Jun 12, 2011


This is what has been going on lately...

My "Tea Time" Bridal shower in Marion, Indiana, hosted by my future sisters-in-law, Jathniel Shepherd and lauren Shepherd.

A week later we had my 2nd bridal shower, in my hometown of Battle Creek, Michigan. This one was at my Aunt Linda's house, and she made amazing food and delicious coffee punch. My friends Elise and Marie made all of the decorations, and my maid of honor and little sis hosted the event.

We had a few open houses...

and the final event of the week. Leah's graduation!!! She is growing up so fast :-)

It was definitely a time for celebration :)
Congrats to all of the grads!

Jun 3, 2011

Crazy Year

Jordan has been interning at Exact Target for a few weeks now. Already our lives have changed drastically, and we are slowly learning how to adjust to this new schedule of his - taking it one day at a time. I'm realizing just how much of a commitment it is to commute to Indy for a 40 hour work week. By the time Jordan gets back from work around 7:00pm, we have to eat dinner, work out, make a tanning bed visit (it's for Mexico guys...), and then fit in our quality time together somewhere between 9:00 and 10:00pm. Sadly, we can't be night owls anymore since Jordan has to wake up way before the sun in order to get to his grown up job on time.

Since we haven't spent much time together lately, we decided to make tonight a date night in Indianapolis. In order to save gas, I figured I could go to the city with Jordan and hang out in the circle center Starbucks while he works across the street.

Now it is 3:20pm and I am bored out of my mind. I have exhausted all of my entertainment options, and I've consumed way too much caffeine for one day.

In a few hours we will be eating dinner somewhere in Broad Ripple and enjoying our Friday night out together. I can't wait, and I really can't wait to explore the city that we might possibly be living in a year from now. And as you probably already know, I absolutely love Indianapolis.

"The nation’s twelfth largest city has undergone a dramatic revitalization over the past decade, bolstering its strength in the manufacturing, distribution, retail and service sectors. The self-proclaimed “Crossroads of America” was named the “most affordable city over one million people” by the National Association of Homebuilders. Rich in arts and culture, Indy combines “big city style and Hoosier hospitality.” - Best Places to Live in America

Old to New

Mason Jar Drink Dispenser

DIY Mason Storage

Mason Jar Soap Dispenser

Vintage Clear Canning Jar Sconce

Vintage Ball Mason Jar Terrarium

I have been collecting mason jars for the wedding, so this caught my attention right away. I love how creative people can get with the simplest things. (Found at Apartment Therapy)