About Damn time!!

So, back in February, I drug poor Matt to see my favorite band in the world- Flogging Molly.  There were two opening bands that I had never heard of, but was curious about type of music they would be.  The first band (whose name I can’t remember) wasn’t BAD; just not something I particularly liked.  Then we were treated to The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, and I immediately fell in love with them.  I immediately headed to iTunes to find their music, only to find them not there.  Sad Beth. 🙁

Well, 6 months later, and they’ve made it to iTunes!  Seriously, with songs like “Your Cousin’s on Cops” and “Walmart Killed the Country Store,” it’s like they were writing just for me!  Even if you’re not a big country/blues/honkey tonk/gospel fan, you can still appreciate their talent.  I lurve them.  😀

New scrapbook pages

I’ve got two more pages to share:

webkillerlook.jpgwebtoocool.jpgThe first one cracks me up, because Molly really would love nothing more than to destroy my camera with just her mind.  She now runs away every time she sees it- kinda like Matt!  I though the second one was funny, just because I am SO far from cool.  But overall, I like the colors I used, and the style isn’t very girly, which was what I was going for.  🙂

Blows light layer of dust off this thing

She lives!  I really hate how I can get so quiet sometimes.  I don’t fall off the face of the planet, I swear!


-Made my first batch of soap with Jessi.  Am now OFFICIALLY addicted.  My next soaps will be a replacement for Irish Spring, a baby soap, and bacon soap.  I definitely have to get better molds for the soaps though.

-Took some awesome pictures of Laura, but I am saving those for my professional blog, which needs to go up soon.  I think I may put that up before I put up the website.  I’m having the worst time with picking out images for the portfolio.  I guess it’s because I’m just starting out, and don’t have a huge variety of images.  Definitely need to get on the ball with that.

-Speaking of portfolio: am going to start working on a small graphic design portfolio as well.  I am the type of person who is never going to be satisfied doing just one thing (translation: I’m a spaz), so maybe I can throw in an occasional design project between weddings. 

-See’s candy is awesome, and am now WAY too fat.  Matt and I’ve made a deal- once we reach our target weight, and maintain it, we get rewarded.  As in Matt get’s his eyes fixed, and I get a trip to Ireland.  I’m hoping my goal will be reached in time to make the trip for our five year anniversary.  We’ll see.

-Going vegetarian for a month:  I am still planning on starting mid-September.  I’ve been doing a lot of research, and have collected a bunch of recipes.  I am also slowly starting to cut out meat.  Made mushroom burgers the other day….they weren’t too bad.  I know it’s not going to be easy, but I really think I can do it.  My goal in all of this is to kickstart some healthier eating habits.  I rely too much on meat and starch, and don’t eat nearly enough veggies.  Matt can be a meatatarian if he wants, but I know that my current diet isn’t going to help me lose weight.

Finally, Addison turns 2 in a week!  He’s getting so big, and is honestly the best behaved child I have ever seen.  I know that when Matt and I have kids, we will not be so lucky.  I was a brat as a kid, and I know Karma is going to bit my ass.