Thursday, January 17, 2013

Incorporating History into a Wedding

So, you may have noticed I recently began posting on Mary's Modern Mishaps again after quite a long hiatus. The fall had been quite chaotic to say the least. I started graduate school at Rutgers-Newark, moved, got married, finished moving, survived Superstorm Sandy, our first holidays as a married couple, then January is birthday month in my family, and we had an engagement to celebrate. Okay, maybe life is always chaotic. 

Now that things are starting to wind down on a personal level, I've been working at pushing Mary's Historical Programs and have recently created a new Colonial Era show. In the next few days, I will be working on a Valentine's Day promotion and then Women's History Month. I'm also thrilled to have been booked on a monthly basis and will be creating a Wild West Fashion Program for this facility ready by this summer. 

All that said, I've been dying to post some pictures of the wedding for two reasons. One, yeah, we had a lot of history "stuff" incorporated into our wedding and, two, when I was planning the wedding, I had the hardest time coming up for subtle ways to include aspects of Greg's and my relationship and what was important to us as a couple. Hopefully, this post will give some other couple's do-able ideas (on a budget). Also, also, as a small business owner, I am going to plug my wonderful vendors. :)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Disney/History?!?! Yes, please!

If history were off the table and I had to tell you one of my greatest loves in life, Disney would be pretty high up on the list. Imagine my delight when I came across this. Claire Hummel has recreated the Disney Princesses in historically accurate clothing. I was so excited, I'm posting this literally five minutes after I found it! Check it out!

Monday, January 7, 2013

My 25 Favorite Historical Figures

In honor of my 25th birthday, I present:             
My 25 Favorite Historical Figures
(In No Particular Order)

1. Teddy Roosevelt (okay, he's in order)
You know him for: Generally being the most bad-ass president/american/man ever. Also, for speaking softly and carrying a big stick.

2. Queen Victoria
You know her for: Ruling England for a reeeaaaalllly long time. Sexy undwear.

Monday, June 11, 2012

I am not, in fact, dead...

I'm just really, really, busy! I was planning on doing a little bit of a catch-up blog, but while I was gone, Blogger changed it's set-up and I really have no idea what I'm doing. What with that whole being super busy thing, I don't have time to learn the new set-up at this moment. So, I apologize in advance if reading this is making you feel like you have the room-spins or something. Anyway, with out further ado, here's what I've been up to in the past two months in a very brief run-down:

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One Year Anniversary!

I can't believe it's been one year to the day that I started Mary's Modern Mishaps. I also can't believe it has been almost a month since my last post...mea culpa! I don't have a very good defense, but it is a very honest one and that is I have been B-U-S-Y! I will save the whole story for the end of this month recap, as my faithful readers most definitely deserve one. Today, I'd prefer to focus on the year that's gone by and the year that's to come.

So, there have been two major changes in my life since I started Mary's Modern Mishaps. The first, chronologically speaking, was getting laid off. The second was getting engaged. You've already heard about the engagement and, obviously, it made me as happy as a clam. You've heard a fair bit about my getting laid off too, as I broke the news with this post. The truth of the matter is, even now, nine months later, I am still so happy to have been laid off. Many people complain about their jobs, wish for (and actually need) better pay, and daydream about quitting. I can honestly tell you that no matter what my predicament in life, I have not had a single moment where I have said or thought, "I wish I were still at _____." or "It wasn't as bad as I thought."

Thursday, March 1, 2012

The Origins Behind 9 Sports Team Names

I'm very pleased to introduce my fiance, Greg's, first post as a guest blogger. He suggested this clever topic for me and I suggested he write it instead...I'm not much the sports buff. Let us know if you'd like to hear more from Greg!

Of all the blog subjects you thought you would see on here, I'll bet that a sports post would not be near the top of your list. If you actually know Mary, you'll know that a sports themed post would be as likely as me competing on the uneven bars at the next Olympics. In the sports world, nicknames and mascots come from some awfully strange places. Here's a list of sports teams whose names have a connection with the Civil War.

Lets get the obvious ones out the way first...