Engagement Photos.

We got our engagement photos back the other day. I don’t have enough words to express how much I love them. There are so many choices that you make while planning a wedding and sometimes you get just a little nervous sometimes hoping that you made the right decision. Well, we had an amazing time taking our photos at my family’s cabin and Ryan was so amazing and made us feel so comfortable during our shoot. I was feeling good about our decision to go with him.

We got our pictures back and I know that we went with the right photographer. I am so happy and so is Cody.

Anyways, I will get to it. Here are a few of my favorites!











I love looking at them. And the fact that we chose a place that really means something to us makes them so much more special.

Photo Credit: Ryan Greenleaf

Happy Thursday!


Repurposing Pumpkins For Christmas.

Let’s get something straight. I am super cheap. This sometimes becomes a problem when it comes to decorating for the holidays, because I totally love doing that.

We normally don’t carve pumpkins for halloween, mostly because I normally get bored half way through and then they rot REALLY fast after. Also, this makes it so that I don’t have to buy more decorations for Fall/Thanksgiving. You just throw a hay bale from the feed store in there and voila!

Anyways, last year I felt so bad about throwing them out after Thanksgiving because they were still good. This year I had an idea!

I spray painted them christmas colors so we could keep them longer!


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I plan on buying some live garland and putting a big red bow on the hay bale to make it more christmassy.

But I love the way it turned out! The red spray paint we already had, we bought the .97 cent white primer paint from home depot along with the metallic-y one, and then the glitter spray paint came in a bonus pack thing.

It was totally inexpensive and fun. It took a little more time to do than I had planned (the metallic paint took forever to dry) but other than that, it was fun! AND my pumpkins lasted for 3 holidays!

Happy Wednesday!