Archive for January, 2010

Think Happy Thoughts

January 31, 2010

“Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” – Aristotle

Happy Monday morning folks!  I like this quote because it makes me think of souls and love in a greater way.  Each of us has our own soul, but does love have it’s own?  Or, do we really become one in love and marriage?  Hmmm.  Anyway… what do you think?

This is a photo I took at the Burning Man art festival in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada in 2004.

Yay!  Our Happiness or Bust photo has been featured on a new local wedding blog, check it out,

Photograph the Proposal

January 27, 2010

Yay!  Our new website for guys has gone live!  Help us spread the love, forward this to your unmarried male friends.  Let us know what you think, comments are always appreciated.

We are also giving away a $15 iTunes gift card for the person who either emails this to the most folks or Tweets it the most!  Emailers, CC me ( in your email so I can count the numbers of people you’ve sent it to (I promise not to spam them, scouts honor).

It’s official, we’ve been picked by our brides for The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2010!  I feel honored  : )  Here’s the list of other Best of  Weddings picks

Think Happy Thoughts

January 25, 2010

It’s an early Monday morning after a long night.  It’s difficult to find inspiration, to think happily.  At the least, this blog segment keeps me working towards that place that feels better.  So here’s today’s quote. 

“Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity. Reduce selfishness, have few desires.”

Easier said than done, but let’s give it a whirl!  Have a good day!  : )

Top 7 Farm Wedding Photos

January 19, 2010

Farm weddings are definitely getting more popular these days because they’re unique, offer different photo op’s and can be less expensive.  Check out my favorite wedding/engagement photos taken at a farm:

7. Medeiros Farm

6. Weir River Farm

5. Smolak Farms

4. Bittersweet Farm

3. Tougas Farm

2. Harrington Farm

1. Zukas Farm

Think Happy Thoughts

January 18, 2010

If you lost control of your hand and it started punching you in the face… you’d quickly find a way to control your hand.  So why don’t we control our mind when it hurts us?  It sounds obvious but people let their minds beat themselves up all day long.  We think poorly of ourselves, that we’re not as good as we thought we were, that we’re not that smart or thin enough. 

Today’s happy thought is inspired by author T. Harv Eker.  Often times it’s difficult for people to maintain this idea of always thinking positively.  What helped me was the idea that thoughts are neither positive or negative, just a brain synapse.  Some of them serve us and some make our lives more difficult.  If we think  poorly of ourselves, we feel bad too.  Then we say the wrong thing, take the wrong actions and ultimately create negative consequences.  Today I’m going to notice when I have negative thoughts and exchange them with thoughts that serve me and that are healthy.

We Can All Help Haiti

January 14, 2010

According to the American Red Cross website, you can text “HAITI” to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross relief for Haiti.  Go here for more info:

Last night my fiance and I went to the opening night performance of  In The Heights at the Boston Opera House.  This contemporary Broadway musical touched us, inspired us and entertained us for the entire performance.  It was a story of mostly Latino immigrants living (or trying to live) the American dream in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York.  Filled universal themes throughout like romance, death, hope and aspiration, the show was also light-hearted and easy to love.  The characters were well developed and the story was well written.  It demonstrated it’s complexity by addressing the inherent racism even among minority communities.  We both enjoyed it immensely and would recommend it to others. 

For all those brides and Mom’s reading this who think that their fiances and husbands would never go to a musical… this is the one to see.  It has a strong hip-hop vibe to it and lots of beautiful people.  Stop at Max and Dillon’s (around the corner) after the show for good atmosphere, great drinks and tasty food.  Thumbs up… Edson likes this  : )

Photo credit Vincent Dixon

Think Happy Thoughts

January 11, 2010

Happy Monday morning folks!  We are truly blessed.  I just walked over to the faucet  and guess what came out… clean fresh drinkable water.   Heat, electricity, indoor plumbing, man… we got it made. Gotta be thankful for that.  Anyway,  here’s the quote: 

“The free thinking of one age is the common sense of the next”   Matthew Arnold (1822 – 1888)

Think Freely!