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Today I Am Thankful For

5 Nov

I noticed on various social media sites that people are listing what they are thankful for each day in November. I try to regularly write a post of things I am thankful for throughout the year to remind myself of the wonderful things I have in my life. I’ve decided for the month of November to post a few days at a time…so, without further adieu….

I’m thankful for…
1. The fact that I wake up every morning (sometimes in the afternoon, and especially thankful that I get to sleep in!).

2. My Parents. They are such a shining light for me. I’ve watched them tough it out, and I’ve watched them prosper, and through every step I’ve watched them show true, unconditional LOVE for one another. They have given me, and still do, so very very much. I cannot thank them enough for everything.

2a. My Daddy-O. He’s the best for telling me to chin-up and keep on. He will not stand for me giving less than what he knows I can. An entrepreneur himself, he’s great for giving advice and encouragement when I need it, even when I don’t realize I do. He’s a wonderful teacher, has great stories, and is a blast to sit back and have a drink with. His laugh is one of my favorite things ever, and I really miss hearing it since I moved away from home.

2b. My Momma. She is such a beautiful person through and through. I couldn’t possibly ask for a better person to show me how to overcome my fear, find my inner “happy place” (woosaaahhhh), teach me to be curious and show me through example how to be a true lady. My love of art most definitely comes from my mother’s passion and encouraging me to create and be expressive, that’s such an big part of who I am, and I have her to thank.

3. My brother going to school at my Alma Mater. I’ve got several years on him, so it’s almost like we are only children sometimes. By the time he was big enough to hang out (and didn’t interfere with my curfew) I had moved off. I still live near my college and we try to hang on the reg. He’s a pretty cool guy…but awesomeness is a family trait.

4. Thomas. My absolute best friend. My adventure partner. He is amazing. I’m so thankful for the friendship that we had for years prior to us dating, the prodding from friends who “just knew”, and his persistence. I am so blessed to call him family and cannot wait to be his bride. My everyday is made better by his presence in my life. ❤

5. My privilege as an American citizen to vote. I early voted, but if you have yet to hit the polls, I encourage you to cast an educated ballot tomorrow for the candidate of your choice and take the time to realize what a GREAT BIG DEAL that is!

I hope you take the time to remember things you are thankful for every day, not just in the month of November. I'm looking forward to sharing more with you as the month progresses!

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Location, Location, Location!

29 Sep

After MONTHS of scouring the internet for a location for our wedding, I found it while walking downtown in my fiance’s home town. Once again the Universe took care things. Although in the excitement and making sure I covered all the questions (I had no idea I was so unprepared!) I neglected to take any pictures when Thomas and I went to go look at it together. So for that dear readers, I apologize. It’s beautiful though. Loft style, exposed brick, artsy and industrial. Exactly what I had in my minds eye. In all honesty, I don’t really care where it is, so long as its indoors and air conditioned, I just cannot wait to marry my very best friend. ❤

The Parson’s Table (aka The Wedding Venue That Wasn’t)

20 Jul

The hunt is on for a venue to host our upcoming wedding. This is proving to be a rather difficult feat. All we want is a quirky place that reflects who we are. Is that too much to ask? Evidently so.

Lo! There was The Parson’s Table! I thought perhaps we had found the place!

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This beautiful church built sometime in the 1870’s is in historic Jonesboro. It hasn’t served as a church for some while. It’s just quirky enough and is placed in a beautiful setting that has perfect colours in the Fall.

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How could one not fall in love with this place!?

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Clear & White bangle – thrifted
Red bangle – Gift from my fiance (It was his grandmother’s)
60’s faux lizard handbag – local estate sale

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Early 50’s wedges – thrifted (These are my favorite shoes right now. I wish I had more colours)

Unfortunately for us (and them! Just think of what a fabulous wedding we are to have!) they are only fulfilling their reservations already booked through this year, and are making no commitments to hosting any new events.

So the search is still on for a site to hold our awesome wedding. Since I’m not from this area the local hidden gems are, well, still hidden. So by all means, let me know of neat places we can go look at in East Tennessee.

Oh, this was the only picture I snagged of my whole outfit.

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Late 50’s novelty print dress – Thrifted
Cardigan – From my mall working days in HS

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