Sunday, June 12, 2016

Bridal Showers

My mom and matron of honor threw the most beautiful bridal shower for me at the end of April. My idea for my bridal shower was to have the gifts be holiday themed. Each person received a holiday and they would get holiday home decor or things you would use for that holiday. It turned out to be amazing and I'm totally prepared for every holiday now! I love celebrating and decorating for the holidays, but it's just not something I would spend money on or buy when we need something more important. I'm a little frugal in that way.

The invitation and she even made "Thank You's" for me to use:

The holiday insert:

Most importantly, here is my outfit:

Top: Pink lace top from Forever 21, but I got it off Poshmark for $10.
Skirt: White Tulle Skirt from Space 46 for $74.
Shoes: Black and White Striped ANA pumps from JC Penny, but I got them off Poshmark for $22.
Necklace: Crystal Clusters from Purple Peridot for $29.99.


Cute favors:

 My beautiful mom and I 

 Nan and I

 The girls I nanny every summer! My junior bridesmaid and flower girl!

 My bests! <3

Yes this was a SnapChat! It was a wonderful day!

The ladies at school that I teach with threw a bridal shower for me too. They are too sweet! They brought in a delicious breakfast and yummy cupcakes. They decorated the Teacher Work Room, so cute!

 It was casual Friday at school, so of course I had to wear jeans! We only get to wear them once a week!

They had all of my students draw me in a wedding dress.Ha! I got a kick out of these! My face was copied onto the paper, they just drew the dress. I had quite the creative bunch of first graders this year.

Our final shower, was a couples cocktail party hosted by Colin's wonderful aunts. They are too sweet! Everyone got us a date night gift. We got everything from gift cards to restaurants, picnic and camp fire date nights, and even a dinner cruise date night. It was a lovely evening spent with friends and family.

 My mom and soon to be Mother in law! Love them!

 My favorite girls!!

Bride and Groom to be!

Necklace from TJ Maxx for $19.99.
Kensie Dress from Macy's with a coupon I got it for $39.99. Similar to this for $44.99.
Chaps Wedges from Kohl's for $39.99.

Have a Happy Sunday everyone!!

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Engagement Pictures

We have our perfect engagement pictures back!!! Our photographer did such a good job and she is a blast to work with! Check her out at  She's amazing!! I can't wait for her to photograph our wedding!

There are so many that I like! It's going to be SO hard to choose which ones to put in our house. Maybe I will have all of them! Ha!

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Crochet Love

Well hello everyone!!!!!! It's been a crazy two months!!!! I feel like everything exciting that could happen, did!!! It's been busy, but so exciting and so fun!!!

First of all, I'm in love with all tops that have crochet details!!!! Just like this one!! I also wore one for Colin and I's engagement pictures, which is one thing that has happened in the past two months. I will post them as soon as I get to see them!!! I can hardly wait!!! Can you believe the weather this past week? It was in the 70s in Ohio, which is crazy for this time of year. It was so beautiful and nice!

Heather Gray Crochet Detail Top from TJ Maxx similar to this for $17.90.
Turquoise Tassle Necklace from Meijer similar to this for $13.60.
Black Pants from TJ Maxx similar to these for $19.90.
White Flats from Payless for $5!!!!!

Here is what has been going on the past couple of months!!!

 My soon-to-be sister in law got married!!!! She was stunning!!!!

The first wedding we were able to be in together. Next time we walk down the aisle it will be our wedding!!!!! 

 Celebrated my best friend and her baby girl at her baby shower!!! Can't wait to meet sweet Lily!!!
Reunited with my best friends at Angie's baby shower! :)

I was a Ninja Turtle in a tutu for Halloween!!! I actually made my tutu using tulle and ribbon! So simple!!!

We bought a house!!!!! We haven't officially moved in yet because we are fixing things up and painting a lot! It's so fun and exhausting, but we know it will be worth it!!

We added a new member to our little family!!! His name is Cooper and he's the sweetest thing!!!

Now you are updated on my life and what has been going on!!! I told you I've been SUPER busy!!! 
Ready or not, here the holidays come!!! Ha!!!

So many exciting things happening! I LOVE my crazy and exhausting life right now!!!!
Have a wonderful week everyone!!! :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Scallop Skirt

Colin and I have been dog sitting for some of our sweet friends this week. They have a Doberman and a Black Lab Mix. They are just the sweetest things. Colin and I are such dog people, so we absolutely love it. I know we will get a dog when we have a big yard for one!

It's only a 3-day week for the students this week because of our county Fair! My family and I always go on Friday to eat all of the yummy foods and watch my cousin Emily do freestyle with her horse Reno. I love the fair!!! I always look forward to eating a caramel apple!! YUM! My favorite!

Pink top from KMart similar to this for $20.99.
Lilly Pulitzer Scallop Sailboat Skirt from Instagram Shop you can find it here for $39.97.
Brown Flats from Payless for $10.99-$19.99.

Have a great rest of the week!!!!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

First Day of School!!!

I was so excited to be back at school!!! I couldn't wait to meet my new first graders!! I know it's going to be a GREAT year! I saw this every year, but I love the first day of school and I couldn't wait to wear this dress I picked out for it! Funny story about this dress....I was at a wedding this summer and saw a girl wearing this exact dress and I absolutely loved it and wanted it so bad!!! I love red!! One day I was at JCPenny and saw the dress and was soooooo excited! I bought it right away and knew I would be wearing it on the first day of school! This dress even has pockets!!! Bear matched my outfit, so he wanted to be in the picture too!!!

Dress from JC Penny for $29.99.
Black Necklace from Gabe's similar to this for $8.99.
Black Bow Flats from JustFab similar to these for $16.99.

One of the crafts we worked on! What a First Grader Needs to Be Successful: My students came up with crayons, pencils, listen, try your best, be respectful, and be a leader.

Nikki's Bachelorette Weekend!!

The very last weekend of summer was SO much fun!!!!! I got to travel to Hocking Hills to celebrate the bride to be!!! It was a weekend full of fun memories and a lot of laughs! On Friday night we played games and hung out in the hot tub. Saturday during the day we went Cabrewing (it was my first time). It was so hot, but so fun! We would just float down the river and we ate a picnic lunch. Saturday night we went to the Hocking Hills Winery to have dinner, cake, and listen to live music. It was a perfect weekend!

What I wore to the Winery:

 Navy Top from TJ Maxx similar to this for $9.90.
Layered Necklace from Meijer similar to this for $4.59.
Cream Pleated Skirt from TJ Maxx similar to this for $17.90.
Tory Burch Belt from TJ Maxx for $20!
Brown Flats from Payless for $10-$16.99.

 The bride-to-be and I!!

Before Cabrewing! "Nikki's Last Fling Before the Ring!"

It was so much fun!!!!
I can't wait to be reunited with these fun ladies at her wedding!!