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Healthy Meal Prep

Back at the end of February Shaun approached me with the idea of instead of grocery shopping and going out to eat doing a meal plan program. We both work full time and neither one of us feels like cooking by the time we’re home at 6pm and we haven’t had much success finding healthy recipes that A. don’t cost a fortune to make B. aren’t complicated and most importantly C. actually taste decent. Spaghetti squash is not “just like” real spaghetti – stop the lies people. So, the idea was certainly appealing – until I saw the price tag of $170 for 5 days for one person – that over $2,000 a month for our household and clearly was not happening. We liked the concept though and got a few meals from the company offering the plan and supplemented with snacks on our own. For me, the biggest victory of these meals is that they actually taste decent and unlike a lean cuisine they aren’t just low calorie they are protein rich, thus more filling. So after years of having friends talk about how great…

The Big Fake Wedding

Earlier this month Shaun and I attended a unique twist on a bridal show- The Big Fake Wedding. The concept behind this event is instead of walking around talking to vendors at their booths to experience wedding vendors at a fake wedding. This was a fun bridal event and offered the best swag; I mean that’s not why I attend these things but check out the loot I left with:
The rolled up item is this print: 
The Memphis event was held at a Thursday night at The Prop Cellar. We actually considered this location so were a little worried attending a “wedding” there was going to give us major venue regret but luckily we still love our venue. Don’t get me wrong, it was a really cool space to attend someone else’s wedding at but a little too quirky for us. We’re just traditional people.

Upon entered I was given a canvas bag to hold swag in and a program for the event. There were a few rows of seats up front like would traditionally be set out for a ceremony but most seating was at tables set-up a…

Everything Bridal with David Tutera

So apparently Friday is going to be post bridal stuff day. Today I have a review of another wedding show I recently attended - Everything Bridal. 
This show was extra special because it included celebrity wedding planner David Tutera! Tutera used to have a show called My Fair Wedding and now has one called Celebrations on WE. He is also wedding planner to the stars and has written several books. Needless to say, I was oh so very excited. 
Tickets were available for general admission or for a VIP Brides and Breakfast - which is what I attended, along with my MOH. I was looked forward to this for weeks and but unfortunately had the worst trouble sleeping that week and was quite frankly exhausted, which I'm really mad at myself about. 
The event was held at The Esplanade in Cordova and the breakfast room was so beautiful! 


After some time to mingle and sip on our juice the big moment arrived - David Tutera!

David actually sat at the table next to us (those lucky brides). Breakfast was ser…

The Pink Bride Show Review

Wow, somehow it's March already. Time flies when you're busy stressing over the most expensive day of your life. Yep, that means another wedding post.
When we started planning our wedding I relied a lot on online research, and it was very helpful but also very stressful. Too many choices and too hard to differentiate those choices. Luckily we got engaged right before "engagement season" which meant that bridal show season was soon to follow. I was a little skeptical at first and the first one we attended didn't wow us. Yes, I said we - my groom has been very involved in the process. I don't know about y'all but when I'm looking to do something I research it - A LOT! Do y'all remember when "Get Motivated" toured the country? I spent hours reading reviews so I knew exactly when the legit speakers were coming and when the scam speakers went on. But when I went to research the various wedding shows I I couldn't find much beyond their own …