January 1, 2017

HAPPY NY

HAPPY NEW YEAR 
my friends!

2016 was seriously an incredible year. I learned so much about myself this past year. 2016 had a lot of amazing times, but along with those were some rough times. I made friends and lost some friends. It was important for me to realize in 2016 that no matter where God puts you at certain seasons in life, that you're there for a reason. It might not make sense in the moment but later when you look back on things, you see them so clear and are so grateful for where they brought you. 

2016 was also the BEST year of my life. I am now an engaged woman and so head over heels in love with the person that God so specifically created just for me! Aaron Evans has made this year one I will never forget. We made so many fun memories this past year and they are ones that I will hold onto for a lifetime. 


Its now officially 2017 and in just a few short months I will be walking down the aisle to marry the man of my dreams. Ahhhh Mrs. Brianna Gail Evans sounds sooooo good ;) haha 


I spent my new years day with my sweet Bucky! Yall, I swear...holidays s u c k when you aren't with the person you love most. All day I was just on the verge of bursting into tears. All DAY! And I'm not ashamed to admit that at all. There's just only so many ways to keep yourself busy and some days you're just exhausted from trying to stay so busy just to keep your mind off of it. Anyway....our sweet baby Bucky is always right next to me making sure I'm okay. He's the sweetest pup! He must have learned it from his daddy!

My goals for 2017 are to be the best wife that I can be to Aaron. I can't wait to be his wife and I pray that God allows me to be the best version of myself just for him. I also want to stop letting fear of failing hold me back. I honestly feel like there are so many talents that God has given me, yet I sit on them year after year not fulfilling my purpose here. This year I really want to let fear go and stop sitting on the talent that God has given me. I also want to continue on fitness journey. The past year I have really really enjoyed spending a lot of time at the gym and I want to learn more and push myself more than I ever have before.

What are you wanting to conquer in 2017? Share away!
XOXO
bB***

December 25, 2016

MERRY CHRISTMAS

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!
Holidays are hard when the only person that you want to spend it with is halfway around the globe. This year honestly sucks, s u p e r  BAD. Not just because Aaron is gone, but because there are other health issues going on in my family that makes Christmas just not the same....at all. NOT EVEN CLOSE. And its sad, really sad to be honest.

But, its important to keep telling myself and reminding myself that Christmas isn't about the people you spend it with. It isn't about the family traditions that we all have and look so forward to each year. It isn't about the lights or the decorations or the presents. Its about how God sent his Son to this earth. Its about Jesus being born to save us. Its all about Him and because of him even though this is a difficult Christmas, we all will find Joy knowing that in Him we will find peace.

I surely can't wait to have Aaron back home with us and maybe just maybe next years Holidays, he will be with his family! Please remember him and all of the other men and women serving our country this Christmas! I LOVE YOU AARON EVANS!! Although I miss you and would do anything for you to be with us, I know you are fulfilling God's purpose for your life and I am SO PROUD of you!


Merry Christmas to all of you! I hope this year for you is the best one yet!! 
Thanks for stopping by :)

December 7, 2016

Half WAY!

Hello Friendy

This stinking deployment is half way over and I have never been so happy in my life to be on the downhill slope of something! These past two months I've been feeling a little like I am wishing my life away. But to be honest, I am 100% okay with it. Me and my boys just want Aaron HOME! He really does make this house feel like home and life just isn't complete without him.


I've been making sure to keep myself busy, because sitting at home only makes the time pass way too slowly. So here are a list of the things I've been doing lately to keep myself going non-stop.

Every day for the past two months after work, I have been kicking tail at the gym. I want to feel and be the best version of myself that I can be for our wedding, which is very quickly approaching. 
{OH MY GOSH....I CANT WAIT FOR IT TO BE HERE!!!} 
I not only have been at the gym non-stop for myself but also for my friend Kahlie who is also kicking tail doing her best to lose at least 50 lbs before our guys get back. I am so so proud to say that so far she is 22 {if not more} LBS down. How awesome is that? It's awesome to see someone set a goal and do everything in their power to make sure they reach it. I love seeing it happen and I cannot wait to see how far Kahlie has come along at the end of these next two months. Maybe, just Maybe Mrs. Kahlie will let me post a before and after at the end!!


I have also been obviously working on wedding stuff! Planning a wedding is stressful sometimes. I am so terrified I am forgetting to plan a part that is so obvious. Ha! I knew that planning a wedding was going to be a lot but sometimes I think I would ignore the fact that its really hard to do all on your own. But at the end of my wedding day as long as I get to wear my beautiful dress and I get to be married to the man of my dreams, honestly I don't care what else happens! Oh, I would also like for my family to be there haha and I hope Aaron's Texas people can come too. 

Our wedding planning so far has gone very smooth. Last weekend I got the invitations from the oh so amazing LEDGEWOOD FINE STATIONERY and I am completely obsessed with them. They are so stunning and I cannot wait for all of the people that I am able to invite to get them in the mail. Also, if you got a Save The Date, they were also designed by Frances of LFS. They were so perfect.

I have also been keeping busy by cleaning our house a lot and decorating it little by little. I love our home so much and if you know me, you know I love interior spaces. So, its important to me that our house looks and feels stylish, all while feeling like H O M E.  Soon enough when I get everything how I want it to be, I will be doing a "home tour" type of thing. I can't wait to show you all our house. It's such a blessing. I am in L O V E with everything about our very first home and it is way more than I ever could have prayed, hoped, wished or begged for. I am so thankful!!

Anywho, those are just a few of the things that I have been doing lately to keep my mind off of my sweet man being gone! What has been keeping you busy this holiday season?

Thanks for stopping by,
XO
bB***

November 15, 2016

Bachelorette Weekend

Hi Loves!!

I hope everything is going great your way. Everything is pretty good here, minus the fact that I desperately need the weeks to speed up and I need the love of my life HOME!

This past weekend was my wonderful Bachelorette Weekend. I got to spend some much needed time with all the ladies who will be standing by my side on mine and Aaron's big day! 

My best friend Frances really out did herself with ALL of the wonderful stationery items she made and her and Kahlie did an amazing job decorating the Condo. So the condo we stayed in was found by Kahlie on Home Away. She NAILED it. The condo was the most gorgeous place I have ever been in my entire life. The part that overlooks the entire ocean was solid floor to ceiling glass. It had the most open and most gorgeous view of the beach. It was so nice watching the sun come up those few mornings we were there. My only complaint about the trip is how short it was! 

Here are a few photos from our weekend!
We made a pitstop at Priester Pecan....This place is like Cracker Barrel on steroids!

Y'all I'm getting a Hubby soon!!! CANT WAIT! I miss you Aaron :(

Frances knows my obsession with Stadium Cups! LOVE these so much!!! Love love love!

BESTIE, you totally outdid yourself. Thank you for EVERYTHING that you did for Me! It meant the world to me. 

This was the "side windows view" SOOO gorgeous! So this glass wrapped around all the way to the front part of the condo that overlooked the entire beach. 




Frances and Sadie enjoying the sun!



 Love my Raegy and Lyssa Lou!

Before we went out for dinner that night, each one of my bridesmaids had gotten me a small gift. They were so sweet. Also Frances had a game ready for me to play! She had asked Aaron I think 22ish questions and I had to guess how he answered them. That was an interesting game to say the least! Haha...Also the last question made me cry because I have the most sweetest human being in the world that seriously loves me unconditionally and with every fiber of his being. He's seriously amazing. So anyway I ended up crying because I am SO incredibly blessed to get to call this man my husband!

My lovely ladies!

 My lovely Wedding coordinator! 

On the way home, you know we had to stop at peach park for some homemade ice cream. The last bad round before its back to hard work at the gym! On the mission to get my nice toned wedding arms. Please send all prayers and good vibes towards me and my wedding arms! Haha ;) I need them to look GOOD!!

Thank you all for stopping by and having a peek into my weekend! 
Bye for now!
bB***


October 27, 2016

DEPLOYMENT and being M.I.A.

It's been almost a month since Aaron has been deployed. These next 3 months need to go by f a s t.  This has been the hardest thing on both of us. But I know that its times like these that we become stronger and I know he will be back before I know it. Cannot WAIT for that day to get here. 

It's been a bit since my last blog post and it sucks that I've let life get in the way of something that is very important to me. It's been an adjustment preparing for Aaron's deployment, planning our wedding and then him being gone. It's crazy. I feel like everything has been a blur and I'm still trying to catch my balance. 

One thing I have realized since the word "deployment" has entered my world is that yes deployment is so hard on the spouse that is having to go. They leave their family, their entire life and their job literally becomes their entire life for months and months at a time. The spouse is left at home to enjoy the comfort of their home, they still get to cuddle their animals and they still have their normal day to day life and in my case, which isn't at all the case for most military spouses, I still have my entire family here! SO blessed to be here with my family! However having my normal life, isn't normal without Aaron. Everything seems incomplete and lacking in some way because he is such a huge part of my life. What I'm getting at is that there are some days that I just want to lay in bed and cry because it gets tiring trying to bottle it up and act like everything is just fine. That doesn't make me weak. That makes me a human. There isn't anything wrong with feeling upset about him being gone.   He's my favorite human, why wouldn't there be some days that I want to cry about him not being here. Anyway, I say all of that to say this is H A R D you guys.

As far apart as we are, I already feel how much closer this experience has brought us together! I can't imagine having this life and making it through this with anyone else but Mr. Aaron Evans! He is truly my ROCK and I am so thankful that I get to do life with him! Ladies, if you're hoping and praying that there is some special amazing guy out there for you. Put those worries aside and know that God has someone SO special for you! Be patient and wait on him. I PROMISE YOU it's worth every time of feeling lonely, rejected or hurt!! 

And one last thing before my lunch breaks comes to a close, all of you military families that have gone through deployments time after time after time, you ROCK and you all are so encouraging to me being a newbie! Thanks for being awesome!

THE COUNTDOWN is ON!!! Less than FIVE months until our W E D D I N G !

Bye now,
bB***
P.S. to my lovely blog readers I promise since I am finally getting into some sort of routine, you will be hearing from me more ofter! <3 Thanks for reading!!

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***