Valentine’s Memories

Well, Tyler and I have been together for two Valentine’s days before and they have both been so memorable. But, last year’s was particularly memorable for me.

I thought that sometime in my last semester at OBU (last Jan-May) we would get engaged. We had talked about getting married, looked a rings a couple times, and I just knew it had to be coming.

We were doing the long distance thing, and so weekends were special, and I knew Valentine’s would be just as special.

Tyler kept telling me to bring a fancy dress and be ready for an exciting night. I got so excited.

I got my hair cut, I got my nails done. I freaked out about dresses. I went shopping at the few stores little Arkadelphia has, only to get a dress from home.

I went to Fort Smith and was just so excited about whatever our plans might be. He kept them secret.

We got ready Saturday night, and went to a nice restaurant. I was so thrilled. We had great laughs and talks while we waited, had a great dinner, then we went out on the patio to look at the river and the lights. “This is it” I kept thinking. WRONG. We watched the lights, then we went to a movie. Night over.

It was a great night. Great food, great laughs, great movie (we saw Confessions of a Shopaholic…he bought the tickets in advance so I could see it!). But I went home with a naked ring finger.

He got my hopes up several times before we actually got engaged, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m such a secret-spoiler that I’m glad I didn’t guess when it was happening. But when I left for V-day last year, I would have bet you good money I was coming home with a ring!

Us last Valentine’s Day…

This year, I’m not sure what we are doing. Our superbowl bet was that the loser got to plan and pay for V-day…and he lost. If I had to guess it would involve that delicious sushi we had last weekend. But I’ll let you know!


Tuxes

So the day has finally come.

We are going to pick out the tuxes for our wedding. Tyler has been avoiding this task like the plague. So you know what I did…I called, I made the appointment, and I told him, “We are going to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings (his favorite place..which happens to be next door to the tux shop) Saturday night” He got so excited. Then I said, “Yeah, right after we get tuxes next door at Mr. Tux.”

I’m sneaky.

I know what Tyler wants to get. He wants to wear all black with a white tie. I’m a fan of this look, and frankly, I got to pick out my dress…so he gets to pick out his ensemble.

For the groomsmen, we aren’t sure if they will wear the pink or the burgundy. I made a little mockup from David’s Bridal. The girls are wearing what our girls will wear…but the boys will either be in pink or burgundy. What do you think?

*Disclaimer. the people look creepy kinda. I’m sorry. They are computer-generated people*


Winter Wonderland

We got soo much snow at Tyler’s house! We got out to play in it yesterday! Today is my shower at his church. They are all worried about the turn out since the weather came and all…but I know whoever comes, we will have a great time! And my mom, grandmas, and cousin came to share this day with me! I can’t wait!

So, the snow…was 6.5 inches deep!
Ty’s Mom Nancy’s horse Dundee wasn’t quite sure what to do with the snow….
I made a snow angel!
Tyler and I were out in the snow…He was having a hard time with the light reflecting off everything…The ice and snow on the trees…

Our snowman!!It was a great day! Can’t wait for my shower today! I’ll share that with you soon!


The snow/the scarf



Well, it has snowed 5.5 inches at Tyler’s house. I am so glad to be here with people, and not alone at my apartment in Fayetteville. I’ll post some snow pictures later once we bundle up and get outside.

On another, more fashionable note, Kelly’s Korner is hosting Show Us Your Life Fashion Tips today. So here is my fashion tip. Scarves. Thick ones, thin ones, knit, jersey, silk. Any type of scarf will work.

I like to buy and wear solid color clothing to dress it up. Sometimes I use fun jewelry or bright accessories, but my favorite is scarves. I like to buy cheap ones at Walmart, Target, Kohls, and TJ Maxx (or sometimes at fun mall stores like Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe) and wear them with anything. They dress anything up. I am a huge fan of those lightweight “summer” scarves and wear them all year round. I am not at home with my computer, so I could only pull some pics off facebook…but this is a sample of my scarf wearing life.

This is the scarf at the drive in. I’m wearing a sweatshirt and no makeup…but the bright pink scarf (from Walmart…$7 I think) dresses it up a bit. Notice my friend Amber is rocking a bright patterned scarf.


This is a red leopard print scarf at a Razorback game. It actually has “Hog Wild” embroidered on the bottom to show my fan spirit, but you can’t see it here. This scarf came from my fave boutique in Fay called Inscriptions on Dickson. It was a scarf splurge at about $15.

This is the zebra scarf at a Christmas party. I wanted to be comfy, so I’m wearing a black fleece shirt from Old Navy with jeans, but you can’t tell because all you see is my fun scarf! This one was $5 at a craft fair at home. Scarves are everywhere.

This is the scarf at my engagement photo session. Proof that its hot summer time (these pictures were taken August 8) and you can still rock the scarf in hot weather as long as its a thin summer scarf. This was a Walmart $5 scarf as well. The shirt also had a tie in the back, showing no matter the shirt, you can dress it up with s scarf.
Lastly, here are dressy scarves. At my first bridal shower, two of my three hostesses (Amber, Karlee, and Alden) are rocking some cute scarves from Old Navy. Amber has on a nice button up and dress pants and Alden has on a dressy turtleneck and dress capris. I got them these scarves for hostess gifts and they loved them. They were about $8 on sale at Old Navy.

Go get you some cheap scarves and dress up some outfits! For help on tying scarves different ways….look here

Happy shopping!