Sunday, October 20, 2013

World of a 20 Something

Welcome to the life of a twenty something... I was trying to clean up my mess of a bedroom last week and had had to take a minute, reflect, and snap a picture when all I had left on top of my dresser was the three items above. During my quick reflection and snapshot, I realized that this picture depicts pretty well the life of a twenty something girly girl like me. 

* On the left is a card I bought for the newly married couple whose fairy tale wedding I was in last weekend. In the middle is the card that my lifelong best friend sent me to ask her to be her Maid of Honor (of course I said "YES!" this will be my first time being the MOH - insert nervous emoji). On the right is the thoughtful gift my roommate of seven years gave her bridesmaids for throwing her bachelorette party. (She even sent one to a friend who couldn't make it because she lives too far away! Most thoughtful bride ever-she really is in more ways than one.)

I am currently living the adage "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride," and I don't say that in a sarcastic bitter way, because let me tell you something... I LOVE being a bridesmaid, and I must admit, it is something at which I am becoming skilled. I've been spending most of my free time attending and planning bridal showers, bachelorette parties, rehearsal dinners, and weddings as of late, and therefore haven't been able to share some of the wonderful events I've been a part of and show of my bridesmaid skills to the blog world. 

Before I get carried away, there are a few characteristics that would probably be classified as traits that are less than desirable in a bridesmaid. I'm going to list those first, because, as I told the police officer who pulled me over the day after a bachelorette party where I lost my driver's license, I like bad news first. 

Negative trait 1: Sometimes I don't pay attention to details... which is good in some situations, but not when dealing with brides who have planned every minute detail of the most important day, thus far, of their life.

Negative trait 2: I procrastinate. I get everything done on time... but I may have to take a sick day to do so.

Let's accentuate the positive now.

1. I have no problem telling other people that the bachelorette party/shower/wedding is not about them to get them to shut their face and not upset the bride. 

"Yes, I do like the dress, maybe if you didn't have fake boobs, it would actually fit you."

"It really doesn't matter if you're hungry right now, it's not about you."

"Yes you probably should have gotten a spray tan, but it's too late now."

"It really doesn't matter what you wear, because no one is going to be looking at you."

And I say it all with a smile on my lips, because I wouldn't want anyone to get upset! 

2. I will wear anything, and I mean anything, that the bride tells me to. (Luckily, my friends all have amazing taste, therefore this hasn't been really tested yet.)

3. I love the whole process of taking pictures. Most people complain about this part of the day, but for some reason I like watching the bride get her picture taken, and I love when I get my moment in the spotlight with her. 

4. I bring enough five hour energy to supply myself and anyone who needs an energy boost. Every party has a pooper, but it's not going to me, or anyone around me! 

5. I will party until the bachelorette/bride&groom can't party any longer, and then after for the benefit of the other guests.

The moral of the story is that I love weddings, I love being a guest; I completely think it's an honor to be invited to be a maid and I relish every minute of it. 

Here are some photos of what I've been up to the past few weeks. 

Bachelorette party in Louisville (the bars are open until 4 a.m.!).

 Brunette Barbie likes to party!  his is in honor of Princess Katie's last picture before she got engaged... And many nights before and after her engagement.  Love her.
Avoiding having too many male reproductive organs, these drink tags were a hit.  I got them at Spencer's Gifts.  I felt like I needed a shower after leaving that place though.  It was worth it.  

Emily's Fairy Tale Wedding 

She had these glasses for everyone in the wedding party to drink out while we were getting ready.  She had them made on Etsy.  I loved them!  

The beautiful Cincinnati skyline the morning after the wedding.  Also the morning after I ate Skyline Chili, a Cincinnati favorite, at two a.m. in a bridesmaid dress, with my dad, and sister (who was wearing yoga pants and slippers).

Until next time... Cheers!


  1. obsessed with you. you are the perfect bridesmaid, for serious. i love you i love you i love you!

  2. oh hey, so you need to write more blog posts.
    mer in america.

  3. 2 am chili a bridesmaids dress...perfection! love reading your blog girly :) btw I nominated you for the Leibster , check it out
    xoxo Brittany (Fabulously Faint)

    1. Ahhh!!!! Thanks!!! I need to get on that STAT!!

      Happy Thanksgiving!