Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Lately I've been so busy, blogging has been on the back burner. There are lots of crazy things going on in this world of mine, and some things aren't meant for the blogosphere. I may take a little blogging hiatus while I try to juggle work, wedding planning, getting Tyler's new house straight, and trying to plan for upcoming weekends away.

I'm afraid I'm getting a little burned out, and I just need some "me" time. What do you do personally when you need to take a break from life? Unfortunately, I don't have any extra vacation days where I can go have a spa day, but I am thinking about doing something like that next weekend while Ty is away at his brother's bachelor party.

I have an issue with wanting everything to happen LIKE I want it to happen, WHEN I want it to happen and HOW I want it to happen. I'm impatient; I hate waiting; I like immediate feedback.

Sorry for the boring post, but sometimes life just gets in the way. I need to remember I'm heathly, blessed, and happy, and need to just chill when it comes to making decisions, even the petty little wedding details. I also need to be more patient with others. I have to remember my personality isn't the same as everyone else's. We're all different and our quirks make us different!


Ok, that's all I have to say for now. Sometimes you just have to get out what's on your mind, and that is why I have this blog! Have a great Tuesday!

Ta ta,

Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Fancies: Summer Refreshment

First, GO ENTER Faison's Erin Condren giveaway on her blog!!! Don't miss out!! Enter HERE!

Linking up today for Friday Fancies for Summer Refreshment. Turquoise is one of my go-to colors. Maybe it is the ZTA in me? Or maybe I just look good in turquoise.. I kid, I kid.

Anyways, I have been a little slack on my blog this week because I have been so busy with Tyler's move, wedding planning, work, and being out of town one day this week. I also don't want to bombard you with wedding things, so here is a fun outfit that I put together!


After putting this outfit together, I wished I really had somewhere to wear it!! Did you link up with {av} for Friday Fancies? Link up here!

Ta ta,

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fun News!

Hello there! I had a very, very busy weekend and have some exciting things to share (about the wedding).

We officially set the date: March 23, 2013 which is kind of cool: 03/23/13. Maybe?


Making the guest list is super hard! I just want to invite everyone!

We are having a band play at the reception and we can't make a decision who we want! I want an all-black with one female motown/shag/beach music band!

Know of any good bands in SC-GA-NC that are motown??

Tyler moved into a new house in the country this weekend, so there was lots of packing and moving involved. Also a few ticks found their way onto my body. Ugh, love the country, hate the critters!

Sarge knew something was up


He didn't want us to leave him!

How much stuff can one guy have??

A trailer, tahoe, and 4 trucks later!

Whew. Then yesterday I had to run errands to get things like a shower curtain rod and liner, bathroom rugs, throw rugs, a trash can, toilet paper.... you know, the necessities. Since it is HIS house (or it is until March), I'm not really allowed to add girly touches like I want to. And it is a farm house, so he wants to keep it fairly "rustic." He is SO excited to have lots of open space and woods to hunt.
So, I am very busy... Making the guest list, booking the photographer and band and caterer and decorator and everything else! I'm trying to get Tyler straight at his house AND work. Yikes. I've also gotten up every workday morning to go to the gym. I gotta get this bod in wedding shape!!

Oh, also I am working on a fun giveaway soon and I can't wait! It may not be for another while BUT get excited!!

What did you do this weekend? Are you as tired as I am on this Monday morning???

Ta ta,

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Farm It Maybe

Ya'll I am seriously rolling at my desk and just HAVE to share this video with you.

I know we all love "Call Me Maybe," so you really need to watch this for a huge laugh. This kid is so funny and kind of a terrible singer, but it is still hilarious!

Take a few minutes and watch for your daily laugh, even if farming isn't your thing!

Ta ta,

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The 411 About Moi!

I am linking up with Becky from From Mrs. to Mama for this fun get to know me linkup!! Join in!

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started on blogging? Has your blog changed?

I started blogging in August of 2011. I started thinking about it last June as a way to document life post-college. I ended up blogging about mine and Tyler's long distance relationship and then in November it all changed when I moved to Illinois. Now my blog is to have a journal of my life out here as well as to have a way to display it to my family and friends at home. I have also made a bunch of blog friends that I had no idea I would meet!

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study?

I went to Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC-- Go Terriers!

I was also an Environmental Studies major.

3. Where have you traveled?

I've been to Mexico, the Cayman Islands, Greece, and a few fun places in the US!

Cayman Islands with Caroline -- senior class trip

Cozumel, Mexico-- senior class trip

Olympia, Greece-- hope of the 1st Olympics!

This is Olympia, too! She is a Greek ZTA sister of mine-- at  the Parthenon!

4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would buy?

Hmm this is a tough one-- I'd pay for the wedding OR get a new car OR buy a U-Haul to move back to SC! :)

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves?

- Crunching ice. Don't do it around me. I can't handle it!
- Bad grammar-- For example, ME and Tyler. No its Tyler and Me. Or Here's a picture of Tyler and I. Well would you say here's a picture of I? Ok I'm done with that one!
- Smacking food! Yuck!!!

6. What is your favorite movie?

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days is my all-time favorite!

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?

My moods change. In the summer I like beer because it's hot and beer is fun out on the water. To be classy, wine, duh, and then sometimes I just want a fun margarita! And I love a good Diet Coke!

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?

In high school I used to scrapbook, but I just don't have the time or patience anymore to do that. Now, running errands by myself is nice OR just running period!

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?

TARGET!! I could get everything I ever need there!

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past? Or present.

In 7th grade I was singing for our high school beauty pageant (which I wasn't in, I was only the "entertainment") and first, the pianist played the music and octive higher than it was supposed to be. If you know anything about music, you know this is bad! THEN I tripped over a cord and fell on my face right before I started singing and realized her music was off. It was terrible. I didn't want to go to school the next day.

11. What day would you love to relive again?

June 29, 2012- our engagement day. I wish I had a videotape of my reaction + remember what I said and what Tyler said!

12. If your life was turned into a movie... what actor would play you?

I feel like Anne Hathoway would be good. She's kinda awkward and quirky and so am I!

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?

I was a lifeguard for about 5 years in high school with some babysitting mixed in. I also manned our local ballfield's concession stand for $20 a night. What an easy job!

In college I had 2 internships and I was a camp counselor one summer.

Cara (my sweet Nashville friend who got married earlier this summer) and Kendall, my long-time best friend! They were my saving grace all summer. Plus, I look better as a brunette.

When Cara and I were co-counselors, we were mom's to these rascals!

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.

Oh man, these are some of my favorites from college:

Freshman year Boy's Bid Day with my roomie Kensley

 Famous Couples function-- Detective Benson + Sandy from Greece

Come as your not funciton -- Nerd and Catholic School Girl

Throwdown from your hometown- peanut farm and Bailey from Spartan High

Spring  Break sophomore year-- tacky beach party

Girls Bid Day- soph year

Semiformal junior year

 90s party- KD crush party

Boys Bid Day senior year

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?

Um somewhere really tropical or Australia!

16. Show us the most current picture of you or you, or your family, or anything of meaning to you.

Duh! Had to use this one!

17. Where do you see your life 5 years from now?

MARRIED, back home in SC-- that's all I am hoping for right now!

Hope you enjoyed my blast from the past!

Ta ta,

Monday, July 16, 2012

Weekend via Instagram

Hello there! Happy (eek) Monday!

I feel like my weekend was super busy, but it still felt long. Is that normal?

Anyways, here is a glimpse of my weekend via our favorite Instagram:

Went to the local county fair to watch The Henningsens... They write a lot of the music for The Band Perry including "You Lie" and "All Your Life." It was really neat! They are from the town inbetween where I live and work. They are a family band and the dad farms AND they have 10 kids! Wowza! It was really fun! Supposedly one of their singles is coming out in December, so be on the lookout for that.

I finally met Megan from Sky High Heels and Sweatpants Too! We have been talking for many, many months and we FINALLY met up this weekend and she helped me try on bridal gowns at her store. It was SO nice to have someone I "knew" helping me and not have the awkward conversation in the dressing room. We giggled a lot that our first encounter was minus clothes (me of course) as I tried on dress after dress.She is SO sweet and fun and I am thrilled we finally got to meet!!!  I found out what style looks best on me, yay!

I tried on some dresses...

I found these beauties for a whopping $45 at my favorite consignment store in Champaign. I always find lots of good J Crew things and I have found a pair of Tory flip flops before. This is the first time in my life I am happy that I wear a size 10! My other pair are a 9.5 and I think that's why they fall off of my feet because they are too small! Thank goodness for a big foot! :)

Bought a wedding planner. My roommate Audrey has the one on the right and I didn't get it at first and went with a Martha Stewart one. I got home and realized it wasn't as organized as this one AND I can make more lists in this one. If only we can set a date... Sore subject.. I will move on....

Working on my smoothie recipes.. This one was an avacado- berry- yogurt- almond milk concoction. Pretty good. Oh I also got up and went to the gym this morning. I feel awesome-- go me!

So, there you have it! Tons of errands and also getting Tyler's things together to move him next weekend. Very glad only one of us is moving, I couldn't handle packing up my things, too!

Have a great day!

Ta ta,


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Recipes Wanted: Smoothies

I don't know about you, but I get tired of eating the same things over and over for breakfast! Cereal, oatmeal, waffles... So boring! I have seen some yummy smoothie recipes all over pinterest, so I printed a bunch of them out and am headed to the health foods store at lunch to pick up some of the items you can't get at the grocery store. I'm also going to hop on over to the Amish produce shops to get some fruits and veggies.

This website: Damy Health had some really great recipes. I hate to admit, I'm not sure what half of the ingredients they talk about are, but I am going to scout them out at lunch!

Basic Berry

Banana Peanut Butter

I also found some recipes on The Glitter Guide.

Mango Ginger
And some other websites:

Slammin Sunrise

So, friends, what are your favorite (healthy) smoothie recipes? Any good blogs or websites to find them? Send them my way! I can finally put my new blender to use. I will also wake up my roommates in the mornings - so sorry to my teacher roommate with the summer off! So jealous!

Ta ta,

Monday, July 9, 2012

Help!! Life Planner or Wedding Planner?

Looks like this little old blog of mine is turning into a wedding blog... whoops!

After talking to my mom and realizing my Type A personality, I think it is time to invest in a planner. I just don't know if I should get the Erin Condren Life Planner or her Wedding Planner??



Some of my favorite designs:

Ahh, which one do I pick!?!?

Ta ta,