5.30.2014

5 on Friday


1. I know I'm slack and didn't do a recap of our Memorial Day weekend but I just didn't have the energy this week! So here are a few photos from the weekend!




2. Last week I attended a Charlotte Social meet-up at Cottage Chic with Honeebee Gifts! The store was so cute with everything you could ever think of for the perfect gift! Along with some adorable jewelry and clothing! 

3. I saw a pin of Kristin Cavallari wearing a leather top and white jeans and had to re-create the look. I ended up getting this top for $10 with a coupon I had for Piperlime and I had the rest of the outfit in my closet! I think I nailed it...

4. I fell in love with a corgi, named Rollie. He is my soulmate and I am now on the hunt for a corgi. Like for real, we're getting one. 

He cured my hangover, well not really but he tried.


5. This week was brutal on little me, so I got a spray tan and I'm "working" from home today. Pssshh I'm watching Two Broke Girls in my pjs and drinking a lot of coffee!


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5.27.2014

The Wedding Diaries

I was given the amazing opportunity to try out bareMinerals bareSkin liquid foundation and tell y'all all about it, oh and I'm going to give y'all a little sneak peek of my wedding dress today! ah!

I have used bareMinerals original powder foundation for years now and swore I would never use a liquid foundation. I guess you could say I ate my own words, because now you will probably never get me to go back to a powder. I was sent three different shades to try from their 20 available shades and started the most easy application process ever! The foundation is so light and airy, very easy to blend and cover, I maybe used 3-4 drops of foundation to cover my entire face. I use the perfecting face brush to evenly cover for a flawless look! I was skeptical to use a liquid in fear of feeling "heavy" and clogging my pores but this foundation is the exact opposite! Such a light but even coverage and I never once have felt that heavy face feeling with it on!


I decided to try out my full face of bareSkin for my first wedding dress fitting! I felt so beautiful with flawless skin and the perfect touches made me grin and glow the entire fitting! I can't rant and rave enough about how perfect bareSkin  is, I will be using it for everything wedding and day-to-day wear! 






As promised, a little sneak peek at my wedding dress...

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This post is sponsored by bareMinerals. As always, all opinions are my own. Huge thanks to New York Bride & Groom for making my dress shopping experience flawless.
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5.20.2014

On climbing a mountain & such

Last week we had a cookout with a few of our friends here in Charlotte, while grilling out Jeremy suggested we go hike Grandfather mountain on Sunday. Done. Jeremy, as well as the other 5 out of 7 people we hiked with went to Appalachian State University in Boone, so hiking and climbing scary mountains was their thing. Breanne was not aware of the severity of this climb, the intenseness, the anxiety and panic that went along with the 5,845 ft elevation. 
We start the trail with a sign that says, "DANGER, TRAIL FOR EXPERIENCED HIKERS ONLY." Pshhh, thats what they all say, they have to make you think you can't hike this, it's the disclaimer! Wrong, this was not for little blondes who don't like nature and climbing things with no security. 

I took this picture about 1/4 the way up, when just skipping rocks and kicking dirt around was about as exciting as things got. Shortly after this picture Jeremy turned to me and said, "honey do you trust me? You are going to have to fully trust me if you're going to do this." Excuse me, say what? Of course I trust you babe, why wouldn't I? Jeremy decided to not disclose the trails full extent until we were about to climb, he didn't want me to not try, this was the best decision he has ever made. I would have never tried if I knew. 
yep, my boo has rec specs. sexy ;)
This would be where things got scary, shortly before this picture I had a full blown panic attack. There was a very large boulder that was very slick, slanted and should not be walked across, which is why there was a cable for you to grasp and use to get across. I slipped, grabbed the cable for dear life, hyperventilated, froze and started screaming. Jeremy came running for me and saved me from a toothless wedding album. Oh boy was I in for a treat, I should have saved the panic attack for what was to come, the ladders. The first ladder was nothing, the next 5, lets just say there isn't much security, it's you and the side of a mountain. 

But this is the view almost at the top, two hours of the most intense thing I have ever done was so worth these views!




Then there is the top, oh heavens, the beauty! The feeling of reaching the very top I cannot describe, so many emotions were involved that I almost just felt peace and nothing else. 




Oh and it was freezing! Blowing Rock only had a high of 58 on Sunday so it was only about 45 at the peak!

Our friend Nate brought along two beers, once we were at the top he awarded me one saying that out of all the girls he's seen do this hike, I beasted it. Duh, I mean didn't you know I was an experienced hiker? Sheesh. 

 So about the hike down, it takes about half the time, but triple the skill. Just think, you're going with gravity, bad things can happen. Once we were back to the parking lot we walked across to the mile high swinging bridge, the two pictures below show the peak that we climbed to, it was crazy to think where you were standing and where you just had come from. Surreal experience. 




 So sorry if I bored y'all, this was something I knew I had to blog about so I could always remember what I did and the feelings I had! It was incredible, I pushed myself to limits and boundaries I didn't know I had, I defeated a fear that I didn't know I had. I accomplished something with my life partner and we will always share that memory, it's so amazing to think about. I have never felt so many emotions in one day, the best being a feeling of accomplishment. I felt like I had defeated a lot of my anxiety that I had been dealing with, I crushed a fear of failing and succeeded! This was by far more than just climbing a mountain for me, it was defeating anxiety, worry, fear and doing something for myself that I never imagined I could do! So basically, everyone should go climb a mountain, like now. 

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