Friday, September 29, 2017

Eight More Days!

I get married in 8 short days! It's finally hitting me that it's really happening. I even had my first wedding meltdown earlier this week. Luckily, everything got sorted out and as long as the rain holds off next Saturday, everything should be perfect!

I expect the next 8 days to be completely hectic so I probably won't have any more blog posts until we return from our honeymoon. I'm going to do my best to post about all of the details this fall though! In the meantime, check out our hashtag #ohhappyhaines for some pictures of all the festivities.

Cheers to new beginnings!


Emily Ann

Monday, September 25, 2017

My Bachelorette Party:: Lake of the Ozarks

My gals did such an AMAZING job planning a fun bachelorette party for me! We rented a condo and boat at the Lake of the Ozarks a couple of weekends ago and had so much fun! Every little detail was absolutely perfect and I had the best time with all of my favorite girlfriends.

Here's a breakdown of our weekend (fair warning - I'm about to share A LOT of pictures!):

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Last Birthday in my 20s

Last Friday was my 29th birthday! With all the wedding festivities (and expenses) we kept the celebration pretty low key. I had a few sweet surprises from my friends and co-workers, Michael took me to play golf and to dinner, then we capped the night off with a side-by-side ride and hanging out with friends. It was a fun start to my 29th year and to the holiday weekend. I'm one pretty lucky gal.


Emily Ann

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

She Shed Update

Last week, I posted about the she shed that my dad is making for my mom in the front half of one of his new sheds on the farm. The room is coming together so quickly and man is it cool! Seriously, how cute is this little shed? It sure is setting the bar high for all future she sheds!

I wanted to post an update because he finished the light he was making out of an old hay lift and I am obsessed with how it turned out! Mom said that he didn't make it exactly the way she envisioned but thinks it looks awesome, and I definitely agree. Between the two of them, they are bringing some pretty amazing ideas to life.

I still think they need a little shop to sell some of their neat little projects. Between mom's crafts and dad's wood working and carpentry skills, I think they'd have a lot of success! Stay tuned for more projects from the Scott Farm.


Emily Ann

Friday, September 1, 2017

Bridal Shower Recommendations

Now that I've attended three, yes THREE bridal showers, I feel like a professional. Since our families live a couple hours apart and my friends are all over the place, it just made sense to have separate bridal showers so that nobody had to travel hours to attend. Initially this felt selfish, but now that they are all over, I am so glad we took this route over one large shower. Each one felt intimate and I really got to enjoy every single person who attended. I left each shower feeling so loved and thankful for the wonderful women in my life. Here are a few of my recommendations based on my shower experiences:

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Gavin's 4th Birthday Party

Last Sunday, Michael and I attended my nephew's 4th birthday party. I can't believe he is already 4 years old! Time sure does fly. He had the best time hanging out with his friends, eating pizza, and opening gifts.

I love how good of a big brother he is to Garett. He's so sweet and always looking out for him. Garett sure is sweet, too. He's always down for a good snuggle! The amount of love I have for both of these boys is indescribable. I know they love their Aunt E, too. :)


Emily Ann


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wedding Registries

Michael and I live in a very small farmhouse which doesn't have a ton cabinet or storage space so we had to be pretty selective when it came to registering for wedding gifts. Since we have both lived on our own for several years now, we have already accumulated a lot of the traditional wedding gift items such as pots/pans and kitchen utensils. Ultimately, we did decide to go ahead an register for a few nicer kitchen supplies as well as some decor and yard games (we love yard games!). Below are a few of our favorite and most useful gifts that were given to us at bridal showers.


Emily Ann

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Mom's She Shed

My Dad is a carpenter by trade and recently built a shed for his tractor. He was nice enough to incorporate a "she shed" for my mom in the front half of it. She always has projects that she's working on and wanted a designated space for the clutter that comes along with all of the crafts.

I'm so impressed with how it's coming a long! He lined all the walls with tin, made the coolest barn doors out of old tin and wood from the smoke house he recently tore down, and is currently working on making a hanging light from an old hay trolley. It's still a work in progress but here's a peek inside:

We're going to use this space for the cake and gifts at the wedding and I cannot wait to see how awesome it is going to look!


Emily Ann

Monday, August 28, 2017


A couple weeks ago, a group of eight of us went to the Lake of the Ozarks for our second annual couples weekend! Six of us went last year and had so much fun that we decided it needed to be an annual trip. This year we added a couple more friends, and many more laughs!

After work, four of us hopped in the car and off to the Lake we went. Once we got there, we checked into our condo and then went to grab some dinner at Frankie and Louie's. After the rest of the group arrived, we ended our evening on the condo patio sipping a couple drinks, playing games, and enjoying each other's company.