Our Wedding Venue Dilemma

 

David and I have been engaged for a month and half and still have no idea what we are doing for our wedding. I know we have time to figure it out, but since we are both in our 30’s and want kids someday, I feel pressure to get things moving and at least figure out a  venue and a date.

 

Neither David or I have any close ties to our state of Georgia. I grew up in California and he grew up in the Northeast. We just moved here for  work and we don’t really want to get married here. Additionally, the majority of our wedding guests are from out of town and would have to travel regardless of where we chose to have a wedding, so we figured why not have it somewhere else? The one thing we both agree on is that we want a destination wedding in the mountains.

 
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Our Proposal Story

I am so happy to share that David and I got engaged this past weekend during a magical trip to Burlington, Vermont.

 

Going into the trip I suspected that he might be planning to propose. He’d taken me to look at rings in December to get an idea of what I wanted, so I knew a proposal was on the horizon. However, going into the trip I didn’t want to let myself believe that it would happen. I didn’t want to spend the entire trip anticipating it rather than enjoying the moment.

 

Friday had been my day to plan and I chose snowboarding. David got to plan Saturday and he told me we were going to some local breweries. So on Saturday, we headed out of Burlington towards the mountains. He told me he wanted to go to Stowe Mountain Resort before the first brewery and take a gondola to the top. He said he’d heard the view was beautiful. That was when I started to get suspicious, but I went with it.

 
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Burlington, Here We Come

 

Today David and I are heading up to Burlington, Vermont for our first trip of the year. We’ve been to Burlington before, but the small little town has a special place in both our hearts so we enjoy going back, especially in winter. It’s a beautiful winter wonderland.

 

I’m really excited for this trip because we are going snowboarding on one of the days we will be up there. In high school I lived close to a mountain and went snowboarding regularly during the winter. I was so excited to break out my board from when I was a teenager and that I’ll get to ride it tomorrow. I haven’t gone snowboarding in about 15 years, so hopefully I don’t wind up in a cast.

 

The rest of the trip isn’t fully planned, but we will visit some nearby breweries and make an obligatory stop at Ben & Jerry’s. I can’t wait to just walk down Church street and enjoy the local atmosphere.

 

I’ll be posting a lot of the trip on Sanpchat if you want to follow along here

Travel

Living Life

I love the promise that comes with a fresh start at the beginning of a new year. I’m not someone that typically makes resolutions, but this year I’m making one to live life more fully.

 

My work week is spent waking up, going to work, going home, going to bed, repeat. My weekends are spent maybe going out to do something fun on Saturday, then Sunday is spent cleaning and getting ready for the next work week. I’m sick of living like a hamster on a wheel. I don’t want to wake up at 70, look back, and see all the missed opportunities I didn’t take because I was worried about taking time off work.

 
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My Take on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

I know I’m a little late in posting this since it’s been two weeks since the show was released, but I wanted to wait until I was sure most people had finished watching all four episodes and I wanted to have some time to stew it all over. WARNING: Spoilers below!

 

PARIS

I can truly never get enough of Paris and I was just as much of  a fan of her in the new episodes. She was like a neurotic version of Clair Underwood and I loved every second that she was on screen. That bathroom scene? Perfection!

My Take on Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life

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My DIY Gilmore Girls Shirts

My DIY Gilmore Girls Shirts

 

Today I am heading up to my sister’s house for the week and wanted to surprise her with a Gilmore Girls themed shirt since we are both really excited to watch the new episodes. I’d looked for shirts to buy online but some of the nicer ones were expensive, and I figured I could try to make the shirts myself instead. I’d seen a tutorial on how to screen print at home using a vinyl cutter and had been wanting to give it a try.

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DIY, Style

I’m Losing My Hair

I'm Losing My Hair

 

A few days ago, I frantically came to the realization that I had been denying for months – I’m losing my hair.

 

Over the past 4 months, I’ve noticed that I’ve been shedding more than normal. After I wash my hair, the drain is covered and my hairbrush has to be cleaned weekly, when before I could go months before it was full of hair. I’d been telling myself I was imagining it, but it’s gotten to the point where it’s looking back at me in the mirror. Any hopeful doubt I had disappeared when I got my hair cut this weekend, and my hair stylist agreed I was shedding more than normal.

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Beauty

Getting Into the Spirit of Halloween

As far as I’m concerned, Halloween is the best holiday there is. Every year I look forward to decorating the house, picking out candy, and when I have the time, coming up with a fun costume. Here are some of the ways I’m getting into the spirit of Halloween this year:

 

1| The first thing I did at the start of October was add some Halloween flair to the entryway table. I smile every time I walk in the front door and see it.

 

Getting Into the Spirit of Halloween

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Fall

Our Trip to Louisville

A few weeks ago David and I made  a road trip to Louisville. David collects bourbon and for his birthday in June I promised him we could go do the Bourbon Trail this fall. I’m not a fan of bourbon, but I was happy to be the designated driver while he got to do tastings and hunt for rare bottles.

 

Our first stop was Bardstown. We’d left Atlanta on Thursday afternoon and got to Bardstown around 2am. I slept in on Friday while David got up at 6am to go wait in line for a special release of some rare bourbons at Heaven Hill Distillery and Willett Distillery. After snagging a few bottles, he picked me up and we headed into town to grab some breakfast. After breakfast, we headed back to Willett so he could show it to me and to see if he could get some more bottles. The rick houses where they store the bourbon were creepy as hell. I thought they looked like an old prison or mental hospital.

 

Our Trip to Louisville

Outside Willett

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