i like to selfie

According to Instagram I really like to selfie.

I was in the process of editing pictures for a future post and in going through all my pictures I couldn’t help but laugh and notice how much I like apparently to selfie.
So while I am in the process of writing and editing future posts, I thought I would entertain you and show you the many selfies of Instagram.

I don’t get glammed up often, so as we saw with my Rocksbox review (FYI my code darobertsxoxo still gets you one month free!) I make sure to document it.

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Most of my selfies happen out with Matt though. He is such sport in taking about 5 pictures before I get the right angle.

Sunday Fundays usually include a selfie.

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Our morning coffee dates can’t go with out one either.

Especially Monday’s where I make the “I hate Monday” face.

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If we happen to go out for dinner, a selfie typically happens as well.

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You know it’s love, because I don’t know who else would love those duck lips.

And if a friend comes to visit me at work, well of course a selfie has to be snuck in to the visit.

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And my poor patients get sucked into my selfie obsession…

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This little guy didn’t even see it coming.

I can’t even give a dog a bath without succumbing to the selfie addiction.

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 She is clearly loving the bath… and her selfie.

Sometimes I give the spotlight to the patient.

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When you’re this cute, you deserve it.

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Because really…puppies make everything better.

I also like to give shout outs to my favorite companies.

But it’s really just another reason to selfie.

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So as you can see. I love to selfie. And if you want more, just follow me on Instagram. I promise to keep them coming.

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Do you selfie?

 

my first rocksbox [free month]

Hello loves! I’m going to take a break from the wedding re-cap to bring you something fun and exciting.
I know what you’re thinking, my wedding recaps are fun and exciting right?

Well this one is a little more fun for you, as you get some perks from it.

Have you guys heard of RocksBox?

If you like jewelry and accessories you will love this!

Rocksbox is membership-based jewelry styling service that for $19/month you get access to a personalized rotating closet of designer jewelry sent in sets of three.

To start you set up your style profile by completing a short questionnaire about your style preferences and a Rocksbox stylist will hand pick designer jewelry based on those preferences.

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Once you receive your set you can keep and wear the pieces for as long as you like.  You then return the set and they will send you another set of three pieces.  And if you happen to love a piece you are free to keep it and you will be billed a special insider’s price that is shown on your packing list.

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You can also use Forever Spend credits which are acquired by referring your friends to the program! They also reward these credits when you take selfies of yourself wearing the jewelry and tagging #RocksboxSelfie. And I mean, who doesn’t like to take selfies?

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Clearly I do. Rocking the necklace I received.

When I received my first shipment,  I was very excited to see what they had put together for me.

I love jewelry and accessories, but I don’t buy a lot of them just because with the type of job I have, I don’t have much opportunity to wear it, so sometimes it seems like a bit of a waste of money.  This is one reason why this program really intrigued me because I got to wear the jewelry, but not have the obligation of actually buying it and keeping it watching it collect dust in my jewelry box.

When I opened the mail envelope I was first very impressed with the actual packaging the jewelry came in.

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Simple yet classy.

Upon opening the box I got a nice giggle over the note they included.

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I’m a sucker for the small things.

And under the adorable tissue paper were three individually wrapped pieces of jewelry.

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In my first set I received a necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings.

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I thought all three pieces were very cute, maybe not something I would buy on my own, but that is one thing with me and fashion, sometimes I just really don’t know what looks good or don’t have the courage to wear certain things.

It was actually Matt and I’s one month anniversary (hey we’re still newlyweds, we’re allowed to celebrate being married one month!) and we had made dinner plans, so I thought this was a great opportunity to wear my new accessories.

I don’t know the fashion rules, but I wore all three.

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I almost never wear bracelets, but I really loved this one and I tend to stick to simple stud earrings, but again these were a nice change and I actually really liked wearing more jewelry than normal.

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So far I am really enjoying this program and even though I don’t think I will purchase anything from this set, I am excited to get new pieces and try new styles. Who knows, I may get some fashion sense yet!

So if you’re interested in trying out RocksBox they were also kind enough to give me a coupon code for a one free month membership for all Accidently Delish readers! How awesome is that! Sign up using the code darobertsxoxo, take the style quiz and start accessorizing!

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What is your favorite accessory?

Would you ever try a program like Rocksbox?

wedding story part five: boulder

Denver was fun, but our main honeymoon destination was Boulder, so we packed up the car and said goodbye to Denver.

It was a hard goodbye because we had such a great time in Denver.

As we rolled into Boulder we were taken aback by the beauty of the mountains. Yes we have mountains in Phoenix, but they are different mountains, it is so green in Colorado. Denver was much more city/busy, but when we got to Boulder it just seemed like a big mountain town and so much more relaxed. We drove around for a bit and just explored for awhile.

It was soon time for dinner and since one of our main goals was to hit as many breweries as possible, we decided to go to Fate Brewing Company for dinner and drinks.

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Not only were the beers good, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Again, I swear everyone is Colorado is incredibly nice.

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After basically tasting every beer they had to offer I ordered the FATE Moira, which is their IPA to drink. For dinner Matt ordered the Fresh Grilled Salmon which was amazing – because like I could ever not steal a bite of his food. I ordered the Poached Pear Salad and added chicken, which was also amazing. Poached pears + goat cheese is where it’s at.

We were a bit tired that night so decided just to head back to the hotel and take a dip in the hot tub. It was a nice relaxing night.

The next morning we set out to find a spot for breakfast. Matt and I both had done some research of some local spots that we wanted to check out, but most of them were breweries and more lunch/dinner type places, so we basically just drove around and searched on Yelp for a place to eat. We found a cute little place called Walnut Cafe.

I ordered the Boulder Scramble which was tofu, spinach, tomatoes and onions and Matt ordered the Tofu Rancheros.

Again, I had a bit of food envy. My breakfast was good, but Matt’s definitely was better.

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After breakfast we decided we wanted to do a little bit of hiking so we headed to Chautauqua Park which we heard had a bunch of different trails to hike.  Again, the scenery is beautiful and it was just so nice to be outside in the mountains and take in the view.

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I could seriously get use to this.

We worked up a bit of an appetite during the hike so we set off to find a place to have some lunch.

There are so many fresh and healthy restaurants in Boulder and one that was recommended to me to try was Zeal.

I was impressed upon walking into Zeal and love their concept of healthy eating using whole fresh ingredients.

For lunch I ordered the chicken lettuce wraps which were out of this world delicious. Matt did a create your own bowl with a base of cauliflower rice, chicken as his protein and the thai peanut sauce topped off with mixed vegetables. His was good, but this time I was extremely pleased with my selection.

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After lunch we just walked around town, went into some shops and just explored a bit more.  There was a lot to see and a lot to do. We went into multiple shops, multiple breweries and bars and basically just wandered around all day. When it was time for dinner I actually had a bizarre, yet not bizarre request for dinner and activity. I had heard that Boulder had an amazing Whole Foods and since we’re such fans of ours, I really wanted to check theirs out. Since it was dinner time we just decided to eat there as well.

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After dinner we stopped at one more bar that was close to our hotel and finished the night there with some drinks. It was overall a great day of exploring and enjoying the town.

It was a late night and when we woke up I immediately wanted coffee and food. And quick.

So since I didn’t want to take the time to research and try to find a place we actually decided to go back to Zeal for breakfast since it was so delicious for lunch the day before.

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Coffee and my husband. The start to a great morning!

For breakfast I ordered the oatmeal and asked if they could add their home made granola. They did not skimp! I also got  side of their in house made coconut sugar syrup and local honey.

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Matt ordered a fresh pressed orange juice which was basically like drinking a fresh orange, the tofu scramble and a side of the most amazing bacon I have ever had. I was seriously so impressed with this place. Everything they made was so fresh and delicious.

After breakfast it was time for some relaxation. Matt had booked us a couples massage at a spa that had gotten great reviews. After hiking the day before we were more than ready for some pampering. The massages were amazing. It was so nice to be able to relax, get pampered and spend some intimate time with my husband. It just made me realize I need to get massages more often. Much needed.

After our massages we set out for lunch.  There was a cute little place called Lyfe Kitchen we noticed across the street when we were walking to the spa, so we decided to head there for lunch.

We started out with some cocktails and the cucumber mint margarita I ordered was one of the best I’ve had. So good I had to take a picture… or am I really just taking a picture of Matt and I showing off our married status?

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I had a really hard time deciding what I was in the mood for, but ended up choosing the mahi mahi fish tacos. I mean tacos and margaritas just go together right? Well let me just tell you, they were amazing. Why don’t I order fish tacos more often?

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Matt ordered a grass fed burger and a side of garlic parmesan sweet potato fries. And yes you guessed it, I stole some of his fries. They were served with a chipotle aioli which was amazing. Basically everything was amazing.

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After lunch we had plans to go visit one specific place we were very excited about. But since this is getting pretty lengthy, that will be for next time.

Because isn’t all of this already pretty marvelous?

wedding story part four: the honeymoon – denver

Well the honeymoon is over loves, back to reality I suppose.

I am loving writing these wedding story posts because it’s allowing me to relive some of the moments.  As I mentioned, my wedding was just a blur. And honestly, the honeymoon kind of was too. It was so nice to have those days off and to travel, but at the same time I think we focused so much on seeing as much as we could that we never actually took in what we were doing, what had just happened and didn’t really allow ourselves to relax.  This is kind of why I did want to go somewhere tropical and just sit on a beach all day.  But I will say I had a great time in Colorado and it was beautiful, but again time went by way too quickly.

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Our wedding was Saturday and we didn’t fly out until Monday, so we had Sunday to regroup a little bit. But not too much.  Our wedding was on Easter weekend, so since my family was in town for the holiday we decided to all get together and have Easter brunch together.  After brunch Matt and I went home, tried to organize as much as we can and did our last minute honeymoon packing.  We got a decent amount done, but come dinner time we realized we didn’t have much to eat in the house as we tried not to go grocery shopping, so we did what we do best.

We went to Whole Foods for dinner.

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Yes, I know. We go there way too often, but it only seemed right.

For our honeymoon we decided to visit Denver and Boulder Colorado as both were two cities we were potentially thinking about moving too in the future.  Since we couldn’t fly into Boulder, we decided to stay a night in Denver and check the city out for a day. I have only been in the Denver airport and never the actual city and have heard amazing things about it.

But before we actually got to our destination, in typical Debbie and Matt fashion we had an eventful plane ride.  I had asked the stewardess if she had any champagne that I could surprise Matt with explaining we were newlyweds and I guess when you ask for a glass you get a bottle!

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Another reason why I love flying Southwest. They also announced our recent marriage, and even though they pronounced the last name wrong, it was still very nice. And really. Who doesn’t like free champagne!

Another fun moment.  Matt had ordered a gin and tonic and during the flight managed to spill it completely on me. Thanks husband.  The stewardess was nice enough to get him another, but not without precautions.

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Spill your drink, you get a child’s cup and lid.

We landed in Denver around lunch time, but with the whole car renting process and the unexpected traffic, we didn’t get into town until around dinner time.  Thankfully I had packed some emergency snacks of nuts and jerky, so that was basically our lunch eaten in the car stuck in traffic. (random side note: when we had dinner at Whole Foods I randomly picked up Turkey Perky Jerky which is seriously some of the best jerky I have had!)  What a romantic first honeymoon lunch. We finally checked into our hotel, which was gorgeous, and headed out on the town to find a place for dinner. After walking around for a bit we decided on the Paramount  Cafe. We sat on the patio as the weather was beautiful.

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Beautiful scenery and a beautiful date.

For dinner Matt ordered the Thai Salmon with rice and vegetables which was delicious. I love salmon, but the sauce definitely stole the show.

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I ordered the ahi tuna salad with a sesame ginger dressing which was also delicious.  I loved the sweet salty combination of the mandarin oranges, edamame and peanuts. It was such a refreshing salad.

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I will say the best thing about this place was our service. Our waitress was super nice and when we asked her for some suggestions on local places to visit, she wrote down a list of her favorite spots. (come to find out almost everyone in Colorado is incredibly nice)

Before heading out for the night we went back to the hotel to change and freshen up. When walking in Matt said he had a random craving for a gin and tonic so we stopped at the hotel bar. Now I know hotel drinks are way over priced, but I will say this one was worth it. Not only was the bartender super nice, but he was also very knowledgeable and we had really good conversation with him.

He also made me the most amazing cocktail.

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It was basically a Manhattan with extra cherries and I think it had a fresh fig juice as the sweetener. All their ingredients were local and made in house. (and just so you know how awesome this bartender was, after our long conversation about beer, when we arrived back to our room that night we had an ice bucket full of random craft beers and a congratulations note from him on our marriage. yup. he was awesome.)

Matt and I had an amazing night out in Denver, we went to a few local bars and ended up at a pizza joint of one of Matt’s old friends who was having a show there that night. Even though it was late and we were full we couldn’t say no to the free pizza that was presented to us. It was just the perfect end to our night in Denver.

The next morning we set out to get some breakfast. We actually initially had plans to have breakfast at a vegan restaurant that Matt had been to once before, but upon arriving found out they did not open until 11am. We ended up just walking around and found another breakfast spot called The Delectable Egg.

I ordered the Green Door Omelet which was filled with tomatoes, onions, bell peppers and I also added some grilled zucchini. It was served with a side of sliced tomatoes and an english muffin.

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Matt ordered the Fiesta Skillet minus the eggs.

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I give that kid kudos for being able to eat that heavy in the morning, but I am not going to lie, I did steal a few bites and dipped my omelet in his gravy, because that stuff was good.

 After breakfast we just lounged around a bit after our showers and packed up as we were just heading up to Boulder after walking around Denver a bit more. We ended up staying in town a little later and decided to have lunch in Denver and then start driving north.  Since we didn’t get to go to the vegan restaurant for breakfast we decided to stop by for lunch.

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Now, this was an awesome and sad experience all in one. Upon sitting I was so torn on what to order because honestly everything looked amazing.

The Water Course had an amazing atmosphere that I immediately loved. As I studied the menu I ordered a lemon ginger kombucha that they had on tap. Kombucha on tap?
Amazing.

I went back and forth between so many things, but I ended up creating my own salad and topped it with tempeh sausage crumbles. Matt ordered the tofu scramble breakfast burrito and couldn’t decide if he wanted it topped with the vegan sausage gravy or the green chili sauce… so he got half and half.

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Now the sad part. My salad was huge, topped with fresh ingredients, and the salad dressing it was served with was amazing. However, the tempeh crumbles were basically lost in the salad and I really felt like I was just eating a huge plate of raw vegetables. What made it worse was Matt’s burrito was amazing. That sausage gravy…I really wish I could have taken a bottle of it home with me. It was the worst case of food envy I have ever had. Thankfully for me his burrito was huge and I basically split it with him.  It was just one of those moments where I actually regretted what I ordered, but as mentioned, Matt’s portion was so huge I was able to enjoy his food. Hey, we’re married now right? What’s yours is mine?

After lunch we packed up and headed to Boulder…

Well, we may or may not have gotten side tracked on the way out of town when we saw this…

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 I mean our wedding was craft beer themed and one of our points in visiting Colorado were the breweries, so it was only right we stopped for a beer before we left Denver.

We have been long time fans of Great Divide so it was nice to be able to stop in their tap room. I ordered the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti.

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It not only was a beautifully poured beer, it was delicious as well.

We  sat outside on their patio, enjoyed our beers, and then finally headed out to Boulder.

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I think it’s safe to say the beginning of the honeymoon was pretty marvelous...

wedding story part 3: the big day

The day finally arrived.

I can not even begin to describe the day. Mainly because I do not remember most of it. It is so true what everyone say’s that your wedding day will fly by. It was truly a surreal moment. As I’m typing this and trying to recall all the events I am relying heavily on photo’s, however with all the chaos of the day, I don’t even have that many to turn to!  I’m still waiting on my professional photographs, so hopefully that will help jog my memory.

I can tell you, the day was magical and it ended with me being married to my best friend. My husband. And that is all that matters.

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I also was blessed with an amazing wedding party, friends and family, because if anything went array during the day I didn’t know about it. And I am happy to report I think I had only one or two bridezilla moments.

So I know most of you know how weddings go, so here are a few moments that from my day, how I felt, and the amazing end result of marrying the love of my life.

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Getting ready was surreal. The whole time my hair was getting done and we were doing make-up it just seemed like another day.  My sister warned me as soon as I put my dress on things would change and I can’t tell you how right she was. Even just putting my under garments on and I started to see things come together, it really started to hit me about what was happening.

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 I’m a little bit jealous of the guys. I mean really it probably took them a whole 30 minutes to get ready, then they got to relax and watch everything unfold. I’m sure at this moment I was upstairs freaking out of my one bang strand being out of place…

The ceremony was an absolute blur. I somehow got my vows out, but honestly the whole time I was just staring at Matt. We both could not stop smiling.

Soon it was that time.

“I now pronounce you husband and wife. You may kiss the bride”

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I was told by a guest it was one of the longest kisses she’s seen at a wedding, but I think we both kind of forgot where we were and just got lost in the moment.

We soon came back to reality and made our way back down the aisle as a married couple! I love some of the shots my guests got for this moment because you can truly see how happy we are!

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Then it was time to party!

I of course don’t have many photo’s as I was too busy being pulled in 1987383274 different directions the whole night. We had initially planned on having 50 people tops, but some how that number crept up to 75. It was so humbling and amazing to have that many people want to come and celebrate with us, but it did remind me why we wanted to keep the number low in the first place. I did not have nearly enough time with  my guests as I would have liked.

I tried my best to spend as much time as I could and one thing that helped was instead of the traditional clink the glasses to get us to kiss, we made a kissing game where our guests had to challenge us to a game of Rock, Paper, Scissors using cards we made with beer bottle caps (our wedding was craft beer themed). It was a good way for us to be able to interact with more guests.

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There was a very important man however who did get some special quality time with the bride.

My dad and I’s relationship has really blossomed over the last few years. As we were dancing we both joked about how we forgot people were watching us and we were probably boring them because we were so busy talking during our dance. He did try and spice it up at the end and dipped and twirled me.

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Gotta keep the guests entertained! But I think they took care of that on their own.

We made a hashtag for the wedding, so if you guys want to see more random reception pictures check out the hashtag #quirkwedding15 on Instagram.

I really could not have asked for more at my wedding. Everything turned out amazing, I had so much fun seeing and celebrating with friends and family and at the end of the night I was officially Mrs. Quirk.

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wedding story part 2: the days leading

Hello loves!

I am back as promised with more wedding fun!

I still can’t believe I am actually married! Everyone asks what feels different and my response is always “everything and nothing!” I mean, Matt and I had been together for almost 10 years before we got married, so nothing really has changed, but honestly, everything has changed! I mean, we’re married!

I’m not going to lie though, I love calling him my husband.

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So I left you with my bachelorette party. After all those shenanigans went down it was time for the final countdown.

Before all the wedding excitement was going to happen and Matt and I wouldn’t have time to breathe, there was one thing we had to get accomplished.

Our marriage license!

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It was a little surreal doing the whole raise your hand and swear thing and we we’re probably a little too over giddy as we left, but we were excited.

And it wouldn’t be right of us to not take a silly picture as well…

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It’s a wonder why we’re getting married. ;)

Then it was time for the crazy-ness of wedding to begin.

My one bridesmaid came in on Thursday with her family, so I met up with them that night for dinner. We ended up going to an outdoor mall we have and had dinner at one of Matt and I’s favorite spots.  Unfortunately the service was less than impressive, but we still managed to have a nice dinner and caught up a bit. One thing I love about my friends is even if I haven’t seen them in years, when we do see each other it’s like we didn’t even miss a beat.

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And I can’t say enough for how much she did for me leading up and during the wedding.  Her mom also was beyond words helpful. From making little crafts for the reception, to running errands before and during the wedding. Honestly, I was so blessed to have them be a part of my wedding and my life. Kimmie has truly been my best friend since high school and I never see that changing!

The next day my family flew in! I not only was excited to see them, but also getting to see my nieces again! They grow so quickly and I really wish I could see them more often, so I really cherish the time I can get with them!

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I mean seriously, how cute are these two!!

The day before the wedding Kimmie and my sister came over so we could practice make up.

I had to laugh because I had bought new make up specifically for the wedding, but I ended up using most of Kimmie’s.

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My sister never wears make up, so it was real fun to do her’s and see her reaction.  You could honestly just tell she felt “pretty”. Don’t get me wrong, she is beautiful without make up, but to see someone feel pretty is amazing. Kimmie had this amazing eye lash extender mascara that I was pretty much obsessed with.

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I mean just look at those lashes!

(and those duck lips)

After we were done playing with make up, I treated the girls to a mani and pedi. It was so nice to just chat, have fun and get pampered together!

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After our mani and pedi’s we decided to do a quick lunch before we had to get ready for the rehearsal.  I took them to one of my favorite brunch spots The Breakfast Club where we sat outside on the patio and just chatted some more.

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I wish we could have sat there afternoon, it was such a beautiful day and I loved just being with my girls.

But as with it seems most of the days leading up to the wedding, time flew and it was soon time for us to get ready for the rehearsal.

Things went pretty quickly and smoothly at the rehearsal and I was pretty confident the ceremony would be just fine.  Our officiant was one of Matt’s dodge ball friends who basically has the same humor we do, so I knew he would keep the crowd entertained. He also made me a side secret promise to have my favorite vodka in a flask for me for before the ceremony. (he did not disappoint)

A quick wardrobe change and we were off to the rehearsal dinner which was at BJ’s Brewhouse. We thought a brewery for the rehearsal dinner was fitting to our craft beer themed wedding.

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(funny side story: matt kept gushing about how pretty i looked that night and complimented the dress i bought and told me if i looked half as good in my wedding dress as i did in this dress i was going to look amazing. my response “well considering this dress was $15 from walmart i better look 1000 times better. we both had a good laugh)

Again, it was so amazing to sit, relax, and chat with the whole family and friends. It is so rare that everyone is ever in the same place at the same time, so if it takes getting married to get everyone is one place, I wish I could get married all the time.

Matt and I did the whole traditional not staying together the night before the wedding, so he was a gentleman and walked me to my room and kissed me good night. I think we both knew we wouldn’t be sleeping much that night…

We would only be thinking about what was happening the next day.

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We were getting married.

wedding story part 1: the bachelorette party

Hi there.

Hopefully you all still remember who I am, because goodness knows it has been awhile. Trust me, there was so much goodness that I wanted to share with you all, but I can not even begin to describe the whirlwind that has been my life lately.

As most of you know I was planning a wedding and I think it’s an understatement to say how stressful planning a wedding is. I basically planned the whole thing myself, as Matt was really busy, and with my family being across country, sometimes it was hard for them to help, even though they really wanted to. I will say I did have some angels in disguise with an amazing bridesmaid who’s mother helped me out tremendously. It’s one of those situation where words, gifts, praises can not even begin to re-pay them for all they did for me!

I know you are all wanting the juicy details, but so much fun happened before the actual wedding I figured I would do a little series leading up to the big day and then our honeymoon to Denver and Boulder Colorado.

I will leave you with a sneak peak of the wedding to come…

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But before the wedding shenanigans even happened, other shenanigans had to be had.

I didn’t have a bridal shower or bachelorette party, as honestly, no one planned one for me. With only having two bridesmaids, both being back in Indiana, and most of my friends spread out over the country, it just wasn’t something I really cared if I had or not. I had been planning with my mom to have a family bridal shower in the summer when I had time to get back to Indiana, so I just figured that would be that….

Well. My co-workers actually humbled me very much and threw me a surprise bachelorette party!

It’s not that I don’t get along with my co-workers, I do! But I honestly just did not expect them to do something like this for me. Again, a humbling experience…followed by fun experiences…

Including penis cakes.

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Here’s how the surprise went down… and how “they ruined the good surprise on me”

It was one of my co-workers birthday’s and she had asked me if I wanted to have dinner with her and her friend to celebrate. In my mind it worked out perfectly because it fell on the weekend that Matt was going camping for his bachelor getaway, so I would be home alone that weekend.

Well, that day my dog had a little episode.  She has been having mini seizures and literally as I was walking out the door to go to dinner, it seemed like she had one. She comes out of them pretty quickly, but it just left me nervous to leave her home alone.  I texted my co-worker the situation and got a pretty emotionless response of how we had made plans and she was on this side of town “just for me”. Needless to say it put me in a pretty bad mood and I thought it was really heartless for her not to care that I thought my dog just had a seizure. Of course I got a little attitude back only to quickly get a call from another co-worker telling me what was going on – that they had planned a surprise party, everyone was waiting and that is why the previous co-worker said she thought I should still go.

Well… I felt like a jerk.

After making sure Delilah was ok, I did head out to dinner to where I had a table full of co-workers all laughing at me for almost not coming to my own party.

We met at one of my favorite Mexican spots Blanco Tacos and Tequilla.

It started so innocently with some margaritas.

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(with a not so innocent photo bomb)

 We played a few bachelorette party games, had a few more drinks… and well you know how these kinds of parties go down.

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It was a really great surprise and so much fun.

After dinner a few of us headed to a local dive bar only to walk in on very bad karaoke and questionable bar patrons.

Well, we tried to make the best out of it and I did manage to get a whipped cream shot from the bartender.

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 It was short lived and we decided to soon call it a night.

Overall I had a great night and I am so thankful that they put this together for me!

Well loves I leave you with that, next will the days leading to the wedding.

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If you’re married, did you have a bachelorette party?

some recent scenes

Hello loves, yes I am still alive.

I have been running around like a chicken with my head cut off because my wedding is less than a month away! I seriously am in denial that in a few short weeks I will be married!!

Things seem to be falling into place, but we’ll find out on the big day if I actually have all my ducks in a row.

(a chicken and a duck metaphor. who am i?)

So needless to say I don’t have any huge news to share with you, but thought I would give you a glimpse into some recent scenes going on around here.

Some new fun finds recently..

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The new Detour Simple Bar in Salted Caramel Cookie Dough

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Guys, just look at that cookie dough goodness. This bar is ah-mazing. It’s like eating dessert, but dessert with a lot more protein and fiber. I am a sucker for almost all things cookie dough and these really hit the mark.

Speaking of dessert.

I am a big fan of Artic Zero to begin with… and combined with a Vitalicious brownie?

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Yup, I think it’s safe to say we all know this was one delicious dessert.

I don’t remember where I got the brownies, if I found them in a store, or if I bought them online, but regardless I need more of these in my life soon!

And then I saw that Arctic Zero came out with new chunky flavors.

I had to grab one to try and it was a hard decision to choose which flavor I wanted to try.

I finally decided on the cookie dough chip, because remember above when I said I was a sucker for all things cookie dough? Still holds true.

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This new ice creams are sooo much creamier than the originals. I had heard that the new flavors were totally chunk-tastic as well, and I will say I was a tad bit disappointed with the amount of chunks in this one, but it was still pretty tasty. It just makes me more excited to try some of the other flavors to see how they chunk up.

Other recent scenes?

Matt and I met for lunch one day on my day off. I had a late breakfast so I didn’t eat (don’t worry I had a beer to tide me over) but I defiantly had some burger envy when his lunch came.

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Actually not going to lie, I had more of a tot envy then anything. Annnnd I may or may not have stolen a few.

I mean seriously. Tater tots.

And I don’t know if you guys will believe this or not, but it had been a bit since Matt and I had gone out for sushi.

We soon had to fix that.

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The only bad thing about me eating sushi… It just makes me want it all the time.  Another sushi date is already in the works.

When we don’t have sushi dates a close runner up is Whole Foods salmon summer roll.

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I seriously never get tired of this stuff.

Well loves, it’s back to the wedding black hole. I will probably be there for the next few weeks, but I can’t wait to share the wedding happenings with all of you!!

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Have you tried the new Arctic Zero flavors? What’s your favorite?