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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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Engagement Photos!

Happy Tuesday!

This past weekend Jacob and I took our engagement photos and let me tell you, I was stressing out! Finding outfits and coordinating is nerve-racking. I wanted it to be perfect and I was trying to control everything. But let me share with you some of the photos so you can see how amazing they turned out!

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Thanks to Molly for making our photos beautiful!

Have a great Tuesday!

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Making Healthy Fun

Happy Tuesday!

As I described in my last post, I had an amazing weekend. Typically my fiance and I like to cook new foods together and this weekend was no different. We wanted something simple but tasty.

I bought butternut squash last week because I wanted to start incorporating that in my diet more especially because it is fall.

So we knew we wanted to make the butternut squash in some form and I found the most perfect recipe!

Sauteed butternut squash with bacon! 

All you need for this is:

  • Minced garlic
  • Butternut squash, diced (we used two)
  • Bacon (we used 5 slices)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In a skillet, on medium heat without any oil, cook your bacon until it is almost done. This is really dependent on how you like your bacon cooked, but remember you’re going to add your bacon to your squash a little later so make sure it isn’t completely done.

Move your bacon to a plate and with the bacon drippings still in the skillet add your diced squash.

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Cooking the squash took a little bit longer, probably around 15 minutes.

While it is cooking add in salt and pepper and break up your bacon in little pieces.

Once the squash is done turn off the heat and add in your bacon pieces.

Now it’s done and it’s amazing and it’s the most delicious dish ever. Honestly though, this was such a simple recipe.

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Even though bacon was added (along with the grease) it is a healthier option and a fun way to incorporate butternut squash.

Next broccoli!

Broccoli is simple for me, I love it with just salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and roasted.

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How you like it depends on how long it’ll be in the oven for, I love broccoli in any way, whether it’s extremely roasted and crispy or still soft and tender.

Next up…. the chicken!

The chicken we marinated it with:

  • Olive oil
  • Garlic (roughly two tablespoons)
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dried thyme (1 tablespoon)
  • Dried oregano (1 tablespoon)

After about 30 minutes in the marinate we grilled it for about 10 minutes on each side. Once done we waited until after the table was set to cut the chicken into smaller pieces because that helps to not dry it out.

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Overall the whole meal was amazing. It was fun to make with my family and it was good and simple. It’s nice to know that you don’t need all these crazy ingredients or be super talented to cook good meals.

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(Also, my fiance made some amazing guacamole but we’ll save that for another post!)

 

Have a great Tuesday!

Love,

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Peanut Butter Covered Pretzels

Yes! Yes! Yes! This is so easy, so messy and just super fun to make.

All you need is:

  • Mini pretzels
  • Peanut butter
  • White chocolate chips
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil

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I’ve looked up recipes for this and several said to microwave the chocolate but let me tell you DO NOT DO THIS. It’s just so easy to burn the chocolate that I’m not trying to risk it.

To start off we double boiled the white chocolate with creamy peanut butter and a spoonful of coconut oil. The amount of chocolate and peanut butter all depends on how much you’re making.

We made such a mess dipping the pretzels in the sauce and then placing them on parchment paper, but the sauce is amazing.

Once you’re done with all the pretzels place them in the freezer (depending on how much peanut butter you added in, it might be hard to get hard).

In the meantime, melt the semi-sweet chocolate the same way you did the white chocolate.

Once the pretzels are done in the freezer take them out and splash as much semi-sweet chocolate as you want!

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This is so easy to make and it’s great to make it when you want to just have fun.

I ate so many of these I got a stomach ache! I never knew I loved the mixture of white chocolate and peanut butter so much!

This is a must try!

If you have any recommendations or any other fun recipes please share!

Love,

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Market on the River

Happy Monday!

Let me tell you guys, I had a great weekend with my fiance! Saturday morning we went down to the Market on the River and ate a bunch of food.

If you’re ever in Augusta, Georgia and you have nothing to do on a Saturday morning you must go to the Augusta Market on the River…. MUST!

It’s a place filled with vendors from food to soaps and everything in between.

This Saturday we enjoyed arepas, smore’s brownies and tostones, they were great!

Little Colombia is the place to go to!

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These are the best arepas that you can get in Augusta! The meat is made perfectly, this is their chicken but their pork (and I do not like pork) is amazing. The kids also enjoyed them.

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After our arepas we were like, “We need more food”.

So we made our way to the Puerto Rican booth.

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Tostones are always good.

After eating all the savory snacks, we decided to get some sweets!

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Jacob chose to get the smore’s brownie and of course he enjoyed that.

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Over all we had an amazing Saturday morning, hanging out together and enjoying downtown Augusta.

 

Love,

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Olly, Undeniable beauty

Every girl (for the most part) wants perfect skin, strong nails and silky smooth hair, I am definitely part of this population. For a while now I have been playing with the idea of buying some biotin vitamins, I was just unsure as to which brand I should buy. I finally gave in and decided to buy Olly’s Undeniable Beauty grapefruit vitamins for hair, skin and nails. As the directions say I took 2 gummies a day for a month. They taste amazing and I’d really love to just eat them all at one time. You obviously don’t see results right away so I completely forgot about monitoring my results.

It wasn’t until yesterday that I realized that it most definitely gave me acne. My vitamins ran out about a week ago and I didn’t buy a new pack because I just wasn’t sure. My mother commented several times that I was breaking out and I didn’t really think about the gummies causing this… but it has to be, right?!

My acne isn’t severe nor is it gross, so I decided to give it another month. And luckily GNC was having a special where you buy one you get the next half off so I just had to buy two.

I’ll let you guys know what happens. I am really happy that my nails have grown stronger though. Before if my nails grew long they were weak and would unfortunately break. So let’s see what happens!

Let me know if you guys know anything about these or have any insight! I’d love to hear.

Have a great Tuesday!

Love,

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