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What's New With You: June Edition

Y'all, it's JUNE!
& do you know what that means?
It's officially summer for the rest of the world. It's been summer in Columbia for awhile because you know, when you hit 95 degrees in April... you can't exactly consider that to be "spring". So, hey! Welcome to summer!
Planning: the wedding.
All day, every day.

It's time to buckle down and get things checked off our list because y'all, we're 58 days out from the wedding! This week alone we've semi-finalized the wedding food & drinks, the invitations have been printed & are being addressed as we speak, and we had our first pre-marital counseling session last night. Whew.

Reading: Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows.
I've read the whole series dozens and dozens of times but seriously, it never gets old. I knocked out the first six books of the series again during April/May and I'm getting into the heart of the 7th book now. I'll get this one finished in plenty of time for the release of Harry Potter & the Cursed Child on July 31. Anyone else excited to get their hands on that?
Packing: for Bachelorette Weekend!

I'm just counting down the hours until I can head up to Charlotte, scoop up three of my bridesmaids, and get to Asheville for a three day weekend of awesome. My bags are packed & I am ready to GO!
Obsessing Over: Parker & the Panthers.
I had SO much fun on Tuesday living vicariously through our friend Parker. Parker is seven years old and has been diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted his wish of being a Carolina Panther football player this week and it was unbelievably cool to watch his day via the Panthers snapchat, to see them post on Instagram and Twitter about his day, and to see him on ESPN {!!!}
I know how much fun I had just watching Parker's day... I can only imagine how amazing and unforgettable it was for him to live it.
Buying: all things J Crew. And blinds.
It happens every single time. Whenever J Crew Factory is having one of their 50% off + free shipping sales... it doesn't end well for my bank account. But don't worry - that wasn't the only Memorial Day Sale that I hit up this past weekend. Patrick & I went to Lowes and bought a house full of blinds for 40% off and were way more excited about that than we should be.
Anticipating: getting our house ready to move into!

I'm not going to lie - I thought this whole "paint the entire house" thing would take no time at all. And it seemed like a great idea to do all of the painting prior to moving in so we could move around easily in an empty house. A lot has been completed {thanks, Dad!} but we still have a ways to go before it's ready for anyone to move into. I am so ready to live in this house already!


Linking up with Kristen & Gretchen.

What's New With You


  1. You have so many exciting things going on right now!! Congrats on the new house - it's so fun making a house a home! Your bachelorette weekend sounds like a blast!!

  2. AHHHH your wedding is SO close! So exciting! And how cute is Parker with the Panthers?! Love it! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. I got married on July 26th so late July is a fantastic time for weddings in my opinion!!! You have lots going on and your summer looks fun!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

  4. OMG 58 days!!!!!!!!!! and BLINDS! how exciting haha. we were all gung ho about painting our entire house as well, but we didn't have a lot of time (we were staying with my MIL and wanted OUT) so we only ended up doing the living room and bedroom, and said 'we'll do the rest later' aaaaaaand 3 years later.. i mean, painting is no joke! bachelorette weekend sounds super fun! have a great time. and i totally teared up with Parker and the Panthers. how amazing!

  5. SO exciting!!!!! We got married last year on July 18th....July is the best month to get married in ;)

    Good luck with all the painting! For the past two weeks I have gone straight home after work and painted until it is time for bed...so exhausting, but It makes a HUGE difference!

  6. I commend you guys for trying to get all of the rooms done before you move in. We did them room by room after we moved in since we didn't really know what we wanted to do in every room. Painting is a chore, and to do it all at once probably feels endless. But at least at the end you'll be experts! :)

  7. I get the same false sense that painting is quick and easy! It can take forever but don't give up, it's so worth it in the end! That cookie is adorable!
    Ps- what is your snapchat?

  8. So exciting about Parker's wish. Definitely seems like an amazing time! Blinds...isn't it funny the things you get excited about as you get older?!

  9. AHHH! 58 DAYS!!!! I'm so excited for y'all and I can't wait to hear about all the fun you have this weekend on the bachelorette! Jess at Just Jess

  10. Oh my gosh, you're going to ASHEVILLE for your bachelorette weekend? I've wanted to go there so badly!! I can't wait to see your weekend recap for that trip!

    Haha...I love being an adult and getting excited about things like blinds. I can relate ;)

  11. Such an exciting time for you right now! HAPPY BACHELORETTE WEEKEND! Have soooo much fun!

  12. Asheville for your bachelorette?? That's AWESOME! We're going there for our honeymoon!

  13. Have the best bachelorette! I can't wait to hear all about it!

  14. I can relate so much to you right now...just got married and moved into our first house last month! Best of luck to you and have fun with the process :) Thanks for linking up!

  15. Oh my gosh, watching Parker on all the Panthers social media channels was so cute!! What a great day for him! I love whenever you post countdowns to your wedding. Since my SIL's is the same day, I always text her and say ___ days until your wedding! Have a GREAT weekend!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  16. The wedding is going to be here before you know it! So excited for you and your Bachelorette weekend sounds SUPER fuN!


  17. Yayyy you're getting so close!!! Hope you have lots of fun this weekend in Asheville. Ps. I'm pretty excited for some new HP too :)

    xo, Kristina
    Medicine & Manicures

  18. The wedding will be here before you know it! I'm one of the only people in the world that hasn't ever read Harry Potter.... maybe one day that'll change!


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