Wedding Week.


Happy September First!

(I can’t believe it’s already freakin September.)

So I’ve decided after almost an entire year that I should probably post up some of our professional wedding photos. Better late than never, right?

In honor of our one year anniversary coming up next Sunday, the Seventh, I’ve officially dubbed this week Wedding Week! I’ve been looking through all of these pictures for almost two weeks now, trying to pick the best ones and I’ve loved reliving that day. It seriously was the second best day of my life, I wish we could have a wedding like that every single year! ;)

Tomorrow I will be starting off Wedding Week with the Before The Ceremony photos, followed by The Ceremony; Before the Reception and the Reception Details; and then lastly, The Reception! Those are fun.

I would really like to preface this by saying that a year later, I am still not entirely happy with these pictures. The company we went with promised us a more “photo journalistic” feel and that is absolutely not what we got. Although I kept saying to myself, “Why on Earth is he taking so many prom looking photos?!” ,I didn’t want to make myself upset on my wedding day so I just went with it. I guess I’m paying for it a year later but there’s nothing I can do about them now except for embrace the ones that came out lovely and share them all with you :)

I hope you all had a fantastic labor day weekend and enjoy Wedding Week!



Things That Are Making Me Happy This Week…


(…Brought to you by the word Pumpkin, apparently.)

1. My first official pumpkin chai tea latte from Starbucks. I had tried a PSL a few years ago and really wasn’t a fan so I just added the pumpkin sauce to my regular chai tea and it’s amazing! (Although I will admit that Dominic got a PSL and when I tried it it actually wasn’t that bad…)

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What Olivia Wore.


This week, we’ve got a little bit of a white/cream theme going on.


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“A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Olivia: Everytime we go outside, you always go around and pick the very best flowers and run back to hand them to me. “Here you go, Mama! I love you!” It is one of my most favorite things and don’t think for a second that I haven’t already thought to keep each and every flower you ever pick me. You truly are the sweetest baby and I love you too.

A Plan.


Guys, guess what? Over the past two weeks, I’ve lost ten pounds!

This is something that I am super super proud of mainly because I was starting to believe that I would be stuck in this unhappy rut forever. It really is true that unless you’re really willing to work for it, you won’t stick to it. You have to really believe you can do it, and not just speak about it.

I am absolutely, 100% not an expert at all. But, I wanted to be able to share a few tips that have really helped me stick to my weight loss plan. They’re easy, simple, and definitely doable for even the busiest of people :)

1. Have a plan. When I first started to get into the mindset of “okay, this is REALLY it. I am going to lose weight. No more excuses.”, I sat down, and wrote out a few “rules” that I wanted to be able to follow including:

*No sweets

*One gallon of water a day

*No fast food

*No fried food

*No starches

Those are just a few, (and some are pretty obvious) but at the bottom, I put an end-date to my plan. September 7th. I want to be 15 pounds lighter by my first wedding anniversary. I’m so close, and so proud of myself!

2. A gallon of water a day. I’ll be honest, I don’t always hit that mark, but, I drink as much water as I possibly can. A little tip in a tip? Buy a cute cup. I have this one from Starbucks that I really love, and for some reason it makes it easier to chug all that water. Also make sure you know how many ounces are in said cute cup and then figure out how many cups you need to drink to hit the gallon mark. With my cup, I have to drink 5 of them a day!

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