Thursday, July 20, 2017

Birthday Blooms: This is 30

I'm doing this weeks Budget Blooms slightly different today, and calling it Birthday Blooms. I spent a little more than I typically would on blooms for my 30th birthday, however, I still spent way less than what an arrangement would cost at any floral shop. I went over $15 but spent less than $25 (I won't be breaking the cost down at the end of the post like I normally would), so there. The arrangement I made turned out so pretty and brought so much life to my living room because of the vibrant colors of the blooms. 
Turning 30 is a milestone for many people, and I feel like your either ready for it or your not. I was definitely ready to turn 30. Partly because Mike is 11 and half years older than me and the other part, well, I think people will start taking me a little more seriously. But who am I kidding, they probably won't. Mostly because I still look young. Which is good for me, right? 
None the less, so far 30 has been good to me and I can't help but feel overwhelmingly blessed. I have an amazing man who loves, treats and spoils me to the max, and a great group of friends that I would do anything for. But even at this stage in my life, there is a little voice in the back of my head telling me to do something big & bold. The moment I turned 30 I really felt like an adult. Which is funny because you only THINK that when you turn 18 or 21, but really 30 is when your telling yourself  'Ok, get your shit together'. 
I'm not entirely sure how this is going to pan out but Mike and I have been looking into starting an online shop for me as an extension of Modishly Naturopathic. If you don't know, I was gifted a Silhouette Cameo 3 machine as an early birthday gift about a month ago. I've already made a couple designs/shirts and started selling them so it only makes sense to have an online shop. I'm also in the beginning stages of making big changes on my blog. Soon MN will look  a little different. 
Although I am terrified to start a small business, I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit about me (seriously, I come up with some really good ideas) and i'm ready to tackle this big task head on. 
I'm 30 now and it's time to put my girl boss britches on. I can only pray and have all faith that God will catch me if I fall. I can also honestly say that i'm not afraid of failure. If it doesn't work out, it doesn't work out, but i'll be putting my blood, sweat, and tears into making sure it does. 

I'm am excited to see what my 30's will be like, and bring me, and hope that you all stick around for the ride. I have so much to do y'all, including catching up on all my drama shows as Mike likes to say, before I leave tomorrow for Fredricksburg for my sweet friend Sarahs bachelorette party! What are some fun plans you have happening this weekend? And how did you feel when you turned 30? Were you ready? Until next time....
Cheers loves,

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Perform on Pinterest

I decided instead of a weekend wind down yesterday, I would share the Perform on Pinterest venue today. If you know me, you know that I love anything interior design. And as soon as I walked into the Carnegie Custom home where the Perform on Pinterest workshop was held, I fell in love. Each flight of stairs I climbed, the love affair grew. 
First, I want to start by saying Meg from Meg O on the Go and Channing from Moms Without Answers did an excellent job teaching us amateur pinners. There was lots of info on the agenda and they did an awesome job covering it all. Attending this workshop was somewhat last minute for me. Mike and I were talking about a business for me and I mentioned that I really needed help learning how to use Pinterest for my blog/any future businesses benefit. It just so happened that the Perform on Pinterest workshop was that upcoming weekend and they still had tickets available. Yay for me, because it was very helpful. I'm anxious to get a chance to sit down and play around with Pinterest using the knowledge I left with on Sunday. 
From my understanding High Fashion Home came in and decorated, so any decor you see was from them. They did a fabulous job enhancing the beauty of the interior of the building. By the way, the natural light on every floor of this home is insane, a bloggers dream for sure. It's hard to say which was my favorite room in the house but I will say when you walk in the front door on the main level, the chevron tiled floor stopped me in my tracks. Oh and what I think was the master bathroom, was gorgeous. Talk about house envy. 
There were several event and swag bag sponsors, including a Fuddrucker's food truck. Which is pretty cool because I didn't even know Fuddrucker's had a food truck option! Good to know, because they have the best hamburgers...and their buns are my favorite.  
Still thrilled, writing this, that I went. I saw some familiar faces and met a few new beauties. As terrible as I am with anything social media/techy, i'll probably be attending the next Pinterest workshop they have. If you are also interested in learning a bit more about Pinterest Meg and Channing are your girls. I'll leave their info as well as Carnegie Custom Homes info at the bottom of this post. 
Hope your having a great week guys. Enjoy these photos of this amazing home we were so lucky to be in on Sunday for the workshop. Let me know what you think! And if you see anything (such as the candy bar on the table) you want more info on, let me know and i'll gather contact information for you. 
Until next time...

Follow them on social media:

Meg: @mo_meg |
Channing: @momswoa |

Carnegie Custom Homes: @carnegiehomes |
Cheers loves, 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Weekend Wind Down

I had the best birthday ever this past weekend. Mike managed to surprise me, although I knew something was up, for the first time in 6 years. I have the sweetest friends who helped him pull off surprising me. My heart is full knowing that I have so many people that cared enough to celebrate with me. Mike and our pals made my 30th so special, and I will never forget it. 

Last day in my 20's...Of course I had to go get some birthday blooms...

I'm sure everyone wants to know what the surprise was, so let me start by telling you that a few months ago I thought it would be fun to do a margarita hop. The main objective was to find out the top 5 places in The Woodlands to get a good margarita. I was telling Mike that getting a party bus and hopping around to a few places for margaritas and having my friends judge which place had the best margarita would be so much fun. I even thought it would be so cute for the girls and I to where those cute Mexican embroidered dresses. 
Life got in the way and I didn't go beyond just the thought of the margarita hop. Well, last minute Mike did his best to make most of the margarita hop idea happen. He did darn good too. I had no idea. Not to mention, he completely threw me off the morning of my birthday. He wanted to go to the mall to "look for some shoes", however the first stop was to look at rings. He told me not to get my hopes up that he wasn't asking me to marry him, he has just been looking into it and wanted to make sure that the cut I told him I wanted was really what I wanted. Actually,  they didn't have an emerald cut diamond there so they put in an order to bring one in so that I could see one, and today is when it should be there for me to go look at. Which by the way, I know for sure the emerald is what I want, but I am super excited to see one that's comparable to something I would have. 
Ohhh the things my mind was thinking after that though...
So you see, he did good because he threw me off a bit, and for a while, about what I thought was going to happen Saturday evening. And then of course the whole wardrobe what do I wear issue. That was a given that something was going on when he was trying to subtly tell me what/how to dress. When I really knew something was going on, and what really gave it away was when we were outside waiting on our "Uber" and a big party bus drives by. Only to come back by and turn down our street and stop in front of the house.  I literally start cracking up laughing when I saw it drive by, and Mike was still trying to play like nothing was going on.
The door to the bus opens and I see a gorgeous flower arrangement and i'm thinking 'oh my gosh, who is on this bus'. Then I hear someone yell whoooo, and at this point i'm dying inside of embarrassment. 
I didn't feel that way too long, once I got on to see all my peoples I was so excited they were there to join me. 

Birthday outfit that Mike "helped" me decide to wear...I'll link where to get this adorable bodysuit later on MN.

Some of my friends might kill me for putting this on the blog, but it was the best one out of 2. Limo driver photography I might add...

What happens on the party bus, stays on the party bus...but here's a couple that my beautiful friend Heather snapped of me...

This is the gorgeous arrangement I saw when the doors to the bus opened. Our sweet friends Igal & Lori got these for me....

Mike is seriously the best thing that has ever happened to me. I tell him that all the time because I truly mean it. Without him there's so much I wouldn't have or been/be able to do. He's such an amazing partner, father, brother and son, with the biggest heart. I can't imagine my life without him. I'm kind of proud his first time surprising me was this way. 
It does feel slightly different being 30, but i'm so ready for it.  It's time to get my shit together for sure though. I think, hope, & pray that good things are about to happen for me, so i'm staying positive and patient and so anxious to grab life by the horns and do my thing. 
I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful support system and want to thank everyone who has cheered me on. One of the things I hope I can do as a real, real adult is be more consistent blogging. I do consider it a job/small business and I need to do better at treating it as such. Hang in there and stick with me. 
Hope everyone had a fabulous past weekend and current week. Looking forward to another 30th celebration this weekend for one of my longest & dearest friends that helped me ring in my 30th. 
Until next time....