4.17.2014

What's Your Number?

I've seen this post floating around and I had to join!

1-  Number of hard ciders I had before writing this post (I am writing this the night before...just in case you think I'm drinking cider for breakfast).

478- Days until we say "I do!"

5- Number of finals I have standing between me and Florida

13- Number of countries I've visited

6- Number of months I spent in Australia

6- Number of cities I've lived in during the last 4 years

17- My lucky number.  Actually, April 17th is my lucky day :)

21- Number of years I've known 1 of my Maids of Honor!

1,467,802- My brother's lucky number.  I'm not joking at all.

715- Number of pictures I've posted on my Instagram 

3- Number of times I had braces.

14- Years I studied ballet

7- Number of women I'll have standing by my side on my wedding day!

4- Number of times I listened to "All of Me" yesterday.  Usually I think romantic ballads are boring by oh my it's so beautiful.  I need to have it in my wedding somehow!


1-
 love of my life. :)



4.16.2014

I Can't Believe...

...how relieved I am now that my workshop is over!  The little kiddos were great and one little girl even told me she was going to eat a banana for a snack when she got home! I have 5 final exams, but this workshop was the biggest thing having over my head.  I feel like it's smooth sailing to Florida now!

...Nordstrom's denim sale!  If you need new jeans run, don't walk, to your nearest Nordstrom (or go online like me).  I have a confession.  I have only 1 pair of blue denim jeans...and they're so old I need to shrink them before wearing them every single time.  I have known I need new jeans for awhile, but have been resisting since good jeans are pricey and I'd rather buy fun things.  Or pay my bills.   Well wham bam thank you ma'am I bought 4 pair last night!  I'm talking all around $30. Oh, how I love Nordstrom.

...It snowed yesterday.  That's all I have to say about that.

... I put in my 3 weeks at my job this weekend, and now my move seems real!  At least, I tried to give my notice.  my 2 managers refused to take it twice, so I left a note for my GM who has been out for a few days.  They threatened to throw it away, but I hope they didn't!  As much as I appreciate the love, I don't think my GM will be happy if I leave and he hasn't realized I gave notice. ;)

...I'll be in Puerto Rico celebrating my 25th birthday in less than a month!

...ummm.  I can't believe I'm about to turn 25. Whoa there.

...how strong my cravings can be.  Alexa and I were chatting yesterday and she introduced me to the idea of spreading the chocolate coconut peanut butter we both adore onto a waffle and then topping with bananas and strawberries for breakfast.  Is it breakfast?  Is it dessert?  Is it heaven?  I think it's all 3!

...One of the videographers my photographer recommended charges from $7,000-10,000.  But don't worry, he will do a 5 minute highlight for only $6,000!  My heart literally stopped.  However, his work is literally incredible.  Definitely not in our budget...but it could probably win an Oscar.

...I have Saturday and Sunday off this week!  This is the second weekend in a row I've gotten off without requesting it.  I'm not asking any questions...just enjoying. :)


What can't you believe?

4.15.2014

3 Things That Will NOT Help Your Baby Fever

Dom and I are still 480 days away from getting married, but my baby fever is on overdrive.  I have pretty much had baby fever my entire life so this is no surprise...but I think this big sparkler on my finger makes it worse!  Unfortunately, this week I discovered 3 things that have not helped my baby fever whatsoever.

1.

Today I'm teaching a nutrition workshop to a group of pre-schoolers!  I'm actually kind of nervous, since I've never dealt with 10 little munchkins at once, but I have a feeling once I see those little squishy faces I'll want to steal one (I promise I won't)

2.
Pinterest. 
 The home of everything wonderful and wildly depressing.
Why are there so many adorable onsies, baby girl dresses, and little boy hats?  Just a 2 minute scroll through Pinterest makes me want to reproduce STAT.
Then I remember the amount of medical school debt we will have and suddenly a plant is just fine.

3. 

This delicious Scentsy Scent, Newborn Nursery.  
Kim sent me this deliciously fresh scent to try and it smells just like a little newborn baby.
(The good parts of a newborn baby, that is.)
We had it on in the window the other night with all our windows open and it was so clean and fresh.  Dom even commented that it smelled like a fresh load of laundry.  
If you aren't into really intense floral or fruity scents, this one is perfect.  
You can grab this scent and other Scentsy products on Kim's Scentsy Consultant site
Now I just want to have a baby so I can burn this in the nursery. ;)
* Although I was sent the Scentsy and scent to review, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

4.14.2014

A Hint of Florida

I know everyone and their mother is going to be posting about the gorgeous weather we all had this weekend, but I just can't contain my excitement!
We had the windows open all weekend and the fresh air was so heavenly.  
On Saturday we sat on our little back porch for a little bit and took in as much Vitamin D as possible. I swear my skin didn't remember what that big ball of fire was. ;)

After we went back inside and had an extremely rare lazy day.  Dom ran through flashcards while watching the Masters and I flipped between Cosmo and one of my new blogging books.
What really struck me was how much less stressed and happy both Dom and I were all weekend.
Having the sunshine and fresh air was such a reminder of life in Florida, and it made us even more excited to get there.  The hard ciders and red wine my parents brought helped with the relaxation too!


You know that feeling of that first really warm day of Spring?  That's the kind of excitement we had everyday living down south.  It's so happy, warm, and relaxing, and really compliments both of our personalities.
I know I harp on it a lot, but it's just so nice to finally know where you belong, and it's hard to think about anything other than the countdown to our move!

How did you enjoy the nice weather??

4.11.2014

5 Friday Happies + JACK ROGERS & MARLEY LILLY GIVEAWAY

1.
You know if I'm posting a selfie that I mean business.  Well I was seriously way too excited about the fact that the sun was actually shining and the weather hit 50 degrees!  My Florida resident self is ashamed that now 50+ degrees feels like Spring...but here in PA we'll take what we can get!

2.
Someone left this on my windshield last night at work!  I got out around 10:30 feeling depressed that due to some poor planning I was going to have to work a 10 hour shift today instead of 6 (while my parents are in town for only a few days) and found this!  I don't know who it's from but it had me smiling the whole way home. :)

3.
Do y'all follow Sarah from Classy Girls Wear Pearls and Kiel James Patrick (@kjp) on Instagram?  If you aren't you are seriously missing out.  Their feeds are pure preppy perfection and I almost made Dom drive off the road when I saw this picture.  They epitomise living colorfully and are both Dom and my style inspiration.  I literally can't decide which to do first...buy that dress or buy Dom that blazer?  Tough choices here. ;)

 4.
Yay!  There's nothing quite like sitting in bed scrolling through Pinterest with your fiancĂ© looking for recipes and seeing your name!  That happened last night when I discovered I won a contest from Petal Boutique.  I recently discovered this shop and bought my 25th birthday dress from them!  Their dresses and other clothes are so cute, and now I love them even more! :)

5.
Saving the absolute best for last...
Jack Rogers contacted me earlier this week for help spreading the word about a giveaway they're hosting with Marley Lilly.  Together they are giving away a pair of monogrammed Jacks (to die for) and a Marley Lilly monogrammed hat and tote!  I'm a huge fan of both brands and know this is a giveaway you don't want to miss!
Click here to enter!

Happy Friday!  

4.10.2014

Currently Coveting


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I had to end with my favorite Lilly print, You Gotta Regatta! :)
With the weather finally getting warmer my need to break out the bright colors is darn near killing me.  I'm still holding off on the white until Easter, but you all know I want to be as bright as possible the rest of the year!  These looks have all caught my eye the past few weeks and have me yearning for the sunshine and the beach.  I move to Sarasota in exactly 45 days and you bet I'm leaving all my dark clothes behind.  There's only one way to live down there...and that's colorfully. ;)


What are you coveting most this spring?



4.09.2014

{Recipe} 2 Minute Mug Cake!


WARNING:  There is nothing healthy about this mug cake.  I do have some recipes for healthy options...but I keep eating them before I take a good picture, so you'll have to wait for those! ;)

This is the perfect dessert if you need to curb your sweet tooth (or you're craving cake and don't want to make a whole one)!

It's quick, easy, and soooo delicious.  I think I might just go make one now!

Chocolate Mug Cake
Ingredients:
1/4 c flour
5 T sugar
2 t unsweetened cocoa powder
1 egg
3 T milk
3 T vegetable oil
Dash of vanilla extract and pinch of salt

Directions
Mix ingredients in a large mug until blended.  Microwave for 2 minutes. 


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