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Oh my gosh, I’ve been neglecting this blog! We’re swamped with wedding planning and you may not see much of me for the next while so I thought I’d give you a little update.

I’ve been LOVING my Spring Capsule. I am super happy with everything that I chose and I’ve already made a ton of outfits that I love. It’s evidence that I’m really figuring out my personal style so that makes me really happy I’ve continued with capsules. Tom got me this bag for my birthday, which I’ve been wanting desperately, and it’s the perfect accompaniment to my Spring closet.

greenwald

I started Aquatic Kickboxing a couple weeks ago and I’ve been loving it, although trying to balance two classes a week with everything else going on right now has been challenging at times. I always forget how much I enjoy having a regular commitment each week. It makes me feel accomplished and building a healthy habit is a bonus too. I do miss Nix now that I’m out more during the evenings. He fell asleep with his arms crossed recently and I had to document it.

nix sleeping

DSW just moved in right by our condo so I’ve been there three times already and I’m obsessed. The selection is insane. Save On Foods also opened in our neck of the woods and I love it! So many fun, different products. Have you been? Here’s a photo of Tom holding a $220 wheel of cheese for your viewing pleasure.

tom and cheese

I’m doing my own wedding makeup and I decided to invest in some good products so I’ve been testing a lot of stuff, which has been super fun. I’ve finally got my look cased. A few new favorite products include NYX HD Concealer, Urban Decay’s Naked Flushed Palette and Kat Von D’s Everlasting Liquid Lipstick. I plan to share the entire (long!) list after the wedding.

makeup faves

My bridal shower was this past weekend and I’m still blown away by how awesome it was. It’s very overwhelming to walk into a room full of people who are all there to show you how much they love you. Everyone contributed to a Tupperware fund for me so I could purchase an organization system for our walk in pantry. I was able to order that and also upgrade a ton of my kitchen tools so that was exciting. I’m so bummed that I didn’t get photos with anyone! I don’t know where my head was at. This balloon bouquet is still floating around the condo. It’s too cute to part with.

balloons

The next day was my birthday and it ended up being mostly a low key girls day with my Mom and sisters. Tommy took me for birthday supper at East Side Mario’s that evening and we had the most delicious meal ever. These fried pesto mozzarella balls were insane.

mozza balls

We’re in the home stretch of wedding planning — just a few weeks to go! We had a few setbacks but I feel like we are on track with what needs to get done. Honestly I’m just looking forward to getting there and having the rest be out of my hands. My tendency to control every detail is in overdrive right now, as much as I try to remind myself how NOT life threatening any of this is. We are visiting our venue soon to tie up loose ends and the to-do list is getting shorter all the time. I’ve also been breaking in my wedding shoes as much as I can.

wedding shoes

Some exciting news: we bought Meatloaf tickets! The show happens to fall  on my parent’s wedding anniversary and they are huge fans so Tom and I are joining them for a double date. I cannot wait for this concert. My Mom will have just completed her last chemo the week before so we will have lots to celebrate. The thought of just being married, having my Mom in much better health with the whole Summer ahead of us makes me so happy I can’t even stand it.

That’s about it for now! What have you been up to?

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