Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | The One After The Wedding

Well hello there lovies!! I cannot believe I'm finally a married woman now and living in Houston officially!! It's seriously been such a whirlwind, but I'm loving the new role and adventure! Going from a long distance relationship to a full time/seeing each other daily marriage has been pretty seamless.

I've been getting acquainted with my new city and applying to jobs. Although I do like the whole stay at home wife role I'm in right now, not gonna lie! 

I want to try to get back into a normal blogging routine again, but it's been seriously so hard. I feel like I've missed so much in blogworld right now and I am hoping to at least catch up on some of my favorite blogs to see what everyone has been up to! 

I wanted to share the few pictures I have on my phone from the wedding, I'll share more as I get them from the photographer!! 

Legally & officially married!!
Got a snuggle sesh with my bestie!

Bridal henna done!

With my momma bear! 

With my bestie...and our awesome snapchat filter for day 1!

Almost Mr. & Mrs. Patel!!


Being walked down the aisle by my cousin brothers!

Officially married in front of our family and friends!

Sitting not to patiently for family pictures to start...we were slightly hangry too!

My work bestie & I!

Candid moment behind the scenes

Selfie with my husband :0!!
Shirt | The Daily Tay

The hardest part of the weekend ending was saying goodbye to all my friends and family...and as if we didn't eat enough cake, there was more :)! 


My amazing sissy bought me my dream purse as a wedding/birthday gift! I miss her constantly, but everytime I wear my bag I think of her!!!


Of course we had to take some goofy "married" people selfies while waiting for our flight to take off!


Obligatory ring picture, because...duh!

And in other exciting news........

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My sister got a puppy brother!!! His name is Nico and I cannot wait to finally meet the little cutie in September!!!

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If you made it to the bottom of this, I commend you! That was picture heavy and I can't wait to share more pictures along the way. I've missed blogging and like I said I hope I can get back to it soon on a regular basis!


Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!

make.up.HER





Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | It's Wedding Week!!!

Popping in quickly today to say it's finally wedding week!!! I cannot believe all the months and months of planning has come to a halt.

Family has already started trickling in and it's starting to totally feel real. Sorry I've been super absent in the blogging world, but can't wait to be back in blogland after becoming a Mrs.

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Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!

make.up.HER

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | Overwhelmed Much?!

Happy Wedding Wednesday guys! I have been super failing at the blogging game and I guess I have good reason. I've literally looked at my computer a handful of times in the past week and that was to type up a wedding document or spreadsheet.

We are literally 10 days away from the big day and there is just so much to do. As much as I have prepared the past year and a half, nothing prepares you for the last minute craziness that is wedding planning. I've been constantly in talks with my vendors finalizing things, sending checks, working on timing, etc. Although it's exciting to see how everything is coming together, it's definitely stressful and overwhelming. 

I'm sad to say that blogging is going to be put on the back burner for the next few weeks until after the wedding and after I'll officially be in Texas. If I get a chance here and there I'll definitely try to put a quick post up, but no guarantees! 

I'll still have the Wedding Wednesday link up on the Wednesdays so all of you can still link up with Macy and I!


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Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!

make.up.HER






Friday, July 1, 2016

Five on Friday | Fourth of July Edition

Happy Friday friends! I cannot believe it's been an entire week since I left my job, I miss it so much, but I've been enjoying lounging around in my sweats not doing a whole lot. I have had a lot of wedding related meetings this week so that's kept me quite busy! I can't believe it's already July!! The countdown is on and we're exactly 15 days away from the wedding!!!!!


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I've been jamming out to this song lately and the video is just too fun, this beat just makes you want to dance!

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Literally give me all the mexican food, I was craving my favorite spot so my sister and I had one last date night there. I'm most definitely gonna miss this place when I move!

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My sister and I finally went to watch Me Before You and it has all the heart eyed emojis! Such a great movie and it stayed true to the book. Of course some of the stuff was left out, but if they put everything in the movie it would have been 3 hours long!

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I got this congratulatory letter in the mail yesterday and it made me so happy! My parents were probably more fascinated by it than I was!! So pretty and I can't wait to get a pretty frame for it :)!

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I can't believe it's already 4th of July weekend!! I don't have crazy big plans, more like get a bunch of crap for the wedding done! Spending time with family and friends is definitely on the agenda and definitely watching fireworks at some point has to happen. My cousins and I are trying to hit up the fest early tomorrow to get some bingo in!


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I hope all of you have a wonderful, safe and memorable 4th of July weekend!!

Linking up with Amanda!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Blogger Men Tell All | June Edition

So back around March or April, I spilled the beans to A about my secret....I had a blog! A's response wasn't as strange as I thought he was gonna be with this news, I got myself a winner. I had fun asking him some fun questions and letting you guys get to know the man behind the blog better and I definitely wanted to get a chance to join in on the Blogger Men Tell All link up! If you want to join in on the fun, don't worry the link up will be up for an entire month!!!

He may hurt me if he knows I ever posted this picture...whoops!
(As you can tell he has a sweet tooth just like me, so that's good :)!)


-What is your favorite summer treat?
Coconut ice cream, hands down every time!

-If you could go anywhere on vacation, where would you go and why?
Italy, there is so much to see and do there, plus all the rich history and the food!!

-Do you have a favorite song that says "summer" to you? What is it?
I don't know if this says "summer" but I love my man Enrique Iglesias and the english version of Bailando.


He's obsessed with any song with Enrique, so this one was an obvious answer for me!

-What summer project are you hoping to accomplish before fall?
Getting the TV in our future room mounted so Nikki can watch all her girly TV shows.
He's a good man and knows the way to my heart is through the TV :)!

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This was so much fun and I hope you guys got to know A a little more through this!
Linking up with Becca and Alex for Blogger Men Tell All!


Blogger Men Tell All

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | South Beach Bachelorette Partyin'

Happy Wedding Wednesday my loves!

I've been dragging my feet at finally getting around to recapping my trip to Miami to celebrate my bachelorette party. I really wish I could go back in time and re-live this weekend all over again. The sand between my toes and saltwater in my hair was just good for my soul...along with the girl time I got as well! We held my bachelorette party from Friday to Sunday and boy did that time just fly!

After everyone had flown in on Friday, we settled into our adorable boutique hotel The Surfcomber. This was seriously the perfect hotel for our weekend because it was right in the middle of the action on South Beach, literally ON the beach and had an awesome staff! I was lucky enough to be upgraded to a suite, which I was thrilled with! The girls and I immediately began to decorate for the weekend and had a blast doing so.


We kept it classy....


....and a bit sassy!

After all the fun with decorating and getting settled in, we all decided to hit up the hotel pool and walk over to the ocean to check it out. We knew we didn't have too much time since we had to get ready, but once I set my sights on the ocean, I didn't want to leave...ever!!



I mean just look at that crystal clear water...can't get enough!!!

After we pulled away from the ocean, we headed back to our rooms to start getting ready for the evening. We had reservations at Dolce which is an amazing Italian restaurant. They hooked us up and the food was amazing!!


My gorgeous cousins and I posing before dinner.


Champs, always!




After getting stuffed, we headed back to the hotel to drink some more and play some games. We mostly selfied it up before heading out for the night. I was totally unaware that people didn't go out until at least 11:30pm-12am!! So if you're looking to go out in Miami, be prepared to stay up wayyy past your bedtime ;)!




I loved these little tattoos I got from Etsy, but was bummed with the staying power. Basically if you get it wet (like shower, pool, ocean) it will start rubbing off and disappear...not what I expected, but at least we got a cute pic of it!


That night I stayed up wayyyyy past my bedtime (like 4:30am late), but I had the time of my life. My cousins friends met us up while we were out and made sure we were taken care of the entire night. I played some fun scavenger hunt games while out and made a definite fool of myself...luckily there isn't too much photographic evidence of all the foolery that occurred that night! 

Let's just say, waking up on Saturday morning was rough to say the least!! We had to be up and on the way to our brunch reservations at 11:30am which was definitely early considering the late night we had. Somehow we managed to make it there perfectly on time and it was SO worth waking up hungover! We brunched at the famous Palace on Ocean Dr. It's a unique brunch experience because not only are you eating yummy food, but you are getting an incredible drag show while you eat. I was beyond fascinated by the performers and if you caught it on snapchat (npat62) you know what I'm talking about!



Bottomless mimosas, yes please!


Gorgeous server at the Palace that all of us were swooning over. I was convinced he was Enrique Igesias' body double, yummy!!

After heading back to the hotel stuffed, we of course decided we had to hit up the beach again! This time we stayed for longer since we had the time, thank god!






That evening we decided to experience Mexican food, Miami style and it totally didn't disappoint! 



I wish I had more pictures from this night because this is my favorite dress, like ever!

After dinner we made our way back to the hotel to decide what to do the rest of the evening. We collectively decided to stay in and have a girls night in since we went hard the night before. This was literally the best idea plus we got to finish up playing games and drinking without having to wear heels or anything!

Since we hadn't gotten any pictures of all the girls together in the tanks I made for the girls, we decided to photoshoot it up! I got some great shots with each of my girls and they gifted me with the cutest "kiss the miss goodbye" frame!!



Sunday morning, we woke up bright and early to say goodbye to a few of the girls who had early flights home. The rest of the morning was spent cleaning up and packing our bags for check out. It was bittersweet because it was such a fun time with my girls before the wedding, but I definitely wasn't ready to leave Miami!

Luckily, after we had packed up, the few of us that were left headed to the beach to take some pictures and spend a few more minutes enjoying the ocean breeze!



Love my sissy for making sure my bachelorette party was the best time ever <3 p="">


Well there you have it, a recap of my really short trip to Miami to celebrate my bachelorette party! South Beach showed me a good friggin' time and I cannot believe I hung without puking my brains out and went out of my comfort zone for most of the time. The beach was most definitely my favorite part of the trip and I'm glad we got to spend as much time as we did while there!!

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Now it’s your turn to link-up and share your wedding tales. 

Macy and I love reading all about your big day, someone else’s wedding adventures, or anything else wedding related. We just can’t wait to read all about it!


make.up.HER