I have wanted an organized space to blog & pay bills/budget for a while, and now I am finally going to start putting an office together! Once I find a desk, the days of blogging on my couch with my dog heavy breathing in my face will be over. Finally. I’ve been going back and forth between this desk & this one….Which is your favorite? They are totally different and I can’t decide which one I like more! HELP ME CHOOSE. I’ve already started crafting for my gallery wall! Yes, another gallery wall….I am a gallery wall whore. One (or 3) for every room, please. If you are new to gallery walls (welcome…you’ll never stop), I have found most of my favorite picture frames at Goodwill. If you’re looking to decorate on a budget, I HIGHLY recommend looking there first.READ MORE »
8 hours, 5 pit stops, and 3 bags of gummy bears later…We are home from our weekend in Kentucky! It was a short and sweet trip to watch one of Shane’s friends from high school marry his beautiful new wife! Every time I go to a wedding I just wish I could throw my dress on and do it all over again:) It all goes by so fast, we have already been married for almost 5 months! Holy. Crap. Time is crazy.READ MORE »
Converse | Kate Spade Bag (Similar) | White Jeggings | Striped Top | Denim Button Up
I’ve never been a white jeans kind of person. I never even used to wear white. I am a FREAK about stains, but I was always so jealous of how cute girls would look in their white jeans. I had white jean envy. A few months ago, I decided to take the plunge and buy my first pair of white jeggings and my life has been changed ever since. I have THESE from American Eagle and they are the best. So, SO comfortable & they wash amazing! READ MORE »
Happy Tuesday, friends! Do you ever have those days when you can not for the life of you remember what day of the week it is? That’s me basically every single day this week. Between work & coaching volleyball, life is buuuusssaaaay right now, so I am working on how to balance everything that needs done. I haven’t gotten groceries in 3 weeks, but hey at least my blog is updated right? Yeah, still working on that “balance”. Even though my schedule is packed, you best believe I still make time for decorating. I am constantly checking out Etsy for new and quirky prints like this one from YAY Prints. It’s perfect in my teeny tiny bathroom. Slap that baby in a 3 dollar Ikea frame and you’re good to go.READ MORE »
In case you didn’t know, I started my first blog last year as a way to document my life leading up to becoming a wife. I didn’t really think the name through though, which is why I made this new blog after Shane and I got married. Long story short- I decided not to transfer any of my posts over and just start fresh. However, I found this post this morning and I just felt like it needed to be shared ooooone more time. This is one of my most favorite posts I have ever written, from when Shane and I moved last year. Enjoy.As I was laying on the floor of my living room (because our couch STILL isn’t in….rage) I was staring at this wall…This accent wall that I royally F’d up…….And I couldn’t NOT blog about it. We painted our living room a light gray (grey? WHICH ONE IS IT?) and I decided I wanted an accent wall. Shane is an angel and could basically care less what I painted our walls, but his exact words: “Anything but pink” I laughed in his face. Laughed. When would I ever paint our living room pink? Get real Shane…..Yeah.READ MORE »
I am addicted to Fall. Everything about it is just perfect. I wait around all year for Fall fashion, is that sad or inspiring? Inspiring, right. I told myself I will not by anything Fall related until I completely purge my closet (which may take me into next Spring), so I’ve just been enjoying my favorite pass time: Online shopping for hours and putting things in my cart & never actually buying. SO FUN. Kind of sarcasm, kind of serious. What is your favorite Fall trend? To me, there is nothing better than a fresh pair of booties & the perfect flannel. Oh, and new leggings. Which, while I’m on the topic…..
You may notice that there are only one pair of jeans on here….& that’s because well, jeans suck. Every single time I wear them, I can guarantee you that I am unbuttoning those bad boys as soon as I sit down. Not worth it. To all those people that say, “leggings aren’t pants” Okay, that’s great. You enjoy being miserable in your tight pants, I’ll be walking around in my not pants with my elastic waist band happy as can be. #supporttheleggings. Even though wearing leggings every day would be a dream come true, sometimes when I want to be a real adult, I settle for jeggings. These from Asos, look super cute and comfy, & on SALE. Hell yeah. Whoever came up with jean leggings need a serious pat on the behind. Good stuff. Now that I have successfully shown you how passionate I am about stretchy clothes, here is my fall preview! Click the photos for more info & to buy!
So, I went to see Shania Twain in concert again….I was not lying when I said that I was going to become her groupie. My previous blogpost about the first concert is right HERE if you’re interested;) Yesterday was my little sister Kayci’s birthday, Shania just happened to be playing a show in Chicago that same night, and we were both free; The stars were aligning for us. I found floor tickets for dirt cheap on StubHub the night before & I paid twice as much to sit in the very last row three days earlier…Rookie move. Our seats were actually good enough for me to get photos of her that you COULD ACTUALLY SEE. What an accomplishment. Kayci and I were right towards the end of the aisle, and when Shania went through the crowd she passed us and we touched and made some really intense eye contact…….Magical. Best. Night. Ever. Seeing her twice in one week was really a dream come true for me, but I think I would go to every single show if I could. She was my OBSESSION growing up, so really no one should be surprised by it whatsoever. I should probably just start an entire category for Shania posts on my blog at this point, because honestly I don’t think I am done seeing her in concert. No shame, reeeeally no shame.
Dress | Fringe Booties
After the concert, we bought Shania T-shirts off of a very sketchy man in the parking lot from the car, and when I asked him for a small he l i t e r a l l y pulled it out from inside his pants and I did not think ANYTHING OF IT. Is this my life now? Whatever, we have shirts with Shania’s face on the front AND back that we paid basically nothing for….that’s all that matters. Oh & here is a picture of my dog in my Shania shirt. Good times.
Until next time, I hope you are having an amazing week!
Last night was one of my favorite nights, ever. If you have the chance, RUN and see Shania Twain in concert; it was everything I could have dreamed of. I have always loved Shania, and the fact that I have friends that love her just as much as I do….is a blessing.
My Top Similar HERE | Denim Shorts HERE | Booties HERE
We were in the nosebleeds, literally the last row….so high up that I couldn’t breathe after walking up the stairs once (which actually may not be saying a lot at all coming from me #fitness), but we were in the same room as Shania Twain & that is ALL that matters. Our seats actually weren’t that bad at all, and we were loving every second of it. It was 10000% worth the 12 year wait to see her in concert, oh my goodness I can not even begin to explain to you how much I loved it. My friend Molly actually cried when she sang “You’re Still The One” yeah, that big of fan. It was so much fun knowing every word to every single song she sang, and I wish I had us singing “Any Man of Mine on video,” because you would understand why I have no voice today if you saw that. American Idol status. The LAST row ^ I could see Shania great, but when I looked at my iPhone today to check out the pictures I laughed out loud, they are absolutely terrible and grainy…So we won’t be posting those. I was so excited to get some quality pictures of us with her in the background, but they wouldn’t let me bring in my selfie stick….COME ON. So we hid it in a bush and went on our way, selfie stick-less. I’ve also officially decided that I want to become a Shania groupie, and now meeting her is definitely on my bucket list….Who can make this happen for me?????;) None of us could not handle how amazing she looked, and she REALLY makes me want to wear thigh high boots and bedazzled jumpsuits, because that is definitely a practical outfit. & since I attempted to document her outfits and failed, here are two of my favorites from last night….Straaaaaight from her website.
I. Love. Her. Okay, I am going to wrap up this blogpost because this is getting a little of hand….I love her clothes, I love her blonde hair, I love her music. Shania Twain is goals. Okay. There we go. I hope you had a great weekend!
End Table | Mirror | My Side Pillow | Bed Set | You Look Good | Geo Light Pendant
I totally don’t need another end table, but this one is so pretty and it has Maryssa written allllll up on it. Same with the mirror, it is meant to be on my wall. There are two things that I can’t have enough of when it comes to decorating: mirrors, and pillows. So naturally, I need to add a few more to my collection;) Really I could go through and explain each and every item I linked, but that’s boring and not fun….Hard pass. I hope you have the BEST weekend, I get to see Shania Twain in concert Sunday; & that’s just about as fun as it gets:)
Last week Shane and I went on a juice cleanse. These are the things I learned.
1) Ginger is gross. I put WAY too much in our morning juice the first day and I was scarred, my mouth & eyes were burning as I was chugging it. PSA- Use it sparingly, your throat will thank you.
2) I never knew I loved ranch dressing so much until I couldn’t have it.
3) I am weak. If it wasn’t for my co-workers telling me no I would have broken down and eaten their leftover pasta out of the garbage. I wish I was kidding.
4) Cleaning a juicer is a JOKE (I use THIS one). I would like to think it’s God’s way of teaching us that nothing worth having comes easy; because I was stuck cleaning my juicer for 40 minutes every. single. day.
5) Shane loves me a lot. Four years ago Shane Albert would never ever willingly subject himself to drinking juice and eating a banana for lunch. He is a trooper.
6) Before anyone starts any conversation with you, let them know you’re on a juice cleanse. It will save them from the pure anger in your eyes and heart when they ask if you want to grab food. Yes, I’d love to grab food, but I willingly spent $100 at the grocery store this week on carrots and cucumbers. I’ll pass.
7) I felt great. Hungry, but great. So great that I wore workout clothes every day of the cleanse. I wanted people to know I was being healthy. Because why else would you do it???? (jk—–ish).
8) Be prepared to pee 100000000 times a day.
9) When my puppy was eating his dinner the second night I literally spoke the words, “hmmm that doesn’t smell so bad”.
10) Carb free isn’t the life for me. I may have cheated with a Chipotle burrito. THE END.