A Little About Me!
Hi world! Welcome to my lifestyle & wedding blog! I'm fairly new at blogging and still learning the ropes, but hopefully I'll get the hang of this over time and give you some enjoyable content. To start out, I guess I should introduce myself and tell you a little bit about me. I'm 26 years old and based in Lexington, KY. I love bourbon, chocolate, NFL, fantasy football, documentaries, hiking, cooking (& eating), sushi, the beach, event planning, my family, friends, and so much more! I started this blog because I want to write about weddings and my life experiences.
Currently, I manage an office, with focus on accounts payable & receivable, and I'm a wedding planner (which I absolutely LOVE!). I made my way into the Central KY wedding industry working alongside Michele Courtney, owner of Weddings by Michele and Diamond Rings & Pretty Things Wedding Show. Michele has been in the industry for two decades and has taught me so much over the past few years. Planning weddings has truly turned into a deep passion of mine.
While I'm not married yet, there's this amazing bearded man in my life, Christopher Flaga, who I've been dating for about 3.5 years. We started out as friends until he "kidnapped" me one evening and didn't take me to Taco Bell...but I'll save that whole story for another post ;) Anyway, the rest was history and now we're in this awesome thing called love! We even met with his jeweler cousin to design my engagement ring, however, I have absolutely no idea when I get it.
Christopher and I bought our first home in November 2016 and thoroughly love being able to redo whatever we want to make it our own. In the past year, I've continued my Bed, Bath, & Beyond addiction and have also developed a Hobby Lobby addiction...it's a real thing, y'all! Pinterest, Instagram, and planning weddings have helped me learn more about table scapes and interior decorating, and I do have to say that it's like eating a bag of chips...once you start, you just can't stop!
Aside from the two of us, we also have four furbabies in our home - 3 Chihuahuas (Chance, Tequila, & Fiona) and 1 cat-dog (Aoki)...you know...one of those cats that prefers dog treats over catnip and thinks he's actually a dog. All four are extremely socialized and love attention from everyone...although the old man, Chance, never takes his eyes off of me when other people are around. He's my sweet little 3lb protector.
Along with animals, decorating our home, and planning weddings, I've really started developing an interest in nutrition and fitness. I'll admit that for years I've been that person who goes to the gym, doesn't lose 10lbs after that ONE workout, and stops going for months, hoping one day I'll wake up and magically be fit. Ha! If only! But instead of waking up fit, I kept waking up with more fat. It finally got to the point where I avoided being in pictures at all costs and couldn't fit in the majority of my clothes. Sooo, over the past couple of months I've started going to the gym 3-6 times a week to lift weights. I've actually been building a lot of muscle and it's pretty exciting...but I've held off on cardio as much as possible and haven't lost very much fat. I just don't like cardio...at all. But I'm trying to add more of into my workouts these days.
Now that you know a little about me, tell me a little about yourself in the comments below!