Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Wedding Update:: Part III

Hi there! It's been a while, but I wanted to pop back in to share some wedding updates. So here we go:

We met with the florist and I have picked out all the flowers for the wedding! We decided to only get real flowers for the wedding party and then my mom is going to make our center pieces and decor on her own. Hopefully we can save a little money this way. Here's my inspiration picture!

Our bridesmaid dresses came in and I am in LOVE with them! I was slightly nervous about the color since I only saw

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Sister Trip to San Francisco

Last week my sister and I packed up and headed to San Francisco for our second sister trip. About a year and a half ago, we went to Washington D.C. together and explored the city and visited with our cousin. We had such a great time together that we vowed to go on sister trips as often as we could. Dani has always wanted to visit Alcatraz, so we decided San Francisco was the perfect destination for us to continue the tradition. We were only

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May Lineup

  • VIP Day 
    • My nephew got to pick one person to bring to his VIP day at school, and he picked me! Of course, I couldn't say no to that so I took the day off work to spend with him. We'll get to have breakfast at his school and do some fun crafts together. I'm really looking forward to it!
  • Engaged Encounter
    • This is one of the final tasks Michael and I have to complete before getting married in the Catholic Church. We will be spending a weekend with other couples who are also preparing to get married in the Catholic faith in hopes of strengthening our relationship and core values. While I'm not necessarily looking forward to an entire weekend of presentations, I know it will be a good experience for us in the end. 
  • Eric Church
    • A couple girlfriends and I will be heading to see Eric Church in St. Louis and I am so excited! Not only do I love a good country concert, but I am also really looking forward to seeing Eric live for the first time. I've heard he's one hell of a performer!
  • Mother's Day
    • I hope to head to my hometown to spend Mother's Day with my momma and sister. I can't get enough family time these days!

Emily Ann

Monday, April 10, 2017

April Lineup

A little late here, but April is shaping up to be a pretty awesome month! Here's what I've been up to and a peek at my upcoming weeks:
  • #MuddMadness 
    • As I mentioned last week, one of my best gal pals got married on April Fool's Day and it was so perfect! We had the best time. You can see some pictures and read more about it here
  • Easter
    • Michael and I plan to head to my parent's house this Saturday to spend the day with them and my sister, brother-in-law, and nephews. The weather is looking beautiful, so I hope we get to do lots of Easter egg hunting with my nephews. Sunday, we plan to spend the day with Michael's family. Doesn't get much better than a weekend full of family!
  • San Francisco
    • My sister and I will be heading to San Francisco later this month for our 2nd Sister's Trip! Back in late 2015, we took our first sister's trip to Washington D.C. and had so much fun that we decided to make it a tradition! Visiting Alcatraz has always been on my sister's bucket list, so we decided San Francisco would be the perfect place to visit next. I can't wait for some quality sister time!


Emily Ann

Friday, April 7, 2017


I booked our honeymoon this past weekend!! In exactly SIX months, I get to marry my very best friend! I seriously cannot wait for October to get here. Shortly after, we will be heading to Negril, Jamaica for our honeymoon!

We decided to make it more of a "friendsmoon" and invite two of our best couple friends to come along with us. It took me a little while to come around on this idea, but now that I have, I can hardly contain my excitement! Michael and I have done the solo beach trip before, but haven't had the opportunity to go on an all-inclusive group trip with our best friends. There isn't anyone better to help us celebrate and I'm sure it will be an epic trip!

Is it October yet?!


Emily Ann

Monday, April 3, 2017

An April Fool's Day Wedding:: #MuddMadness

Just a bride and her maids.

Michael and I were lucky enough to spend this past weekend celebrating the marriage of two of our very best friends. Emily and Bradley finally tied the knot on Saturday and their big day was SO perfect! I couldn't be more

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Weekend Recap:: Save Our Date

We mailed the Save our Dates this weekend! Since Michael was in Las Vegas last weekend, Mom came up to stay with me on Saturday and we had a productive and fun couple of days! We spent Saturday afternoon stuffing and addressing envelopes and were able to get all but maybe 5-10 of the Save our Dates in the mail. We are a bit

Monday, March 27, 2017

Cake Inspiration

Instead of having one big cake for our wedding, we have decided on several small cakes with different styles and sizes of cake stands. I recently purchased some stands from the Magnolia Homes line that I absolutely LOVE and think will make a good addition to our collection. Here are a few inspiration pictures of the look we are going for (only cakes though, no cupcakes, cookies, etc.):

Friday, March 24, 2017

2017 Weekly Bits:: III

Found:: Wedding party inspiration ^^
  • The dresses my bridesmaids will be wearing is a color called bordeaux (it's a burgundy) and I am wanting the guys to wear navy suits. I have been on the hunt for some Pinterest inspiration and

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

March Lineup

While I know I'm late posting this one, I want to get back to sharing my monthly activities, so here is what I have had going on so far this month as well as what I am looking forward to in the upcoming weekends.
  • Bridesmaid Dress Shopping
    • A couple weeks ago my girls and I went bridesmaid dress shopping and found the PERFECT

Monday, March 13, 2017

Weekend Recap:: Mom's Birthday

Loved these barn doors!

This past weekend I went to my hometown to spend some time with the family. The previous weekend was my Mom's birthday, and since I didn't get any quality one on one time with her then, I made sure to spend a lot

Friday, March 10, 2017

Bridesmaid Dress Shopping

This past weekend was absolutely perfect and I felt so much love from my friends and family. All of my bridesmaids

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Colorado Ski Trip

Well, I officially made it back from our ski trip in one piece. Barely. One thing I learned is that skiing is really not my thing. Like, at all. I actually hated it, which really surprised me because it was something I've been wanting to try

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Random Wedding Thoughts

  • Day-of timeline
    • Figuring out the day-of timeline is actually very stressful! Originally, I had hoped to do first-look pictures and get all of the pictures out of the way before the ceremony, but after

Sunday, February 19, 2017

2015 Photo Book

Back/Front Cover
Since I recently shared with you my 2016 photo book, I thought I'd share my 2015 one as well. For being my first

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Handy Man Dad

Obsessed with my picnic table!
Growing up, my dad could always fix everything. He was a full-time carpenter by trade, but his talents went way beyond just building things. If anything was broken around the house, he could fix it. If something was wrong with my car, he knew what it was (he even remodeled 1969 Camaro!). He somehow even found time to manage H&S

Monday, February 13, 2017

Wedding Update:: Part II

Last week I posted about everything that I have completed so far in the wedding planning process and boy was it a lot! Today, I'm sharing a list of incomplete items that are currently a work in progress. I'm sure there are a million other things that I forgot or haven't even thought about yet, but I'll keep you updated on those things as they pop

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2016 Photo Book

Back/Front Cover
In 2015 I started making photo books to document all the fun we have throughout the year. I really love looking back at all of our memories and thought I would share with you how my 2016 book turned out! It was such a great

Friday, February 10, 2017

2017 Weekly Bits:: II

Copper Mountain - Colorado

Booked:: Snowmobile and Lift Tickets
  • We leave for our ski trip next Wednesday and I AM SO EXCITED!! This week, we booked our snowmobiling adventure and our lift tickets for our three days of skiing. We are staying in Frisco, CO

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Wedding Update: Part I

Somehow it's already February and our wedding is just 8 short months away! As much as I wish it was sooner, I know it will be here before I know it. My mom and I have been busy bee's when it comes to wedding planning,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

My Bridesmaids

This past fall, Michael and I decided who we would like our bridesmaids and groomsmen to be. We decided to have seven of each (although he easily could have had at least ten). Once we narrowed down the list, I was

Monday, February 6, 2017

Save Our Date

My friend Tom is the most creative person I know, so of course I asked him to design our save the

Friday, January 13, 2017

2017 Weekly Bits: I

Celebrated:: 4th Anniversary
  • Michael and I celebrated our four year anniversary this week. I know our fifth year together is going to be one for the books. I could not be more thankful to be spending forever with such a genuine and

Thursday, January 12, 2017

2017 Goals

Is it just me, or did 2016 just fly by? I am not sure how it's already 2017, but, here we are, and I am not mad about it. This is going to be a GREAT year for me, and I am looking forward to everything that it will bring. I wanted to set a