Tag: personal

The 6 Month Blog Slump

YIKES! 6 months?! (Okay, nearly 7 if I’m being really honest here). I know, its been forever since I’ve posted. The past 6 (7) months of my life have gotten away from me very quickly, and frankly, blogging went on the back burner. I had all these intensions of writing posts, somethings even “writing” really…


Sweating For The Wedding – 6 Months To Go!

I feel like I go through the same struggle each year – between the holiday season and the cold winter months here in Ohio, wintertime is a tough time for me to stay on my fitness game. While I did not fall off the wagon as severely this year, my routine got disrupted on more than…


Small Projects: The Key To Happiness

I’ve had a few large projects looming over my head for some time now. To start, I’ve been working on a “closet room” in our house, a storage room for my clothes, shoes, accessories – every girls dream, right? Yes, when it’s finished. In the meantime, it’s been a flowing, constantly changing, mess of chaos,…


Wedding Plans: 219 Days Away!

219 days from today, I will be marrying my best friend in the entire world. The guy laughs with me until we are both in tears, the guy that whistles and sings around the house, the guy that can find a solution to any problem. I swear – I still feel like I am in…


I’m Back… Again!

  Uhmm… ::crickets howling in the air:: … Anyone still there? Yeah… it’s been a while since I’ve posted. A long while. Where do I even begin? I guess that’s part of the reason it’s taken me so long to even write this post – where to start? 2014 was an interesting year, filled with many…


Missing you, Dad…

I know I’ve been rather unavailable here lately guys, and I apologize. It’s been such a difficult few weeks, I just haven’t had any energy to post – nor desire, because I knew what I’d be writing about… On March 21st, I lost the first man I’ve ever loved in the world – my father….


Happy 2014!

I don’t know about you, but I spent the vast majority of my holiday season this year completely unplugged. When you work full time on a computer, some times the thing you need most in the world is just to be away from technology for a while. I took complete advantage of my days off…


Let The Wedding Planning Commence!

Wow – it’s been a while. Since my last post, my life has (thankfully) calmed down some, and recently I’ve settled into some sense of normalcy again. My father is doing much better health-wise than we was a few months ago, and I’ve managed to get back into a normal schedule of sorts over the…


We’re Engaged!!

You know, I have to admit… there were moments I thought this day would never come. Ry and I have been together a beautiful and long 8 + years. We were that couple that everyone liked to constantly ask “so when are you two gonna get married?!” at like, every. party. function. I got used…


A (Cheat) Meal Fit For a Queen!

Sometimes, food presents itself in front of you that is just so amazing, thoughtful, and inspired – it would just be rude to turn it away. Friday night, I had one of those encounters. Ryan and I have been meaning to go to Cafe Toscano in Aurora for quite some time. They are one of…


Missing Our Friend…

It’s been a very painful couple of days, so I do apologize for the lack of posting this week. I just wanted to bring you all up to speed with what’s been going on, so you know why I’ve been so MIA. (Note: Most of this was copied from my Facebook page, so I apologize…


Shakeology® gave him ABS!

Okay, I really don’t want to embarrass the man in my life – but I just had to share this with you all. Check out these pictures of Ryan, the peanut butter to my jelly. The left picture was taken in August of last year, on our trip to the Bahamas. At this point, I had no…


My Sweet Valentine

Today I am overwhelmed by a sense of love and happiness. Yesterday (as previously posted on) was Valentine’s Day. And it really was a special day, from beginning to end. I’ve been with Ry now for 8 years, and every single Valentine’s Day we share is special. We don’t always do a ton – but…


On & Off The Fitness Wagon

The past few weeks have been very up and down for me in terms of fitness and weight. My post-Christmas fitness was a total mess, and I could feel myself putting back on the pounds. Avoiding the scale out of shame and embarrassment  I let myself go further and further down the rabbit hole. Note to…


It’s a Blog Comeback, baby!

Welcome all to my new blog! My name is Shannon, and I am a 29 year old print shop owner, graphic designer, fitness enthusiast, and fashionista! After much thought and debate, I have decided to start blogging again. Again, you may ask? Yes, again. I had been a very faithful blogger roughly between the ages…