No Apologies: House Hunting

Happy Wednesday! As per my schedule we have Writing Prompt Wednesday! Special thanks to The Daily Prompts Blog whose writing prompt for the day was No Apologies!  The writing prompt suggests writing about our Guilty Pleasures that are so good you no longer feel guilty about them. Hm- I had to think about this one. I could say planning! Which I suppose is a no-duh easy way out answer. Though to be completely honest the extreme I take it to might surprise some. Still we shall not take the easy way out! How will you all get to know me if I don’t expand on myself? So if we explore beyond that I suppose my guilty pleasure is House Hunting!

I have three house hunting apps on my phone. I should mention that I have a whomping total of one gaming app and consider my house hunting apps to be more entertaining; so when you are playing Candy Crush I am House Hunting. Don’t worry! I don’t buy every house I see – obviously, who can afford that these days-  but I would really love to flip houses in my spare time. All that spare time I will have around running my own business and raising a family. Okay – so that probably isn’t going to happen but! The fact remains I love it.

More realistically though -and Wedding Erins related – I do hope to one day buy or create a venue for weddings so I can host events as well as plan them. I’m envisioning a huge Georgian style brick home with lots of acres of land. A long room with a  fireplace for an indoor venue and a small pond with a willow for an outdoor venue are musts! I would also like there to be lots of soft plants with heady smells that tickle your nose as you pull up the gravel drive or as you stand out on a balcony thinking of your groom as your bridesmaids primp inside.


Sigh- I am supposed to be English. I have house hunted for Georgian Style homes and all the best ones are in the United Kingdom.  Actually I have done some family research and I am very English! Makes sense as that is where my taste always leads. Perhaps I will just have to bring my English Tastes to the US!

The British are coming the British are coming! At least the British Venues!


Welcome to my Alliterated Schedule!

Hello Hello!

Happy Friday – thank goodness. What a long week for me! Do you notice that posts are coming more often? Not quite back to where I was when I first started but I am definitely getting there. I know posting regularly is the best way to get traffic and for me writing a schedule out will make it easier. No more asking myself what I should write.

Welcome to my Alliterated Schedule! It is arranged on a biweekly basis. I will be posting Monday, Wednesday, Friday on what I have dubbed Week 1 and Tuesday and Thursday on what I have dubbed Week 2. Each day contains an alliterate topic. (Wednesday is still subject to change. Seriously, I never realized how hard W was to find matches for until this blog).


Week 1

Monday: Mystery Monday

Wednesday: Writing Prompts and Winspirations Wednesday

Friday: Fact Friday


Week 2

Tuesday: Tutorial Tuesday

Thursday: Theme Thursday


What do you think?

On a somewhat related note :

I’m thinking of expanding Wedding Erins and Events to a Pinterest account. Thoughts? I’m a little hesitant. Is it too early? Probably. But if I’m putting themes and tutorials on my personal board anyways it seems like making an account for Wedding Erins makes more sense. Hm- such a spot to be in. Anyone have any thoughts?



It’s a Little Strange

It’s a little strange to be so focused on one thing for so long in your life, then, in a moment, something changes and everything you had planned for, waited for, studied for, worked for, becomes trapped behind a misty shield of apparent impossibility. What do you do when you reach that point? For me it was flounder. Flounder and struggle until the only thing that I could really do was stop and plan. Planning got me through.

I suppose it was a logical shift. I had planned to be a famous author from the first poem I had written so it was easy enough to plan something else. To plan on planning. My creativity cried out and my dreams crashed down. Then I met a guy. How perfectly cheesy.

We got married quickly and young by nearly anyone’s standards. Even by mine. I don’t regret it for a moment. We had a romantic Justice of Peace wedding but then then came the big one. I was in planning heaven. My creative juices started flowing and themes began flooding in. I knew what I wanted to plan for the rest of my life. And what I wanted to write about.

So here we are. With Wedding Erins as the perfect outlet to both my yearning to write and my love of weddings. I already know that I am going to love this journey and where it takes me. I am hoping you join me as the blog, Wedding Erins, and I, myself grow.