There are some BIG sales going down on some of my favorite things, and I just need to share them with you! Click the photo below to take you to any of the products, you won’t regret it. The best part of all these sales you ask??? Everything is under $40! Woohoo, saving money is my jam (Also spending it apparently). Hope you find something you just have to have!
Another weekend has come and gone, I swear they fly by WAY too fast. Friday night, by the time I was off work, Shane’s Mom and Sister were at our house and since his sister has been 21 for 6 months and has yet to go to the casino….We decided to head on over to Iowa and show her what they are all about. I’m not a big gambler by any means (I’d rather shop;), but I decided to put $10 in a Wheel of Fortune machine and came out with this bad boy.
Ohhh yeah. I’ll take it. We lasted maybe an hour in the casino (party animals), and headed home. Saturday was a busy, busy day. I had a wedding booked an hour and a half away that I had to leave at 5:45 in the morning for, & even though it is SUCH hard work…I absolutely loved it! The wedding party was so much fun and I had a blast doing hair and makeup. After working on those pretty ladies for 7 hours straight I had to head home and to make whatever was left of my sister’s bridal shower. It’s so hard to believe that she is already getting married next month, I’m sure my Dad is totally pumped about having 6 daughters at this point in his life:)I felt like I was on the go constantly Friday and Saturday, so it was definitely nice to lay around Sunday and relax. I’ve had a slight sore throat for the past 5 days, and Sunday it decided to turn into a full blown head cold. Yuck. So I laid in bed most of the day and watched Orange is the New Black….Which I mean, can I just say….Season 3 XO LOVE YA. Boots and I had a marathon and I swear my cat can watch TV for hours…Is that weird? He’s basically a human.
So anyway, here I am on Monday night….Realizing that I never finished this blogpost and wondering why it’s been a freaking monsoon outside for the past 5 days. We are officially locking ourselves inside and eating Mexican food, goodnight!
PS- I have re-fell in love with Twitter, feel free to follow me HERE. It’s a gooood time and I love following new people! One more thing, I need someone to justify THESE earrings….Are pineapples still going to be a thing next year? Oh, the struggle.
I am so thankful for these types of weekends! Yesterday we attended our first wedding as a married couple, and I loved every second of it! One of my very best friends from high school came to the wedding with Shane and I and it was SO great. There is never a dull moment with that girl. In between the ceremony and the reception we decided to eat chips and queso & drink 48 oz margaritas….Because a liter and a half of any alcoholic beverages always lead to good decisions.Dress: Similar HERE | Clutch: Similar HERE | Heels: HERE | Nail Color: HERE
We slow danced, wobbled, cupid shuffled with the best of em, and caught up with old friends. It’s so crazy that all my friends are getting married off, but I am LOVING it. In other news, we added another member to our family this week! Say hello to Boone Albert, the sweetest black lab puppy I’ve ever met. We’ve wanted a puppy forever, but picking him up was a total spur of the moment decision. It just worked out perfectly, clearly he was meant to be part of our life:) We officially have as many pets as humans in our house, and I don’t mind one bit.
That. Face. I can’t handle him! We are spending our Sunday laying around the house getting nothing accomplished and watching Netflix….Sometimes you just need a day to unwind, and we are taking FULL advantage. What did you all do this weekend? I would love to know!
Happy June! Summer is officially in full swing….Minus the fact that it’s only 60 degrees in good ole’ Illinois right now, but that’s the Midwest for you. This weekend was a productive one, and I’m feeling goooood about it. Saturday, Shane went fishing and I spend a solid 10 hours deep cleaning the house. I don’t know what got into me, but I liked it. Never have I ever gotten so much satisfaction out of organizing a closet, but my goodness it felt great.
Sunday morning, Shane, my mom, and I headed to IKEA. Ohhh IKEA, love you so much. I found a new dresser for our bedroom, picture frames to finally display some of our wedding photos, a rug, and other random small things. I am seriously grateful that I live 2 hours away from the nearest IKEA because I would literally never leave….I would find a reason to be there every stinkin’ day, really. Shane was a trooper, not even second guessing when I said “I literally need these” to the hot pink hangers, pushing me around on the cart, and driving us all over God’s green earth on 2 hours of sleep. I think I’ll keep him around.
Our friends Damian and Natalie came over to show us their new sweet little puppy, and naturally we put Damian to work. 3 boxes, 3 people, 3 and a half hours later, our dresser was put together. I actually bribed my oldest sister that I would do her hair for free if she came and did it, because I was not about to put myself through that. While they did that, I worked on my garage sale score that I can’t wait to be done! I picked up a solid wood end table for $10 last weekend and it’s going to be perfect in our bedroom. I’ve been using 2 crates stacked on top of each other as a bedside table for the past 7 months, and I’m over it. I know that crates are a thing right now, but me knocking them over every other day when I stumble out of bed is getting old.
It’s a work in progress, this thing is taking a ridiculous amount of paint. I will show it completed once I finish our bedroom *fingers crossed* this week. I am so addicted to decorating, I want to re-do everything a month after I finish it…It’s a sickness, I know. If you want to swap home decor and DIY ideas, follow me on Pinterest HERE & I will follow you back! Until next time 🙂
Happy Thursday, friends! Shane and I are officially in budget mode, and I am attempting to curb my shopping addiction….it’s a work in progress. I decided that maybe if I made a list of things I wanted to purchase, maybe one of you can buy these things and I can live vicariously through you 🙂 I rounded up some things that I’ve been dreaming of for summertime, and if you see anything you like, the photo is actually a link to purchase!
If you are anything like me, when you see tassels on ANYTHING you have the urge to buy. However, sometime tassel jewelry is ridiculously expensive, so I am going to show you how to make a tassel, and how you can add it to pretty much anything for a fraction of the price!
So first things first, you need supplies. I picked up all of these things at JoAnne Fabric for $15 dollars. Everything was on sale, but I will link some similar just as inexpensive options below. All you need for the jewelry I made is string, jump rings, elastic, and beads of your choice!
Gold Metallic Thread | Hot Pink Thread | Gold Jump Rings | Gold Beads (Amazing Deal)
Step 1: Wrap the string around your hand several times, make sure the thickness doesn’t exceed the width of your jump ring, or else it won’t slide through! Once you have a good size bundle, slide it off your hand
Step 2: Place the bundle you created into the jump ring
Step 3: Fold the bundle over
Step 4: Tie a piece of string around as tightly as possible, I triple knotted mine!
Once you have the string tied tightly, cut the bottom loops as evenly as possible and whaaaabam, you’ve got a tassle! It is SO easy and the possibilities are endless. I ended up making a few bracelets with random beads I purchased and a tassel necklace that I am absolutely OBSESSED with. Figure out a bead pattern you like, and go for it! It was so fun and simple, and I spent less than $20!
Trying to dodge the geese ^. When I saw this top on Forever 21’s website, I knew I had to have it! It is SO affordable, and it looks + feels so much more expensive. I have never really been one to wear much black, I have always gravitated towards navy, but I actually love changing it up!
These heels made the outfit, and I can’t believe how easy they are to walk in! I have been loving wearing my Alex and Ani bracelets lately, I can’t get enough…I want to stack them to my elbow (probably overkill). What are your plans for the week? I have so many fun new projects to work on, I can’t wait to share them! XO.
Top: Forever 21 Here Similar Here | AE Jeggings: Here | Go Jane Heels: Sold Out, Similar (and cheaper;) Here & Here | Michael Kors Bag: Old, Similar Here | Bracelets: Alex and Ani Here & Here | Watch: Michael Kors Here
Happy Tuesday, friends! Do you ever have those days where you plan on getting a million things done, but actually accomplish nothing? That was me yesterday. I was yawning up a friggin’ storm at work yesterday so I shoved my to do list to the side and took a nap when I got home *no regrets*. So that is why this weekend post is going up on a Tuesday (unintentional song lyrics), and not yesterday…..Whoops.
Romper: TJ MAXX Similar Here & Here | Bag: Kate Spade Similar Here | Sunglasses: RayBans Here | Sandals: UOIonline.com Here | Watch: Michael Kors Here |
I am so in love with this romper I found from TJ Maxx for $12.99! Such a great deal! That’s why I love TJ, you can usually always find something there, and it’s an amazing price. I wore this outfit to shop for a Mother’s Day present for my mama, and I could not find ONE THING. I don’t know if I just wasn’t in the zone or what, but nothing was interesting me whatsoever (so unlike me hahaha). So I went with my original plan and gave her a huge picture frame I had for her and filled it with wedding photos. Overall it was a great weekend, it was actually the first one in at least 2 months where I had the chance to be home for an entire weekend….Sooooo nice. I hope you had the best Mother’s Day!
I really, really don’t know how to put into words how much our wedding day meant to me. The day was so full of love, laughter, and just a few tears….Also, the weather was absolutely PERFECT. I couldn’t stop smiling the entire time I went through the 2500 (yeesh) pictures. But, instead of being rambly, I will let the photos speak for themselves. Here is a look into our Best. Day. Ever.
I never knew you could love someone THIS much, but I am so blessed to have Shane in my life. We are soooo in loooooove and we don’t care who knows it! April 11th, 2015 was the first day of the rest of our lives, and to me, there is no better title than Mrs. Albert.
*Special thank you to our AMAZING photographer Heirlooms by Stephanie Goodrich*
Our honeymoon was seriously a dream vacation. We had SO. MUCH. FUN. Jamaica was absolutely amazing…The food, the people, the views…We loved everything! These are just some pictures from our week in paradise…..Woohoo!
Snorkeling was SO cool. But the taste of the water? Not cool, not cool at all.
Special thanks to our new friends Cabe and Emily for taking a few pictures of us so we didn’t have to only rely on selfies for the week 🙂
I am not a drinker. I drink, but I’m not a drinker. Make sense? I’d say I drink maybe once a month. Well the night before this photo I somehow managed to drink my way through Montego Bay, Jamaica…So this is the photo of a miserably hungover girl trying not to yack off the side of the boat on a Margaritaville cruise at 11 AM. Whoops.
Everyone told us that Jamaica had the most amazing cigars, so naturally we had to try them out. Little did I know that 3 puffs in I would develop a 2 day headache. *Reasons why I am not a smoker*
Story time: Shane and I love to win. They were playing all these games on the beach and we decided to do it. Ohhh we did not know what we were getting into. They gave everyone 1 minute to get into their significant others clothes and then run back to the front. Well, Shane rocked my outfit better than I did (Not even going to get into the fact that he could button my shorts). So once we came back, EVERYONE was laughing at Shane. So hard. It was hilarious. So then he had to get interviewed and pretend he was me in the girliest voice possible (which he nailed). We thought it was over….No, not over. Every couple had to dance one at a time, & pretty much all the couples got down and did some scary things that I was not into, so I decided that I was going to lift Shane and do some Dirty Dancing business. Well, needless to say….It worked. We won 🙂
Wasted away again in Margaritaville. Just kidding, still hungover holding someone elses margarita.
Having my husband to myself for an entire week was honestly the best part of our trip. He makes my heart so happy 🙂 But until I can convince Shane to take me to another tropical island, I guess that’s all I’ve got!