Celebrating into 2020

This holiday season has been jam packed with TONS of quality time with our friends and family. Austin and I have quickly realized that we were beyond home sick after moving to Ohio. So getting to spend some extra special time with our loved ones has made us feel beyond blessed throughout the holidays and entering the new year.

Our crazy season began early in November. Some of our dearest friends Katie and Jose tied the knot! Their special day was filled with love, laughter, and tequila!

A few weeks later, I headed up to North West Indiana to celebrate my Dad’s 50th Birthday. Because Dad isn’t much of a party person, my mom decided to throw together a 50th Birthday Bar Crawl for him instead. It was so much fun to be able to get together with lots of our family friends and catch up. Is there anything more fun than a Birthday Bar crawl in small town bar scene?

We spent the rest of the weekend visiting my sister in Chicago. We did some typical tourist stuff (even though Hollie is a Chicago girl herself, she chose to tag along with us for the fun of it!). One of the highlights to our weekend-cation was visiting the Sears Tower (aka Willis Tower).

Thanksgiving and Christmas flew by. We were lucky enough to be able to visit both of our families on the weekends surrounding the holidays. Christmas was my On-Call holiday during 2018, so Austin and I spent Christmas eve and Christmas day watching movies in our PJs and vegging out. Here are some photos my mom was kind enough to take of us for our Christmas card this year.

Our friends made a quick trip up to Ohio to celebrate a late Christmas with us. As always, we had a blast but I every time we spend time together, I am quickly reminded that I left part of my heart with them back in Indianapolis.

We realized how much we missed Indy, so we opted to join them for NYE.

Austin and I welcomed in the new year with so much love in our hearts. And even though we missed or friends & family and cherish every second that we were able to spend with them over the holidays- it has been nice to finally be settled back down at our little home in Ohio.

Fall is in the Air

With the change in the weather (its been about 70 degrees and breezy during the day, 50 degrees at night here in Ohio) and the leaves beginning to change color, my fall senses have been tingling. Naturally, I made my way over to Hobby Lobby to craft and welcome in the season! Now i know some of you are probably saying we still have several weeks to go of summer, but that can’t stop my love of fall!

One of my favorite crafts are wreaths. I love a good homemade wreath because it can to really spice up the entrance into your house.

My favorite thing about fall is white pumpkins, hence our wedding, which was white pumpkin themed! So I decided to incorporate white pumpkins into my wreath this year, along with white sunflowers to keep the theme rolling. To add a pop of color and sparkle, I threw in some burgundy and orange leaves with a few acorns and pinecones.

Finally, on each and every wreath that I make, I always put our metal S on it. This was the first item that I had purchased for both Austin and I and I that had to do with our last name. I absolutely love that it always sits on the front door, welcoming everyone to our house.

welcome to our home