Sunday, May 8, 2011

Need Readers' Help! Wedding Fun!

I got to spend the day with this handsome fellow ...


Doesn't get much better than that!  
My 4 year old nephew is as cute as they come.

I had a really productive weekend.  On Friday evening the hubby and I stayed in and had an easy dinner of Annie's mac and cheese.  I also juiced a beet, grapefruit, orange, and some pineapple.

On Saturday we met my sister for breakfast at our favourite restaurant, 13th Avenue Coffee House.  
We tried the new breakfast bowls, and they were awesome!  

I had the Golden Bowl, and the hubby had the Power Bowl.

We then spent the day making my sister and her fiance's wedding invitations.  
It went really well, and they turned out beautifully, fitting perfectly with their colours and formal, traditional theme.

The hubby made maps to include with the invites.

My sister also brought a sample favour to show me.   
Her future-mother-in-law is making them, and they are consistent with Italian tradition, but they are even more special because the confetti is chocolate filled.

I snacked on this in the late afternoon when I realized I hadn't eaten lunch:

For dinner on Saturday night we met up with some friends and went to a struggling German restaurant in the city called Bavarian Forest.  We like to support local restaurants, and figured we would give this a try.

The Caesar salad that they brought out to start was alright, but my meal wasn't what I expected.  I ordered meatloaf topped with a fried egg, and got something that resembled a slab of bologna with a fried egg instead.  It wasn't good.  The dough on the side was pretty decent, and I ate about 1/2 of it.

This morning I had a Green Monster (3 giant handfuls spinach, 1 cup unsweetened chocolate Almond Breeze, 1 T hemp hearts, and 1 tsp cocoa) before heading to the University to watch the hubby compete in a triathlon.

It was a gorgeous summery day - ideal spectator weather.

We spent the afternoon with our little nephew, grocery shopping and playing, before having a mothers' day dinner at the in-laws.

Do you have any weddings to attend or to be a part of this summer?  
Do you like weddings?  What is your favourite part of a wedding?  

Reader Help: Please Email Answers

I need the help of my readers.  I have a couple questions, and would love to hear your answers.  If you could EMAIL me any ideas you have to I would really appreciate it.  
My sister reads my blog/comments, so I would like some special ideas that she doesn't know about to surprise her with!

What is the best idea/coolest thing (game/food/anything) you have ever seen at a  bridal shower?
What was your favourite part of your shower?
What is the coolest/best idea you have seen for a bachelorette party?
What was your favourite absolute shower/wedding gift?

Also, a HUGE congratulations to my girl Diana and her new husband Glenn who tied the knot in NY yesterday.  I am so happy for you both, and wish you all the best in your new life together.


Allysia said...

I have absolutely nothing wedding-related to contribute, unfortunately...but I've been meaning to hit up 13th to try their new breakfast bowls and I can't wait to try them!

suki said...

Wish I could help ya, but I haven't attended very many! :P

Yelena said...

I love weddings so much- everything about them makes me happy. I'm emailing you some answers ;)

All of the invites look great and your nephew is adorable.

Averie said...

nothing about my suggestions for batchlorette parties are too original. but they are fun :)

if i could go bacn and re-receive gifts, i wish that i would have gotten big ticket appliances, i.e. vitamix, stand mixer, etc

Kat said...

Those invites are amazing!! My hubby and I did our wedding all on our own, so it wasnt anything fancy or crazy. We did however have sparkling lights behind our table that were GOREGOUS. I'd have to show you a picture for you to understand, but EVERYONE loved them :)

Kacy said...

Those bowls look insanely good!

Shabby Chic Mom said...

Your nephew is adorable. I will emailnu too!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful invites!! Your nephew is so cute!

winkingannie said...

Ahh! I don't have any answers. I'm getting married in less than three months. Feel free to pass along any great tips!

Alaina said...

Thanks for putting my picutre up. Now Heather and I know you don't think we're ugly/uncool and you're not embarassed to be friends with us... ;P I also love the pic of little man playing the drum. We have SO MUCH SCHNITZEL in our fridge.

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Your nephew is a so darn adorable. Talk about a future stud in the making!

I don't have any weddings to attend this year. I was invited to a blogger friend's wedding in Charlotte in June but i can't make it to that... Next year I have 3 weddings, 2 of which I will be a bridesmaid in. :)

If I am in the wedding, my fave part of the wedding weekend is actually the rehearsal dinner. The food tends to be better since they are serving a smaller crowd, and it's more intimate/laid back. As a guest, my favorite part is seeing the look on the guy's face when the girl walks down the aisle!

Anonymous said...

Those shades are pretty cool! What a cutie.

The invitations and favours look beautiful. So much work, non?

I sent an e-mail with some suggestions. Hope they help!

Vanessa @ Swift as Shadows said...

LOVE Annie's mac and cheese! Looks like you put pepper on it -- I'll have to try that next time. =)

Anonymous said...

aw thanks for the shout out!! emailing you right now!!!

Why am I here??? said...

13th Ave. Coffee House is my NEW fav. restaurant! YUM!