May 30, 2012

Engagement Shoot #2

Nathan and I had another engagment photo session, and these were our favorites!

May 21, 2012

Baked Cheesy Garlic Zucchini

I made this delicious cheesy garlic zucchini very easily in the oven. All you have to do is preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Then, take one whole zucchini and cut it into fourths - once in half and then in half again long ways. Rub a little vegetable oil on the tops, then sprinkle on garlic salt and parmesan or mozzarella cheese, or really whatever cheese you prefer. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes and then enjoy!

May 10, 2012

Camera Necklace

I found this adorable camera necklace on Pinterest. I really can't wait to get a real camera! I love photography! Check out my Photo Love section to look at some cool pictures I found.

Any other aspiring photographers out there? What is your inspiration? Leave a comment and let me know!

May 5, 2012

Chicken Rice and Asparagus

Today I made a chicken flavored rice with asparagus and it was DELISH!

Here's how you make it:

Ingredients (for one serving):
       1 1/2 cups Fat Free Chicken Broth
       1 cup White Rice
       1 Tbs Vegetable Oil
       4 stems of Asparagus
       1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt

Cut the asparagus into one inch sections. On stove top in one skillet, put 1 cup chicken broth and boil. Once boiling, add in the white rice and simmer on low for 5 minutes. While the rice is simmering, put in a separate skillet the vegetable oil, asparagus, and the remaining chicken broth. Cook on medium heat for two minutes. Sprinkle the seasoned salt over the asparagus and cook for two more minutes. Drain the left over chicken broth from the rice and the asparagus. Combine the rice and asparagus and add more seasoned salt, if desired.

This 7 minute recipe is as tasty as it is easy. Try it for yourself and let me know what you think! Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get updates on the blog.

May 2, 2012

Vanilla Apple Flatbread

I just came up with a pretty easy but tasty concoction today for lunch. It is incredibly healthy.

All you need is:

1 apple, thinly sliced
Vanilla Greek Yogurt
1 Whole Grain Sandwich Flatbread

All I did was lightly toast the flatbread to make it a little stiffer. Spread a bit of the vanilla greek yogurt on one side of the flatbread and lay slices of apples on top. The result is delicious!

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Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes! They are so adorable and so delicious.. and there are SO many different kinds! I decided to put together a list of the most delicious cupcakes...

Apple Cinnamon Roll

Bailey's Irish Creme

Cinnamon Toast Crunch

Green Tea

Raspberry Lemonade

Mocha Coconut Frappuccino


Nutter Butter



Strawberry Margarita


Caramel Toffee Crunch

Vanilla Chai

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May 1, 2012

Wedding Planning Thoughts

There are a little less than 6 months before my wedding (October 20, 2012) and I never realized how much planning goes into an event like this. I realize that I am not anywhere close to done, but somehow I have not freaked out once. Since a lot of people are probably in my shoes right now, I wanted to share a few tips on how I keep it all together...

1. In the end, it's not about the wedding, it's about the marriage. Too many people get wrapped up in the planning and making sure everything is perfect, down to the last detail. Don't forget to enjoy the time you are engaged growing together and that at the end of the day, that is the person that matters the most on this earth and the one you are going to be with for the rest of your life, not just through that one day.

2. This is YOUR wedding. It's great to get suggestions from others because they can show you new perspectives that you were overlooking. However, don't crack under the pressure of what everyone else wants for your wedding. You only get one chance to have the wedding you want, so make sure it's what YOU want, not just what everyone else wants.

3. Go days (or a week) without thinking about the wedding. It's really going to be okay if you are not thinking about or planning the wedding every second of every day until the day of the wedding. You need to have some days to take a break from the planning or you will drive yourself insane.

4. Find your support system. Whether it is your family or your best girl friends, you can't forget the importance of having people to share this process with. They will be a great source of support and encouragement, whether it be giving an opinion, doing tedious tasks like tying bows and addressing envelopes, or just being there when you need someone to vent to.

5. Pray. It's such a relief to know that God is unchanging throughout this world of change that I am in. He is my rock through everything, and as long as I keep Him as my focus and not my wedding, everything will work itself out.

I hope these tips help you through this process! Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get all our updates.

April 7, 2012

Top 5 Braided Hairstyles

In anticipation of my hair growing out, I am looking for ways to style my hair once my hair length goal is achieved. Braids seem to be the most popular of all the long-hair styles this season. The great thing about braids is that there are so many ways to incorporate them into different styles. I decided to once again go to my trusty resource - Pinterest!

Here are my Top 5 Braided Hairstyles:

1. The Classic Fishtail

2. The Braided Bun

3. The Mini Mix

4. The Waterfall

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April 2, 2012

Engagement Shoot

I had our friend Marie take a few snapshots of Nathan and I post-engagement. 
I wanted to share our favorites...

March 27, 2012

I Got Engaged!

Last week my wonderful boyfriend Nathan proposed to me on 
the Riverwalk in Pittsburgh.. I said yes, of course!

I absolutely LOVE my ring! Too bad I had to give it up less than 24 hours 
after it was given to me to get re-sized.

The wedding is this October, so I will probably be posting a lot of wedding-related stuff for a while, considering I don't have a whole lot of time and would love to get some opinions!

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March 16, 2012

Upside Down Braid

This is a hairstyle that I used to do when I played volleyball, because we weren't allowed to wear bobby pins. It kept the back of my hair up since it wasn't long enough to reach into my high bun. My hair is finally long enough again to do it! And yes, I did do this myself!

March 14, 2012

Dainty Floral

This dress is so adorable, with the little ruffle at the top and the dainty floral print. I'm ready for spring in this!

It's the little things. I am wearing my favorite nail polish of all time, called Eternal Optimist by Essie.

I had to use my church's bathroom to be able to get the whole dress in the picture :)

Rocking my classic updo...

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March 13, 2012

Barnes & Noble Trip

I was hanging out at Barnes and Noble today and decided to post some of the books I found that look interesting... 
This is a book I have been wanting to read for a while. 
These books look really cool for organization/re-purposing.

I really like Lauren Conrad, but I had no idea she was an author now!

I also got the chance to skim through some magazines and found a few cool articles...
Very trendy for spring! Found in Cosmo. 
I found the following articles in the April issue of Glamour: 
I had no idea... 
This is just hilarious. 

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