Things I am really stoked about right now!

Hey everyone! I felt really compelled to write about some of the things that I am beyond excited for.. I have no clue why I am excited about them but I am!

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My summer semester ends on Thursday 4th and I am beyond ready for one of my last semesters at my community college. Next semester I am taking Humanities, Women of U.S history and World Geography. After those I will only have math left! Then I can begin to work on my Bachelors!

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This friggin show! Last week I decided to watch it because I have heard so much good shit about it. OH.MY.GOSH! I am absolutely in love with this show. The first 2 seasons were on Amazon Prime for free but of course I have to pay for the other 3! I am going bananas not watching it!

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Our lease is up in September and although I am so not looking forward to moving again I am excited to get my home crazy organized. I have noticed in this last year of living on my own, away from family and friends that to pass time I clean and or organize. This next house we move into is going to be so organized that it wont be messy ever again!

I am also stoked for

my next few tattoos that I have planned out and ready to go

My next Piercing (my lip!!!)

another year with kyle

another year of fitness training

 

Practicing Positivity Part 3

Hey friends I wanted to share this quote and gorgeous picture because although I am beyond happy, and proud of the life kyle and i have made for ourselves I still find myself discouraged with school. I look at people who already have their careers who are younger than me and while I am so happy for them I feel like I have run out of time for myself. All I want is to have a career that I love and want to to be stoked about and I am definitely working towards that, I just hope that I find a way to get my foot in the door of the career path I have chosen. I am beginning another semester of school in August and I hope that I will be able to finish my degree and begin to work towards my major. I have alot of plans in the next few years and I am beyond excited to get to them. Keep this in mind when you are feeling down. It’s helped me!

These Dreams…

Hi once again readers. I have been so inspired to write today! I think it’s because while my husband is asleep before his shift, which is when I wake up, I am left with so much quiet time to sit and think. I am very anti resolution/bucket list, because there are so many ways that you can be disappointed if you don’t get to do them. I like to think of them as dreams. If I get to live one of my dreams AWESOME! if not, I will always see it when I go to sleep. So here are my dreams…

  • Write a book.
  • Meet one of my favorite celebrities.
  • Get back into dance.
  • Work in a library.
  • Make an art quilt.
  • meet one of my favorite authors.
  • have 2 children, both girls!.
  • learn to cook like my cousin.
  • travel to all 50 states with my husband.
  • do a handstand, yoga style.
  • have a wall full of my mama, and my embroidery.
  • have my own library.
  • have over 1000 movies!
  • Get a tattoo on my arm.
  • Become a professional blogger.

This is literally all I want that is a farther reach. I am a simple girl who has lived an extraordinary life and I still live that life! I am happy being married, working towards what I want, binge watching my favorite shows and blogging for all of you!

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Planning your wedding: a self help guide

Hello again! I wanted to do a post on something that I think is blown totally out of proportion and that for me was super fun.

December 25 2009 Kyle Proposed to me

March 1st 2016 Kyle gets accepted into school and we have just under 7 months to plan a wedding!!!

For many of you who have planned a wedding, 7 months seems impossible, but it’s not! Here are the necessary steps to planning your dream wedding on a budget and in a short amount of time. *This is not for everyone, because most girls don’t have that small of a time frame but in my situation that’s all I had and thank God I had my mama to keep me in line and on track!*

Step 1- Set the date! Easiest part! and chose your colors and or theme

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Step 2- Create your First guest list- Your first guest list is just a guideline for when you have to order food, drinks, etc.

Step 3-Order flowers. I am in no way, shape or form a flower kinda girl. However It was one of the keys of beauty in my wedding. I had an early fall wedding and the flowers i wanted were all spring, so I had to adjust and found the Lavendar roses I have only seen in movies. If the flower you want isnt available to you at the time of your wedding, talk to your florist and see what they can get you,that will make you equally as happy.

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Step 3- The venue. Most people choose the venue as step 2 but for us, because I have such a huge family, anywhere I chose would essentially work. I am also not picky. I only looked at 2 venues within the budget and chose the one that would be most comfortable for everyone. We chose a newer and local venue that would accomadate as many people as we had while hosting both the ceremony and reception

 

Step 4- The dress. I think the whole process of buying a wedding dress is crazy. I remember shopping for mine and there were girls there with like 9 friends and traying on dresses that were nowhere near their budget. Its disgusting!! I know that this may come off as bitchy but…YOU WILL ONLY WHERE IT ONCE!!!!!!! There is no reason to try on a $10,000 dollar dress for one day! My dress with my sash and shoes was less than $500 dollars

Step 5- chose your food, photos, music and of course the cake!  I was lucky enough to have some great friends and recommendations for these. We went with a local deli for our food but my uncle, aunt, mama and some really great friends made the hordevours and meat. A local D.J who I saw in action at my cousins wedding, My good friends Kurtis and Annie did the most wonderful pictures and were so fun to work with, and a gal that worked with my mama made our cake which was so yummy and simple!

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Kyle had only one big request for the wedding and that was that our hordevours was a nacho bar! I had eating nothing by this point so the nachos were so welcome!
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The amazing Photographers and Long time friends! We adore you Kurtis and Annie!

 

Step 6-The wedding party. This is yet another thing that I do not understand why so many people have SO many people. I had 2 of my sisters, and Kyle had his brother and best friend. I just cant imagine having more than 2!!! Yes, you may find people who would be upset if you did not ask them to be in your wedding party, but its YOUR day!!!

 

Step 7- Who will marry you, The Officiant. I was lucky enough and so happy to have my Aunt Laura marry Kyle and I. We were also not wanting a 20-30 minute long ceremony so we told her basically what we want and she timed it, our ceremony was only 5 minutes total!!!

Step 8-Your seating chart and final guest list. I made in total, 7 seating charts and guest lists so that I could have a guideline as to what I was working with!!! It saved the day

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Step 9- Hair and make-up. This was a no brainer for me! My beautiful cousin Victoria, with the help of a sweet girl named Maria did my bridal party and my mother in laws hair. It was so fun to spend the morning talking and laughing with all of them. My sister Ashleigh is an esthtition and she did all the make up for all of us. She was so fun to have around and just kept making me laugh.

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Step 10- Have fun!!! I cannot stress this enough. Your wedding is not something that should stress you out. I have talked to so many women who say that things didn’t go right or something didn’t happen. Its only 1 day!!!!! Everyone kept asking me, “are you nervous”? or “How are you so calm”? Here is the answer… its only 1 day! Suck it up and enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am naturally a stress case but my gosh its supossed to be one of the happiest days of your life, why are you in tears over something that could not be helped… We had plenty of things happen at mine and you just deal with it! We had people who were not listed on the seating chart, which was MY fault I forgot like 10 people on the final list and my dress ripped, right in the front! There were other things but you just cant let it get to you!!!

 

This was the most fun experience for me and sharing it with my mama was the best! Kyle had zero idea what the wedding was going to be like because he was at school 5-6 days a week so when he told me how much he loved it. that meant the world!

I hope that all of you who are planning a wedding, helping plan one or just want some ideas found this useful!

 

Why another blog?…

Hey everyone! This is my second blog and I am so excited!! I am a bit of an overachiever and have wanted to do a 365 day photo challenge documenting my life through a lense. Why have I brought this upon myself you ask?… Well because I am sick and tired of not experiencing how beautiful this life is. I spent many years very bitter and unhappy. To those of you who knew me the last 5 years I apologize. I was hard to love. However I have turned my life around. I am working on myself one day at a time ans seeing the beauty in all things. I only want to radiate positivity and beauty. This blog will document my adventures with my friends, family and my new life as a full-time student and wife.

Love to you all

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