October 29th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
GOOD AFTERNOON, and welcome back to the joyful spin cycle in my head! Today, the decor. When you wed beneath fall foliage, you really don’t need much, so we just went with some simple Decorative Wedding signs (lovingly crafted by Morrison’s awesome bro John and his wife, Jacy):
And then some simple basic everyday framed pictures of Cracker at every table.
We also put bowls of skittles at each table because skittles. Our florist is the kind of gal who simply picks mountain wild flowers the day before and brings them over, so that the whole thing seems like a beautiful coincidence. Here’s the main big guy that my Dad HAPPILY loaded on his truck when my Mom attempted to take it home and preserve it, and even more happily took it back off when it definitely didn’t fit:
As for the cake, I just so happen to have gone to high school with a phenomenal baker, Jessica. She made three beautiful chocolate pound cakes, one of which we ate with our hands the next day, another of which we will eat with our hands in one year:
New Years, a few years back, Morrison and I spent an absurd amount of time dreaming up a cobbler truck business, with eight very specific flavors with very specific names. And so, we also went the cobbler route at the reception. Jessica made these wondrous mini jars of rosemary blackberry and peach ginger cobbler:
Guests dumped the cobblers over vanilla ice cream, like the perfect kind that comes from a bucket. Special thanks to our other high school friend, Missy, for helping make the table look like PINTEREST COME TO LIFE THAT ALSO YOU CAN EAT.
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October 17th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Oh hi, did you want unique and well planned thoughts / observation / jokes? SORRY MAN! Wedding week has begun, and so I all I have to offer is this picture of my friend’s manicure, who got her nails did in our wedding colors, because friendship.
THANKS FRIENDS AND NAILS WHICH ARE ATTACHED TO HANDS. THOUGHTS AND WORDS!
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August 30th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
My bachelorette in Vegas was amazing and ridiculous in every way, involved every thinkable and reproachable bachelorette cliche. IT IS SO LIBERATING TO JUST EMBRACE THE CLICHE BY WHICH I MEAN INFLATABLE PENIS. It was a nearly flawless weekend, except that I was missing my other 3 power sources, Blaine and Carrie and Erin, who are all engaged in various massive life things, babies, moving, etc, and couldn’t make it. I leave these pictures here so that Bekah five years from now, as she lies literally covered in babies and bills and responsibilities, will never forget.
That time when Julien made MATCHING BRIDESTETTER SHIRTS, see also, the pool:
The first night when we all wore little black things and did tequila shots and managed a group bathtub picture:
The squad, hot and always game:
When we waltzed into a club at midnight, were told to deflate the inflatable penis which was a strange group activity, then we happened upon a famous DJ, danced til Formation came on, then bounced:
CREEPY RUSSIAN DOG SHOW (?!)
When we ordered sandwiches that never came:
NEVER FORGET, OLD MOM BEKAH. POUR SOME TEQUILA. SIP IT. WEAR YOUR BRIDE SASH QUIETLY AND ALONE IN YOUR ROOM. NEVER FORGET.
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August 19th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
The happiest of birthdays to my sweet sister Carrie, who now has a BABY, which is tangible evidence of years passing and thing changing, so much so that time is a now dull ache in my heart instead of a thrill that jolts through it. MISS AND LOVE, SISTER.
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August 5th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Full and embarrassing disclosure: I haven’t really engaged in previous elections for president, or well, really any at all. Growing up with a Dad in politics, I told myself for years: that’s his realm. It does not concern you. Let him be the one involved in that. We didn’t discuss or debate politics much at home, either, given that my Dad had to deal with that shiz all day, and once home, he just wanted to eat his lasagna in peace. Also, like many Americans: the elections always felt, in a way, like they did not concern me. They felt like pageants, like articles I would read but not get. It’s a privilege of a person with a lot of, well, other privileges: to feel so safe and protected, that they do not need to engage. But this election feels at once personal and scary, on so many levels. With this shirt purchased from Hillary’s campaign, color me officially locked in. Active. Engaged. I AM SO VERY WITH HER.
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July 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
For reasons I do not fully understand, but am QUITE stoked about, Mamrie and I have been sent by a film company to Solvang for the weekend, to develop a feature idea we got cookin. Solvang is a little town by Santa Barbara comprised mainly of Dutch Architecture / tiny horses / lavender farms/ assorted tastings. So far the movie idea is TINY HORSE WINE. But really, we’ve got something good up our sleeves, but also really, BLOOD ORANGE BALSAMIC VINEGAR / BLISS.
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May 22nd, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Blaine got me so crushin on this organization so hard that as soon as I got back from NC, I went online to see if there was an LA chapter. And sure enough, today was the 5k. I grabbed my friend Alexis,
No literally, a few times I accidentally grabbed her when swerving to avoid those having made the sensible choice to walk / meander around the lake. We ran with hundreds of kids in tutus screaming Taylor Swift lyrics, and pretended that we TOO got to go to bed at eight and that our futures were vast and ahead of us and that we too lacked self consciousness and that no boys had burned us yet. But If I’m being real, the actual challenge was TRYING TO REMEMBER HOW TO APPLY A TEMPORARY TATTOO.
You guys, at least three temporary tattoos and many spongefuls of water died in the process.
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April 24th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
I bid a bittersweet farewell to the Switched at Birth writers, cast and crew last night. After 103 FREAKING EPISODES, it is being sent off to that great big vault of excellent shows in the sky, where shows go to take naps and reminisce and, as my theory of heaven goes, dine on waffle sundaes and unlimited peel and eat shrimp. Practically everyone who’s ever worked on the show turned out to celebrate what we made. I’m still new to TV, but I get the sense that it’s rare to work on a show with so much love and camaraderie. The fact that it gave a lot of people their first chance at their dream I think lodged it in a special place in a whole lot of hearts. Lizzy and Paul gave lovely speeches about how surely we’ll all work together again, and so it’s not really the end. By which I of course mean, of Gils Marini’s abs.
IT WILL NEVER BE THE END.
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April 16th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Ran a 5k today with Girls on the Run, a spectacular organization that pairs with schools to create teams of running gals. They train for twelve weeks, and get rad self esteem workshops to boot. I got to hang, thanks to miss Barbee, who coached a team from the elementary school where she teaches in Durham, N cack. A thousand girls ran / walked the race through some lovely neighborhoods where you can get a four bedroom house for five dollars. Sorority girls cheered us on at the turns and shouted at us that we were beautiful stars that we were Almost There, and I found myself actually feeling like one. My gal Monet and I chose to skip, literally skip. Halfway through she revealed the half eaten bag of gummy savers in her pocket. In the last quarter mile, once she saw that we were approaching the finish and that fans were watching, she decided to SPRINT. RUNNING BUDDY AFTER MY OWN HEART!!
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March 14th, 2016 by Bekah Brunstetter
Dear friend and also bridesmaid I mean she is like my best lady friend in LA Mackenzie picked me up this morning for spin class.
Mack: it’s so cool they give me a free class for my birthday!
Mack:….it’s my birthday!
Me: WHAT?! WHY DIDN’T YOU TELL ME?!
Mack: Calm down!
Me: OH MY GOD. OH MY GOD.
Mack: Seriously. Not a big deal.
Me: I am so sorry.
Mack: It’s really fine.
Me: PULL OVER SO I CAN BUY YOU PRESENTS.
Mack: Nope, I’m good!
Me: I WILL SPEND THE REST OF MY LIFE MAKING THIS UP TO YOU. THE REST OF MY LIFE.
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