June 29, 2016

The Best Year of my Life.

The past 365 (now 366) days have been incredible!
I had now 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

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

June 1, 2016

Birthday Month!

It's my birthday month y'all and a lot of other goodness happens in JUNE!
This is going to be a fun fun month my friends.
Birthdays, Anniversaries, Beach Trips and lots more!

Thats all for now

May 26, 2016

5 Must Have Little Black Dresses

Hi loves!! The long weekend is almost here and good heavens I am SO excited!!
Aaron and I were supposed to be going to Georgia, BUT plans have changed. So looks like it will be a fun filled weekend in the ham. 
{famers market • dog parks • church • pool day • gym gym gym}
 I can't tell you how excited I am for Monday.

We are just going to the pool all day :) We may grill or something! 

Anyway, on to the real post!
I wanted to share with you my TOP 5 Must Have Little Black Dresses. 
Seriously...a M U S T
The comfy cute t-shirt style dress. I would wear these every single day if I could. It's almost like staying in your pjs all day! 

Black with a little pop of color is always a must! The little details of color add so much character!

The skater style dress is necessary to draw attention to your waist area! I love love love these types of dresses because they usually hide my big booty! Hahaha

And these body con dresses tend to do the opposite...accentuate my big booty. I love these! I love how they show off women's curves! <3 and we all know I love anything and everything striped!

And last but not least a floor length dress that is flowy and airy! I love the cutout details of this dress.
All of these pieces are from a company called SheIn! 

Check out SheIn.com the prices are really great too and yes this is a legit company.
I'm about to start shopping for the beach. I am ecstatic for this trip for several reasons. The main one being that this is Aaron's first time to go with us and also my Auntie Stacie and Uncle Brian are going and they know how to have some real fun! EEEK! So, I will beed to be looking CUTE!

Bye for now

May 20, 2016

Fake Companies?

Hi Loves!!

I was just web browsing while working down my first cup of coffee for this morning. This is what I do while I attempt to wake up and become mentally ready for the gym! It really does help LOADS when I see all of these amazing pieces of clothing/swimwear. Its such a motivator thinking, MAN I want to look GOOD in that. 

So I come across this site called Zaful. And Hello, look up there! There are some STUNNING options and that just on the first page. Not only that, the prices are incredibly low. So I'm looking and then I start thinking, this has just got to be too good to be true! My little fashion loving heart is jumping around like its on some sort of high, only to be crushed immediately.

So then I look up reviews for this website and of course all of them are terrible. Most of the reviews people say after months their purchases never even arrived. And when they tried to contact Customer Service...nothing. They couldn't get anyone. 

For real? How to companies like this get away with this? Have any of you ever had an experience like this with a random online company? I want these swimsuits...like BAD. They are incredible. 
If anyone knows an actual legit site where I can buy something similar, do share!

That is all for today. Oh one last thing, I am SO excited for the weekend!!

Bye now

May 15, 2016

Atlanta Trip

Happy Sunday Friends! 
I am currently sitting on the couch doing everything I can to keep my eyes open long enough to finish this post. I've had a very fun, yet exhausting weekend! Here are some photos from mine and Aaron's fun Saturday in Georgia.

First stop in Atlanta, The World of Coke
Gosh, this place never gets old for me and that darn movie at the beginning makes me bawl my eyes out every single time. 

We had such a blast in the Tasting Room! I think it should totally be required that you leave with a stomach ache from all of the sugar intake. Aarons favorite was Ginger Beer haha! My favorite will always be Coke Zero! Mmmmm! OH something I didn't know is that Coca Cola makes my favorite Coconut Water!

I love this man so much. He's seriously the best! It doesn't matter what we are doing, he finds some way to make it fun and memorable!

After the WOC we went to the aquarium and spent the rest of the afternoon there. The fish are so pretty but sometimes I would get sad because of how large they are in such small tanks.

I would definitely suggest going to The World of Coke if you are ever in Atlanta! It is the best!!
We had gone to Georgia to visit some of Aaron's family, but unfortunately they had someone they were close to pass away. So we ended up just making it a quick trip! So our family trip is rescheduled for Labor Day weekend and I can NOT wait!! It's going to be so much fun!

Well friends, I am off to bed!! Why do the weekends have to go by so fast?
Bye now

May 6, 2016

Weekend Craziness, Friends and Pups!

Hi Friends!
I'm so glad its the weekend. Although thinking about my weekend makes me tired. This weekend will be filled with an early trip to Pepper Place to see some friends and family, The Boudoir Belle has a shoot tomorrow, and then as soon as that is over I'll be hauling tail to get to my friend Tiffany's Baby Shower...Oh, did I mention I am one of the Hostesses of the shower. I am so excited to celebrate Tiff and Trav as well as excited to spend some time with some of my closest friends.
This same exact group <3 Gosh can't believe this was almost a year ago since we took this! These friends of mine are the ones that no matter where life takes you...you know that they are always there for you, and you are always there for them. I lived two hours away for over two years and not one single thing changed between us. 

So Tiffany & Travis' life is about to change in a huge way and we all can't wait to meet, cuddle and love on baby Carson Hayes. Ahh Seriously cannot wait! 


On another note! I just wanted to give all of you an updated on the new addition to our Family!
M R.  B A I L E Y 

It's been an adjustment for Bucky! He's so sweet, however the little guy is spoiled rotten. Like BAD. It's embarrassing to say, but sometimes he would cry until we sat in the floor with him to eat...and we would. Every. Single. Time. So SPOILED. But Bucky & Bailey have been getting along GREAT! 
I love all of my handsome guys. I'm one lucky lady!!

I'm off to give the dogs a walk and then I'm off to work.
I hope you all have a fantastic and easy Friday!
Be back soon,