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Dollar Tree: Great for Peanut Butter Crackers and Wedding Swag Too!

In saving money, Wedding on March 17, 2010 at 6:02 pm

I Found myself wandering around william cannon and decided today was the day I would venture into the dollar store. Dollar Tree to be exact. Great place for wedding glassware and fabric flowers if you are using any.  On normal day to day items I left with: 2 boxes of cereal, Campbell’s soups, little peanut butter crackers for lunches, sponges, scrubber brushes, cleaning supplies, swiffer cloths and kitchen towels for under $20. Sweet. One word of warning, I saw soup for less at H-E-B later that day, so don’t be fooled. Items I will go back for come wedding time are: Pint glasses, small cylinder vases, martini glasses (seriously, they’re pretty nice and we don’t have any!) and dish towels.  And they also have great items for purchase by the case online such as wedding bubbles and candles. As you can see, I’m quite excited about this. I’ll take saving money from anywhere I can. Oh and if you’re in that neighborhood (500ish William Cannon.. in Austin) Rick’s cleaner is $2.65 and item for dry cleaning!


David’s Bridal is… interesting.

In Chic, Wedding on March 14, 2010 at 4:41 pm

I took the plunge and decided to make an appointment at the big, bad David’s Bridal. I wouldn’t say I bombed, or found anything of my dreams either. I was in dressing room 32, meaning there were more than 32 dressing rooms. I tried on the dress that is prominently displayed on the front page of their web site. I won’t post a pic since my fiancé reads my site. So ladies, go check it out.  It’s really pretty. And every bride considering D’s Bridal will probably try it on. Does that weird anyone else out? I tried one other dress on that I kinda liked but the material felt like paper. So there. Back to square uno on the thrifty dress search.  I’m in the process of checking out the outlets. Do they carry bridal wear? I’m actually having a hard time finding anything in my area besides David and Co. Definitely feel free to give me genius suggestions.

A Little Wedding Dress Inspiration

In Wedding on March 10, 2010 at 4:41 pm

Here you have it. I absolutely love these ladies and would love to emulate them on that “big day, ” but  the question really is: how to not look utterly ridiculous?

Exciting News

In Chic on March 3, 2010 at 11:28 am

Hi guys, so lets see what’s been going on in the life of miss v? Well, on one very exciting note, I will soon enough become a Mrs. V. Chris proposed to me on our second year anniversary at a rooftop bar with the beautiful frost tower behind us. We are now in semi-full search of locations, colors and most importantly, how to make our wedding thrifty and of course chic. I’ve been perusing through a few wedding blogs, but am in need of any help I can get here. Any DIY and/or budget suggestions? We’re also thinking about a 1930’s or 1940’s theme. So excited!

Little Red Vespa

In Chic, driving, travel on January 15, 2010 at 7:04 pm

Speaking of thrifty things, I own what may be the most thrifty transportation out there. A little red scooter named Bettie. Now the rain that is pounding at my window does not play so well with scooter ownership, but come spring…. man I’ll be “beep beep-ing” my way through Austin’s streets. The gas runs me about $1 a week when I’m riding it daily and the parking is incredible. I’d reccommend it to anyone not overly worried about helmet hair! Get more info at Vespa’s site if you are interested. And no, that isn’t me looking ever so sophisticated at la playa.