Busy, Busy Wedding Bee!

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Oh honey boo boo child, I've been itching to blog and tell y'all all about the week but boy has it been busy. Even now I'm cranking this out and then heading to dinner with my family in Annapolis, . . . Continue Reading »

Becoming a Stronger Woman

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Happy Tuesday!  I am OFFICIALLY on vacation... for the next 27 days.  Woo Hoo!  If you missed them yesterday, be sure to check out my TWO posts about last weekend and my bachelorette party. For . . . Continue Reading »

Bachelorette Party

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Tips for an awesome bachelorette party... 1.  Start your day off with an awesome workout and a good breakfast! 2.  Get some caffeine (and protein) in during the day. 3.  Eat a healthy . . . Continue Reading »

What A Weekend!


Holy moly, the past 3 days have been wild!  Y'all are in for a treat today though, because I am going to be posting twice!  You read that right, I am going to be a double poster for the day... . . . Continue Reading »

Our Love Story

I thought y'all would enjoy hearing our love story from Neal! I'll share our dating story this weekend. Enjoy! Our First Date - By Neal In true 21st century fashion, Ashley and I met online.  . . . Continue Reading »

Rustic Escort Cards


For our country chic wedding, I thought it'd be adorable to incorporate mason jars into our rustic escort cards. Although I could have purchased our escort cards, I knew my sister and I would be able . . . Continue Reading »

YouTubeuler Tuesday

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Last night my sister and I stayed up WAY to late working on wedding music and watching You Tube videos.  I figured y'all needed some good laughs and chills, so here are a few of my favorite videos . . . Continue Reading »

Weekend Recap


Can you believe it's the last week of June already?  Time is flying by but I'm enjoying every moment of it!  This past weekend I accomplished sooooo much for the wedding and can not believe how close . . . Continue Reading »

Scaleless Summer 2012

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The summer is officially here and boy did she bring some heat with her!  Today is suppose to be a scoreture but I am really excited that it is now officially summer. Growing up I hated the . . . Continue Reading »


Today is a bittersweet day for me.  On one hand my sister arrives from Texas tonight... on the other hand my best friend is having major lung surgery today.   It is a bittersweet day for me today.  My . . . Continue Reading »

Stewed Okra

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At the farmers market yesterday I picked up a bundle of okra, just knowing I could find something to do with them this week.  When I lived in Texas I used to eat pickled okra all the time, but my . . . Continue Reading »

A Dream Saturday

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Today was an absolutely fabulous day... a dream Saturday if you ask me! It all started with a glass of this yummy goodness. Fitmixer Amino was the perfect pre-workout/post-workout drink, . . . Continue Reading »

Olympic Motivation

I'll never forget the 1996 Olympics.  I was 12 years old, fascinated with sports, excited about the Olympics being in Atlanta, and just about obsessed with gymnastics.  This still gives me . . . Continue Reading »

Garlic Swiss Chard

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Last weekend at the Rockville Farmers Market I snatched up a bundle of swiss chard. I see swiss chard and rainbow chard on the Food Network's show Chopped all the time (I'm obsessed with that . . . Continue Reading »

Traveling to Indiana

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Yesterday I headed to Indianapolis, Indiana for a 3 day conference.  I packed my Vera Bradley bags, all 6 of them, and headed on into work.  When I travel I realize just how many Vera Bradley bags I . . . Continue Reading »

Trip Preparations


Today I'm headed to Indianapolis for a work conference until Thursday.   I am uber excited about this conference and can't believe that when I get back it'll be TWO WEEKS until wedding week! As . . . Continue Reading »