Sunday, March 22, 2015


Boys and girls, I have an announcement to make.

I have met a fella.

A most handsome, honorable and humble fella.

One that I hope to one day make my husband.

To begin, I won't go into detail of who I was with before. That's in the past and I want to leave it there.

This guy here though. Oh my goodness. He has left me speechless. Words can't even begin to describe what I feel for him and how much I love and care about him. Austin and I met back in July online through a social media website. At the time I was with someone and wasn't looking for anyone, and neither was Austin. He messaged me one night out of the blue when I was at work. I was polite, responded back and that was it. The rest, as they say, is history. We have been talking every single day since then. We met for the first time in November and again last month and I have to say I am absolutely smitten with the man. He's kind, smart, has a heart of gold, handsome, can build things,  is a hard worker, has aspirations and goals for his life and he's a believer (total and complete bonus!).

No one has ever made me feel this way. Even though we've only met twice I know without a shadow of a doubt that this is the man I want to spend the rest of my life with. He sees past my imperfections, accepts me for who I am, doesn't judge me about my past and truly has shown me what to love someone really means. God has blessed me beyond measure bringing Austin into my life and I could not be more grateful. I could go on forever about my feelings for him but I'm sure you don't want to sit here and read a novel.

With that being said, we have big plans for our future. I am going to try with all my might to keep up this blog once and for all! We plan to travel by the end of the year and I want to use this as kind of a log/compilation of our travels and adventures.

I mean seriously. I would post every single picture the boy has sent me but I don't think he'd like that. Nor would y'all I'm guessing. 

Until then, peace, love and sunshine.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Jute Wrapped Monogram Letter

This project is so cute! I love the simplicity of it but it's a super cute way to add some flair to your decoration. Once I figured out the hot glue gun issue, wrapping was easy. I made the mistake of using the glue on each side of the letter and that made it super messy and chunky. 

Once I started I got the hang of it. I messed up on the first one I tried and this time I only glued in one spot on each time around. There were some times I actually wrapped the jute around a few times before sticking some glue in a spot.

Super simple to do though. Start off with your jute in the back. All you need is a little bit of glue to hold in place. Wrap around once and dab more glue where you started. It's less messy and it won't look horrible like my first one did. Each letter you do is gonna be different. The only part that was hard with the Z was the slanted part but you can play around with how you want to wrap. Mine I ended up going over a few spots twice with the jute going the other direction but that gives it come dimension and character I think. Do what works best with your letter. Once I got it all wrapped I hot glued some flowers on I bought from Michael's and some ribbon on the back to hang it up with. I think it turned out quite nice! Once I really get the hang of wrapping the jute I think I might try and sell some at the yard sale my sister and I are having next month.

Happy wrapping!