Friday, July 3, 2015

5 on Friday

TGIF!!!


happy friday my friends!! D has today off so we are going to be spending the whole day together. I am not sure what we will be doing, but I am so glad he is off work with me :) I hope most of you are off work as well and are getting ready to enjoy this weekend! I am not 100% sure of our plans this weekend. I believe we are hanging out with his family and possibly going to the lake with them.

We are heading the gym shortly but before we do that I thought I'd share my Friday 5 with you!

{1} We finally started Season 4 (the one that just aired on TV) of Scandal! We only watched a few episodes and I am already obsessed again! LOVE Oliva Pope!

{2} Ice pops.
i cannot get enough. They are 25 cals ( I know allll sugar) but just so darn refreshing :)

{3} WE HAVE OFFICIALLY OFFICIALLY (aka the deposit checks have been cashed) booked our photographer and venue. I know I mentioned i earlier this week but it is actually official now!



{4} I might have had a mini shopping spree at Hobby Lobby. I went in to get stuff to make a summer-ish wreath & none of that was bought.... this stuff was



{The 'L' will hang in our hallway, the black wooden sign will go in my room, mason jars I thought would be cute for smoothies/just drinking out of it, glue sticks & spray pain for a few DIY} There was so much cute stuff I will def be going back soon!


{5}  This song.



I am obsessed with it!!


 & that will do it for me! Have a great weekend friends! Stay safe and keep the cool beverages coming :)


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

July Goals

Is it really July 1st?? I love July mostly because it is my BIRTHDAY MONTH  :) I will be 26 on 13th and I am excited. Not for turning 26, but because i LOVE birthdays and summer!





I also need to start working on things for my classroom. Nothing too hardcore but just getting organized. I need to print a bunch of stuff and instead of using all my ink/my crappy printer I was thinking of going somewhere to have it printed (in color). BUT I have never done this before? What I need is a PDF file and I don't want every single page in the file, am I allowed to use a computer and print on my own or do they do it for you?

ALSO, i am in need a of a new blog design. I want something simple but in all honesty I don't wanna have to pay/pay a lot for it. I know,  what a cheapo. Any thoughts?

Okay moving right along.... As most of you know I love a good list and I love seeing things in print. It is something that works for me. Here are a few Goals I have for July





+ Begin on School organization and *fingers crossed* work in my room
+ Go on more evening walks at the park with D
+ Go to a Springfield Cardinals (minor league team) game
+ Finish at least one book
+ Get Sno Biz at least oncce
+ Focus on biceps/legs at the gym, build those muscles
+ Try at least 3 new recipes



What are your Goals for the Month?





Tuesday, June 30, 2015

First Birthdays & Concerts

Hello there!!

So I know I am day late on the whole weekend recap but my Dad & Sister surprised me yesterday morning by coming into town for the day so I didn't have time to write this post.

We had a GREAT weekend. Saturday was busy busy and then Sunday was PURE relaxation. Those are my favorite kind of weekends!

So yesterday evening D & I met with our photographer, and YES we picked one! D is faxing over the contract today and we will invoice the deposit tonight I believe.

PHEW!!! So we have our venue & our photographer (the two big ones that needed to be booked) DONE and now I can just relax (& pin) until I look for dresses this fall! :)

Alrighty onto the weekend--

Friday


I got up & got the the gym  early on Friday just to get it out of the way!
I meal planned in my new planner (post coming up about that this week!)
Target run with my passionfruit tea #basic
Coffee & youtube  :)

Saturday

Cody (D's best friend) had a1st birthday party for his niece, it was perfect weather
BBQ, nomnom
D & I 
D giving the little kids tractor rides
Saturday night we went to the Turnpike Troubadour concert

D & I
The girls
We were on the floor, second row!



Sunday I took zero pictures. D & I finished OITNB season 3 and were bums until we went to his parents & ate dinner. We played a few games and then headed home ans to bed!



How was your weekend friends?


Friday, June 26, 2015

5 things {Wedding Venue}

Happy Friday!!


So I am about to head out to go run a few errands before this weekend get started but I thought I'd pop in & share my Friday 5 with you!


{one}

We picked our wedding venue!! EEEEK :) I am so so excited about it. I sent the contract and the deposit on Wednesday so I guess it is not official official until the owner signs in but she did write us down reserved our date which will be...

September 10, 2016

AHHHH :) I am so overly excited. It is definitely further out than we wanted BUT it just gives me more time to plan and save for our dream wedding. Here is a few snap shots I took while we did a tour. We will hopefully have an outdoor ceremony with the reception indoors. There is PLENTY of room/2 options for an indoor ceremony in case of bad weather.



{Two}

We are about 3/4 of the way done with Orange is the New Black (we just finished episode 10) and I am not that thrilled with this season. One I find a lot of it boring, Piper is pissing me off more than usual (she is SUPER annoying this season) and then I was just really disgusted with episode 10 (the one mostly about Pensatucky) I know this is a show about women in prison, but I watch this show for enjoyment but I was pretty sickened by that episode...


{Three}

Yesterday i was VERY productive and cleaned out my closet and dresser. I have so many things that are just too big that I repeatedly tell myself 'oh I can make this work' but in reality I cannot. They are just too big/not working for me. So I cleaned a BUNCH out. Some things are going to my sister and others I am going to try and sell to Plato's Closet. I know they won't take much (helllooo i used to work there) but I am gonna be on the side of town so I thought, why not?

That blue tote is FULL and that is just one stack going to my sister


{Four}

I got ring back Wednesday from being sized but had to take it back yesterday because the diamonds are loose. I guess when you size down so drastically (originally a size 7, D got it size to 5 1/4 which was still to big and I had to have it sized to a 4) that the prongs are loosened, WELL they didn't tighten them back up...so now i must wait a WHOLE more week before I get it back. I know it's totally first world problems, BUT I really want to wear it...


{Five}

TWO WEEKS FROM TODAY WE ARE HEADING HOME!! I cannot wait to see my family (I haven't seen them since we got engaged) and I am SO excited!!


happy friday!!


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Monday, June 22, 2015

Father's Day Weekend

Happy Monday friends!
There is still sunshine here in ole Missouri. I am so glad to have this sun because the last two weeks has been nothing but clouds and rain!

We are going to look at one of our venues today!! EEEK :) This one will be our top pick and we are so excited. I had a mini meltdown on Friday because originally we wanted to get married next June as soon as school was out for me...but EVERYTHING is booked. Like everything. Venues and Photographers are booked all next spring into June and July. WHAT??? So it's looking like late August/September will be when we say the 'I Do's' but I have come to peace with it & I am fine. Still pretty anxious about getting things  booked etc but hopefully within the next few days we will have things nailed down.

ONTO the weekending

Friday

I was up early sipping on coffee and working on a few clean up things on my computer.
I hit the gym for double cardio {Stairs & Treadmill}
OOTD--Shorts & Vneck from Old Navy 
Friday night I meant a few teacher friends for happy hour and then headed for patio date night with D. I got a turkey burger {sans bun} with the best fries in town.

Saturday

D & I slept in and decided to take a rest day from the gym and then ran errands.
HOLY strawberries. We wandered into SAMs and for these gorgeous babies. They are so dang good!
We also HAD to enjoy the sun and laid about by the pool for a little while.
We binge watched Sons of Anarchy but took a quick sonic break for Green Apple Slushies with Nerds. {YUM!}

Sunday


Sunday was of course Father's Day. We headed to the gym pretty early. My dad is in STL so after I called to wish him a Happy Father's Day we got ready & headed to lunch with D's family!

All the heart eyes for this boy.

After lunch we headed to his parents house for dessert and to hang out out

This cutie came over {D's neice} and we got to play with the little munchkin :)



That was about it. Hope you guys had a wonderful Weekend!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Cruise 2015 recap {picture overload}

Happy Friday!!!

I am here to FINALLY share my recap of our cruise. I tried to include as many pictures as possible because let's be real, that is what most people wanna see. I tried to divide it up a little bit.

ENJOY!
(If you have any questions about cruises etc, let me know)


New Orleans

We had dinner with Cody's family & i tried oysters for the first time. The top right is a view from our room on Bourbon Street. The little streets in NOLA are gorgeous.


This was just us enjoying New Orleans before we left for the cruise. I love the city and I want to go back!

The Cruise

Top Left was the view from our door. Our room was a lot bigger than I expected. D & i exploring the boat and the gorgeous atrium. Our towel animals were always a fave. Jen was on the boats game show and came in second!

Drinks & swimsuits filled our first full afternoon and then we had the formal night with pictures on the stairs etc.

Wednesday was our first port day ( & the day we got engaged!) So the pictures above are just a few shots from Cozumel.

Snorkeling was a blast and then the second column is pictures from our second port in Progresso.
The little tiki huts were so cute at our Progresso stop. Jen's birthday was Thursday so they came and sang to her. We LOVED laying out on the "Serenity Deck" which was an adults only area (21 & up) at night. It was always gorgeous out.

Here are a few more random pictures of laying out and other parts of the boat along with a beautiful sunset.

THE FOOOOOOODS
(the food was amazing on the boat. These are just a few pictures of the formal dining room dinners & desserts)




There was mini recap. I truly enjoyed this trip and I will definitely be sailing again. I think we might try Royal Caribbean next time. We did enjoy Carnival but I think we would like to travel with another cruise line next!


Enjoy your weekend!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Engagement Story

HELLO!

I am here today to share how D and I got engaged. I still cannot believe I get to say I am engaged. It is a surreal feeling & I definitely not taking it for granted. I am still smiling ear to ear




Okay so basically on our cruise we had 2 port days aka we get to get off the boat & go explore. Our first day was at Puerta Maya in Cozumel, Mexico. We had decided on that day we wanted to do an excursion. So D, I, Krysta & Zach booked a snorkel/beach day. (Jen & Cody went to swim with the dolphins). SO basically as soon as we go off the boat we boarded this catamaran with about 40ish other people and we sailed about 10-15 minutes away from where the ship was docked to snorkel. It was SO FUN. I was not the best at it (i got lots of water in my tube and salt in my eyes, but I eventually got the hang of it---but it was so neat and I cannot wait to do it again) We snorkeled for about 40-45 minutes then we headed back to the catamaran and headed to a private beach about 20 minutes away.




When we were on the catamaran D was acting kinda sickly. He does get motion sickness from time to time so I didn't think much of his upset tummy more than just the rocking of the boat. (he later told me he was so nervous) Once we reached the beach we played in the water. The company that we went through had HUGE inflatables in the water. Like slides, obstacle courses etc. They also had huge floating mats to lay out. So we did that then we headed to the tiki hut for lunch. While we were sitting at lunch there were some larger shells on the ground that D & I picked up. So when we headed back for our beach chairs, D mentioned walking down the beach to see what we could see. I assumed he wanted to look for more shells because he brought this little dry bag (basically a bag he uses for when he kayaks etc that even it gets dropped in the river/submerged everything will stay dry). So we walked a bit and then we stopped and he said he wanted pictures of me on the beach (later i found out he just wanted an excuse to open the bag which had the ring in it)



So after he snapped a few pictures he hugged me and said

'baby i want you to be mine forever' and I of course said back 'I am yours forever silly' then he stepped back and dropped to one knee and said--

'I really want you to be mine forever. Will you marry me?'


I was in complete shock. I stood there with my hands over my mouth just nodding my head and shaking. I finally yelled "YES!!" and then we hugged and kissed and just like that we were engaged.




It was perfect and I am so very excited to marry this man! I cannot wait to share the journey of planning with you guys. We do not have any plans yet of course but as soon as we start planning stuff I will keep you guys posted :)