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Taking Photos Before Breakfast

Taking Photos Before Breakfast

Good afternoon all! I hope you are having an amazing Sunday.  If you are off work, I hope you are doing exactly what you want.  If you had to work like me, I’m sorry, but we have jobs so that is always a happy thing […]

Halloween Twenty Seventeen

Halloween Twenty Seventeen

I hope everyone had a great Halloween! Halloween is hands down one (if not THE one) of my favorite holidays. I love that it’s silly, spooky, and gets people just having fun. It also just doesn’t have the pressure of a lot of the other […]

How To Shop For Your Wedding Dress (On A Budget)

How To Shop For Your Wedding Dress (On A Budget)

For all my brides to be (whether you have a ring on yet or not) I want to take some time to talk about shopping for your wedding dress! I also want to share my experience with you, in hoping I can help you to […]

My Wedding Goals

Today is a special day. Incredibly special. One most bloggers probably dream about at some point (even if they don’t admit it).  The day they get to start their wedding series. Amanda’s getting married!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Being an avid blog-reader (for much longer than I have had […]

My Engagement Story

So… I’m ENGAGED!!!  After a month of enjoying sharing our amazing news with friends, family, and loved ones I am so happy to finally share to my beautiful blog readers.  I am generally pretty quiet about my close relationships on the blog, but I am […]

Labor Day Wedding

Last weekend Shane and I trekked to Chickasha, Oklahoma for the final wedding (for us) of the 2016 season.  Our sweet friends Rayghan and John were tying the knot after 8 years of dating. They are such a sweet, sweet couple, and it was the […]

7 Things To Do When You Have A Bad Day

Let me just start by saying today was just a bad day. You could write a whole kids book (Amanda and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day) on today. I see this as a perfect time to also blow off some steam from […]

Real Women Wear Tutus

   A few weeks ago I was offered to teach an art class before a ballet performance of The Nutcracker. It was an arts integration sort of thing where we made projects relating to the story. I was so sad once I showed up and […]