How we stay connected

       Currently Jacob and I are working on a semi-long distance relationship, given, we do see each other on the weekends, but even that is difficult. It’s really hard, at least for me, to go on throughout the week without him. But we have come up with some ways to stay connected throughout this distance and I’m going to share them with you!

  • Phone Calls
    • This is an obvious one but I think it still needs to be addressed. Jacob and I call each other every chance we get. Waking up in the morning, on our way to work, during our breaks, leaving work and we ensure we have FaceTime dates at night. Honestly, sometimes this can be just a tad bit annoying. For example, I might get busy with something and start stressing out and answering the phone isn’t really something I want to do, BUT after our phone calls I always feel so much better. They are definitely worth it.
  • Audio messages
    • When Jacob and I cannot talk over the phone I leave audio messages and he always receives a lot of those! I have learned that audio messages are extremely beneficial to both our relationship but also for me. It’s like a diary, I tell him what I’m thinking, what has happened to me and everything in between. It is very therapeutic. 
  • Nightly devotionals 
    • This is definitely the most important one. I think it is extremely important that Jacob and I push each other to be better Christians and do devotionals together. So at the end of our FaceTime dates, before we say goodnight, I bring out my devotion journal and my nightstand Bible. We read the devotion and reflect on what the message was.  I think this is crucial to being closer and maintaining our relationship.

Semi-long distance is not fun, I will be the first to say it, but it’s important to work through it and put in a lot of effort! 

If you have any tips or advice I would love to hear all about it!

Have a great day, 

Love, 

DIY Maid of Honor Proposal

Happy Sunday!

Just so you guys are updated, I finally bought my wedding dress! Given, I wasn’t really looking for a dress, it just happened!

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I was beyond ecstatic! But this post is all about the maid of honor proposal. My sister is my maid of honor and she told me “You have to ask me to be your maid of honor in a cute way”, and honestly I didn’t want to! She already knew she was going to take that role so why do it? But being the loving, kind person I am I decided to do it anyway and I also don’t want to miss out on all things wedding!

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It contained:

The box and tissue paper were from Michael’s, it was the easiest thing to put together. She loved it and I loved it also because I didn’t just go out and buy a proposal box. It means more to me that I’m actually doing wedding stuff myself.

If you have any wedding tips and advice I’d love to hear all about it!

I hope you guys have a great Sunday!

Love,

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Wedding Dress Sample Studio

Good morning my beautiful followers!

As many of you know, and many probably do not, I am engaged! But honestly, I’m kind of freaking out, I want the most perfect wedding there is but I’m afraid to make any decisions.

To begin with, my dress! What if I don’t like the one I bought, why am I not crying like all the other girls on TV are, and why are all the dresses so expensive? (spending more than $1,000 on a dress I’m only going to wear once…. that’s ludicrous)

Well, in little Augusta, Georgia I found a sample studio, Tiffinie Bleu Bridal Sample Studio Yes, finally! And its conveniently located right next to my school, I hit the jackpot.

Of course, I follow them on Instagram, (because all I do on social media now is look up wedding stuff), and low and behold they are doing a 10% off flash sale! YES, YES, YES!

Before I get into the sample studio, let me tell you that they do have their regular salon, Tiffinie Bleu Bridal Boutique. It is absolutely perfect. It is by appointment only and you get the whole salon to yourself and the best customer service I’ve ever received. Also, they gave us (my mother, maid of honor and I) champagne and cookies. It was the first time I actually felt engaged and like a bride, I loved it.

I’m only going to share photos of dresses that I am not considering, so my fiance doesn’t know which one I’m getting!

Honestly, trying on dresses was not fun. I didn’t get emotional, I didn’t exclaim “Yes, this is the one… I’m saying yes to the dress!”. Maybe I’m not girly enough, who knows.

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But I took a trip to their sample studio to see if they had anything that I wanted. With sample studios it is definitely a hit or miss, they offer discounted dresses straight from their bridal salon. They also have belts, veils and shoes, which is awesome. They’re customer service is just as amazing as at their other location.

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If you’re a bride in the Augusta area taking a visit to either of these places is necessary.

If you guys have any tips or advice for my fiance and I please do not hesitate to initiate a conversation! We would love advice on weddings and just how to remain calm and not stressed. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Love,

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