DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts

Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today I’m going to show you what I did for my bridesmaid proposal boxes! (The DIY video is also at the end of this post.)

I have been planning my boxes for awhile now (probably since before I was engaged #sorrynotsorry) and I couldn’t decide between a Harry Potter theme or donut theme … so I did both!

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts

I proposed to five ladies:

  • Sister & Maid of Honor: Jenny
  • BFF & Matron of Honor: Saige
  • BFF & Bridesmaid: Lindsay
  • STB Sister-in-law: Elizabeth
  • STB Sister-in-law: Annie

(STB stands for soon-to-be… I just didn’t want to write it out. 🙃)

I decided to do Harry Potter-themed boxes for the first three ladies and donut-themed for the last two. (All boxes and tissue paper are from Target!) I also created all of my cards in Canva instead of buying them online!

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & DonutsDIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts

The Harry Potter boxes included:

  • Chocolate frog (from Harry Potter World)
  • Bertie Botts Every Flavor Bean (from Harry Potter World)
  • Handmade wands
  • Champagne & a straw (from Target)

“Gryffindor is Red
Ravenclaw is Blue.
I can’t say ‘I Do’
Without you!”

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts

The Donut boxes included:

  • Donut shirts bought of Etsy (from here and here)
  • Champagne & straw (from Target)
  • A yummy donut

“We Donut Want to get Married Without You!”

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts

If you’d like to see how I put them all together, check out this video!

Which box is your favorite? Did you / will you do bridesmaid proposal boxes?

DIY Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes | Harry Potter & Donuts

Weekend Recap: Our Engagement Party!

And just like that, it’s Monday! Do you have the day off today? It seems like every single person in Chicago does … apart from me. But hey, the train was dead!


Friday

Friday was an amazing day and I was in SUCH a great day. I woke up pretty early and got in some work between working from my couch and working from the coffee shop. I can’t wait to do that EVERY DAY! #comeonuniverse

I signed off around noon and headed out to run some errands with Ben. First we stopped at Target, then off to my friend Saige’s place to grab some of her stuff to use for the engagement party. After that, Ben’s brother came in from Indy and we spent the night hanging out with him.

Saturday

It was finally the day! I woke up pretty early, ran some last minute errands and waited for my friend Lindsay to come in from Madison. Once Ben was done with work, my mom and sister also showed up from Green Bay and we got ready for the party. We left pretty late, but ended up having plenty of time to get ready for the party. I purposely didn’t keep my phone on me, so here’s a bunch of pics from others!

Weekend Recap: Our Engagement Party! Weekend Recap: Our Engagement Party! Weekend Recap: Our Engagement Party! Weekend Recap: Our Engagement Party! Weekend Recap: Our Engagement Party!Such an amazing night.

Sunday

Sunday started out a bit slow (too much tequila) but we headed out for brunch around 10 before Lindsay, my sister and mom all headed back for Wisconsin. Ben and I were SO dead, so we spent the rest of the day watching documentaries and trying to do a tiny bit of cleaning.


And that’s my weekend! How was your weekend? What are your goals for the week?

3 Ways to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue

Welcome back to another Wedding Wednesday! 🎉  Ben and I finally bit the bullet and signed the venue contract + set our date for June 9, 2019!

3 Ways to Pick the Perfect Wedding Venue
We’re so excited, but it didn’t come without work. Since I absolutely love wedding planning, here are the steps I think you should take to choose your perfect venue. I’d love to hear any you’d add to the list in the comments below!

Style: What do you want the venue to look like?

(Or DON’T want it to look like, in my case.)

When I started out, I wasn’t exactly sure what “look” I wanted but I did know one thing – what I didn’t want. A ballroom. Nope. I’m just not interested in having my wedding at a hotel. (PLEASE DO NOT TAKE OFFENSE IF YOU USED A BALLROOM – IT WAS JUST NOT MY TASTE.)  After planning events for a few years, I just wasn’t feelin’ it that look.

Once I figured out what I didn’t want, that narrowed my search quite a bit. I started looking more into the rustic yet feminine route and that’s where I found my dream venue. I reached out to SO many beautiful modern and rustic venues, but based on budget (which we’re talking about next!) we were really stuck on one. Once we saw it in person, I got goosebumps and it was all over for me.

So, basically start narrowing things down. Meet with your fiancee and talk about the look and feel you’re going for. Is there anything you absolutely DO NOT like? Is there anything you love? Make a list and start emailing venues to get their price sheets and galleries! Also, TheKnot.com is amazing for reviews, which I highly recommend reading.

TIP: Look into non-traditional venues like Air BnB’s on the lake or in a forest, restaurants, parks, barns (although those are becoming trendy), destination locations, etc.

Budget: How much are you willing to spend?

This is probably the most important question to ask yourself. Ben and I are doing a “budget wedding” according to industry standards (aka we’re not spending a college education on one day) so this was important. While I didn’t have a set price I wanted to spend on the venue, we DID have a set overall price that we’d want to stay within. So we worked backwards from that. The more we spend on a venue, the less we have for everything else. The venue will probably be one of the most expensive parts of your day (or THE most expensive part) so it’s important to pay attention to that. If your budget is $15K and your venue is $9K, that’s going to make it pretty much impossible unless you cut a LOT of other areas or you have some extra things included in that price (see the next step for that!)

Once Ben and I decided on our budget, we split everything out into a budget tracker in my wedding spreadsheet (hells yes I have a wedding spreadsheet) and figured out where we were going to allocate our money for each part. If you’d like a copy of my budget, send me an email or leave a comment below and I’ll send a blank copy over for you to get started!

TIP: Have a Sunday wedding (or M-Th). Fridays are becoming just as expensive as a Saturday wedding now, so why not a Sunday? We’re saving almost $4K just by having ours on a Sunday and no one that’s coming is upset about it!

TIP 2: Watch out for food and beverage minimums!! I found a bunch of restaurants in the Chicago city limits that I loved where the venue price was within my budget, but then I was hit with a $15,000 food and beverage minimum. WHAT. That’s almost $20,000 just for the venue and food! No, thanks. Sometimes restaurants can be a cheaper venue, but just watch out for that hidden cost.

Value: What’s included with each venue you like?

This is key 🔑 – maybe your venue is a little higher in price, but the food is included. Or maybe, like me, my venue is a little less but food is NOT included plus we’re required to use their food vendor list. Pay attention to those little intricacies that might be in fine print.

For us, our venue includes a day-of coordinator, gorrrrgggeous wooden tables, and most decor. I’ll only need to bring a few flowers and decorations, which helps me save tons of money on the decor/floral part of my budget. We get the whole venue for the whole day (yes, I’ve been to a venue where they allow people to walk around while you’re getting ready – what?!) + a bridal suite and groomsmen suite (with video games, so Ben’s excited.) The only extra charges we’ll have are for anything we’d like to rent through them (like backdrops or signs) and a $500 security deposit that comes out right before the wedding to CYA.

TIP: Watch out for things that AREN’T allowed. My venue does not allow real candles due to fire hazard and doesn’t allow you to bring your own alcohol into the bridal suite. I’m fine with both of those things (plus, they’re giving us champagne so we’ll still have mimosas!) and will probably rent their candle (they’re flameless) special so I don’t have to worry about it. They’re very strict with people being over-served, which for Ben and me is perfect, but I’ve been to quite a few weddings right after college where alcohol was very important. Just make sure you read every little thing and ask questions before you sign on that dotted line!


I have a bazillion more tips (and TONS of research) so if you’d like to hear anything else, let me know in the comments below! Otherwise, I hope this was helpful to any newbie brides out there or interesting to my married sistas. ❤️

Weekend Recap: Stuck in Arizona!

Happy Monday, friends! I can’t wait to tell you ALL about my time in Arizona for the Bloguette’s Workshop, but I’ll have a post up on Wednesday so keep an eye out. It was (hands down) the best conference I’ve ever been to, and I’ve been to my fair share!

But, back to the weekend!


Friday

Weekend Recap: Stuck in Arizona!
Unfortunately on Thursday morning I got an email from Southwest saying that my flight back to Chicago for Friday night was canceled due to Snowmaggeden 2018. 😂  I quickly booked another night at the hotel I was at and Ben adjusted my flight (he used his account for his miles.) All seemed well …

The rest of the day was amazing at the conference. Once it was over, I headed over to a Mexican restaurant near my hotel, but the service was HORRIBLE. I ended up having a drink and chips and salsa (which were also bad – and that takes a lot for me to say) before heading over to a sushi restaurant that I had been to before. Might as well go back where the food is amazing, right?

Weekend Recap: Stuck in Arizona!After dinner, I honestly sat around in my hotel room, watched HGTV and tried to unwind.

Saturday

Weekend Recap: Stuck in Arizona!I woke up pretty early to the sound of construction on a Saturday morning, but used the time to get ready and pack everything up. I met my friend Brittany (we worked together at McDonalds in High School – small world!) for brunch and she took me over to the airport. Unfortunately my nerves kicked in at that time + my flight was delayed another hour, so I didn’t end up getting back to Chicago until 8 pm. Thankfully I sat next to the nicest older couple from Michigan so I was feeling pretty good. I’ve never been more excited to see Ben and Cora, though!

Sunday

Weekend Recap: Stuck in Arizona!
We woke up to Cora barking at 6:30 on Sunday (she’s been having stomach issues again …) so we both got up and hung out with her. We headed out to the Chicago Auto Show with Ben’s fam, then headed back home to grab Cora and head out to the ‘burbs! Ben’s mom is GRACIOUSLY helping us with the set-up on Saturday for our engagement party (!!!) so we chatted about everything that was needed for our taco bar. I also asked his sister to be in my wedding BUT you’ll have to wait for that post – I’ll be showing y’all how I made two different kinds of bridesmaid proposal boxes based on my friends’ interests! Once they’ve all received theirs, I’ll have a blog up – hopefully by next week!

We ended up not leaving the ‘burbs until after 9 pm last night, so we got home and passed out. Quick weekend for me, but can’t wait to see my loves this coming weekend for my engagement party!


How was your weekend?

Do you like reading out my weekends? I’m making some changes to the blog and I don’t want to continue writing these unless y’all enjoy reading about my random life! No hard feelings either way 🙂 

5 Things That Happen When You Get Engaged

Ben and I have been engaged for almost two months at this point and I feel like a LOT has happened. I love being engaged, but some of it can be quite stressful! Here are the 5 things that happen when you get engaged (at least according to my own experience!) The funny thing is … these could entirely ONLY be happening to me soooooo … 😂

Everyone will ask what your date is

This one isn’t a negative OR positive question, but it’s definitely the most asked. Ben and I still haven’t chosen our date (though we’re about 99% sure, just have to book the venue) and I swear that’s constantly the question we get. For good reason, though! Every single vendor asks the date (obvs), family, friends, friends planning their own weddings, colleagues, blog readers, YouTube comments, Instagram comments, etc. Basically the only one that HASN’T asked is Cora. 🙃

You’ll show EVERYONE your ring and/or EVERYONE will ask to see it

I think this is a positive, but the people around me probably don’t. 😂  I love my ring. Ben and I designed it together (I’m picky and engagement rings are A LOT of moolah so he didn’t want to pick one I wouldn’t love.) Sometimes I just want to look at it in every lighting I see. When we tell people we’re engaged, they always grab for my hand. Basically anyone I’ve seen since December 15th when we got engaged has grabbed my hand before they even acknowledge me, then they usually say “Good job, Ben!” and then “OH HI, JESSIE HOW ARE YOU?” It happens!

All you’ll talk about with your significant other is the wedding

This is actually an interesting one – not necessarily negative, but not always positive. I feel like I tell Ben about wedding stuff all the time. In fact, he even asked me to only bring him stuff once a week because it was getting overwhelming (which I’m not doing very well at, if I’m honest.) A lot of our conversations are now around our wedding and our future in general. I love that Ben and I have always had open conversation but sometimes I miss just being able to talk to him about random stuff without being like, “OH, did you look at that photographer’s proposal yet?”

With that, you will probably disagree about (a lot of) something(s)

This was definitely a negative for us, but it did happen! Ben and I lived in pretty bliss mode where we rarely fought. Yes, we had disagreements, but they were usually small or had to do with the fact that one of us (or both of us) was hungry. I remember clearly getting so hurt by Ben twice in the last two months because 1) we had very differing opinions on how important a photographer is and 2) I felt like he was so wrapped up in the money part and didn’t appreciate what I was doing trying to make everything fit into a very small budget.

This one can be a struggle, but it’s definitely helping us talk through bigger and more difficult issues that come up in a relationship. For the most part, the worst thing we’d disagree about was something so trivial, whereas a wedding really makes you think about the hard things – what you want for your future together and MONEY (<— hard one for both Ben and me.) And we just started this process! It has also made us really think about things like …

  1. How we both have issues with money and need to work on them separately and together.
  2. We need to make sure we’re showing each other appreciation in all things.
  3. Where we want to live.
  4. How many kids we want and when.
  5. How we want to work (I don’t want to be a full-time working parent away from home and he doesn’t either.)

It definitely makes you start to think about all kinds of things you may not have been thinking about just in “relationship” status!

People will say “Can’t wait to come!”

This was a negative for me… I couldn’t believe the amount of people who said, “OHMYGOSH Can’t wait to come!!” when I put up our engagement “announcement” on Facebook. Then I read Jasmine’s post (she’s also a newlywed!) and saw that it’s not just me! I had cousins that I haven’t spoken to in YEARS say, “Can’t wait to come!” or random friends try to pop back into my life. Ben and I are having a very small wedding and I have a very huge family. We will not be inviting any family besides immediate or those that have been integral in our relationship. I couldn’t believe the amount of people that just expected they’d be invited when I’m not sure I’d even recognize them on the street! If you get anything from this post, just please promise me you’ll never say that to a bride or groom to be. Thankfully I’m pretty set in my decisions, but I still don’t want to hurt any feelings and those comments give me hives. 😂


Can’t wait to take y’all on this bumpy, but amazingly fun journey for the next year+! I hope you’re enjoying it so far. Let me know in the comments a few other things you’d add to this list! 

Weekend Recap: Super Bowl Weekend

And just like that, it’s Monday! Granted, I have a two day week in the office this week, so I shouldn’t be complaining, although I am feeling super nauseated this morning, which is making this Monday even more difficult! I leave for The Workshop conference in Phoenix on Wednesday, so make sure to follow along on Insta-stories!


Friday

Weekend Recap: Super Bowl WeekendFriday was a hard day at work for some reason. It was my only day in the office all week, but I felt like it took FOREVER to get through. Needless to say, by the time I got home, I was ready for the weekend.

I met up with my bestie Saige over at La Josie for dinner and we ended up staying out until 11 just catching up. She’s one of my favorite people on this planet, so it’s always amazing when I get one-on-one time with her.

Saturday

Weekend Recap: Super Bowl WeekendI slept in until about 7:45 on Saturday before spending LITERALLY the entire day cuddling with Cora on the house. I did take a short break to go to Target to pick up a little food and boxes for my bridesmaid proposal boxes (video AND full blog post coming soon!)

Once Ben was home from work, we continued to watch tv and just hang out, having a VERY chill day. I normally don’t love sitting around all day, but for some reason, my body was craving it.

Sunday

Weekend Recap: Super Bowl WeekendI slept in until 9 on Sunday and it.was.glorious! I spent the morning cleaning up a bit, doing my hair (for the first time in over a week, ha!) and hanging out with Ben. He left around 11 to go work on his new business with his cousin and I spent some time putting together my bridesmaid boxes!

The boxes for two of the girls are one theme, and the other three are another theme. I did use all gold boxes and tissue paper, though. I put everything together (and filmed it!) before Ben got home and I could print out the cards I made for them. Basically I have no idea how to use his printer, so I had to wait for him. 😂

We were supposed to drive to the ‘burbs and hang out with his family for the Super Bowl, but it was snowing most of the day unfortunately. 🙁 I was really looking forward to going, especially since I’ve basically been stuck in the house all weekend! But it just wasn’t worth the drive in the bad weather.

Ben and I headed out to Target to pick up some Super Bowl snacks since we weren’t going to the ‘burbs anymore and then cheered on the Eagles for the night! What a good game!

Weekend Recap: Super Bowl Weekend


How was your weekend? Were you happy with the outcome of the Super Bowl or were you more interested in the commercials?

My Experience at Harry Potter World

My Harry Potter World Experience

I did it! I went to Harry Potter World and only cried 5 times! I highly recommend any Pott-head to go. ❤️

I’ll be writing a few blogs about some of my favorite parts and my best advice on what to do once you’re there in the next few days, but in the meantime, here’s a video from my trip!

Leave me a comment below letting me know what all you’d like to know about HPW! 

On being 30 …

Travel Blog: San Diego 2017

So, today is my birthday. I turned 30 – a birthday I’ve been not looking forward to since I was little. Isn’t 30 when you’re old? I’ve learned quite a few things in my 30 years, though I still feel like I’m a 15-year-old girl that has no idea what she’s doing.

I’ve learned that not all friends will be your friends forever. Some are meant to be in your life for a long time, and some aren’t. Wonderful new ones will pop up out of nowhere and sometimes you’ll feel like you have none. Friendships have their ups and downs, but I truly believe every person has had or will have a purpose in my life.

I’ve learned that you can’t always make everyone happy. Scratch that – I’m LEARNING that you can’t always make people happy. And I’ve learned that it’s okay.

I’ve learned that the sh** everyone tells you when you’re single about how you’ll find someone when you least expect it is SO freakin’ true, no matter how many times you roll your eyes.

I’ve learned that there is no better stress reliever than cuddling with my dog and fiancee.

I’ve learned that regular soda is NOT worth the extra calories. You can have SO much food for that tiny soda.

I’ve learned that hair is not a security blanket and cutting it can actually be fun.

I’ve learned that while flying is still scary, the experiences I have are totally worth the few hours of terror and anxiety I feel.

I’ve learned that passions change. Careers change. You change. Thankfully we’re in a day and age where that’s okay, and trying out a few different jobs is fine. I anticipate I’ll try at least a few more jobs and careers in the next 30 years. OR I’ll just make a bunch of money and not have to worry about working my life away.

I’ve learned that ideas and fears instilled into me when I was younger will be hard to break, but it makes you stronger in so many ways. Guys that treated me poorly and caused me to not trust any man that came into my life. Thoughts about money being a scarcity and “bad” still cloud my vision. While I’ve had some trying times, thoughts and feelings in the last 30 years, I wouldn’t trade any of them because they’ve gotten me to today and will continue to push me in the future.

I’ve learned that life just isn’t that serious. Love, have fun and try to keep a grateful heart. If you go through a rough patch (like now …) know that you’ll come out on the other side. How? Because you have before!

I’ve learned that flared jeans just do not work for me.

Neither does the color orange. ^^

Or booties – my legs are just too dang short! ^^^

I’ve learned that while my passions in careers have changed, my love for blogging and creating an online community has continued to grow and it’s time for me to explore that.

Most importantly, I’ve learned that I can do anything. I’ve worked three jobs while barely scraping by living in a city I hated. I’ve gotten myself out of (and back into) credit card debt. I’ve left abusive relationships – whether it was friendship, romantic or work-related. I’ve stuck to my morals, my passions and my heart … and I’m determined to continue to do just that.


Thanks for reading today, friends! I’m off having the TIME OF MY LIFE in Harry Potter World – make sure you check in on Instagram stories!

Florida, here we come!

TGIF – am I right?

First, thank you to all of you that are interested in supporting my YouTube channel. It’s just another form of creativity for me. If you’re interested, I did a wedding update yesterday and would love for you to check it out! Plus, Cora makes a HUGE cameo at the end. AKA she climbs in my lap.

Now as for the rest of my Friday, I’m off to a four-hour meeting (who does that on a Friday afternoon??) so I need to grab some coffee, but then we’re off to the ‘burbs to drop Cora off at Ben’s parents’ house. 🙁 I’m so sad to be without her for a few days, but SO EXCITED FOR FLORIDA! We leave hella early on Sunday (5 am) but then we’ll be in Florida with Ben’s grandparents who we haven’t seen since September! And TUESDAY IS HARRY POTTER WORLD!! (And also my 30th birthday)

Make sure to follow along on Instagram if you’re not already and have a wonderful weekend!

What are your weekend plans?

73 Questions – Everything You Want To Know

Hey friends! I don’t have an updated wedding post for you today (thought you can check those out here or here) because not much has happened in the last week, BUT I wanted to get out a fun little post for you. Since I’m really vamping up with content now and it’s almost my 30th birthday (holy kamoley!) I want to be sure y’all know a bit about me. Plus, I saw it on Kristin’s blog and I loved reading through it myself. Make sure to check her out – it was just her birthday!

These are meant to be rapid fire, so I’ll try not to write too much. 😉 You can always compare it to the one I did a couple of years ago!


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What is the last song you listened to?
I rarely listen to music, so probably the intro music to Amanda Bucci’s YouTube video.

If you had a superpower, what would it be?
To be able to give everyone something that they love.

What is your favorite fashion trend of all time?
Do leggings count?

What is your favorite junk food?
Chips and salsa. Or, if those don’t count, sour gummy worms.

What’s keeping you busy these days?
Full-time job, blogging, YouTube, my side business, wedding planning, Cora, traveling …

What’s a book you plan on reading?
I currently just started “Money: A Love Story.”

A person you’d love to have coffee with?
Becca Bristow – she’s a YouTuber I love and I’d love to pick her brain.

Blow-dry or air-dry?
Definitely air-dry

What’s the best thing you’ve done so far this year?
Started making connections and really focusing on growing my own brand.

It’s brunch and you don’t have food allergies, what do you order?
Chips and salsa (WHAT?!) and chicken/donuts from Rhyme or Reason.

Who is the last person you texted?
My fiancee – that’s so fun to say. 🙂

If you could switch lives with a person for one day, who would it be?
Cora – she has a pretty great life.

What karaoke song would you sing without needing the monitor?
Any Backstreet Boys song.

What’s the last thing you ate?
I just ate this turkey sloppy joe stuff – not the best, but we’re trying to use up our food before we head to Florida.

Last show you binge watched?
Stranger Things

What is your favorite birthday cake?
I actually really don’t like cake – am I strange? I’d rather have a cookie or froyo.

What is something you can’t do?
Fake emotions

Best advice for your 18-year-old self?
Get awayyyyyyy from that boyfriend.

What is one goal you are determined to achieve in your lifetime?
Achieve financial freedom

Is there a dessert you don’t like?
Anything with fruit. Or cake.

What is your spirit animal?
A dog. 😉

What do you usually eat for breakfast?
Lately it’s been egg bakes I put together.

Cooking or baking?
Cooking

Best fashion advice you’ve ever received?
Splurge a little on high quality pieces you’ll have forever.

Who do you turn to when you’re sad?
Cora or Ben

What is your kryptonite?
Dogs or chips and salsa

Best first date idea?
Getting coffee or one drink – I always liked “chill” first dates without activities … just get to know one another.

Favorite type of flowers?
Peonie and lilies

What’s the best part of living in Chicago?
The buzz of the city is amazing. There are tons of opportunities here.

What do you miss about college?
Barely any financial responsibilities.

Favorite pizza topping?
Mushrooms, black olives and pepperoni

Favorite ice cream topping?
I put sour gummy worms on my froyo, does that count?

Dark chocolate or milk chocolate?
Dark, preferably with sea salt

Jogging or swimming?
Neither

When was the last time you cried?
Friday … I was very frustrated with my job.

Do you like your handwriting?
Yes, unless I’m in a hurry.

What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
How mean I am … I get in these funks where I literally hate myself, and it’s awful.

What is your most favorite thing about yourself?
How determined I am… and I also think I’m a very loyal friend.

Favorite smell?
Peonies

What is the farthest you’ve been from home?
Hawaii or Ireland

Where were you born?
Wisconsin

Sweet or savory?
Savory

Lipstick or lip gloss?
Chapstick 😉

Who is your girl crush?
Nikki Blackketter

Cupcakes or cookies?
Cookies

What’s your favorite season?
Summer (if I have AC) or early Fall

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
I made a whole video about it!

You are stuck on an island, you can pick one food to eat forever without getting tired of it, what would you eat?
Chips and salsa (this is becoming a trend …)

Favorite superhero?
Does Loki count? 😉

What do you usually order at Starbucks?
Skinny iced caramel macchiato

If your life was a song, what would the title be?
Find what you love and you’ll be okay

What’s one cause that’s dear to your heart?
Any type of animal rescue or anti-abuse

Who would you want to shoot a love scene with?
Zac Efron (don’t tell Ben)

What’s your favorite thing to wear?
Lately I’m WAITING for the weekend when I can wear my Athleta joggers, but leggings are a happy second. I love dresses, but in the winter it’s too cold and I’m feeling a little chunky right now so I’m not as confident.

What is something you always travel with?
Air travel? Anti-anxiety meds.

Biggest pet peeve?
Being late (or slow)

If you could only dance to one song for the rest of your life, what song is it?
Ummmm… I have no idea!

What are three things you look for in a man?
Benjamin Michael Fritz (does that count?) But otherwise integrity, care for others and humor.

If you could meet anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
Obama

Would you rather fast forward ten years and be rich or be able to redo your life with all of the knowledge you’ve gained over the years?
Fast-forward

What could you give a presentation on with no preparation?
Planning or dogs

What do you wish you knew more about?
Wedding planning, only because now I’m really pumped to become one.

Who was the president when you were born?
Apparently Ronald Reagan – I had to Google that!

What is your favorite chain restaurant?
Qdoba or Chipotle, depending on my mood

Would you rather always be ten minutes late or twenty minutes early?
Twenty minutes early … which is impossible with a chronically late fiancee.

Lauren Conrad or Kristin Cavallari?
Lauren

Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton?
Kim, I guess?

Snow or sun?
Sun

If you could learn an instrument, what would it be?
I’d love to relearn flute/piccolo – I haven’t played in YEARS!

Would you rather have to live without your laptop or your phone?
Hmm… I guess my laptop since you can do anything on your phone, but my neck / eyes would KILL ME

What’s something you like to do the old fashioned way?
Send cards

Would you rather scuba dive or skydive?
Scuba, even though that sounds terrifying, too 😉


Take one question from above and answer it in the comments – I’d love to learn more about you! Otherwise, definitely do this on your own blog. 🙂