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Soul Sisters and Shoe Shopping

11 Mar

Today was such a relaxing and fun day.  After getting up and getting ready, I grabbed a quick breakfast before heading out the door to visit Julie.

Breakfast-puffed rice cereal, wheat germ, homemade pumpkin granola and chia seeds. All of it was topped with almond milk.

Today once again confirmed how similar Julie and I are…I think we were meant to be sisters, but now get to be sister-in-laws instead!  I feel so lucky to have such a great person like her in my life.  We met at Kohls and then made our way to the mall before heading to lunch at Olive Garden.

Olive Garden is one of my all-time favorite restaurants.  Julie and I had met up about 6 months earlier to shop and ate at Olive Garden and pretty much ended up in the same spot as last time…but this time I was engaged!!  How fast the time goes.  We both started out with their delicious garden salad, and I chose the mediterranean chicken for my entree.  This was a new choice to me, and I didn’t regret it!  The leftovers were just as good tonight for dinner.

While shopping, Julie and I ended up buying the same clearance jacket for $10…what a deal!  We also went in on some 5 for $20 basic shirts.  We were able to do some wedding planning verbally and decided that we will be seeing each other next weekend when Korey is home.  I can’t wait to have everyone together again…what could be better?!  Thanks for a fun day, Julie.

After I made the sunny drive home from being with Julie, I knew I wanted to get my workout in so I could relax for the rest of the night.  I did 10 minutes of weights and finished off with 20 minutes on the treadmill.

The rest of my night has consisted of looking around for wedding shoes online.  It is such a struggle to find what I’m looking for.  I’ve gone to some stores in town and also looked in a few stores with Julie today, but nothing is quite what I’m picturing.  Here are a few I found online.  Leave a comment and let me know what your favorites are!!

Shoe #1

I am looking forward to hearing your opinions.  If you’ve seen any cute shoes lately, let me know!!!  None of them seem perfect, but it’s a start.  I hope everyone had a relaxing Saturday.  Don’t forget to “spring forward” tonight and set your clocks ahead for daylight savings time. 🙂


Thursday Things

9 Mar

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  You know what that means… I’ve almost completed one week of student teaching.  Simply amazing!  I also had a few exciting things happen in the past 24 hours that I want to tell you about.

First, after finding a super awesome job yesterday a local university for a Wellness Coordinator, I talked to my lovely friend Chelsey about it, and she just so happened to know the main contact person!  What are the chances??  Hopefully she can put in a good word for me.  I’m sure it will be tough competition, but I’m willing to take on the challenge.  😉

Second, after all of that great news, I remembered that I had entered a bride-to-be giveaway that I found on a blog online.  I decided to check back to see the weekly winner and it just so happened to be ME!  Talk about a lucky day!  I won a $100 gift certificate to be used on a shop at called Emici Bridal.  Her site can be found here…Emici Bridal.   Her etsy store features beautiful bridal accessories like the ones pictured below.

Hera Double Flower Gemstone Sprig Fascinator

The blog that was holding the giveaway was Brenda’s Wedding Blog.  Thanks to Brenda and Marie for making my day extra special.  I can’t wait to pick out an accessory to help complete my wedding attire!

I’m not sure what mom and I have on the agenda for tonight, but I have had chicken sausages on my mind.  I love adding them to dishes, and they do a great job of filling me up for breakfast, lunch or dinner.  I think I might have to convince mom to make a trip to Sam’s Club to pick some of them up since we don’t really have anything planned.

Be sure to look for these in upcoming recipes. 🙂  Have a wonderful evening everyone.

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