PRODUCTS I’M LOVING & HATING | Favorites & Fails

I haven’t done a favorites & fails in forever! A huge chunk of that was “I don’t have time” and also, a lot of items were still the same in my daily routine. But now, bum bum BUM (cue dramatic music)… I have new items to talk about with you! While this eyeshadow palette is … Continue reading “PRODUCTS I’M LOVING & HATING | Favorites & Fails”

I haven’t done a favorites & fails in forever! A huge chunk of that was “I don’t have time” and also, a lot of items were still the same in my daily routine.

But now, bum bum BUM (cue dramatic music)… I have new items to talk about with you!

While this eyeshadow palette is hard to get a hold of right now, it’s insanely popular for a reason and has the perfect set of shades for transitioning your makeup from summer to fall. The price is oh so right at only $16 and the shadows blend out like a dream. An added bonus? It’s a spot on dupe for a certain $129 high end palette… yep, you read that correctly!

This brand new mascara has quickly become an every day item. Seriously, I haven’t used anything else since ripping open the package in delight! If you’re obsessed with high end favorites like the Too Faced Better Than Sex, Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir, and more… try this. You won’t be disappointed. It doesn’t transfer or flake on me and my lashes look bombdotcom.

(Unfortunately) I’ve become obsessed with this facial essence as a part of my nighttime skincare routine (I say unfortunately because hoooly $$$). Also unfortunately… I’m loving this super pricey skin cream. I can’t tell for certain yet if it’s making my face look better than a newborn baby’s cheeks, but it sure feels amazing and I do see results in the short time I’ve been using it!

These sneakers are super comfy, casual and cute, the best of all worlds! I love the texture and also the little leather detailing. A perfect summer to fall shoe for ankle length jeans as the leaves start to change. Bonus: the insole is super comfortable!

Another fun fact is that I’m trying to move toward a more plant based diet. It has so many benefits for health and the environment. Plus, it can’t hurt to just try something new and good for you! As someone who was never much of a meat eater anyway, I love the idea of finding my nutrition and protein through foods I enjoy more. That being said, sometimes I want a quick way to get ahead of my daily greens. This green superfood is amazing! (The flavor takes a bit to get used to, but that’s part of making the diet change too, your taste buds change! Add it to juice instead of water until you’re used to it or try one of their flavored options, the berry one is my favorite.)

On to the negative Nancy part of the post… I do have a few fails to discuss. As always, these just didn’t work for me, that doesn’t mean they’re not someone’s holy grail item!

This lip balm kind of sucks. Plain and simple!! I’ve tried two of them, thinking one was a fluke. But alas, no. It has a gritty texture that’s not necessarily exfoliating but is certainly annoying. It’s also no where as hydrating as the name implies. HARD PASS!

These liquid lipsticks are from one of my absolute favorite brands! The colors are cute on the lips, wear wonderfully and feel lovely… BUT the formula is a disaster in its packaging! I’ve tried to store these upright, but no matter what I do, a disgusting oil seems to leak out of the package. No thanks, I’ll save my hands, purse, and makeup bag the trouble. (Anyone else having this problem??!)

That’s it for the favorites & fails this time, I’d love to hear what some of yours are!

Xoxo, Meeghan 

SELECTIONS AND OVERAGES | Just Say Whoa?!

CALLING CHIP & JOANNA GAINES? Our next step in the whole process was actually a lot of little steps, or basically visiting alllllll of the suppliers to make selections on the details we wanted in our house. You guys… we were NOT prepared for just how much you pick out! Thinking it would just be … Continue reading “SELECTIONS AND OVERAGES | Just Say Whoa?!”

CALLING CHIP & JOANNA GAINES?
Our next step in the whole process was actually a lot of little steps, or basically visiting alllllll of the suppliers to make selections on the details we wanted in our house. You guys… we were NOT prepared for just how much you pick out! Thinking it would just be a paint and flooring type of party? Nooope… also the outlet covers, door hinges, bevel of the wood trim, type of lightbulb… HOLY SMOKES!

Luckily we knew a few major items we wanted to have so we based selections off of our desired paint color, the fireplace and ceiling design we wanted, etc. (Here’s a photo of the main floor mantle we wanted!)

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OVERAGES ARE NOT OVER-JOYOUS
Building a home lets you see exactly how much every, single, little, tiny detail costs… everything. It’s painful, but in the end it makes sense when you add it all up and compare it to a “fully finished home”. That doesn’t mean it’s still not a shock each time, but the bigger picture keeps us sane!

FRUSTRATIONS AND FRANTIC HURRYING
The hardest part of all with selections was picking your perfect item… to find out later on that the manufacturer wouldn’t be able to have it here in time to install. Then you began the process all over again, but triple speed because now you feel rushed and behind.

SOME OF THE BEST… AND WORST
We definitely had some AMAZING experiences with a few suppliers, seriously I’d recommend specific sales associates and stores we went to over any others, period. (Example, our granite supplier was beyond perfection, they went the extra mile and then some for us!! I’d use them again in a heartbeat.)

We also had a few less than desirable experiences, which I will not mention because it all worked out in the end. Just understand that if you’re building, you may be your biggest priority and your builder’s priority, but not all businesses are as efficient or as communicative as you may want. It sucks, but it’s frustratingly true.

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WE HAVE BRICK AND BARE WALLS!
(First off, our house is not beige… that is the color of the siding before it gets painted. We kind of hate beige.) But guys, look… we really are starting to take shape over here!! Inside we have drywall, and trim is going up. There are so many more steps to go, both inside and out, but it’s seriously becoming so very real. WE CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!

THE NEXT STEP… IT’S TRIM TIME!
As mentioned, we’re starting the trim stage now, so that’s exactly what you think it is, plus anything else lumber related besides the flooring. Our cabinets will be going up, doors, window ledges, etc etc etc.

Xoxo, Meeghan 

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STICK AND STONES | And a Roof?!

STICKS AND STONES WILL… BUILD MY DREAM HOME! Since we last talked… the concrete jungle has become a stick palace… we’re moving up in the world people! Once the foundation cured (slowest weeks everrr), the framing FLEW up. I understand the “hurry up and wait” aspect of home building more and more each stage of … Continue reading “STICK AND STONES | And a Roof?!”

STICKS AND STONES WILL… BUILD MY DREAM HOME!
Since we last talked… the concrete jungle has become a stick palace… we’re moving up in the world people!

Once the foundation cured (slowest weeks everrr), the framing FLEW up. I understand the “hurry up and wait” aspect of home building more and more each stage of this process. First, it looked so strange… what were those weird small pieces?? (Hint: the main floor flooring/ceiling of the basement level.) After that point though, it really began to look like a house!

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WAIT… IT’S GREEN??
As someone who obviously has never built a home before, it was interesting (and mind boggling) to see each stage go up. Who knew the inside of a house was green?! Heyyyyyy Irish pride over here.

 

SNEAKING INTO OUR OWN HOME
Once the roof and windows/etc. were on, it felt a bit like sneaking into an abandoned house whenever we went by to check on the progress. Whereas before we just breezed right in, now we had to creep in through the garage doors… but it’s our house! Haha, it was still a funny feeling to get past.

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The best part was seeing the inside begin to really take shape. Walking through the “rooms” and envisioning what we were going to do with them, where we’d put furniture, etc. It’s as if the light at the end of the tunnel is now visible!

 

THE NEXT STEP… DESIGN DRAMA
Did I mention HGTV before?? Because now I know why people use design teams… HOLY HARD WORK BATMAN!

Xoxo, Meeghan 

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WE’RE HERE FOR THE POTATOES & CAKE | Wedding Tastings!

Wait, there are how many calories in this?!  O_o Take my advice: wedding tastings are one of the most fun parts of the process. People ply you with delicious food, for free! (Granted you’re going to pay them a sh*t ton of money later…) As you guys know, I last told you about saying “Yes to … Continue reading “WE’RE HERE FOR THE POTATOES & CAKE | Wedding Tastings!”

Wait, there are how many calories in this?!  O_o

Take my advice: wedding tastings are one of the most fun parts of the process. People ply you with delicious food, for free! (Granted you’re going to pay them a sh*t ton of money later…)

As you guys know, I last told you about saying “Yes to the Dress!” and therefore I probably should get my diet back in check to fit in said dress. But with planning hitting full stride and being just over 6 months away… I have some time to taste delicious foods! ;)

YOU HAVE HOW MANY TYPES OF POTATOES?!
I never realized just how extensive catering menus are. Nor did I realize there were even this many ways to fix potatoes… and I’m 1/2 Irish! It was a bit overwhelming to try and make decisions during a tasting, but more so we just tried to take notes about things we did like and things which were a HECK NO.

NARROW DOWN THE DEETS
We found tastings easier after attending the first one… because we’d narrowed down the types of items we know we want on our menu (not having a sushi bar… darnit), and now we just have to decide within each category of protein, starch, veg, etc. I suggest you do the same! While so many foods are delish, you don’t want 4 chicken entrees… you know?

Also, you can always ask to alter a recipe but pay close attention to things that are extremely important and not exactly recipe related… the temperature of the foods, the service, the staff you’ll be working with, etc. Those will factor into the day and the last thing anyone wants is to celebrate with cold, stale food or bad service!!

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
One other major item we decided on was the DJ! Neither of us want to be dragged onto the floor for the Funky Chicken or any other line dance… no, not really our style. (If you start the YMCA, Jon very well may just walk out lollllllll.) To us, it was important to have a DJ that understood our personalities and the kind of shindig we want to throw.

We saw our DJ in action at another wedding and loved how professional and easy going the flow was, exactly the kind of DJ/emcee we wanted! After all, we want everyone to have fun and enjoy the day/night. Not relive their middle school dances.

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NEXT UP…
We still have to have our cake tasting, but we use Cameo Cakes so often that we pretty much think we know what flavors we want. (We do need to decide on cake design ideas.) We also have stationary to get out, gift registries to finish, florists to decide on… the checklist goes on!

Xoxo, Meeghan

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BUDGET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD | And Other “FUN” Stuff

A continuation of the home building blogs… With this series, I’ll keep you updated as we go with insight into the process, and maybe help you make a decision if you’re on the fence about building! (Read here for the previous post in this series.) CONCRETE JUNGLE Since we last talked… the dirt hole had … Continue reading “BUDGET IS A FOUR LETTER WORD | And Other “FUN” Stuff”

A continuation of the home building blogs…

With this series, I’ll keep you updated as we go with insight into the process, and maybe help you make a decision if you’re on the fence about building!

(Read here for the previous post in this series.)

CONCRETE JUNGLE
Since we last talked… the dirt hole had quickly become a concrete jungle of sorts! What you see in the photos below are the plotters used to form our concrete foundation. Think like a jello mold… but luckily more sturdy in the end.

They place the plotters where the foundation walls will go, and then pour in the concrete. Now is the “wait” period of the phrase “hurry up and wait”. Unknown to me before this moment… while you only need to keep the concrete protected for the first week or so while it cures, it actually takes about 28 days to reach its full strength and hardness. So be prepared to stare at your concrete for a few weeks, and not much else.

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After the plotters come off, the build progress speeds up considerably. So use this time wisely to make your selections, and not feel rushed later!

REDLINE THE PLAN, REDLINE THE BUDGET…
When we had our ‘Redline’ meeting with the builder (see previous post for info on that) we also were presented with the breakdown of our home’s budget and based on that, the allowances for our design selections. By selections, I mean all of the fun stuff… the decorative items like flooring, lighting, paint, etc. that make the house, YOUR home! This selection guide is paramount to staying within (or close to) the price you determined and anticipate the house to be at closing.

Now that we’ve established that… burn your budget. Welcome to the joy of home building!!

We quickly found out that we have expensive taste. So the most stressful part of the selection process was seeing the deadlines approaching while trying to find out when to go over budget and when to stay on track. You think you’ll come in under budget? Hah. No. That’s like saying you’ll lose weight but cutting off your leg.

CURB APPEAL… AND HOA APPROVAL?
Our first deadline, and a VERY QUICK one at that, was to select our exterior paint colors, brick and stone. This is no small feat, not only because one of your homes most valuable resale points is it’s curb appeal… but also because we had to have our selections pre-approved by the Development and HOA (read this post about why and how and wtf the HOA has to do with it). We were lucky that our preferred exterior look was one that was doable with our plans and that the HOA/Development approved.

THE NEXT STEP
Sticks and stones and framing, PLUS: lights, appliances, paint, floors, granite, color schemes and cat nooks… oh my!

Xoxo, Meeghan 

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I SAID YES | To The Dress!

Here comes the Briiiiiide! Since we last spoke about wedding planning, you guys… I SAID YES TO TO THE DRESS!!! Planning is ramping up and, while we’re still 7-ish months away, there are so many more exciting boxes to check off the list. To catch up on what’s happened prior to this point, visit the … Continue reading “I SAID YES | To The Dress!”

Here comes the Briiiiiide!

Since we last spoke about wedding planning, you guys… I SAID YES TO TO THE DRESS!!! Planning is ramping up and, while we’re still 7-ish months away, there are so many more exciting boxes to check off the list.

To catch up on what’s happened prior to this point, visit the previous blog post in our wedding series. Also, we’re building a home at the same time (cue insanity). Read here for the latest on that!

WHAT SHADE OF WHITE COMPLIMENTS YOUR PALENESS MY DEAR?
Guys, I’m terrifically pale by nature. 1/2 English, 1/2 Irish… Casper the Ghost has nothing on me! When I was Pinterest-ing to my heart’s content, I could tell already that I’d have to stay away from certain shades or else I’d look ghostly. Also, certain trendy looks don’t seem to flatter the palest of brides (personally not a big fan of “too trendy” on such a big day).

Of course I’ll have a bit of a spray tan (the photographers don’t need me to throw off the white balance), but there’s only so far you can fake it until you’re in Oompa Loompa territory. I also have a weeeeeee bit of experience trying on wedding gowns (putting it mildly) so I kind of knew what bridal tones would look especially horrific on me.

IT WON’T BE SPECIAL…
That’s what everyone told me!! (Can you say buzzkill?) Back to the “I have a wee bit of experience”. I’ve modeled more bridal gowns than I can possibly count. We’re talking dozens. I’ve been put in dozens more through fittings, rehearsals, etc. etc. etc.

After getting engaged, all of the industry gals warned me that it wouldn’t feel special to search for my own gown. That they too had difficulty achieving the “ohmygoditstheone” feeling when it came to their wedding gowns. It makes sense, after all I’d been in a so many gowns but thinking about it, none of those gowns felt 100% like ME. All of my bookings did help me to determine things I liked and plenty of things I didn’t like… but as for finding “the one” at a job? Nope.

HA! YOU WERE (KIND OF) WRONG!
Appointment day and my bridal squad was ready to help me in finding “the one”. I was hopeful that it would be different than backstage bridal gowns, that I’d cry the ugly bridal cry of joy! Well, the industry gals were kind of right, but also kind of wrong.

Whereas I didn’t cry (I’m not really emotional about any garment to be honest, I’m too busy analyzing if I can sit/dance/eat/what the heck is that itchy part)… for the first time in a gazillion gowns I felt like a bride. Something clicked when I put it on. The gown just made sense with our wedding style, with my style, with my preferences and how I wanted something to fit on my body (and my mum looked a little teary, that’ll do it!). Believe me, I tried on plenty, in every style and trend imaginable and something about this one just felt perfect. (Heyyyyy it’s like finding a husband! Jk jk.)

I’m obviously not going to show any photos, it’s under wraps to everyone until The Big Day, but I’ll give you a hint… it’s none of the gowns shown in this post. ;)

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NEXT UP…
We have catering tastings to decide between… so here’s hoping they understand how much Jon likes bread, wish me luck!

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Xoxo, Meeghan

FLOOR PLAN PARTY! | Can You Make It Cat Friendly?

A continuation of the home building blogs! (Read here for the previous post in this series.) HOW MANY CLOSETS ARE TOO MANY? ASKING FOR A FRIEND… As previously discussed, once we’d decided on our lot, and knew the floor plan we liked, it was time to make sure that plan would be approved for our … Continue reading “FLOOR PLAN PARTY! | Can You Make It Cat Friendly?”

A continuation of the home building blogs!

(Read here for the previous post in this series.)

HOW MANY CLOSETS ARE TOO MANY? ASKING FOR A FRIEND…
As previously discussed, once we’d decided on our lot, and knew the floor plan we liked, it was time to make sure that plan would be approved for our lot. (Yes, there are many hoops to jump through with building, be prepared!)

We submitted the plans to the Development Office and (woohoo!) were approved within a couple of days. Then, we were finally able to meet with the builder to discuss the plans. (Yes, we hadn’t even met the builder yet! There’s really no need to do so until you know you’ll be able to build with them. Otherwise it’s just a waste of everyone’s time.)

Sitting down with the builder to discuss what you envision from their plans, if some of your ideas are even possible, and to see if you’ll even like working with that builder is a very important first step. This company is building your HOME! Make sure you like them, you like how they respond to correspondence, that they have plenty of example builds you can refer to go see in person, and that you can’t dig up any negative reviews on their business. (Don’t confuse this meeting with the “Redline” meeting, that happens later on.)

BUT REALLY… ABOUT THOSE CLOSETS?
After all the necessary paperwork for the builder and the bank is set to proceed (aka the hoop titled: “heyooo you’re actually allowed to build!”) NOW it’s time for the Redline meeting. You literally sit down with the Builder and room by room, go through the plans, “red line”/mark up the blue prints, and discuss any changes you want. EVERY. LITTLE. THING. Of course, you can still make small changes later, but you should have the big picture idea of what you want in your plans at this meeting (this is not about the decorating, think major items like moving walls or adding structural features that may have lengthy supply times.)

Among our many changes to customize our build were making sure the garage space would work best for a project car paradise and… having wide window ledges for our cat to enjoy lounging on. Seriously! We had quite a few other changes and completely redid the basement but that’s the best part of building. The world {plans} are your oyster!

BREAKING GROUND
The day we broke ground was much more exciting than we could’ve thought a dirt hole to be, it was becoming real!! (When we went out there, they were in the process of digging, so we came back later on to see it at dusk. Something about staring at the poor guy operating the digger seemed creepy of us…) The entire building process goes in “hurry up and wait” waves, but that first dig was such a monumental step. Adulting at it’s finest!

THE NEXT STEP
Breaking ground meant narrowing our many design ideas down to one fluid look (harder than you think)… hello HGTV?? It’s Meeghan calling.

Xoxo, Meeghan 

VENUES AND VISION | We’re Planning A Wedding!

Since we last spoke about wedding planning… a lot has happened! To recap, Jon and I were engaged in Hawaii on October 28, 2016 and spent the immediate time after that basking in our newfound use of the fiancé title. We honestly didn’t do much planning at all for a few months, because we knew … Continue reading “VENUES AND VISION | We’re Planning A Wedding!”

Since we last spoke about wedding planning… a lot has happened!

To recap, Jon and I were engaged in Hawaii on October 28, 2016 and spent the immediate time after that basking in our newfound use of the fiancé title. We honestly didn’t do much planning at all for a few months, because we knew our wedding wouldn’t be until early 2018. (Jon’s sister’s wedding was June 2017 and we not only wanted her year to shine, but didn’t want to ask family members to come back from near and far, for two events so close together. Hey, just spacing out the family reunions!)

So, as we’ve finally taken the leap into the wedding planning process, let’s catch you up to speed!

WHERE TO DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY?
We began venue hunting first. We approached this by first looking online and through personal recommendations rather than just traversing all over town for in-person tours, when a venue may have been ruled out with a simple photo tour. We both had ideas of things we hoped for and things we didn’t want (for example, I didn’t want a hotel ballroom as to me that feels like a work conference).

In the end, we formally toured only one venue… and that was it! We selected Noah’s Event Venue on a recommendation (I’d never heard of it before) and we fell in love with the flow and look of the building as well as all of the available options to make the day our own kind of perfect. From there, we simply asked for their available dates and selected ours. Neither of us were partial to a certain date, so we merely chose the Saturday that worked best for everyone involved.


VENUE ADVICE
If you’re planning your own “big day”, my advice on venue hunting is to know approximately how many guests you are anticipating and what budget you have for your overall wedding. I say the overall wedding because traditionally the reception will account for 50% of the entire wedding budget, to include: venue, rentals, food, cake and beverages. Again, “traditionally” is a loose term to use with wedding planning, but know that your dream venue could be pricey, so don’t spend all of your budget there and not be left with enough later on!

MAKE SURE YOU GET MY GOOD SIDE
With a date officially set, the next item we really wanted to secure was our photographer. To both of us, the photos of our wedding and our families will be a very precious piece of the day that we plan on having in our home. Luckily, we know so many amazingly talented photographers! Unluckily, we had to somehow choose just one?! I left this decision up to Jon (hey, I didn’t want the pressure!) and we went with Clewell Photography. We had previously shot with Kris and Jes, and not only do we love them as friends, we LOVE their wedding photography style.

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LET THEM EAT CAKE
Now this is a very important part… the food! We haven’t narrowed it down yet, but we’re looking between a few catering options. Don’t worry, there will be plenty of bread and mashed potatoes, at the insistence of the groom. But we have selected our cake baker, which was a no brainer, we use Cameo Cakes for everything!

NEXT UP…
We have a few more items in the works, but there are many more boxes to check along the way, wish us luck!

Xoxo, Meeghan 

SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A HOUSE | Insanity and Creativity Combined!

For those who didn’t know… Jon and I are not only planning a wedding, we’re building a house! I know… we’re insane. We’re doing all of it at the same time. But hey, if we can you can too! Also, if we can do all of this, we are SET for married life. Huzzah! TO … Continue reading “SO YOU WANT TO BUILD A HOUSE | Insanity and Creativity Combined!”

For those who didn’t know… Jon and I are not only planning a wedding, we’re building a house!

I know… we’re insane. We’re doing all of it at the same time. But hey, if we can you can too! Also, if we can do all of this, we are SET for married life. Huzzah!

TO BUY? OR BUILD?
Our biggest hurdle was the initial decision to build… we are extremely picky and nothing exactly fit our needs and wants. Jon is a car enthusiast in need of good garage space and functionality (putting it mildly) and we both have a need of large closet space (putting it VERY mildly). We also really wanted a lot with nothing behind it. Neither of us are fans of the giant backyard Tetris puzzle you see in suburbia today. Try as we might, we couldn’t find a house with everything we wanted, that we weren’t going to have to update. In our desired area, it was more cost effective to build, then it would have been to buy and renovate an existing property… the numbers said it all, BUILD WE WOULD!

THE BEST REALTOR EVER
Our realtor was AMAZING. Seriously, if you’re in the area and in need of a Realtor, go see Nicholas Weathers. He went above and beyond to find our perfect lot, our perfect floor plan, our perfect builder, EVERYTHING! He’s been there with us every step of the way, and has been a lifesaver in this process.

THE LOT
We found our dream lot by chance… at first we fell in love with the area of town we wanted to be in and then a model home of what our floor plan would derive from. We were almost set to make an offer on the model (which we’d need to finish the basement in anyway and it wasn’t exaaaactly the perfect color scheme for us)… but we found out that there would be the dreaded group of Tetris yards behind it within a few years. Nope. No Way. Not happening. So we hit the search again… it was about this time that our Realtor suggested we build that floor plan ourselves. He found available lots in that neighborhood and others in the area… and one was FREAKING PERFECT. Situated on a cul-de-sac, heavy tree-lined back yard, open fields behind that… SIGN US UP!

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THE NEXT STEP
We needed to reserve the lot and make sure the floor plan we liked would be approved for that particular lot (HOAs dictate the above ground square footage, layout, etc. that is approved for each lot in a neighborhood). We reserved the lot and proceed with figuring out the build. It’s a long process but we know in the end it’ll be worth it!

Xoxo, Meeghan 

WEDDINGS ARE GIANT PARTIES! | With way more logistical nightmare possibilities…

First step to being engaged… EXTREME HAPPINESS AND EXCITEMENT!!! Second step… realizing: holy crap there are way more steps involved with planning this shindig. Welcome to the fun world of being engaged! If you didn’t know, Jon and I have now been engaged for just over 4 months and, after enjoying the newfound use of … Continue reading “WEDDINGS ARE GIANT PARTIES! | With way more logistical nightmare possibilities…”

First step to being engaged… EXTREME HAPPINESS AND EXCITEMENT!!!

Second step… realizing: holy crap there are way more steps involved with planning this shindig.

Welcome to the fun world of being engaged! If you didn’t know, Jon and I have now been engaged for just over 4 months and, after enjoying the newfound use of the fiancé title, are jumping into the wedding planning process. We honestly had no idea what we were in store for! (Side note: for a living, one of the things I do is plan events that take place in other countries. Planning a wedding? HARDER.)

We’ve begun venue hunting and after being disillusioned by the money sucking drain, I mean commercial wedding industry, realized it’s a bit harder than just “let’s find a cute place!”.

Feel free to offer advice I may or may not ignore :) and we’ll all laugh about my complete ineptitude regarding floral arrangements.

Xoxo, Meeghan 

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We got engaged in Hawaii! Tiki torches for the win :)