Friday, August 15, 2008

Where has Mrs Buttah been????

Iam sorry I havent been around lately. But I have a good reason, here is my hall pass...

Yep that is right we are expecting our first baby! We just found out yesterday that we are having a healthy baby GIRL!!! We had a great ultrasound and were able to see all her organs and limbs. She is right on track to make her January debut! So what do you say will you accept my hall pass for being missing????

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Virgin Island Hopping. Honeymoon Part 2

After we spent two full days on St. Thomas we decided to venture off that island and see the other islands near us.
We were able to visit the island of Tortolla one of the British Virgin Islands. It was nice. But not much to do. We only stayed there a few hours. But the boat ride to the island was worth the trip. They have a large craft market but it was closed. So that was a bummer. We did speak to some locals that said we should try suba diving. Mr Butterscotch doesn't swim so that was out of the question. but if you are a fan of the water sports this would be a great place to visit!
You do need your passport to visit any of the British Virgin Islands. After all unless you come from the United Kingdom you are traveling to another country.

The next day we went to US island of St. Croix. This island had a bit more to offer.
That had a small mall and more shops. You can also visit Cruzan Rum Distillery. We went on a weekend so it wasn't open. But from what we heard you can taste some of the local rum.
We did learn about a law that the islands have that day. The heat was at least 90 degrees that day so Mr Butterscotch too off his tank top and was shirtless as we walked the streets. So a unmarked black SUV (which I still question the validity of this man, but I wasn't going to argue). He pull over and said in a thick accent "hey, island law, you must wear a shirt". Well we watch enough Dateline locked up aboard shows, so he put his shirt back on and on we went walking.

We headed back to St. Thomas and spent our remaining two days pool side and being newlyweds (wink). But all good things must come to an end. and I was so sad to leave and go back to the real world.

To find out more information to travel there take a look at or

How could I forget this?!?! Honeymoon part 1

I have been looking at Mrs Toucans honeymoon pictures and swooning over all the fun they must have had. And then I remembered I never did a post about our honeymoon!!! How could I forget?!?! So first let me say I love it when I have Mr Butterscotch all to my self. I think I had this smile on my face almost the whole honeymoon (me at dinner our first night).

Our honeymoon was all about us relaxing together doing whatever we wanted! It was the best week ever! When we originally talked about our honeymoon we really had a lot of great ideas of where we wanted to go. But in the end we decided to go the the US Virgin Islands. Mostly because it was a place neither of us had been and because it sounded romantic. St. Thomas seemed to have the most to offer, we figured we would stay there and island hop as much as we could.
We did have some concerns since the week before we planned on arriving hurricane Dean had just made a mess of surrounding islands. Luckily Dean passed over the Virgin Islands. We booked our tickets and hotel through expedia. Overall it was all great, the down side is they switched our flights around so rather than going from Seattle, Atlanta, Virgin Islands they added Puerto Rico between Atlanta and the Virgin Islands. We were suppose to be on a large plane but with the switch we ended up on a 9 seater plane. Holy Moly!!! They asked us how much we weighted and weighed our luggage. Gosh I hope nobody else fibbed about their weight like i did.

We landed safely (phew)! Off to our amazing hotel. The Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort was a on top of a cliff looking out onto the ocean.

Basically there was no bad view around the entire hotel! The only down side of our hotel (and really all the hotels on the island) you have to take a taxi to get into the "city". The city isn't really a city but it more of a play full of yummy restaurants and shops. But the Safari bus or regular taxi cars are very reasonably priced.
Once in downtown you can spend the afternoon wandering in and out of the shops. Their were about 5 or six blocks jammed packed with shops along the narrow streets. one thing St. Thomas is known for besides their rum is their jewelry. They have a ton of jewelry shops.

They also have an small flee market that you can get your hair braided or buy local hand made goods.
Their are a few ways other than to get around St. Thomas.
You can rent a car. Personally I am not a good driver in other counties. And the Virgin Islands would be no expectation. They drive on the left side! Our taxi drivers whipped around the corners with no problems. Unless you count that we almost got into an accident just about very ride. Leave the driving to the locals.
A water taxi and ferry if you want to see the island from a different point of view. The water taxi is mostly to get you from one side of the island or over to the bay. The ferry is the most cost effective way to island hop. And of course you can always walk! If you choose to walk make sure you have a destination in mind. Most of this island is full of hills and has limited sidewalks. We also read a few warning to beware of the beaches since some tourist stick out like a sore thumb and can easily be take advantage of.
We were luckily our hotel also included a private beach.

You have to be prepared to share the beach and other areas around the resort with these fun creatures.

Yep iguanas are everywhere around the island. When you least expect! Always look where you are going especially at night. One of the hotel staff told us if we snapped our fingers at them they would move. It worked, but they would come right back, often times not waiting for you to pass by.
Each night we went back to our hotel rum bar. We were able to look out onto the bay from there. We had our own private balcony in our room too but the hotel had steel drums each night for the guests to enjoy. Check out this evening view!

Up next we island hop. The Butterscotch's visit Tortolla and St. Croix.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Ex-Effect

When Mr Butterscotch and I got married we never really had to have the talk of "so can my ex come to the wedding". It was just a non issue. But I always find it very interesting when a couple for whatever reason feels compelled to invite one of the ex’s.

This past Saturday Ivana Trump walked down the aisle at her ex husbands estate Mar-a-Lago. Now we all know that both Ivana and Donald have moved on from their 13 year marriage. Since Donald and Ivana had three children together it is so nice to see them getting along as an extended family.
Now I am all for happily family time but this wedding filled with unique moments A) Donald sister was the officiant B) Ivana had 25 (yep, 25!) bridesmaids and C) Donald had been remarried a few years prior on the same estate.

So where do you stand on having the ex coming to your wedding? What about the ex family at your wedding?
Don't get me wrong if my non existent rich ex were to offer me his lavish estate for my wedding I would jump on that offer! But would you? Be honest, if you ex offered a amazing location for your wedding, would you take him up on it?

Here are a few more pictures of the wedding (check out that floral arch!!!).

Here is Donald picture at his 2005 wedding at the same estate.

Monday, March 31, 2008

2 friends + same wedding date = WAR!!!

Well it seems like Hollywood has figured out what a money maker the topic of weddings are for film. One of the highly talked about movies among brides was this years 27 Dresses. Soon we have Patrick “McDreamy” Dempsey starring in Made of Honor coming out in May.

Mrs. McButterscotch *wink :)

I just found out two of my favorite actress Anne Hathaway and Kate Hudson will be staring in a movie tentatively titled Bride Wars opening in 2009.

*Picture from Getty Images
Whoa, such a harsh title! So I did a little investigating to find out what the movie was about. What do you know, it actually is a topic that I have seen being talked about on the boards. Two best friends get engaged and they set their wedding date on the same day!!! Sounds like a good movie!
Well ok it doesn’t seem that the readers have quite that same problem but I know plenty of us, myself included, have scheduled our wedding dates, colors, venues and the list goes on so that we do not bump into friends weddings closely.
What is something you have done for your wedding because another friend is getting married?

Friday, March 21, 2008

Uh...sure, Easter dinner at our house...(big gulp)

*Mrs Butterscotch as a bunny back in the day.
So Mr Butterscotch and I have decided to take on the task of host hosting Easter at our house this Sunday. This is our fist big family "event" at our home and I am a little nervous to say the least. Like some of you ladies I only recently began really "throwing down" in the kitchen. Most of my culinary repitwar is only good for two people. Now I will be cooking for 15+ people! Thankfully my wonderful mother in law and sister in law are coming over to work their magic.
But still since it is at our house I have decided to take on a side food item or two, decorations and of course Easter isn't complete without an egg hunt for the kiddies!
What great hosting tips do you have for me for my first big family gathering at our house?

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I am 29 and No Boys Allowed

I happily lived with my parents until I got married this past August. We totally got along they loved having me there and I loved being there. I didn't have many rules most of my teen years, so they carried on when I was an adult. I could come and go as pleased, I didn't have any chores and best of all I could have people over whenever I wanted. But I did have one rule, no boys allowed in my bedroom. It wasnt because he didnt trust me. He always told me he truested me to make good choices. But he had some very strong ideas of what was and was not approrpiate for a yound lady to do. I guess in a way I agreed with him since I never asked if a guy could come into my room to hang out.
When it snowed here back in January Mr Butterscotch and I spent the night at my parents house (its is closer to both of our jobs). It was really funny having him over. We didn't sleep in my old bedroom since their is no bed but we were camped out in the living room. I had many a slumber party in that living room growing up. As I feel asleep I had a funny though about how he was the first guy to offical have the ok to sleep over. I only had to wait 29 years for that to happen!
Do any of you have a no boys allowed rule until you get married? How do you or your fiance feel about it?

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Me + Single Friends + Your Help = Love

I dont get to play match maker that often. And with tomorrow being Valentines Day I am thinking about how this year is different than other years. Long gone are the Valentine's spent at home, at the movies or with a groups of other single friends. The best thing is I am married so I have an automatic date!
Truth be told my single friends circle isn’t as big as it once was. But I do have two friends very near and dear to me that I want to desperately help hook up. Not just for Valentines Day but for the long haul. Sure I have more than just two single friends but these two are special. Both are hot, smart and very funny. And in my opinion they are a catch! I know we all have had to kiss a lot of frogs to meet our prince charming. But I think my friends have met that quota in the frog kissing.
I know so many of you have great stories of how you met your mate, I need your help! Tell me where are some of the best places you met your future husband or wife to be. Do you love helping your friends find love?
***And in case anyone has any nice single guy friends in my neck of the woods that would like to meet my friends please let me know! Here are their pictures. They both are in their late 20’s, they do not have children, educated and love to travel.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Help me pick!

2008 has a lot of milestones in store for the Butterscotch's. We are celebrating our 30th birthday's (30 is the new 20, thank you very much) and we also will have hit our 1 year anniversary of wedded bliss. Although I plan on having a big birthday month extravaganza like always. But I want to do something extra special.
I have been dropping hints to Mr Butterscotch that I think we should do one fabulous trip to combine those two monumental occasions. And he agreed!!! But I feel like I am overwhelming him with ideas. So now I need your help.
I have narrowed down to a few places I would like to visit for either the first time or for a repeat visit.
So I turn to you the wonderful readers, I need help! What place do you think I should focus on with my hint dropping to him?

1. Italy- I have been Mr Buttah has not
2. Greece- Neither of us have been
3. France- Mr Buttah proposed to me at the Eiffel Tower
4. Bora Bora-Neither of us have been
5. Africa- Neither of us have been
6. Spain- I have been Mr Buttah has not
Or stay closer to home...
7. New York-Both of us have been

Which location should I start really pushing for? Or do you have any other places I should think about?

Thursday, January 31, 2008

I have a confession

I have very few bad habits. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I always wear my seat belt. But I do love television! Yup that is my confession. I love all sorts of shows, but I have a real weakness for reality shows. You name it I have probably watched it (no really just try to stump me! :) ).
One of my regular shows Real Housewives of Orange County spent the season following around Lauri one of the housewives as she prepared for her wedding.

Her wedding to George was really spectacular. But what I really liked was it was her third wedding and I think his second and they didn’t really stick to any “second time around rules”. In fact I think the wedding they had was really just for them. It was really fun watch her pick out a dress because she met with Austin Scarlett who was a designer on Project Runway and now is a designer for Kenneth Pool bridal. Ahhh, I love when my reality shows cross paths!
Here is the bride and bridesmaids together. I love the green!

The wedding was held on their property. The ceremony was in the garden and a large tent was used for the dinner and her florist made use of all the greenery already around the property.

Can you imagine having the top designers help your personally find your dream dress!?! Well Lauri had Austin's help in finding the dress that was perfect for her! I think he did a good job!
Pictures courtsy of

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Lots of fun Tonight!!!

So tonight I will be on beetv on!!! Starting at 7:30pm! Hope to see you there!

We've Got Something in Common

I love it when I see couples that have hobbies or similar passions in life in common. I have always thought sharing a common thread with your significant other actually helps bond a couple together in many ways. How many people do you know that started off as friends and then realized how much they had in common and fell in love!
Mr Butterscotch and I share a lot of common interests. One of our passions in life is we both love to travel! I think we both are happiest when we are out of town, together of course :) . I am currently busy dropping hints on where I think we should go for our 1 year anniversary trip, but more on that in another post. Another thing Mr Butterscotch has done for me is shared his favorite hobbies with me to the point were I actually enjoy them also. Who knew I would actually not dread the start of basketball season!
Our friends Ambra and Andre have in recently inspired me to find more for Mr Butterscotch and I to do together. Ambra and Andre were married back in 2006, in fact her knot bio was a bio of the week on at one point, .
You must check out their bio it is amazing! Their love story is inspiring, they had their very first kiss on their wedding day! But recently they started sharing hosting duties for their online radio show They have interesting discussion topics and the two of them together make the show fun! I mean just look at the commercials they made for their show!

What hobbies do you and your fiance/husband share a passion for? Have you started started enjoying something that he loves that you never thought you would?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Red Carpet Hair

I remember last year I was watching every red carpet, award show and pageant I could to get ideas for my wedding hair. In fact my wedding hair was inspired by Jessica Alba at the Oscars a few years ago. So with the writers striking cancelling so many shows I was super excited to see the Screen Actor Guild awards on last night. Even though my wedding has already happened, a girl never knows when she will need to have some hair inspirations. :)
Here are a few of my favorites from the SAG awards. Which style do you like? Are you getting wedding hair inspiration form a celebrity?

I love you!

Last night Mr Butterscotch and I went out to Target to get some snacks for the movie we were going to see (his movie pick night, Meet the Spartans, here we come!). While he was scanning the DVD section he pointed out a movie called Paris, je t'aime. I was so excited for many reason, it made me think of his proposal, showed he was thinking about something that was special to us and I love looking at a French words and actually knowing what it means!
During the movie I started to think about Valentines day. I know its 3 weeks away but since this is our first as a married couple I want to do something special for him, that won't break the bank. Yes, that is right I think I will actually make him something. Why not?!? I already have my crafty hat on thinking of my cards for the valentines card swap.
With my intermediate French skills in mind I started to think about how do you say I love you in different languages? After a little digging I found a few I thought I would share with all of you! I will be sure to show you what I end up doing with all my new words of love!
What language do you tell you honey you love him in? Any special phases you can share with me!
Albanian - Te dua
Arabic - Ana behibak (to male)
Arabic - Ana behibek (to female)
Armenian - Yes kez sirumen
Bulgarian - Obicham te
Cantonese/Chinese Ngo oiy ney a
Corsican - Ti tengu caru (to male)
Croatian - Volim te
Czech - Miluji te
Danish - Jeg Elsker Dig
Dutch - Ik hou van jou
Estonian - Ma armastan sind
Ethiopian - Ewedishalehu : male/female to female
Farsi - Doset daram
Filipino - Mahal kita
Finnish - Mina rakastan sinua
French - Je t'aime, Je t'adore
Gaelic - Ta gra agam ort
German - Ich liebe dich
Greek - S'agapo
Hawaiian - Aloha wau ia oi
Hebrew - Ani ohev otah (to female)
Hebrew - Ani ohev et otha (to male)
Hindi - Hum Tumhe Pyar Karte hai
Hmong - Kuv hlub koj
Hungarian - Szeretlek
Icelandic - Eg elska tig
Indonesian - Saya cinta padamu
Inuit - Negligevapse
Irish - Taim i' ngra leat
Italian - Ti amo
Japanese - Aishiteru
Korean - Sarang Heyo
Latin - Te amo
Latvian - Es tevi miilu
Lebanese - Bahibak
Lithuanian - Tave myliu
Mandarin Chinese - Wo ai ni
Moroccan - Ana moajaba bik
Nahuatl - Ni mits neki
Navaho - Ayor anosh'ni
Nepali - Ma Timilai Maya Garchhu
Norwegian - Jeg Elsker Deg
Pig Latin - Iay ovlay ouyay
Polish - Kocham Cie
Portuguese - Eu te amo
Russian - Ya tebya liubliu
Spanish - Te quiero / Te amo
Surinam- Mi lobi joe
Swahili - Ninapenda wewe
Swedish - Jag alskar dig
Swiss-German - Ich lieb Di
Tajik Man turo Dust Doram
Tagalog - Mahal kita
Taiwanese - Wa ga ei li
Tahitian - Ua Here Vau Ia Oe
Tamil - Naan unnai kathalikiraen
Telugu - Nenu ninnu premistunnanu
Thai - Chan rak khun (to male)
Thai - Phom rak khun (to female)
Turkish - Seni Seviyorum
Ukrainian - Ya tebe kahayu
Urdu - mai aap say pyaar karta hoo
Vietnamese - Anh ye^u em (to female)
Vietnamese - Em ye^u anh (to male)
Welsh - 'Rwy'n dy garu
Yiddish - Ikh hob dikh
Yoruba - Mo ni fe
Zimbabwe - Ndinokuda
For the full list go to

Friday, January 18, 2008

Sunday in Seattle

There I am in one of the wedding have been in. So I was looking at this picture and I decided. Ok I have to see it! I have to see 27 dresses! After all I was a bridesmaid 5 times myself and I still have 2 more single girlfriends and two sisters so I am sure my bridesmaids duties are not done forever.
I would love to meet you readers from or around Seattle!
I will be at
Regal Meridian 16
1501 7th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101
this Sunday to see the 4:35pm showing of 27 Dresses!
Come meet me there it will be a lot of fun!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

I Like Lists

I would be lying if I said Mr Butterscotch and mine first 5 months of wedded bliss has been smooth sailing. Sure overall it has been wonderful but we never lived together before the wedding. So we are finding out tons of new things about each other. Including a few new pet peeves. Ifor example, even though the dishwasher is right there Mr Butterscotch will just put his dirty dishes on top of the dishwasher rather than in the dishwasher. Or he is learning that basketball two nights a week is about my limit.
But lets prentend in a perfect world I am perfect and he…well, he has a few things to work on. Just my luck I found a list called 10 Steps to Being A Better Husband by By Craig Playstead (>1=10821). I like lists that I can show
These don’t all apply to Mr Butterscotch and I but some of the ideas were good. What else would you add to the list for grooms and or even brides to be?

1) Take an interest in something your wife is really passionate about.
This can be especially tough for guys, because we generally feel that if someone else has interests that differ from ours, they're morons. It's not an easy task, and being able to show interest in something that matters to someone you love shows growth—and that's terrifying. Good, but terrifying. Accomplish this and you'll make her feel better about herself, and you get better insight into what makes her tick.

2) Put the kids to bed.
Once a week give her the night off and put the kids to bed by yourself. Let her take a hot bath, read a book, or check gossip on the Web and forget about the kids. I'm always amazed how happy this makes my wife. It ranks somewhere between low-end jewelry and a Hawaiian vacation.

3) Learn to apologize.
This is the easiest one, and the hardest one. A marriage is a marathon, and we all fly off the handle too quick or let our temper get the best of us sometimes. When you're wrong, it's best to step up and apologize. It's amazing how fast "I'm sorry" can defuse a stupid argument about something you can't even remember.

4) Thank her for putting up with you.
Every once in a while, just thank her for putting up with you. That's all you have to say. Don't launch into a list of your faults, or the story about coming home two days late from that Vegas bachelor party. Just thank her, and let her know that you understand that you're not the easiest person in the world to live with.

5) Clean up after yourself.
Take care of that late night snack or morning cereal bowl. Setting them in the sink is one thing, but go that extra mile and actually put them in the dishwasher. After all, no one enjoys scraping bacon dip off a bowl that's been sitting too long or smelling the chili from the night before. A beer bottle on the counter the next morning is even worse.
6) Make time for just the two of you.
Take her on a date once a month. Surprise her by arranging child care, ordering a pizza for the kids, and getting a sitter. She will be so thrilled at your ability to take care of the details that reservations at the best restaurant in town aren't even necessary. The fact that you love her enough to do this would make a Big Mac taste like cracked crab.

7) Groom yourself.
Don't embarrass her when you venture out of the house. Check the ears, nose, neck and yes, feet for hair or other growths that shouldn't be there. She not only wants you to impress her friends by how you act, but also by how you look.

8) Get away from the family.
Yep, you're getting a free pass. This takes a left turn from the others, but it's essential. Get away from all your responsibilities and go camping or on a golf outing with the guys. You'll laugh, relax, and recharge your batteries. And all three will make you a much better husband when you return.

9) Deal with your side of the family.
Help your wife set expectations with your side of the family when it comes to making plans. Don't make her inform your parents that they won't be seeing their grandkids on Christmas this year—pick up the phone and do it yourself. Dealing with extended family can be a huge stress throughout the year, and you don't want the burden to fall entirely on her.

10) Don't lose your dating manners.
Remember, she's your wife, not one of your buddies. Don't burp during dinner, or squeeze one out during the movie as she's reaching for the popcorn. You wouldn't have done that while you were dating, and you shouldn't do it now. Continue to try and impress her. Do everything you can to keep the fire alive, and fight the urge to let the passion die. Find the new, hot place to eat or take her to see a cool band that's in town. Have fun, laugh, and make sure you tell her how great she looks.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Making it Extra Special

Well last week was a big baby boom in Hollywood. One of the new mommies Christina Aguilera has released a video with her song Save Me From Myself. It has snippets of her getting ready and of her actual wedding to Jordan Bratman in 2005.
I really like this because it is timeless and it must have extra special meaning to them as a couple with her singing! I have been a bad Mrs and haven’t really done much with our video yet but this has inspired me!

What fabulous things are you planning on doing to your video to make it timeless and unique for years to come?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

I promise I will not haunt you!

Last night while Mr Butterscotch and I watched basketball on tv I saw a commercial for Eva Longeria Parker (aww cute she added his name)new movie called "Over Her Dead Body". From what I gathered by the preview it is about a woman who is accidentally on the day of her wedding by an ice sculpture. Ouch! After Eva death her friend begins to date her now widowed fiance. Eva's character then haunts the couple. Cute way to make a morbid topic fun, right?

Mr Butterscotch and I have talked about the "what ifs" of our lives. Also last week I was talking to him about Miss Lovebug post with the scary mount lion incident. What if one of us were tragically killed the other could remarry with my blessings. But what if I were to die of natural causes! I know most people would say "of course he/ they can remarry or date if I pass away". Well sorry I don't want him to date for like 10 years! Ok maybe not 10 years... 9 years and 11 months is great plenty. And of course I promised him I would not haunt him when he started to date. Ok I don't want him to be sad and alone but I guess I don't have a magic number in my mind that makes it ok.
Much to his annoyance (after all he was watching basketball) I started to talk about what I think would be a respectable amount of time for him to begin looking for love again, what we would do if one was in a comatose state and even where our final resting place should be. We haven't done our will's yet since we do not have children and all of our property is shared. I know it seems morbid, but I always rather be prepared a little than have no idea what we would want if that were to happen. This is also another reason why I insist no matter how busy or mad we are we always say "I love you" and a kiss before we walk out the door.
How about you and your significant other, have you talked about the "what ifs"? Do you have a magic number for when they could start dating if you were to pass away first?

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Frosty the snowman get married!

So my friend Julia sent me the cutest proposal of her friend brother Stavros proposing to his girlfriend Moira this holiday season in the big Apple! awww how cute is that!

Friday, January 4, 2008

Yet another reason I miss planning

I loved being engaged! It was so fun! All the fun planning, all the pretty magazines. One of my favorite things to do as a bride was the Seattle Wedding Show.
It's that time of year again and the wedding show is this weekend!
Here is all the info you need to go!

Washington State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place, 4th Floor
Seattle, WA 98101

Saturday January 5th 2008
10:00am to 5:30pm (ticket sales open at 9:30am)

Sunday January 6th 2008
10:30am to 5:00pm (ticket sales open at 10:00am)

Tickets are $16.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Children twelve and under are admitted free.
$2 Off coupons are available at all exhibitor locations.
Tickets go on sale at 9:30 am Saturday and 10:00 am Sunday.
Discount tickets are available in advance this fall by purchasing at
***My best suggestion for anyone going to the show is to wear shoes and clothes that are comfortable! The show is huge and you will be on your feet for a few hours.