8 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge: Week 2!

Week 2: Your spouse/significant other.

Oh I am excited for this one ❤

Lets start from the beginning. My fiance’s name is Everett. FIRST of all, I adore his name. I was instantly drawn to him because of his name. We have been dating since May 25th, 2012 and are getting married October 7th, 2016! (just under 2 months.. EEEK!)

We met freshman year of college. We both went to the Art Institutes of Minneapolis and studied Graphic Design. We were in the same typography class, and at the time I had a boyfriend (a very shitty self-absorbed boyfriend). According to Everett he had his eye on me for awhile but was too shy to talk to me. I first noticed him in the lounge on campus. He was sleeping in a chair in between classes and I remember thinking to myself “he is really cute… isn’t he in one of my classes?” so anyways I was eyeing him down as he was sleeping… (creepy? maybe.)

I remember being really drawn to him and thinking it was weird because he was NOT the type I usually went for. He was blonde hair, blue eyed and really shy.. and every guy I dated previously had dark hair, dark eyes.. and a big outgoing jerk.

A few weeks later things went VERY south with my boyfriend. He had been dating me on the side and had a girlfriend of 2 YEARS back at home in California. (hahahahahahah ok so at the time I was super upset but now it just cracks me up how big of an idiot this guy was) So things got cut real fast with him.. and I decided to facebook message this cutie I now had my eye on from typography class. So we exchanged numbers.. and I hate to say the rest is history.. but really… the rest is history! We haven’t spent more than 3 days apart ever since.

Everett is the most patient and loving guy ever. He is everything I never knew I needed. I think its so crazy how he’s so opposite of everything I dated before and he’s exactly what I needed. It was pretty instant. They say “when you know, you know”and all those cliche things.. well for me it was true. I feel so lucky to have him and I can’t believe I’m going to be his WIFE!

I tell my single friends that it happens when you least expect it and to never settle. I went through some bad guys and got to thinking I would never find “the one” and then within a few weeks my life changed.

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So that’s our story ❤ nothing excites me more than the thought of the next 60+ years with him. I love hearing love storys. Tell me yours below! 🙂

Alright enough of the mushy gushy love story. HAPPY THURSDAY FRIENDS! Just one more day ’till the weekend 🙂

 

8 Weeks of Gratitude Questions:

Week 1: Why start this challenge?

Week 2: Your spouse/significant other

Week 3: Someone who inspires you

Week 4: Your home

Week 5: Your heritage

Week 6: Music you love

Week 7: Something you created

Week 8: Did this challenge change you?

Holiday Gift Guide 2015!

It’s the beginning of December, and the holiday cheer is now in full swing! I love gift giving but I must admit, I’m not the best at coming up with unique ideas.. so this year I thought I’d compile a fun gift guide to not only share with you, but help myself come up with some ideas! ENJOY!

 

For her:

Kiss + Mustache Glassware

Real Techniques Brush Set

The Body Shop- Body Butter Gift Collection

Brown Fur Throw Blanket (my favorite!)

Speckled Coffee Mug  (they have so many different sayings, so cute!)

Tote Bag (might have to buy for myself, LOVE!)

 

For him:

Carhartt Duffle Bag

Eddie Bauer Blue & Leather Wallet

MVMT All Black Watch (splurge!) LOVE this watch. 

Smartwool Socks (guys love these, trust me.)

Hope this gave you some ideas! Some of these I’ve purchased for gifts this year and I’m so excited to give them out! Share some of your favorite gifts down below! I love hearing what other people are buying as gifts. 🙂

Mid-Week Getaway.

Both my boyfriend Everett and I had vacation time to waste before the end of the year so we thought hey lets take an extra long weekend and go on a small getaway! We LOVE exploring new places even if they are only an hour south of our hometowns. This time we took on Red Wing, MN. A little historic old town right on the Mississippi River. The drive down was beautiful with winding roads and hills. The weather did not cooperate with us the whole trip, which was a bummer. Cold and rainy non-stop. I’m not gonna lie, it put a bit of a damper on my mood. When you have a list of things to do and half of them get crossed off because of the weather, it’s hard not to feel a bit let down. Needless to say we had to improvise a bit. We did a lot of relaxing, coffee drinking at this adorable two level Caribou Coffee right on the train tracks (my fav), and chatting about life. It really is the little things in a relationship that keep it going and happy. We don’t need much to be happy together, and that’s one of my favorite things about our relationship. It was really great to get away from everyday life for a few days together, and now we are home relaxed and refreshed (he is currently sleeping next to me hehe) And we have the whole weekend still! I’m looking forward to some Halloween activities and goodies this weekend! Enjoy the few pictures I snapped & Happy Friday!

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