the B&B.
Scarborough Fair is the only B&B in Baltimore City as far as I know and it still brought all the charm. When we walked in the place smelled like the gingerbread cookies they had hanging from the tree and the mulled cider simmering. Nick and I helped ourselves to some hot tea and a cookie to shake off the cold rain.
We showered and got ready for a sushi dinner down the street. I got the Maki Jumbo roll with crab, pickled ginger, avocado, asparagus and cucumber. It also came with a better than usual salad and soup. I also had a hot green tea.
So fresh and pretty. I think this place has the best sushi so far in Baltimore.
It is a very small joint that a man and his mother run. I am talking very small, but those are the best!
Next it was off to the party at Garrett’s house! AND there was more food. I pretty much stuck to the dessert tray of homemade cookies, which I could not keep my hands off of.
Jason and I.
Happy New Year!
This morning we had the most amazing breakfast of homemade granola, maple sausage, and egg nog brioche french toast with fresh berries. There were lots of people around so I didn’t snap and pics. Just know it was good! I couldn’t finish all of the deliciousness, but I sure tried!
I had some small snack late in the afternoon.
Amazing Harry and David pear, toast with cotswold cheese and carrots with hummus.
I am still have knee pain when I walk or run. Just sitting and lifting it doesn’t hurt so I think the weight is key to the pain. Nick thinks it is tendonitis and I am starting to agree. There is no swelling and I am going to keep up the aleve and ice it for the weekend. If it isn’t better by Monday, I think I am going to have to make an appointment. It is really depressing given all of the hard work I have put in the past year, but there is no way I can run a 1/2 marathon with this pain. I am just hoping for a speedy recovery and I am still going to try and practice yoga every day to keep up my strength. I may also go back to Bikram for a nice sweat. I am also going to have to adjust my eating because I won’t be expending as many calories. It should be a test, but a good challenge for the new year!