Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | Bridal Details

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today is an especially exciting one because as sad as I am to not co-host this link up with Macy anymore, we found an amazing new co-host to help keep this link up going on for as long as we can!!

I'd like to welcome Alex who blogs over at Always, Al as my new co-host for Wedding Wednesday. If you don't already know her, I highly highly recommend visiting her blog and saying hi, she's really great! She's also a newlywed just like me and got married just a few short weekends before I did. I'm excited to have her join me in this as I've enjoyed reading her posts!

Without anymore talking, here are some of my favorite bridal detail shots from my wedding!
(Big time photo dump, my apologies!)

Can you tell I was slightly obsessed with my shoes, can't wait for a reason to bust them out and wear them again, if broken in correctly, very very comfortable!!

My photographer showed this picture to me moments after he took it. I applaud him for carrying that heavy hanger all the way outside just for the perfect shot...I'd say he got it!!

Not sure if you can notice what my hair girl and makeup girl are wearing (hair in black, behind me & makeup in the white tank on the corner of the pic)...they are completely separate and don't know each other, but happened to come wearing coordinating outfits that morning!

My wedding hair totally prepared me for true Texas hair...the higher the hair, the closer to God right?!

I give HUGE props to my hair girl. She was the best person for me to have that weekend. We just gabbed and gossiped while she got me ready, but she went above and beyond and helped finish getting me dressed and ready to go. Seriously the sweetest person I've ever met and wish she could do my hair daily!

I had to end with this picture. Not to sound cocky, but this is my favorite picture, like ever! It was a totally candid shot which is probably why I like it so much more than any staged ones. I think it was in this moment where it finally hit me that I was getting married!!!


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

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


Monday, October 17, 2016

Weekending | Football & BBQ's

Happy Monday (although no, it's not lol). Last night we got home so late and I went to bed way past my bedtime, thanks Texans for going into OT, but at least they won!

Friday was a nice treat because I got to leave early from work, so I treated myself to a much needed manicure. It was so nice to be able to just sit back and relax getting pampered.

Saturday we spent the morning grocery shopping, running errands (aka browsing Target for 2 hours) and cleaning. That night we went out for our date night, completely oblivious to the fact that it was sweetest day. We aren't one for celebrating, but since we were already out...I decided to take the night into my hands and pay for dinner for my sweetest ;)!

We went to Maggiano's and it was beyond delicious...I was well and stuffed! We headed home afterwards to watch SNL (where I then proceeded to fall asleep half way through...#oldladyproblems).

Sunday we woke up late and just watched some football during the day, picking up a few leftover items from the grocery store for later. I celebrated not only my best friends birthday, but our 3 month wedding anniversary #saywhat #wherehasthetimegone?!?

We then headed to our cousins house to BBQ for the Texans game. We made so much food that it was ridiculous...also ridiculous, grilling in basically darkness. However it may be, the food all turned out delicious and we were so stuffed that night!


Overall it was a great weekend, albeit HOT!! It was basically in the 90's every single day this weekend, this is not ok for this Chicago girl ready for Fall!! Bring me 70's Houston!!!

Linking up with my girl Biana for Weekending!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Wedding Wednesday | First Look

Happy Wedding Wednesday...sorry for my very evident absence from the wedding wednesday posts. I've been really trying to get these posts ready to go over the weekend, but alas the weekend comes and I get zero blogging done. When we last left off I went over wedding details and today I wanted to talk about our first look.

A and I went back and forth about doing the first look or not, I'm so so glad we ended up going ahead and doing it because with all the chaos and hecticness that was the wedding morning, our whole plan of bridal party pictures went out the window real quick. In fact, our first look was super rushed and it felt like a total blur because we saw each other for a few minutes, took a few pictures and went our separate ways. If I could go back in time, I would definitely slow time down drastically the morning of our wedding!

Without talking too are our pictures our photographer captured!


Even though there aren't as many as I wish we got or even the location I wanted them in, they are perfect for us because we are total pro's at rolling with what comes at us! I hope you enjoyed looking at these first look photos as much as I enjoy looking at them :)!

I'm also super sad to say this will be my first week hosting this link-up on my own. I know wedding posts can only last so long and I'm thankful for Macy for co-hosting with me and allowing me amazing opportunity to meet so many wonderful bloggers going through a similar phase in their lives through Wedding Wednesday.

I am still looking for someone interested in taking over this link up once I finish up my wedding posts, until then I'll continue to host this up for as long as I have posts to share!


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

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


Monday, October 10, 2016


Happy Monday friends! This weekend was fairly low key and I was terrible at taking pictures pretty much the whole time.

On Friday we met up with a friend who was in town for dinner and drinks. Of course no pictures were taken, but it was a great time catching up with her! Afterward we went to watch The Girl On The Train, it was a decent movie, but I compared it to Gone Girl and felt it was much much slower and harder to stay into the movie. From those who have read the book I've heard it's a great book so I may try reading it and seeing if I like it any better.

Saturday my cousin-in-law and I went to the Outlet malls and I had a great haul of stuff from Kate Spade, Tory Burch & Off Saks! I didn't really need much, but the deals were too good to pass up.

Sunday was spent catching up on my reading. I rented so many books from the library lately that I've been trying to get through a bunch of these. I managed to finish Leah Remini's book and boy was it super interesting! I had heard things here and there about Scientology, but this was a total in-depth look into the whole "religion" and some people I had no idea were a part of Scientology actually are! She seems like a super down to earth type of person and her book was very easy to read and get through in just one weekend! Up next is Kristen Cavallari's book, can't wait to dive into that one!

I closed out my weekend watching the cluster that is the Presidential Debate! Seriously it was just so childish I lost interest in actually watching and mostly just spent the latter part of it putting the Snapchat filters on Hillary & Trump, it was more entertaining honestly!

PSA: You have ONE more day to register to vote if you aren't already your civic duty even though the options are slim!


Now onto tackle another work week! What did y'all do this weekend?
Linking up with Biana for weekending!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Weekending | First of October

It's finally October...bring on all the pumpkin spice, sweater weather & boots!

Even though Houston hasn't fully gotten the whole Fall memo, it has cooled down a little and I've broke out my booties and some light sweaters! 


Today marks my 2nd week at work and so far I'm loving it...even the crazy early wake up call. I'm sure this will wear off, but I'll enjoy it while I can. I can't wait to fully immerse myself in the world of Dermatology since I'm totally green in the area.

It's officially official...I'm proud to say I work at Baylor College of Medicine in the Dermatology department 😁 !

You literally cannot be upset going to work when it's this pretty out. Also yes, I am aware I'm snapping a picture and driving...but my eyes were on the road the entire time :)! 

Friday night date night was spent at our favorite restaurant, Houston's. I got my favorite veggie burger and it was even more delicious that it usually is! We decided to call it a night and head home since I was super exhausted by 10pm.

We of course couldn't miss out on this amazing Snapchat filter before it disappeared for National Coffee Day!

Our Saturday was spent relaxing/sleeping in and getting some chores done. Later that evening we went to hang out with A's cousin and rented The Shallows. It was a really good movie about survival and kept us captivated the entire time.

Sunday was spent waking up early and heading to the grocery store. We stocked up on a bunch of stuff and beat the crowds! Then we spent the rest of the day watching football (and me watching Grey's/catching up on my weekly shows)!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend and have a wonderful week ahead! Linking up with Biana!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Wedding Wednesday

Happy hump day friends! I'm happy that it's Wednesday because this means the week is almost over and the weekend is almost here! I apologize for my absence today because I've got nothing folks, I'm hoping I work out some sort of work routine soon :)! 

I'll have the link up available for y'all to link your posts!


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!