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7.13.2017

WHAT'S IN MY FRIDGE - 1 WEEK BEFORE MY WEDDING - FRIDGE TOUR


I don't know what came over me, but I suddenly had the urge to share what's in my fridge while at the gym! So here it is, a very spontaneous video sharing what we are eating and have in our fridge - 1 week before the wedding! 

We certainly aren't the most healthy people, and I know there are a lot of things I shouldn't be eating int here, but this is just what we are choosing to do to feel our best before the wedding. I'm hoping it might spark some inspiration or your taste buds! 

Xo, Andrea
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7.10.2017

MY BRIDAL SHOWER


I still can't believe all this is finally here! 11 years together, 2 years engaged and we are days away from being married!

This past weekend my lovely mom and bridesmaids put on a bridal shower for me and since I have the worlds worst memory - I had to document it :)

Ken was nice enough to offer to drop me off at my mom's house before heading to a round of golf.  AND even though he was running late, he still agreed to jump out of the car to snap a few photos with me before he took off. He looks so dark cute all nerded out in his golf gear. He looks like a golfing dad, doesn't he?!?


My mom was so excited about these cake pops - as she should be! They were a hit!

She has a friend who does these amazing cookies and cake pops and had some specially made for the shower. She had them done in my favourite neutral colours to coordinate with the big day. Not only were they pretty decor on the food table, but they were SO tasty. I was strong and only had one of the cake pops. I managed to stay clear of the cookies (pictured later in the post), but Ken didn't do nearly as well. I think he ended up eating about 4 cookies and 1 cake pop.

The sugar deprivation is really starting to kick in, haha.


My mom has had this huge club chair for ages now, and it made a perfect head chair for the day! They decorated it with a few pomp pomps and I joked that I felt like a character from game of thrones sitting in that thing! It was huge!


My beautiful bridesmaids that have done one heck of a job planning all my festivities leading up to the wedding!


The lovely cookies that nearly had me off my wedding diet wagon!


We call this our family portrait. The family pup, Chico, certainly rules the roost. I was a little nervous having him run around all my friends and family because he tends to get very protective and nip. It's very common for chihuahuas to be nippy but he's working on his bad habits, haha. But I'm happy to report that he did surprisingly well! Right up until the very end when he nipped a friends toes as she went to say goodbye :(


11 crazy, wonderful years in a few photos hung on the mantle.


My sister and I unintentionally matching with our "granny pleats" and the little ankle biter on the right.


My sister and best buddy Bubbs found these amazing champagne glasses that say "Mr" and "Mrs" on them. I love them so much! I think I might actually pass them along to our wedding planners on our rehearsal day to set on our dinner table on the wedding.


Bubbs and I playing the parts of Mr. and Mrs. to match the glasses. The finger on her face is suppose to be mustache, haha!


I was trying to stay reasonably healthy, but with all the tasty options, I had to dive in. I feel like I stayed in control with the portions haha. All the nervous have been helping in that department. With all this attention on me, I find my usually insatiable appetite is nearly non existent. 


Soon to be Mrs!


Is my mom not the cutest? However cute you might think she is in real live - times it by 100.
That face says it all. She is superwomen. 


You see the problem I had?!? SO hard to stay away from all this! Plus we had a ton of leftovers that were calling my name all evening.


My very creative sister came up with a few games for us to play. One of the games was Wedding Charades. It certainly produced a few giggles and red faces.


Probably shouldn't post this one, especially considering the slight embarrassment of my bachelorette party posts here, here and here. But what the heck. After the wedding fun, we will be back to normal PG content :)


Unfortunately, I didn't get a photo with me and all my girlfriends, but I was able to wrangle all the moms and aunts together for a photo. Memories!


On the left is the second game that my sister put together. They were true and false questions that the group had to answer and let me tell you, she didn't exactly paint a pretty picture of me! Haha There were a few embarrassing ones in there! The top score was 16/20 which I thought was pretty darn good, so I thought it would be fun to give Ken the same quiz when he got home from golf to see how he would fair. My uncle administered the quiz and Ken raced through it in no time! He scored a whopping 20/20! Didn't even budge on the tricky ones! That guy sure knows me well.


The constant bagger.  The product of my mom giving in to him 100 times a day. This dog gets more cheese than you would believe. Livin' the golden life - that's for sure!

I hope you enjoyed this little recap of my shower! I had such an amazing time and I was so grateful to everyone that took the time to come out! We all know that summers are crazy busy with other weddings and tons of festivities - so I was over the moon so many were able to make it :)

Let the countdown begin!

Xo,  Miss Andrea
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6.27.2017

LAS VEGAS OUTFITS


Holy smokes I've been MIA over here. The wedding madness is really getting to me. I'm getting SO excited but also VERY nervous.  All at the same time. It's been a roller coaster! Needless to say, it's meant the blog has been put on the back burner. But not to worry, things will certainly pick up again once the wedding has come and gone - which isn't far off now! 

I thought I'd make my return today by sharing the last of my bachelortte party photos from Vegas with you! The previous two posts (here and here) were more about what we did during the days we were there, but this one is outfit heavy. I hope you enjoy it! 


This outfit was what I wore to the pool on the Sunday. I don't have a full shot of the bikini but the bottoms are a super cute high waist cut from Forever21. The skirt is also from Forever21 and was last seen here in our Hawaii posts. I had to add my veil crown for good measure :)


In the evening, we were still feeling a little rough from the big night out, but still managed to get ourselves dressed and outside for a few pictures :)

Unfortunately the dress is super old. It was actually last featured on the blog way back when we were Tropea, Italy! You can see the whole post here. It was one of my favourite posts for a very long time :)


We kept the evening pretty casual with a few beers at a games bar before spending hours wandering around before dinner. 


This is the 'hair of the dog' as they call it.


Can't go anywhere without this one (my bridesmaid) throwing a few bucks in a machine.


We landed at the Wolfgang Puck restaurant and it was absolutely delicious! They even came by with this complementary creme brûlée! YUM! Wedding diets just don't happen during a stagette...


These last few shots were actually taken just after we landed back in Vancouver. So this was the outfit I wore on the plane home. I also wore the same outfit on our way to Vegas. I wanted something comfortable but also still a little bridal feeling. The white top and fine detail print of the kimono definitely gave me that casual bridal look I was going for. It was also worked as an extra layer of warmth before we left Vancouver because we hadn't exactly hit summer temperatures at that point. But it was easy to throw in my bag once we landed in smoking hot Vegas :)


The Gucci Bag is a recent purchase and I absolutely love it! I was originally looking at the simple Soho Disco bags but in the end decided to go with something a bit more unique. I wasn't sure if I was going to have trouble pairing it with outfits because of the bright red colour, but it has been surprisingly easy to style! It's a perfect summer bag :)

Xo, Andrea

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6.05.2017

THUNDER FROM DOWN UNDER SHOW - LAS VEGAS

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You'll have to excuse the very poor quality of these photos.  I was doing my best to document the evening, but as you can imagine, the more cocktails I had, the more fuzzy the photos got. Anyways, I hope you enjoy it despite the fuzziness - it kind of helps you see the night through my (also fuzzy) eyes! :)

party ready

After our big afternoon by the pool (see the whole post here), the girls and I headed to our rooms to get washed up for the next big event of the day. As most bachelorette parties do, we had the girls dress in black and I was in all white, along with the sash and "bride to be" crown. 

We had a little pre-party at the room with champagne and a few games, one of which was called "pin the _____ on the hunk" - you can fill in the blank there. It was an adult version of pin the tail on the donkey. And I got it spot on! - for the record.

italian pasta

Since we had a long day of day drinking by the pool and had another long night ahead of us - we decided on a huge italian carb loaded meal. It was all family style and we definitely over ordered, but boy was it good! Exactly what we needed before a night of festivities.

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Another little game we played during dinner. Just to spice things up a little bit. It was a little surprising what some of those girls admitted to! Haha When in Vegas!

funder from down under show

The highlight of the night! The Thunder from Down Under Show! What a perfect show for a bachelortte party. IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! So full of energy and excitement! I was dying to go back again the next day but we managed to hold off - haha. 

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The gang before heading in - full of excitement! 

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One things we really loved about the Thunder From down Under show was that the audience is arranged by tables, rather than in rows of seating. The tables are quite small, but you have enough room to rest your drink AND.....the men join in the audience and dance on the table tops! Yes! Up close and personal! They literally just move your drinks to the side and hop on up!

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We didn't want the show to end! So we hopped up on stage (with the rest of the screaming gals) for a photo with the guys. While we waited, Alexander (back row, on the left) twirled me around and we had a little salsa dance. He tossed me around like a toy doll! It was amazing! Haha

Andrew (the one whos lap I am on - haha!) was my favourite. We all had our flavour that we liked. I have had this photo out on display since we got home and Ken keeps hiding it on me. He knows it's all in fun and games but prefers not to look directly at it - haha. He keeps says "well maybe Andrew can do that for you" or "wheres Andrew?" "Maybe you should ask Andrew!" Haha I love that he has a sense of humour about it.


As you can imagine, the remainder of the night is pretty blurry. We did get a little video footage that will come in a recap video down the road, but I couldn't find any photos. 

After the show, we ended up at Coyote Ugly, where I danced on stage! We also made it to Hooters, and to a few other places. My shoes were killing me despite all the liquor so, like a classy lady, I ended up barefoot on the strip before we found a small store to buy a pair of flats in. I even wore my comfy heels! But when you are on the move as much as we were, you are bound the end up hobbling. Not my finest moment, but I can blame it on the fact that it was my bachelorette party :) And it makes for fun memories now.

Xo, Andrea 

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