May Favorites

I haven’t done a post like this before so if you like it please let me know. I thought I would try something new. I also have been working a super secret project for you guys so stay tuned for more details.

Here of some of my favorite products I have been using lately. I try to incorporate a product from different categories of life. I also try to link everything.

1. Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Moisturizing Mousse

I wanted to try a self tanner but I didn’t want to pay a huge price so I tried this. I think it works great! Its easy to apply, you don’t have to wait for it to develop, and it doesn’t turn orange. When it starts to fade it looks natural. One thing I like is that if I want it to be darker I’ll take a shower in the morning and apply it right after then that night I will apply a second coat. I also apply this with a mitt I bought separately, I think it makes a huge difference. 

2. Resistance Bands

I don’t always have time to go to the gym so I got these resistance bands. They took my home workout to the next level. I like these because they act as if I am using weight but with out taking up the space of weights. They came with a little carrying bag to keep them all together and I store them in my living room end table. I think if someone wanted to add a small piece of equipment to their workout these would be what I recommend. Their good for total body use and take up very little space, plus their cheep but good quality. 

3. My platform bed frame

I had a platform bed that I had for three years. I like it but it was very high so I could store stuff under it. Since I didn’t need the storage any more I decided to get a lower bed. I wanted something cheep, sturdy, easy to put together, and minimal in appearance. After some much digging this is what I got. I had my doubts at first but after using it for a few months now it had held up great. It is very sturdy, easy to put together, doesn’t squeak, and still has enough space under it for some storage. I am very happy with this purchase. 

4. The Knot Wedding Binder

I like to keep things organized and write everything down so when I started planning my wedding I quickly learned I needed something. I researched and researched some more and this is what I purchased. I love it! There is pre made pages, and schedules, and tabs. This is truly an organizers dream binder. I could not have made a binder this organized myself. This is also my first wedding and the first wedding of my siblings so the tips and information this binder provides is amazing. There is even a plastic page where you can put the business cards of all your venders. Down to every last detail is in this book. Then I also like that there is still space in the rings so I can add my own pages. They also have an app and website that all align with the binder. This would be awesome for yourself or even an engagement gift to someone you know is getting married. If you want to read my engagement story  here it is.

5. The Wireless remote control for Cannon DSLR cameras

I never thought I needed one of these but I do, You do. If you like taking photographs I would highly recommend this little tool. It was cheep but effective. When I have my camera on a tripod and I ma trying to take some self portraits this helps but it can be used for so many other occasions. Like when taking photos that you don’t want to have any shake in this is great or with kids or animals you need to get their attention. I recommend any one to add this to their camera gear. I was easy to connect and start using right away. It is small and come with a little bag. It light weight and doesn’t bulk up your camera bag at all. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and please leave a comment if you want me to make this a monthly thing. I hope you enjoy these products. Also I am thinking about making a post about my camera gear to blogging equipment, let me know if that is something your interested in. I really appreciate your feedback.

 

 

 

 

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WE GOT ENGAGED!

Most girls dream of this moment their entire life and when it finally happened it was as amazing as I always dreamed. I had no idea he was going to propose and was completely surprised.

On March 5, 2017 Conner’s planning and plotting had finally paid off. It was a Sunday. The sun was shining but the wind was cold and you could tell it wasn’t quite time for spring yet. The day before his sister had asked me if we would be her models for a photo shoot. I was happy to help her out, little did I know this photo shoot was so much more than a school project.

We woke up that morning and took our time getting ready. We had on outfits that would match and look good in photos. He didn’t rush me while doing my hair and makeup which is unusual  for him. Once we were ready we all loaded into my car and Conner drove us.

It took us a while to get to our destination but when we did we were ready to go. We went to Cascade metro park to take photos and although it was a cold day it was beautiful outside. The trail was a loop, the plan (so I thought) was to just walk all the way around and pose for picture along the way. We made several stops along the way until we reached a look-out point. I was excited to see the view and walked all the way to the end. I remember the cold wind blowing directly into my face and the view was beautiful. 

I didn’t realize Conner wasn’t by my side because I was so mesmerized by the view. All I heard was him calling my name and I turned around. At first I didn’t see him until I looked down and there he was on one knee. While he spoke to me his face showed many emotions. His eyes showed me he was nervous but his smile showed me he was excited. 

The moment my life changed forever.

Him holding the ring I was shocked how beautiful it was. He did an amazing job of picking out the ring and he did it all by himself. When I said yes he took the ring and slipped it onto my cold finger. Although I had my hands in my coat pocket they were still cold.

In all the excitement of the moment I completely forgot his sister and her boyfriend were photographing us. After taking several photos on the look-out we moved on to our next spot on the trail. Our smiles were big and I remember us giggling frequently through the rest of the day.

Once we had walked the entire loop of the trail we all got back into the car. The surprises didn’t end there though. He had the whole day planned. We drove to meet my parents and sisters at an Italian restaurant we ate at for the first time only a few weeks earlier. His parents met us there as well. We arrived to a large table with balloons, where we enjoyed lunch with our families. Once we were done eating the restaurant staff gave us free ice cream and congratulations.

After that we went home and enjoyed each other company for the rest of the day. March 5th, 2017 will be a day I will always remember.
I am going to be doing an entire wedding series so if you want to hear more about our plans stay tuned for another post coming very soon. Also follow me on Instagram to know when I make new posts.