Friday Best - First in August

Aug 3, 2018

It's here. August. Wedding month!!!
Currently feeling all the emotions - excitement, joy, eager, and nervous, easily overwhelmed, stressed - all of them. As our day nears and everything is starting to come together, I am more excited than anything else. It's definitely a rollercoaster of emotions though - no doubt about that.

It's been a hot minute since I've made time to write a Friday Best post, but I have been missing this space and will be back more regularly post-wedding. Blog re-brand and lots of good content that I've been wanting to share. I did a quick catch up the other day, but since it's the first of the month, let's start with the best plans of the month and some quick peeks at my week. I have a dress fitting tomorrow, we have a family friend's wedding to attend, Sunday I am having a little spa day - facial + massage, and later on me and family are heading to our church picnic.

best August plans
GET MARRIED [8.18.18] / Honeymoon in Jamaica / attend a family friend's wedding / attend our church picnic with family / have a spa day / two days off to prep for the wedding / lots and lots and lots of celebrating
best wedding DIY
this week my big emerald green hutch I re-did for our wedding (+home) got completed and I am smitten!! can't wait to style it up for both. I'll show before and afters in a wedding related post soon! The picture at the top of the post is a wedding DIY sign in progress. We used cowhide cutouts from the National Livestock Show we went to back in Jan in CO!

best consult
My photographer wanted to meet one last time before the wedding, so we met this week over lunch at a coffee shop in town to discuss wedding details and timeline. Was a fun way to break up the day & put changed my stressed mood into a positive one.

best balance
I conquered an Orange Theory class this week that I thought I would hate (run row day with a 2,000 meter row) and ended up loving the class. It was also National IPA Day, so the Cattleman iced me down two IPAs to enjoy post-workout. Balance.
Enjoyed my beer using some new wedding swag that. Coozies from my bachelorette party + bottle opener from one of my wedding showers.

best trial
lots of wedding things were on the list this week - I started the week with my hair/makeup trail on Monday evening. It went really well and I think things will come together just right on wedding day. My veil is my something borrowed - it's from my Matron of Honor and her wedding day! Also, I was sure to go snag wine before my trial :)

best reminder
while it may be Friday today, the message still rings true. I saw this mid-week and it was just the reminder I needed. I keep find myself waiting for the week to end or Fall to get here and things to slow down. Embracing each moment is where it's at - and while this week has been so, so busy. It's also been full of great moments and eventful things to look forward to.

Have a great weekend, folks! I want to be back in this space to do some Life Lately re-caps of Summer thus far and some wedding updates. Cheers!


  1. SO excited that it's finally wedding month for you! I cannot wait to see all the pictures!

  2. Yay for wedding month! Seriously, you're SO CLOSE! I can't wait to see all the final wedding details and to celebrate with you (virtually, of course!) Also, that hutch is stunning! Happy Friday :)

  3. Ahh, so much fun stuff! As I've told you a million times...can't wait to see the pictures!!!


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