A Little Life Update: New Look, WE’RE ENGAGED! + My NEW Side Hustle
I have been severely M.I.A. for a while now. So I am giving you all a quick life update. Which I’m sure you can read the title and you know what’s coming.
On December 24th, 2017, I woke up not knowing that my future was going to change. Blain brewed some coffee, woke me up, and we sat down in our cozy living room to open our presents from the other. Since stockings are apparently Blain’s “favorite Christmas tradition,” that’s where we started.
He made me open mine first. I started pulling out little gift shop items from trips & places we have traveled together & a Yeti koozie with the WRONG initials. The last little piece of memorabilia was a small book that was from the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. I quickly flipped through it and noticed there were Blain scribbles throughout it.
I started from the beginning and as I flipped through I read “The 10 Reasons Why I Like You,” “The 10 Reasons Why I Love You,” and “The 10 Reasons Why I Want to Marry You.” Halfway through I was bawling & could hardly read them because I was either getting engaged or I wasn’t & was gonna be very disappointed.
All the way at the toe of my giant stocking was a small box. I struggled really hard unwrapping it through my tears & shaking and Blain wraps things like he doesn’t want anyone to open their presents. Finally, I got it unwrapped & there was this little white box with the name of my favorite ring designer, Hiedi Gibson.
*more shaking & ugly crying from BOTH of us*
I opened the box and saw a ring I’ve stalked on Instagram & Pinterest for years. And it is more beautiful in person than any camera could ever capture. Through blurry eyes, I saw Blain on one knee and wiping away tears. Then he asked what every girl dreams to hear– fourteen letters, four words (yes, I have alluded to Gossip Girl).
“Will you marry me?”
Yeah. That happened & here we are trying to figure out how wedding planning works and how to not go broke doing it. And we know we want a big honeymoon and to buy a house in a couple of years. So, trying to prioritize is important. But budgeting is hard for me because I like all the glitz & glam. LOL.
Anyway, I plan on posting more about what I’m doing to get in shape for the wedding and then updates on wedding planning for those who are interested.
My NEW Side Hustle
Alright, so I have been putting off talking about this for a while, but I am ready to talk about it… I am opening up an Etsy store! YAY!
I have recently been loving making & designing graphics for my blog (and changing my logo too many times, sorry). But I decided, “Hey why not take my love of design & use it to make some extra money?” I seriously opened it on a whim one night & started making some digital prints that anyone can buy and instantly download. No struggling with shipping, no worrying about printing & technical stuff. Just simply designing & enjoying myself. I made a sale when I only had my first print uploaded & hadn’t even tried to promote my page, so business was off to a surprising start.
I plan on designing my own wedding invitations anyway, so I am trying to design several invitation designs that I can add on there as well. Currently, there are four uploaded to my shop.
If you want, you can check out my shop, I only have wall art and a few stationery collections on there right now. But here is the link to that!
Comment down below on what posts you want to see & tell me if you got engaged over the holidays!