Sunday, July 22, 2012

What I've been doing...

If you follow me on instagram (@kendlehollis) my life seems pretty interesting. In reality, I don't do much. Right now my days consist of some serious wedding crafting, craigslist searching, application filling out, and trying to come up with a new business venture. I've decided I'm going to start my own company because I don't want to live my life trying to meet someone else's standards and build their business. I want to build my business and always be proud of what I'm doing. Anyways, enough serious talk for now. On to important topics!

Next Saturday night is my Bachelorette Party and I am getting soooo excited! My best friend Lindsey is an amazing planner and she literally has this party down to a science. I found some really fun Bachelorette Scavenger Hunts today online for us to try and complete while we are out. It's going to be so fun to get all the girls together in a worry free environment. We are meeting in Raleigh since it's the most central location to all of us at a hotel to get ready and socialize for a few hours. Then we are going to a pole dancing class at this really fun looking place, then dinner and out to a bar or two. It's going to be a new experience for all of us and I think it's really going to be fun. Of course I will happily report back on everything! Til then, this is what I've been doing (and taking pictures of) lately....

Monday, July 9, 2012

It's getting real.

Tonight I had my bridal portraits done around my house by the lovely Anne Abernathy of Stanley. It was so much fun! Planning a wedding is overwhelming, especially if you add in the constant reminder of unemployment. Ugh, such an ugly word isn't it?!? So it was really nice to be able to take a day and just be excited. This morning my grandmother came over and helped finish my dress as my mom and I made my veil. I'm really excited to see how my pictures turned out. All last week I worked on my wine bottles and ordered more peacock feathers (from and my favors (which I am stoked about!). Today was a refreshing reminder that it's all going to be worth it in the end.

Oh, and that one picture is just of my adorable Albert. He's my rescue who hails from Wilson. He took his playtime to the extreme!

Monday, July 2, 2012

I'm really trying not to get frustrated,

with the never ending-always-disappointing job search, but seriously, it's a bit overwhelming. So instead, I've thrown myself in every other possible direction. I've had some success with selling items on ebay. Especially since everything I've been selling I was just going to throw away anyway. I've made roughly $100 but it's taken me a month! I've also taken wedding decorations by storm and scrubbed off the labels of 200-ish wine bottles. This week I plan on finishing all the boutonnieres and bouquets. Mom and I have been slowly re-doing her house, last week was spent working on the kitchen, which I must say is turning out quite well. I know Luke is trying to be patient with me, but I also know I'm on a timeline here. He's trying not to show how stressed out he's getting about bills and being able to do the things we want to do. I just keep hoping and praying something turns up soon!