shine or set

a lifestyle blog

wedding planning [honeymoon]

When I got engaged back in December, I was ready to take on everything that had to do with wedding planning. Even though at that time the wedding was over a year away, I was too excited (and too OCD) to wait. I believe we got back from our cruise and saw our first venue within the next few days. I…

exploring arizona

Matt and I headed up north yesterday to explore Page, Arizona. It's something we've been wanting to do for quite awhile, mostly because Antelope Canyon is up there. We explored the canyon, which was surreal, headed to Horseshoe Bend, and ended the day at Lake Powell. I'll have a vlog up…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Girlfriends I love these gals so much! So supportive, loving, and funny! 2. Puppy play Charlie met Padme for the first time and they loved each other!
3. Sushi Enough said!

get ready with me - date night

Come get ready for date night with me...and meet (awkard) Matt.

sunday spark

foodie fridays

With Memorial Day approaching, this looks like the perfect dessert to serve at a family get-together or party. We will be having a party. Maybe I will whip this up!


For the crust:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup pecans
3 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
1 stick…

everyday makeup look

I love this makeup look. It's one of my go-to's.

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Reunion Matt came home! blessthefall played a home show and then he came home with me. I was so happy! 2. Top of the Rock We had a staycation at The Buttes and really enjoyed ourselves. Dinner at this place was amazing. I had carnitas and Matt had a fancy version of chicken and waffles. Drooling!…

sunday spark

pressed juicery cleanse

See how myPressed Juicery cleanse went! Also, subscribe to my YouTube channel :)

two years

happy two year anniversary.

to the one person who will never fail to make my heart skip two beats. not just one.
who makes my stomach hurt from laughing.
whose heart is two sizes too big.

i can't wait to marry you.
i can't believe i get to keep you.

i love you, matt.

[if you need us...we w…

foodie fridays

I love guacamole. Like sometimes I feel like I could be in a relationship with it. I would probably love it more that it loved me, so it would never work.


Pear and Pistachio Guacamole, anyone? Thanks, Food Network.


3 Hass avocados, halved, pitted and cubed
2 firm ripe Se…

the inbetweens of goodbye's and hello's

Can I be honest? I did say I was going to be more honest and candid on here, didn't I?

Being away from Matt has been f*cking hard. Like, really hard.

Which is strange because most of the tours he goes on I can handle life and being alone and managing our house and dogs just fine...after the fir…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. New locks I sometimes get that spontaneous urge to change my hair, and then I do. I'm a blondie. 2. Lip Scrub This stuff is BOMB. I got it from Abe's Market.

 3. Bridal Magazines Something about flipping through these pages and drinking coffee is so relaxing.

nasty gal wish list

I need. I want. Why is Nasty Gal like a trap? You get stuck on there and realize you can't get out without purchasing anything.

Lace Dress Rose Crop Top Ella Romper Peplum Skinny Pant Deep Trouble Dress To the Limit Wedge

sunday spark

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO MY MOM, SISSY, MOM-IN-LAW, AND SIS-IN-LAW! Also, Happy Birthday to my sissy! Love you all so much!

taking on too much

Okay guys, for awhile there (the past few weeks) I felt so incredibly stressed. I was working a lot. It's the end of the school year, so it's chaos. I had a dog I thought was sick because of some alarming vet test results. I had a personal training textbook that seemed too daunting with an…

foodie fridays

Pain Perdu
Whaaaa? Similar to French Toast, but a lil' fancier. "Pain Perdu--literally "lost bread"--was traditionally a simple breakfast of day-old French bread dredged in beaten eggs and pan-fried in butter." Ingredients 1 1/2 cups fa…

mother's day sale

SALE! SALE! SALE!  For the first time ever, both of my ebooks are on sale at the same time.  Each one is $5.00, so you're getting 2-for-$10! 
Each ebook contains:
healthy recipes to get you bikini readydetailed instructionspicturescalorie and macro infoPURCHASE HERE! SALE ENDS SUNDAY. 

morning routine

A peek into my mornings before I head into work. There are enough hours in the day to complete the things you find important. You just have to utilize your time. Maybe wake up earlier. Get a planner. Set aside distractions, like the TV or your phone.

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