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Always a Bridesmaid, that's me! I have been in my fair share of weddings and that's where the blog name comes from! Read the first post to find out more. This blog is about my life, and not just my life as a bridesmaid! I hope you enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

OH MY GOSH! Where has the summer gone!  How is it that it has been over a MONTH since I have posted anything!
Since my last posted I have finished my bridesmaid duties….(for the summer, one of very best friends has since gotten engaged and I’ll return to my duties in December),  celebrated the Fourth of July and had my sorority pledge class reunion!  Needless to say it has been super busy!
June 16th my friends Britani & Drew tied the knot in an intimate outdoor ceremony and reception.  It was so much fun! We danced all night, doing the wobble more than once.  (Side note: if you are unaware of the wobble you should learn it ASAP, I thank my dear friend Katie & a lovely video on YouTube for helping me hone my wobble skills).  The following weekend a friend of mine from middle & high school got married in sweet lil chapel in a Dallas suburb.  It was good to see her, and meet some new friends.  One of the girls, Holly, has multiple blogs and teaches a blogging class at LSU.  She has thought of some great topics for me to write about, so hopefully I can be a little more efficient in keeping up with my blog!  One of the other gals is Courtney; she was also my friend’s roommate in college.  Courtney is super funny, and lives in LA, she was most recently in the movie the Lucky One with Zac Effron.  She played his sister!  Isn’t that cool, I can’t wait to see it! 

Katie, Me, Jenni & Mary Kate at Britani's wedding.... Oh and Katie's husband Channin photo-bombing in the window!

With the beautiful bride!  It was hot, humid and we had been dancing!

Jenna the bride & me
The last weekend in June I went to the lake with some friends to celebrate the Fourth of July, it was so fun.  My ab muscles were literally sore from laughing so hard.  I love those kinds of weekends! Needless to say, I was exhausted after a few whirlwind weekends!

Celebrating Leah & Ricky's engagement and the Fourth of July in Heber Springs

Heading to the boat, McCall & I in the way way of the car.  Don't you love McCall's festive sunnies for the weekend?!
My next post deserves a post all on its own!  I can’t wait to tell yall all about my sorority pledge class reunion!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Yup, I'm still here....

Man if I did have any readers/followers I’m sure they are long gone…
I have to say the hard part about this blogging biz is coming up with things to write about!  It has been so long now I have plenty to write about!

For the past few years for the Fourth of July my mom and step-dad invite family over & everyone stays a few days swimming, hanging out and cooking out, ya know the usual.  Well since this year the 4th is on a Wednesday they decided to do it for Memorial weekend.   So a few days before the big weekend I headed to my hometown to hang out, and it was a lovely time!  I got to see some aunts, uncles, and cousins and of course spend some time with some precious nuggets that happen to be my nieces and nephew.  They are seriously cute. 

 I ended up staying the week after to help my mom get organized and clean out some things.  During this process we found some old Christmas lists that I had written, EMBARRASSING.  Does anyone else see things they have written as a youngster and get embarrassed for your younger self? Lord knows I do.  My mother tries to tell me it’s sweet, cute, I say what a nerd I was/am??  Krazy K started reading the Christmas lists out loud, and cried haha!  The first list we found the handwriting was something terrible,  I asked for  Barbie dolls, a trampoline & other  important things like that.   The next one we found you could tell I was older not only because the hand writing was better (bubbly & my I’s were dotted with circles), but also because I asked for the nicer things in life.  For example J Crew clothing accompanied by catalog page numbers where those sweet argyle sweaters could be found and Doc Martens (apparently I wasn’t sure what style I was after at that time, good ole adolescence will do that to ya). 
When I spend a good period of time at home I always think to myself “If ONLY I had known I could make money off of the funny/weird shit my mom & step-dad say…”  They are entertaining to say the least!   For example when the rapper Heavy D died, my step-dad heard the news and said “Awww man, I sure am going to miss him. I really liked Heavy D.”  I’m sorry G-money I had no idea you were such a fan of old skool rap.  Shall we pour one out by the palm tree in the backyard for your homie that has passed? (Don’t you feel like that P-Diddy & Faith Evans song should play in the background of that scene?)
Following my mini-vacay in T-town I headed to Pine Bluff for a friend’s amazing wedding.  I got to be a part of this wedding in a different way, not my normal role of a bridesmaid.  For this wedding I got to do the makeup for many of the bridesmaids and attendants.  I have always loved makeup, putting it on, buying it, learning about it, etc.  I did 10 different girls eye makeup & a few of them I did their face as well; it was great fun and good experience doing all those different faces!   I was exhausted afterwards but it didn’t stop me from having so much fun at the wedding.   There was a great band, tons of friends and GLOW STICKS what more could you ask for?!  This new…side job, I guess we will say, started when one of my besties for the resties Katie asked if I would do her makeup for her bridal portrait, I was so honored!  I also did it for her wedding.  My other good friend Britani (whose wedding is next weekend, where I will be returning to my bridesmaids’ duty) asked me if I would do her makeup for her portraits also.   Flattered yet again, I will also be doing it for her wedding.  It makes me feel good that I can make my friends feel beautiful and great on their special day!  Looking forward to an empty, relaxing weekend and gearing up for the next TWO weekends of weddings & being a bridesmaid!

A few random thoughts to close out my lengthy post here ….
Pinterest …have you ever noticed how many weird-ass nail polish design ideas there are?  OR How there are so many UGLY/TACKY clothes that are repined, or have some stupid caption for the picture like, “great dress for making the EX jealous!!!”  I want to trip those people & tell them not to write silly things like that.
This random thought is very important:  Do you watch Duck Dynasty?  If you don’t you totally should.  If you are having a bad day & need a good laugh Uncle Si will totally make you feel better.  I laugh out loud when I watch it. You won’t regret watching it, trust me.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Well Hello....

For a while my friends have been telling me I needed to start a blog.  I told them, what the hell am I going to write about, my life isn’t that exciting (although how many people do you know who have asked two different people, once in a Target parking lot and once coming out of PetCo, what kind of dog they had with ‘um only to have them reply in an indignant tone, “it’s a wolf”… Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realize walking a wolf on a leash or leaving one in the back of a truck was normal/safe….I digress).  My friends think it will be funny to read, I guess they think I am funny???? 
As for the title of my blog Always a Bridesmaid, that’s me.  While I am sure that there are plenty of other gals out there that have been in far more weddings then me, I would say I am a pro.  Within the past 3 or so years I have been in Jenni, Holly, Mary Kate, Katie,  this summer Britani,  and Jenna’s weddings, and I’m sure more to come! Now that I have listed them it doesn’t seem like as many but I guarantee my bank account would disagree! (That’s a lot of dresses!)  Don’t take it the wrong way, all of these people mean the world to me and are near and dear to my heart <3 <3 (yes I just made emoticon hearts, so sue me).  I am so honored to have been a part of all of these joyous occasions and quite frankly would have been very hurt had I not been!  I had a wonderful time being in these weddings & made great memories being a part of all my little love muffin’s big day!  Buuuut I am beginning to feel a bit like that ole gal from 27 dresses! Ha-ha
  The funny thing is that if I lived in any other area of the country (born & raised southern girl) it would not be a big deal that I am (cough) 27 (cough) and not married.  But since I do live in the south and I am the afore mentioned age, I am considered an old maid, put me out to pasture, it’s time for me to join the convent!  I think I enjoy shopping & other things too much to actually join the nunnery so that option is out. Most of the time I don’t feel this way and I’m pretty happy with my life, occasionally I hate being the last of my kind (single that is) and I would most definitely like someone to share my time with, but I am also not willing to just settle on some ole fellow just for the hell of it!  I’d also like to not be pressured to head out to the dance floor while Single Ladies blares and have to try to catch a bouquet. If you are a true friend you will spare the single ladies in your life!  The best part is that I know that when my time does roll around, (I mean marriage, not death), that all those lovely ladies will be there for me!!
Now of course not all my posts will be in regards to bridesmaidsness or weddings, they will be my random thoughts, or activities.  Although this is part of the reason I never wanted to do this before because who really cares what I do with my time, (it does all seem a bit narcissistic dontcha think?????)  Krazy K (that’s my mom, you can thank one of my dear friends for that nickname) she cares but she already knows what I do! She thinks I spend too much time at Target & gets annoyed and says “that must be nice” when she asks what I am doing and I say "nothing".  So there you have it, my first post. I am sure you found it mildly enjoyable so until next time, here’s to catching the bouquet!