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Sunday, July 18, 2021

Hey guys! You may not know this because I never really posted about it but if you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed the background of my mirror selfie’s has changed. That is because about four months ago my fiancĂ© and I bought our first home! 

So I have been slowly decorating the new place and getting rid of all of our IKEA furniture and trying to invest in better quality pieces that are going to last us years and years. I wanted to do a post on our entryway table because I had a lot of fun piecing this together. 


I’m not able to link everything because many of the decor pieces came from HomeGoods but I will put below where I got each thing from. I also didn’t get everything all at once, I slowly bought things and as  I got them I would move things around until I got to where I liked everything. 



Table - HomeGoods
Mirror - Target
& Sign - Cost Plus World Market 
Books - Amazon 
Beads - HomeGoods 
Bowl - Target 
Wood decoration on stand - HomeGoods
Decorative balls - these are super old, I believe from West Elm
White Frames - IKEA 
Apple HomePod - this was a gift but I believe you can get this at Best Buy 
Black Marble Shape - HomeGoods 
Wood Rings/Links - HomeGoods 
Louis Vuitton book - HomeGoods, I’ve also seen it on Amazon





Wednesday, June 30, 2021

 








Photographer: Faith and Cody Photo (ig @faithandcodyphoto)

Hey everyone! I am back with another post for the wedding/engagement series. Two weeks ago John and I had our engagement session done. We got the pictures back earlier this week and I had to share some of them! We had NEVER taken professional photos before so I was honestly pretty nervous going into it because I was afraid we would look awkward and just not ourselves. Our photographer Faith was amazing!! She was the nicest and super helpful, she literally told us all of the poses and what to do to catch us just having fun with genuine smiles. I was laughing literally 90% of the shoot. 

THE WEATHER
The weather had been pretty overcast the whole week and was actually raining just minutes before our shoot. She offered to reschedule for a sunnier day but we decided to just go for it. I absolutely love the way the pictures turned out. I squint my eyes so bad when it’s bright out and obviously didn’t want to wear sunglasses for the pictures so I was completely content with it being overcast and not super sunny. 

OUTFITS
We chose to do two outfits versus one and I’m glad we did. We started with the casual outfit and then changed into our second outfits afterwards. I also think this gave us a chance to get comfortable in front of the camera in our normal outfits before changing into our nicer ones. Wearing jeans for one of the outfits also allowed us to do a lot more poses versus if I wore a dress for both it would have been more difficult to do like the piggy back photos or climbing around on the rocks. 

PICKING A LOCATION
We actually didn’t have a location in mind when I reached out to Faith. I just asked her for location recommendations and she gave me a list of a couple different places and we picked one of those. For any local Florida girls we went to the St. Pete Pier. We had actually never been before but it was such a cool area and had a bunch of different areas to take photos to give us different backgrounds. 

We have plans to visit with venues next month and hopefully will be able to pick a date as well which I’m super excited for so you can expect a future post about that.




Sunday, June 13, 2021

Hey guys! Yesterday we went to Epcot with some friends. Back in January we bought 4 day passes that you can split up and use between January and July. We used our third day yesterday so now we only have one day left. 

We had fun but Hollywood Studios is definitely our favorite park out of all of them. I hopped on the bucket hat trend that seems to be coming back around. Honestly best purchase of the day lol, I didn’t bring  my sunglasses with me so it helped keep the sun out of my eyes. Also spot the Fanny pack in the picture above lol, I found this vintage Fanny pack on eBay and thought it was so cute. John surprised me and ordered it so I got to use it at the park. I looked like a full on tourist haha. 

The one thing on my list was to try the fried cinnamon roll bites. They were at one of the little stands and I had seen them on Instagram before we got there. We also ate lunch at one of the sit down restaurants in Italy and the food was soo good! 

We went on Mission Space, Test Track, the Boat Cruise in Mexico, the Frozen ride, Soarin’ (my fav) and Spaceship Earth. The rest of the day we spent walking through the countries and going into the little shops. All of the flowers and topiaries were so cute throughout the park. 

 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

I recently ordered my first Chatbooks photo book. I've seen these all over Instagram from various bloggers posting about them and wanted to give it a try. I like how its a little different than your typical photo album and such a cute way to display photos. 



HOW LONG DID IT TAKE

I put the book together after we got home from our Vegas trip so I placed the order on 5/10 and the book was delivered on 5/19 (it came 2 days earlier than the expected delivery date).


WHICH BOOK DID I USE

I decided to go with the hardcover 8x8 size (they offer a 6x6 and a 10x10 also). I thought the 8x8 was the perfect size without worrying about the picture quality since all the pictures were taken on my iPhone. 



CUSTOMIZING YOUR BOOK

You have several different options when creating your book, you can choose to have the photos fill the pages or put borders around them, add the date to each page, as well as add a caption for each picture. You can also choose between a variety of collage layouts if you have multiple photos. This also helps cut down on the cost of the book because after 30 pages you are charged by the page. 


This is not sponsored but if you are interested in creating your own Chatbook you can use my code below for money off! 

code: KayleeHuey-GUJ4


Saturday, May 22, 2021

 


Hey guys, so on my last post I shared that I got engaged on our trip to Vegas so I thought I would share about our trip there and what else we did. We were there a total of 4 days and did so much but we definitely didn't get to everything that was on our list. Perfect excuse to come back again!



When we first landed and made our way over to the hotel we checked in and then went straight to the casino. We stayed at Caesar's Palace which was INCREDIBLE. We've never stayed in a hotel anything like it. Of course it had the casino all throughout the main floor but it also had a full mall with about 20 different restaurants in it too. You could come to Vegas and stay at this hotel and spend the whole trip just at the hotel if you wanted to. 







We also explored around Fashion Show Mall and went to Urban Necessities which is a very popular shoe store owned by one of John's favorite YouTubers. He was super cool and we spent some time looking around at the different shoes he had for sale. 




One of the most important things on our list of things we wanted to do was eat at Hell's Kitchen. We made reservations for dinner for the first night we were there and it was amazing. It was such a cool experience and the food was so good! John ordered the signature Beef Wellington and I ordered the Filet Mignon with the side of mac and cheese. We also ordered the pan-seared scallops for an appetizer but I didn't get a picture of those. I highly recommend coming here if you are a fan of the show! When we come back to Vegas for a future trip this will be a must again for us. 


The next morning we got a late breakfast at Cafe Americano, which was a restaurant right inside the hotel. The time zone difference definitely took a toll on us and took a little bit to get adjusted too. By the time I felt fully adjusted we were heading back to the airport to come home to Tampa. We definitely were not prepared for how expensive all of the food was going to be. We knew Hell's Kitchen would be pricier of course but the breakfast in the picture above was just over $100. Everything we ate was REALLY good so that of course made it better but we easily spent more on food than anything else on the trip including the hotel and the flights. 

Also little did I know this would be the day I would be getting engaged! If you can't tell I'm still super excited about it haha. 


After breakfast we headed over to the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop (from the Pawn Stars show). This was also really cool to see in person after watching the show for years. We had just missed Rick and Chumlee who had stopped by earlier that morning but it was still really cool. We also went next door to Chumlee's Candy Shop. Rick also has a barbecue restaurant next door as well but we had just ate breakfast so we didn't eat here. We also went down to the Toy Shack which is about a 10 minute walk from them, they are featured on the show from time to time so we wanted to see there store front too. 

After this we attempted to go to the Valley of Fire state park and we did make it there however we never got out of the car. Since we had never been to Vegas before we decided using an Uber would be a lot easier and also a lot cheaper than renting a car. What we didn't realize was this state park has zero cell phone service. So we drove there and got to the entrance to pay for the fee and the guy working there told us it would be a 9 mile walk to the other side of the park before we would have cell phone service which we needed to get an Uber ride back. We asked the Uber driver who brought us there if we could pay her to wait 20-30 minutes so we could at least see it and walk around a little bit but she had to get back home so we just had to turn back around and go home. When we go back we will definitely rent a car for one day or at least a few hours so that we can explore the park because the pictures I've seen look incredible!



We went to Carmine's for dinner, this was another restaurant located in our hotel. They only have a few locations so if you are not familiar with them they serve everything family style meaning we ordered a massive bowl of Bolognese and 9 pieces of garlic bread for just the two of us lol. It was so so good! Definitely recommend especially if you are traveling with family or another couple to help with all of the extra food. 



After dinner we went back to the hotel room and John told me we should go take a nice picture dressed up in-front of the Bellagio fountain. I thought this was a little odd because I'm normally the one asking to the a picture but I wasn't completely on to him yet. He proposed shortly after I took this picture. He actually wanted to do it in-front of the fountain but didn't realize how popular the fountain show is and I'm not a lover of tons of attention so he actually proposed in our hotel room with just the two of us which was PERFECT.  


I did snap a picture of my ring in-front of the fountain the next day while we we're walking the strip. One of many pictures I took of my hand lol.  



Quick selfie outside of the Hershey's World after I destroyed a s'mores from their little s'mores bar inside. 


Well worth the $12 we spent on it! 



We also walked around M&M world and a few other stores on the strip. We of course had to get the typical touristy pictures everywhere. Our fridge is also filled with tons of different magnets now too. 




The last day we had to be at the airport at 1:00pm so we spent time doing stuff at our hotel. We went down to the Casino for a while and played on the penny slots. John also played blackjack for a little bit and then we walked around the mall area before heading to the airport to fly back home. 

Overall I would say it was a super fun trip, we both had a lot of fun and said we want to come back. We will definitely be more prepared for the cost of food here next time but it was all worth it. We loved staying at Caesars Palace but I think next time we will stay at a different hotel just to experience a different spot on the strip. 






Sunday, May 16, 2021

 



If you follow me along on Instagram you would have already heard the news but John and I just went to Vegas about a week and a half ago for a little vacation and HE PROPOSED! I have a fiancé you guys!!


He proposed on our second day there and it was perfect. The ring he designed is literally my dream ring, over the last few months I had sent him a couple ring styles I liked but still left it up to him to pick one. He ended up not finding one that he liked so he worked with the jeweler to design this one and I'm in love. 

We don't have a date or venue or just about anything picked out yet. I did order a wedding planner off of Amazon. One of my favorite bloggers to follow ChicMeowt is also engaged and had posted about it so I went back to her page to find it. Of course I have a Pinterest board filled with ideas but I feel like now that it is actually my reality to plan our wedding I am rethinking EVERYTHING because I want it to be perfect. I think I'm going to start an engaged life/wedding category to the blog to document everything and keep it organized in one space. 

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