Reflections on my newlywed life: my random thoughts on life about: me & my husband, home decor, travels, cooking, baking, weddings, being a Marine Corps spouse & fashion and other things that interest me!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

It's official: We are moving to Hawaii!!

Okay... so it has been official for several months but it feels "for real" official to me now because we just got our tickets from Minneapolis to Honolulu! With the Marine Corps (and I am sure the other branches too) things are subject to change at any time and things aren't really official until you are actually there and doing it. 

My husband got orders for Hawaii back in July and we had a "plan" but of course the Marine Corps had something else in mind, so we had to deviate from our perfect little plan and just go with the flow for a while. Honestly, life usually ends up working out way better than my puny little "plans," but it can be hard giving up control and not doing things the way I want to.

These past two months I got to be in Minnesota with family and friends to catch up and get lots of quality time in before I live a daunting 4,000 miles from "home." While being here I was reminded of just how blessed Ty and I are with so many amazing people who love and support us. So in reality this other way of things being done by the Marine Corps ended up being a blessing in disguise. 

At this point I am sad to say goodbye to loved ones here in Minnesota, but I am also so ready for the turquoise waters, palm trees and island vibes! I am ready for the next chapter of our lives and just feel so grateful to be able to have this great adventure with my best friend in paradise.

Can't wait until the pics I am posting of Hawaii are my own!


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Fall in Minnesota: Sweaters and boots

There is just something about chilly fall days, the crisp fresh air, and the crunch of leafs under your feet that I love! Being back in Minnesota for the fall has been awesome to me because fall is a beautiful time of year (and a season Hawaii will not have)!

Wearing sweaters are so comfy and warm! For these two outfits I paired a neautral sweater with a pale pink and light magenta shirt. Adding the belts brought some definition and the boots keep the look totally fall, comfy, and warm. This is probably one of my favorite fall looks, it's super causal, cute, and totally functional!