On Monday in part one of wedding disasters I talked about my Ruined Wedding Dress. Today in part two I thought I would share with you two other disasters that I encountered.
This was honestly something that never crossed my mind as a potential disaster. When the idea of having house guests first entered my mind. I could only think of positive things. For instance I thought of the great quality time we could have, I thought about how much help they would be with the wedding, and I thought about how much fun we would have setting up for the wedding. However when it came down to it this was just another disaster.
For the entire month of July I had house guests. Unknowing to myself this would make more of a difference than I would have thought. I had to take more time off of work than I originally anticipated and I also wasn't able to dedicate time to making sure my wedding was getting planned like how I wanted it. My time instead was taken and focused towards meeting the needs of others. It was my job to make sure they were eating and entertained for the entire day. I was under the impression that knowing my wedding was coming up and that I work a 24 hours/7 days a week job. That I would be shown a little love and be helped or at least left alone when I needed it.
Having house guests present on the day of my wedding was also a comical mess. Time was ticking by and we were on a very time sensitive schedule. However my guests just stood around all morning. I didn't get the help I needed when it came to cleaning or decorating. It was an hour before I was supposed to leave for the church when I walked out of my room half dressed to see that my house guests were not even dress and ready to go. I did not for see myself having to baby others on my wedding day. It was honestly just one big crazy mess.
The Set Up -- Decorating
I had a vision for what I wanted the wedding to feel and look like. Although with all of my house guest, their continuous opinions, my time sensitive schedule, exhaustion, and frustration. I found myself walking further and further away from my vision. Which in the end only wasted, my families and I's time, energy, and money. It is no ones fault, but my own. I do believe that it would have been easier to stay truer to my vision if I had made a vision board. Instead of having a mental picture. I believe this would have been easier for everyone to understand and I would have been able to stay closer to my original vision.
My 25th Vowel Renewal Wedding Ceremony was aside from all of the disasters absolutely perfect. I got to renewal my vowels to my beloved husband. I got to share and celebrate the ceremony with my children. I also had the opportunity to ring in our 25th year with life long friends. While yes, there were definitely some things that I would do over differently. I still had a great 25th and am so excited for another 25 years.
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About a week ago I made mention that my life has been a little hectic and drifting from my normal routine. If you haven't head over and read "How To Get Back On Track When The Unexpected Happens". Knowing that I am not the only one the experiences things like this. I decided to share my tricks on how to battle such a scenario. One of the things I mentioned that might help was to spend alone time with the loved ones in your life. This will help you Give and Get some one on one attention. It will not only remind them that you love them, but it will also help you to see that things will settle back down. Today I thought I would share how my daughter and I chose to spend our alone time together.
We both truly Love Supporting Independent Retailers. So we thought that it would be the perfect idea to visit our local shops and spend some time together. One of our favorites is Red's Boutique it is located just a door or so down from our own. We love Our downtown area in Oak Harbor. This was the perfect way to spend some good quality time together.
Our day out was going smoothly. We chatted, shopped, and explored, but when it came time for lunch that's when things took a turn for the hilarious.
The independent restaurant that we chose to enjoy lunch at. Has a cozy and intimate set up. Meaning that the table are placed relatively very close to each other. After a few minutes the table directly behind us was occupied by an older woman and man.
I was not intentionally ease dropping on their conversation. However when the man wanted to make something very clear. He would raise his voice and make sure to annunciate. This mixed with the close proximity we found ourselves in. I could hear clearly what he was saying. The fist statement I heard was, "If you marry me you will get an extra $1,000 dollars a month in retirement". I couldn't help, but laugh!
Is that really a selling point when you get older? Is that how you convince someone to marry you? I couldn't stop myself from thinking WTF. Judging by the uninterested look my lunch companion had. I knew that she did not hear what the man had said to the woman. So I did the most polite thing I could think of and texted my daughter. That alone is laughable. We are literally having a secret conversation while sitting directly across from each other. Just when we thought this strange chance for some laughter was over. The man then begins a sentence with the statement, "Based off of your spending habits". I couldn't help, but come to a complete stop in thought and actually process what this man had said to the women he was having lunch with. In all I could not believe that I was over hearing such a conversation. Never have I ever heard a man propose a marriage to a another in this manner nor have I ever heard someone use money as a pro to being with them. This was a new and interesting experience for me. One that was baffling and that provided a little laughter.
As Our Lunch Came To An End
As we exited the restaurant we busted out into laughter. I have been happily married for 25 years so common protocol for how to date eludes me. From curiosity and intrigue we came up with ideas to write about how to tell how old you are while your dating.
Here is our fun little list.
While Ice Skating was not on our Fall Bucket List. We still found time to fit in one of our favorite activities. Once we finish our hour long skate session. We headed over to grab a quick bite to eat and to explore a Great Independent Book Store. The day started off Great and ended Wonderfully. We were even able to pick a few new books to read through the Wonderful Fall Season.
At any time we could we drank Hot Chocolate and Apple Cider. We found time to drink some while we were out exploring, while we were working, and even while we were just chilling at home watching a movie. These are our two Favorite Fall and Winter drinks.
Let us know in our Comments Section or through any of our Social Medias what some of your Favorite Fall Activities are. We would love to hear and possible add to our forever growing Bucket List.
Have a Great Week!
The Crazy and Hilarious Moments Continue
This is one of the funniest things that I have witnessed in my two months of being open is La Conner WA. I hope that as the year continues I will be granted with more funny stories to share with all of you. If you have any stories that have sent you into a fit of laughter please share below or through any of our other Social Medias. We would love to hear about some of the funny situations that you find yourself in.
Hope you have Great Day.
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With that being said here is one of the first absolutely funny moments that have happened to us within our two month opening period.
THE DOG DID WHAT!
If you have not made it out to our store front then it is vital to the story that you know we put a few items next to our front door. In the first week or two the outside of our shop was fairly bare. At the time we had a clothing rack and a few wool baskets that contained our grab bags in them. As the women and I were talking just outside the door. Her dog begins to sniff around one of the baskets. In a matter of milliseconds I realize what is going to happen very soon. My eyes begin to grow wide and my mind is racing as the dog begins to lift its legs and pee right on the basket. I didn't want to upset my customer or make the dog feel bad because he did technically "go" outside. The only thing I could think to do was to politely address the dog and tell him no. That might be a bit understated. I had a sense of panic, fear, worry, and politeness in my voice as I repeatedly said "no, no, no, no, no". The dog was great and obviously well trained because after the first "no" left my mouth he had stop mid stream and began to lower his leg back down. In the moments leading after he put his leg down I just stood there. I had no idea what to do. I didn't want to yell at the dog or the women. I didn't want to make either of them feel bad by rushing over to see if he had hurt the merchandise that was in the baskets. I ended up just standing there for a few moments not really knowing what the appropriate reaction should be.
The women was busy looking at different items, so she did not actually see her dog as he began to lift his leg or as he was peeing on my basket. When she heard me say "no" in the direction of her dog she turned to me and asked what he had done. I told her as nicely as I could that her dog just went pee on some of my merchandise. She then proceeds to discipline her dog. As I quickly try to clean up the mess. I am already uncomfortable and unsure of how to act. As I am franticly and awkwardly trying to clean up the mess I am also trying to explain to the women that it is not her dogs fault because he did go outside. I'm trying my best to clean up the mess as fast as possible as well as get the dog off of getting in trouble because I really did feel like it wasn't his fault. As all of this is going on another women and her dog pass by. She asks what happened and I attempt to calmly and politely explain. The only think that is running through my mind is "I swear I'm not a dog hater. I love them in fact, I have two". After all the excitement dies down I'm left with the thought that this shit has to happen to other people, my goodness. Its okay to laugh at me because no shame I did. Right after the women and her dog left I busted out in a fit of uncontrollable laughter. Even now I can't help, but to laugh at how uncomfortable, awkward, and caught off guard I was by the whole situation. It was a hilarious situation and one that I will never forget.
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Every mistake is each notable on their own. They all have their own lessons embedded in them as well as their own unique embarrassing charm. During our time in the La Conner shop we have not only made mistakes, but had ourselves a fair share of Epic Fails. Epic Fails I feel differ from any little old mistake because they are just extraordinarily, palm in face, checks burn red, embarrassing. These oh so wonderful mistakes have made their share of appearances in our two months of being in La Conner.
I wanted the store to be as paperless as possible. Therefore I set us up to be fairly socially conscious. I did this by using recycled tissue paper in the bags, by using recycled paper bags, and lastly by having relatively no paper receipts. For a receipt there were three options for customers to choose from. The first is a text message receipt. the second was an email receipt, and the last was a hand written receipt. I truthfully did not think that it was a big deal. I personally get a lot of receipts via email. Customers unfortunately hated this. They did not like putting in a number or email for a receipt and most did not want to wait or feel like they were inconveniencing us by having us write out a receipt. On this Epic Fail I learned that the things I don't necessarily believe are a big deal are in fact a big deal to others. I ended up folding and bought a receipt printer.
Opening up the Boutique in La Conner was a spontaneous decision. It was planned to move from a strictly online Boutique to a physical Boutique. It however was not planned for another year. So when the opportunity came about I was full speed ahead on getting the shop up and running smoothly. I was researching, I was building, I was managing the actual shop, as well as still running and operating everything through our online avenue. Through out the time we decided to open up in La Conner and till about a week ago it was go, go ,go all of the time for me. This way of living sadly lead me to Burn Out. Which I both hate and resent a little bit. Funny enough it was not so long ago that I wrote a Blog on the importance of unplugging and having a healthy balance between work and home. I did not have a healthy balance and therefore experienced the ever hated Burn Out fatigue. When I realized that I had been going too hard and needed some what of a break for a bit. I changed our Store Hours. We are now open only 5 days a week as opposed to the original 7. Our official schedule is
This way not only do I make sure to have a little break and explore the wonderful world around me, but my amazing family also will not run into the same problem. So while it was an Epic Fail, it still brought out an important lesson and helped my company to grow and become a better version of what it was before.
Always be open to change because open mindedness and
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