Thank you for all that you have done for me. This past year alone has included some amazing experiences that were made possible with your help and creative mind. From helping Chris and I plan our wedding and bridal shower to showing up to my store's Grand Opening to starting our own Instagram account together, I couldn't have imagined any of these experiences without you. While you are my mom, you really are more like a sister/best friend to me.
One of my favorite accessories is a bracelet, since they add personality to any look. However, for the past five, almost six, years I have been wearing a different kind of bracelet...a medical bracelet. If you have ever had any kind of procedure done or have had to go to the ER, you know the ones that I am talking about. They are paper strips that have your name, your birthday, and of course a barcode on them. I have never really shared anything about my health on my blog or Instagram, but I felt it fitting, since May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month. Yes, I have Celiac Disease.
With there being just two days left of 2018, I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from this year! 2018 was the busiest and most memorable year of my entire life and I am so thankful for every single second. It was a year of MAJOR change from moving out to getting married to starting a new job. Here are my top 7 favorite moments of 2018 (in chronological order):
It is officially December and I cannot believe how quickly this year is flying by! We are in the last month of 2018 and I am definitely in both holiday mode and self-reflection mode.
Now that things have calmed down a bit since the wedding, I am excited to share our favorite images and details from our special day! All these photos were taken by photographer Jourdan Cooley, who did an amazing job capturing the essence of our wedding and who Chris and I are as husband and wife.
Hi there everyone! My "She" series is back! I know I haven't posted another quote from this amazing book (She: written by: Kobi Yamada / designed by: Jenica Wilke & Steve Potter) in a while, but I decided why not start the series back up?
This quote is so empowering to me, since it really defines my personality and how I try to live my life each and every day. I consider myself a very positive and optimistic person, so no matter the obstacles life throws at me, I am always able to look at them as opportunities.
It's Sunday and it's time to introduce the first quote from the book She that I am discussing:
"She loved life and it loved her right back"
To me, this quote really resonates because when you go through life you experience a plethora of ups and downs. However, no matter if you are in a good situation or a bad one, it is important to try to find the things you love about life. I am a firm believer in what you put out into the world you will receive back. So, if you are projecting love and positivity, then you are likely to receive it back.
She...who is she?
My mom gave me this book called She (written by: Kobi Yamada / designed by: Jenica Wilke & Steve Potter) on the day of my bridal shower as part of my gift. Within this book there are several quotes that involve the word "she" as if the book is talking about a specific woman. However, this book is talking about all women.
Happy New Year everyone! From what I have seen, 2017 seemed like a rough year for a lot of people. I can relate, since I had my own struggles this past year, as well. I also had some great successes this year too! Whether your year was struggle filled or success filled or a mixture of both, 2018 is here, so let's start the year off on a positive note!
While I don't make resolutions necessarily and I don't think I need to be a whole new me, I do believe it is important to reflect on the previous year and then see how you want the new year to look like. This way, you can see how you can improve for 2018. There are little and big changes we can make to create our happiest selves and our happiest lives. Here are some of the things I am going to focus on in 2018:
Merry Christmas everyone! Chris and I hope you have a fantastic and family filled Christmas. As much fun as it is to give and receive gifts, the real meaning behind the holiday is Jesus being born and spending time with loved ones.