Life Updates Since Being MIA!

WOW has life been busy! Sorry I have been so inactive this past few months. With the wedding, a new baby on the way, and the craziness of life in general I have had close to no time to stay connected with you lovelies. I missed you all!

First I wanted to say thank you for all of the continued support and love we have received since the big news regarding our newest addition arriving July 2018! We feel so blessed to have such amazing support, whether we are close in life in general or even just through social media your friendship means the world to us. The outpour of love and encouragement during these exciting times as well as changes has been simply amazing.

For those of you who are new to my blog or have no idea what I am talking about, here is a little recap on the past year or so of my life!

I started my blog a little over a year ago. My goal was and still is to share real, raw life events that I have experienced and continue to experience. I love to write about things that people can relate to. I enjoy sharing tips on fashion as well (because who doesn’t like to shop for good deals and great products? I know I do!). My goal through this blog is to share things that you feel you can relate to. I will talk about life in general, fashion, family, and quite frankly– whatever comes to mind! I love trying new things and hope to be able to share those experiences with you. I am easily inspired and want to be able to inspire others too! I feel I am in a place in life where events will make great memories and stories that I can share. I am just a normal chick that loves to laugh A LOT, eat a LITTLE too much, and explore this BEAUTIFUL world! Please subscribe if you are brave enough to join me on this crazy ride! 🙂

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As most of you know, I was previously married in July of 2016. Sadly, the man I married was unfaithful and not very good to me as our marriage went on. I won’t go into more detail because quite honestly it isn’t worth focusing on the negatives when I have so many positives that are more prominent in my life now. Many people ask me why I don’t remove posts or pictures that involve him. I feel like if I do that I am hiding a piece of my life from those of you following my story. Social media is so easily manipulated into making people look like their life is perfect. Mine isn’t. I never want anyone to think that. I am who I am because of the things that I go through. I am just like you, in no way am I better. What happened is and always will be a part of me, but I found light within the darkness and truly believe it all happened for a reason. If you want to read more about my divorce feel free to go to the “Saying Goodbye to Our Love Story” blog post!

Now onto the good stuff! Here are the big events that have taken place since I last blogged!

June 2017 – I BOUGHT MY FIRST HOUSE!

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I am officially a home owner! With lots of help from family and friends I am moved in and slowly but surely putting each room together. Right now we have roommates that we love dearly! This was a huge event for me– something I dreamed of being able to accomplish all my life.

August 2017 – MEET MOWGLI!

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On August 5th, Connor and I brought home our sweet pup Mowgli! He is an Australian Shepherd. He has one blue eye and one brown. He is the sweetest pup in the world. He loves to snuggle and will love on you all day long if you let him! He is about 10 months now and actually gets neutered on Monday. 😦 Poor baby! We love him so much!!!

September 2017 – I BECAME A BEVERLY BELLE!

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I feel so honored to have been hired on as a performer for this wonderful company ran by a strong, inspiring woman! The Beverly Belles is a company that creates Andrews Sisters inspired vintage singing trios that can be hired for entertainment at events all over the United States! I started out as a caroler! I went on to learn some new Modern Retro rep that is now available too! Once baby comes I will be performing year round with these beautiful, talented ladies! Here is the website for more details on the amazing company: thebeverlybelles.com

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Here is a video of us singing the new Modern Retro rep as well! Enjoy!

November 2017 – I GOT ENGAGED TO MY BEST FRIEND!

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Meet Connor! Connor and I have been best friends since the 8th grade! We got sat next to each other on the first day of school and completely hit it off. He even remembers the classroom number and the seats we sat in 🙂 From that day forward he was my rock through the ups and the downs of life. We never dated in high school– but everyone thought we would eventually get married. THEY WERE RIGHT. I can’t even believe it! I feel so blessed to literally be married to my best friend, my ride or die, my silly buddy, and my BFFFL!

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December 2017 – WE ANNOUNCED WE ARE PREGNANT!

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Not only was I getting to marry my best friend, but I was bringing a life into the world with him! We were absolutely ecstatic! I found out in October! The early stages of pregnancy were the hardest for me. I was just EXHAUSTED all the time– no matter how much sleep I got I felt like I never had enough. Other than that I was lucky, I had no morning sickness (just nausea), no issues sleeping, and no leg cramps or anything weird like that.

February 24th, 2018 – WE GOT MARRIED!

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The best day of my life. Our wedding was everything I hoped for and more. More pictures are to come– I promise! We haven’t received them all back yet! A video is in the works too. 🙂 I will write a blog post on details of that day as well as the venue, designers, vendors, etc.

February 26th, 2017 – WE WENT ON OUR HONEYMOON!

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Our honeymoon took place in Hawaii! We stayed in Waikiki and had an absolute blast! We called it our honey/babymoon since we knew it would be the last vacation we took before baby arrived. I am working on a video from the trip that I plan on posting soon so stay tuned!

February 28th, 2017 – WE ANNOUNCED GENDER!

 

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It’s a girl! We couldn’t even believe it! At 13 weeks they told us that they were 95% sure it was a boy. 7 weeks later we got a call saying the blood test came back and baby was actually a girl! Our 20 week ultrasounds confirmed that they were indeed wrong and must have seen the umbilical chord or something– she is definitely a girl! We were happy with whatever gender as long as baby is healthy and happy! 🙂 We are working on finding a name, but have a feeling we will want to meet her before 100% deciding on the winner.

Here are a few ultrasound pictures of our little nugget ❤

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Here are some bump pictures from the beginning ending with one I took today!

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I am currently an avid crocheter, obsessed with Game of Thrones, and preparing in every way that I can for this baby to arrive!

So there’s an update for ya! Life is absolutely insane. So much can happen in such a short amount of time. I am so thankful to be who I am as well as where I’m at today. I am so excited to get this blog back up and running! Thanks for reading lovelies!

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Love always,

Shelby

 

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