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May. 22nd, 2012

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{A Laid Back, Labor Day Menu}


Apart from the whole committing-to-a-lifetime-with-your-soul-mate thing, one of the best parts of getting married is, in fact, the food. We're really lucky to have found our neighbors at Joshua's Catering, a green company that is known for their local, seasonal, and organic ingredients. We'll be adding some flavors of our own by making our own pumpkin whoopie pies, which we tested out last week and The Ginger's family approved. We're also going to be brewing a summer beer (TBD) and canning homemade berry jams for our family as favors.

I figured now would be an appropriate time to share our full menu. It's an alternative twist on a Labor Day picnic, with locally farmed, grass-fed, organic meats. We're not having a traditional wedding cake, instead we wanted to have a trio of desserts. Each guest will be served a watermelon gazpacho, whoopie pie, and last but not least, banana crème brûlée—a slight nod to my brother, who is a fan of banana-flavored desserts and was kind enough to approve of us getting married on his birthday.

Starters

  • Grass-fed beef sliders with caramelized onions and Gruyère cheese
  • Endive and goat cheese with dried cranberries and reduced balsamic vinegar
  • Gazpacho shooter with blackened gulf shrimp

{Intermezzo of peach sorbet}

Salad

  • Arugula and goat cheese with roasted beets, hearts of palm, and a reduced red wine vinaigrette

Dinner

  • Blackened shrimp taco with black bean and corn salsa, served with summer slaw
    OR
  • Chipotle barbecued chicken with truffle mac n' cheese and grilled asparagus
  • With baskets of gaufrette potato chips to share

Dessert

  • Banana crème brûlée
  • Watermelon gazpacho
  • Homemade pumpkin whoopie pies with cream cheese filling
We were surprised by how difficult it was to find a sustainable caterer that focused on local efforts. That being said, we also had a tasting at Birchtree Catering, where the chef/owner Rasa couldn't have been any sweeter, but overall Joshua's Catering was a better fit (plus the owner and chef are super charming and flexible).

For you fellow wedding attendees out there, do you tend to take notice when caterers use locally-sourced ingredients, or not so much?
ms. candy corn

{A Honeymoon in Italy} Gelato and Pesto, Here We Come

{Images via Hotel Artemide}

Our honeymoon has officially been booked and we couldn't be more excited. We'll be departing the day after our wedding to head to Rome, an eight and a half hour journey from Philadelphia. For the first leg of our trip, we'll be staying at Hotel Artemide in Rome for two nights (the photo above is an example of the room we'll be staying in). We're total TripAdvisor stalkers, so the 4 1/2 star rating (out of 1,822 reviews) definitely made it a stand-out hotel with a convenient location.

{Images via Hotel Artemide}

For those of you who have been to Rome before, what lesser known sites should we scout out? I'll admit, I'm looking forward to a tourist-y night walk to the Trevi Fountain and Colosseum (preferably while eating loads of gelato).

{Images via Grand Tour in Florence}

After we explore Rome for a couple of days, we'll take the train an hour and a half to the Grand Tour in Florence, a five-star B&B I've been smitten with for years. The original structure was an 18th century garden theatre, which the owners brought back to light during its restoration and converted into nine suites. All of the doors open onto a courtyard garden with a fountain, which sounds all sorts of dreamy. I fully expect for there to be cartoon birds hanging our clean laundry on a clothesline when we wake up in the morning, that's how good it sounds.

{Images via Grand Tour in Florence}

The Actor Suite, which we're staying in (above), has a large bathroom with a private sauna...yes please. The shower has handmade majolicas (decorative earthenware tiles), that are so, so lovely. I love the old marble sink that is featured in the bedroom, along with the headboard that has some really pretty details.

{Images via Rificolona-Paper Lantern Festival}

Florence is a great central location for day trips, so we'll be spending 4 nights in Florence, with excursions to Venice (Peggy Guggenheim Collection!) and Siena. I'm really excited about the Rificolona-Paper Lantern Festival, an evening parade through the Piazza Santissima Annunziata, with children carrying paper lanterns lit with candles, while the older kids try to set the lanterns ablaze with pea shooters. It's all in good family fun since it is tied around tradition, plus there's live music and carnival food, so it shouldn't be too crazy. Supposedly most of the lanterns end up burning by the end of the night, so it should be interesting to see.

{Images via La Poesia}

After exhausting ourselves in and around Florence, we'll be heading to Cinque Terre. I've been wanting to go to Cinque Terre forever, but then this happened last year, and it made my heart sink. Alas, the cliffside villages are rebuilding and need the tourists now more than ever, so we will be spending four nights in Monterosso Al Mare, one of two villages extensively damaged in last fall's flood. Pete really wanted to stay near the beach, so that's how we landed on Monterosso, however we'll also be hiking and traveling to the other villages—Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.

We're staying at La Poesia, a charming B&B not far from the train station, with homemade breakfasts served on the outdoor terrace, complete with lemon trees and a breathtaking view of the beach.

{Image via Mick Lerlop Photography / Photo by Mick Lerlop, Image via PlanetWare, Image via Gogobot}

I'm most excited about hiking around Cinque Terre, with a day trip to the port town of Portofino and loads of relaxing. The Ginger seems to think he can convince me to jump off of a 30-40 foot cliff into the Mediterranean Sea, but I have a feeling I'll have to jump from the little kiddie spot that is only a few feet above the water.

Have you guys ever been to Italy? What spots should we be sure to add to our agenda (restaurants, museums, anything)?

ms. candy corn

Pretty Things: Tree Decor & Vintage Rings

Since we're planning a backyard wedding, we have been trying to come up with thrifty ways to dress up the dogwood tree we'll be getting hitched under. I really wanted to take strips of fabric, cut them at different lengths, and dye them, ombre-style (The Ginger: "What's an ombre?"). Our colors are technically yellow and grey, so I decided to go with golden yellow RIT dye. I loosely followed the tutorial by Green Wedding Shoes on how to make an ombre fabric backdrop.

I need to stop pretending like DIY projects will go as smoothly as they look on wedding blogs. I have discovered that I am not especially crafty. I might be able to take lovely photos and draw illustrations, but when it comes to cutting fabric or handling a hot glue gun, I. Am. A. Mess.

For this project, I measured out the different amounts of fabric dye in the pans, with the hope that the strips of fabric would have different monochromatic tones. Unfortunately, when I went to get the pot of boiling water from the kitchen, a gust of wind swept the pans upside down, sending the dye all over the place. Sigh. The Ginger came to the rescue and salvaged the dye while putting rocks into the pans to weigh them down, but we had trouble getting the dye to stick to the muslin fabric since it was often folded over and not fully dyeing.

When I was cleaning up and feeling fairly defeated, I glanced down at the newspaper our bucket was sitting on and saw an entire front page written by our officiant, Naila, complete with photos of her and her boyfriend. It was just what I needed to remind myself that all of these DIY projects might not go perfectly, but at the end of the day, Naila will marrying The Ginger and I, which is kind of the best thing ever as far as I'm concerned (although Turkey Hill's Choco Mint Chip is a fierce competitor for runner-up).



The fabric might all be the same color, but I still think it will look pretty (when it's less wrinkly and thread-filled). Here's an idea of the look we were going for (below), with pieces hanging at different lengths above us during the ceremony.

{Image via Ashley & Rob's Adventures in Wedding Planning}

In other wedding news, The Ginger and I got our wedding bands at Halloween in Philly. I went with a delicate, art deco/victorian ring to match the 1915-1920s era engagement ring.



The Ginger went with a really simple, thin gold band that looks a bit like his father's, which I think is nice. He has never worn jewelry before, so he just wanted to go with something as comfortable as possible.

Has anyone else felt pressured to make the perfect DIY projects after seeing them go so smoothly on wedding blogs?

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Our Hunt for Vintage, Mismatched China

Sorry if it's been quiet here lately in the hive. Now that our backyard wedding is just three months away, The Ginger I are on the hunt for vintage, gold-rimmed china for our mismatched dinnerware. Here's a glimpse of our collection so far, we're probably about 50% done finding everything we need. I really enjoy going out when we have free time to search for items to add to the table. Our friends and family have been chipping in with giving us a plate or bowl to add to the collection to make it more personal.  

Right now we're mostly focusing on getting large dinner plates, small plates, bowls and saucers. We'll also have to get tumblers (for yummy alcoholic drinks) and drinking glasses (for water), in addition to teacups/coffee mugs.

We still haven't gotten any napkins, but at least we won't be using tablecloths on the wood tables, so that makes things a bit easier. It will be a while before we can cross this items off our to-do list, but I think it will look lovely once it comes together. We're thankful we're having such an intimate wedding, because I can't imagine trying to pull this together with more than 20 guests.

We'll also be having homemade jams of different flavors at each place setting (strawberry, blueberry, and blackberry variations). We did a test run with a ginger peach recipe, but we were less than pleased, so we're hoping a mixture of berry recipes will be a hit.

We just rented our yellow and white striped canopy tent to dine under, so I'm excited for our yard to become an explosion of color this September. Hopefully we can bring our lawn back to life so there's some green stuff beneath our feet. I'm looking forward to hanging string lights, paper lanterns, giant balloons, and streamers galore. Hopefully our neighbors won't think a piñata threw up in our backyard. Cross your fingers it won't rain...eep!

Is anyone else obsessing over mismatched vintage china as much as I am?

Jan. 30th, 2012

ms. candy corn

Sneak Peek: Our Intimate Backyard Wedding Inspiration

It's been quite some time since I announced our engagement, so I wanted to share some of the inspiration The Ginger and I have been gathering along the way, mostly thanks to Pinterest. To give you a quick recap, we'll be having an uber intimate wedding in our own backyard with 15 guests (our parents, siblings and significant others, and our pooch, Betty White).

For starters, we're planning on having two long, wooden tables in our backyard, picnic-style, with benches for our guests. It's been quite a challenge trying to nail down a vendor for renting a few rustic tables, but I think we've finally found a reasonable option thanks to Craigslist. We snagged some yellow, grey, and gold streamers which we plan on slinging over bulb string lights to give the yard a pretty glow (and hopefully not catch our house on fire).

We had been debating whether or not we should make an arbor, but I think we'll be dying and tying ombre-style pieces of yellow fabric to the dogwood tree, along with hanging mason jar vases with flowers and candles. I really love these tissue paper-covered lanterns and we already have oversized yellow balloons from our barbecue that never happened, so those should look pretty (assuming we don't get another Hurricane Irene).

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I'll be wearing the (sold out!) Orla Kiely dress below from BHLDN, which I managed to score half off with a little luck. The vintage heart earrings were a gift from The Ginger, as was the yellow felt headband from Giant Dwarf. I still have to figure out what type of shoes to wear, but I'm leaning toward something glittery like this pair from Steve Madden (The Ginger is a flats lover, so I have no complaints on that end!). For our flowers, we plan on blending succulents, billy balls, and other wispy accents to bring our yellow and grey theme together.


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We still have plenty of grey and white striped paper straws leftover from our barbecue, so those will also be put to good use. We just bottled our first official homebrew and plan on making a Berliner Weisse for our guests who are brave enough to taste our homemade hoppy goodness. We're also going to explore canning this weekend, so we'll attempt to make Ginger Peach Jam (get it? ginger? red-headed hubby to be?), so hopefully it will make the cut for some tasty favors. For our place settings, we'll be combining mismatched vintage china, so I'm looking forward to having an excuse to go thrifting together—we started this weekend and had great success (I was even recognized by reader, so I felt super special!).

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I'm not ashamed to admit that I'm most looking to the yummy food (apart from getting to be The Ginger's super lucky future Mrs., of course). Four words: Red velvet whoopie pies. Just sayin'. I'm looking forward to the entrees and stuff too, but for the most part, I just want to snarfle sorbet and lemonade while holding hands with The Ginger.

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What are some of your favorite ways to collect inspiration for your wedding, besides the all mighty Pinterest

Nov. 11th, 2011

ms. candy corn

Behind the Curtain: The Ginger's Photobooth Proposal

I know it's been a while since you've heard from me, but I wanted to check back into the hive with some exciting news! It seems to be true that good things come in threes and yesterday was proof of that little theory. When my boyfriend (who we will enthusiastically call "The Ginger" from now on) came home from work, I spent a good twenty minutes rambling about how giddy I was since: 1.) I managed to land a job interview with an amazing company and 2.) I found our foster dog a home with a loving family. I asked him about his day and we exchanged our usual stories about each other's latest happenings. He asked what I wanted for dinner and I told him we could make pasta since we are in need of groceries and it's one of the only edible things in the house right now. Apparently since he made dinner last night (which consisted of scooping tuna salad I had made onto bread), it was my turn to do the cooking since we switch cooking and cleaning every other night. I cluelessly didn't realize at the time that he was trying to lead me into the kitchen.

So, to the kitchen I went, where I asked what type of pasta he wanted. I rattled off our options and asked boring inquisitive questions like "what's the difference between linguine and fettuccine?" When I went to grab a pot from our cabinets, just about our entire cookware set came toppling over. Typical Ms. Candy Corn spazzery was taking place. I started boiling a pot of water and filled our Brita water pitcher, which I put in the fridge without realizing this was waiting for me:

To give you a little backstory, during one of our first outings as a couple, we went to a restaurant and had photobooth pictures taken. Since then, we always take photos together whenever we see an old-fashioned booth and we hang the pictures on our fridge (below). Without me realizing it, he swapped the five strips of our photos with the pictures of him spelling out "Will you marry me?" across the rows.

I had no idea the photo strips were on the fridge until he said "WILL YOU PLEASE LOOK AT THE FRIDGE!" The poor Ginger was nervously waiting to ask me to marry him for a good half hour and I was totally concentrated on boiling water and rambling about linguine and had no idea he had alterior motives. Once I looked at the fridge I flailed and turned around excitedly to find him on one knee. He said, "Well, will you!?" and I said "You have to ask in person to make it all official-like!" so he asked (he'll kill me for sharing this, but I believe his words were, "Will you marry me, my poopins?"), to which I responded with a flail-filled yes and hugged him and danced in place for a good two minutes before he told me we had reservations at my favorite sushi spot. My hands were trembling and the only thing I could think to say was, "Does this mean I don't have to make pasta!?"

We went ring shopping together in late August and chose a beautiful art deco/Victorian style vintage ring from the 1915-1920s era. I had told The Ginger how much I loved diamonds with a subtle pop of color, so we picked out a lovely yellow diamond with the help of the fabulous jewelry designer behind the Philadelphia jewelry shop, Halloween.
I'm not very skilled in the department of taking photos of my own hand, so I photographed the ring on linens and piles of leaves around our house since I'm a photo geek (I realize rings never hang out on bushes, but bear with me anyway).
The Ginger had the wooden letters he held in the photobooth custom made by an awesome Etsy shop called RivalryTime, which is why I was left in suspense, since I knew he had the ring for a few months. He even arranged to take the photos at El Vez, the restaurant where we had our first photobooth photos together. He told me he only had the exact change for five strips because he didn't realize they were $3/piece, so he was really nervous that he was going to mess up the order of the letters. Thus him making a "oh my god, I hope I got this right" face in the last photo with him and the ring box. He said he wanted to take it again so he was smiling, but I like it better this way because he's rarely nervous so it's nice to have it documented for life!
I couldn't be more thrilled with the proposal because it really suited our personalities and our backstory, plus now I have photos to look at whenever I want to relive the moment, and you all know how much I love me some photos.
Speaking of photos, I went a little crazy snapping so many ring shots, but I wanted to share them with family and friends who aren't able to see it in person just yet.
I really love the vintage setting and would definitely recommend Halloween if you're local to the Philadelphia area and want to find rare antique pieces with a lot of character that they are willing to customize in any way you'd like.
The Ginger sure did a good job. I feel like the luckiest girl alive and am shocked that I get to spend the rest of my life with my best friend (no offense to our dog, Betty White). He gets me and I get him. When he's being quiet, I am full of pasta rambles. When I'm being a control freak, he helps me enjoy spontaneity. We might be the opposite in a lot of ways, but we balance each other out and at the end of the day, I couldn't ask for anything more.
I am so thrilled (and not just because there are sushi leftovers in the fridge) and look forward to documenting our offbeat, intimate backyard wedding along the way.
Thanks again to The Ginger for the best night ever (I promise I'll actually make dinner tonight).
Did anyone else ramble away cluelessly while your significant other was trying to propose? I'm a total sucker for proposal stories, so feel free to comment with yours below!

May. 13th, 2011

ms. candy corn

Busted on Bravo: Closet Bethenny Fan(s)

If you follow the non-wedding related blog my boyfriend and I share, you might remember me rambling about how we went to a Bethenny Frankel speaking engagement a while back since Pete was super nice and surprised me with tickets. He was one of the only men in the room, apart from her husband Jason Hoppy, so he was a total dear for taking me on a date to see her in person since he knows how much I love her insanity.

Fast forward to this past Monday, when Pete and I were entering our apartment after a long evening of wallpaper removal at our new house (!!!). I flopped my purse on the counter only to hear a stream of voicemail beeps coming from inside of it. I wondered who would be calling after 10pm on a Monday and got a little nervous to see a few voicemails and email alerts all around the exact same time. In my head I was freaking out that someone had died, but as soon as I pushed the voicemail play button I heard our friends telling us that we had just been on the season finale of Bethenny Ever After on Bravo. Oh boy. Now Bravo addicts around the world would know that the ginger and I were at the show. Pete's man cred is definitely lacking now. He's going to have to eat a lot of hot dogs and pump a lot of iron to make up for this huge hit.



Here's the first glimpse of Pete and I when Bethenny was entering the stage. I'm sure I was giggling and rambling to him about how her husband and in-laws were sitting across from us and that he should be excited.



About 14 minutes (and 45 seconds, to be exact) into the episode, Pete and I are on the screen for a few seconds, and then again around 15:46 my left boob, Pete's hand and I make a startling reappearance. I thoroughly enjoy how contemplative Pete looks in the first clip. After seeing this, I like to imagine that he was moved by Bethenny's inspirational words for women and that he stands in front of the mirror every morning looking into his own eyes while reciting Bethenny affirmations with gusto.



So, if you ever wanted to get a glimpse of my left boob (which Pete kindly named Condoleezza Rice toward the beginning of our relationship), you can catch it the next time Bravo airs a Bethenny marathon. Or, you can watch it on Megavideo if you're like us (cheap!) and don't have cable.

Did any of you guys ever get caught on tv for something equally as nerdy?

PS. Sorry I don't post much around these parts anymore. It's hard trying to come up with wedding-related content, but I figured this counts since Bethenny is known for "Bethenny Getting Married" and now "Bethenny Ever After." 

Feb. 17th, 2011

ms. candy corn

First Comes Love, Then Comes...A House?

Most of you probably don't recognize my name around these parts, but as a refresher, I'm the bee who got divorced. Don't worry, the story has a happy ending, I promise! As you might recall, I met the boy of my dreams and we've been happily living together in our apartment with our five pets for over a year. 


Recently we had quite the tragedy with our dog Betty White. To catch you guys up to speed, I adopted Betty White from the SPCA about four years ago. She has always had major separation anxiety, which causes her to bark non-stop when no one is home. We were going through dog training for months and considered giving her up for adoption to our dog trainer. We thought he could give her a better life since she would be able to spend her days with him at work and learn how to be a more confident pooch overall. This backfired when he called several days later to say that she escaped from his training center during a huge snowstorm. The following evening she was found and we took it as a sign that we were meant to be her doggie parents forever. Her non-stop barking is obviously a nuisance to our neighbors, plus we feel bad that she is so stressed when we are not home, even if only for a few hours. We've tried everything under the sun to help her separation anxiety (doggie daycare, "humane" anti-bark collars, pet sitters, separation anxiety specialists, pooch Prozac, anti-stress plug-ins and calming treats, etc.), but there is no light at the end of the very loud, bark-filled tunnel. So, if we can't stop her barking, we are going to have to move to a new place where our neighbors aren't as disrupted. I wouldn't have even known about Betty White barking during the day if our neighbor hadn't written a letter. My neighbors at the past few apartments I've had never said anything since they were rarely home to hear her bark I suppose. 


Our apartment's lease ends in July and after much discussion, we feel that it's time to move onto the next step in our relationship. No, not marriage, but house hunting! I know, I know. Most gals would never buy a house with someone without being married first, but I guess I am untraditional. I have complete confidence in our dedication to one another and the fact that we want to grow old and wrinkly (ew) together. I believe this will be wonderful for both our relationship and our four-legged family. There's no doubt in my mind that we'll have an intimate wedding eventually, but going through a divorce made me shift my priorities around quite a bit. Putting a ton of money into rent every month seems silly when we could be spending less than that for a mortgage and working toward actually owning property together. Plus, Betty White can bark her little head off if I go outside and shovel for five minutes and I don't have to stress about being evicted. After all, it's pretty darn difficult to find a landlord who is comfortable with allowing 5 pets, let alone a dog that yaps her head off. 

I can honestly say that after getting married, I never pictured myself buying a house with my ex-husband. I had this feeling in my gut that we wouldn't have that happily-ever-after ending. I also never saw myself having children with him once our relationship began falling apart. I knew I didn't want children growing up in that sort of environment since Betty White was already showing signs of being scared of him. In the end, I didn't trust him to be there for me because he couldn't even be there for himself. Unfortunately, I had this eye-opening experience after we said "I do," but I don't regret anything because I have learned heaps about myself. I think it took all of this happening to finally admit that I deserved better. Most of all, I have learned to trust my gut and listen to it, rather than push it aside.




I figured I would be a crazy dog lady and live alone forever in a house full of pets (not to the animal hoarding extent, but still). I was really shocked when I hit it off so well with Pete since I was geared up for a lifetime of eating Kid Cuisines alone (mmm, corn and brownie!). I am so incredibly happy now. In the words of Cher Horowitz from Clueless, "I am totally butt crazy in love with him" and I have never been so excited to start a future together and begin the house hunting process. I hope that you guys won't mind as I update you along the way, even if I don't have much to write about in the way of marriage. That being said, what are some topics that you'd like to see me babble about in the future? I don't mind being open about any topic relating to marriage, divorce or being in a long-term relationship, post-divorce. Feel free to comment with questions and I'll tackle them in future posts!

Have any other readers decided to put purchasing a home together before marriage? Oh, and did anyone else start to crave Kid Cuisine chicken nuggets after reading my ramblings? 

Nov. 2nd, 2010

ms. candy corn

How Divorce Sometimes Leads to Happily Ever After

It's hard for me to come up with posts for Weddingbee, as I am the only bee that I know of who has documented her divorce process after blogging for well over a year about wedding plans. Several bees have also sadly gone through divorce, but are now writing about their "encore" weddings (high five to them!). As the lone bee who has opened up about a failed marriage after blogging about all things wedding-related, it can be a bit strange to try and figure out where I fit in here. 

I am now in a healthy and happy relationship with Pete and we are already almost coming up on our one year anniversary. I can't even begin to explain how nice it is to be in a relationship that is free of emotional abuse. I've read a lot of posts on the boards that make divorce out to be terrifying and something you should only do if you've been physically abused, and certainly not if you haven't even been married for at least a year. No one is a fan of divorce, but to stay in an unhealthy relationship with no hope rather than admit that things have failed, is not good for either parties. I am a huge romantic and always envisioned myself getting married and living happily ever after. I have nothing but respect for marriage and what it represents, but I had to make the decision to have more respect for myself and admit that I was not happy in any sense of the word. 

Being a 26-year-old divorced woman is full of its fair share of awkward encounters. Despite dressing my age, I am often mistaken for an 18-year-old when out in public (it isn't uncommon for me to get carded for an R-rated movie). So when I first tell people I am divorced, I am sure their initial reaction is, "are you even old enough to get married?" Recent awkward divorce encounter #1 (I'll be sure to share more in the future): When I went to change my name back to my maiden name on my drivers license, the employee at the photo ID desk congratulated me on my engagement right before asking me to smile for my photo. When he asked where my engagement ring was, I had to explain that I wasn't making the switch to my married name, I was going back to my maiden name due to divorce. Nothing makes me "say cheese!" more than having to discuss my divorce at the DMV in front of a dozen staring strangers. Alas, it comes with the territory and I can't tell you how much of a relief it is to see my maiden name on my driver's license for the first time in two years. 

After this entire experience, I have realized that getting married doesn't always make a relationship successful. Divorce is an ending, but it is also a beginning. I've been a hundred times happier during this past year and although being "the divorced girl" isn't necessarily something to be proud of, I wouldn't change a thing. I know I don't have much to contribute with wedding planning ideas, but I feel that it's important for me to continue to have a presence on Weddingbee, as I have grown immensely throughout this whole process. I'd like to be able to lend an open ear to anyone who has gone through separation, divorce or is in the middle of couples counseling and just needs someone to listen. Please don't hesitate to message me on here or even through my website. I adore Weddingbee and am so thankful to have such an amazing support group within the hive. 

Are there any posts you'd like to see from me in the future about marriage? I'm running low on post ideas that won't bum everyone out! <3

Aug. 17th, 2010

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Re-introducing Ms. Candy Corn: Part 2

The start of 2010 brought a lot of change for me. After asking for a divorce and starting the filing process last year, I was convinced I'd become the crazy lady surrounded by her five pets for the rest of my life (which I honestly had no problem with). I had only dated one person my entire life, and ended up marrying him. I had absolutely no dating experience and didn't really plan on putting myself out there. I figured no one would be interested in a woman who had recently split from her husband because that is a lot of baggage (plus the fact that I have five pets is a dealbreaker, I mean come on now), and honestly I didn't really care or mind being single. That was until I hit it off with someone and realized I'd spend my life full of regret if I didn't give the chemistry we have together a chance. Read more...Collapse )
 

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