Super Random Post... Catching up!

Being slack as always of course. Thanksgiving went by WAY too fast and I am already ready for my Christmas break... although I'm not ready for the holiday season to be over quite yet!

This may be a long post... going to catch up a little.

As promised... here are a few more of my favorite engagement photos. Ahhh cannot wait to have some of these printed and put into frames! {christmas presents??}

I thought Sophie would enjoy getting festive for the holidays with me... so I put her in her reindeer costume!

She was not amused.

I found this little gem whilst perusing in my moms collection of cook books...

Oh yeah... get ready for some blog posts on Barbie's recipes! I may even cook Brice this little cuisine one night... lucky him!

haha! I love the scene set up... funny thing is I had most of the Barbies featured in this book. LOVE me some Barbie. Super jealous of her wardrobe... and the amount of volume her hair has on a regular basis.

Oh, let's not forget that my GAMECOCKS beat Clemson for the 3rd year in a row! I like this new logo...

heheheh... GO COCKS!

Last night, Brice and I decorated for Christmas! I really CANNOT WAIT for us to have our own house next year and have a REAL tree that smells so good!! Brice claims this tree can be an AUBURN tree... I'm pretty sure it won't! haha Not unless it's upstairs in a game room or something. If we're so lucky to have one!

I gave Brice this little Christmas ornament :) Our first! 

Here's a little pic of the final product!

This weekend we have a Christmas party with Brice's family. The theme you ask? Tacky Christmas Sweater of course! I actually found one already in my closet from oh, probably 5th grade. I used to wear it with stirrup pants... I'm sure that looked so pretty. I found this little headband to accompany my tacky sweater! $1 at Target!

Oh yeah, forgot to mention that last week I got two Christmas presents early. A new lens for my camera and a speedlight. I don't like the built in flash it makes everything too bright. So Brice and I decided to take a photo tour downtown! Some images from the day...

meanwhile... this is Brice


He's a good sport :)

I'm pretty sure I saw this lady in Target tonight.

Yes, that would be Ms. Carole King. I'm serious... I creepily followed this lady around for a good 30 minutes. I swear it was her. I even went to the cd section to get a cd and compare. She smiled at me as I passed... in case it in fact WAS her, I feel special :) Anyone know if Carole King is in Charleston or has a place here??

Ok that is all for now... going to fix some hot cocoa and then realize after watching the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show that I should in fact eat lettuce instead.



David's Bridal Blog Review

Recently I was lucky enough to be a part of the David's Bridal Blog Tour. I had already chosen a wedding dress but I knew that I would have to have some cocktail/special occasion dresses for fun parties such as engagement parties, showers, bachelorette weekend etc.

I had in mind to get only one dress... but decided to head straight to the sale rack (as I usually do in ANY store) and see if they had any left over goodies. I gravitate to summery colors anyways plus my wedding and parties will be mostly taking place in the spring/summer. 

WOW. There are SO many dresses to go through... half of the store is pretty much special occasion dresses. They have a selection of everything from prom dresses to bridesmaid dresses and everything in between.

OMG I came out of there with not just one dress... THREE great and super cute dresses! I found this one that I am going to wear on my bachelorette weekend (wherever that may be!)

It's so cute and it has pockets too that you can't see right now. It also ties around in the back. Can't wait to prance around in my veil with this on! :)

I tried on this fuchsia dress as well. SO cute on but it was a little loose... and I'd rather not have to have anything altered.

Can you say Barbie? I believe so.

I found my other two dresses on the sale rack... I'd post pics but I would like SOME of my dresses to be a little surprise! One is light pink and flowy that I can wear to a shower. The other is black on the bottom, white at the top and has a fuchsia band around the waist. Sounds a little much but I promise it's cute! I may wear that one to my friend Haley's rehearsal dinner in March :)
Overall my David's Bridal "Special Occasion" experience was great. I wasn't hounded by sales reps - which is a pet peeve of mine. Just let me shop, I don't need you following me around giving me suggestions!! Sorry if that sounds rude... I just like to be on my own when I shop, take my time and not feel pressured. They had great deals (sales on top of sales). So for $150 I got 3 dresses... not such a bad deal!

 "I wrote this review while participating in a campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of David’s Bridal and received a gift certificate to facilitate my review.


Engagement Photos!

Thought y'all would like to see a few of my favorite photos from our engagement session. Our wonderful photographer, Courtney Dox, posted a {Sneak Peek} on facebook. :) Can't wait to see the rest!


Almost that time of year!

I don't know about y'all but I have been getting in the Christmas spirit EARLY this year. I don't now what it is... but it seems like everyone else is too. Is it just me or did the Christmas music on the radio and decorations at the mall not show up until Thanksgiving when we were growing up? Well, a local Charleston radio station (95.9 for you Charleston people) already has Christmas music playing 24/7 (yippee!) and last week I noticed the candy canes already lining in front of our Town Center and Christmas lights galore. This makes me say "oh, I think I need to decorate my place too". For any of you that don't know this already... I LOVE Christmas time and all of the lights, glitter, music and movies that come along with it.

Thought I'd share today a few of my favorite Christmas albums that will be on repeat until New Years.

Miss Mariah Carey... I'm sure everyone that grew up in the 90s has this album. It's just such a classic. Even though we will hear "All I Want for Christmas is You" 95,603,343 times this season... I will NEVER get tired of it and proceed to sing it at the top of my lungs each and every time.

Elvis Duets. Seriously, this album is GOOD. Elvis fan or not... you've gotta love his Christmas tunes! PS. Carrie sings with him on one track. It's amazing of course.
Finally, my girl Jessica. I LOVED Jessica Simpson in college and never missed an episode of Newlyweds. This Christmas Album is a MUST.

Anyone remember the Nick & Jessica Family Christmas Special?? My roomie at the time, Colleen, and I recorded this on our VHS tape in the dorm room and proceeded to watch it pretty much everyday.

Oh... look what I found! YOU'RE WELCOME!

Tis the season!! (It won't let me embed... so click on each part for the link)


Birthdays & Babies

Happy Monday! Glad it's O-V-E-R! 

The past week/weekend consisted of my birthday festivities, and one of my BFF's baby showers!

For my birthday we had a huge group out for sushi at Bambu, I seriously have such wonderful friends!

One plus to your birthday is getting free dessert... In this case, they brought free dessert for the whole table! They dispersed these little bowls of delicious cinnamon sugar donuts and caramel all around the table.

My sweet little fiancé and me!
 I went home to Columbia for the weekend to a) celebrate with my family and b) ORDER MY WEDDING DRESS... eek! Also, bought 3 dresses for $20. More on that in another post!

I also got to see my favorite flat faced snorter...

She is coming for a visit Wednesday night... can't wait!!

Sunday Brice and I scurried back to Charleston early because I had one of my best friends baby showers! AHH Baby showers are SO much more fun than wedding showers! Everything is just so cute... and even better if it's a girl because everything is Pink and Green. 

Look at these presh little cookies my mom and I made :)

I could do this for a living - it is SO much fun!

By the way... her little girls name is going to be Lilly Kate. How precious?! I'm in love with that name and let's not forget the fact that for the rest of her life she can buy "The" Lilly clothing/accessories with her name already printed. Love!

A popular item among guests...

The beautiful Mommy to be!

All of the girls!

Wow... I REALLY need a spray tan! At least I'll fit in at the Breaking Dawn showing Friday night. That might be a bad thing.

Let's end on this photo shall we... 

HAHA I can't help it, we all loved this photo so much we had to take a picture of it. Sweet little Colleen with a random cat that looks scared... and ps. that cat isn't even hers! HAHA the best part!!



Catching Up

I have been so MIA lately! Seriously busy schedule and I'm not gonna lie, just couldn't muster up the energy to write anything! L-A-Z-Y.

So here I am playing catch up! This is what's been going on as of late...
Another engagement pic was posted! I love this one because it was taken at Shem Creek which is where we met! :)

We went to Atlanta to visit Brice's family and celebrate fall birthdays! This photo was taken very late... after a night of playing Just Dance 2 AND 3. I'm pretty sure I've gotta get that for my Wii! So much fun!

We went to the Coastal Carolina Fair... aka redneck riviera. This is the greatest place to people watch. I admit I am guilty of LOVING fair food. But my tummy still feels disgusting after eating a corn dog, french fries, funnel cake and mozzarella sticks. blehhh.

On a lighter note, I found this amazing pink cowboy hat! Great look for me isn't it? I kid I kid!!

This past weekend we headed up to Chattanooga, TN to visit our friends Cole & Anna! They got married in August and it was great to catch up with them since we don't see them often! 

We had a cocktail at the Chattanooga Choo Choo... this is so cute and such a neat place!

We climbed aboard the Silver Diner on the choo choo to snap a pic... I kinda felt like I was on the Polar Express and needed a hot chocolate!

Cole & Anna were the proud winners of darts... I got a couple of bulls eyes though! woohoo!

At least we aren't sore losers! :)

This Wednesday is my birthday... the big 2-8 ahhh.. my mom was 28 when she had me. This is the weirdest feeling! Looking forward to a yummy dinner with great friends!

P.S. I found my wedding dress!!!!! And I HATE that I can't post it because I'm so excited about it. Guess y'all will just have to wait until July! :)