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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…

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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…

  • Engagement photo in Maui

    We’re Engaged! – 11.21.18

    WE'RE ENGAGED! I still have butterflies writing these words, and we've been engaged for over a month. I've been taking in every beautiful moment of our engagement since it happened, and I am so excited to share the story with you all!

  • Nic and I: Our 5 Favorite Traits About Each Other

    To start off this blog, I have some exciting blog news. This is the start of a new series on Casually Christiana called Nic and I. Similar to previous blogs I’ve done with Nic, this series will be focused on blogs we do together. They will range from tips, advice, stories, memories and everything in between. I’m so excited to be starting off this new series with today’s blog, which is Nic and I talking about our favorite traits about each other. First, I’ll name my five favorite traits about Nic, then elaborate on them a little bit. Then, Nic will write down his favorite traits about me and elaborate…

  • My Favorite Love Quotes

    It’s February 14th, which means… it’s Valentines Day! So, let me start off by saying Happy Valentine’s Day! On this day filled with love, I thought I would share some of my favorite love quotes. These are some of my favorite quotes I’ve saved over the years, and quotes that remind me of Nic and love overall. What better day to share them, right? 🙂 Enjoy. “You are my sun, my moon, and all my stars.” – E.E. Cummings “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” -Emily Brontë “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known—and even that is an…

  • Why I Love Valentine’s Day

    Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve blogged – I’ve been so busy! School is super hectic, and graduation is only a few months away. Where has the time gone? Last week was a little nuts – long story short, don’t drink ANYTHING near your computer. Ever. That’s all I’m going to say about that. Anyway, this Wednesday is Valentine’s Day! I know there are many people who look at this holiday and think it’s silly and pointless, but I’m definitely NOT one of those people. I love everything about Valentine’s Day. I love that it’s a day celebrating love, commitment and overall joy. I love that it’s a day…

  • I Answer Questions About Nic

    Hey, everyone! Many of you read a previous blog, Nic Answers Questions About Me. Well, this one is a sequel to that one. Nic and I had A LOT of fun with that blog, and you all seemed to really enjoy it, so we decided to do another one together! This time, I am the one answering questions about Nic. Just like the last blog, Nic will ask the questions to me and then he will write down my answers and his own commentary. We had just as much fun doing this one, so enjoy. 🙂 Q: Where is my favorite place to go? Christiana: Hawaii Nic: True. No place like the…

  • Fireworks + The Spark Inside Us All

    I have aways loved fireworks. I always get so excited for them on the 4th of July and for other fireworks throughout the year. I don’t know what it is, but I’ve always loved the feeling I get watching them. As a kid, fireworks always seemed so magical. My family and I would all sit together on a blanket by the lake, listen to a live band and watch the beautiful fireworks over the bay. I’d always be giddy waiting for the finale, and once it ended, I couldn’t wait to see them again next year. I loved everything about it. Growing up, I’ve always loved fireworks for the same…

  • Here’s To Love

    Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! It’s a beautiful day, the sun is shining and love is in the air. Was that too cheesy? Who cares, it’s Valentine’s Day! I am a sucker for love stories, love movies… you name it. I am also a very sensitive and emotional person. I believe in sharing feelings, and one thing I share with the ones close to me is saying I love you. Nic and I say it everyday and after every phone call, and the same goes with my parents and family. We say it because we mean it, not because it’s a force of habit. We say it because it’s important to remind…

  • Free Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

    Valentine’s Day is only a few days away! Personally, I’ve always been a fan of Valentine’s Day. Many people may have a budget, and going out sometimes isn’t so easy – I totally get that. But who says you have to go out and spend money to celebrate?  You don’t! You can have a cute and romantic date night while staying in the comfort of your home. Here are a few ideas! Indoor Picnic It’s winter (at least here), so why not have an indoor picnic? Get a blanket, set it up in your living room and put together some tasty treats. Look around to see what you have in your…