Holiday Reads

I am such a bookworm so I always have a bunch of reads on my list. Plus with the holiday season approaching I pulled together a list of new and old reads for the bookworm in your life! 


Holiday Reads



Everybody Rise by Stephanie Clifford 
Finding Audrey by Sophie Kinsella
The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin
Winter Street by Elin Hinderbrand
The One and Only by Emily Giffin 
Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews 
White Girl Problems by Babe Walker 
Confessions of a Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella 
Trading Up by Candace Bushnell
Lipstick Jungle by Candace Bushnell
Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella
The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel 
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein 


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Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving! Like I always say too blessed to be stressed! 




Engagement Picture Prep

For those of you that know me personally you know I am obsessed with taking pictures. I am and always will be that girl that stops a party to take a group photo. I take photos with each individual friend at the party. I also will shamelessly take "candids" for the gram. At least I admit it right?

Anyways I always knew engagement pictures would be the holy grail of my photo obsession. I've done countless Pinterest  research for poses, props and outfits. A few weekends ago Jonathan and I had our engagement photo shoot! I don't know if I went too all out but this is a list of things I did to prepare.

1. Nails- An obvious must for photos, plus you will have pictures of your ring close up.

2. Makeup Appointment- I wasn't sure if this was necessary but after thinking about it more definitely a must, I mean you have these pictures forever right?! I got my makeup done at Sephora and they did an amazing job!

3. Blowout- A must, hair has to be on point. I got mine blown out at my sister in law's salon Studio E! If you live in Pittsburgh definitely check it out!

4. Eyebrows- Also done @ Studio E!

5. Props- I made a few props for the shoot including my favorite quote from Sweet Home Alabama inspired by Pinterest.


6. Outfits- Obviously you want to coordinate with your Mr. so I decided to go for the preppy neutral fall look. We mixed in plaid, quilted vests, cowl neck sweaters & boots. A color pallet of tan, navy, brown and red!

Thank you so much Sarah for taking our photos!  Check out her website if you are looking for a professional photographer! I cannot wait to see how the rest of them turn out. Here is a preview of them so far:








Only 208 more days!