Hope everyone had a great start to 2017! Have you made a New Year’s resolution yet? One of my goals for the New Year is to be more organized — in all aspects of life! No one likes clutter, which is why I love purchasing accessories that are useful, stylish, and won’t end up in the bottom of my junk drawer.
No matter your resolution, these tech accessories will help you appreciate the little things in life — and may come in handy when you least expect it!
I started Prey Swim almost 3 years ago — I was always on the hunt for the perfect suit but couldn’t seem to find it. So, after running the idea by a few friends, I decided that I wanted to learn all about the swim industry and explore the possibility of starting a line of my own.
To be completely honest — we had a lot of set backs getting this line to where it is today. But, I have learned SO much because I’ve been involved in every step of this process. I knew I wanted to create a line that would have something for everyone. My goal was to create high quality swimsuits that are stylish, trendy, and a confidence booster for women of all shapes and sizes.
One of the things I love most about this line is that you can (basically) get two swimsuits for the price of one because every suit is reversible and has interchangeable straps for different looks and chest support. Some of the styles are a bit more fashion forward — like the Duck Dive Bottoms that have suspenders (the butt bra suit haha!). But, I think every girl needs a boyfriend suit, family suit, pool party suit, and tanning suit, and that is what I took into consideration while designing, as well.
This may be the first Prey Swim collection, but I hope you all continue to follow my journey to see what else we have in store! Every collection will be inspired by my travels and love for different cultures, and I can’t wait to share everything with you. Stay tuned:)
As holiday shopping lists begin to finalize, I wanted to share a few of my favorite gift ideas! The easiest way to select holiday gifts for everyone on your list is to decide what you want to evoke — Could your mom use a little relaxation? Or is your sister in need of a new pair of boots? Thoughtful gifts are the best because it proves the person felt like spending more than a few minutes on the recipient, instead of purchasing a simple gift card.
There are so many gifts available online that will put a smile on anyone’s face and conveniently arrive at your doorstep — Like the Erbaviva Relax Deluxe Gift Set, which includes everything you need for a daily at-home-spa experience! Keep reading for more of my favorite gift options, happy shopping!
The love the invitations and save the date memories Wedding Paper Divas created — they are elegant and tropical with a touch of rose gold details. I wanted cobalt blue to be one of our main colors for the reception, so we decided to use blue water and wine glasses!
Every guest had a hexagon stone with their name engraved.
Every guest also received a welcome bag, which included an Aloha tote, sunscreen/moisturizer by Purlisse, & other goodies!
Naked buttermilk cake… simple and delicious!
Corey and I LOVE specialty drinks! One of our favorites is Sunny Jack (Diet Sunkist & Jack Daniels), but we followed the theme and went with Mai Tais & live music during cocktail hour. Rosé is also my guilty pleasure, so we had Rosé Lemonade and a Rosé Spritzer!
We had tons of twinkly lights and lounge areas.. We also had a kids activity area and a separate tent for babies and mamas!
I loved the twinkly lights and hexagon floral chandeliers that hung over the dance floor. I wanted it to feel romantic and magical, especially once it got dark. Morgan from Moana Events and Steve Boyle Design brought my vision to life!
Corey and I are officially husband and wife! I wanted my wedding to be magical with a hint of romance and Boho glam — I have Pinterest to thank for the inspiration that slowly brought my vision to life! We were thrilled to bring both our families and friends together to celebrate our lifelong commitment in one of our favorite vacation spots… Hawaii!
The morning of the wedding was a little hectic… not going to lie. My nerves were all over the place, and it didn’t help that we had tons of people coming in and out, saying hello, and finalizing last-minute details. My two good friends Brianna Cisneros and Amy Clarke were lifesavers in getting me, my bridal party, and themselves ready for the wedding — Amy only had 30 minutes to do my makeup!!! I will do a separate post on my entire wedding look, but everything ended up working out (thankfully!). Amidst all of the chaos, I managed to steal a few moments to myself in the bathroom prior to the ceremony — I sat there in silence, took a few deep breaths, kissed Kirra, and said a prayer!
Once we left the hotel room, there was no turning back! It didn’t fully hit me until we got in the limo and started heading to the location, though. All I could think was, “Don’t cry. Don’t cry. You don’t want to ruin your makeup!”
I was lucky enough to have my hero (AKA my dad) walk me down the aisle. I love him so much! I was fighting back tears as we made our way closer to Corey, but as this was happening I could feel my train and veil catching on the wooden poles that lined the aisle, causing it to pull my head back. I kept moving forward with a smile on my face until it came off!!! I continued walking until some very generous friends ran up behind me to secure it back on my head. LOL — sometimes you have to roll with the punches!
Song choices: Walking Down the Aisle: Halo (Cover) by Madilyn Bailey (The perfect song from me to Corey!) Bridal Party Entrance: Daisy’s Song by Dominic Balli First Dance: Stand By Me (Cover) by Lemmy Kilmister Father/Daughter & Son/Mother Dance: My Wish by Rascal Flatts (Lyrics are so on point!)
I will never forget November 5th, 2016 — I had the best time of my life and can’t imagine it any other way. It truly takes a village to make a wedding vision come true, and I want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who contributed to making this day as special as it was: Briana Cisneros and Amy Clarke for my beautiful hair and makeup, Tauni Dawson & Great Lengths for the extensions, Morgan of Moana events, Wedding Paper Divas for the beautiful invites & collateral, Steve Boyle Designs, and everyone who attended!
I loved every part of my wedding, and I can’t wait to share every detail with you all. Stay tuned for more blog posts about the wedding, my wonderful bridesmaids, and (of course!) my wedding dress!!!