September 22, 2014

officially a Shiflet

Guys. I am officially a Shiflet! I always hear of people who wait 2+ years to change their last name and I didn't wanna wait soooo I went ahead and did it as soon as I could :) (ps waiting a long time isn't a bad thing, I just decided to get the process done so I wouldn't run into any problems in the future with having 2 maybe last names)  It just takes a lot of pointless waiting in pointless places so that a rep can take 2 minutes to legally change your last name. 

So Arizona decided to change their license design. Just gotta say, whoever designed it clearly has no taste. Because they are pretty ugly. That above isn't the design, it's my copy until mine comes in the mail in like 2 weeks. But trust me, the new design ain't pretty. The plus side is that Arizona licenses still don't expire for like 100 years after you get them in the first place :)

Anyways, that's pretty much the highlight of the day! Cause I'm official!!

the shiflets

September 14, 2014

1.5 months in & some wedding pictures

We got our wedding pictures back last week!! I checked the mail every single day since our photographer told us he was sending them out on a thumb drive. I love them all! Jason and I are really happy with them and we are soooooo glad Tyson (photographer) got some really good candid shots of the people we love most! 

We are 1.5 months into this whole marriage thingy and it's pretty much the greatest. Obviously I have my share of melt downs (because I'm new to this and cause I'm a girl) but those are nothing compared to the happiness Jason brings into my life. I know people ALWAYS say this but honestly, I really don't know what the heck I would do without Jason! What did I do without Jason? Besides watch mary-kate & ashley movies all the time.... who even knows!!

Anyways, it's still weird to be like WE are MARRIED! Us! to EACH OTHER! weird in a good way haha. I love it a whole lot. It's the coolest. And the advice I have to anyone who isn't married (i'm no pro but this is good advice I promise) is never ever settle for anyone but the best. Cause you really will know (or have a pretty good hunch) that he's the one when he really is the one. Heavenly Father wouldn't have it any other way.

Also, a HUGE thank you to alll the wonderful people who helped, especially for both mine and Jason's parents. Literally couldn't have done it without all of the people who helped decorate, make food, come to all the wedding stuff, etc. THANK YOU. You all know who you are and we love you guys SOO MUCH!

K, enough words, onto the pictures :) We got a lot back but here are some favorites:

this one makes me melt every time I see it ^^^^^^

seeing my dress for the first time everrrrr ^^^

my face is the same in these two pictures haha

one of Jason's favorite pictures ^^^

trying to re-create the picture we took like this at Chris's wedding :)

our guest book

this baby is A MODEL. and this picture is one of my favorites. Both their tongues are sticking out and they're both the cutest humans in this world.

if you need an amazing cake maker, lemme know because Terri (who made ours, obviouslyyy) is the BEST!

first dance to Taylor Swift's Crazier :)

surprised dad with a beatles song he LOVES. needless to say, we both cried.

when J and I looked at this one, we thought it was funny I used 2 hands to shove cake into his mouth. 

pictures taken by tyson french photography  flowers by Ellen Cake by Terri Stump (email for information) Dress by Maurine Huston (email for information) Decorations by Shabby Chic Weddings

one more of this cutie. seriously please bless our kids are half as cute as my nieces & nephews.

Thanks for looking at alllll those pictures (if you made it this far) :)
All of our wedding pictures can be found here

Anyways, we are still alive and we love each other a bunch and life is real good.

the shiflets

August 30, 2014

in the process

....of changing up my blog! Give me a break cause it looks like crazy town right now. I'm going to have it all smooth sailing in a bit! 

the shiflet's

June 27, 2014

Being engaged means free stuff

Okay okay okay, so yes, you get free stuff, it isn't like a free car, but it is a buncha free samples. And free is free so I like this whole engaged thing. That and since I'm engaged to the coolest of cool, it upped my social status by like 9878539% (thanks J, you make me cool) Anyways, did you know you can get paper samples?! paper! So you can choose your announcement paper and make sure it's perfect. I didn't know that. Till I was looking for a good printer and clicked the "free samples" button. 

see ^^^ it's literally that easy. I liked he paper that uprinting had to offer so I ordered from those sweeties. And our announcements get here TOMORROW! and then we'll send them all over the place to a mailbox near you. wut wut. Here's a preview of what to expect :) 

I'm pretty excited about those. Go figure that when it's me designing my own announcements I have a design blank. I tried out like 100 different design ideas and finally decided on this one. Jason helped me think of what to put where and he came up with putting leaves of the bottom. Sucha smartie. And just cause it's my blog and I do what I want, if you need any design work done and you like my style, check out my portfolio here

Now onto more free samples. We (me J's mom, J himself, and his sister, Sharisa) spent forever trying to find good ties that didn't cost us $50 a pop. We wanted skinny ties made from cotton fabric. Thru our search, I cam across a site that sold skinny ties! for like $6.  SUCH A GOOD DEAL. Saddly, they were satin, but I wanted to see what the fabric looked like (if it was too satin-y) and sent out for some fabric samples

we ended up ordering exactly what we wanted from a nice little shop on etsy so it worked out!

Oh, and if you register at target, they give you some thank you cards and all sorts of discounts! it's the tops my friends. I know. crazy. 

Anyways, I was just pretty excited over all this free sample business and no judging! Planning a wedding is stress-fulllllll as some of you might know, so a free sample takes away a little bit of that stress. Anyways, engaged life is fun and all but I'm ready for all this planning business to be done and married life to begin. woo!

June 4, 2014

we took some pictures

So on Saturday, Jason and I were so lucky to work with the talented photographer, Cristi Owen! I worked with her on a shoot in high school once. It was the best shoot ever because I got to get my makeup and hair done and I got to wear any of the clothes I wanted from the boutique we were at. Anyways, she is teaching a photography class this summer on do's and don't with all sorts of things and she asked Jason and I to model for the shoot. I don't know what other word to use than model so don't laugh at me. It was sooo fun! And after the do's and don't's part, she did a mini shoot for us :) 

These are some of my favorites. Jason got all GQ during the shoot and put his model face on. mmmm

And here's one from my high school shoot with Cristi haha baby face all day