Thursday, January 31, 2013

Guess What!?!

Guess what, guess what, guess what!!!

Zach and I have venues for our wedding!!!

On Tuesday, before Zach got off work, I went down to our reception site and reserved it. We've already seen it, we just needed to sign the rental contract and reserve the date. 
The pictures are from their website.






Then, after Zach got off work, we went to our preferred ceremony site, walked around and made sure that's what we wanted, and reserved our date!
These are pictures I took today. I imagine the site is going to look much prettier in the middle of June.





Aren't they both pretty?! I'm so freaking excited to have these booked!!
I think in the Spring and Summer Zach and I are going to go down to our ceremony site (it's a public park) and see what the flowers and everything look like in season and in bloom. 

I feel much better knowing we have our sites booked and on the date we wanted!
June 2014 is going to be amazing!!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Instagram Dump

I know I do the InstagrAmazing link up with Karla on Mondays, but I usually only post the pictures from the weekend.
What about the pictures over the last few weeks that you haven't seen? (Unless you follow me on Instagram.)
Well here you go!

Zach gave Stella a mustache.

Log kitty is back!

Noodles & Company Mac & Cheese!

Kohl's always wants me to spend money.

My alarm when we had Inventory. Oy.

Umm...what?

Apparently, Trouble is an adult game...

My coworker  at work. Adorbs.

I love when work gets us Panera for breakfast.

Don't forget you can follow me on Instagram! My username is jjessicar!

Do you Instagram? Let's be friends!

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Who Reads?

I do! 

Remember my goals for this year?
#1 is to read all of my unread novels before acquiring new ones.

To make it easier to track the novels I have and haven't read, I made a reading list (see above) and put it on the blog.
The list was here last year, but I finally updated it for this year.

I've also decided to book reviews every time I finish a book. 
My current novel is Ask Again Later by Jill A. Davis.

I've been reading this book since the end of September 2012. 
(I took a break from October to December because of my engagement and Christmas.)

I picked it back up at the beginning of the year and am slowly trying to finish it.
But I'll talk about that more when I review the book.

Do you have a reading list?

Monday, January 28, 2013

InstagrAmazing Weekend!

My weekend was very low key. 
Zach and I spent Friday night with 2 people on his side of the bridal party.

 We went to Noodles & Company for dinner.
It was quite delicious!

We were at The Greene and after dinner we went to Kilwins and Teavana.
We also stopped at random shops and our last stop was a Books&Co. 
They had a table set up about 50 Shades of Grey, and [shocker] there was a game about the series.
Reveal your inner goddess!

Saturday I spent the day cleaning my bedroom and away from my phone.
It was really nice unplugging from technology for most of the day.
I was able to finally change out some of my photos and file some paperwork.
New photos
Clean desk
(Yes, I have a coffee pot on my printer. I'm the only one in the house that drinks coffee.)

Sunday I washed all the dishes from the past few days, and played Harry Potter Clue with my siblings.
It was Draco Malfoy with the Vanishing Cabinet in the Hospital Wing.

It was a nice relaxing weekend. I had Saturday and Sunday off work, and I actually didn't drive anywhere on Saturday or Sunday.

I also have today off, and I have a few errands to run and some phone calls to make about wedding plans. (I should probably post about what I have accomplished...) Oh well. That's a post for another day. ;)

How was your weekend?

Linking up with Karla and Nicole!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Newlywed Game

So I'm a day late, but I'm linking up with Karla @ Forever Newly Wedded for:

I know we're not married yet, but we've been together for over 4 & 1/2 years and know each other pretty well, if I do say so myself. ;)

1.  What is the worst thing that happened on your wedding day, if anything?
Since we're still planning our wedding, we can't answer this question because we haven't had our wedding day yet.

2.  Who is the better driver?
My Answer: Me
Zach's Answer: I would say you.

3.  If someone had to play your spouse in a movie, who would it be?
My Answer: Zach Braff
Zach's Answer: I don't know enough people to make that decision.

4.  What your spouse's favorite comfort food?
My Answer: Candy
Zach's Answer: Ice cream

5.  Which one of you hogs all the covers in bed?
My Answer: We don't live together right now, but when we go on vacation, I usually am the one to hog all the covers.
Zach's Answer: I don't know, but you probably when we do share a bed.

6.  The saying “opposites attract must be true because 
my spouse and I couldn’t be any more different when it comes to _________?
My Answer: Music (I'm a country music fan.)
Zach's Answer: Music (He can't really stand country music.)

7.  If your spouse won $5000, what would they spend it on?
My Answer: My first answer would be the lottery, but after thinking about it more, he loves to travel.
Zach's Answer: Clothes (and all it's accessories)

8.  If your spouse could be married to any famous person, which would it be and why?
My Answer: Natalie Portman
Zach's Answer: Dane Cook

9.  Who controls the remote??
My Answer: Neither of us, really
Zach's Answer: You

10.  If your spouse was a superhero, what would their "super power" be?
My Answer: Read minds
Zach's Answer: Super speed
(We were both completely wrong on this question. I probably would rather fly, and he would probably rather shape shift, have super speed, or fly.)

What are you and your hubby's answers to these questions?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Number Four - 16 Year Old Self

Again, my life is boring so I'm doing another 30 things. :)


List 10 things you would tell your 16 year-old self, if you could.

When I first saw this, I thought of Brad Paisley’s song “Letter to Me”. (“If I could write a letter to me…”) Honestly, I have no idea what I would say to myself at that age. But I guess I should try, right?

1. Be patient with your boyfriend. He is a great guy and will be back for school in August.
2. Nip the sex pressure in the bud. Your next boyfriend will want it from you before you move.
3. You have your temporary ID! You should really use it and learn to drive! Don’t wait until your 18.
4. Just ignore what that idiot posts about you. You know that you’re not anything he says, and he’s just angry you didn’t give it up to him.
5. Talking on the phone does not constitute a relationship, and there’s no need to kill both Grandma and Grandpa’s cell phone batteries.
6. I know it’s nice to have a boyfriend, but your friends are important, too. Give them the attention they deserve for sticking around during your back-to-back boyfriend frenzy.
7. Do you really love him? Yes, he is sweet, but don’t throw that term around. You’ll figure out the meaning in due time.
8. Consider running Track in the spring. You’ll enjoy it and it will keep you in shape.
9. Are you sure you don't want to go to the Career Center?
10. Don't worry about the last 9 things. You are who you are because of what you've gone through.

What would you say to your 16-year-old self?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Facts of My Life

So I know I posted already once today, but I saw this one time link up and decided to join in.


This link up will also give you all a chance to find out more about me. :)
Win-win, right? Right!
 
So, here goes!

Fact - I absolutely LOVE 7th Heaven. And I would love to own each season.
Fact - My birthday is April 7 and I will be 27 this year.
Fact - Zach and I are getting married in 508 days!!!
Fact - I could plan my wedding in about 2 months, if money wasn't an issue.
Fact - I live at home with my dad and stepmom because I can't afford to move out.
Fact - I drive a 2007 HHR named Stella.
Fact - I would much rather be hot than cold. And I live in Ohio.
Fact - I'm the oldest child of both my parents, but my stepbrother and stepsister are older than me.
Fact - I'm a people pleaser. Some of my decisions are affected by how other people will react to them. 
Fact - I'm really trying to work on the fact before this one.
Fact - I have a huge heart.
Fact - I HATE confrontation. I will do anything to avoid it.
Fact - I will also avoid saying the wrong thing so I don't upset anyone.
Fact - I am a quiet person, and depending on my mood, I will not say anything unless asked.

What are some facts about you?

I'm Versatile!

Thanks to Nicole at Grub n Marriage, I've received:











Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award (of course).
2. Include a link to their blog.
3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you've discovered recently or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for The Versatile Blogger Award (include a link back to your post!)
5. Finally tell the people you nominated (& other blog readers) 7 things about yourself.

Well, Miss Nicole, I thank you very much for this award!! 
You can read about her award here. :) And check out her blog here!

7 things about me:
1. I would rather not have anyone in front of me when I'm driving.
2. When I'm away from my computer, I have so many blog ideas. When I finally get to my computer, I can't think of anything to blog about.
3. I can watch Disney movies from my childhood all day long, and I'm currently watching Cinderella. Bippity Boppity Boo!
4. My nephew is the cutest little boy EVER. (Okay, I'm a little biased...)





































5. I like dogs, but I'm not sure I want one when I'm on my own.
6. I love Vanilla Coke. If a restaurant has it, I will order it.
7. This is the second time I've received this award and I very much enjoy it.

15 Bloggers to receive this award:
Faith at Sent to You
Erin at All About "E"
Brandy at Sissy Fits
Allison at Nestful of Love
Cayla at Livin On Love

Are you versatile?

Monday, January 21, 2013

InstagrAmazing Weekend Link-Up!

I'm linking up with Karla and Nicole today for:
Remember, you can find me on Instagram under the name jjessicar!

On Thursday, my brother had another wrestling meet. And he won both of his matches!

He won with a pin!!


He won again with a pin!!

He is ranked 20th in the state!!

While we were waiting between matches, my grandma started to teach me how to crochet! I've been practicing by making chains. She gave me some of her yarn and a couple of hooks.

Shadow was waiting on me when I got home Friday night.

Zach stopped by Saturday night and he wasn't feeling well. He laid there for at least 30 minutes before I convinced him to go home and rest.

Saturday morning and Sunday afternoon I worked.
Everybody's workin' for the weekend...

Sunday evening we were watching The Lion King on ABC Family and my nephew covered his ears during this part with the hyenas. 

How was your weekend?
Is it on Instagram? Link up!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sunday Social

Sunday Social
I haven't done this link up in awhile so I figured, since my life is boring, I would join in today. 

This week's questions are all about 3's.
Top 3 Favorite Kinds of Food: Chicken is my absolute favorite food, ice cream is a close second, and macaroni and cheese and cheesy potatoes ties for third.
First 3 Things you do in the morning: Turn off my alarm, check all my social media sites, and go to the bathroom.
Last 3 things you do at night: Bring my cat to the basement (my sister has a bird, so we have to watch Shadow), brush teeth, and check all social media one last time.
3 TV Shows you NEVER miss: Well since I have a DVR, I don’t miss any shows, but the ones I watch as soon as I can are Hart of Dixie, Nashville, and Switched at Birth.
3 Places you want to visit: Out of the country I've always wanted to see England, Ireland, and Italy. In the country I want to go to Disney World, Napa Valley, and Niagara Falls.
3 People you can always count on: My mom, my dad, and my fiance. 

Join Neely and Ashley and tell me about your threes. 

Monday, January 14, 2013

InstagrAmazing Weekend Link Up

Linking up with Karla and Nicole for:


I don't have a lot of words today, so I'm just going to let the pictures do the talking. :)

P.S. My Instagram username is jjessicar.