Thursday, September 30, 2010

Red is my color. Today.

I dont know how to explain it, but I go through phases where Im attracted to certain colors. I went through a turquoise phase a few months ago, now Im back to red. I wish I could have a red wedding dress, instead maybe I will wear some shiny red rockabilly style heels with dark red lipstick and have lots of red roses, and red lanterns hanging throughout, we can light our red candles and let all the lights reflect off the pool, we can sip red wine as we listen to cool music and just eat, drink and be merry.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Frida Kahlo

Since Day Of The Dead is coming up, we decided this year we will  go to the Hollywood Forever Cemetery again. Its so much fun, everyone dresses up, theres music, food , so much to see. Im going to be Frida and Tom will be my Diego and hopefully Nick and Steveo will dress up as well. So I did the test run of the hair and its not hard at all so this should be a breeze. So much to look forward to.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My pretty Wedding dress

It's exactly what I wanted. I love it, I'm getting so excited now. I know marriage is just a piece of paper, but its the idea of the ceremony and being surrounded by all the people we love. It's just so beautiful and touching and I am actually getting teary-eyed just thinking about it. I'm not even a teary-eyed type of girl but this means so much to me and I love Tom with all my heart and nothing has felt this right for me. It is one of the few decisions that I have made without second guessing myself.
I love you Tom!!!!!!!! I cant wait to be Mrs. Murlless!!!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010


I'm not a political person, nor am I religious. My opinion on organized religion is that it can be dangerous, and people tend to not think for themselves and blindly accept the bullshit that is fed to them. But I do however try to keep my mouth shut and not put down people for belonging to a church group. I know just as there is a down side there can be a positive as well. I know people with pain far beyond my comprehension have benefited from going to church and feeling love,strength and support from there fellow members, and that is a beautiful thing. My biggest problem is that everyone interprets the Bible, the Koran, the Torah, just to name a few, in there own self-serving ways. If you are a Christian and believe in a loving God, a tolerant God, a God that loves everyone UNCONDITIONALLY, then how do you justify not being acceptant of others who  may not believe as you do. It seems so simple. So for Catholics you will go to Heaven  as long as you aren't gay, never been divorced, went to confession regularly, had last rites read to you etc. Well that excludes a lot of people then. I'm just using Catholicism as an example here, but it seems to me that all religions have some set of rules that must be followed or you are going straight to hell. Doesn't sound like a loving accepting god to me. But we here in America have this amazing freedom to not be persecuted for ones beliefs, we have freedom of speech, and that should never be taken for granted. With that said, up until now, I have NEVER once advocated censory of any type, but when I read about Pastor Terry Jones plan to have a public burning of the Koran on September 11th at his backwoods hillbilly town in Florida. (Okay so I guess that wasn't very nice)  He and his followers have the right to there beliefs, and I understand the anger many people have with Islam and the Koran, I really do. But don't people get that the majority of Muslims are not out strapping explosives to themselves and riding on a bus to blow up some random market place? I have not read the Koran, so I am no expert on Islam or Christianity or any religion for that matter, but I have learned a lot about there belief system and nowhere in the Koran does it say suicide bombings are a great way to please Allah. Just like the Book Of Mormon doesn't state that men should have many wives most under the age of 18, but people STILL today link Mormons or Latter Day Saints (to be politically correct)to the few groups that are still out there doing this. So I'm getting off my subject here. What I want to say is if you are a Pastor, a man of God, be accepting and tolerant of other peoples beliefs. Educate yourself on Islam, because the anger you feel is targeting the wrong people, and in the process, is putting thousands of lives at risk in Islamic countries. I usually just laugh when different religions put each other down, its all in the interpretation. So this time, I'm not laughing. This time I have a loved one in Afghanistan. By moving forward with this ridiculous demonstration, you and your followers are creating more instability and hatred for the American people. You are basically telling these Muslim extremist what they think they already know, and that is dangerous. Nothing positive will come out of this. There will be more retaliation lashed out against us. We should be trying to move forward since September 11th, this is so counterproductive and dangerous on so many levels and he and his followers are so closed minded they don't even see it. What an embarrassment to the rest of us Americans that just want peace.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Never say never.

I swore I wouldn't marry again, but my feelings changed once I believed that a marriage doesn't always have to end in divorce. Now that our date is approaching, I'm getting anxious and excited. The wedding theme we chose was inspired by Toms Asian roots. So we are having Vietnamese food that his mom is going to help cook, fortune cookies, little pink take-out boxes to hold candy from our candy buffet and pretty pink tea light holders as gifts for our guests. My next step is to find the dress. I know what I want, I just cant find it yet. I want a vintage white mod Audrey Hepburn style dress. I may just try to find a pattern and pay someone to make it. If only I was domestic and knew how to sew, I could find all sorts of vintage dress patterns and sell them on Etsy. Oh well, I'm still young and have time to learn these things.

Perfect, I just need it in white.

Water bottles with our names on it, along with the date

Cherry blossom labels for our take-out boxes

The fortunes say "Til death do us part" on half, and the other half has Tom and Steph with the date

candles in pretty little bags for the guests.

The parasol I got in China Town gives me inspiration.