April showers bring May flowers

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As an adult, I have started to really enjoy flowers. For years, I didn’t get why people wanted flowers and didn’t really care for the smell. Now, though, I like having something pretty to look at or that fresh smell of flowers. I’m not quite the enthusiast where I can tell you what types grow at certain times of the year or even what my favorite flowers are, but I enjoy them none the less! Bring on the beautiful flowers!

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What is your favorite flower?

Mean Girls Anniversary….So FETCH!

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10 Years! Do you feel old yet?…I DO! I still love this movie as much as I did the first time I saw it! Tina Fey is a comedic genius (and so FETCH!), and this film will forever make me giggle! It is one of my most quote-able movies. If you need me, I’ll be on the couch wearing pink while watching Mean Girls on TV!

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Hippity Hoppity

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The Easter bunny made a visit to my family, and BOY, was he/she good to us! Plenty of egg dyeing, egg hunting, and family togetherness. One of the reasons I really enjoy Easter at my parents’ house, outside of the obvious reasons for the holiday, is because my Mom does an awesome egg hunt for the adult children along with a kids hunt. The kids one is pretty much your standard egg hunt, but the adult one is kicked up a notch. She hides the eggs (with money or gift cards inside), writes poems including hints to the locations of your eggs, and then you search! The hiding spots get crazier with every passing year! Under water, in trees, under ground, and attached to an animal! It is so much fun, and I will definitely keep this tradition going when I am older!

ImageImageImageImage Shout out to Pinterest for the free Easter bunny printables! The kids, ahem, and I loved them!

Do you have any Easter traditions that are different from the norm?

One of a Kind Wedding Shoes

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These were my wedding shoes! I am so proud of them since I made them. I bought some sling-back heels (no brand in particular), bought stones and jewelry from various places, and got craft glue from home depot. Not all the jewelry used was bought. Some of the pieces belonged to my aunt, who died young, and was still a part of the big day. It took weeks for me to break down jewelry and design the placement on the heels. The time was so worth it! They turned out beautifully and I received so many compliments. It was so nice to have something one-of-a-kind on a special day like that. I enjoyed making them, so if you are interested in some shoes like this or have questions on how to make your own, just let me know!

Threw Some Z’s On That Name

Sorry I kind of checked out for the past month! I just got married on April 12, and was in wedding planning overload for the past month or so. I’m back now, and have a few pictures to share from the occasion. Of course, there will be tons later, but here are just a few. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImageImage

We had our rehearsal dinner at Maggiano’s, and it was spectacular. We rented out the upstairs including the balcony. We dined on crab cakes, zucchini frites, filets, chicken saltimbocca, shrimp and crab cannelloni, spaghetti, various salads, and an entire dessert table with 7 different desserts. The cocktails and wine were freely flowing as well. It really was a wonderful start to an amazing weekend. I’m still so in love with my rehearsal dinner dress. I think that is partly because it is something I would normally never go for. I’m not really a monochromatic dresser. I LOVE COLOR. It’s just such a classic dress that commanded attention. The dress is made by Calvin Klein, and the back draped like the front, making it very stunning! I opted to wear my hair up to showcase the neck/back line, and I was wearing my hair down the next day.

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I am so excited to start my new life at the back of the alphabet (my new last name starts with a Z). Everything went so well, and I appreciate everyone who helped make it possible, especially my parents. More details from the wedding to come, but I just wanted to post a little something and check back in to my blogging world!