• Forever Newlyweds

    I can’t believe the last time I blogged was a month before the big day, and here we are a little over 2 months later, MARRIED! We got married on September 28, 2019 in Egg Harbor, WI on the most beautiful fall day. The days leading up to our wedding were cold, cloudy and rainy. I kept checking the weather forecast like clock work, and it kept saying it was supposed to rain on our wedding day. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t have minor freak outs. Quick tip here – people will tell you not to check the weather forecast before your big day. I’m going to…

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    One Month Until The Big Day

    I’d be lying if “Today I Met The Boy I’m Gonna Marry” hasn’t been stuck in my head on repeat this last week. I’d also be lying if I said my stomach wasn’t full of butterflies everyday, too. We are ONE MONTH AWAY from our big day. Where did the time go?! How is it only 30 days away?! It feels like yesterday when I met Nic. I still see him sitting by that bonfire and I still remember taking a seat next to him. I also vividly remember knowing, in that exact moment, I had just met my future husband. People often ask me if I really knew in…

  • VIICode Eye Mask + Eye Spray Review

    Hi, everyone! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying the sweet summertime! Wedding planning is in full swing, and we’ve been loving every minute of this exciting adventure. Recently, I had the pleasure of working with VIICode to review two of their products. If you remember, I reviewed VIICode Oxygen Eye Cream two years ago, and absolutely loved it. So, I was beyond excited to try more of their products. The first of two products I tested was the VIIcode O2M Oxygen Eye Mask for All Night Repair. To cut to the chase – I LOVED it. The eye mask rejuvenated my eyes and made them feel fresh…

  • Grief, Loss & Healing

    My sweet, precious grandpa passed away two months ago. For those who don’t know, we were best friends, and he held a big piece of my heart, and I’ve always held a big piece of his in mine. Losing him has been one of the most painful and difficult experiences I’ve been through, and I still often cry thinking about him. Every single day I think about how lucky we were to have him for 89 years, but it never would have been long enough. Spending time with those you love is never long enough. All the memories, photos and videos are a constant reminder of his love, laughter, gentle…

  • Wedding Thank You Cards – Basic Invite

    The wedding countdown is getting REAL! I can’t believe we will be married in four months, and I also can’t believe how fast time flies. Wedding planning has been a dream, and I’ve loved every little part of it. If you remember from my previous Christmas in July post, I talked about this adorable company called Basic Invite. Well, I loved them so much, I’m working with and writing about them again! This time, for our wedding thank you cards! Here’s what I love about Basic Invite – the freedom to let your designs and ideas come to life. I wanted to incorporate our color palette into our thank you…

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    Banana Bright Face Primer by Ole Henriksen Review

    Hello, everyone! I hope you are all doing well and had a great weekend! A few weeks ago, Influenster sent me complimentary Banana Bright Face Primer by Ole Henriksen for review. I have been using Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue for over a year now, and I am very, very loyal to it. So, I was worried this primer wouldn’t live up to my expectations. However, it exceeded them hands down. Here are some of my favorite parts about Banana Bright: It smells amazing and is not overpowering. It has a sweet smell, but it is very subtle. You really only smell it once you apply it, then the smells goes…

  • The Wedding Date and The Proposal Book Review

    The Wedding Date & The Proposal Book Review

    Hey everyone! It’s been a minute since I’ve last blogged. I hope you’re all doing well, and that life is good! Wedding planning has been coming together beautifully. It is crazy to think we are getting married in 5 MONTHS! What?! Where in the world is the time going?! If you find out, let me know. But, truly, wedding planning has been a dream, and we are loving every single minute of it. A few weeks ago, I ran to Target to buy something for our condo. I always walk by the books and take a glance at what’s on display, and this time, something caught my eye. It was…

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    Valentine’s Day Reminders

    It’s Valentine’s Day, a day I truly love. I love reminding people how much I love them and hearing it in return. As Nic brought up today, this is our first and last Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple… next year at this time we’ll be married! It’s crazy to think how time flies and where you’ll be a year from this exact moment. This Valentine’s Day, my heart is bursting with excitement for the year to come. I get to marry my best friend and say I Do in the town where we met almost 5 years ago. I am so lucky to be living life with someone I…

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    Wedding Dress Shopping – 10 Things to Know

    I said YES to the dress as our wedding countdown continues! If you didn’t read my last about saying yes to my dream dress, I said yes to the first dress I tried on at the first boutique we went to. Needless to say, I wanted to put together a list of tips and things to know before going dress shopping. All these tips were so helpful and made my day go so smoothly. All of these tips have been gathered from my personal experience, and also from other brides I’ve talked to. I know they will help you, as you prepare to find your dream dress! 1. Go in…

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    I Said YES to My Dream Dress

    This last weekend, I went wedding dress shopping with my mom, cousin and aunt. It was such a fun day and so, so many memories were made. I wouldn’t have changed a thing about the day. And, if you hadn’t guessed by the title… I said YES to my dream dress! We went to two boutiques in Milwaukee, and believe it or not, I chose the FIRST DRESS I tried on at the FIRST boutique we went to, White Dress Bridal Boutique! The owner of White Dress told me a fun statistic… this happens to about 66% of brides! I had no idea and loved hearing that statistic, and being part…