Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Engagement Pictures!

HERE THEY ARE!! Done by the lovely Kimber Ouellette at Two Sweet Photography! We got them done in Coos Bay, Oregon down by the beach. The beaches over there are so much different from the beaches here in Florida. Take a look and let me know what you think!

Which one is your favorite?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Healthy Protein Bars!

I know I promised my next post would be engagement pictures but I am waiting on an edit. I promise they are coming soon :)

In the mean time - Have you ever gotten that mid-morning hunger or that growling stomach. You are hungry but it isn't lunch time yet... so what do you eat? I have been searching and searching for a quick snack during that mid-morning hunger. Something that would get me through till lunch and thanks to Money Saving Mom I found it.

It is super easy and quick to make during that busy week.

  • 1 mashed banana
  • 1 1/2 cups dry oatmeal
  • 2 Tablespoons flax seed, ground
  • 2-4 scoops protein powder
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter/almond butter (I used almond butter)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil (butter works fine too)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large chocolate bar or 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used organic super dark chocolate) 

1. Mix all ingredients except chocolate together well. It is normal if the mixture is sticky. 
2. Line an 8×8-inch pan with foil and spread the mixture evenly in the pan. 
3. Melt chocolate in the microwave for about 30 seconds or until completely melted. Be careful not to burn the chocolate! 
4. Spread the melted chocolate over the mixture in the pan.
5. Place the pan in the freezer for at least 2 hours. (or until chocolate is hardened)

6. Cut into 10 -12 bars and put in sealed container and store in the freezer.
7. Thaw slightly before serving.
8. Enjoy!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Wedding Update!

I have been so busy planning my wedding that I haven't actually had a chance to post about it. Everything for the most part is done!

We set the date June 21st, 2015 and got save the dates!

Found the venue of our dreams and booked it! Grand Plaza BeachFront Resort - St, Petersburg, FL (They include everything from food to setup to the reception and ceremony sites. It even includes an open bar and the cake!)

Booked the flowers -Flowers By Design

Booked the DJ and a steel drum band! - Expert Productions

Booked the photography/videography (and a photo booth) - Elegant Imagery

Found the dress of my dreams! - Sorry can't post that ;)

Booked our pastor - Terry Scalzitti. We even had our first marriage counseling session which went great!

We just took our engagement pictures in Oregon thanks to Too Sweet Photography. Here is a sneak peak: 

Stay tuned for the next post with more pictures from our engagement shoot! 

So have you used any of the above vendors?