Monday, April 26, 2010


Today's guest post comes from Shelley Senai of The Spotted Duck. I started following Shelley on Twitter pretty much solely because she lives in Boston (or lived, she's since moved outside city limits but lucky her she's still nearby). Then I found her blog, and I found a kindred spirit. We're both sarcastic overachievers, book worms and love to cook, and of course, eat. So when she got engaged, I was eager to see how she would plan her wedding. I wasn't disappointed as she inspired me several ways in my own planning. With that, Shelley:


Hello, readers of Becky Mochaface. My name is Shelley, and I have my own blog over at Becky asked me to supply her with a guest post for when she's away on her honeymoon, and I was more than happy to help her out.

Becky and I are what you would call virtual friends. We've never met in person but somehow we got connected on Twitter and have been following each other's blogs and reading each others tweets ever since. Becky is always one of the first people to comment on my blog posts, and I appreciate her support so much, I wanted to show her some blog love in return.

Although, to be fair, I'm not really sure what keeps her coming back to my blog. Kind of like the "Pilot" in Seinfeld, it's really a blog about nothing. Well, maybe I'm selling myself a bit short. It's about nothing in *particular.* Just my life, what I'm thinking about, what I'm cooking.

For awhile there, I wouldn't shut up about weddings. Like Becky, I recently got married. My wedding was back in September to my high school sweetheart. Being engaged was, honestly? One of the most stressful periods of my life. But it forced me to grow. A lot. And I learned a ton about myself. Amazing how major life events do that to you.

Anyways, the wedding day was beautiful. Special. Amazing. Perfect? No. Of course not. But I had prepared myself for that fact. And in hindsight, I'm amazed how much went truly *right*. And it was all worth it anyway for the end reward which is, of course.... the honeymoon!

What, you thought I was going to say "getting to spend the rest of your life with the person you love," didn't you? I mean, fine. Yeah. That too. But the honeymoon is the ultimate reward. In the week before the wedding, when your head is swimming with the most minute of details, it's all you can do to tell yourself, "In one week, we'll be in ___ and I can turn my brain off for awhile."

My husband and I (saying that is feeling more and more natural. But trust me, Becky, it will feel weird for awhile to call him your husband) were fortunate to honeymoon in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. If you ever get a chance to visit Kauai - jump at it. It is the least touristy of all the Hawaiian islands but one of the most beautiful! Gah, it was great. I miss honeymooning. I'm definitely jealous of our friend Becks in Jamaica right about now.


So, I guess I'll be wrapping up about now. Guest posts are an interesting breed of blog posts, aren't they? One I'm sure I haven't mastered yet. My favorite guest posts are the ones that give you a taste of what the guest writers own writing style is like, and well, now that I'm reading back over what I've written, fruitlessly searching for neat and tidy way to wrap this up... maybe I'm not so bad at it after all. I did somehow manage to write a whole post about, basically, nothing.

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