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Month: September 2013

30 before 30

Days like today remind me how fast life goes, and how we need to cherish the time we have. I’ve always been a pretty simple girl my biggest dreams were to find a man that loved me as much as I loved him, be able to live comfortably, have some babies, and maybe one day go see the eiffel tower. Scott has already made most of that true, and he has shown me that I’m capable of so much more.


So I decided to come up with a 30 before 30 bucket list. And it is exactly what you think it is . . . 30 things to do before I turn 30. If you know me personally, you’ll think I planned this but I swear I did not. I turn 30 on March 19, 2016 . . . a little over 30 months away. so I just have to do one a month . . .


1. see wicked on broadway

2. go to paris with my hubby before we have babies

3. girls trip with the fam

4. actually make it back to Chicago

5. go on a trip in the winter

Wifely life

6. throw Scott a 30th birthday party

7. make a baby

8. take a day trip to Muncie and let my boo show me his old stomping grounds

9. get a tattoo for my boo

10. cook a 5 course gourmet meal for our 1st anniversary


11. complete a 30 day yoga challenge

12. teach Me’Sean to play soccer

13. consistently drink 60oz of water a day

14. reach goal weight

15. paleo for 1 month



16.  learn to sew

17. read 30 books  . . .

18. learn to play guitar

19. learn to grow hydrangeas that actually live

20. master mom’s cheesecake recipe

For others

21. pay for a strangers meal

22. give away my formal dresses to a young girl for prom

23. volunteer at a soup kitchen



24. find a career I love

25. say goodbye to ruby

26. save to buy myself something from Tiffany’s

For me

27. sell (for actual dollars) something I bake

28. watch every movie that has won best picture

29. have a dog

30. complete this list

the one with Vistaprint and your wedding

I knew from the beginning I would somehow make or have a very big hand in our wedding paper goods. I love invitations of any kind, stationary, etc. etc. – if it’s paper and pretty I love it. These are also the first look people get of your wedding so I knew they had to be fun, casual, with hints of purple, and not too girly. I had made business cards and the like on vistaprint before, and I had heard they did wedding invites too. So when we needed engagement party invites, I explored . . . I found a lot of different options I could choose from, but none that really set my heart a flutter . . . I needed to tweek little things on each one I liked. For example, there was a save the date that actually was the top runner for my wedding invite, but with what they had recommended there wasn’t room for everything I needed to say.

But that’s the good thing about vistaprint – they give you the option to add text and change font styles and sizes on each design. Some won’t let you delete certain words that are already there – like some save the dates won’t let you delete ‘save the date’, but other than that you can pretty much change it to what you need when you find a design you like. And with their prices – and frequent groupon deals I knew this was what I wanted. The only other thing that would have made me happy with my DIY needs would have been paint/photoshopping them myself. This helped drastically with time since I didn’t have to create a design from scratch . . . I just had to critique their design for my needs. And the price was around the same as buying quality paper to print it with anyway.

Here’s everything we used vistaprint for . . .

bachelorette engagementpartypaint extraspaint rsvppaint savethedatepaint tablespaint weddinginvitespaint