Saturday, November 30, 2013

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving break has been great!
I've been working on lots of orders for my shop!
This Gold Glitter Merry Christmas Sign is my new favorite item!
I made it to match my Christmas Decor.
  Break has been full of a lot of "relaxing" while grading lots of papers and doing lots of homework. It's kind of a bummer...
I love wearing cozy clothes in the winter :)
 These homemade roles were probably my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. Just yum. 
Scott's mom is quite the cook!
I loved spending time with Scott's family for Thanksgiving, we had so much fun! The first annual Hunter Thanksgiving 5k, shopping, delicious food, Harry Potter movies, football and pie  But I'm not gonna lie, I definitely missed my family. I'm excited to see them soon. I really wished they lived closer. 

This Thanksgiving, Scott and I have so many things to be grateful for. We talked a lot about it these last few days. We are so incredibly blessed!
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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Painted Happiness Giveaway

Today I'm so excited to be teaming up with some of my absolute favorite bloggers for a holiday giveaway from my new Painted Happiness etsy shop.  If you missed it, I started an etsy shop. It's called Painted Happiness and it has hand painted signs and decor. All of them start at only $12. You can choose from the shop listings or have something custom designed just for you. Right now, Painted Happiness Shop has some great hand painted Christmas signs to help you decorate for the holidays.
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For this giveaway, there will be two lucky winners! 
One will receive a 16x20 custom hand-painted sign and another will get to choose an 8x10 sign from the shop. Good luck!

If you can't wait to see if you win the giveaway, use code: HOLIDAY10 for 10% of your order through December 19th

 Elise|Hunters of Happiness                     Rachel|Rachel Sayumi                      Kati|Glitz & Gold
          Marsa|Daylee Journal                    Elise|A Lifetime of Rain                     Kristen|Wild One Forever
         Deidre|Love the Skinnys                        Ariel|Auteur Ariel                     Jessica|North Carolina Grown
Jessi|Haircut & General Attitude                Brie|Breezy Days                              Brooke|Silver Lining
     Jessica|Afternoon Style                        Jess|Golden Swank                       Lily|Blushing Boulevard

We're sorry but this giveaway is only for US and Canada followers
a Rafflecopter giveaway
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Winter Floral

Dress|Anthropologie     Shoes|TJMaxx (want these)   Watch|Kate Spade    Necklace|Etsy (similar)

This Jersey dress from anthro is the most comfortable thing ever! It's like wearing a Pajama dress to church haha which is great since I work in the nursery and play with two year olds for two hours (It's like the best thing ever). I also think the floral print is pretty fun. I almost got the dress in classic black, but I'm glad I didn't. 

Happy Monday! Thanksgiving is almost here!

P.S. Check back tomorrow for a giveaway! I'm pretty excited about :)

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Holiday Sparkle

The Holidays are almost here!
I'm already on my Thanksgiving break (hallelujah) and I put up all of our Christmas decorations yesterday.
I love the holidays for so many reasons!
 One of them is all the fun sparkly clothes for holiday parties and get togethers.
I'm a girly girl, so naturally I want all of these.

Happy Sunday!
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Friday, November 22, 2013



So I've been thinking about trying out a blonde Ombre.
One minute I'm like.. Yes, I'm totally gonna do it.
 And the next... I don't know, I'm so happy with it now. Don't fix what isn't broken right? 
And this is the cycle.

So I thought I'd turn to you. Opinions? 
a vote or a comment would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Ombre? free polls 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Hangin out with my main squeeze. I can't believe I'm still so smitten (mushy, i know)
Scott is quite the cook. These Chicken tacos were delicious.
Can you guess what craft I've been up to? I'm excited to share it 
I've been working a lot on my new adventure, Painted Happiness. I sent out my first order the day after opening shop! Thanks so much for your support and sweet words. 
I also got my first custom order for a little girls nursery. I kinda love it!
School has been SO busy. I have a feeling it's only going to get busier.
It was cold enough a couple of days last week to pull out the beanies. 
Working on new Holiday Signs for the shop.
We spent our date night going to the lighting of the Riverwoods. It felt like Christmas.
 And I surprisingly loved it. I guess I'm ready for Christmas early this year.
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Monday, November 18, 2013


Scott and I slipped away this past weekend to celebrate our first year together. 
We started the day off with SNOW.
 I was so excited and it was so magical! Just a perfect start to a perfect day. 
Then we headed up to Salt Lake City for a day packed of fun. 

We went to the Salt Lake Temple and did sealings. It was my favorite part of the day.
We walked around City Creek Mall. 
We went to the Cheesecake Factory for an early dinner.
We were so lucky to go back to the Grand America where we spent our wedding night. 
We explored our 5-star hotel. 
We had a bite of each of our three cakes. 
One from the top of our wedding cake, one the Grand America made for us
 and one I had ordered from our wedding cake vendor to surprise Scott. 
Needless to say, we threw some away and will have left overs for a while.
We exchanged gifts.
We talked a lot about how grateful we are for each other and our marriage
We enjoyed the gorgeous view.
And in the morning, we had a delicious breakfast together across the way at the Little America. 

 From the Grand America

 The top of our wedding cake. Surprisingly amazing after a whole year in the freezer. 
 My surprise cake for Scott from Layers Cake. Creamy coconut cake with salted caramel frosting.
Hands down the best cake we have ever had. Ever.
 Yum :)

It was the perfect celebration. 
Until next year :) 

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

One Year

One year ago today, we made the best decision ever!

Honestly, it has been the best year of my life.
It has flown by so fast! But at the same time, I can't remember life without this guy.

I am seriously BEYOND lucky to be this man's wife!
He is amazing.
I didn't think I could love him any more than I did one year ago today. But I was wrong.
He brings so much joy and laughter into my life!!
I love him more than I knew it was possible to love.
I am blessed beyond measure.

One year down, all of eternity to go!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Dots, Lace and Leather

Blouse|Anthropologie (on sale!)    Leggings|Franchesca's, similar    Booties|Sole Society
This outfit is a bunch of my new favorite things all thrown together!

First, this blouse is AMAZING! I've had my eye on it at Anthro for a long time but $120 bucks was just too much. Can you say on sale for $20?? Just go buy it now. It's perfect.
Second, I've been looking for a cute pair of thick black leggings with a leather tuxedo stripe for quite a while now. I found these ones at francesca's at this blogger party and didn't ever want to take them off. 
Third, these are the most amazing booties on the face of the earth! They go with anything, they're comfy and in the looks department, I would consider them a perfect 10 :)
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