I am the luckiest girl in the world today- because not only am I saying yes to the most handsomest man in the world; but my best friends all officially said yes to me! I can honestly say that before all of this; I truly had NO idea how nerve racking it would be to ask these girls such a major question. I mean, these are my girls! Why wouldn’t they say yes? But as much of an honor as it is to be a bridesmaid we all know it can be taxing on the schedule & the financials. So with that being said I am incredibly honored to get to spend the next year planning & doing all the bride things with them by my side. XO LOVE YOU BABES.
I wanted to ask my girls in a cute way because “obvi pinterest goals!” But I wanted to give them something they might actually use. I was on a time crunch because two of my girls currently are living on the other side of the world, one back packing & the other residing in Peru serving in the peace corp. One was visiting for only a few weeks before leaving again till Christmas and my MIL was sending my SIL her next care package & I was determined to get her proposal shipped with it. I decided to run up to Michaels Craft for some inspo and came across these super adorable, heavy duty planners. It’s funny because initially (being the queen of agendas) I was actually looking for myself but while browsing it hit me that it could actually be a really fun way to ask the girls if they would “pencil me” & be huge part of my special day.
These planners ran at 30 dollars a book however Michaels is always running deals & coupons. If you are a budget friendly bride like myself I recommend stopping by the store daily to buy one or two so you can really get a bang for your buck with their daily coupons. The planner I picked is linked above and is currently on sale for 15 dollars. So hurry JUMP if you love what you see. They are SO well made with tons of great features & I actually ended up purchasing one of the larger sized ones for wedding planning.
In the past when being asked to be bridesmaid or PA I found myself having so many questions right away for the bride! Right after letting her know I was saying yes I always jumped to the fun details like how should I have my hair? What color are we wearing? What do I need to do with my nails? Who else is in the wedding? I know I am a year out & being that I am a SUPER indecisive person there may need to be few changes but I wanted to give my girls sort of an idea of the plan. I created a rough vision board & included details of the venue. I also provided swatches of the colors I was thinking & cards with detailed information of my vision for their hair, makeup & accessories. The girls loved this touch.
I will be taking a slight break from the blog for the next 12 or so months. Although I plan to try & keep you posted on wedding details and DIY’s I want to truly bask in this year and use it to plan & be present with my family. I love all of my readers & have sincerely appreciated your support of this sweet but little platform of mine. I’m so excited excited to share the next chapter of my life with you all. I have a feeling that the best is truly yet to come. EEK. Thanks for always being there for me!
Happy Friday Eve & EEEEEK! yes! YOU READ THAT RIGHT! We are getting MARRIED!!
On Sunday, March 4th the love of my life FINALLY popped the question I’ve been waiting for what feels like forever to hear! In utter shock I managed to hit the world record for “are you being serious’s” & finally managed to scream yes as he slipped the most beautiful ring onto my left hand In front of our family, friends & most importantly our mini miracle – we got engaged & I’m still slowly coming out of the haze of newly engaged blissfulness.
The day started in celebration of our sons second birthday. Family & friends gathered together to surprise our little man with love & fun but by the end of opening gifts I was the one being surprised! Jakobs “Thank you speech” turned into the most beautiful words I had ever heard. SO beautiful.. neither of us remember them! AHHHH I literally blacked out! But I was so happy! I’m still so happy & I just can’t believe that I finally am marrying my best friend! My soulmate! MY PERSON! YOU GUYS!!!!!! I am getting married!!!
Thank you for being patient in my absence. Since the engagement we’ve celebrated with our closest family & friends & sealed our venue & date! Mr, Mrs & Mini Hendrickson coming June, 22nd 2019 ❤
Hey you! 🙂 Happy Monday! Yesterday we checked out the Stillwater MN Ice Castle & although I didn’t get a lot of photos from our visit I wanted to share the few that we had. If you’re in State; there are a few locations available as well as others around the Midwest. SEE HERE for more information.
Our trip was shorter than we planned (it had already been a long day) but I recommend this attraction for everyone! It’s a great place for family, friends, first dates, & proposals! It really is breath taking & there are fun things to do while you’re there like the ice slide, fire shows, ice bar & more! There’s drinks & sweets to help keep you warm & it’s obviously Instagram worthy. Just DONT forget to dress for cold weather & don’t forget it can get slushy & wet! Thank GOD for my mom who came prepped with snow pants for Dash because I didn’t do my research before our visit! – This was sort of a last minute thing in my defense! Boots, snow pants, jackets, gloves & hats are necessary! If you’re going mainly for pictures I recommend Day time but night is where the real eye pops at! When the sun sets the castle lights up!!
Happy Valentines Day babes! Seriously; how cute is this little guy? We spent the night painting our valentines & writing love letters on the bathroom mirror to each other & he LOVED IT! Sometimes it’s just fun to break the rules & go crazy with moms never-used lipstick ya know what I mean? & Really.. I was never going to use that lipstick anyway! If your anxiety is at a high right now let me put it at ease by saying this was actually SUPER easy to clean! Nothing a little windex couldn’t handle!
Our valentines tonight were these cute canvases we made inspired by good old Pinterest NannySheCanDo – Thanks for the great idea!
Ever since I can remember, Christmas Eve has been the highlight of the holidays for me. Some of my families traditions growing up consisted of opening 1 gift of your choice, baking cookies for Santa and especially the big Kelley Christmas Eve get together. It’s been my absolute favorite & now that I have a family of my own I cannot wait to start my own traditions.
Since Jake and I have a minimum of 4 Christmas’s during the busy weekend; We’re really not left with a TON of time on Christmas Eve night. And since we’ll continue the tradition of baking cookies for Santa with my parents, I figured I needed to find something just as memorable, timeless but a quick and easy tradition that my son will love and cherish as he gets older.
Most of you with kids I am sure have seen the bags of reindeer food trending Pinterest this season.. I wanted to take the idea and make it our own by getting my little guy to participate in on the fun by making it with me. Kinda like baking cookies for Santa but WAY less time consuming – perfect for the maybe half hour we’ll be given before bed time after getting home from all the Christmas Eve festivities.
I’m baaaaack 🙂 & I think I am finally starting to get back into my old routine after coming home from our first EVER family vacay! Going into this trip there was one thing I had to promise myself – That I would leave blogger Cassie at home & not focus so much on capturing moments but rather living in the moment. Being a blogger ( I am sure a lot of you can relate) but this was REALLY HARD FOR ME! I gotta say though, I think overall I stuck to my word while getting just the right amount of shots I needed to remember this trip for a lifetime.