Oh HEY 2016!

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Well happy freaking new year. I’ve been MIA from the blog for awhile, and figured it’s about time I let you all know that I’M STILL ALIVE. And kickin’. I have been busier than ever with my day job (whomp whomp), but I feel like 2016 has some good things in store.

Here’s a quick run-down of what you can expect this year from me and my little blog!

New Domain(!): Yes, after just over a year of blogging, I’ve finally figured out what my blog name SHOULD have been. I’ll be moving all of my content over to the new site, and hope it goes smoothly – and that you’ll continue to follow along!

Home Projects: Namely, a NEW BATHROOM.

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28 Must-Ask Questions for Your Wedding Venue

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Awhile back, I got an email from the florist that did our wedding flowers. She said she has a client who is getting married at the Inn where we got married last August, and she had some questions. I, of course, was more than happy to give out my contact information, because have I mentioned I LOVE to talk about weddings? Even better when I can talk about our wedding. We all know people like to talk about themselves, and your wedding day is hopefully one of the best days of your life. (I know, I know… it’s not about the wedding day, it’s about the marriage. But STILL. Our wedding was the best. It was so so much fun.) So doy, I am happy to relive as much of my day as possible and brag about how great it was.

Jesse and I ended up meeting up with this bride-to-be and her fiance over beers to chat about our experience at the venue. After introducing ourselves and chatting a little bit, it was like this:

Bride-to-be Mollie: pulls out her typed up questions on a sheet of paper. “Haha, I feel so silly, but I brought some questions”

Kelly: “Oh, don’t worry… I gotcha beat” pulls own giant stuffed wedding planning organizer binder out of giant purse, and slams it on the table. You know. I brought it just in case.

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Printing Photos Online – Quality on a Budget

Since receiving our wedding photos, I’ve had a bit of a tough time choosing images to print as well as deciding how to display them. Having over 600 images to choose from makes it a daunting task, but it’s a good problem to have so I won’t complain. I’ve been slowly working toward making some decisions on the images that I’d like to have as artwork in our home. The first project that I decided on is in progress, and I thought I would share what I’ve learned about online printing options.

For this particular display, I had two specific images in mind, and knew I wanted to print them at a fairly large size. I love the artsy composition of these photos (no faces necessary), and thought they would look nice in our bedroom as a kind of showcase of our wedding day fashion. Because even though you only get to wear that wedding dress once, it doesn’t mean you can’t look at it daily!

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Why you should hire a professional wedding photographer (and videographer!!)

All photos in this post are credited to the lovely Cassie Rosch | Photography, www.cassierosch.com

Ok. I know I am already married, and a large part of me is relieved to be done with all of the planning and decision making that comes along with putting on a wedding. Anyone that has done it knows that it is a LOT of work!! But anyone that knows me knows that I LOVE to talk about wedding things! Let’s be honest. I’ve seen every episode of Say Yes to the Dress (Ok, multiple times on Netflix), I had an account on knot.com when I was in college, and my “vicarious” Pinterest wedding board started collecting ideas long before I was engaged. There are just so many things about weddings that are easy to obsess over. The beautiful lacey dresses, the elegant or quirky centerpieces, the personalized touches that make each day unique. When you combine a day of love with all of your favorite people, booze, fancy food and dance parties, it’s hard to have a bad time. I think I may have missed my calling to work in the wedding industry, what a happy beautiful place to be!

We have been reminiscing about our wedding this week more than usual, due to a couple of super amazing, ridiculous things that we were so blessed with that came out revolving around our day. The first is this:

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Better late than never?

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We’ve had quite the year. Make that quite the two years. Bought a(n adorable) house, built a fence all by ourselves, got engaged, worked hard, trained for and ran a half marathon (Jesse’s first, my third), completed a 72 mile mountain bike race (one half of us did, I drank beer and cheered), learned to dance, paid down debt, saved for, planned for and DIYed ALMOST all of our wedding, and successfully pulled off what we think is without a doubt THE best matrimonial celebration to exist, ever.

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