The Point of Engagement

This may come off sounding really silly but after being engaged for a solid 8 months I’m just now realizing the point of engagement. Fun fact about me: I am the type of person who would elope if I were given the chance. But my fiancé really wants to do the whole wedding thing so I will push aside my spontaneous tendencies for once in my life and cooperate.

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Image by Judy Dean via Flickr.

That’s neither here nor there. What I’m getting at is that I was never one to spend much time thinking about weddings much less being engaged: if fact up until now I though engagement was just a weird excuse to put off something I would rather do ASAP.Read More »

T – One Year!

As of today it’s officially one year until Austin and my wedding! It’s such a crazy feeling because when we first got engaged it felt like a two year engagement would drag on and on. In reality it flew by!

Image by Susan 402 via Flickr.

Austin and I have both been really busy with work and school to really think too hard about our wedding much less jumping into planning mode. I guess we should start soon! This year slipped right past us. I have a really strong really this upcoming year will, as well.Read More »

I Have A Twin

I think the technical term is “Irish Twin” in our case but indeed I do have a twin. Well, I have my little sister, Mimi, who’s only 11 months younger than me. We were raised as twins, though, with matching outfits (I was always in blue and she was always in pink) and mostly all the same friends growing up.

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Image by Jared via Flickr.

As we’ve evolved into grown ups (wut.) our connection has stayed just as strong, if not only gotten stronger. My sister has always been very sweet and innocent, much like a little baby, but as she’s grown she has become such a source of strength and support in my life. She just gets me. We’re pretty much always on the same page.Read More »

Exploring the Library

When I was younger one of the only things I was allowed to do outside of the house was go to the library. I loved to walk through the shelves and see which books would catch my eye. I feel like while I was at the library it was one of the rare moments I could be alone and completely in my own space.

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Image by Steven Harris via Flickr.

A few weeks ago I made a trip back to the library for the first time in more than 10 years. I really don’t know what it is about the library…maybe it’s because it’s one of the only public spaces where silence is actually encourage. Maybe it’s the rooms full of endless knowledge. The way a library books smells when you crack it open…I just really love the library.Read More »

September Is Here!

I have been so excited though all of August about September coming up. In the past September has been a waste of a month with nothing to look forward to except for the arrival of Halloween goods at Target. This year is different because September marks the one year count down to my wedding!

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Image by Robert Sheie via Flickr.

I don’t remember if I ever mentioned it on my blog but my wedding date is set for September 20th, 2018! Austin and I have a venue lined up and a guest list in the works…that’s about it. I think Austin is working on designing the invitations and save the dates…I have an idea of where to go for a dress…hm. We have quite a bit of work to do!Read More »

Flowers & Pink & Caring Too Much

This year has brought on many new experiences for me, most nightmare-ish and just plain sad. Through all of my experiences, however, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know myself better than I ever had before and the opportunity to grow into a stronger version of myself. One thing I have learned about myself is that I care too much.

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Image by Mario César via Flickr.

I care too much about literally everything. I’m the type of person who is incredibly empathetic towards everyone in my life, whether they are a close friend or an acquaintance. I care about the people that are currently in my life and the people I haven’t seen in literally 10 years.Read More »

Little Ways I Show Appreciation

Sometimes I love my fiancé so much that I don’t know how to express it! At the beginning of a relationship there are gifts and grand gestures but I can’t afford to be dramatic every day!

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Image by Oliver Rich via Flickr.

It occurred to me that I don’t actually have to be over the top to show Austin that I care about him.  Sometimes the best way to show someone you care about them is to simply BE there for them. On the days that I feel extra lovey dovey here are a few things I like to do to show Austin how much I love him:Read More »

Beach Trip 2017

I literally had a whole post written out about a spontaneous beach trip I look last month but my curser ended up in the wrong spot in my document and in a flurry of typing the whole thing got selected and erased.

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I guess I could rewrite the whole thing but…I don’t know I guess it would feel a little forced for me. I’m trying to focus on doing things I want to do instead of doing things because I make myself feel like they need to be done.Read More »

I Love Blogs & Blogging & Bloggers

I am in the middle of the most stressful year of my whole life. Stress makes my creativity completely evaporate. I’m hoping that as I find ways to de-stress (or at least learn to cope with it) I’ll be able to come back to the good ol’ blog more.

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Image by Mitternacht via Flickr.

I love writing!  It’s so much fun and I could do it for hours. Working on my blog has gotten me through some tough times. I still can’t believe I’ve been posting here since March 2013! It’s really nice to have a place to come back to, plus I love reading other people’s blogs. One of my really good friends moved out to Colorado then Boston and she’s been updating her blog throughout her adventures. It’s such a great way to keep up with her!Read More »