Sunday, October 14, 2018

:: Birthday Week ::

Gosh, this year is flying and here we are mid-way through October. This week marks birthday week for me. October 18th. I have had a jam-packed year and a very full- very blessed year 30. I always like to sit back and reflect on the past year, and where things stand as my birthday nears. Sometimes that can bring a sense of "what am I doing, have I done enough, is my life being lived to the fullest" sort of feeling. Can you relate?

This morning I sat on my front porch rocking chair with a cup of coffee & my journal. I soaked in the brisk Fall morning & views + sounds of the farm. I sat and wrote about all this year has brought and I'm left feeling very blessed, happy & content. When people ask me about all of my life changes  - how does moving back to a farm feel? - how does married life feel? - how does the new job feel? -- my answer is always, "you know, it all just feels right."It sounds hokey, but it's true. It all feels right and like it's where I was always supposed to end up.

I wasn't sure how adapting would go - to life back in the country and starting a job mere miles away - which meant no more office next to a Trader Joe's, Target, Home Goods, Whole Foods, Nordstorm, mall, etc. Seriously my old office was so close to so much. And my home had Starbucks right down the road. Now I drive 20 mins to get to a Wal-Mart or local coffee shop and on my route to work I only pass farms and a Dollar General. It's different, but not in a bad way, and I'm adapting just fine. I love days or evenings home on the farm with my husband.

I'm kicking off birthday week with a cozy Fall day at home. We had plans to go to a local picnic, but now I'm in homebody mode and want to stay around the house all day. Candles are burning. I'm going to bake some of those 3 ingredient pumpkin cookies and start a hamburger soup in the crockpot. There is plenty to do around here to keep me busy all day - I plan to order wedding thank you's and keep organizing and unpacking. We still have boxes from my move & wedding gifts to unpack and find homes for. We bought the last pieces of furniture we want/need for our space yesterday from Bob's Discount Store & we get to pick them up this week. I'm eager to keep making this shouse a home. It's really becoming quite cozy.

// For more introspective posts, you can check out my post from last year of 10 things I learned in my 20's.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

September Update

Hey folks.
It's been so long! Life is going really, really good over here. It's been a bit since I've made time for this space and I miss writing here. I have sooo much I want to log here..most importantly, all things wedding. So much great stuff I want to share. I also want to get my re-brand in motion as this name is no longer fitting for my life back on the farm. All in time. For now, I'm popping in to share a bit of what I have been up to post-wedding. Just a quick post for now.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018



we did it.
we are married & honeymoon-ed and back to reality
and you know what? it all feels really good
I loved our day, the memories made, seeing our details come together, us two becoming a family, celebrating with all of our favorite people - it was all the BEST

I'll share more here and on Instagram as I settle back into a rhythm. You can see our photographer's sneak peek album here.


Friday, August 10, 2018

Friday Best - 8 Days!

e i g h t  days until we get hitched! Can you believe that? We knew our engagement would zoom by as it was only a 8 month period of time & it sure did. We are so glad we did a short engagement though. We accomplished so much in the past 8 months - wedding wise & generally. We are in the home stretch and couldn't be more excited!

This weekend I'm going to hit a 90-min Orange Theory class (wish me luck), we are celebrating one last date night as fiances and then we are having family up on Sunday to have a little wedding work day + bbq. Packing up all the decor, talking game plans, and grilling burgers. Life is full of many blessings right now.

A few extra bests for the week, keeping it short & sweet --

Friday, August 3, 2018

Friday Best - First in August

It's here. August. Wedding month!!!
Currently feeling all the emotions - excitement, joy, eager, and nervous, easily overwhelmed, stressed - all of them. As our day nears and everything is starting to come together, I am more excited than anything else. It's definitely a rollercoaster of emotions though - no doubt about that.

It's been a hot minute since I've made time to write a Friday Best post, but I have been missing this space and will be back more regularly post-wedding. Blog re-brand and lots of good content that I've been wanting to share. I did a quick catch up the other day, but since it's the first of the month, let's start with the best plans of the month and some quick peeks at my week. I have a dress fitting tomorrow, we have a family friend's wedding to attend, Sunday I am having a little spa day - facial + massage, and later on me and family are heading to our church picnic.

best August plans
GET MARRIED [8.18.18] / Honeymoon in Jamaica / attend a family friend's wedding / attend our church picnic with family / have a spa day / two days off to prep for the wedding / lots and lots and lots of celebrating

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Quick Catch Up

Hi. Hey. Hello.
I do still exist!
I have soo missed being able to find the time to write in this space. There is so much going on that I want to be logging here in my little piece of the web. But we have so many top priorities right now that I just haven't made the time to sit down and blog. But I will soon!
A few things I've been up to---
- learning at my new job
- adapting back to country living
- attending orange theory
- attending my last bridal shower (full post to come- love is brewing)
- dress fittings
- being in my cousin's wedding
- making lots of wedding decisions/calls, running errands, scheduling appointments + meetings
- designing wedding bands
- wedding diys (beef spice rubs + furniture)
- attending my bachelorette party (full post to come - bride's herd)
- celebrating being one month out from our wedding date
- attending the county fair (with another one to attend this week)

lots of running, but doing lots of fun things amongst all the errands and decisions and to-do's. lots of time with friends, family and my cattleman. it's been a blur of a Summer but we have squeezed in so much goodness and are 25 days out from our wedding!!!! I told the Cattleman that this is my motto for the remainder of wedding planning ---  s i m p l e --

So, I'll be back with some better posts soon, but wanted to pop in and give a brief rambling update on things. Life is so busy, but so good in this season. Cheers, folks!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday Best

Hi guys! It's Friday - for me it's a touch sad because it means my week off in between gigs is up. It's been a good one - I've felt productive and also overwhelmed with all my to-do's. Lots of good hedgeway this week overall and I feel well rested and ready to start a new career path. I can't wait for my close commute and to be able to come home on lunch breaks.

Today is my Mom's birthday and also my future Father-in-Law's birthday - same age, same day, same hospital. Both of our Grandma's shared the same room when they had them - wild, yes? This weekend the Cattleman has his bachelor party on Saturday and I have my final wedding shower on Sunday. This one is thrown by my Bridesmaids and Family - looking forward to it! I'll be sure to take my good camera along and snag ample pictures.