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I'm an Okie native, but currently an Arkansan. Newlywed. Hairstylist. Lover of all things creative. Pinterest and blog addict. Wanna-be photographer and wedding planner. Jesus follower. I love meeting new people and I'd love for you to stay a while, read a lot, and follow along. I love discovering new blogs so leave me a comment and I'm thrilled you're here!


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Wednesday, June 19, 2013



I apologize for being MIA here on this blog of mine. It is for good reason though. I will be a married woman in 10 days. It hasn't really sunk in yet. It still doesn't seem real. People keep telling me that it won't seem real until I'm actual arm-in-arm with my dad about to walk down the aisle.

My mile long to-do list is slowly dwindling down to less than 10-15 things left to do. That makes me a really happy girl. In all honesty, since the day I quit my job, I have woken up every morning at 8am and worked on only wedding stuff until at least 5pm. You might ask, what possibly could I be doing? Just trust me that there is a million little things to think about and do when you're planning a wedding by yourself and doing most of the decor by yourself. I am so ready to be married to Aaron and not have to worry/stress about another wedding to-do. Don't get me wrong, I have had a blast with all the planning and fun stuff, but now I just want to be with Aaron.

I am feeling really good and stress free. I have had a few "moments" of extreme stress that I might have accidentally taken out on poor Aaron. He has been so good throughout this entire process. For a guy who doesn't like, or get into the whole idea of having a big wedding, he has done a great job of letting me plan my dream wedding. I love that he is my voice of reason when I go overboard and get too involved in the whole "wedding" idea. He is constantly reminding me that none of it matters as long as we are married at the end of the day. That is all that matters.

We are both extremely excited about everything. We can't wait to see all of our favorite people together at once. We can't wait for our honeymoon. We can't wait to call each other husband and wife. We can't wait to live under the same roof. We went over the entire weekend schedule last night to make sure we were both on the same page. We talked about whether or not we would cry at the wedding. All signs point to yes that I will 100% cry. Aaron thinks that he might tear up, but that he will be too nervous to cry. Aaron is shy and doesn't do big crowds of people. When I told him how many were planning on attending the wedding, he said he was going to faint standing up there. Lets pray that doesn't happen.

My goal is to take time to soak in each and every precious moment throughout our wedding day. You hear people say that it goes by so fast and it's all a blur the next day. I don't want that to happen, although, I know I can't control it. I pray that I am calm, stress free, and relaxed. Come on 10 days. Hurry up. We are ready!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Saw It, Pinned It, Did It- #21

Linking up again with Katie & Stephanie for Saw It, Pinned It, Did it!
My mom and I helped host a shower last week for one of our friends. I was in charge of decorations so I immediately went to Pinterest for some help.
Here is my Pinspiration:
Tissue Paper Tassel- source:
And here is my version:
I made the tassel and banner out of tissue paper, decorative paper, twine, and a black paint pen. I thought the tassel garland would be a lot harder and more tedious than it actually was. It took 8 sheets of tissue paper and maybe 15-20 mins to make.
Here is my Pinspiration:
And here is my version:
Here is my Pinspiration:
And here is my version:
This is not my creation, but one of the other shower hostesses and it turned out too cute not to share.
Here is her Pinspiration:
and here is her version:
Happy Thursday! Can't wait to see your projects.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday!

1. I'm loving all my sweet co-workers who showed me a lot of love this past weekend. It was sad to say goodbye, but I had a blast with them at our last hoorah. We went out Saturday night to an 80's dance club and we dressed in 80's attire. It was awesome.
Then, on Sunday they had a cookout for me. Let me tell you, it was a feast. There was so much yummy food. We ate and then played some Just Dance on the Wii.
#2. I'm loving that I am spending this entire week with my fiance, Aaron in Arkansas. I have been playing housewife while he is at work. So far, I've put away all our wedding gifts (besides the kitchen stuff), deep cleaned the living room, guest bedroom, and our bedroom (I washed baseboards, ceiling fans, dusted all the furniture, and cleaned the carpets. It looks so much better.) Now, I just have to tackle both bathrooms, the laundry room, and the kitchen. Those will be the most time consuming.
 This is our guest bedroom so far. I still have to find candles for the yellow candlesticks, flowers for the vases, and I'm going to paint the lamps and re-cover the lamp shades in a fun fabric. I'm also going to re-cover my padded headboard in fabric. I plan on getting that done on Friday while I'm here. All that will be left after that is finding things to hang on the wall. I wish we could paint the walls, but since we're renting, that's not an option.
 I am in love with the guest bedroom quilt.
 This is our new comforter. We have quite a bit of work left to do on this room, but the bedspread is a good start.
The living room so far.
I know it doesn't look like I've done much, but if you knew what it looked like before, you would understand.
For instance, this is what our office looks like at the moment. We still have all our kitchen wedding gifts to unload and all my decorations and such. I can't believe I'm showing you this room, but eventually I will show you a before and after.
 We also have our hammock up and I've already spent some time relaxing in it.
And of course, it wouldn't be a home if we didn't have a yard sign with our initial on it (Aaron hates it by the way, and his friends have offered to come steal it out of the yard for him.) Clearly we need to rake the leaves in our front yard...oops!
#3. I'm loving The Pioneer Woman's new cookbook "Food From My Frontier"
My co-worker, Michele, got it for us as a wedding gift and I read through the whole thing yesterday. Oh my goodness, it made my mouth water. We made the sloppy joe's last night for dinner and both Aaron and I highly approved. They were delicious! You can find the recipe here:
#4. I'm loving that I get to meet a lot of new people this weekend. On Friday night we are going to one of Aaron's friend's houses for a cookout. Saturday, I will be painting faces for little kids at the hatchery's fishing derby event. Saturday night we will be celebrating Aaron's friend's birthday by going frog giggin'. Not quite sure what all that entails, if I did, I probably wouldn't go. I'm excited about getting "cultured" and experiencing something new. I've heard frog legs are really tasty, but I will not be trying them. Oh the stories I will have to share after this weekend. Just a city girl in a country world.
#5. I'm loving that our wedding is only 24 days away!! I have been super relaxed and stress free this week and I'm just ready for it to be here. I feel like I have pretty much everything taken care of and I can't wait to be here in Arkansas with Aaron permanently.
Happy Wednesday, friends!