2017: CHANGE

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017! I can't believe it. 2016 felt like it flew by.
I had a great year in that I got engaged to the love of my life. I can't believe I get married this year! 
In 90 days to be exact.

While 2016 was great because I got engaged and did some wedding planning it was also a stagnant year for me. I felt like I kind of just coasted all year and didn't make any of the changes I wanted to. 
That being said.. 2017 is going to be the year of change.
My goal for this year is to change. 




1. make or become different. 

I know there will be one huge change already and that is my last name. But, I want to step outside my comfort zone more. My fiancé is an extrovert where as I am more of an introvert. I like staying at home and watching movies and cuddling up on the couch. That is what makes me happy and content. But, I know it is important to have more of a social life and spend time doing things he likes. So, change is coming in 2017. I can't wait to see what the next 365 days has in store for me! 
What are your goals for the New Year?

Holiday Wishlist

Monday, December 12, 2016

I am always curious to see what is on other peoples wishlist. So, I thought I would put together my Holiday Wishlist. Since I am getting married in April I am lusting over home decor. I am also a cozy girl at heart so if you have anyone like that in your life some of these items might be for them! 

Our Engagement Story

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

On April 15, 2016 I got engaged to my best friend.

I decided to let my fiancè tell the story since he was the one who planned it and can tell it best.

His side: Where to begin? After I had decided that I was going to propose and found the perfect ring (that's a story for another time), I kept thinking of different scenarios in my head. I was trying to figure out the perfect way to propose, as every decent potential fiancé should. I kept playing different scenarios over and over in my head and trying to figure out the perfect way so that she would have to say yes. Finally, I decided. I planned. I made arrangements. And the first time didn't work out. Never fear! I decided, again. I planned, again. I made arrangements, again. And...it didn't work out. After things not working out, we were sitting together and watching tv. Then, it hit me. I had the most amazing thought and I knew exactly what I was going to say. I tricked her and told her that my Dad needed me to come to his office, which is in downtown Rome, GA. I asked if she would come with me and thankfully, she said she would. It's important to note that I've been carrying this ring around in my pocket this entire time. So we drive downtown and visit my Dad and I pretend to help him with something. Afterwards, I took us home a different way and I stopped the car at the clock tower in Rome. We got out and I showed her around and the entire time, I'm telling her about how I used to come here when I needed time and a place to think about things. I showed her the view where you can see almost all of Rome. I took her in my arms, looked her in the eye, and told her how much she meant to me. Finally, I said, "The worst day with you is better than the best day without you." Then, I got down on one knee (which left a spot on my pants since it had been raining earlier) and popped the question. At first, she was so surprised that she didn't know what to say, but after she had calmed down...she said yes. And that has been the best, most amazing moment of my life. :)

xo, Alexa