Top Five Post

Where did this year go? I feel like it was just a couple days ago that I was planning my wedding and getting ready for fall!! With the year coming to an end, I wanted to share with you my favorite top 5 posts from this year! 

1. Our Wedding Video– This shows our amazing day. A day that I wish I could relive over and over again. Everything went perfect, and I love watching this to remind me how lucky I am to have the best husband ever. 
2. Love A LEO aka Law Enforcement Officer. I love this post. All those quotes are so true! Loving a officer can be hard, but it is so worth it! (Justin might be switching to thirds.. YAY), 
3. Wedding Party Recap –  I love this post! I spent so much time and worked with so many Etsy shops to figure out the perfect way to ask our bridesmaids and groomsmen! 
4. How To Find The Perfect Wedding Dress–  This post is near and dear to me.. Why? Because I had a horrible time finding “my” wedding dress. It was not one hundred percent fun, and super stressful. But looking back, I am so glad that I got the dress I did! 
5. Police Goodie Bags –  I love spoiling my police officer! So these goodie bags were a perfect way to do it! I loved sharing this post with over police wives too! 
What was your favorite post of 2015?
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Our Wedding Video

The day of your wedding goes by so fast! There are so many special moments about my wedding that I want to remember forever! Pictures do a good job, but nothing compares to having a wedding video! I know when your planning a wedding, your thinking.. this much money for a video? Well, I almost made the mistake of not having a videographer! But, I am so lucky at the last minute that I decided to hire one!

What did you think of our video? 
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Get Money Back From Christmas Shopping

First, I love online shopping (But, only if you have free shipping). Second, I love Ebates! Making money off purchases I would have to buy anyway, just make shopping a little better! We have all seen the commercials.. they say they make hundreds.. Well I am going to be honey with you all.. I have made 60 dollars this Christmas Season. I did about 95%  of my shopping online this weekend, and now in February I will get a “Big Fat Check” for around 60 dollars. I mean how easy can it get?
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Right now, Ebates is offering double cash back! Which makes this deal even better! You guys have to try this if you have not. I mean why not get cash back on purchases you are going to make anyways? I ordered our wedding book through Mixbook and received 19% cash back! Just by using Ebates.. I does not get any easier than that!  So go sign up for Ebates and finish your Christmas Shopping! 
Do you do your Christmas Shopping online? Have you ever used Ebates?

Below is an awesome giveaway for you that live in Ohio! 

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It’s Christmas Time

Can you believe that today is the last day of November. Where did this year go? I can’t believe we have one last month of 2015! But, now that Thanksgiving is over, I can officially say it’s Christmas Time! I just love the holiday season! Spending time with family, having all the Christmas Decorations up, having the fireplace on. What more could you want?

Christmas Decorations and Printables

I am also super excited so show you one of the new prints I received from Lora at Craftivity Designs. I love how printable have become so popular! they are an inexpensive way to have great decorations!

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Love this “Ho Ho Ho” printable! It goes perfect with all my picture frames! Lora has way more than just Christmas designs, so make sure you go check out her Etsy Shop! ((Also, Just for you guys, she is giving away three FREE printables!)

 Arn’t these just amazing! Just think of all the places you could use these at your house! The giveaway will be on on Instagram so don’t forget to check it out! Easy to enter.. Easy to win!

Our house is “officially” ready for Christmas, and I am so excited to show your all!

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What I’m Thankful For

My Husband (It still feels weird to call him that.. I still want to call him by boyfriend) He is my rock. We may not see each other that often, but when we do, we make the best of it. He is always there for me, and I am so lucky to have him. 
My Family- With Justin’s horrible schedule they are always there for me. I am so lucky to have sisters I do. We are so close to each other, and I truly know I am so blessed to have such an amazing family
My Animals- They keep me sane and insane at the exact same time. With being home by myself 5 nights out the week, they really do keep me good company. I could do without the shedding and barking.. but I guess that comes with them! 
My House- I know how blessed I am to have such an amazing house for my age. My parents helped us pick out the house and my sister has helped me all with designing! It is finally starting to become our little home! 
Justin’s Work Schedule – This year Justin is off Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve & I am so excited! He has to work Christmas day, but I’ll take what I can get! I am just excited he is off for Christmas Eve! It is the little things in life! 
My Life- Of course I have hard the ups and downs, the highs and lows of life. But my life is amazing. I have everything I need. I am so blessed to be able to spend thanksgiving and the Holidays with the love of my life & my family.

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Perfect Invitations At A Low Cost

If you are new around here, or just forgot I got married on October 10th! It was the best day of my life. Don’t forget to check out the sneak peak of our wedding!

During the entire wedding process, I was very price conscious about everything. We went with, the idea of not setting a budget.. Crazy Right? Well No- it was perfect for us! Our wedding invitations could not have been more perfect! I was so lucky that I found Jessie, at Howl Creative Co. She made the entire process so easy on me! I knew I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on our wedding invitations, because they just get thrown away at the end of the day, but I knew I wanted them to go with the them of our wedding. They did exactly that! 
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The process was so easy! I picked out the them that I wanted. Jessie, at Howl Creative Co. had so many different designs and they are all amazing, so it was a little tough to decide what I wanted! 
Once I picked out my design I was able to make some changes to make it personalized to me and my wedding! It only took one change, in wording & I knew that these were my invites! Once  Jessie, at Howl Creative Co. sent me the PDF, I ordered the prints from Vistaprint and before I knew it my invites were out! 

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Make Money From Your Old Clothes

So I admit, I hate getting rid of clothes. I hate getting rid of things that I spent my money on! But with Poshmark you can sell your clothes for money! It is so easy to use. It is super easy to upload your clothes, and does not take a lot of time at all! I have made over 300 dollars on clothes that would I have just not worn.You can also find great deals for clothes too! You can make an offer to the buyer, and find the perfect price for the both of you!

Between making offers, printing out shipping labels, the whole experience is extremely easy! Buying clothes is great too! If it doesn’t fit you can return it with no hassle!

Sign Up Today,  and use the code “HFEQA” and get free FIVE DOLLARS!

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Wedding Advice From Others

The Best Wedding Day Advice from Others

“I was so glad that I didn’t stress the small stuff on my wedding day. Once your wedding day rolls around you’ve been planning and stressing for weeks. Let it end before you go to bed the night before your wedding. If something goes wrong it’s not the end of the world. You just married the man of your dreams! Enjoy this day and keep all your memories positive.” —Rebekah

The whole day tends to fly by in a whirlwind of activities and people and details.  I wish my husband and I would have carved out some time right after the ceremony for the two of us to get away from it all, decompress and talk to each other for a few minutes in private.  I kept wanting to drag him away from everyone to have a moment to just ourselves, but we were both being pulled in a million different directions.  A personal private few minutes to reflect with each other before all the madness began would have been really nice.” —Sara

I wish I had invested more in my wedding — not
crazy amounts, but a few more things. You can always make more money, but you
only get one wedding. That being said though, invest more in your marriage than
you do a wedding. Have fun, and make it look nice — but it’s not the wedding
that is the most important detail, it’s everything after that day. 

“The best advice I have is kind of two part. Be sure to
take a moment where it’s just you and your husband and just take it all in –
you will be pulled every which way with people but just remember to take a
second just the two of you. Also it is your day – if you don’t get around to
everyone that’s ok. I spent my entire wedding trying to make sure I spoke to
everyone – this was an impossible task and as a result I was only able to dance
to thee songs outside of the first dance and daddy daughter. That is my biggest
regret – I wish I would’ve just danced and not been so concerned about everyone

“Take a few minutes throughout the ENTIRE
day to really enjoy and cherish the moments between you and your new husband.
Don’t regret anything. The day goes by so fast, and you want to remember
enjoying it and not worrying about the little details or mishaps (if any). Ask
a few friends to videograph/ some photos (If you don’t have videographer) The
wedpics app is awesome because ANYONE you invite can upload any photos/videos
that were taken  that day. So you
can get a different perspective and shots of everyone smile emoticon It’s fun to see what people end up
uploading and some favorite photos came from that!”– 
— Lisa

 I’m happy we did a first look! We got to take
most of our pictures before the ceremony! That left us with more time to enjoy
cocktail hour with our guests!” 

What is your best wedding day advice?  


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Happy Birthday Fenix!

Wow, this post should have been published months ago! Remember when I posted about Fenix’s Birthday Cake? Well this was supposed to be, the post that went up with it!

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Thanks to Fenix was able to get tons of birthday gifts! Not only do that have great deals on toys, that is where we order all the dogs food from! Free shipping, fast, and the cheapest we can find!

Mr. Fenix whas so lucky that his cousins were able to clelebrate his birthday with him!

 Once again, thanks to for helping us throw a wonderful 1st birthday party for Fenix!

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