New Year, New Me!

Happy New Year, everyone!

A lot happened in 2017 that I’m so thankful for. We got a puppy named Bear who brings us so much joy! We have started saving up for a future house. And as trivial as it may sound, I think I’ve found an acne routine that is helping with my hormonal acne.

With that said, I thought I’d share some resolutions that I want to bring into 2018. Some are the typical yearly resolutions, but others are a bit more personal for me.

  1. Less sugar & sweets
  2. Get back into blogging
  3. Try to read one book a month
  4. Let go & let God
  5. Don’t be afraid to stand up for myself
  6. Start building a classic & sophisticated wardrobe
  7. Plan our Hawaiian vacation
  8. Get a credit card
  9. Save up at least $5,000
  10. Spend more time with loved ones

Some of these resolutions will be a lot easier than others. I think the key with any new venture is that you remind yourself that any mistake or misstep is just one moment in the grand scheme of things. Stay positive, learn from mistakes, and don’t forget to have fun!

Comment below with your new year resolutions!

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French Toast Recipe!

Happy Sunday, everyone!

Today I thought I’d share a delicious breakfast recipe. Sundays were always a day in my family when we would enjoy a yummy home-made breakfast or brunch. I feel like that is were my love for breakfast comes from. Now, my own traditions include weekend breakfasts. Typically, we eat eggs, but on occasion I enjoy something sweet. Here is an easy and fast French toast recipe that I hope you enjoy!

French Toast Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 8 slices of thick bread-I use my whole grain bread
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (I use organic)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Butter for griddle/pan

Directions

  1. Heat griddle on medium heat. 
  2. Mix together your eggs, milk, vanilla, and salt. 
  3. One slice at a time, gently coat your bread with the mixture on each side. Be careful not to drench the bread. 
  4. Place your coated bread on the griddle. About a minute or two on each side. Press on the center of the bread while toasting to get an even texture. 
  5. Remove from griddle and add butter, powdered sugar, and syrup to taste. Enjoy! 

New Year, New You: Smoothie Recipe & Yoga Video!

Happy New Year, everyone! It’s amazing how with the drop of the ball you can feel like your whole slate is wiped clean! Fresh starts are a great time to reevaluate what things can be changed in your life for the positive.

I started the first day of 2017 with a quick smoothie recipe, yoga video, and some at-home-spa treatments! So refreshing!


Smoothie Recipe:

  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • Yogurt
  • Handful of spinach leaves
  • Dab of honey

Add your ingredients to a blender (I use my Ninja) until smooth. This smothie has a tropical taste thanks to the grapefruit. Just add a tropical umbrella and pretend you’re at the beach!


Here is the yoga video I did this morning as well:

Weight Loss Yoga for Beginners

It’s not too intense, but does give a little bit of strength exercises to make you feel great!

Comment below with your New Year resolutions!

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Memorable Wedding Guest ‘Book!’ย 

When planning our wedding, I always had in the back of my mind ideas for a guest book. I knew I didn’t want to be too traditional, but I also wanted something classic that could stand the test of time. 

After looking through Pinterest and various weddings on the web, I came across the idea of a champagne bottle that your guests sign. This idea was so chic and classic! We ended up purchasing a bottle of Dom Pรฉrignon circa 2006. 


Guests were able to sign both the bottle and the box it came in. Now we have a beautiful display from our wedding. Plus, when our 5oth anniversary comes around we will have some delicious bubbly to toast to! 


Comment below with your unique guest book ideas from your wedding! ๐Ÿ’•

Our Wedding Day!!!

I can’t believe how long it’s been since I’ve posted on here! It’s been a crazy fast two months! We got married, went on our honeymoon, moved, & started our lives as newlyweds. It’s been so wonderful!

I thought I’d share some beautiful pictures from our wedding day. I’m so happy with how they turned out!

Thanks so much to Kyle Weaver Photography!

(Be on the lookout for some wedding posts in the near future!)

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Bridal Shower Festivities!

I’m currently sitting in the airport waiting to get on a flight back home. It’s been a whirlwind week. I got married, went on our honeymoon, and survived a hurricane! Hurricane aside, we had an amazing time!

I thought I’d do a quick post on my bridal shower. It was absolutely beautiful! My family and friends went above and beyond. Enjoy the pictures!

 

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