• Mr and mrs.

    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…

  • 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 dress shopping

    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…

  • Don’t Let The World Change You

    Have any of you ever been in a great mood and then one person just acted really rudely to you and it changed your whole mood? Maybe someone honked at you because you didn’t hit the gas pedal the EXACT second the light turned green, or someone yelled at you because you weren’t walking fast enough for them. Or, maybe someone yelled at you because you were walking behind them and they didn’t like how close you were to them. That situation happened to me the other day. I was having a really nice day and decided to go for a run along the lake. It was a gorgeous day…

  • The 10-10-10 Rule For Stress You NEED To Know

    Hey, everyone. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’ll overthink little situations and get stressed over things I shouldn’t stress about. I  will realize this a few hours or days after I get stressed, and try to tell myself not to worry so much in the moment next time. This is where the 10-10-10 rules comes into play. I get Daily Shine texts as I mentioned in a previous blog, and I got one a few days ago that REALLY stood out to me. It started off by saying this: “A new study shows when we *think* we’ll be stressed (ex. those mid-commute worries) the floodgates open for stress,…

  • My Favorite Essential Oils

    Hey, everyone! I hope you’re doing well and enjoying the week so far. Lately, I’ve gotten REALLY into essential oils. It started a few weeks ago. I used to get migraines when I was younger, but luckily, they went away. However, they’ve started to come back here and there. A few weeks ago, I had one that was so bad and I couldn’t get out of bed for about an hour because I was in so much pain. Needless to say, I needed to start figuring out what could help, and I wanted to look at natural remedies for answers. My mom is really into essential oils, and always has…

  • Casually Christiana Book Club – July Selection

    The exciting news is HERE – Casually Christiana is launching a BOOK CLUB! That’s right! Once a month, I will choose a book for us to read and share some prompts on my blog to think about along the way. And if you don’t finish the book by the end of the month – that’s ok! You’re still welcome to join in on discussions and see what others are saying. For July, the book I have chosen is All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. I’ve mentioned Giffin on my blog before, and that’s because she is one of my favorite authors. I LOVED Something Borrowed, along with all of…

  • Life Update & July Preview

    It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged, and I really REALLY don’t like that. Since I finished graduate school, there have been a number of changes (all good) and it’s just taking some time to get used to my new schedule and routine. I’m sure you all can relate to that. I’m not going to lie, I am not and have never been a fan of change. However, change is good and we all have to embrace it instead of fear it. Now that I finished grad school, I am working at a marketing/ad agency as a content & social media strategist and I am absolutely loving it. It’s a new…

  • 10 Random Things That Make Me Happy

    The spring weather is finally here. Today, it’s supposed to get up to 80 degrees, and I am beyond excited to soak up the sun. As I was walking to work today, I began thinking about random things that make me happy. Of course Nic, my family and friends make me happy, but today I was thinking about little random things that always bring a smile to my face. I actually started making a list of random things that make me happy over the last few months, and I figured why not share it with you all? So, that’s what I’m doing today! 1. Fresh Cut Tulips This probably doesn’t…

  • 5 Spring Activities You Need To Do

    Spring has FINALLY sprung! The flowers are blooming, the birds are chirping and that warm weather is finally starting to make its grand entrance. Spring is one of my favorite seasons (let’s be real, I love all of the seasons), but spring has a magical feeling about it. Everything is coming back to life from the cold winter, flowers begin to make their appearance and we can finally ditch those heavy winter coats. Ah, spring. I’ve missed you. To get the most out of these spring days, here are 5 spring activities you can do \ to capture the season’s beauty. Go On A Long Walk One of my FAVORITE…