What I got my bridesmaids!!

Hello lovely readers,

I got married a month ago, but I thought I would still share what I got my bridesmaids. The first thing I got them were these shirts from Etsy, long sleeve men dress shirts with there monogram on it. I got one as well, expect in white. Mine also had my wedding date on one cuff and then “I DO” on the other cuff. We all wore them to when we got our hair done and they were so cute on.

I also got them two Alex & Ani bracelets, one with small blue beads and one with a big clear crystal. They wore them on the big day and they are able to wear them again.

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This was a short one, but I hope you enjoyed it and maybe will give you inspiration if you have to buy gifts for your bridesmaids.

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Coming up on the blog:

-All about our honeymoon 

-What I want in my future dream house

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I’m on a roll…

Hello lovely readers!!

Look at this, another blog post in a week. Today I am here to write an update about how my first few days of schools went and to vent about it. First let me give you a little back story. Last year I was at a middle school, and then about a month into the year my student moved, so I was transferred to an elementary school. They had mentioned to me when I got transferred, that I might have to ride the bus with one of our students whenever she started. This student had been home schooled her first few years of school and was now in 3rd grade and mom was putting her in public school, but she hadn’t sent the paper work in yet. Finally in October mom sent the paper work in and the little girl was going to start. She had seizures or could have them, so she needed someone to ride the bus with her to school, then ride home with her. When I first heard this news I started freaking out, cause I didn’t know what to expect or anything. But I would drive to my school at 6:30 and get there at 7:00, and the bus driver would pick me up from the parking lot. We would then go pick the little girl up and finish the route. At 10:45 (she was only part day since it was her first time at school ever) I would take her home. I had to do this 3 times a week, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. It was pretty annoying since it wasn’t all three days in a row. As the end of the year was coming to an end I was excited because she was moving out of our classroom, and that meant she shouldn’t be my responsibility anymore. Another attendant was going to take it over for me, and I was pumped. I was able to sleep in a little and leave at normal time now finally everyday.

Now fast forward to this year. The first day of school, the day was going great so far. I went on a break, then I came back and my teacher looks at me and says, “I have bad news. G had a seizure over the summer.” OH CRAP!! I knew what that meant, they probably wanted someone to ride the bus with him now. I looked at her and said, “I have to ride the bus with him don’t I?” Sure enough I did. I was pissed and so upset. She told me to that I would have to ride the bus to school with him and home. After hearing the news I felt like I was going to cry. I texted my husband at my lunch and was telling him about it, and I felt like I was going to cry just texting him about it.

Later in the day, I found out I had to ride the bus home with him that day. Then the bus driver would have to bring me back to my car. I was not happy about that. And wait till you hear what the plan was going to be each day. Since we already had one attendant on the bus with the little girl from last year on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, we decided we didn’t need two attendants on the bus in the morning with G. So this lady would drive to the bus garage on Monday’s, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 and get all the kids. She would then drop them off at the school and ride the bus drivers second route that lasted till 8:15, ride back to the garage to get her car, then drive to school. The first day she did this she didn’t get back till 9:00 and we start school at 8:00. Since she was doing three days a week and taking the little girl home at 10:45, I would take G home everyday after school and then do Wednesdays and Fridays.

Oh wait, there’s more. So get this, everyday that I would take him home, I would have to stay on the bus after I dropped G off at 3:00 and ride with the bus driver to pick up his second route, take them all home and then get dropped off at my car. Which he said I wouldn’t get back to my car till about 4:30. No thank you. On Wednesdays and Fridays I would drop my car off at a nearby elementary school close to me at 6:30 and ride the bus to get the kids and stay at school. Then I would take G home and have to ride the bus on the route like I just mentioned. So Wednesdays would be my longest day, since I would be getting up at 5 and not getting home till about 5 that night. My only short day would of been Friday, since the bus drivers second route is before my school. So I would take the kids home, and then get back to the second elementary school by 3:15 and I would get home by 3:20.

I was not happy about any of this after thinking about it more in depth. I would be gone for so long and I liked getting home early. Also it wasn’t fair that I was doing all the afternoons when the first lady was doing just three mornings a week and I was doing two plus the afternoons. I was also crying everyday after school when I got home and hated my job. Finally on Friday I was crying again to my mom, and that’s when she helped me come up with the new plan.

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, the first lady would drive to G’s house and leave her car there. She would then get on the bus with G and get the little girl from last year and the rest of the students. After school she would ride the bus home with just G and then be able to get in her car and drive home. She would also take little girl home at 10:45. I would then do the same thing expect just for G on Wednesdays and Fridays. There are so many good things about this new plan now too.

  1. I will get to leave work by 2:30 now and get home by 2:45 three days a week
  2. I only have to take G to school and home two days a week
  3. I will be closer to home when I leave my car at G’s house

Plus the first lady is taking a class for her school and she wants to finish up, and she should be in about two weeks. Once that is done she said she would probably take the full 5 days and that means I would only have to do 4 days of this. Sorry another plus is that the first lady is leaving in September so they will be hiring someone to fill her spot, so my teacher said we can put in the new persons job description that they take on both G and the little girl, all 5 days. I am pretty pumped now. The plan before was so messed up and didn’t make any sense at all. I am so glad my mom helped me figure this new solution out because I would of been crying everyday I’m sure or dreading work everyday. Tomorrow is my first day of getting to leave at like 2:30 and I am so excited. Then Wednesday will be 1 of the hopefully 4 days I have to ride the bus.

Sorry for such a long post, and I hope that made sense if anyone does happen to read this.

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Coming up on the blog:

-All about our honeymoon 

-What I got my bridesmaids 

-What I want in my future dream house 

 

 

It’s a sad sad day :(

Hello Lovely Readers!!

Did I write any of the posts I plan to write this summer? Nope, I am so bad at this. I feel bad when I don’t post, but no one reads this so I shouldn’t. I really like writing posts thought, I just need to a least try to post at least once a week or a few times a month. I can’t make any promises though. Today though I am here to write about what I did this summer, because starting tomorrow I go back to work. I love my job, don’t get me wrong. After having almost 2 and 1/2 months off of work, its hard to go back. I’m usually fine for the first few months, then after that I am ready for the summer again. I can’t wait for the day, (hopefully) that I can be a stay at home mom and just stay home with my kid(s) all day. I want to be able to watch them grow and see all the milestones and be the best wife and mother ever.

 I’m off topic, so what did I do this summer?

About a week after school was out, I was in my best friends wedding as one of her bridesmaids. I also spent a lot of time making list after list of things I needed to do for my wedding that was in July, and working on wedding crafts. At the beginning of July I went to Clam Lake with my grandma for my surprise bridal shower that my aunts threw me, and to just hang out with the family. It was a lot of fun though. My aunts rented a party bus, and everyone (my mom, aunts, grandma, sister and cousin) went to lunch, then we walked around this cute shopping area. It was so much fun, and I got some great gifts. I got a huge bag of all these different spices from a store up there, small knick knacks for the kitchen (a honey pot, creamer cow, small grater) two cookbooks (one about how to use spices and another one of different recipes you can use the spices I got), different pre made soups or dips, and a box with recipes from my family. I appreciated everything I got. Here are some pictures from that day.

 

 

The rest of the trip was fun as well, I just hung out with my family and hung out by the lake. Here are some pictures from that.

 

 

Once I got back from Clam, I worked on finishing up wedding crafts and just getting ready for the wedding in general. I also had my bachelorette party two days before the wedding.I wasn’t into going out to party, my family and friends and I went to a paint studio and did a canvas painting party and it was so much fun. Here are some pictures of wedding stuff I did and the bachelorette party.

 

 

 

 

Then of course there was my rehearsal, rehearsal dinner, my wedding and then our honeymoon. I will do another post on the honeymoon, on what we did and show you some of the pictures it. I took so many but I will show you my favorite. Once we got back from the honeymoon I just hung out at home, relaxing and getting ready to go back to work. Now its the night before the first day of school and summer went by so fast. I am excited to start this year, but also bummed. I know right? Before I go I’ll show you some of my favorite pictures from the wedding that I got from random people.

 

 

Now its time to go get ready for tomorrow :(. I hope you all had a great summer and I hope you enjoyed this post.

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Coming up on the blog:

-All about our honeymoon

-What I got my bridesmaids

-What I want in my future dream house 

HAULS!!

Hello lovely readers!

Guess who’s back? If you guessed me, you are right! I am sorry I am so bad at this. I have tons of ideas written down and days to write them, but then I got lazy and never wrote them. But I have missed it, like I always say and I am back, hopefully for a longer.

Today I am going to share with you some mini hauls from my birthday and what I have gotten for my honeymoon so far.

This year for my birthday I didn’t really ask for much, but I did ask for things for my honeymoon or just money.  From my fiancé he got my a weekender bag from Vineyard Vines. I was going to use it as my carry on for the plane, but once I got it, it was too big to fit under the seat. I plan to still use it though for small trips and when I go to Clam Lake.

IMG_0097I got the Heritage Patchwork weekender, but now they have the American Cup Heritage Weekender. They are pretty pricy, but they have lots of room and are great quality so it will hold up for a long time.

It wouldn’t be a birthday without getting money as well. With some of my money I planned to buy myself a Fitbit. Instead though my lovely fiancé bought me my Fibit as well. I got the new Alta Fitbit HR in coral. I am loving it and its so much better to count my steps instead of carrying my phone all the time. It’s small to compared to the other ones and perfect for my small wrist.

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Now since I didn’t have to buy my Fitbit, I went to JoAnn’s and bought myself some goodies.

I also plan to buy some things from Blitsy that I have been eyeing for a long time, once I get more money on payday.

Also in 2 months I get married and I have been buying things for my honeymoon. One thing I wanted for sure that I have been eying is the L.L Bean Boat Tote. I have seen many posts on blogs about and how great they are. So I finally bought one in May and I love it. I haven’t used it yet, but I plan to save it and use it as my carry on for the plane or for sure my beach bag.

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I got the large one in navy with long handles. And of course I had to get my new monogram on it. I bought a beach blanket from L.L bean as well that is small enough to carry in my suitcase and easy to pack in my beach bag as well. Its pretty big though when its spread out, and I love to that it has pockets where you can put sand so it won’t blow away.

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I plan to get some cute shirts from Etsy too for Bradley and I, which I will show in a haul once I get them and if I get anything else.

I hope you enjoyed today’s post!!

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Coming up on my blog:

-My Bridal Shower Haul’s

-What I want my dream future house

-What I got my bridesmaids

-What I’m doing this summer

6 Months till the big day

Hello lovely readers!!

I hope you all had a great holiday and a great start to the beginning of 2017. I love that time of year because I’m off work for two weeks. I wish it was always like that lol. Hopefully one day I can be a stay at home wife/mom. As you know Bradley and I are getting married, and as of today we are 6 months (180 days) away from becoming Mr and Mrs. When we first got engaged I thought it would feel like forever to reach the actual day.

But now it feels like it is flying by, and I feel like we still have so much to do. If I look at it though we have a lot of the major decisions made, so now its just getting little things in order. I think the only other major decision we have to do is picking our flowers and ordering them. As well as making sure all the guys get their tuxes. I am so glad though I have my mom here helping me because I feel like I would not be able to do any of this without her.

Also this weekend my mom, my soon to be mother law and cousin in law are going to address save the dates. Once we get those sent out I feel like it will really feel real and then soon we will be addressing actual invites and sending those. I am getting so excited. I keep bugging Bradley about all the things him and I need to do and I’m pretty sure he’s getting annoyed with me. Deep down though I know he’s excited as well. Soon though him and I are going to book our honeymoon and pick our rings out.

I planned to show my engagement pictures after we got them back, but I will just show some of my favorites below. I hope you enjoyed todays post and look out for upcoming ones.

Coming up on the blog:

-What I got for Christmas and in my stocking

-My goals for 2017

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Gift Ideas for the procrastinator

Hello lovely readers!

5 days left and Bradley and I still need to shop as you know from yesterdays post. We are actually going today once Bradley gets off work. With only 5 days left here are some ideas that you can get at stores and a great gift they will be sure to love.

For Her:

For the craft lover:

Cricut Explore Air 2 or Silhouette CAMEO 3

Prismacolor colored pencils

For the makeup lover:

Gel nail kit

Naked palette

For the cooking lover:

KitchenAid Mixer

Gold Measuring cups/Gold Measuring spoons

For the coffee/wine lover:

Keurig

Wine glasses/Wine glasses

For Him:

For the video game lover:

PS4 Pro/Xbox One

PS4 games/Xbox One games

For the tech lover:

Nest Thermostat

GoPro Hero

Most of these are expensive but maybe they already have one of these things, but their are tons of accessories that go with them. Like cartridges for the Cricut, paper pads,ect. Next year (and I hope I am still doing this) I want to try to get these posts done sooner and different price ranges. Good luck if you still need to shop and have a great holiday.

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Stocking Stuffer Ideas for the procrastinator(s)

Hello lovely readers!

There are 6 days left and my fiancé and I still have shopping to do. I know we are not the only ones who put it off. For those of you who still need to shop, then you have stopped by the perfect post. If you do stockings for a special lady or man in your life, here are some last minute ideas for you.

For Her:

For the makeup lover- Nail Polish, Makeup, Face Masks, gift card to ULTA or Sephora

For the crafter- Washi tape, alcohol markers (Copic, Spectrum Niors),  gift card to [JoAnn’s, Michaels,  or Hobby Lobby]

For the book lover- Amazon gift card for Kindle books, Barnes and Noble gift card for Nook books

Other gift card options-Target, Amazon, Starbucks, Home Goods, Fast food restaurants, Barnes and Noble, ect.

Movie, Wallflower plug and refills, kitchen gadgets, Alex and Ani bracelet(s)

For Him:

For the video game lover: GameStop gift card, actual video game they want

His favorite cologne/body spray

Razors

Small Lego Sets

Gift cards-Amazon, Best Buy, The LEGO store, fast food restaurants

I hope these ideas help and your special person loves their stockings this year. Here is also a list of 101 stocking stuffer ideas. Have a great holiday!

Stocking stuffer ideas

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