Married to Vodka http://marriedtovodka.com Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:34:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.20 Minnesota Wedding Fair 2015http://marriedtovodka.com/2015/03/26/minnesota-wedding-fair-2015/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2015/03/26/minnesota-wedding-fair-2015/#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:25:44 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=376 Last Sunday my fiance was brave enough to accompany me and my mother to go to the MN Wedding Fair. We got engaged on February 13th in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, at sunset on the beach :) Yes, very picturesque, very romantic and hearts and kisses.

The fair was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in a HUGE room filled with an impressive amount of vendors. They also held a fashion show! That was certainly my favorite part, although none of the dresses fit the models and the men were more focused on prancing around. Interesting to say the least.

Pics were taken with Google Glass by yours truly (a psudo-requirement enforced by the boyfriend), so I apologize in advance for any fuzziness or blurriness of the images.

GOOD THINGS:

  1. Vendors. Most of the vendors were extremely nice and offering great deals on a variety of services. DJ’s, flower shops, dress shops, wedding planners, venues, barns, farms and mansions, honeymoon planning, etc.
  2. Fashion Show. It was a lot of fun to watch, music was good, crowd got into it. Make sure to grab seats nice and early, and away from the air vents. Yes, it’s cold.
  3. Inspiration. It was particularly helpful to see some of the Pinterest ideas come to life. Visuals, visuals, visuals! I couldn’t’ imagine deciding on something that I have not seen in person.
  4. Vibe. I was pleasantly surprised by everyone’s friendliness and excitement at the event. Mothers, daughters, sisters, friends, fiances, and everyone else was there! Lots of “ooh’s” and “ahh’s” and even some “woots” (at the borderline strip-tease catwalks of the men models) were heard throughout the day.

BAD THINGS:

  1. Spam. 1008 emails received after attending! Okay, I’m exaggerating, but the amount of spam email is beyond anything I’ve every experienced! I’ve even gotten a call for a “prize” I’ve won … ugh, no likey.
  2. Food. There were only a handful of catering vendors present. Three stood out — Ben and Jerry’s ice cream (yum!!!), Famous Dave’s (who doesn’t love ribs), and a fancy mini hors d’oeuvres vendor (don’t ask me the name of it!). Let’s get real though, that’s not enough food! I want to see viscous competition! Not only that, their little venue snack bar didn’t have a vegetable in sight, or anything fancier than old coffee (actually, it was okay). BUT – can a girl get a mocha!
  3. Randos. Okay, someone break this down for me: Why on earth would Anderson Windows be ‘vendoring’ at a wedding fair. I mean, I get it. I really do. Couples, they buy houses. Really, though? Totally not the right place to be.

Although we still have a lot to figure out for the big day, there are a few key things I would just love to have on the special day, wherever it may be!

WEDDING FAVES:

  • Lace and Sheer Linens
    Love this look on table cloths and fabric. Lace, sheer cloths and layering is such a beautiful look that softens the feel of the wedding.
  • Succulent All the Things!
    The first thing we saw upon arriving, before even entering the venue, were the beds of succulent displays paired with orchids. A lot of the other flower vendors had similar alternate arrangements. I know it’s very “in” right now, but I’ve had a succulent love for a long time now, so I’d love succulents everywhere!
  • Dark Calla Lilies
    Just the prettiest, sultriest flower I have ever seen. Sexy time 😉 I need to figure out how to incorporate this into the wedding somehow.
  • Alternative to Cake
    I loved the Muddy Paws cheesecake display with flower decorations I stumbled across. Too bad the fiance doesn’t like cheesecake. Pie and ice cream are definite contenders for our special day!
  • Rose Gold
    Anyone who knows me understands my fascination and obsession with rose gold – just like my wedding ring 😉 Love the sequence backdrop for pictures, table cloths, and stained rose gold metallic candle holders.

More to come! Would love to hear how your wedding planning is going – and will take any advice you want to give!!

xoxo

MarriedtoVodka

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Easy Bubble Pizzahttp://marriedtovodka.com/2014/02/15/easy-bubble-pizza/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2014/02/15/easy-bubble-pizza/#comments Sat, 15 Feb 2014 17:36:31 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=361 I’m always looking to make easy and quick dinners for those lazy or carb craving evenings. My Easy Bubble Biscuit Pizza recipe hits the spot every time! I found some recipes online and switched a few things up to make it my own.

This is what you’ll need:

  • 1 8 oz bag of shredded pizza-style cheese
  • 1 roll of Pillsburry Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits
  • 40 slices of Hormel pepperoni
  • 10 oz of your favorite pizza sauce

Instructions:

  1. Set over to 375 degrees F
  2. Separate the biscuits and cut them into 8 pieces
  3. Chop 20 of the pepperoni slices in 4, leave the other half for the topping
  4. In a mixing bowl combine the sliced biscuit pieces, the chopped pepperoni slices, half of the bag of cheese and almost all of the pizza sauce – mix well
  5. In a pre-buttered or oil sprayed baking dish (9×9 works), add the mixture goodness and spread evenly
  6. Spread the last bit of the pizza sauce on top, sprinkle the rest of the shredded cheese and finally, top with the remaining pepperoni slices
  7. Throw in the oven for 25 minutes
  8. Ta-da!

If you want to get crazy:

  • For a healthier option try using the turkey pepperoni or adding other veggies and ingredients
  • Top off the pizza with juicy slices of tomato, mozzarella cheese and fresh basil for a margarita-style pizza
  • You can also create a crust but leaving out 1-2 biscuits and forming a line of biscuit bits around the dish

Hope you enjoy this quick, easy and family-friendly recipe :) Let me know what sorts of variations you come up with and share!

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Black Flag – Machine Gun Kellyhttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/26/black-flag-machine-gun-kelly/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/26/black-flag-machine-gun-kelly/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:39:06 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=304 Machine Gun Kelly drops his new mixtape Black Flag. Check out tracks 3, 10, and 11 and let me know what you think! Track 12 “Swing Life Away” if you like Rise Against and the genre-mix explosion :)

 

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Breaking News – Machine Gun Kellyhttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/25/breaking-news-machine-gun-kelly/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/25/breaking-news-machine-gun-kelly/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 16:56:34 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=300 Machine Gun Kelly has been teasing his loyal EST movement fans with this ‘Breaking News’ hit, among other mini release items, before releasing his Black Flag mixtape album. Needless to say, I can’t F***ING wait! Boy’s got dope flow – and that’s an understatement.

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#IDGAF – Ludacrishttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/15/idgaf-ludacris/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/15/idgaf-ludacris/#comments Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:49:17 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=296 Luda’s mixtape is hot! Every song it hitting the spot … it’ll be interesting to see what releases to the main stream.

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Sleeping with Sirens ft. MGK – Alonghttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/07/sleeping-with-sirens-ft-mgk-along/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/07/sleeping-with-sirens-ft-mgk-along/#comments Fri, 07 Jun 2013 05:28:35 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=289 Sigh. Hoping this one gets some radio play.

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Miley Cyrus – We Can’t Stophttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/06/miley-cyrus-we-cant-stop/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/06/06/miley-cyrus-we-cant-stop/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:15:31 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=287 New Miley Cyrus sound getting high fives in the Twitter-sphere from B-Spears, Mike Will and Juicy J. Calling it right now: THE summer hit of 2013!

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Selena Gomez – Come and Get Ithttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/04/11/selena-gomez-come-and-get-it/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/04/11/selena-gomez-come-and-get-it/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 06:00:34 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=277 Selena finally coming out of her shell! Miss thang bout to blow up 😉

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Nicki Minaj – High School ft. Lil Waynehttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/04/11/nicki-minaj-high-school-ft-lil-wayne/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/04/11/nicki-minaj-high-school-ft-lil-wayne/#comments Thu, 11 Apr 2013 02:20:10 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=276 Love the chemistry of these two :) Plus, Nicki is looking gorgeous!

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Ariana Grande – The Way ft. Mac Millerhttp://marriedtovodka.com/2013/04/01/ariana-grande-the-way-ft-mac-miller/ http://marriedtovodka.com/2013/04/01/ariana-grande-the-way-ft-mac-miller/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 06:00:10 +0000 http://marriedtovodka.com/?p=268

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