Saturday, July 24, 2010


I am getting married 1 WEEK FROM TODAY!!! :-) to this handsome man---
I am so excited for this next week!!!! It's going to be so fast, but SOOOO much fun! :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Summer Fashion Week: Day 6


Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Shorts: American Eagle: Hand me down from a friend
Shoes: F21

I've been working on wedding stuff nonstop today! I've been working on finalizing plans, getting everything in order, final details, etc.

My 14 year old niece is in town now so for the next couple weeks I'll be hanging out with her! :-) She'll keep me busy and help with wedding planning as well!

I'm off to Fairmont to see my fiance and my soon to be in-laws! :-)

Loving everyone's fashion for the week!

Come on Emery! I need that gift card to go on a shopping spree for my HONEYMOON in Jamaica!!!!!! :-)

Friday, July 16, 2010

Summer Fashion Week: Day 5

Outfit for the day::

Dress:: TJ Maxx--- (From Mom:: Thanks Mom!)
Necklace:: Beads made from magazine paper from ALARM Ministries (The organization I went to Africa through last summer). The organization gives women a loan to buy their materials to make the necklaces, bracelets and earrings and then they sell the beads throughout the world. They are called Microfinance businesses. Read about it: HERE

Matt and I have been spending the day together! We're meeting with the DJ's tonight and then going to dinner with some friends of ours!! ;-) I love Friday nights! Especially when I'm not working the weekend!

Wedding plans are going well. Tomorrow I want to start packing and getting all the wedding stuff organized! The next couple weeks should be pretty crazy (and fun!!)!!! Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Summer Fashion Week: Day 4

THURSDAY!?! Wow the week just keeps getting faster!!

So here is my fashion for today::
White tank: Thrifted?
Mustard Tank:: F21
Skirt: Thrifted

and I did have on some gladiator sandals with it but wasn't wearing them around the house at the time... haha!

Anyways, I'm off to work so this outfit comes off and the scrubs go on.... it's my last day of work though!

This weekend will be fun: wedding planning, my 14 year old niece is coming in for 2 weeks before the wedding!, and my family reunion is Sunday.. :-) Stay tuned! hehe!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Fashion Week:Day3

Day 3 already!?!? whew! This week is going fast!!!
Another morning of just throwing something on until I go to work. I tried a little harder this morning though I guess.

I've been loving everyone's fashion!!

Today I have to go get my car inspected and fill out paperwork to have my nursing license transferred to Illinois. So I'm gonna be running errands again today before work.

Tomorrow is my last day of work for the summer!!! Then it's on to WEDDING PLANNING nonstop! Working out final details is not easy!!!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Fashion Week: Day 2

So, I had to work today, but before I went to work I did some errands. Here is what I threw on before I put on my baggy ole scrubs to go to work.

I look like a goober in this picture... but I snapped it real quick before I went out the door this morning.

Tanks:: Forever 21
Shorts:: Thrifted

I'll try to have something better tomorrow....

Monday, July 12, 2010

Summer Fashion Week: Day 1

Summer Fashion Week is underway! So here is the kick off to my week! ;-)

Matt and I went and got our Marriage license this morning and then went to lunch with my mom. It's cooler today so I may be throwing a sweater over this sundress for the evening.

This is the necklace I have on. I had the diamond from a friend's wedding last summer and bought the Harmony ring from a craft store. It's my new favorite. :-)

Can't wait to see what everyone's wearing!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010


So the quote of the day from my mom is "Katy, in 24 days your life is going to completely change".

I got in the car and began to drive to the reception location to meet with the event planner. John Mayer's song "Stop This Train" came on my CD player *yes, Matt, I was listening to John Mayer in the car. Get over it.*

As the song played I started crying thinking about how for 3 years I have completely wished my life away. I knew I was doing it, and I am totally okay with it. I didn't really enjoy my college years at Wesleyan as much
as I maybe should have, but I never really was into that scene. I had fun while I was there, but let's face it, sororities and partying wasn't my thing. I did, however, meet some amazing people and got the opportunity to go to Africa, which would have never happened. I know God wanted me there, and I did enjoy my time as much as possible as a nursing student.

Anyways, today I really just realized that my life truly is about to take a complete 100% change. I am about to get married, and move to a completely different state 10 hours away from home. My mom and I are really close. I try to joke and say that I won't miss her or that I'm tough and independent, but I've relied on my parents quite a bit throughout my whole life.

I am about to have to rely 100% on my husband and that is going to be a change.

I am getting really excited about marriage and Matt and I's life together in Chicago. I know it will have it's ups and downs but I'm ready to take on that rollercoaster and enjoy the ride! (sorry for the cheesy analogy... had to happen! ;-)

So after all this wedding planning is over and I get all moved in to my apartment in Chicago, I was thinking about doing a lot more knitting and possibly opening an Etsy shop. I had gotten some comments awhile back about my hair bow that I made, and someone had mentioned opening an Etsy shop to sell them. So, I need some opinions on whether or not that would be worth it. Anyone?!

Here is a picture of what it looked like. The ones I sell of course would be neater and not have a piece sticking out. Any comments or advice on this?! I would make scarves too and probably start into making some different headbands and cowls as well. ??? Is it worth it or would it be a bust?!

I'm getting pretty excited about !!! Don't forget to check out emery's blog. She has the most adorable little boys ever, and join in on SUMMER FASHION WEEK!!!!