Friday, June 29, 2012

The Book Club - June, "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns)"

Here we are again! Month two of The Book Club. I am so excited that I honestly don't know what or how to do this post. After reading Mindy's Memoir, I feel like I should write a few brief segments to honor the book.

My Various Tweets to Ms. Kaling Throughout June

Someone Also Please Explain One-Night Stands to Me
I, like Mindy,  also have never had a one-night stand and I really don't get the hype either. I think she stated it perfectly when she said, "I barely talk to strangers (a habit that I started as a child and that has served me well through my adulthood). So the idea of going to a stranger's house at night, or having that stranger over to my house, sounds insanely dangerous." My thoughts as well Mindy.... My thoughts as well. I completely agree what if you are to ever come over to my house, I too need to know your first and last name. I also need to have your phone number and a person whom we both know so you can't disappear forever in case you murder me. Honestly, I'm just glad that the King has saved me from ever having to worry about any of this. EVER.

Married People Will Step It Up
Thanks to Mindy's essay titled, "Married People Need to Step It Up," I am now aware that there are famous people who do wish for the happily ever after, married with kids and being a soccer mom lifestyle. Mindy, I heard your pleas! I, as a married person, will step it up! The King and I watch every Nicholas Sparks movie together. Also, the King got me hooked on Lost and if either of us watches it without the other, we're dead meat. The King and I regularly fist bump each other like kids in the hood on a regular basis. Mindy, I'm sharing this with you because, one, you asked, and two, because I want you to know it is possible and that you can have it for yourself.

Strict Instructions for My Funeral
Just as Mindy closes her book with her strict instructions for burial and wake, I too have always had this planned out. Here are my strict instructions for my funeral:
1. No black. The only person who can wear red is my sister. Because I said so.
2. Everyone is to receive a piece of Lindt Dark Chocolate (kind of like the free samples at Ghirardelli).
3. Mindy Kaling is to officiate and read my eulogy prepared by my husband, in collaboration with Coldplay.
4. No casseroles of any kind will be served. At All. Seriously. I will haunt you all if it is served.
5. Either bury me next to my husband if he has passed on already, or, if he is still alive, cremate me and have my ashes buried with him.

Just as Mindy used to sing all seven Von Trapp children's parts to "So Long, Farewell" to her parents, I too love long good-byes. With that being said, I will just wrap up, quickly, I might add, why I loved this book. It was hilarious. It was insightful. It helped me get to know a woman that I thought I already knew pretty well. I now know that Mindy is more conservative than I thought. I also know her mom is a gyno. I am also aware that her BF texts pictures of Harry Potter tickets to her as a way of asking her out on a date. Basically, Mindy is my kindred spirit. I love her. I adore her. I want to almost be her. I too want to have a narcissistic folder of pictures of just me and my make-up on my non-existent BlackBerry. I want to be Mindy's Siamese twin.

Anything else I didn't cover?...... Not really. I just, I don't want to say good-bye.

Be sure to write your post and link-up or just leave a comment about what you thought! Can't wait!!! Oh and please vote for the book for The Book Club's July book.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

June... via Instagram

I'm not even going to say how quickly this month/year is going by, but I mean seriously, come on! It really is. Put it this way. The King proposed mid February and we got married mid May, and now, we have finished our first month of marriage. One word for all of that mate: Craycray (aka Crazy).

Here is the Gwyn's first June together:
The King and my first Sunday as a married couple; the tallest Jenga tower ever!!!; Blueberry breakfast cake that i made four times this month; My long lost Katie love!
Date night at the Disney tree houses with the King; Saved a TON of money at Kohls; Changing my name at the Social Security Office; Happily Ever After to the Andrades.
The newest royal carriage; Photobooth at the Mac wedding; Welcome to the team!!; Kay Gwyn and Sara Mac are no longer single ladies!
What did you do during June? Do share!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I Know. I'm Horrible.

I said this to my two lovely co-=sponsors of The Book Club last night and I'll tell it to you as well, I am horrible. June had been a very blah blog month for me. I think it was coming off a honeymoon to losing my job, then job hunting, getting a new job all while trying to figure out this whole, "hey, I'm married and there is always another person around" thing. I'm sorry for being so neglectful of all of my sweet followers and for not reaching out to you all so much more. I am sorry to my sponsors and those I sponsor for not being so involved this month. I really think I'm starting to get a better grasp on my new life and the schedule that comes with it, so hopefully I won't be this horrible again. Hopefully. 

Okay, on to more fun and read-worthy things....

Today is the last day to enter The Book Club's June Book Giveaway!!! I'll announce the winner tomorrow. 
Also, I have open sports still available for ad swapping in July. Email me at: BrightandBeautifulBlog {at}  gmail {dot} com if you are interested! Its the easiest and no strings attached kind of sponsoring out there!
Voting for The Book Club's July book is underway! Please, take time to just click on the book you would be interested in reading. Even if you don't participate, the more votes we get is a better, more well-rounded choice for those of us who read it! 

Oh! And the The Book Club June link-up is THIS Friday!!! I cannot believe it is already here. If you read Mindy Kaling's book, Is Everyone Hasging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), then please join us!! So excited to have you. Click here for more info. 
Okay, back to non-blog-business life.... I had a crazy week last week. Let's refer to it as "The Week Kaylee Went to/Saw Two Weddings and a Funeral." I really only went to the two weddings, but I did see a funeral procession pass by during the week, so I thought it would count.... right? RIGHT?

On Monday, we had Amanda and Milton's wedding over at the GORGEOUS Grand Floridian Resort and Spa down at Disney. Here are some of my pictures (please excuse the poor quality of my iPhone camera):
First Dance = So Sweet.
I swear my eyes are fully open and that I am not drunk.
The cake that Amanda bedazzled herself.
First kiss as man and wife.
LOVE their facial expressions.
Throwing feathers was a wayyy better idea than bird seed.
Grand Floridian's announcement for their wedding.
Our own personalized menus and embroidered napkins.
Then Thursday, Friday and Saturday, my other good friends, Sara and Chad tied the knot. The got married in Orlando at the LDS Temple and then we booked it over to Tampa on Saturday for their ring ceremony and reception:
A blurry picture of Chad's sweet wedding present to Sara: Custom Jones bottles.
The Bride's maids! 
Mrs. Sara Mac and Queen B. Gwyn
Beautiful cake made by Sara's sister!
The Mac-Gwyn family.
I was in charge of the make-up the entire weekend, including eyelash mishaps.
The groom's cake by Sara's sister.

Antique furniture made for the best guest book signing.
First dance as a married couple.
She placed and he SHOVED.

Some random old couple having a BLAST in the photobooth!
The King and I.
To quote my sister-in-law (who is also engaged), "Kaylee, you go to more wedding a month then I do in a year." Yes, this is true. Yes, I am excited that wedding season is done for the Gwyn clan. Yes, I will admit that every time I get an invitation in the mail, I act like I'm sooooo over weddings when in reality I'm silently celebrating that I got invited to another wedding in my head. I think weddings are magic. I think they are so special and should be celebrated. My bank account is not always so happy to get another invitation though. Let's just say, the King and I are becoming wedding professionals.

Well, I better skedaddle. I start my training at the WWoHP today and I need to go freshen up on my Harry Potter knolwedge. So excited and I cannot wait to report back on how magnificent it is to work there.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Exciting Things Going On at the Castle

The other day my lovely friend, Diana Maria, referred to the King and I's tiny cottage as our castle... you know because we are royalty and all. I just wanted to fill everyone in on a few exciting things happening at our castle!

I know that this is not what a lot of people expected for little Miss Paralegal me, but I got offered a full time position with Universal Orlando working in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. To say I'm excited is quite the understatement. Being at Hogwarts everyday will make this witch muggle born VERY happy.

2. NEW CAR!!
The King and I bought a new car yesterday. Its new tyo use, but not "new" new. We paid cold hard cash for that puppy and I could not be more in love. So, if anyone knows anyone needing a 1999 Honda Civic EX Coupe that is on rims and all ready to race, send them my way. We're selling her for a schweet price to the bust home for her.

That's right folks. In honor of The Book Club's June book, I'm giving away a copy of Mindy's book. 
All you have to do is:
Be a GCF follower of All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Be a GCF follower of From the Guest Room
Be a GCF follower of  The Kinch Life
Like All Things Bright and Beautiful on Facebook
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Follow All Things Bright and Beautiful on Twitter
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Comment on what you liked most about Mindy's Book.
*Each comment is an entry so you can have up to 9 entries!*
I will pick and announce a winner next Thursday, the 28th, so the submitting of entries closes at midnight Wednesday night.
Off to another wedding this weekend! Good luck and Congratulations Sara and Chad!!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Friday Letters on a Wednesday.

Dear Amor,

Thank you for being so great this whole first month together. I don't know anyone else that could love me like you do especially when I lost my job AND made you take the cheesy "one month" picture just like all those mom bloggers do.

Dear AT&T,

As much as I love have hour long conversation with you, I prefer it to be a very rare occasion. Also, that problem we talked about in great length earlier this month? I thought it was resolved. Thanks for ignoring it until I contacted you today. I know it was because you missed the sound of my voice and not because you are a money stealer.

Dear Wizarding World of Harry Potter,

Thank you for calling me back or a second interview. I know you won't pay NEARLY as much as a legal career, but I know I will be far more happier working under you than my previous job.

Dear Kids I'm Babysitting,

Thank you for reading books and playing puzzles. Thank you even more for always wanting to watch a movie which allows me time to blog.

Dear Rain,

I love you. I know most people want you to go away, but I'd like to keep you around for a while longer. Please just dot cause me to wreck my car before we can sell it, so I can afford a new one.


Dear Bloggers Who Want a New look,

I'm designing now. Email me at BrightandBeautifulBlog {at} gmail {dot} com and we'll talk it out. Pricing is SUPER flexible so I would love to work with you.


Monday, June 18, 2012

Reasons Why I'd Love to Live at Disney.

The Gwyns are at Disney today for my friend Amanda's wedding. We've been in and out of the resorts a few times this weekend and I've decided I want to live here. Here is why:

1. It's Disney.
2. Free monorail rides. All the time.
3. No one points at you with one finger. It's two fingers here folks.
4. There is magic in the air.
5. Each resort has an amazing pool with a slide.
6. Firework shows every night. In your honor. Or just because.
7. The king says, "because everything is clean."
8. You will hear amazing renditions of the beloved Disney songs.
9. I would constantly feel like a baller.
10. Because it is Disney. Duh!!!!

Here are some pictures from today. See you tomorrow for real posting.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Hey, I'm a Model.

I know I've been a crap poster this week. So sorry y'all. Just to let you in on a secret, I've been blog designing. I'm working on the portfolio now. If your interested in revamping that little love nugget called your blog, please email me! We can work something sweet out.

To make up for the fact that I haven't given you guys anything fun, here are pictures of me being a model. I'm also taking inquires for modeling gigs.


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