When Wedding Planning Invades the Holidays

It’s been a bit quiet here in the Panda house last few weeks with the holidays and such (sorry!). PBear and I had been madly rushing to finish the semester, so it’s been really great to forget about school for a few days and spend the holidays with our families.

So what have we been up to?

1) Getting the first gift off of our registry. You know the Cusinart Griddler that I drooled over a while back? Guess what showed up on our doorstep a few days after Thanksgiving. Is it as amazing as I thought it would be? Yes. Yes, OMG, yes. I am in love with this thing.


2) Buying ornaments for centerpieces. I plan on using a lot of birds for our centerpieces to tie in the garden theme.

vintage bird

Photo by: K & K Photography on Heart Love Weddings via Lover.ly

So what better time to get them than when the Christmas ornaments go on clearance? I bought the one from Anthropologie one morning, when I spotted a similar bird for a sixth of the price later that afternoon in Michaels. *sigh* I haven’t decided if I’m keeping both of them yet.


They are both super cute.

3) Getting a better camera. I’ve been wanting a better camera for forever. Yay! Better camera means prettier pictures for blogging! Yay!

4) Taking engagement pictures (maybe). This will have its own post, but a neighbor of ours has offered to take some pictures of us tomorrow, which we might use as engagement pictures.


Oh, if only we had snow. / Photo by: Erin Samuel on Grey Likes Weddings via Lover.ly

5) Hunting unsuccessfully for a Lifestyle Letterpress Kit. We need to start making our invitations soon, but unbeknownst to me, apparently all of the craft stores in our area have stopped carrying it. What? *sigh*

6) Eating way too many delicious baked goods. Who has a slightly too small dress that she needs to fit into in half a year? Clearly if it was me, I would be smart enough not to eat all of those cookies and this lava cake, right? Right? You try resisting this, though.


It was as delicious as it looks.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. On behalf of the whole Panda Clan, I just want to wish everyone a (slightly belated) Happy Holidays. I hope yours were as marvelous as ours were.

Did you get that wedding-related gift you were eyeing? Or get distracted from all that DIY’ing while your relatives were around? Did wedding planning seep into the holidays for anyone else?


Mrs. Panda

Boston, MA
Wedding Date:
June 2013
Happy Holidays from the Wallabies!
Holiday Wishes from the Whales
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    missmovies 351 posts, Helper bee @ 6:48 am

    @Miss Panda: I have the same griddler and use it constantly to make uber-unhealthy paninis.
    @Miss Bat: So excited for you on the crock pot. You literally can make anything (even baked goods) in it! Check out food.com for their spectacular crock pot recipes!

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    Red Poppy 31 posts, Newbee @ 8:49 pm

    Happy holidays! I think I registered for the Griddler but didn’t get it! So jealous, hahaha.

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 3:38 pm

    ah, we did! we got the nikon 1 camera that i put on our registry as a “i know we’ll end up buying this” but a lot of our friends banded together and got it! huge surprise!

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    Mrs. Panda 1359 posts, Bumble bee @ 3:41 pm

    @missmovies: @Red Poppy: It definitely is not the most healthy option ever but so hard to resist…
    @Miss Gray Wolf: aah a nikon 1 camera! that looks so cool! jealous!

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