A Wedding Weekend

Happy Saturday!!

May has been insanely busy, I’m pretty sure that this next weekend will be the first weekend in over a month and a half that I will have nothing booked. Normally my weekends are pretty relaxed, so its been crazy!

All the busyness has made May fly right by! I can’t believe we are almost at June. No complaints here. Bring on the sun and warm weather!!

Part of the busyness was from a wedding that I was in this past weekend. So, I thought I would share some pictures from the weekend :).

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My lovely friend, the bride, added so manyΒ  creative, beautiful touches and went with a book theme, from the table decorations to the seating plan and everything in between. I wish I took more pictures!! But here are the few I did manage to capture.

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The hall was stunning, and on each table were book pages, sparkly vases, and handmade flowers made out of book pages. Like I said, so creative πŸ™‚

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On the day of the wedding the bride and the four of us bridesmaids spent the morning getting our hair done, doing our makeup, and chatting πŸ™‚ We each picked our own dresses, trying to go with the same maroon color and the different shades ended up working great together.

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The whole day was perfect. The bride was beautiful, the ceremony went on without a hitch, we managed to avoid any major rain for the pictures, and the night ended with the reception, which included a yummy meal, cupcakes, and dancing.

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And of course my favorite part was having the best wedding date there is:)

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Friday Favorites: Beauty Essentials

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What’s in your makeup bag?!

This ‘Friday’s Favorites’ I am sharing what’s in mine!

Over the years I’ve tried and tested so so so many different hair and makeup products.

Some are great, and some… well, not so great.

Here are some of my go-to items when it comes to getting ready in the morning, ones that I LOVE and use basically every day.

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First things first. Hair. This is where I have probably tried the most products. And now I’ve settled on Dove hairspray and Batiste dry Shampoo.

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I have been using this Dove Hairspray for quite a while, why switch when you find one that works! But I just came across this Batiste Dry Shampoo about 6 months ago when I was testing out a few different brands to find one I like. And this one is a winner! It gives the prefect amount of volume, and I find it also helps my hair-do stay throughout the day.

After one try of this stuff, I was hooked.

Eventually, I used up my first can of this dry shampoo, and went back to the store for more but couldn’t find it anywhere! One of the employees told me they were discontinuing it. WHAT?!? Nooooooo. Just when I found one that I really liked! …Turns out that was totally not true… which I didn’t find out until after buying basically a lifetime supply of the stuff when I found it at another store…. oh well, I’ll use it up, believe me!

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I have been using this False Lashes MAC mascara since my wedding, about 2 years ago. Originally I was supposed to have my makeup done by a makeup artist for my wedding, but after the trial, and the girl using red eye shadow on me because it would make my ‘eyes pop’ (no thank you), I went out to the MAC store and picked out a few different items to do my makeup myself. One of those items was this mascara. Ever since then I have stuck with it; I find that it stays really well throughout the day, looks more natural and isn’t clumpy.

My go-to for eyeliner is this Revlon Eye Pen. My skin tends to be on the oily side, and so I find that most other eye liners eventually rub off throughout the day …or they are just really hard to put on in the first place. This ‘marker’ type of eyeliner is really easy to get that perfect line, and this stuff stays where its supposed to on all day.

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Nails.

My husband was shocked when he saw my nail polish collection πŸ™‚ Ha-ha, a girl needs every color in the rainbow right?! Recently I’ve been using Joe nail polish, 1) the price is 3 for $10, you can’t go wrong with that! 2) they have basically every color you could ever want, 3) I find it fades off rather than chips, so it lasts a bit longer on my nails.

There you have it, these are some of my favorite products for hair, eyes, and nails!

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Happy Friday!

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Friday Favorites: My Week According to My Camera Roll

Fridayyyyyyyyyyyy!! YAY for weekends πŸ™‚ They never get old!

Here is my week according to my camera roll. Pictures are always more interesting!

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On the weekend we got together with some friends that were in town, and went out for lunch… and dessert. It was fun to catch up and hear all about their wedding plans. … Then there was this cake. This cake was AMAZING. My husband and I attempted to share… but basically we both were trying to inhale as much of the the icing as possible before the other person. I could have just eaten a bowl of the icing. Seriously it was the best!!

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Between teaching a spin class on the weekend, and going to a bootcamp class, put on my our Church, my workouts looked a bit different than usual this week but super fun. Its nice to have a change!

The weather has been beautiful… for winter. So we took advantage of the slight warmth and went for a walk one evening. Going for walks is one of my favorite things, I’m looking forward to the summer and the nice warm evenings we will have!

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I have been eating my fair share of nuts and fruits and these bars, which are made of dates, nuts, and other yummy healthy things! We’ve been doing our best to have more fruits and veggies in our meals, and make healthy choices when it comes to snacks… but of course we still have treats here and there πŸ™‚

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And last but not least, I have been flipping through cookbooks and looking through pinterest for great Valentine’s treats!! There are too many good options to choose from! Get ready for some more Valentine’s Day posts in these next few weeks πŸ™‚

Happy Friday!

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Friday Favorites: Bring on the Christmas Treats!

I’m ready for Christmas themed everything!!

One of my favorite things to keep an eye out for are new or different Holiday treats πŸ™‚

This Friday Favorites features two of my new favorite Christmas themed treats!

  1. Candy Cane Oreos

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I love a good peppermint chocolate combinations! These oreos kind of taste like those peppermint chocolate girl guide cookies. Yum! Nothing tastes more like Christmas than peppermint and Chocolate!

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2. Holidrizzle Boom Chicka Pop Popcorn

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This brand of popcorn is my favorite to start off with… then add a Christmas favor spin, I don’t think it could get any better!! There are two holiday flavors, Dark Chocolatier Sea Salt and White Chocolate & Peppermint. Both are AMAZING!

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These are the treats I’ll be munching on as I count downΒ  the days!! 35!!

Happy Friday!

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Friday Favorites: Coffee Dates, Nutella Cookies, Bruschetta and More!!

Friday! Friday! Friday!

It has been a busy week, but lots of fun!!

Here are a few favorites from my week:


Cute cafe and a coffee date with a friend.

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This place is super cute with amazing baked goodies, perfect for a hot cup of coffee and some catch-up time with a friend!


These obviously make the favorites list!! Nutella Cookies.

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These are AMAZING!!! Perfectly soft and chewy… so of course I doubled the batch and have a bag of the dough in the freezer for my next cookie craving πŸ™‚ I’ll be posting this recipe in the week.


The last favorite of my week is our dinner tonight!

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Some finger foods, spinach dip, bruschetta, cheese, veggies, and quality time with my husband. Great way to end the week!!

Happy Friday!!!!

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