February 16, 2015

Weekends Are My Favorite & So Are Cash Giveaways

Since I had a hectic few weeks, and I couldn't resist sharing all the fun that was had today is a whole bunch of random.

One week after Fleetwood Mac, Chuck and I, along with his mom and stepdad went to see Garth Brooks in Pittsburgh. I'm not a huge country fan, but I knew almost every song and didn't ever know they were his music. Garth Brooks is to Chuck what Fleetwood Mac is for it was a great time. Garth celebrated his 53rd birthday that evening with us, and let us know that he chose Pittsburgh for that weekend on purpose.

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Pittsburgh is everyone's favorite city, right?! :) Coach Tomlin came out with Trisha Yearwood (Garth's wife) to sing Happy Birthday and the keyboard player wore a Jerome Bettis jersey all night. It was seriously awesome to see all the black and gold energy and love.

The next day my dad and stepmom came up to visit and we got to enjoy a nice lunch at a local brewery. I didn't get a picture because I forgot the selfie stick at home. I need a blogging bag to bring along with me when I leave the house.

Another awesome thing happened...and I GOT MY WEDDING DRESS!! I can't believe how much different I felt after I got the dress. Everyone said it would feel more real, and they were right. I can't really explain it, but it was great. Now I can't wait to find...THE SHOES!!

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With 2 of my bridesmaids, Elisa, Jess and my stepmom Tina
This weekend was more laid back, but still filled with fun. Chuck and I got to be part of the BEST SURPRISE EVER when my girl Elisa got her Valentine's Day gift. 

About a month ago we were asked to travel with Elisa and her other half to Las Vegas to see Britney Spears, and who says no to that?! So I had to keep this inside when I was wanting to burst, but it was all worth it.
A scavenger hunt led Elisa to find clues which led her to different places, with the final destination being our place. Elisa opened her gift to reveal plane tickets, a hotel reservation, and BRITNEY concert tickets. It was so fun getting to celebrate with Elisa and finally reveal the suprise and the excitement that we are going to see our BFF in VEGAS!

This means that from now until April, snapchats like this will be a regular thing....

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Yes, I taped pictures of Britney to heart balloons...obviously!!

Valentine's Day was celebrated at our annual dinner spot, Crowley's which has become a tradition for the past 4 years. They always have a really good special menu for the evening which includes some French Onion soup and Chocolate Cherry Martini's...can't hate that.

Chuck sent me flowers and strawberries to work and they came in two seperate deliveries which made the surprises really fun, and so sweet. Some people may hate those things, but I love flowers and chocolate so I was a happy girl.

These upcoming weekends are going to be no comparison to the past few, but I need some time relaxing. It's been an amazing few weeks full of fun and permanent smiles.

I hope you all have a great week. Stay warm and safe -- ('s -18 here today, so just when you think you MAY be having a bad day) and enter this giveaway before you go.
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  1. Getting your wedding dress - yay!! That is seriously the best feeling...well in terms of wedding planning!! I'm so jealous you're going to see Britney Spears - she is amazing in concert!! Happy Monday and thanks for linking up! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  2. How exciting that you found your wedding dress!!!! Happy Monday

  3. Yay for finding your wedding dress, how exciting!! That's so sweet that he sent you flowers and chocolate at work! :)

  4. eeek! finding a wedding dress is SUPER exciting! I'm so happy for you! I expect a full recap of Britney after you go. hahahaha ;)

  5. Eeeeeeeee!!! We're going to see BRITNEY!!!! So exciting!!
    So glad I got to be a part of your experience finding the most beautiful gown! I can't wait for your big day!!

  6. So much excitement! I can't wait to see your dress!

  7. Fleetwood Mac, Garth, AND BRITNEY?! damn girl!

  8. It's been a good month...we love our concerts ;) Thanks for stopping by today Kasey, xo!

  9. Awe thank you SO much Rebekah. I was about to edit some pictures and was like, wait, no...I can't post that...haha.

  10. GIRL, this is going to be excited we get to go together!!! You're the best friend and bridesmaid I could ask for, xo!

  11. Thank you SO much Melissa, that's so incredibly sweet of you! I will probably have many detailed recaps, since we are BFF's and all.

  12. It is SO exciting, I still smile when I think about it! Chuck is definitely the sweetest. Thanks for reading as always Julia, XO!

  13. Thank you so much Chelsea, it is crazy exciting :) I hope you have a wonderful week!

  14. I can't believe how different I feel, it really did change the fact that everything seems SO much more real now. I am over the top excited to see my girl in Vegas. Thanks for stopping by Biana...have a great week! XO!

  15. GAH! The dress…yay THE DRESS!!! Such a fun feeling right? I remember the moment I found my dress, it was fabulous!

  16. Yayyyyy for finding your wedding dress! So exciting :-D

  17. So jealous of your Garth concert. He came to NC and my husband was not interested no matter how hard I tried. I had a bunch of friends at the Pittsburgh show and they all said he was amazing!

  18. I am still in shock that he did 2 shows a night, I have so much respect for Garth! Thanks for reading Lara :)

  19. YES, YAY is right girl! I'm still smiling about it Kate!

  20. The most amazing feeling, brings tears to my eyes it makes me so happy! SUCH a fun day!

  21. Yay! I'm so glad you found your dress!! How exciting!!! I think that's one of the first things I'll buy before I buy anything else when planning my wedding. That picture is too cute of you guys!

    Britney in Vegas! How fun!! That's sweet that your friend got a scavenger hunt and found that surprise.

    I've never been to Pittsburg but I'd love to go sometime.

    Sounds like you had a great weekend!! Thanks for linkin' up :)

  22. Thanks Bella, it was so fun!!!

    I CAN'T WAIT for Britney...I'm so stinkin excited!

    Come visit would love the summer of course ;) Have a great week!