Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Photography question and Sperry giveaway winner

A quick question for all the former brides out there- how long did it take you to see the proofs of your wedding pictures? At the wedding, our photographer told us that her turnaround time is 4-6 weeks. So far, she has only posted one picture as a "teaser" on her facebook page and I have not seen any others from her. Two friends who got married after us already have their professional pictures posted on facebook. I understand that you need to wait for quality work, and appreciate that, but patience is not a virtue that I possess at all and I just want to see my pictures already!

With that said, I realized that even though I had picked a winner for the Sperry Top-Sider giveaway, I had never posted it on here, which would explain why the winner hadn't contacted me. Whoops. Sorry folks, it was a bit of a drama-filled weekend over in my neck of the woods. Anyways, enough rambling, seriously, congratulations to

Please email me with your mailing address, shoe size, and the pair you would like and I will pass that along.

Many thanks again to Sperry Top-Sider for sponsoring this giveaway.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

a few wedding pictures

Tomorrow marks one month since TLS and I became husband and wife. So happy right now. (Yes, I realize this is still the honeymoon phase of the marriage.) I had promised that I was going to post wedding pictures on the blog ASAP, but was waiting for a bit hoping to see the official ones from the photographer. It looks like it's going to be a little while longer, but I saw some gorgeous ones from one of our guests today and I just had to share them.

Our Reception Space

One of the tables

Close up of our centerpieces- I love limes!

Making our entrance into the reception

please don't drop me!

first dance!

the views from our reception


Monday, June 20, 2011

making a list, checking it twice

My birthday is now less than a month away. I have decided that I will be turning 24 this year. 24 is a good number. It means I can still say I'm in my "early twenties." I like that. Let's stick with that. As usual, this is around the time of the year when I make my birthday wishlist for myself, my family, and TLS, and they all lovingly ignore it.

What's on my list this year?
1. KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 qt. Stand Mixer in Empire Red
I have only been drooling over this baby for like 4 years now. Maybe it's because I'm married now, but I have managed to finally convince my mother that she really wants to buy this for me. She ordered it today. (Insert high pitched sorority girl shriek here.) I can.not.wait. I've already named her. (Her being the mixer.) Kitty KitchenAid. (I may not leave my kitchen at all for all of July and August.)

2. A Sock Monkey

Don't ask me why because even I don't really know, but for the past few months I have become strangely fixated with the idea of owning one. We have an exorbitant amount of stuffed animals at home that really only seems to get bigger with each passing month. A sock monkey would complete it perfectly. I have been trying to not-so-subtly let my husband know that a sock monkey would make a perfect "going in to the hospital" gift. I am pretty much a big baby and can not for the life of me handle needles or IVs and always need to have a stuffed animal there to squeeze any time a needle gets inserted into me. (Yea, this made that one solid month I spent at the hospital a few years back a real blast.) Sock monkey would be the perfect IV companion.

3. Jonathan Adler Whale Salt and Pepper Shakers
I adore whales. I adore and collect salt and pepper shakers. This cute set just makes sense for my life. But it ultimately falls under the category of "things that you want but would never buy yourself so you hope to get it as a gift."

4. Monogrammed Anything
New last name= have to get new monogrammed EVERYTHING in my world. Working on building up my collection of monograms from scratch again. Would love almost anything monogrammed but partial to notecards- especially these from Horchow
and this baseball cap from Marley Lilly

5.  Tiffany & Co. Twist Bow ring and/or Pendant in Silver
Self explanatory.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

You Ever Have those Days

Where it seems like the smallest thing that can go wrong will set you completely over the edge and off balance?

Yea. Well. I do.

Sending an engagement card to a friend now. It's the first one I'm writing since I got a new last name and new address labels. Can not find those address labels for the life of me. My office looks like a tornado just blazed threw it and spewed out monograms. Seriously. Where the heck could they be?

ETA: found them literally 2.5 seconds after I hit post. Blogging really is good for you!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Sperry Top-Sider Giveaway!

In case you haven't already heard, Sperry Top-Sider is hosting a fabulous Summer Share Sweepstakes! One lucky winner will receive a 1 week summer share in Nantucket for up to 5 friends (if you win- remember, I'm a friend!), 2 first prize winners will receive a Sony Cybershot camera and a pair of Sperry Top-Siders, and 10 second prize winners will receive a Sperry beach bag filled with a beach towel and a pair of Sperry Top-Siders.

Sound amazing, doesn't it?

Well the fabulosity doesn't end there. In order to celebrate, Sperry has generously offered one lucky Preppy Girl Meets World reader a free pair of Top-Siders. Yes. You read that right.

The lucky winner will get to choose a pair from these three pairs:

1) Women's Cloud Logo Authentic Original 2-eye boat shoe in Liberty Ditsy Floral
2) Men's Authentic Original Canvas Boat Shoe in Olive
3) Men's 75th Anniversary CVO in Nantucket Red

To enter:
1) Please visit the Sperry Top-Sider Summer Share Sweepstakes here and enter. (This is mandatory.) After that, please comment on this post saying that you've entered and what pair of Sperrys you would bring with you if you won.
2) Become a follower of my blog through Google Friend Connect.
3) Blog about this giveaway or post it on your sidebar. (Please post a link to your post if you do.)
4) Follow me on twitter (@whaleflipflops) and tweet about this giveaway with the link in your tweet.
5) You will also get one entry for any person who enters and says that you referred him or her.

Please leave all entries in one comment.

This giveaway will run until Thursday, June 23rd and will close at midnight EST. I will post the winner on or around that Friday.

Thank you to Sperry Top-Sider for sponsoring this giveaway.

I will leave you all with pictures of the shoes that I would want to bring with me in case I won the sweepstakes:

The Jellyfish Thong in Navy Red Stripe
Perfect for the Fourth of July!
Women's Bluefish 2-eye Boat Shoe in Navy/Seersucker
My current "lust" pair.
Women's Marin Slip On in Navy Ticking Stripe
How cute would these be with a dress or skirt?