Monday, March 30, 2009

Community Happenings

Want to find out what's happening in Hampton Roads? Check out the community page under "All that's Eagle" on

Right now we have all the details about Karaoke for the Cure at Knuckleheads , the RecruitMilitary Career Fair , Police Unity Tour 1st Annual Kids Ride, and the 16th Annual North American Sand Soccer Festival .

Friday, March 27, 2009

Making our invitations- help!

So in order to save money Brian and I decided to just make our own invitations. Seemed like a good idea at the time. We spent all day today printing things like the response cards and the rain site cards and have finished up everything except for the envelopes.

This is where we ran into trouble. We have no inner envelope. Didn't really think too much about it when buying the DIY invites...other than to think, well that's less paper wasted.

But now we've realized just what that inner envelope was for- writing out the name of each person who is invited. Like kids. Now that we only have the outer envelope, which will say Mr. and Mrs John Doe...where they heck do we put little Johnny Doe?

One friend suggested we simply say "Mr and Mrs. John Doe and family." But that leaves it a little too open for them to bring along a second cousin who we hadn't factored into the guest count.

Another suggestion was to hand write all of the family member names on the response cards ourselves so that they know just who is invited. Is this tacky?


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Slick Deal Thursdays

I am all about coupons and good deals so every Thursday night in the 7pm hour I've got "Stephanie's Slick Deals." Plus, check out my flightcrew page on for slick deals I've found throughout the week.

Here are tonight's finds:

Tomorrow is the last day for Free Breakfast Week at Chick-Fil-A! Visit any participating Va Beach Chick-Fil-A restaurant from 6:30am-10:30am to receive the featured breakfast entree FREE! FYI-Tomorrow's featured item is the fruit cup so you get be a little healthy tomorrow :) has a $25 printable coupon to save on your tax preparation at Jackson Hewitt valid through April 30. ....

....Food Lion is having a Dollar sale this week…Hunt’s Snack Pack puddings are a dollar, along with Jeno’s Pizza and Chef Boyardee Pasta and Microwave bowls. Edy’s Ice cream and Scott Paper Towels Buy One Get One Free.....

....Farm Fresh: Thomas Original English Muffins Buy One Get One Free. 10 ounce can of Maxwell House is only 1.98. Get your caffeine fix!!!

....Kroger has 88 cent sale for 4 days only…Banquet pot pies 2 for 88 cents, Kroger Mac and Cheese 2 for 88 cents and Kroger spaghetti is 88 cents prices good through Saturday.

If you have any slick deals you've found let me know!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Decisions Decisions

I think I'm all decisioned out. Nobody tells you how sick you will be of making decisions when wedding planning! Even the supposed "fun" doing your gift registry. Which toaster oven do you like? What color shower curtain should we get? Plates, sheets, appliances...decisions decisions decisions!

Once the big day comes and goes, I want to go a full month without making one big decisions. If need be, I will resort to eenie meenie miny moe!

The big one right now that I can't make up my mind on is the wedding band. I didn't realize when we picked out the engagement ring together how hard it would be to find one that matches perfectly...and looking at one that isn't quite right for the rest of my life just doesn't sit too well with me. So the choice is to go for the affordable one that doesn't match exactly or find the extra money to custom make it?

Hopefully the answer comes to me in the next few days because if I don't get on the ball there will no time left and I'll be getting a ring out of the bubble gum machine :)