Life Definitions: We’re Getting an Event Planner!

Black and White CakeYesterday, my cousin and I went to see an event planner to discuss her possibly helping us coordinate my mom’s birthday party. She had some really great ideas right off the bat and she helped my cousin during her wedding (so I already had some great recommendations about her).

I really liked her point of view about certain things and it would be fantastic if I could have someone else be in charge of most of what this party will entail. I really just want to sign the checks and be done with it. Seriously!

She works with brides, mostly, but has done regular event planning as well. Her website: mybridalbudget.com has a lot of information about her past events as well as photos. She also had them available for our free consultation.

I realize I will have to be involved, but after talking it over with my sister and cousin last night, we’ve decided to go with her, which hopefully will minimize the workload. I hope she can deliver all she’s promised!

Center Stage: Moneyball

Moneyball directed by Bennett Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane‘s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.  -IMDb

I went to see Moneyball last Friday with my cousin. First impression, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill work well together.

Second thoughts? I know nothing about baseball, but these statistics make perfect sense to me…(very sad, I know. NYU Stern, all the way!) Continue reading