Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Package

Its that time of year!!! I was so excited to do this package and I wanted to make sure everything was perfect because this would be my one and only Christmas package to him probably because I will be on my mission this time of year next year. Being a missionary, I most likely won't have the time nor the money to send super cute and creative packages like this to him so I am spoiling him as much as I can before I leave :p
So first off...I totally spaced taking a few essential photos...like the one where it shows everything inside the package and the flaps of the box are decorated.... :/ so I am very sorry, but just know they were super cute! :) I wanted to make sure I didn't give him anything that would be kind of a burden to lugg around. So mainly it is just all food because that is really what missionaries ever need haha
So first I made him some PJ bottoms. I really wanted to do this because they are really easy to sew up in like an hour, but I kept remembering that I couldn't because Cody is in a warm climate!  DUH! I kept wanting to throw in hot chocolate and cute warm things because it is snowy here! Well I found a solution to my problem and I knew he would really enjoy this! I would make him PJ bottom SHORTS! (modest of course :p) hehe so I found the perfect fabric and oh my goodness, it is soo Cody Taylor! :) If he doesn't like these there is something wrong with him haha I just hope they fit him...I was kind of nervous about the measurements because he has told me that he has gained some weight, but I am pretty sure they will still work out. 
So long and behold the Guitar Bermuda PJs :)


Oh I am soo excited to hear his reaction to these!

He also really wanted some fruit snacks (we love our fruit snacks! Yes we are still children here :p) so I threw some Star Wars and Mario ones in there. And he really loves his Chapstick. I found some candy cane flavored at the store and thought it would be perfect for the season. I also got him a stocking that the Chapstick and some fruit snacks will go in. Ha do you think that stocking is too girly? oh well he loves anything I give to him :)


Aw the ties! My favorite! I have been wanting to spoil him with every color of tie for the longest time...but he doesn't have much space in his suitcase so I need to hold myself back here lol Two Christmas ties will do fine. After I got home from the post office, I totally remembered that I forgot to write a message on the back of them :'( so I am beating myself up for that. I always forget something. Grr. Oh well. I always make sure I let him know that I still love him very much and I AM STILL WAITING! :)


Ok so I got him the goldfish that he always oh so desires :) We both love goldfish. One of the Elders in his mission specifically requested Flavor Blasted Goldfish so I got them for him as a joke. Hope they enjoy those. Cody also really likes Ferrero Rocher Chocolates and I knew he would love me forever if I remembered these :)


I wrapped them individually, I thought that they would all enjoy that and that way they can have presents to open and have fun wrapping paper...haha idk boys probably don't care much, but I know Cody will love it :)



Lastly, I made him this Christmas card! :) This was quite fun to make and I am so excited for him to open it!


On top of the presents I put a paper that tells him to not open until Christmas and sadly I forgot a picture of that, but you can imagine it for yourself :p
Well there is my Christmas package! Hope you all enjoyed! :)
Keep On Waiting :)


*Side note: My mission call should be here THIS WEEK! Tomorrow or Wednesday!
A Post about it very very soon!!! I can't wait to tell Cody ♥




Wednesday, December 11, 2013

3


It is 3 months down since Elder Taylor left on his mission and wow! Things are picking up! The Christmas season has arrived and so weeks speed up and you find yourself with no time for anything! I honestly can't believe how much time flies in a day now that I am older! Ugh sometimes I just get so frustrated because I swear it was 10:00 pm 5 minutes ago when the clock reads midnight! Ahh where does all that time go! haha But I am also very grateful that time goes by quick because before I know it, Cody and I will both be home and ready to continue our lives together! I couldn't be more happier for how our life together has turned out so far. He has truly been a blessing in my life and I am never letting go of him :) 

Happy 3 months to all of you waiting for someone too ♥
Hang in there ladies :) This is only, but a moment!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Mission Paper Update!

As of yesterday, November 26, 2013, the mission papers have officially been sent in to the church headquarters and I couldn't be more happy and excited! I really can't believe this is all happening...for a while it honestly felt like I was never going to get there and it never was going to happen! Now it feels all so real and I am soo excited. Last night I couldn't contain myself haha I was so excited, yet so relieved at the same time :) I can't wait to tell Cody! He knows how discouraged I have been about this and it will be so great to hear awesome news. He is so excited for me and can't wait to have me be out there serving just like him. Another 2 weeks and the news of where I will be serving will be here! Yay! I am so excited to shop haha
I will keep you all updated :)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Lights

I finally got the bedroom lights I have always dreamed of! Haha it isn't very hard to find them, but during this season is the perfect time to get them. I am planning on these being year round, not just for the Christmas season. I just think it is a fun thing to do and I really love the atmosphere it creates at night...It is fun to sit and relax and read or write letters :) You can also intertwine them with your curtains, I don't have any so I used my headboard instead. Here are pictures that inspired me....

Here is my finishing look! :)


I just got them at the dollar store...nothing fancy. There are ones out there that are cheaper; these were the only white wired ones I could find though.








So ready for the holidays! :)
Don't be afraid to share any of your holiday ideas!

"Let your light so shine before men,
 that they may see your good works,
 and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Sunday, November 17, 2013

The First Package

So after 2 months I finally got together a package to send to my wonderful missionary. It took my creativity a while to spark up, but it finally happened :) There isn't any specific theme to this package...it is a "just because" package full of randomness and love. I sent it out Thursday morning and it was supposedly delivered to him yesterday (Saturday) so I am super excited to know what his reaction was when opening it on Monday when he emails me...If he gets it before then, hopefully he does.

I decided to do the "open when" letters. I loved this idea and thought he would really have fun with these. These are what took the most time because honestly when I would sit down to write the letter my mind would go completely blank! Once I started going though everything got easier and I had letters coming out of my ears haha. I had to stop myself and realize that that was enough letters for now because Christmas is just around the corner and I needed to save the rest of the creativity for then. :p

 The "open when..." titles I came up with were:
OPEN WHEN...
You need to know how much I love you.
You need to know my testimony
You are sick
It's a good day
You need a laugh
It's a bad day
You need encouragement
It's Thanksgiving
NOW!


Other titles that I came up with that I want to do in the future are:
You can't sleep
You miss me
It's (Insert Holiday)

I also found this cute ribbon at Hobby Lobby and I thought it was quite appropriate for all this! :)
 (This picture won't rotate sorry, haha you have to tilt your head)








I bought these at the elementary's book fair. They are just silly pens for him and his companion. Thought they would enjoy them. I also found a multicolor pen for Cody to mark his scriptures with.


Decided last minute to throw some Kool-Aid in there since it is still summer there haha


This is probably my favorite part of the package! He loves his chapstick so I decided to customize them. Haha I know he will enjoy these! :)





We both love Mac and cheese a lot and I know he can just go buy it at the store there, but I knew it would be 10x more special coming from his girl so I stuffed these in as well.




Somehow I fit everything in here! haha


Keep waiting girlys! It is all so worth it ♥

Sunday, November 10, 2013

2

Today marks 2 months since my sweet missionary walked into the MTC. It has honestly gone by fast for me because I have been super busy with my 2 jobs and getting stuff ready to send to him. I know it won't always be this easy. There are going to be times when it feels that the days are inching along and this will never end, but I am trying my best to not dwell too much on those kinds of days. I just read his letters when I need some lifting up and they always comfort me and give me the hope and faith that I need to keep going. Prayer has also been such a big part in this. Cody and I totally couldn't do all this without our Heavenly Father's help. He is always there for us no matter what and I know from many experiences that Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be happy. Praying to Him always gives me the comfort I need that Cody will be safe while we are apart and that things will be ok. One of my favorite quotes that can explain this, "Everything will be alright in the end, if it's not alright then it is not the end".  Many of us wonder why we get the trials we do, but we always must think of the end in mind. How will this experience help me in my future? I know that being apart from Cody is just a little part of my life. It isn't going to last forever. I know it will be so worth it and I know that I (or him, depending on who comes home first from their mission :p) will be right there waiting in the airport when he arrives home ♥

Ok Ok...it has only been 2 months ha so what! Time has still flown by... :)


1 year and 6 months FULL of adventures

1 year and a half.
18 months.
78 weeks.
547 days.

Today Cody and I have been together a whole 18 months and I have loved every minute of it! We have become so close and he is my best friend for life. I love him and I am so proud of him for serving the Lord. Of course I wish we were able to be with each other today to celebrate this lovely day, but I know that this time apart will be all worth it in the end! I hope to be sending him a package real soon...those "open when" letters don't write themselves though. I am so excited for him to read those and I know he will love them so much. I will post those soon!
Today was quite busy. I got up for church and had my Sunday school class teach part of the lesson. I was really proud of them because I could really feel the spirit there and I knew they could feel it too! (haha I teach 13 and 14 year olds and it is not the easiest when their phone and iPod is more appealing). When I got home I went straight to the computer because I had A LOT to do and so little time! ugh! Most importantly is that I needed to get Cody's letter sent to him so it was all ready for him in the morning for is P Day. I had to be done with everything by 4:30 because my family and I were going to have dinner for my brother's birthday. So I totally went to town and didn't stop typing. I put together the cutest little picture for my man for the 1 1/2 year mark and that took some time, but I absolutely loved how it turned out. As I was finishing up his email, one of the pictures wouldn't send from my phone that I wanted to send to him. My parents were waiting for me IN THE CAR and I started panicking ..haha I really didn't need to be so dramatic though. I could have simply saved it and finished it later, but of course I accidently hit DELETE instead...oh man :( Well at least the email wasn't too long. I still had a pretty good idea of what I said so I typed all I could remember on my phone in the car. We got to my brother's house and had a nice meal. Then I had to rush over to Aeropostale because there was a holiday meeting...this was my first time working on Sunday  It was kind of weird. After that I raced home and hurry and finished Cody's letter and was able to add the photos. Everything turned out fine, but it is really different without Cody here. I miss him very much, but I have definitely seen the blessings because he is serving. My papers for my mission should be in soon. They are in the hands of my stake president so I am just waiting for his word that they are in! Very stoked and couldn't be more happy. I can't help but think that my mission will be 18 months also! Our 18 months have gone by so quick! :)


Happy year and a half my Love ♥

Saturday, October 26, 2013

The love story that started it all... <3

OK, so I figured I should finally write about the love story since people often ask about it. I want to tell the whole thing...not just the summary I constantly use on Facebook haha :)
It all began in the fall of 2010. It was my junior year in high school and I still really didn't know my place in this school. Most of my friends had gone to another high school and so I still had a closed mind about my high school. I would always beg my parents to let me go to the other school because I had no friends and I missed my ex-boyfriend (who was totally over me haha). But day after day they would just tell me no and that I needed to be at CHHS because they had a better feeling about it. Eventually I just gave up and decided to just try to enjoy it. 
I never looked forward to seminary because the last 2 years of seminary weren't the best experiences. My teachers were just not working for me and so that just made things worse. My first day in seminary as a junior went so well. I remember my teacher, Brother Dalby, totally changed my perspective of seminary and he helped me learn to love it again. His lessons gave me a better desire to want to know about the Church and to become more Christlike in my life. I started to love seminary and looked forward to it everyday. But I am getting off subject here... right about that boy I often mention in my other posts... :)
Well, it was that first day in Brother Dalby's class and I had gone straight to a desk by the wall. We all sat down and class began to start. The devotional was given and then Brother Dalby got up to speak a little about his family and then wanted all of us to introduce ourselves..."Oh great", I thought. "I hate getting up in front of the class". As each person introduced themselves and it snaked through the class, there was one person that really stood out to me. I had noticed him before class and thought he looked quite nice and figured that it was just the first day so everyone tried to look their best, but he was quite a cutie as well :) When it was time for him to stand my heart started to race. He stood up from his desk and said, "Hi, my name is Cody Taylor and I am a sophomore". (haha yep he is younger than me :) ) Our teacher approached him and asked what the special occasion was. Cody had looked down and realized the teacher was talking about his slim tie that he had carefully tied that morning. He answered and said,"Oh nothing, I just enjoy wearing ties". Right then and there my heart skipped a beat and I fell for him. So handsome and perfect. Such a gentleman. Not afraid to be himself.
The rest of class I just kept watching him. I didn't want to come out to be that creepy girl though so I said nothing. I was as quiet as a mouse as I observed him that day. I noticed he could draw very well. He was an artist just like me! That first day is something I will never forget because that's the very first moment that I saw him. My one true love. My eternal companion....but lets not get ahead of ourselves here...haha I hadn't even talked to the guy yet!
So I don't exactly remember when we started talking, but he had a friend Steven who was really outgoing. He was also in our seminary class and he would start talking to me and telling me about Cody. I think one night when Steven and I were texting I had told him I liked Cody and I wanted to know if he liked me back. I don't think Steven ever told me or could really find out, but he definitely was trying to hook us up haha. So thank you Steven! But 
Cody was still 15 years old so we couldn't really go on any dates yet. Cody and I did exchange numbers and add each other on Facebook. We would talk every once in a while, but we kind of 
drifted from each other and lived our own separate lives. 
New Years Eve came around and I got a text from him. I remember that day almost perfectly! He was wondering if I was going to go to the Stake dance that night to celebrate the new year. I really hadn't thought about it, but now I was considering it haha. I couldn't believe he still had my number and remembered me. Things just kind of dropped with us I had thought. So I told him that I was thinking about it and that it would be fun to dance together. He mentioned that he might bring his little brother because he didn't want to go alone, but he wasn't sure if he could. Well of course I didn't want to go if he wasn't going....so after a few hours of mind changing, he decided not to go...so of course I didn't go either. We ended up just hanging out with our own families..at least I did.
After that we never talked or texted for a while. I think he deleted his Facebook too and got a new one for some reason. 2011 went by without really speaking. I would see him from time to time with another girl and honestly I remember just feeling a little jealous but saying to myself, "He looks happy so I am happy for him". My senior year started and he was a junior. I dated a lot of guys (jerks) and ended up getting hurt a lot. My senior year had so many ups and downs, but I grew up a lot...I am so grateful for Cody at the time that he came back into my life. I really needed him and needed someone that wasn't ever going to hurt me again. In December 2012 to about March 2013 I had been on and off with this other guy and it was so exhausting. I couldn't handle it all anymore because he just couldn't make up his mind. He wasn't the best guy for me anyways.
 On April 7, 2012, Cody had commented on one of my photos on Facebook after he had added me a few weeks before. He pretty much told me I was cute and gave me his number again. We texted a lot and caught up on our lives a bit. He was so sweet and funny, but I still wasn't sure if I was ready to jump into another relationship because of my past. I didn't want to get hurt again. I remember one night he was asking me if I would give him a second chance and I was jumping for joy. We started actually talking to each other at school haha. We would talk about each others interests and found out we had a lot in common. We started a race to see who could read "The Hunger Games" the fastest...and just silly things like that. I really noticed that we started out as just becoming really good friends. Many of the past guys in my life would just jump into an immature love and romance and that never created the right kind of healthy connection. Cody and I had such a great friendship, but it was just right that it wouldn't ever turn into the friend zone. Anyways...I am totally getting off track here...mybad :/
So Cody and I ended up having our first date on April 20, 2012! We found out that we both liked the cheesy Disney movie "Starstruck" so we ended up watching that. The night went very well and I made sure I took some pictures of us! It was the first date! So important! Although they were taken with my really crappy phone at the time haha but they are still adorable ♥





He sent this to me later that night after he went home hehe


After that awesome first date we have been best friends ever since. We have been through so much and still have stayed strong together. On May 10, 2012, Cody asked me to be not only his best friend, but his girlfriend and to be with him forever! Since then our relationship has only gotten stronger and we have had many adventures together. Our first kiss was on my birthday, May 25, 2012....best birthday present ever! haha 
At the end of May I graduated and he still had one more year of high school. I started my first year of college while he started his last year of high school. That was a little hard because we weren't able to see each other at school anymore, but I went and visited him when I could. We both got through that year and life started to speed up like crazy. Our last summer together went by too fast! We were able to do everything we wanted to do before the summer ended though so that made me happy. Before I knew it Cody would be leaving for his mission 2 weeks after summer would end. It did sneak up quite fast, but I think we all were ready. Cody left for the MTC on September 11, 2013 and it has been the best blessing yet :) I am so proud of him and I love getting his letters and being able to see him grow so much! We have both grown closer to our Heavenly Father so much and I don't feel apart from Cody a whole lot because I know I have Heavenly Father there for me to comfort me and to listen to me in times of doubt. This is definitely not easy...I can tell you that, but I know it will be soo worth it! "God never said it would be easy, He said it would be worth it" and "God never will give you a trial that you can't handle and get through". I know that Cody and I can both do this! We just both stay busy and focus on now. Although it has only been about a month and a week since he left...I know I won't always be this positive. I love everything that we have together and
I don't believe in just giving up and throwing it all out the window. This is a favorite quote of mine that keeps my spirits up at times of doubt. 



I have been working on turning in my own mission papers and I am hoping to have them in by November 1. I do plan to leave for my mission 6 months after Cody and I really hope to see him shortly after we both get back around the same time. This will be so good for both of us and our relationship. I have such a strong desire to serve, I am not just going because he went or to pass the time. I need to make that clear because some people think that. I know that those wouldn't be the right reasons to go anyway. I really do want to go and share the gospel with others. It has blessed my life tremendously and I want everyone else to be able to experience that similar love and feeling for the Church and gospel. I love this gospel, the teachings, and the standards that are set. I can't wait to get out there and serve just like Cody. He has been such a great example to me and I can't wait to be able to be in his arms again. Thanks for reading my novel haha Love you all!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

ONE MONTH DOWN ♥

It has already been one whole month since my sweetheart left for the MTC and I hardly even noticed! I have been super busy lately though because I work two jobs, but it is just what I need to help make time fly by faster :) I have so much fun when the 11th of each month roll by because I get to use my somewhat creative mind to countdown! I have seen other MGs do this and it made me so excited to start and be persistent every month with it. Somehow this also makes things go by because I have fun doing it. 
This first month I was totally not prepared and had no idea what I was going to do. Seriously this was so last minute and I did it all in 3 hours haha. That day I had my jobs back to back and I really wanted to do it all outside, but I knew it wasn't going to happen because it gets dark faster now. Also I needed someone to help me take the photo, but things just weren't working out. After I got home from my last job around dinner time, I quickly through my posters all together and was lucky enough to discover a timer on my phone. I took the photos all by myself haha
One month down! 23 more to go!! :)


emily sarah ♥

Monday, October 7, 2013

I adopted a zebra!!!

Hello everyone! Hope your day has been good. This weekend was a really great and spiritual filling few days. I was able to watch General Conference while my sweetheart was watching it all the way in Florida. I felt so close to him as I heard the words of the speakers and as they talked a lot about missionaries. I couldn't help, but think of him a lot and what I will be doing in a few months when I get out to serve as well. I was able to spend the night with his mom on Saturday night and watch the morning session on Sunday with her. It was so fun to be able to spend time with her and to have a fun little slumber party! I love talking about our missionary together and laughing and crying together. We grow together so much and I am so grateful to have his mom in my life and to be able to support each other. It is a good support team we have created :) Today I got an email from my darling and it was so exciting :) He can directly email me and I am so excited!! I am so proud of him and love that he is building up his testimony and being able to share with others. I love him so much and miss him...2 years will fly by though! He has been there almost 1 whole month! 23 more months to go until we meet again! ♥

Ok ok...So you are probably wondering about this pet zebra I have mentioned... :) well if you haven't already seen it on Instagram then I shall tell you about it :) So my missionary's mom used to work at a school and she left this last June. She took all of her stuff back to her house and there happened to be a big piece of art that she was able to keep and bring home...It is so hard to explain so I will just show you!....

So I am currently using it for a headboard and I am loving it! It goes perfect with my room and I love zebras anyways! So thank you so much to her! :)
More updates on the love of my life very soon ♥

emily sarah ♥

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

It Gets Better :)

It has been 2 weeks today since my sweet missionary left and honestly I am hanging in there...I am just staying busy. That's really the key. Being involved with positive activities to pass the time really helps. Going to school, having a job, spending time with family and friends, even with his family helps a lot because they are all going through a similar experience. They can understand. :)
It's especially hard for any missionary girlfriend to go through this alone. People will criticize no doubt, but you have got to think to yourself.."Why does their opinion matter to me? They don't know how much he means to me and I mean to him." You just got to brush off the negativity because that isn't going to make you any happier or feel any better. YOU decide when YOU are happy.
I know this is easier said than done though. These two years aren't always going to be rainbows and unicorns I know...it is just sad how people can be so mean.
Well anyways, yesterday morning my best friend left the MTC and flew out to Florida. Of course I worry sick about him but I know Heavenly Father will protect and bless him so much. I know that everyone here back at home will also be blessed tremendously and this will all be worth it.
Today I miss him a lot. I really haven't actually sat down and thought about how much I miss him until today and I'm trying not to cry lol (good thing I didn't wear make up today) I will be at work soon though so I'll be ok. Well I just thought I should share today since I need to get into a better habit of blogging about my journey and adventures. Love you ladies! Hang in there!

emily sarah ♥

Monday, September 23, 2013

Where are you Fall?!

I got a couple new things this past week at Aeropostale that finally got marked down. I really want the weather to get colder soon so I can wear these items without looking silly haha. The weather has been crazy and it seems it just can't decide what to stay on! It will pour for like 10 minutes and then be 100 degrees again! So frustrating haha

First I got this super cute scarf! I have already worn it so many times. :p

This is my all time favorite though! I have been wanting a motorcycle style jacket for quite sometime now and I just loved this one. Ya my room isn't the cleanest...you know we have all been there! Also notice my new phone case! :) 


Just showing an up close on my jacket...my mirror is disgusting..grr I will go clean that haha


Thanks for reading...err I need to blog more...I promise I will.. :)

emily sarah ♥

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

SoulMates

Wow this summer has been a whirl wind and went way too fast! I have been spending as much time possible with my missionary before he is off to the MTC. I miss him already and he hasn't even left yet. Today is exactly a week from when he leaves and I still haven't grasp the idea. It isn't all a sad thing though. I am feeling way excited for him and I know I will really enjoy sending and receiving cute little messages :) oh and we can't forget about the packages! hehe

For the past few months my missionary and I have been spending a lot of time together with his family. Lots of movies and dinners, long meaningful talks, we tried golf haha, shopping...lots of shopping, Lagoon, and just simple video chats at night. For his birthday, we went up to Idaho with his mom. We finally got to wear our adorable and perfect "SoulMate" shirts that I bought in June. These shirts were a pain in the butt though! The company I bought them from made this shipping a nightmare. They took forever to finally ship it to me and gave me the wrong sizes (they were way too big), but I totally fixed them. I flipped the shirts inside out and sewed our true size and cut the extra off. I didn't take a before and after picture though darn it :( but they turned out great! :)


emily sarah ♥

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Monday, July 1, 2013

The Fishtail

So I recently have fallen in love with the fishtail braid and I have been dying to learn the how tos on this one. No one ever seemed to want to teach me and so I went to the lovely YouTube. Well I just really got frustrated with it because I just couldn't get it to look right! It was like one of those pins on pinterest with the "nailed it" pictures haha. Well luckily my awesome friend at work offered to just do it for me. I was totally fine with that, I just wanted it in my hair. While she was braiding mine I practiced on my other friend and I started to understand it a lot better. Anyways I am super excited about this and will now be doing this a lot with my long brunette hair :)

I definitely did not do this!


This is what I did...although I kind of cheated because my hair was wet hehe.


I love fishtails!

emily sarah ♥



Sunday, June 30, 2013

Coral Jeans

I got the best deal at Aeropostale this last Thursday. They were having their Bulldog sale which they have really often I have noticed. I got 2 long sleeved cardigans for $6.99 each (white and grey), and lovely white and a coral striped scraf for $5.99, and one of my favorites coral jeans for $12.99! I love these jeans and they are super comfortable. I pretty much got a whole outfit for 30 bucks! Nice Emily! Ha please excuse my messy room behind me. Hopefully the BRIGHT CORAL jeans will distract you from that embarrassment :p
I paired this with just a plain white tee from DownEast Basics that I already had. I also wear these sandals everywhere with almost anything in the summer. Can't wait to wear these around town!





Love you all!

emily sarah ♥

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Missionary Girlfriend

So about a week ago, I came across a ring on Pinterest that was perfect for that missionary girlfriend. It was a ring that had any state of your choice on it and you could have a heart where ever on the state, particularly the city or area your missionary was going to serve in. I instantly fell in love with this and wanted it because it was just so perfect as my boyfriend will be leaving soon for his mission, which I am very proud of him for choosing to do this :)

So I clicked on the link and it took me to Etsy. I have heard of Etsy, but I have never really dived into it quite like this because I had never actually ordered anything online myself. It would always be through a family member because I didn't have that special kind of card that can buy just about everything haha. Well I finally did get a debit card and I must admit, this was the first purchase I made online by myself! Yay me! haha Well anyways, I researched more about these "State Love Rings" and found a lady in Australia selling it for $60.00 plus shipping...yikes! No way was this tiny little ring worth that much! It wasn't even a real expensive metal. I noticed that there was also a very cute necklace where it just had the state hanging on a chain, but that was 5 bucks more. I was kind of sad and disappointed and was going to just forget the whole idea. Maybe just make one of those state T-shirts or something.

This kept bugging me though and I knew there was something out there that wasn't so expensive. So the next day I got back on to Etsy and searched more. Finally I found a few more other people that sold them also and they weren't that bad of price. I decided that getting a necklace would be the best so I found one that I loved. It had all the same features as the necklace sold in Australia, but half the price. This is still a bit pricey for just a little necklace, but this was as cheap as it was going to get unless I found a store that sold them locally which wasn't likely. This person was a lot closer as they actually lived in the United States so I filled out all the information and purchased the necklace. I felt so adultish after that haha.

It came pretty fast! Ordered it on Wednesday and it came on Friday! It was so perfect because I was able to wear it and show it off at my boyfriend's graduation. It sure was a big hit and everyone loved the heart on the city feature. :)

So here it is! Fort Lauderdale, Florida 


emily sarah ♥

Friday, May 3, 2013

The Prom Hair

In March I was able to go to prom with my amazing boyfriend . We were both so excited and it was going to be our last prom. It was so wonderful and everything I had hoped for. REALLY! :) My hair was gorgeous and my dress was so stunning. I truly felt like a princess and he was my prince. He looked so handsome and charming haha :) His wonderful mother did my hair and I loved it! The best do yet!
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We got the crisscross idea off of Pinterest of course! I instantly fell in love. It was beautiful!
She also added braids on the side called "S" braids, cute little gems that were just attached to my hair with Velcro  and glitter hairspray which I really hoped didn't get in his dad's brand new car haha




So there is my hair! I don't have the pictures of my dress yet. I still need to take them off my dad's camera which I can't find right now so I promise that will go up soon too!
Love ya lots!

emily sarah ♥