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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We’re Engaged!!!!ย 

My New Year started off with an engagement!!!! I’m beyond happy & blessed to be marrying my other half! Hope you had a wonderful New Year’s Eve!!!


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Awestruck Over Adele!

Unless you’ve been in hiding, you’ve probably heard that Adele has been breaking some major music records. I’ll be the first to admit that I have not purchased an Adele record in the past. While I like her songs that were popular radio hits, I’ve just never paid that much attention to her. But with her new album 25, I just can’t stop listening! She really has an amazing voice, but also a sweet personality.

One of my favorite songs on the album is ‘When We Were Young.’

The version above is beyond amazing!

I tried to get tickets to her U.S. tour. Sadly, they sold out too quickly. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Were you lucky enough to get Adele tickets? Comment below!

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Tuesday Inspiration!

Happy Tuesday, everyone!

Here are some photos of Marilyn Monroe that I thought were so pretty! These were taken the last year of her life. I always had a fondness for this era in her life. Her style was drifting from the glamour of the forties & fifties, to a more modern sixties take. The outfits she started to wear around this time always remind me of my Great Nan. I think she looks lovely, & I wish we could have seen Marilyn throughout the other decades. She would have been a show stopper!

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Happy Birthday, Princess Diana!

โ€œCarry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.โ€ -Princess Diana

Princess Diana was such a beautiful woman, both inside & out. Even years after her untimely death, she is remembered for her wonderful heart. I truly believe she would be so proud of her two boys. Especially William with his choice of wife. And of course she would be in love with her grandchildren.

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Happy Birthday, Princess Diana!

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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Part 2 Review!

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The second part of The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe aired Sunday on Lifetime. Once again, Kelli Garner dazzled as she beautifully portrayed Marilyn Monroe.

First, the subway grate scene from the Seven Year Itch was fantastic! A few shots of Kelli were uncanny in her resemblance of Marilyn.

Second, the wardrobe was spot on! I couldn’t get over the detail that went into the costumes for this movie. Even small details, such as jewelry or shoes were meticulously done.

I thought the story was told fairly accurately. Considering the last few monthsย ofย Marilyn’s life is shrouded in mystery, the ending was very well done. I won’t spoil it, but I thought it was touching. My only qualms are that I wanted more! I wish the Mr. President scene was longer, & that her marriages were shown, mostly for the costumes ;).

Lifetime surprised me with this film. It was very well done, & I would love to own it on DVD!

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(P.S. The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe is airing on Lifetime tonight & tomorrow.)

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What did you think of The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe? Comment below!

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The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe: Part 1 Review!

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Last night was the premiere of the Lifetime Two-Part Movie of The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe. The story focuses on the transformation of Norma Jeane to Marilyn Monroe, while bringing about the unknown story of Marilyn’s mother Gladys’ mental illness.

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Susan Sarandon’s daughter plays a young Gladys. (Gladys pictured on the right in the right picture.)

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First, let me say that Kelli Garner is enchanting! She portrays Marilyn so well! Kelli has Marilyn’s waif-y, sweet voice down perfectly. As far as looks, I’m very convinced! While no one can look exactly like Marilyn, Kelli has the essence needed to portray Marilyn’s beauty & vulnerability.

Second, the costumes, hair, & makeup! I never put a lot of stock into Lifetime movies. Let’s be honest. Many times they are inaccurate, as well as poorly made. But The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe has so many nicely done scenes! Everything seems so accurate & real! I mean, the pictures speak for themselves!

I amย beyond impressed with this movie so far! The second part airs tonight at 8pm. Let me know if you plan on tuning in!

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