Good Morning from own personal nest of white sheets. I should be napping right now because I was up at 3:00am this morning flying 180 lovely souls from Tampa to Charlotte – but you know me… I only get tired when I HAVE to be awake. So since I have a moment to rest clearly I am wide awake as a barn owl at midnight. In any case, it seems like the perfect time to sit down and update you all on this little life of mine. I AM A MARRIED WOMAN! Shout it from the rooftops. Hallelujah!(more…)
Let’s Talk about Sex, Baby. My Last Fling Before the Ring.
How about we DON’T and say we did. Is that what they call “false advertising!?” But really… since when did bachelorette parties become a thing? I mean it seems like an odd concept: to be showered in lingerie and eat cake shaped like… well, I don’t have to tell YOU what it’s shaped like 😉 I didn’t even want to have a bachelorette party. I told my girls, “No.” Mostly because I have been a bridesmaid in many weddings and I know how much things start to cost. When you are in a wedding, you are throwing out some major $$$, and a whole lot of time. I thought maybe if I cut out this one thing, I could save my ladies from spending some of their hard-earned moolah. They immediately refused my “No,” and Lauren, one of my Matron’s of Honor went into planning mode.(more…)
My Kentucky Bridal Brunch
I am currently sitting on a glorious king bed in Salt Lake City, Utah. I am what we “flight attendants” like to call a “door slammer,” today, which simply means I am doing ABSOLUTELY nothing other than being a room hobbit for the next 15 hours. Sounds pretty boring, I know, but for me, this is pretty much pure bliss right now. I don’t think I have gotten a free moment since January, and I didn’t think it was affecting me too much until I almost had an emotional breakdown over a cheese platter last weekend. Nothing like the price of a good Gruyère to throw a gal overboard. Expensive cheese and jokes aside, this season has been a tough one for my fiancé John and me. I am pretty sure we boarded the super-sonic, express train of life once we got engaged because there has been NO time. Just none. Y’all. I legit have a pile of laundry the size of a small walrus in my laundry room. My flowers are knocking on death’s door. I am actually pretty sure they have joined a permanent residency… let’s be real. John and I are closing on house number 2, and have currently turned the Charlotte living room into a moving distribution center. Not to mention the fact that I personally have AT LEAST 100 small things lefts to do for our wedding, all of which adds up to 1 very big stressor. Those are just a FEW of the things going on in our lives right now. Send up a little prayer for us folks…(more…)
Our Madison, Indiana Engagement Session
Can I get a show of hands from everyone who thinks that this year has gone by “lightning rod” fast? I honestly cannot believe that it is nearly June. I truly thought that this year would crawl by at a snail’s pace and here we are… nearly hitting the “two months away from the big day” mark. It seems like the closer that I get to our wedding day, the faster things move. There are so many fun activities coming up within the next few months, and I am just sitting here antsily waiting and trying to be patient – not really my strong suit.(more…)
The Time to Love.
They say the eyes are the window to one’s soul. Which is a good thing I guess since that’s the only thing we have all gotten a glimpse of over the past few months. Fearful, bright eyes widening at the sight of you passing them in the supermarket, crossing their path in an airport bathroom, or side stepping them on the sidewalk. And then it’s gone. The moment of eye contact is suddenly gone as the other person quickly looks down, intentionally planning their path to get as far away from YOU as possible. The path to safety. The path away from fear. The path away from uncertainty. (more…)
I don’t really know how to breathe right now, because I know someone whom I once cared about so deeply is no longer breathing. I stopped the moment that I saw the post… “Two NC-based Marines killed in Iraq.” How quickly that sentence plunged a knife into my chest, as I gasped for air, staring into that pair of serious dark eyes that I had gotten to know so well. (more…)
These are a few of My Favorite Things 🎶
Good Morning Lovelies. It’s only 8:30 AM here in the Queen City and I have already had an elephant-sized coffee and a green tea to follow… A good indicator that I am running on fumes and Jesus. My vacation officially starts in 4 hours 7 minutes and 23 seconds, not that anyone is counting or anything. Annnnd in typical fashion, I haven’t packed a lick. In my defense though, my life is practically scheduled down to the last minute up until January. I barely have time to pee, much less pack a suitcase. I pride myself on being a fairly efficient packer, but it is always a process deciding what I want to bring. There are a select few products though, that are always a give-in in my beauty repertoire, the first and foremost items that I throw into my little black bag of tricks. And they just might be the first and foremost items that you should be throwing into those Christmas stockings you slackers haven’t stuffed yet… I am right there with ya partner. Santa’s main elf has been also been slacking this year… buried under a pile of events, flights, and juggling Hinge dates. Just in case you are down to the wire – here is a list of my favorite things – sure to please just about anyone on Santa’s nice list. (more…)
So You are an Influenster… Now what? How to get your first Voxbox, and How to Keep getting Them.
If you have followed my blog long enough you will know that I have been working with a site called Influenster for the past several years. Influenster is a website that will send you free products in exchange for a little bit of advertisement and an honest review. It is a program that I have really enjoyed, and I have previously written about how to get started as an Influenster in one of my earlier blog posts. Want to check it out? Click the link below. (more…)
The Yellow Brick Road.
I am at the gym right now at ten o’clock at night like a crazy person. Honestly, I am just trying not to turn into a slice of pizza because you know there is this saying floating around out there… you are what you eat. In which case, half of me would be a slice of pepperoni and the other half would be a loaf of generously buttered banana bread. Then if you sliced me open I would probably just confetti all over you in a shower of chocolate chips. Well, I am only ” partially” kidding. I did have broccoli the other day. I pinky swear a hundred thousand rainbow gumdrops. (more…)
5 Ways You as a Millennial Can Become More Green before The Day has Even Ended
Ahem. Millennials are known to be very passionate individuals. I know this because I have gotten on the plane multiple times meeting a group of my coworkers for the first time – many of them are in their late forties, early fifties, and they give me that all too familiar, wary side glance. Like they are silently thinking to themselves… “Who is this little whippersnapper who looks like she was just birthed, and why in Jehosaphat’s name is she on this plane.” I always win them over fairly quickly, but the common thought process is this, Millenials are always on their phones, taking selfies, posting the latest status, thoroughly and totally self-involved. (more…)