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Planner to Bride: Tips From Me for You

It’s easy to find wedding tips, tricks, and advice online these days. There are numerous sites all about weddings and what you should and shouldn’t do. These are great and all, but the problem with sites giving advice is that most of the writers are just that – writers. A lot of times, these writers aren’t even wedding professionals. If they aren’t even professionals in the industry, wouldn’t you expect that the writer is or has been a bride in...

Accepting the Abnormal

How do you accept new stages of life? This is something that doesn’t get taught in school…or even talked about really. Let’s take a minute to go back to high school.  How many times did you hear “Don’t grow up so fast” or “I would do anything to be that young again”?  Oh, and what about “You’ll wish you could go back” or “you’re going to miss these days”….? I can bet you heard those sentences at least 50 times,...

What The Best Day Ever Looks Like

Well, it finally happened.  The wedding I dreamed of having since I was a little girl, became a reality on Friday, May 5, 2017.  My official name finally changed to Kayli Westmoreland.  WHOA….Is this seriously real life?? The wedding was perfect. If I could go back and do it again….I would probably pick a different month (one that isn’t peak season and I’m drowning at work), but I’m glad it turned out just fine!  Since John and I have been...

Face Planting Like A Pro

Remember that time when you had an urge to do something big? That same time you felt you needed to take a huge leap, but were afraid of falling? You event felt that it was completely worth the time, money, and effort you were going to have to put into it, even with that risk of failing. That “something big” you were urged to do was the thing that brought about so many emotions, but out of them all, it...

Time For Wine…..You’re Getting Married!

CONGRATULATIONS!  You are getting married!!  All of your childhood dreams of growing up, meeting someone, falling in love, and getting married just came true.  You are entirely filled with joy and you’ve sunk into all kinds of feels.  For most, it’s of course first instincts to start immediately looking at dresses, pinning anything wedding, and starting to look on Wedding Wire and The Knot for a venue and vendors!  But whoa now!  Just hold up!  Before you go jumping in...

The Secrets We Hold

***Warning: Post may be a trigger to those with ED*** I want to start off by apologizing for posting so late this week.  There has been a lot of hesitancy behind my post for this week and a quite a bit of writers block for the other attempts to write on different topics.  However, my heart has been in one place and I simply can’t ignore it.  I think God puts certain things on our hearts as a hint of what we know we...

The List To A Bad Day Turned Good

If you read my post last week, it was all about feeling like a failure, worthlessness, disappointment, and just being stuck in a slump.  Well, I don’t know about you, but we can’t always pull ourselves out…even after preaching it in a blog.  (Gee, that sure is a booster!  HA)   It’s almost as if since I wrote that post, things have only continued to become more stressful.  I just can’t seem to get a break.  I know there are a...

Feeling Like A Grain Of Sand On The Ocean Floor

You know that feeling of being completely alone in a crowded room?  I know, I know….you’re probably thinking duhhh.  I think it’s safe to say most people feel this at least once in their lifetime, if not many times.  However, do you ever feel like you just can’t escape that crowded room.  You can’t make everything that seems negative go away,  It’s like every time you try and open a new door, BOOM, the crowd is back, pushing you up in...

Wedding Planning 101: What Every Bride Needs To Know

Alright, so you just got engaged to your person.  You can’t wait to start wedding planning.   You immediately start looking at venues, photographers, caterers, florists…..but wait just a minute.  Have you taken the time to sit down, talk budget, and make sure you know what you are getting into?  When I say that, I’m not talking about the relationship your entering in for a lifetime, I’m talking about the second job you are about to tackle….the wedding planning process....

New Beginnings Are New Adventures

Remember when you were at that age in school when your teachers were preparing you for the next step… and by next step I mean middle school.  I can remember walking around with my friends and looking down the hall where the “big kids” roamed.  We would talk about how we just could not wait to be in there shoes.  It was like a whole new world and even though there would no longer be such thing as recess, we were...