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Hi y'all! My name is Kaylee! I am a twenty-something-year old midwestern girl by birth, southerner at heart, and life-long traveler! I am a follower of Jesus, wife of Joshua, avid reader, lover of baking & cooking, constant smiler, and pursuer of adventures in all shapes & sizes!

Friday, June 21, 2013


The past week just flew by--and mostly because of the company I had :)

Last Friday afternoon, I got in the car with Cassie to drive to the airport. I had been told that Aaron and Cassie had a friend from out of state visiting for the weekend. As we pulled up to the airport, I was waiting for Cassie to see her friend, when I noticed a guy that looked an awful lot like Josh...and then I realized it was Josh! 

I started saying, "Is this for real?!" I didn't even wait for the car to completely stop to get out of the car and run over to where he was standing! Normally, being the emotional person I am, I would've been crying by this point, but I was too in shock for this to happen haha :) It never really sunk in that it was real that he was here! I was just so happy to be seeing Josh! It had already been 45 days since the week I had spent in California in April (which was short compared to the 100+ days we spent apart while I was in England). And now, I only have 19 days until I fly out to California for a few days for a friend's wedding! Yay! Can't wait until I get back for good in August and never have to countdown to seeing my man again! Here are some pictures from our awesome week together!

Josh, right after he got in the car! I had to send a photo to my family so they'd believe me haha
 Josh finally meeting his nephew! :)
 Beach day #1! Josh never goes into the water with me because he hates to be cold but the water in the Gulf of Mexico is so amazingly warm!
 Beach day #2!
 Beautiful Florida!
 Such a fun day!
 Loved seeing my two favorite guys cuddling!
 Happy Lukey!
Cutest family! :)

I had such a great week! Can't wait for 19 days from now! Countdown begins! :) Loving my summer! Hope ya'll have a great weekend!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Wedding Inspiration: Lanterns

If you know me, you know that I absolutely love weddings. I had a stint where I considered becoming a wedding planner. I even had an internship with a wedding coordinator for a short period of time. However, as much as I loved it, it was not the career path I wanted to go down. But the good news is, I've been able to take some of what I learned and apply it to my own wedding plans. The wedding countdown is 201 days and I couldn't be more excited! I love to update the blog with themes I want to incorporate into the wedding. One of my favorite themes was the doily theme that I blogged about some months back. I will definitely be incorporating those ideas into invitations and escort cards. Another idea I've really come to love is lanterns! Because our wedding will be happening a little bit before sunset, I've really started to envision lanterns and candles all over. I love the warmth and garden feel, especially because our wedding will be in a garden :) So, without further ado, here are some ideas incorporating lanterns that I've come across.

 Lanterns on shepherd's hooks, lining the aisle
 Lanterns as centerpieces
 More centerpiece ideas (on books, for the English major in me)
Lining the aisle
Hanging from trees

What do you think? What kind of themes did you/will you incorporate into your wedding? Let me know :)