Lawn Care? Huh?

Over the last few days, I've been noticing a lot of the neighbors working on their yards. Laying seed? Fertilizing? Putting down new mulch? As a newbie at yard care, I am well aware that I am probably supposed to be doing something similar, but haven't the slightest about what that "something similar" is for our yard. I also know that even one season's worth of neglect could mean at least a couple years of recovery to undo the damage. That is a ridiculous amount of pressure...over GRASS. Perhaps if my lawn could be more considerate of the fact we are in mid wedding planning chaos and not be so needy at the moment, that would be fantastic.

But seriously, how is it that some yards around the neighborhood already have lush, green grass, yet ours continues to look like dry, dead-ness. Don't get me wrong, the lush yards are very few and far between, so I don't feel quite so much like a failure. Most neighbors seem to have the same, neglectful and lazy attitude that we do for the time being. Even more challenging, is dealing with the timing of the crazy-ass Kansas weather. Sure, it's 70 degrees today...but in 4 days? Highs in the 40s and possibly freezing at night. How do you plan around THAT crazy good lawn people!?

Amidst watching some NCAA basketball, Google research on Spring time lawn care has been dominating my computer this weekend. The fun is set to begin next weekend, whatever that fun may entail. Wish us luck. :)

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Atlanta in 24hrs - GO

OK, so it's slightly more than 24hrs, but I leave tomorrow early evening, and come back Wednesday night. This may go on record as the fastest work trip I have ever taken and I couldn't be more thrilled about that. Compared to the three week long Germany, China, Singapore excursion back in 2007, I welcome this one day trip with open arms. We typically are exhibitors at this annual event, and I would already have been on day 4 of my trip by tomorrow. But not THIS year! Hoorray! Bring on the exhaustion of one day walking the entire Georgia convention center in six hours, grabbing as much s.w.a.g. as humanly possible, and flying back that same evening. I'll let ya know if I nab anything good. I'm expecting to enter at least 5 drawings for iPads. :)

Awww Yeah

It is no secret that Jared and I are ice cream fanatics. I mean we practically found love over late night and blizzards, concretes, and sundaes after our evening softball games. Truth be told, my wedding dieting has been derailed more than once due to ice cream (well, that and Nutella, but that's for another post). :)

So when Jared and I were considering our wedding dessert, something about a standard wedding cake just didn't seem right to us. Don't get me wrong, wedding cake is DELICIOUS, but it wouldn't be an evening complete without ice cream in our eyes. This wedding is ours, after all. We might as well do what we want! Then, as if by some crazy and awesome coincidence, I happened upon a new creation from Cold Stone Creamery. Enter, Ice Cream Cupcakes. For Reals?!!?

Picture this....A base layer of cake (red velvet, yellow, or devil's food, any flavor of cold stone ice cream you wish, topped with icing, all held together by a chocolate cup. Ummmm...YES PLEASE. We couldn't get to the nearest shop fast enough. We had to try these babies out. Long story short, they are as amazing as you'd expect. Although it's not set in stone, Jared and I are about 99% sure that these lovelies will make an appearance come dessert time at the reception (With a few personal touches). :)

Thank you Cold Stone geniuses. :)