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I cannot believe that this is my last Wedding Wednesday post before our WEDDING. Holy crap, it kind of seems like we just got engaged, which is a little bit silly considering that was 18 MONTHS AGO!

So many wonderful, amazing people are here to help us celebrate and I'd be a fool not to enjoy time with them.

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projectile vomiting on a plane is never a good sign

 Sometimes when life gets going and the going is good...I forget I have a blog. There, now that I've addressed THAT large elephant, let's recap, shall we?

First and foremost, I'm alive! I'm here! I haven't forgotten about any of you, just this space has taken a backseat temporarily while the final bits of our wedding come together. I can't even believe that 18 months of planning have culminated into one giant, sure-to-be amazing event; I can't wait! All of the details are finally getting ironed out and I've been back in PA busily arranging appointments and getting my wedding craft on. Can you say glitter and spray paint? I can. So can my parent's driveway.

And just because I love you all so much, I'm going to leave you with this

This all began last Monday when I flew from Hawaii to Pennsylvania. The first of my three flights was overnight. The glorious red-eye out of Honolulu where I can simply go to sleep. Awesome. I arrived in Seattle, took my seat on my new plane and was greeted by an overweight passenger whose fat rolls poked me the entire 4.5 hours to Detroit. After a quick anti-bac rubdown, I hopped a plane to Baltimore where a mom walked on with her two kids on leashes. I should have really questioned this from the beginning, like, if your kid needs a leash in public, they should not leave the house. In any case, as soon as we board the flight, the daughter immediately begins projectile vomiting as she runs up and down the aisles, her monkey backpack leash trailing behind her. It was all just as lovely as it sounds.


The lesson here is not to leash your children...it's booking a direct flight out of Honolulu.

And on that note, I have welcome bags to assemble. Be sure to follow along on Instagram for more frequent updating through the next week or so--somehow it's much easier to snap & upload there ;)

shrimp & cheese grits with bacon [recipe]

This is one of those recipes that you see and think...OY! That might actually taste good! I know the first time I encountered this meal was at a dinner my friend hosted in college. I was surprised by how much I liked the flavors together. Admittedly, this is a comfort meal and not exactly "on the every day diet", but Dane and I both loved the end result. You'll have to tell me what you think :)

You Will Need:
5 strips bacon (I used honey maple)
1 pound shrimp, peeled
2 garlic cloves, crushed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup instant grits, prepared per the instructions
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

1. In a large saucepan, fry up the 5 strips of bacon on medium heat.
2. Remove the bacon from the pan and in the same grease, add the shrimp and crushed garlic.
3. While the shrimp are cooking, prepare the grits per the instructions on the container.
**I used instant grits to make my life easier.
4. When the grits are cooked, add the cheese and stir continuously until melted.
5. Once the shrimp are cooked through, add them to the grits.
6. Crumble bacon strips and stir into shrimp/grits mixture.
7. Enjoy!