September 16, 2016

Engagement Photos

Hello loves!!! So much has happened over the past few weeks and its all so wonderful. We MOVED into our gorgeous new home and I am obsessed with decorating it. I will be posting a "home tour" eventually. But patiently waiting to make everything look perfect. Another amazing thing about our new home is its a street over from my auntie and uncle so we've loved having them so close! We've also been able to see my parents a lot more too since moving! 

On to other things....I got our engagement photos back and YALL, OMG they are so gorgeous. Angela Blake is the bomb! Can't wait for our wedding day and to see what magical images she captures on the most important day of my life!

Here's ONE photo for you. Sorry, I don't want to show too many just yet ;) 


There are so many that I L O V E and I can't wait to send out our Save The Dates.
Eeeek! Wedding planning is SO much fun and I'm so excited that I get to relax and just take in every single bit of this time in our lives. Life is hard and it goes by too quick to miss out on things that are most important to you. I am definitely going to absorb all of this that I can! 

Thank you all for reading and always being awesome!
Bye now
bB***

September 4, 2016

Boutique Love

Hi there!!

I hope you all are having a fabulous long weekend. This weekend has been packed full of family time, loads of shopping, engagement photos and so much delicious food. 

I wanted to take a little bit of time to brag about my friend Whitney's new online boutique. It's called Bea + Sea! Whitney and her sweet fam live in Florida! Every now and then I will get the chance to visit them when I take trips to Florida and it's always such a special treat! 

I wanted to share some of my absolute FAVE pieces from her shop! 

The "Natural Ambitions" Top 
I am completely OBSESSED with anything and all things Olive! This is my second favorite color next to Grey and Army Green. I love the simple detail of this top and it looks SO comfy!
This "Into The Gray" Tank I love for very obvious reasons. It's my color!
And I absolutely LOVE it paired with the black pant. 
HELLO FOOTBALL SEASON!!
I love this Bryant Denny Stadium tee with its coordinates. How perfect is that? And YES! They have one for Jordan-Hare Stadium as well. These tees are the perfect way to celebrate the start of a new football season. 

So those are just a few of the MANY MANY (as you can see above!) perfect items she has in her online shop! Definitely take a few minutes to stop by and check out all of the beautiful goodness going on there.

Thanks so much for reading!
bB***



August 24, 2016

UPDATE!

Hi loves!! It's been almost a month since my last blog. If you have been reading my blogs for a while, you know that is not my normal blogging routine. These past few weeks have been busy and NON STOP stressful and I'm ready for everything to be back to normal.


Aaron and I are so happy to say that we currently have a contract on our first home together! It's in Gardendale and I'm in LOVE! It's so gorgeous and perfect for us to start our new life together!! I can't wait to share photos. I'm planning on doing a little bit of a before and after sort of thing:) But y'all, buying a house is STRESSFUL! And to make matters more stressful, Aaron has been out of the country for the last two weeks which has really been a pain and honestly has held up this process! 

I'm so ready for him to be back home so we can get everything taken care of and finally close on our home. I can't believe that this is where we are and I can't believe I am getting to do all of this with the most incredible man that loves me on my good days and bad days.

I will keep you all posted on everything going on! It's hard to balance everything. My poor blog has just been abandoned. But soon everything will be back to normal...hopefully! At least for a few weeks anyway until Aaron leaves again :(

Bye for now
bB***

July 28, 2016

Planning Away

Hi Loves!!

Since being engaged, everything seems like a whirlwind. I want time to slow down a bit. I don't want these next two months with Aaron to zoom by. I dread him being gone for 4 months and I want to do most of the planning with him here so he can be involved. On the bright side of it all, when he gets back, its just a few weeks left until we are married! 


I love love loved my family being such a big part in this and helping us plan!!

We have decided to get married on Saturday, March 25th. Gosh, it will be here before we know it! It makes my heart so incredibly happy! We have planned a lot so far. We've got our venue! We know who we will be using for catering...YUM! We know the colors we will use! We are currently looking for someone who can handle all of the entertainment at the reception, which is going to be WAY too much fun. We are actually meeting with someone after work on Monday!


Yesterday, I went and tried on some dresses. I was a little down because last Sunday I went as well and just didn't find anything that WOWED me! So, yesterday I finally found two that really made me feel like Aaron's Bride <3 After much thought, listing out pros and cons, trying to envision myself in each dress, there was one that I just couldn't walk away from. So today I have made my final decision on the dress that I will be come Mrs. Evans in! HOLY COW! 


Y'all I seriously can't wait to marry the man that far exceeds my dreams! 
Bye Now
bB***

July 7, 2016

WE ARE ENGAGED!!!

Hi Hi Hi!!
So I am totally ashamed that it has taken me an entire week to write this post. But in all fairness, I've been walking in this crazy fantasy cloud since it happened and we've already been in a whirlwind of planning.

So last Thursday started like any other day. The early morning 5 am drive to Aaron's to see him before he heads in to work. He acted the same as always...Sleepy and always sweet. The doggies and I sent him off to work as always, then I cuddled on the couch with the pups for a minute before heading off to the gym and to walmart!

Friday was Aarons Birthday, so on Thursday when he text me and said his whole office was going to lunch together, I didn't think anything of it. They will come to Jimmy Johns every once in a while and Aaron will stop by to see me. It always makes my day!! SO, again, I didn't think anything of it! I was excited because I thought I was actually going to get to meet all of the people he works with. 

So after the gym, I came home, got dressed for work hopped in my JEEP :) and headed downtown. I worked the morning away. The time flew by and before I knew it Aaron was texting me saying that he didn't have much time for lunch so to hurry outside! So, naturally I shot up out of desk, grabbed my purse and headed out the door. 


When I got to the bottom of the studio stairs, I opened the door and to my surprise my handsome man was standing at the door with the most gorgeous smile on his face. He grabbed my hand and started saying something...I didn't hear a thing he said. I just saw his mouth moving. Hahahaha! 
And then I asked him what he said...He said something about being nervous. And then he said some other stuff. Happiest Man. Love of his life. Something else...It was all running together and I was so overwhelmed I honestly couldn't even comprehend what was happening! Then he got down on one knee and had the most beautiful ring I have ever seen! He then asked me if I would marry him and I so happily said YES! 

I am still so shocked that I wasn't bawling my eyes out. When things like that happen it takes me a little bit to process it all. I think its my overthinking habits that get in the way! But either way, that was the best day of my life and that was only the start of it! 


We did in fact eat Jimmy Johns afterwards. But I was just so shocked and in awe that I get to marry the most incredible human being on the planet that I had no appetite at all to eat. I was in my own little love bubble with Aaron just floating around. After lunch it was time to get back to work. We had a shoot that afternoon and it took every ounce of concentration I had to even make it through the rest of that work day. All I wanted to do was see my HANDSOME man! 


My Ring is SO PERFECT for me. It's everything and so much more than I ever imagined it would be, just like the man I get to marry!!

After work, we were supposed to be going over to my aunt and uncles house to celebrate my nanny's birthday! So when I got off, Aaron met me there and I rode with him! The whole drive we just talked about how everything had happened that day and how he just knew that now was the right time:) and he's right! It was the PERFECT time! So as I got out of the car at my aunts house, I hear this sweet sweet song about marriage playing out from there house and as I walked up to the sidewalk, it was lined with rose petals and candles. SO PRETTY! I quickly realized when I opened the door that this was indeed not a party for my nanny for Aaron and I! And of course he knew and had planned the whole thing. I was so SO excited to see all of my family there to celebrate us. When I looked around the room and saw my best friend who drove from Huntsville standing there, that's when I lost all control of my tears! It meant the world to me all the hard work and how perfect my auntie, uncle, mom, dad, and the girls made that party for us and to see all the people I love most there for me on such a special day!!! 

We just had such a fun time celebrating. We watched the video of the proposal happening and it was SO sweet. I can't wait to watch it again! 

I have TONS of photos from the engagement party, but for some reason the disk they were on, isn't working properly, SO I will post those in a separate post all on their own! There will be LOADS of them!!

So now its time for some WEDDING PLANNING! I feel like we have already dove head first in and its going to be a fun ride along the way :)

Thank you to everyone who made that day so special to me. But most of all thank you Aaron for choosing me every single day and loving me on all of those days good or bad. You are my person and I am SO thankful that God put us together. I can't wait to be your wife and to see what crazy adventures are ahead of us! LOVE YOU!!

I hope you all enjoyed my proposal story! I wouldn't have changed one single thing about it. Aaron did SO good and totally caught me completely off guard. I had no idea that was going to happen that day. I literally just thought we were going to Jimmy Johns!

Stay tuned for Engagement Party Photos!
Bye Now
bB***






June 29, 2016

The Best Year of my Life.

The past 365 (now 366) days have been incredible!
I had no idea when I was on my way to meet Aaron for the first time that he would impact my life in such an amazing way.
He's so SO good to me and I am so thankful for him.
We've had so many fun and random adventures within a years time and I can't wait to see where the next few years take us! 


How'd we celebrate? Glad you asked ;)  We celebrated with a little relaxation at the nail salon with Mani and Pedis and then we had an amazing dinner at The Little Donkey in Homewood. I had never been there and I think I may have found a new fave!! 

Their Guacamole and Queso were incredible ;) I also had some soup and Aaron had two tacos. If you haven't tried it, you definitely should go!!

And that my friends is how we celebrated our day <3 Wonderfully & so simple. 
FRIDAY is the man's {THIRTY-FIRST} birthday so we will be celebrating again. He gets so aggravated at me. I LOVE to celebrate things...okay not just things, literally EVERYTHING! 

Oh and funny quick story. Last year on Aaron's birthday, I went then entire day without telling him Happy Birthday. I had no idea it was his birthday. I also hadn't gotten on Facebook all day to see that it was his BD. So at about 11:30 or so I was at my friend Melissa's house. I got on FB and then saw it was his Birthday. We had text all day long and I had no idea! He swears that he told me. But I swear that he didn't! God I felt so terrible...He still rags me about it sometimes. 

So, the month of June for my entire life has been jam packed with celebrations. My entire families birthday is in the month of June as well as Father's day and some anniversaries. During dinner last night Aaron asked if I would consider consolidating some of our June celebrations. Excuse me... What??? I considered...carefully thought it out and here's what I came up with. 

So this past June, we celebrated the day we met. It was a life-changing day for me. Literally since the day I met Aaron, he impacted my life in such a positive and amazing way. The day I met him is a day that I will never forget!! So yeah, I wanted to celebrate it :) We also celebrated my 28th Birthday with a very nice dinner as well and took a beach trip. We got back Sunday and yesterday we celebrated our one year...and then Friday we celebrate his Birthday. So, in all fairness, I do understand what his concerns were. That's lot of money spent in the month of June...a LOT! So after thinking, I realized wait wait wait... The day we met, you only celebrate that once. I mean I will secretly celebrate it somehow from now on. So that's one celebration gone and our one year will be replaced by our wedding date one day, and I know for a fact I do not want to get married in the month of June so that's two June celebrations that we had this year off of the list! So my final answer was NO, we can't consolidate. I got rid of two!  Plus, our birthdays are two weeks apart, which means a pay period apart, right? Haha

Who agrees? Do any of you do any celebration consolidation? If so, how and why?
Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with us!
Bye now
bB***





June 12, 2016

Early Birthday Celebration

Hope you all have had an amazing Sunday so far! This weekend has been totally awesome but it needs to slow down. Why do they have to go by so fast?

ONE week from today I will be in F L O R I D A with some of my absolute favorite people!
Also, I get to see my friend Whitney who I for real can't wait to see.

Do you have any summer vacation plans? Share away!







Yesterday, my friends had me a fun little early birthday afternoon out at Oak Mountain State Park. We spent the afternoon grilling out. Then they surprised me with cake and SMORES! 
We got chased out of the park by a nasty storm, so we ended up making our s'mores at my friend Mel B's house. Still fun!!

I seriously have some great friends. I was so surprised. I just thought we were going to grill out for a bit. But of course they made it extra special.

Thank you so much Melissa & Chris for being such great friends to me! It's crazy how life works. When I walked into my first job out of college, I never for a second thought I would meet friends that would seriously be by my side through so many transitions in life. I am so thankful for the people who are in my life. It's because of you that I continuously want to push myself and be the best version of me that I can be!!

Bye for now
bB***