Tuesday, July 22, 2014

I'm Back :(

Ladies It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that I am back from Chicago! I so badly did not want to leave.. How sad right? I still have so much unpacking to do as well as catching things up here at home since I just returned today!
A little update for you all in the coming week! I so badly would love to let you know how my past two weeks have been with Gatlinberg as well as Chicago but I have promised two ladies that once I returned home from Chicago that I would do 2 seperate guest post for 2 ladies & I have to keep my promise of course!  So before I can start to update & play catch up on my blog I have to finish those guest post first! But after that I promise updates & catch ups will be coming...
I hope you ladies have had a good few weeks since I have been away! I cannot wait to also catch up on your blogs to see how things have been :)
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Thursday, July 10, 2014

A Letter To My First Love: Thank You For Everything

My Dear First Love,

     You were the first I ever loved, & it breaks my heart to say that you are not my last. This letter is for you, so that you know how much I cherished you & how important you were & are in my life.

     My first love, even though I do not see you & only merely know about your survival through facebook & instagram, I just like to occasionally check in to see that you are happy.

     Even though you may or may not read this, I have to admit that you were the first one to make me see life in different shapes & colors. You made life so full of excitement & passion that I felt exhausted but could not stop.

     I wanted all you could give me! You are the reason I do not want to settle because you raised the bar so high. I am not saying you are perfect; you are certainly flawed. We are all flawed, but you already knew that & learned how to understand me.

     We were committed to our relationship & our love was only for us to share. My freedom & dreams were never compromised because you always supported me & believed that I could do anything.

     This is why, my first love, it is so difficult not to glimpse back & open the vault of memories, to remember the butterflies in my stomach each time I saw you & feel a little out of breath after each magical kiss.

     Our whole relationship was magical, come to think of it; it was strong & powerful but, then it was gone.  I guess this is why you are my first love! The wound is still fresh, even after so many years & all I feel for you is love.

     Remember how I mentioned before that I just want you to be happy? It is true! It does kill me that we cannot be happy together & live our happily ever after.

     However, it fills me with happiness to know that you are happy & sharing your love & passion with some other girl who loves you too. 

     I want you to be happy. Even though all I have left from you is our memories, pictures, & high standards after almost 5 years together. I am grateful that I was able to have someone like you in my life, once upon a time.

     You left me the ability to love & to cherish, to never give up on something that matters, to never give up on love. I just wish you had not left me with a broken heart & many nights of crying myself to sleep.

     I have concluded that no matter how much you love someone, it is hard not to hurt him or her. It is a matter of hoping for forgiveness! You were my first, & it breaks my heart to know that you are not my last. I still want to thank you for being my first love, my first everything.

     Now it's time for me to find my last.

Sincerely, Your First Love

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Things I Am Lovin

I am loving that this work week will not be a full work week for me because I took 3 days of PTO...

I am loving that this weekend Meg & I will be in Gatlinberg all weekend! Hello girls weekend of fun...

I am loving that next Thursday I will be on my way to Chicago! Airplane bound :) EEK I cannot wait...

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Din Din Time

Honey Glazed Grilled Chicken, Baked Beans, & Creamed Corn

Barbecue Chicken, Baked Beans, & Mash Potatoes

Cajun Burger & Sweet Heat Chips

Homemade Pizza

Dinner Out

Dinner Out

Dinner Out

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Friday, July 4, 2014

Let Freedom Ring

On the 4th of July friends & family come together at barbecues, picnics, & carnivals! We mingle for hours on end enjoying our day waiting until that very night to see the night sky light up like the 4th of July with fireworks galore!

However please take a moment to remember the true reason we are able to enjoy this amazing day! It is because of our brave soldiers past, present, & future whom have allowed us to have this day & to be able to enjoy it... Freedom is truly never free! 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

So What

So what that I love any & all things nautical... Anything that reminds me of the beach & ocean I am more then ok with.. 

So what that I am beyond excited for Friday when Meg & I will be in Nashville for 4th of July... I cannot believe that it is already July! 

So what that I am excited for my upcoming trips! Hello tons of fun :)

So what that I need all these lilly pultizer wine glasses! Don't you? I mean look how cute they are...

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Movie Lounge

Movies I Am Wanting To See This Month:
The Purge: Anarchy
Planet Of The Apes
Planes: Fire & Rescue

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Things I Am Lovin

I am loving these cute dresses from Mod Cloth! Are they not adorable? I think I need all 3 :)
Midnight Sun Dress in Navy

Artisan Iced Tea Dress in Raspberry

Evening Reservations Dress - Black, Pink, Bows, Sheath / Shift, Strapless, Party, Solid, Mid-length, Cocktail, Holiday Party, Cotton, Best Seller, Sweetheart, Special Occasion

I am loving this nautical bracelet :) Do you love it as much as I do?
Nautical Bracelet Anchor Ships Wheel Starfish Turquoise Suede - Metta Jewelry

I am loving these pants! I so need them... Are they not cute?
Nautical Red and Navy Blue Stripe Willow Ruffle  Knit Pants by GreenStyle in Children Teen and Women's Sizes

Nautical Navy Blue and Heather Ash Striped Willow Ruffle Pants by GreenStyle in Teen and Women's Sizes

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