Friday Advice

Just a little bit of advice...

Don't get married AND have a big work fundraiser all within a 7 day span of each other!

I think after Sunday I need a vacation where I come in contact with no people at all and I really do like people.

Okay that is enough rambling. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (thetrishlist)! I have been loving sharing photos lately, so you are sure to get some fun stuff from both accounts.

See ya back here next week with some wedding details, October goals, and god only knows what else!

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I'm Married!

Hi everyone! Just wanted to do a quick post to let you all know, I'm officially hitched! The past few months have been light here due to all the planning and stressers that come with planning a wedding.

I can't wait to show you all the stuff I did for this wedding in a mini series that will start hopefully next week. I have so much to show you all.

I am hoping to dig out a place on my desk to sit and plan for the week. Get some stuff written up and hopefully scheduled to roll. My house currently looks like a bomb went off in it with all of the gifts, decor, and food we have from the wedding.

More is coming soon, I promise! Have a great week!

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Updates.. Get your updates! Hint: Wedding

So here I am, 11 days out from my wedding, 2 days past from my Bachelorette Party and I am starting to feel the burn. All of those little tiny details you don't think about a few months out have started to creep out of the woodwork.

Reality has hit. I get married NEXT WEEK. How did that even happen? How did the time sneak up like this? And my most confused question, how the heck did Summer fly by like that?!

Rocking the "Bride" hoodie!

I have officially picked up my dress. It is even more beautiful than I remember. It fits perfect and all of my accessories are on point. I am ready to rock the shit out of that outfit. It is true, I am not a fashion blogger, but I certainly have style. I have always been told that. Maybe you can all let me know when I post those photos in a few weeks..

I spoke to the bakery yesterday about the cake. It sounds lovely. The photographer is all set. We are finalizing our wedding playlist for our DJ. All good there.

Now one thing I decided to do just 3 weeks ago is change the venue of the ceremony part of the wedding. I know it was a really tricky thing to do that close to the wedding, but I just had this feeling it needed a change. I got all panic-y about it and we made the choice to move it. We are now going to be married at a private lake house on the beach. I am over the moon excited.

Everything is shaping up. I am on a strict diet until the day. I need to slim down just a tad and clear up my face. I have sugar and wheat allergic reactions so with all the stress eating I have done over the past few weeks has my skin looking a disaster. Green smoothies for me!

That is about everything I have to report right now. I will be doing more in depth blog posts after the wedding. This includes my shower, bachelorette party, and everything in between.

What do you all think? Am I on track for this wedding?

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A quickie!

Yes I did actually use that ^ up there as my heading, and no I have no shame in doing so. You're here right?

Anywho.. I wanted to make a quick announcement. I have officially updated my e-mail address for this page. It only took me 2.5 years. I have owned my domain since 2014 and have never taken the time to create an e-mail to go with it.

Moving forward, you can now e-mail and the brand new and shiney address of:

Hope to talk to you all soon :)

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Self Improvement Month

September is Self Improvement Month.  A month to take time to focus on yourself. It sounds like a lovely thing to celebrate, however I feel like most people like the idea, but have no idea how to actually stop and focus on just themselves. I am part of that group.

I am a HUGE advocate for self care and self improvement, however when I look at the whole picture, I am not doing enough of it for myself. So because September is a month to focus on it and because I have a wedding coming up at the end of the month, I decided to think of some ways to focus on me in between all the madness... Here's my ideas.

I have always been a journal-er and by journal-er I mean I collect them. I have tons of them. I don't really use them though as much as I should be. I took a few out the other day and decided it was time. I needed to put them to good use again.

I am now the happy owner of a bullet journal and a challenge journal. I am working on making my bullet journal a place to ease my anxiety and help keep my creativity flowing. My challenge journal is a place to keep some of the instagram challenges I come across. I am currently participating in a "Self Care September" challenge and a "Rock Your Handwriting" challenge. Both of which need some practice.

I have always enjoyed writing, thus the reason I have this blog. I find it much more therapeautic to put pen to paper and just let my mind wander though. Some of those thoughts will make their way onto this page. Some will stay hidden away for only me to see. That's how it should be.

The journal is going to lead me to some self improvement, along with that 90 minute massage I booked for the day before my wedding...

Journaling and massage aside, I also plan to read more this month. I am currently reading You are a Badass by Jen Sincero. I LOVE IT. It is the perfect book to read about self improvement. I have read a lot of books about self improvement and so far this is in my top 5.  It also helps that someone RAKed this to me. They knew. I love that.

And yes I am going to mention the "Y" word. Yoga. I need to do more yoga. I felt better when I was doing some form of pose on a daily basis. It really does ease some of the tension away.

All in all it sounds like a lot, but taking on some daily habits will be good for me and my soul. I am hoping I will ease my way into the wedding in a better condition that I have been in.

What are you planning to do for yourself this month? Do you take time for self improvement and care? Share you ideas! I would love to see how everyone else relaxes and works on themselves.

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Fun times

As you may have read in yesterday’s post, August was sort of hard.  I hit a lot of road blocks that needed addressing. The good news is I was also able to have some fun throughout the month. I mean it was, “technically” the last month of summer. I couldn’t only use it to contemplate life and not have any fun.

Here’s a quick rundown of things I did. Expect more details to these in the coming weeks!

August 5: LulaRoe in house Pop Up party (I am OBSESSED)

Please excuse the cat hair on my shirt...

August 6: Bridal Shower (Stay tuned for a whole post on this)

Love my girls!

August 12: Celebrated my moms 60th birthday!

August 13: Pampered myself with a massage
August 26: Mini trip to Allentown with R (More to come on that)

August 27: First trip to the shore in years! Had a blast!

August 29: Dessert night with a bunch of friends

Baby lemon bundt cake.. yummmm

So there you have it. I had a pretty good August when it's all said and done. Looking forward to September and all that will come with it. Wedding and possibly something else.. Can't share yet though!

But because I love you all, I will leave you with this picture of Grace.. because cuteness!

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I'm baaaack.. Sort of.

Where do I begin? There is so much to say, but so little I am ready to share. Is that fair? Maybe I feel self-conscious, or maybe it’s a bit more than I should be sharing with strangers. I am not sure yet.

So let me just begin with, I am back. I took August to have some me times, which in reality turned into working on some stuff that was stressing me out or making my life more toxic than it needed to be.

I don't want to linger on the parts where I was not happy in the past month, so lets see where that leaves me..

It leaves me trucking on to my wedding which happens in 23 days. It leaves me to enjoy my bachelorette party in 10 days. It leaves me with a new feeling of hope in my life. Come hard or easy, it will all mesh together to form where I’m headed. 

So once again I am going to leave my September goals easy. I’m going to go with the flow. Live in the moment. Enjoy what’s meant to be enjoyed. Keep speaking up. Keep living life. 

Again you may see more or me this month, or you may not. I may cut down to 1 or 2 times a week as I lead up to the wedding. I want to share some details about my wedding planning process and everything in between. Maybe that’s a good way to ease back into blogging. 

I will say, you can catch me back here tomorrow with some fun things I did while away for August. This I know because I already wrote it out :P

Be well my friends. See you all back here tomorrow.

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