Perspectives of a Lady, Gentleman & Dane

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Hannah Sheflyand
Hannah Sheflyand

Hannah Sheflyand

For something a little different on this Music Monday I thought I would share some funny videos from the TV Show Lip Sync Battle. Have you ever watched it? I have found the show to get boring with some of the guest stars but this recent episode with Anna Kendrick and John Krasinski is hilarious. Take a look and tell me what you think (watch to the end for another celebrity surprise)!    🙂

If you liked those- my other favorites are the battles with Jimmy Fallon & Dwayne Johnson and Anne Hathaway & Emily Blunt.
Hope your Monday is going a little more cheery then the gloomy rainy day we are having.
Hannah Sheflyand

I am so excited to go spend this weekend in the Washington DC area. We are heading down for a weekend getaway and staying in Alexandria, VA so we can be close to the cherry blossom festivities all weekend long. Brian’s sisters also live in the area so we hope to get a little extra family time in as well. I am also hoping this warm weather stays through out the weekend and we get to spend a well longed for weekend outdoors.

We timed it pretty well so we will get to see this when we visit:

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cherry_blossom_fest_jefferson_background_1I am so excited! What are your plans for the weekend, relaxing after the craziness last week or on to new adventures?

Hannah Sheflyand

I really hope that I am not the only girl who once in a while looks at her man and becomes envious when they can throw on a pair of jeans and a basic button down and look so put together and ready to head out. When I try to do that I need to throw on a belt, some jewelry, go through 4 different pairs of jeans to find one that works well with the shirt and then deal with my hair, shoes & etc. Sound familiar?

I came across this company which has the most gorgeous shirts and am so excited to get my first shipment. I am hoping a few of these added to my wardrobe will help my morning routine go a little quicker.

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tradlands-the-northampton-photo-gallery-image-08_grandeDo you have any wardrobe staples that are the perfect go to pieces on the days where you feel there is nothing to wear?

Hannah Sheflyand

How was your Passover/Easter weekend? We had a lot of fun spending time with our families but it definitely tired us out by Sunday evening. I woke up this morning and needed a cheery song to get me up and running around and knew the Gorillaz would be a perfect start to this week.

I am a huge fan of their first self titled album, Gorillaz (which you can listen to free with Amazon prime membership here) but their album Plastic Beach has a lot more up beat music. Their songs are perfect for a morning wake up and even some uplifting stretching or yoga.

Have you had a listen?

Hannah Sheflyand

Have you heard about this now fully funded Kickstarter card game? Brian asked that we invest a few months ago and I finally got around to actually reading into what we bought. It not only got 100% funded, it got 10,000% funded. For a card game that seems pretty crazy right? I have to say I cant wait to play it, the game looks pretty funny and entertaining and I bet it will be the next Cards Against Humanity (which was also funded through Kickstarter). What do you think?

The game was created by Matthew Inman (from The Oatmeal), Elan Lee (from Xbox) & Shane Small (Marvel). Its quirky but genius and so far seems pretty simple to play.  Read more…

Hannah Sheflyand

To start with, I am not a huge fan of this song, I have tried listening to it many times hoping it will become as catchy as “Call Me Maybe” but I just cant get into it. So why post it? The video is hilarious, who would ever imagine Tom Hanks starring in a music video (and then have Justin Bieber cameo randomly). Have you watched it yet?

Once you watch the music video, I would strongly recommend the parody below, it is a great laugh too. I hope everyone is starting their week off in a silly mood, hopefully this week will fly by 🙂

Hannah Sheflyand

Brian and I often joke about how Charlie needs to get her lazy dog butt up and do some work around the house to earn her keep. Then I saw these photos of actual working dogs and felt I needed to run home and start training my lazy great dane to do something more then eat, sleep, fart and cuddle. I love these photos and the hard work it portrays. It is one of those weeks where photos are really inspiring me and changing my mood drastically day by day.

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Hannah Sheflyand

I was very surprised when Brian recommended that I listen to Frank Turner, mostly because I never thought Brian liked that kind of music. There is always something to learn about each other even after a few years. What was no surprise is that I would love his music; the songs are a combination of funk and pop mixed together in catchy love sonnets and I cant get enough. My favorite album is Tape Deck Heart, this is definitely one of the most listened songs on my ipod, with Recovery as close second.

What kind of love music do you listen to?

Hannah Sheflyand

It has been a crazy few months since our vacation and the engagement and I thought it would be nice to share my process so far and the other excuses on why I have been so sporadic with posts since then.

Right away Brian and I agreed that we wanted something simple and relaxed. We quickly picked a date (9/12/15!), a venue for the ceremony and a venue for the reception. I found a dress fairly quickly, a rental company to work with and we organized our guest list seamlessly and sent save the dates. Brian was being a huge support and helped with all the big decisions.

Yet somehow I became the crazy bride to be, I spent weeks barely sleeping, and stressed over the smallest things, like whether we should use clear or white plates and whether we should have blue or white napkins (I know crazy right?)! I started getting frustrated because while I was stressing like crazy Brian had no preference on these little things and I could not understand why. After a few more weeks with tension of discussing anything wedding related without freaking each other out we did the smartest thing possible, we sat down and talked. We talked about all the exciting events ahead and what that means to each of us, but then we also talked about what was bothering each of us and how we can communicate better so that we can be back to our normal happy couple. After that it was so much easier to relax, talk to each other and most importantly remember that the only really important part of this whole wedding planning is we are getting MARRIED!

Now I make lists, I go down the lists when I have time and I try to check some things off when I can. If there is something that I feel would be important to Brian I make sure I go over with him as well, if not I try to be bold and decide on my own or get some friends opinions and then I let Brian know. This way we both are on the same page with the wedding but it is less stressful to make decisions for either one of us. Now things go so much more smoothly, I sleep normally and we are much happier and relaxed.

Have you gone through this issue with your fiance or husband?

If you are married, or getting married, what are your best tips that you can share?

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The location of our ceremony. I am so excited!