July 21, 2014

Bridal Shower Recap and the Sweetest Gift

What a weekend! My sister (who is also my maid of honor) and my mom have been working for months to plan this special day for me and it was wonderful to see all of their hard work and planning come to life! They planned my bridal shower at the Great Dane Pub and Brewing Co. located in Madison on Friday evening since several people would be traveling from out of town and the next day was my bachelorette party. shower7

The details were absolutely perfect from the heart-shaped K+S cookies, to the gorgeous hydrangeas placed throughout the room. The cupcake dress not only acted as dessert, but as a nice decoration too!

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It was so nice to catch up with everyone, and hours seemed to pass by as if they were minutes. A part of the night was dedicated to playing some bridal games as well as opening presents.I received some seriously amazing gifts and everyone was so unbelievably thoughtful and kind to bring something for Scott and I before our wedding.


One of my favorite gifts I received was from one of my best friends (and bridesmaid!) Ashley. We go way  back to the days of gel pens and beanie babies, and I am so happy she can be a part of my big day!


Her gift was so thoughtful that it almost had me tearing up by the end. The gift included a wicker basket tied with yellow and grey (our wedding colors) ribbon. The basket contained six different wine bottles with a personal note for each one.


The notes read:

Wedding Night: The night you have dreamed of is finally here, the future surrounding you with hope and yet fear. You have finally married your perfect soul mate, sip this wine and toast to this date. This wine is meant for you to share, enjoy each other, the perfect pair.

Your Honeymoon: Whether in the mountains or at the beach, be sure to keep this wine in reach. Take time to have fun, it’s your honeymoon. Make sure to take pictures to remember the fun!

1st Wedding Anniversary: Been married a year, where did the time go? No longer newlyweds, now you’re pro’s. Now toast to this 1st date, it’s surely not the last–as you build your future don’t ever forget the past.

First Dinner Party: Open your home to entertain and eat, catch up with old friends and new ones you meet. When the night is over, open this bottle of wine, but don’t sit down yet-it’s clean up time!

Your First Baby: News that a baby will soon share your life, will make you a mother, not only a wife. You’ll see it through good times and sometimes through bad, you the loving mother and him the dearest dad. So celebrate and enjoy this time by drinking this non-alcoholic wine.

1st Married Marathon/Triathlon: You have been training nonstop and pushing yourself, it wouldn’t be as easy without your partners help. You swam, biked and ran together as a team. You crossed the finish line, now relax and enjoy this wine!

She also made (yes, made) these adorable wine bottles using the quote and colors from our wedding invitations.


I can’t get over how unique and thoughtful this gift was! To say the shower was a success would be an understatement. I couldn’t have asked for a better evening– it was perfect! Thanks again to all of my friends and family who came out to celebrate with me. Stay tuned for bachelorette shenanigans!

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July 18, 2014

Fitness Friday: Med Ball Challenge

Eeeek! I can hardly contain my excitement any longer!  Tonight is my bridal shower and 20 of my dearest friends and family will be there to help celebrate with me. Since we are all pretty spread out and most have to travel to get to Madison, I can’t tell you how much it means to have everyone in one place. My friend, Lindsay even made this amazing cupcake dress for dessert–doesn’t she just do any amazing job?! It’s almost too pretty to eat…I said almost ;)

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The festivities will continue on Saturday with my bachelorette party! We rented this Pontoon Porch for the day complete with a kitchen, bathroom and our very own driver and grill master! After the boat, all of us girls will be heading back to my place and get ready for the evening. We rented a party bus and will all be dressing up as Flappers…I can’t even wait!


I made sure to get a good workout in this morning since I knew I probably wouldn’t be getting too much exercise this weekend. I haven’t used my med ball in quite a long time, so I threw this workout together. It was challenging to say the least!



 Have a great weekend and say a prayer for me on Saturday night ;) 

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