Engagement Photos

Just wanted to share the BEAUTIFUL photos my good friend Becky took of Todd and I for our engagement. We had the kids tag along to get some family photos as well!

I love just each and every one! Here are just a few:

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Make sure you check out more at her website and her Facebook Page.

Thank YOU again & again Becky! XOXO

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Already August

Just a heads up that the WPlus9 August Release has been pushed back a few days. We will begin sharing the (fabulous) new sets on August 5th.

If you just can’t wait till then…make sure to stop by Dawn’s Blog and check out some sneak peeks!

I can’t believe it’s already August. Where has this year gone? Crazy we will be getting married in 4 months.

Here is a super cute wallpaper calendar from Chic Type I hope brightens up the last little bit of summer days drifting away.

Fabulous Friday

Hope you are having a FABULOUS FRIDAY!

I know I am, so ready for the weekend for sure. Wanted to share a couple of fun updates…

First of all…I am SO flattered to have been selected as the winner for CASE Study’s Challenge #100 for this card.

And in some more personal news…Weight Watchers and a Wedding (me trying to lose weight for our upcoming wedding) has been going great! I am now down 23lbs, and have lost 2 inches in my waist, and 1 inch in my hips. WOOP WOOP!!! The best part is I feel fantastic. I’ve been working out twice a week with a personal trainer and some co-workers. (one of the perks of my company they provide a gym & FREE trainers!) – so spoiled. My goal is 40 before the big day…so half way there!

Our trainer is so motivational and she sent us this quote this week that I just had to create a fun little poster with:

I am selling this motivational print file on my new section in my Etsy Shop – Printable Prints for just $5

time

If you are looking for financial & time management advice for us crazy “Women on the Go” – you should check out: Women&Co.

Recently they shared the following stats & I can sooooo relate:

At some point in our work week, many of us may conclude that there simply aren’t enough hours in a day, but according to a recent study from Real Simple, this sentiment may ring especially true for women. The study shows that despite the increase in men’s contributions at home, women continue to feel stressed and overwhelmed in their lives. Below we’ve provided some key findings from the study:

Half of women say they just don’t have enough free time and less than a third didn’t even have enough time to fit in a single episode of their favorite TV show.

Most women (2/3rds) don’t blame their jobs for interfering with their personal lives, they blame the housework piling up at home – chores that range from taking out the laundry to balancing the checkbook.

Despite the fact that more and more men are pitching in to help, women are assigning most of the work to themselves, with the thought: “if you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.”

45% of women said they would not hire more household help if they could afford it and 69% of women said they wouldn’t hire more childcare if they could afford it.

The top three jobs women “really, really don’t want to hand off to their spouse”?  Decorating (63%), managing household finances (59%), and organizing (53%).

61% of women feel guilty when they choose to spend time on themselves.

But happiness is possible: Women who plan out their goals, prioritize and space out their goals over their lives reported being more satisfied.

*All statistics were sourced from the study, Women & Time – conducted by Real Simple and the Families and Work Institute

Plateau

Today marks 10 weeks on Weight Watchers. Up until week 8 I was losing 1-3 pounds a week.

The last two weeks – NOTHING.

So yes, 18 lbs, and killing myself to get to that 20. To say I’m frustrated is an understatement.

I have doubled my workouts, eat the same if not less, and just can’t figure out what is going on. The only thing I noticed is I haven’t been eating breakfast. So I’m going to add that back in. (not out of hunger, just forgetfulness / lack of time)

Wish me luck…in this wasteland of a plateau!

Fun with Flowers

This Friday I have my first appointment with a potential florist for our wedding. I’m super excited.

One of my favorite wedding blogs is Style Me Pretty. I just came across their awesome Build a Board Tool.

(Kind of like Pinterest but a little more specific & you can make different layouts)

This is what I will be bringing to the florist for “inspiration” for our wedding:

// Bouquets //

// Centerpieces //