What happened?

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I’ve had a preeeeeeetty noticeable absence here in blogland. I'd say 6 months is pretty noticeable, no? But today I come back to you ready to get moving again.

 So….. what happened?  I tend to favor the bullet point pretty heavily around here so I’ll stick with tradition.

 // As of today I have officially been married for five months and one day. Yes, we did get hitched and yes, it was amazeballs.

 // I didn’t disappear because married life is so time-consuming that I had no time for blogging. Actually it’s been really lovely and in many ways our lives have calmed down finally since the wedding. And most importantly five months since the big day I can say I picked the right one. Or should I say the right one picked me. Either way, we are lucky ducks in the marriage department.

 // So why didn’t I rush back here to tell you every detail after the wedding day? I mean what is better blogging material than hundreds of pictures documenting a 14 hour epic day. Oh and a video, we have our own wedding trailer. I’m obsessed and watch it on baaaaasically a daily basis.

 // Well, shortly after Dave and I tied the knot we experienced a really difficult event in our lives. It quickly tossed our newlywedded bliss stage to the side and I didn’t quite know how to blog while handling what was really going on. I now feel ready to tell you all about the wedding and what newlywed life has been like while also sharing what we have been going through. Sometime very soon I will write about happened and hopefully it will be well received. I have no reason to believe it won’t be but this will be my first true testament to keeping things real here on the ole blog.

 // Oh and to add insult to injury in December my blog domain expired and I lost it forever. Of course someone snatched it up the very day it was released to the public. Of course. So now I added a hyphen and got a new design, which I am obsessed with, and I am back in business. Boom. Can’t keep a girl down.

 // And to prove I did get to spend a day in a beautiful dress and commit my life to another person here is a teaser...






What happened?

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I’ve had a preeeeeeetty noticeable absence here in blogland. I'd say 7 months is pretty noticeable, no? But today I come back to you ready to get moving again.

 So….. what happened?  I tend to favor the bullet point pretty heavily around here so I’ll stick with tradition.

 // As of today I have officially been married for five months. Yes, we did get hitched and yes, it was amazeballs.

 // I didn’t disappear because married life is so time-consuming that I had no time for blogging. Actually it’s been really lovely and in many ways our lives have calmed down finally since the wedding. And most importantly exactly five months since the big day I can say I picked the right one. Or should I say the right one picked me. Either way, we are lucky ducks in the marriage department.

 // So why didn’t I rush back here to tell you every detail after the wedding day? I mean what is better blogging material than hundreds of pictures documenting a 14 hour epic day. Oh and a video, we have our own wedding trailer. I’m obsessed and watch it on nearly a daily basis still.

 // Well, shortly after Dave and I tied the knot we experienced a really difficult event in our lives. It quickly tossed our newlywedded bliss stage to the side and I didn’t quite know how to blog while handling what was really going on. I now feel ready to tell you all about the wedding and what newlywed life has been like while also sharing what we have been going through. Sometime very soon I will write about happened and hopefully it will be well received. I have no reason to believe it won’t be but this will be my first true testament to keeping things real here on the ole blog.

 // Oh and to add insult to injury in December my blog domain expired and I lost it forever. Of course someone snatched it up the very day it was released to the public. Of course. So now I added a hyphen and got a new design (which is mostly complete) and I am back in business. Boom. Can’t keep a girl down.

 // And to prove I did get to spend a day in a beautiful dress and commit my life to another person here is a teaser...






Life Lately

Friday, September 6, 2013

Life as of late....

// Less than a month, people. We are getting married in less than a month. Hold the phone. It's getting real. My feelings on this? FINALLY. I am ready. Oh so ready. 



// Dave and I went back to Door County this last weekend. We relived our engagement day. Same breakfast spot, same dog store where we got McCoy a new collar, same beach, same dinner. It was just what we needed to recharge. We worked on writing our ceremony on the drive up. It was perfection.



// Dave's grandma, Eleanor passed away. She fought a long battle with cancer but I had also hoped she would make it to our wedding. I felt a little selfish for that thought, but knew it was natural. She would have just been so happy to see her grandson on his wedding day. But we spent so much time with her and she really got to see us. The real us. I showed her pictures of my wedding dress and she nodded and smiled. I know I'll feel her presence on October 5th.

Grandma Eleanor was the first family member of Dave's I met. She welcomed me with open arms and reported back to the family how much she approved. I will never forget her pure sweetness and pride in her family. She reminded me so much of my grandma who passed when I was 16, my Grandma Elsie. I know they would have been best friends.


Little Dave and Grandma Eleanor

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The problem with selfies

Friday, August 30, 2013

So this morning I was sitting in my car taking selfies avoiding having to actually walk into work. Standard, right? What is great about selfies is you can hand select the one best of 30 pictures you just took in the last 30 seconds. What is the worst? You have to look at 30 pictures and decide which is best. What does that leave you with? 29 worst pictures. Holy nit picking. You basically have to pick the ugliest pictures to not to use.

Thoughts that went through my mind when picking the best selfie...
// if I stare at my freckles enough they look like pimples
// why do I have so many friggin forehead wrinkles??!?!?
// the only way my forehead doesn't have wrinkles is if I frown
//  seriously, these freckles look like they are overtaking my face
// I never get to have an even complexion ever. DOTS EVERYWHERE.
// caterpiller brows. Nuf said.
// did I seriously have like seven freckles mold into one monster freckle??
// Um I don't like any of these. There is no best.

Thoughts that should have been going through my mind...
// everyone loves these freckles, they're unique
// The blue eyes are really poppin' today
// no makeup for an early morning is aok
// my spikey eyebrows are my "statement" piece
// these are hilarious because I am actually avoiding work with selfie taking
// seriously, turn off Katy Perry's Roar and get your booty in there

Bad lighting, no makeup, weird faces. But whether I think I look good in the picture is irrelevant. I say that because they are all of my face. The only face I'll ever have (since plastic surgery is not on the docket) and it is the first thing everyone sees of me. Own it. All of it. All the nuances that are "off", all the things that I think are weird are what makes my face mine. It's not good or bad, it is what it is. And there really is no point in being annoyed by the things I would change. I like my face most of the time and nit picking the parts I don't like serves zero purpose. As they say.... happy girls are the prettiest! So I'm going to be happy about all my selfies, goofy or not. Preach.








I challenge you to be kinder to your selfies. K? You only get once face so werk it.


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Giveawaaaaaaaaaaaaays (as voiced by Oprah)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

So I may be part of three awesomesauce giveaways all going on at this very moment.

Basically they just happen to be three of my most fav bloggers ever. Sooooooooo you need to know them. Which I'm sure you do. Duh. Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii Sarah, Helene & Beth





Do you want $250 to spend at StubHub and/or Victoria's Secret from me and my sleepover buddies? Winner takes all, plus the winner gets to decide  how much of that $250 they want to spend on tickets, and how much they want to spend on new gear to wear to the big game from Victoria's Secret.  But don't thank me, thank them...
Magen ::: Jill
 Nadine ::: Erin




 Laura ::: Jackie




Tori ::: Sarah



Rules: Win a two gift cards, a combined value of $250. You choose how much of that $250 you want to spend at Stubhub, and you choose how much you want to spend at Victoria's Secret. Winner will be verified.


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There is not one, but 2 prizes for this giveaway. The first being $100 paypal cash! Spend it on what you want. Maybe some new music, fall clothes, a spa day, a target spree- you decide. 
The second prize is a $50 gift card to Boutique Sui Numeris! 





About the Boutique: "We are giving away a $50.00 gift card to use towards ANY item in the boutique!  This boutique is for the ultimate fashionista who does not want to look like every other girl.  Boutique Sui Numeris carries lovely little black dresses, authentic luxury vintage dresses, and more!  Whether you want to splurge or you simply love elite quality, we have your item!  As seen in "Elle" and "Life & Style"! "




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Allie    //    Ashley    //    Callie    //    Heather    //    Katelyn


Kelly     //    Kenzie    //    Kristyn    //    Margaret    //    Melyssa


Faith    //    Kalyn    //    Caitlin    //    Stephanie    //    Amanda


Michelle    //    Autumn    //    Ashton    //     Beth


Open Worldwide. Must have PayPal account to win. 






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