Saturday, June 30, 2018

My Bridal Shower

 Me & my Maid of Honor Danielle

 Me & my mom 

 My bridesmaids Laura & Amy and MOH Danielle (in green)

 My Aunt Brenda & Aunt Charlotte (dad's sisters)

 This was before everyone was there (including me)

Hi guys! It has been forever since I've done a post and I apologize. Planning a wedding is basically a full time job on top of working a regular job. I haven't had time to fit in anything else especially helping my fiance with work on the weekends. Today is officially 6 weeks until the day!! I still have so many things to get done and it feels like time is fast forwarding. 

My shower was on June 9 and it was so beautiful! I didn't have any professional photos taken so these are some that friends and family took.  The shower took place at Pure North Fork in Wading River, NY. We got so lucky with the weather because the weekend before it was cold and I think even raining. 

My dress is from last summer from Mint

Thank you so much for reading!


Sunday, March 18, 2018

Green with VICI

Hi guys! I have not been on here in forever! So sorry! I'm counting down until my wedding--less than 5 months now and I've just been super busy getting everything organized and going over details. 

I know everyone is getting ready for spring and showing bathing suits already but where I am, we are still dealing with 30 degree days! I wanted to post about this green oversize sweater from VICI. I starting buying some clothes from them and I love all of their stuff! Their prices are terrific and they have so much to choose from! The best part is that you always get 20% your order when you use the code that is mentioned in their emails. You have to sign up! They literally get dozens of new things every week! I wish I could buy all the stuff I want from them, but then I wouldn't have any money to pay for the wedding! LOL

This sweater does have a boxy look to it. I wore a turtleneck underneath to keep me extra warm as I couldn't fit any jackets over it due to its thickness. I'm wearing a s/m for reference. What's great about VICI is that if something is sold out in your size, you put in your email address and they will send you an email when it's back in stock! 

Sweater ~ VICI ~ also comes in this color 

Boots ~ similar here 

Scarf ~ similar here 

Enjoy your day!!


Sunday, December 31, 2017

Velvet with an Update

These were taken when we first got there and the sun was still bright. I love how it changes my hair color! 

 He doesn't like to smile in photos. lol Anyone else have this problem with their s/o?

So I know the above photo has mine and my aunt's vehicles in it, but I just like this photo.

This was in the end when we were running out of daylight, but I like that they are kind of dark. 

Hi guys! So I know that it has been super long since I've posted anything and I apolgize so very much. Long story short--wedding planning! It took over everything! Between working, researching, meeting, cleaning, cooking, etc. it just left me not enough time. I was already getting between 4-5 hours of sleep so blogging took a back burner for awhile. I am happy to say that all our vendors are booked! I think that was the hard part. I don't have a wedding planner so I was researching all the vendors that we needed and then narrowed it down to about 3-4. Then we had to go meet with them and because we live far away from almost every vendor, it was a lot of late nights after work and a lot of our weekends. 

We haven't really run into any issues besides my dress place. I will talk about that after the wedding is over. I feel like I didn't get to enjoy this Christmas as I usually do or at least until this very weekend because of all the rushing around. I did mail out our save the dates this month. Look for my instagram post this week on a sneak peak of them! We are still slowly fixing the house up. We got a new washer and painted the laundry room! Yay! lol I think the next thing we are doing is ripping up the carpet and putting down floors. I'm definitely excited about that--I can't stand carpet. Anyone else feel the same?

So the photos above were taken because I originally wanted to do a Christmas card this year dressed up because I really loved this green velvet dress from Lulus. When I saw it, I had to have it! I've been looking for a velvet dress in green (my fave color) for such a long time, but green was actually hard to find before this year. Either no one had anything in that color or it sold out quick. Then this fall/winter it was like green was everywhere! I am loving it! Lulus acutally has a lot of different style green velvet dresses to choose from. I would definitely go check it out. And if green is not your color, they have others to choose from like navy and burgundy. 

So we took these photos and in more than half of them (my aunt took at least 200) my wonderful loving fiance did not smile in them! Ugh! lol He does not like to smile in photos even though he has no reason not to (i.e. his teeth are fine). There were so many photos that I loved but couldn't use. Anyway, time got away from me and we ended up not doing a card this year but at least I have these pictures to look back on. 

I'm definitely excited about 2018. Anyone else ready to start a new year? Lots of exciting things will be happening this year. If anyone has any questions about anything, please let me know! Would love to hear from you!

Dress ~ Lulus 

Photos were taken at The Old Field Vineyards 

Happy New Year!!



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Carlisle 2017 & Life Update

Uncle's truck

Apparently my self-tanner did not work as much as I thought it did! Please ignore my pale legs! 

I am a huge fan of Def Leppard-I have seen them 3 times so far!

That is my uncle's name on the plate

Hi guys! It's been awhile since my last post. So much has been going on. I feel like I have hardly been home-just enough to eat dinner and sleep and then wake up and go to work and do it all again. Nate and I were away twice in August. The first vacay was for four days in Carlisle, PA for the Carlisle All-Truck Nationals. These pictures on today's post are from there. If you have read prior posts, you will know that I love trucks and cars and that my uncle has several tractor-trailer trucks.  I know that not all girls are into that, but it's what makes and I love it. The show starts on a Friday and goes until Sunday. People bring their pickups and tractor-trailers. Some are working trucks and others are for show. My uncle has at least one truck he brings to the show each year. If you are into this sort of thing, it's a lot of fun. You walk around (a lot) and see all the different trucks. We hang out and BBQ with friends. It's definitely an all day thing. This year they had a pet adoption in one of the buildings and they were all so adorable. One almost came home with us but we want to rip out the carpet in our house first and put wood floors down. Last year they had more vendors for girls than this year but the seeing the dogs made up for it! Ha! I don't think we will be going next year just because our wedding would be the week after and it would be too hectic. I guess the following year we will try to go! 

Then our second vacay was for three days up in Portland, Maine. Nate's birthday was July 28 but I took him in August to the Lobster Boat races. He's always wanted to go so I thought it would be a great gift for his 30th birthday! We stayed in a cute B&B and enjoyed walking around to all the little shops and restaurants in Portland. 

The rest of August was busy with a bridal expo and lots of appointments meeting with vendors and I am happy to say we booked a venue! Our date is August 11, 2018. Now comes the fun part meeting with all the other vendors! This month we were suppose to go to Disney with my mom from September 10 through the 17th. As you all know Hurricane Irma hit so we had to cancel our trip. Hope everyone was stayed safe down there! Instead Nate and I are going to another truck show this weekend in NJ. Then my mom and I are going into the city (NYC) Monday-Wednesday. I'm so excited! We will be seeing a play or two. My mom wants to see Aladdin (she saw it once and loved it!) and I want to see Phantom of the Opera. Has anyone seen any of these? What are your thoughts? Also, any good places to eat? We are staying at the Wyndham located on 45th Street and 3rd Avenue.

Graphic Tee ~ Forever 21 

Shorts ~ Express 

Please let me know any questions or thoughts!

Thanks for reading!!