Wednesday, December 30, 2015


Ever since I can remember I have always been a very detail oriented person. If a picture was 1/8 of a millimeter crooked it caught my eye, if a cereal box was upside down in the isle at Target I just had to flip it around or it would bother me. I know, I'm crazy. And I know that at times I spend way too much energy stressing out about silly things. One being making sure I nailed down every last detail of every last thing while planning for mine and David's wedding.

People kept telling me, "you're the only one that's going to notice it...don't worry about it..." and looking back they were right. Sometimes during the wedding planning phase I would get way too wrapped up in what the centerpieces were going to look like, how I was going to decorate the pews at the church, how I was going to address the invitations, ect. that I would completely forget the real reason for the day.

Overall, however, I feel I settled for a good balance of adding in some corky details, while still allowing myself to sit back and enjoy that precious time in my life.

Here is a little glimpse of some of the details that composed our woodland wedding on October 17th.

Stole this chalkboard for 66% off a Hobby Lobby a few years back and thought it would make the perfect place for a little warm welcome for our lovely wedding guests. 

These floral arrangements were on the tables at our rehearsal dinner! What a great way to repurpose them for the wedding day! They added just the perfect touch of color to these old wooden crates as guest walked through the church doors. 

I used our engagement pictures to create a photo book on Shutterfly. I love that all of our engagement photos are in one place, with our favorite peoples handwritten messages layered on top. Fine print Sharpie markers for the steal! Worked perfectly on the glossy paper. 

I have a slight obsession with creating little things on Picmonkey. It has kinda become my therapy. I wanted a wedding program that was fun, smaller in size, and something that was different than anything I had really ever seen before. I added lots of random details that I thought our guest would enjoy! The back listed our bridal party, family members, and gave a few shout outs to some wonderful helping hands along the way!

I wanted a beautiful backdrop for a few family photos, and my sweet friend's mom (& our wedding officiants wife!) made my vision come to life. I want this fireplace and decor in my living room.

This picture is extra special to me for two reasons. One being that my Grandpa who recently passed away is on a charm that was attached to my wedding bouquet. This man meant the absolute world to me and I miss his sense of humor and sweetness every day.

Secondly, my Mom's wedding dress has been packed away in a preserved box since her and my dad got back from their honey money 20 some years ago. We opened it the week of the wedding with my sister and grandma and it was just too much fun.

Little did I know, my mom cut a piece off and had "love you to the moon and back" embroidered on it. It made the perfect wrap for the flower stems on my bouquet. I just love how meaningful my bouquet turned out. 

A simple way to recognized the loved ones that couldn't celebrate with us on our wedding day. I stole this "In Loving Memory" sign from Hobby Lobby 50% off! Plan to keep it for when my sister gets married next ;) 

My sweet friend & lovely bridesmaid Katie, gifted me this adorable hanger for my wedding dress. Love that it has our wedding date on it. Thanks so much, KT! This was such a fun detail! 

If you haven't noticed yet, I really like to be different. I knew I wanted the bouquets to tie in with our woodland theme, I just wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off. I landed on heart shaped bouquets with random combinations of greenery and floral. My best friend since 3rd grade & bridesmaid's talented sister, created these one of a kind beauties for me. 

David and I took communion during the wedding ceremony. Such a special time for both of us-being that we strive to put Christ as the center of our relationship. And below a close up images of the table.

Just some sheer fabric in various shades of green, thrown together with some extra greenery for the win on the isle pews. My Grandpa is a gem stone and cut me lots of log stumps that we scattered about, and complimented with different sizes and shapes of class jars filled with candles. It really set the romantic mood for the ceremony when the lights were dimmed and they were all lit ;).

I am in absolute love with the cross that was in the background during the wedding ceremony. Such a meaningful and beautiful symbol. 

That's a wrap on wedding ceremony details! Truly could not have done any of this without the wonderful help of my family and friends. They truly are such a blessing. Stay tuned for some wedding pictures and details of the wedding reception! 

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Wednesday, Friends! 

Photos compliments of Behind the Lens Photography 

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Well friends, I have been MIA for quite sometime now! 

In the midst of graduating from college....

moving 5 hours away from home and decorating my first ever apartment (more pictures to come!)

 starting a new job, 
New Funny Minions Pictures :) Broken Screen Miami. Llama 305 945-1931 web http://

planning a wedding with this hunk,

getting married, 

and then enjoying a honeymoon in Cancun with my new, handsome hubby,

 I took an extended break from blogging.

I am officially back and have lots of exciting things planned for this little webpage I call home. Stay tuned in the near future for tips on organizing small spaces, how I survived planning a wedding, and updates on being a newlywed, not to mention lots of Holiday spirit and Christmasy Fun! 

Friday, July 17, 2015


I know I have said it a million times but I have truly hit the jackpot with best friends. I guess I can attribute that to my sweet friend Stacie who set the standards for besties high in the early years of elementary school.
I just love this girl to pieces!

We have spent nearly 2/3 of our lives being best friends so you can only imagine the excitement I felt when I received this text from her...

insert lots of squeals and jumping up and down here.

Take a look at this rock close up... talk about gorgeous..

and just when you thought you could never see anything more beautiful take a look at this..

Two people madly in love and over flowing with happiness. If this doesn't make your heart fill with joy I don't know what will.

Stacie is the brightest and prettiest real-estate agent I know with a heart on fire for Jesus and Kyle is the most genuine and sincere guy on the planet. When you put those things together you get one power house couple. These two were absolutely made for each other. 

So how did the proposal happen, you ask? Ill let Stacie tell you in her own words..

and just for a visual...
my heart is literally melting as I type.

So beautiful! 

I can't wait to be one of her bridesmaids in June and I can't wait until she is one of mine this October! It's wedding season and I am over the moon excited!

To read about my engagement click here.
To read about my sweet friend Laken's engagement click here.

Have a wonderful day! 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Beauty Routine

Today I am linking up with Momfessionals to spill all of my beauty routine secrets!

 My beauty routine is far from complex.

I am a shower in the evening type of girl. I have found it makes my mornings way less stressful! I am a total Aveda junkie. I usually wash my hair every other day and I always flop between using Blue Malva Shampoo and Conditioner (for blonde color treated hair) and damage remedy shampoo and conditioner. 

Once I hop out of the shower I always run a dime size drop of It's A 10 and Moroccan Oil through my wet hair. These are my absolute favorite products to help put the moisture back in my hair and prevent it from looking like straw. If they don't do the trick, I love using Aussie's 3 Minute Miracle to bring my locks back to life! 

When I wake up  I like to start my morning out with a fresh cup of joe, and lounge in my robe. I secretly love wearing my robe. 

Next on the list is putting on my make-up. On a normal day my make-up routine consist of:
1. Applying a very light coat of liquid foundation
2. Putting a dash of blush on my cheeks
3. Applying mascara

On special occasions I whip out my Naked 2 palate and add a little eye shadow to the mix.

I love using different sizes of brushes when attempting to master the "smokey eye" look. I use master very loosely. I usually come out looking like I have a black eye! I am far from being a make-up artist, but it's certainly entertaining to try! 

I am madly in love with my Chi straightener. I put a lot of trust in this little guy to turn my frizzy wanna be curls into something a little more tame and classy.

I love using it to curl my hair too! Here is a great tutorial I stole off of YouTube that explains how to transform your straightener into a curling iron! Seriously the most practical thing ever.

When I am all done with my hair and make-up I go straight for the accessories! Love adding pops of color into my outfit to spice things up a bit! 
I use a ceramic egg crate to store all of my earrings! 

I am obsessing over how cute this yellow egg crate is from World Market. 

I bought an old coffee mug tree from a thrift store and gave it a few coats of spray paint to freshen it up. It is now home to all of my bangles and bracelets. 

I will be giving you all a tutorial on my necklace holder sometime in the near future so stay tuned! 

What's your beauty routine secrets? I can't wait to hear all of your suggestions!