Thursday, January 1, 2015

More. More. More.


This time of year always brings on thoughts of self improvement.  I strive to work on myself throughout the year and consciously make decisions regarding what I can do to be the best version of me. Unless you live in a bubble, the 'new year' typically elicits thoughts of change.  2015 is the year of MORE for me.  I want more, more, MORE!  More of the things in life that make me happy.  

1. Walk more. There are so many positive things that come from walking aside from the obvious physical benefits.  Psychologically this is something that helps my overall outlook on life.  I become happier when I walk. My relationship with my husband improves when we take walks together.  My relationships with both family and friends become better when I walk because I use it as an opportunity to make phone calls and catch up with them.  My relationship with myself becomes better when I walk because I don't beat myself up  as much for being 'lazy' or not doing anything.  Walks allow me to enjoy mother nature and the beautiful area I live in.  In addition to walking I'd like to begin running again---yes...2014 was the year Angela ran 3 miles without stopping or failing or dying.  I'd like to start that again in 2015.  Really, anything physical is my goal.  But the goal begins with walking.  So, I gotta get to steppin' !!!

2. Cuddle More.  I don't think this was requires a description. Totally self explanatory. 

3. Enjoy the small things in life because they turn out to actually be the big things. Anxiety is something that often overtakes me and prevents me from enjoying life.  I need to take a step back and enjoy moments and stop thinking about 'what's next.'  

4. Cook more. Bake more. Smile more. 


5. Spend more time with the people who matter. The people who make me happy.  The ones who make me feel loved.  That's the real secret to life; I'm not sure why it's ever a secret. 

6. Eat more healthy food. In the middle of 2014 I stopped eating meat.  After a lot of research and thought I decided to take the plunge and try it for one month.  After the month was up I didn't want to eat meat again.  I plan to continue on this food journey in 2015.

7. Craft more. Create more.  Do more.  There's something about creating and replicating that genuinely makes me happy.  I already have a craft weekend planned with my best friend, so I'm off to a good start on this one!

In addition to these goals, I'd like to begin volunteering again and save money for the future.  

2015 is a year of self improvement for me.  A year that I would like to increase my self love.  
Bring it on, 2015.  I'm ready for you!  

Happy New Year!  What are your goals for 2015?  

Friday, June 27, 2014

I found my forever

After 8 years, I finally married the man of my dreams.  

We began dating right before I turned legal, that's right... at the sweet and innocent age of 17; he was 21--talk about rocking the cradle!!  We've been through so much over the last 8 years and it has enabled us to grow into the people we are today; clearly the people we are today can be defined as AWESOME ;) .  

Last May, on our 7 year anniversary, he began the proposal process, yes...there was a process, with one of the most creative and well thought out proposals I have ever seen.  I may be bias, but probably not.
Take a look at our wedding website to see some details on this: 

After a year of planning we finally 'sealed the deal' so-to-speak on our 8 year anniversary in Sandy Hook, NJ with 90 of the most fantastic people we have ever met (and who have learned to appreciate and love my crazy and sarcastic self.)  Everything was exactly how I wanted it to be: simple and beautiful.  The process was exhausting as a DIY wedding is not even close to easy, but I wouldn't have changed it for anything. Having a unique wedding that fit our personality was worth all the anxiety, tears, sweat and numerous hospitalizations (just kidding on the last one.)  And I proudly say that I managed to NOT become a bridezilla, which is a win in itself. Without further ado, here are some photos of my wedding day <3 

If the question is "Should I do first look photos" the answer is "yes."

I cannot even begin to describe my love for them.

Goodbye hunger pains. Hello delicious BBQ. 
 "We can do no great things; only small things with great love" 
and that is exactly what my wedding day consisted of.  I hope you enjoy <3  

Thursday, October 4, 2012


pun intended. 
Saturday was a beautiful day, so Steven and I decided to head to Asbury Park. Asbury is perfect because there is the beach, city-ish stuff and just a nice place to walk around. What else do you need on a beautiful day??
Side note: Steven and I plan on moving to Asbury Park within a year. :-D
Anyway, as we are walking around enjoy the beautiful weather there is a freakin' hail storm. 
(That needed reiteration)
This is what we looked like post-hail. 
Little wet. Little frazzled. Little disoriented. 
We kept our game faces on though. Probably cuz we were on a serious mission to get.shit.done.*
*Get shit done=drink caffeinated beverages and eat cake.


This is how we break this shit down. 
We came, we drank, we dried off.
Seriously though, this coffee shop, Twisted Tree Cafe, is the shit. They have all vegan/vegetarian options and the people who own it are nice-as-can-be. Guess if you're looking for me in the near future you can imagine where I'll be. 
After I was dragged out of the coffee shop against my will we walked down to the boardwalk and gazed at the ocean PLUS got to do some people watching. 
If you have a better afternoon, please explain. 
Cuz this was damn near perfect.