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

Christmas Traditions

Hello lovely readers!!

Once December comes around that means Christmas time. An with Christmas comes traditions. Each year since I can remember my family and I would do all of these things. But things have changed since then since were older.

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Every year on December 1st I would get so excited because that meant 25 days of Christmas on ABC Family. Like a week or so before they would release the schedule and as soon as it was out I was writing it down. If their was a certain movie that I loved watching and wanted to see I would circle or highlight it so I knew. And even if I watched it already I would watch it again. Now that I don’t have cable I can’t watch it, but most of the movies I watched I have bought and can watch whenever I want.

With Christmas comes lights. Each year around Thanksgiving the zoo close to me decorates almost all the trees in the zoo and sets up a whole light show in the pond in the center of the zoo. Almost each year I have gone with friends and we would get many pictures. Now I go with Bradley and sometimes other friends. I love seeing all the lights and its so pretty.

Every year since I can remember my sister and I would get to open one gift on Christmas Eve and every year it would be a pair of new PJ’s. We would get a new pair each year to wear  to bed that night so when we came down on Christmas morning we would look nice. As we got older my mom has kept that tradition and look forward to it each year. Starting about 5 years ago or so after putting on our new PJ’s, my mom, sister, Bradley, a guy Emily was dating and I would get in the car and go downtown and look at all the lights.

When I was younger we would go to church but instead of just sitting through the service my sister and I would participate in the Christmas pageant. Then for a while we went to the midnight service, but now we go to the 1 o clock service in the chapel.

Ever since I started dating Bradley we have gone over to his house on Christmas Eve and celebrate Christmas with his parent, uncle and grandma. We eat dinner and then exchange gifts with everyone. Since we celebrate with my mom in the morning and both his sides on Christmas, Christmas Eve was the best time. It’s always fun though because we go to church at 1 with my family. Then go to my grandma’s and have cookies and exchange gifts with her neighbor. And then at dinner time we go over and after we come back and open PJ’s and go look at lights.

I loved having traditions when I was younger and keeping them going now that I am older. Once Bradley and I get married and start a family I can’t wait to start our own traditions and keep some of the old traditions as well. I hope you enjoyed this post and share your own Christmas traditions if you would like. And look for another post coming soon.

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In 10 years I hope to be…

Hello lovely readers!

I hope everyone had a great Monday! I am glad today is over. One day down, four to go. Today I am going to talk about where I want to be in 10 years and things I want to accomplish over the next 10 years.

In 10 years I hope to/want to be:

-Buy a house with Bradley sometime soon after our wedding or in the process or looking and buying a house soon in Worthington or close and living close to Brandi and Luke as well

-Start having kids and have about 3 or so in the next the next 10 years. Hopefully Bradley and I can start trying a year right after our wedding . I also kinda hope that Brandi and I have kids close in age so they can be best friends or be pregnant at the same time

-Become a stay at home mom, become a nanny so I can stay home with my kids, or get a higher paying job. Being a stay at home would be great because I would get to see our kids grow up and never miss those special moments. And if Brandi and I lived close to each other and both had kids we can have play dates and spend so much time together

-Buy a brand new car

-Take great vacations with Bradley,my family or/and Bradley and I’s future family

I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me and for Bradley’s future. I know we will have a great one though. I hope you enjoyed this post and look out for my stamp collection which I will be posting on Wednesday.

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Fall Inspiration from Pinterest

Hello lovely readers!

As of yesterday it is officially fall! I was planning on posting this yesterday, but I have been sick since Wednesday. I started working in a new building and room last week and I came home on Tuesday with a sore throat. Then on Wednesday I still had the sore throat and by the end of the day I had a fever of 100.2. I had a fever yesterday as well and did not feel up to writing yesterday. But I am feeling much better today, I  have not had a fever, just a runny nose and cough.

Anyway I love fall! I love the cool weather, which means sweatshirts, scarfs and hot drinks like apple cider and hot chocolate. It also means the leaves will start changing color and falling, and that means Bradley and I will be close to taking our engagement pictures. But for todays post I wanted to do like a little inspiration of things related to fall from Pinterest. I will show you some cute decor or DIY projects you could do that would be cute around the house, clothes I would love to wear, drinks that would be great to make and anything else related to fall.

DECOR/DIY PROJECTS 

Wine cork pumpkin

Mason jar

Glitter leaf garland

Cinnamon scented pinecones

CUTE FALL OUTFITS

FALL DRINKS

Slow cooker caramel apple cider

Copycat Starbucks salted caramel hot chocolate

Apple cider floats

Caramel apple sangria

Apple cider punch

These are just a few of the things that inspired me to do this post and a look into what I love about fall; What I would love to make, what I would love to wear and drinks I love and want to make. Let me know of things you love about fall. Also I’ll leave you with these as well. I hope you enjoyed todays posts and I’ll see you back here with another post soon, which I am pretty sure is my September favorites.

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