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Getting ready for my wedding!! 5 for Friday!

Why yes, I am linking up with doodle bugs for a 5 for Friday - let me tell you.. typing with acrylic nails is no easy task! How do people do this? (Yep-just got my nails done!)

So, as many of you know I am getting married this weekend and I am so excited! I just spent all day long with my mamma (I tried to get her to take a selfie with me for this post but she said NO) lol- she doesn't like pictures.

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My week started off at grandma's house - do you get that I adore my grandma yet?--I think I always talk about her on here! ;) She has helped me so much with my wedding and we put final touches on mason jars and snack bags earlier this week!

How amazing does this stuff look?
Instead of appetizers- we decided to do snack bags and they will double as favors for our guests and a snack before dinner!! Money saver and OMG this stuff is good!! Melted brown sugar is drizzled over all of this-white chocolate chips, pretzels, chex-mix, cranberries and popcorn! MMMM good!

We made these cute little tags with string that we braided, card-stock that we cut and a thank you stamp!

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The Mr. and I also picked up our marriage licence this week! We actually met a couple in the elevator too who went to a little white chapel right after they got their license to get hitched!! lol...guess they didn't want to wait!

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This week I've worked super long and hard on the programs you see below. Andrew saw a picture online of these fan programs and after looking to BUY some I decided that I could whip these things problem! It took about 3 days and saved us near $300.00... but, they got done and I LOVE THEM! -I've also got to give credit where it's due-my future sister-in-law helped... a lot! :)

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This week I also snuck in some classroom shopping..shhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! I swear... school is ALWAYS on my mind!

So, I got the drawers from BIG LOTS for...hold your breath... $22.00!! Oh YAH!!
Then the bins...hold it again... 3 for $1.50!! BOOM! lol (I'm hyper right now) ;)

Then, below you see all sorts of goodies and it's mostly all from Target's $1.00 section! :) LOVE IT!!!

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Last, but not least... I became apart of a collaborative blog this week called Collaboration Connection!
I am so excited to be apart of this amazing group of bloggers! Through this blogging journey I've always wanted to connect with people and get to know other bloggers. I feel like this is what it's all about! I'm shy by nature so branching out and socializing isn't the easiest thing for me but, I am getting better! I'm just plain excited to get to know these girls and make new friends! 
Collaboration Connection

We are planning something BIG for you all! So, head over and follow us so you don't miss out!! :)

Alright everyone, this was my last post as a single lady! Next time you hear from my my name will be Jessica Hursh and I'll have a hubby!! I can't wait...stay tuned because you know I'll be posted pictures on here when we get back from our HONEYMOON in Riviera Maya!!

Oh yes... be jealous! Until then friends!! Bye Byyyeeeee!!!!! MUAH!



  1. Congrats on your upcoming wedding! Best wishes to you both! Those fans came out amazing by the way!

  2. You are getting married this weekend?!?! How wonderful... I can't believe you are blogging today. Please post tons of pictures after.... love the fans and can't wait to see more! And yes, jealous of your honeymoon! Enjoy and Congrats!!!

    Crayons and Whimsy

  3. How exciting!!! I love the fan idea what a great way to list the bridal party. Thanks for sharing and I can't wait to see more pics!!


  4. Congrats Jess! We are so excited to have you blogging with us! Did you know my maiden name is Williams and my sister in laws name is Jess? :) your wedding photos are so great. I've loved following it all. My hunny and I also went to riveria Miya on our honeymoon 9 years ago. So awesome. Congratulations!!!!

  5. Congratulations on your wedding! Have a wonderful day & we can't wait to see pics! :-)

  6. Jessica you are so darn precious! CONGRATULATIONS on getting married tomorrow. You and the Future Mr look amazing. Blessings to you and enjoy your honeymoon.

    ((BIG HUGS))
    One Fab Teacher

  7. Girl you DO IT ALL!!! Wedding weekend and you're blogging?!?!?! WHAT?!?! You ROCK and WELCOME TO THE COLLABORATION CONNECTION TOO!! :) :) Can we get together again soon pleaseeeeee!!!???!!?? <3 I hope your day is perfect as I'm sure it will be!! :)

    Schroeder Shenanigans in 2nd