Monday, 25 September 2017

Maple & Whiskey - Smells like Disney?

Sniff up, can you smell that? Can you smell the magic? It’s no secret that I would trade several organs and a limb to make Walt Disney World my permanent home, it’s forever been my happiest place on Earth. With no trip coming up over the horizon I’ve got to start getting a little more creative in keeping the magic alive at home. Youtube videos are all well and good, and Neverland knowns I spend more hours watching them than I’m going to openly admit, but videos and images can only invoke so many memories. When it comes to the magic, you don’t just want to see it, you want to smell it too, and here’s were Maple & Whiskey Candle Co comes in!

I’ve stalked Maple & Whiskey on Instagram for I don’t know how long but never actually picked up any of their candles until now. They’re a UK based company, selling through Etsy, that specialises in magical scents from Walt Disney World, Disneyland and Disneyland Paris. From stores to rides, hotels and infamous sweet treats, if you’ve ever set foot in a Disney theme park you will know that the individual scents all tell a part of the story!

A few months ago they had one of their infamous sample sales. In short they pack up sets of 6 tea lights, each a different scent, for you to get a taste of what the bigger versions of each scent smells like. Out of the 6 sets on offer, I chose 2! Could I really fill my home with the scent of Animal Kingdom Lodges Jambo House? The Main Street Bakery? Bring back the nostalgia of The Writers Stop or imagine I’m flying over Fiji on Soarin? Cross your mouse ears and let’s find out…

Sample Set One

Over Fiji - very fresh, very clean, very clear blue ocean but I’d say it’s more inspired by the scene in the ride than the actual smell. 
Beach Club - I’ve only been over to the Beach Club twice and can I remember how it smells? Nope! But this is a lovely scent, think coconut meets clean linen!
Philharmagic - So this, YES! The scene in the show when the pie comes flying off the table and into your face, that mixed berry pie smell is so so strong. This smells exactly like the Philharmagic pie!
Jambo House - So, here’s a confession for you all. I bought this scent entirely for this one tea light. Jambo House is, hands down, my spiritual home. I think I want to say this does smell like the Lodge but that could just be because I really need it to smell like Jambo House! There is defiantly something there that reminds me of Jambo House but I don’t think it’s quite there. It’s close though!
Poison Apple - Yes. This smells so much like Posion Apple in Disney Springs! It’s such a strong apple scent, there is no denying it
Karamelle Küche - Instant head nodding frantically, this smells exactly like the shop in the German Pavillion, it’s pure Werthers Original and even looks like one too!

Sample Set Two

Main Street Bakery - I was expecting it to smell more like cookies, but it comes close to smelling like cinnamon buns which is about as close to the Main Street Bakery scent as you can get. There’s something so sweet in the scent but warm at the same time!
Contemporary - Again, another hotel I’ve not spent a whole lot of time in but this does kind of remind me of the Monorail. It’s a very clean, fresh smell but not as fresh as Beach Club.
Pumpkin Spice Latte - Without question, the most accurate smell out of both boxes and I really want the biggest they have to burn for all of Autumn! I had so many of these a few trips back nd became a total basic convert!
Days of Christmas - I hate to say it, but this is probably the most disappointing one for me! Days of Christmas has a very distinct, warm, cinammon/nutmeg/spice scent going on that just hits you from the moment you walk in and clings to any purchases you make (I swear). But I’m really not getting that with this candle. It certainly has a very subtle hint of the smell I remember but it’s nowhere near as strong enough as I would have expected!
Over Africa -  So I don’t think this reminds me of what it’s suppose to remind me of! For me, I’m picturing a shop near Kilimanjaro Safari’s, but I think it’s supposed to smell like the scene from Soarin. It’s funny how smells can invoke such bizarre and vivid memories! 
Writer’s Stop - It broke my heart when they announced they would be closing the door on the Writers Stop to make way for the big Star Wars land expansion. Part of me hopes it will reappear somewhere but I doubt it. This was one of my favourite places for a little midday downtime in Hollywood Studios, surrounded by books, with a carrot cake cookie in hand. This candle packs a serious nostalgic punch! It smells exactly how I remember The Writers Stop. Curling up as the dark nights set in, a brew, a book, this candle burning on the side? Perfection!

I was worried these candles would be a bit gimmicky but they’re actually really not. The scents, the memories they invoke, I might not be in the magic but it certainly goes a long way in bringing the magic a little more to life at home!

What invokes the strongest memories for you? Visuals or scents?

Until next time, 

Friday, 22 September 2017

Cowshed - Liverpool

I’ve had some really good steaks in my life. Equally, I’ve had some really bad steaks in my life too. It took me years to realise that well done was not actually a good thing, and rare doesn’t mean it’s still mooing on the plate. But hands down, I have had very very few mind blowing steaks…until now. 

Hello Cowshed.

If you head on over to Tripadvisor, the numero uno restaurant in all of Liverpool is Cowshed. Behind a little red door with a tiny unassuming sign down a side street I don’t think I’ve ever stumbled down sober, Cowshed is serving up some serious meat-treats that scousers and visitors alike cannot get enough of - so of course, I had to go and see what all the fuss was about!

cowshed liverpool review

Can I just say, the building is fascinating? Three floors, a central winding staircase and intimate dining spaces make this place feel about as far from the city streets as you can get. The room we sat in could probably hold about 20, which meant it kept pretty quiet and you felt like you were having a very secluded experience. 

But let’s get on with what we came here for shall we? The menu is small, and I love it. I’ve always said, if I was to ever open a restaurant, I would serve only a handful of dishes and serve the well. That’s exactly what Cowshed does. A handfull of starters, sides and desserts, with the stars of the show being their steaks, of which they have around 5, one veggie option and a special too. And that’s it. So many places could learn a thing or two here, honestly, do a few things and do them so well people cannot stop singing their praises and coming back for more. 

cowshed liverpool review

After much deliberation, salivating and mind changing, I finally went for the 8oz rump steak cooked medium/rare. All steaks come with a salad and parmesan garnish, and you can top up with sides separately. The Mr and I decided to split 3 sides between us; fries, garlic mushrooms and waffle and eggs. 

cowshed liverpool review

I don’t even know where to begin with this steak. Cooked to perfection, the knife just slid right through with zero effort. No fat, no gristle, just pure steak in each and every bite. It was just so flavoursome and moorish, I genuinely felt sad that it would come to an end. The fries were fine, the garlic mushrooms super tasty and the waffle and eggs, well, how do you make a great steak egg-cellent? (Sorry/not sorry). Fried eggs to perfection and extra crispy waffles, no more words needed!

cowshed liverpool review

The Mr had the 8oz rib-eye steak which he promptly devoured, pausing long enough for me to grab a quick snap! Suffice to say, our plates went back to the kitchen as clean as they day they came out of the box. Everything was just really friggin good, and I can’t say more than that!

The service was brilliant, the food came out as quick as the drinks, and you really couldn’t argue with the price, especially when you consider what some high end chains/establishments charge for basic beef! 

cowshed liverpool review

There is a reason Cowshed is currently holding onto the number one spot for Liverpool restaurants on Tripadvisor and I think it’s going to hold it with some ease for a while if it keeps putting out steaks as good as the ones we had!

Do you ever check Tripdvisor for your local town to find new places to try?

Until next time, 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

*HelloSkin Shop top to toe pampering!

helloskin shop skincare review

I have been in ultimate self care mode lately, maybe it’s Autumn clipping at my heels, or the fact that I have been taking a huge step back from the online world and having a bit of a Twinings getting me back to me vibe going on, but when HelloSkin Shop offered to send me a top to toe pampering package, it couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. 

HelloSkin Shop offers free UK delivery and next day shipping, specialising in eczema psoriasis, acne and dry skin, it’s a one stop shop for all your skin loving needs. Granted I am lucky enough to not be suffering with any skin ailments right now, I am super keen on keeping my skin well moisturised, hydrated and nourished.

My skin loving pamper pack came with 4 fantastic products in for me to try; Westlab Himalayan Salts, Cetaphil skin cleanser, Aveeno daily moisturiser and Relivio daily moisturiser. So of course, I had to run a bath (OH it’s such a hard life).

helloskin shop skincare review

Westlab have been my go-to for bath salts for a while now but the Himalayan Salts are new to me. They’re designed with gloriously glowing skin in mind, and who doesn’t want that? Scent free, I put about half a cup into the bath whilst it’s running and swish the water about a bit. I have found that they don’t totally dissolve straight away and too much makes it feel like your stepping into sand! I find there’s always a bit of bath salt residue left behind once the bath has drained but nothing a quick blast with the shower can’t wash off.  I’ve got to admit, my skin feels so much softer after having these in the bath, and paired with a bath oil? It’s like my old skin has been whipped off and a fresh new, baby soft layer put on. 

helloskin shop skincare review

Before getting out of the bath, I gave my face a wash with the Cetaphil cleanser. Designed specifically for dry skin and eczema suffers, it’s free from fragrance and irritants and is so gentle on the skin. For face and body, it doesn’t lather up much but it left my skin feeling very clean and moisturised. I used this twice a day for two weeks and everything went well but then I started to get whiteheads on my chin and my T-Zone was getting really oily. I switched to using it as my morning cleanser and that helped but once I’d noticed the spots and oil slick I was really turned off continuing with it. I’d say if you’re looking to get some moisture into your skin or have very sensitive skin then this could be great. 

helloskin shop skincare review

Hands down, my favourite goodie in the box was the Aveeno Daily Moisturiser, the creamy oil edition made with sweet almond oil. I find oily body moisturisers to be amazing at keeping the skin soft and hydrated, especially during the summer months when your flashing a little more flesh. This was such a dream to use, all the benefits of an oil in the luxury of a quick drying, no residue leaving behind, cream. The sweet almond smell leaves me wanting to chew on my own arm. I am just one human sized bakewell tart, and I am ok with this. 

helloskin shop skincare review

The Relivio daily moisturiser is just as nice as the Aveeno one except it doesn’t have a scent and is much thinner in consistency - great if your running late and don’t fancy a fight into your tights! Both moisturisers come in a pump action bottle which I love and loathe in equal measure. One pump is the perfect amount per body part, but you lose so much of the product as it gets stuck to the sides and these hard plastic tubs are not scissor friendly! Give me a soft sided squeeze tube any day! 

One thing I love about HelloSkin Shop is their subscribe and save offer! You can get up to 10% off your first two subscribed purchases if you subscribe to purchase the same product again. If you’re a creature of habit this is a great way to save on your favourites. You can specify when they renew your order and deliver too, so you’re guaranteed never to be left without your skincare saviour! 

What are your must haves when it comes to silky smooth skin?

Until next time, 

*Products kindly peovided by HelloSkin Shop. All thoughts and opinions are 110% my own. For more information, see my disclaimer policy here.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Gino D’Acampo - My Restaurant - Liverpool

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

Every now and again I get a little too excited about new restaurants and bars opening up around the city and as soon as the billboard for Gino’s place went up, the countdown to the opening began! Restaurant, Prosecco bar, deli, open kitchen, Summer terrace, private dining rooms and a members games room with it’s own cocktail bar, is there anything this place doesn’t have to offer the city of Liverpool?

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

I headed along with some of my favourite faces, Jackie, Hollie and Antonia, to check out exactly what Gino was brining to our fair city and of course, hit up that Prosecco bar…oh, and try the food! (Priorities eh?). 

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

After being handed a lovely glass of bubbles on the door - something they do for every guest who walks in - we headed down into the underbelly of the Grade II Listed former HSBC bank, into the old vaults to be exact, into what has been renovated and named The Bullion Room, one of their signature private dining spaces. The Bullion Room is a real crowd pleaser, able to seat and cater for 30 - 35 people, with no booking deposit, it offers some seriously secluded and seriously fun dining experiences. The first half of the room is the members games room, with pool tables, fussball, table tennis and pinball, the second, behind the old vault gates, is the dining room with it’s own bar. 

With much talking, mingling, picture taking and a special message from our lad Gino to get the night going, we moved on to the first order of business, the prosecco tasting. Boasting one of the most extensive prosecco bars in the city, they sure know how to get a night in Liverpool started. There really is something for everyone when it comes to Prosecco, and I couldn’t believe how many different varieties they had on offer - I didn’t even think Prosecco went beyond a white or a rose version! With varying price points there’s a bubbly for everyone!

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

As we slurped sipped our bubbles, we nibbled on a Fantastico sharing platter, a collection of parma ham, salami napoli, buffalo ricotta, sun dried tomatos, breads and more. The various cured hams and salami were by far my favourites, all sourced from Italy itself, I genuinely felt like I was slipping into holiday mode! 

We were then treated to a wine master class with food pairings from their new Autumn menu (coming very soon). I don’t know about you but my wine knowledge goes like this - red with steak, white with everything else, rose if I have no choice…end. Turns out, theres a great big wonderful world of wines out there and you really can taste the difference between the regions (yup, all those places and numbers on the bottles actually mean something!). I also learned, the hard way, that there is a reason you’re not supposed to try and finish every glass they put in-front of you during a tasting session….

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

As for the food, this is what I had been waiting to get stuck into! We started off with Arancine of crispy mushroom risotto balls, buffalo mozzarella, tomato and red pepper sauce. Mmm. MMM. Perfectly moorish morsels that I could have eaten by the truck load. 

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

The Real Neapolitan Pizza, topped with Italian sausage, friarielli, buffalo mozzarella and chilli. The friarielli looked and tasted like a richer spinach and as pizza goes, well, the Italians really know how to do it best!

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

Linguine with fresh crab, with chilli and lemon zest. I’m not really a huge seafood fan but this was just delicious, like really really I’m-not-sharing-this-with-anyone delicious. I made sure I kept that plate nearby! 

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

Risotto with Italian Sausage and Spicy ‘Nduja with radicchio, peas, white wine and pecorino cheese. Officially, I can never cook risotto again because it will never taste as good as this did! Every mouthful was packed with flavour, it was super creamy and went down a treat. 

Honestly, when I go back (because DUH, how could I not?) I have no idea what I will order. it was all just so so good. Sometimes I worry about these famous chef places, I worry the food won’t live up to the calibre of the chef and you’ll pay over the odds for sub-parr pasta with a celebrity name attached to it. There is nothing sub-par here! You will easily believe that you have stepped off the streets of Liverpool and straight under the sun of Naples. The flavours, the service, there is nothing this place doesn’t offer or can’t cater for!

Huge thank you to Gino’s for having me and I can’t wait to come back!

ginos my restaurant liverpool review

Have you checked out a Gino’s restaurant yet?

Until next time, 


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Currently Watching #9

netflix binge ideas

It’s finally happening, the nights are getting darker, the leaves crunchier and the need for an extra layer or two is swiftly upon us. As much as I love being out in the Autumn/Winter, I can’t deny I love the hibernation it brings too. And with hibernation comes the need for entertainment and so, here’s what I’ve been currently watching to get my hibernation going!

Great British Bake Off v2.0

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t expecting to actually like the new show but, well, it’s not all that new is it? Nothing bar the presenters have changed and the bakers, as always, have thawed my would-be frozen heart. It’s exactly like watching this original BBC version only the ad breaks are annoying - but at least we can pee/make a brew during the bake off now!

Narcos season 3

Ah I loved season 2 so much I didn’t realise I hadn’t even finished it! Oops! But we did last night so now it’s straight on to season 3! I’ve loved the show so far so can’t wait to see where the post-Pablo tale takes us next!

Reign season 2

I feel like I’ve mentioned this young and trendy period drama already but it took me a while to work through season 1. It’s brilliant background TV and such an easy watch, with the odd storyline really pulling me in. I also love the soundtrack, especially when they re-do a modern song with a period twist. If nothing else, every dress our lovely Mary wears is beyond swoon worthy, oh to have access to that wardrobe department!

The Prestige

I cannot, CANNOT believe I have never seen this film before! Like, why didn’t anyone tell me how bloody amazing it is? Not only is it a fabulous cast but it had a storyline that had me completely enthralled from start to finish (I didn’t scroll through my phone once!). And Bowie as Tesla?! Who kept this is a secret from me for so long? Naughty!

The Defenders

Must admit, I didn’t think I was going to like this one. Out of all the main cast, Daredevil is the only reason I wanted to watch it! But I’ve got to admit, it kept me entertained and it turned out pretty good. Iron Fist does my head in, that has yet to change and Luke Cage was more annoying than I remember but for Daredevil and even Jessica Jones, it’s well worth a watch!

The Other Boelyn Girl

An oldie but a goodie, this popped up on my recommended and I had to give it a re-watch. The book is by far one of my favourites by Phillipa Gregory (and better than the film adaptation IMO) but the film is an easy watch. Everything moved a bit quick and it’s much less focused on Henry/Anne which is a nice change from the tales usually told around this time period. Another brilliant cast too!


If there’s a show I seriously binged on recently, Outlander season 2 was it. As much as I loved season 1, season 2 just had be spellbound and on the edge of my seat. I don’t think I’ve loved a fictional couple as much as I love Jamie and Claire and with season 3 getting ready to start, I genuinely cannot imagine what terrors and tortures our beloved time-parted lovers are going to face! Another can’t scroll through my phone when watching tv-show!

American Horror Story - Cult

I am terrified. Genuinely, hand on heart terrified of the new season, and no, that’s not of Evan’s blue silly string hair. It has taken me a lifetime to get over my fear of clowns and suffice to say, it’s took less than an hour for that fear to come right on back! There are not enough lights I can put on that makes this any more of a comfortable watch right now! 

What have you been watching from under the covers?

Until next time,

Monday, 11 September 2017

7 Things to expect at your first wedding fair

what to expect at a wedding fair

This past weekend saw Saloca head off into Wedding-land, taking my Mum along to our first wedding fair. So far, I’ve not done any planning outside of Pinterest and let’s be honest, aren’t wedding fairs just Pinterest IRL? 

I had zero idea of what to expect, but I was excited, I had my free bride ticket in one hand and the other was waiting for the prosecco! If, like me, you’re a bride-to-be (or day dreaming about your own someday-big-day) with zero idea about what to expect with your first soiree into the wedding world, here’s 7 things you can expect at your first wedding fair!

Information overload

Every single stall we even blinked next too gave us things. Tote bags, price lists, brochures, information packs, mailing lists, pens, cookies (those where my favourite stands FYI). I expected to pick up a couple of bits but, wow, pretty sure I dragged half a forest of supplies home with me! There are clearly things I should have said no to but at the time, everything was pink and sparkly and screamed wedding, I got a little carried a way! Make sure you take a bag as only one stall had a tote bag for us to put things into, and feel free to say no!

Question time

The ladies and gents working these stalls do this for a living and chances are, this is your first time stepping into the wonderful world of weddings. They know exactly what to ask, I actually ended up feeling a little bad for not having all the answers for them. The more information you can give them, the more accurate a price you can discuss. That being said, turn it around and use their industry knowledge to your advantage. I started telling vendors that I was a newbie bride with no clue, some were genuinely so lovely, and helpful, the sales pitch long forgotten and tips and tricks being shared. Some, not so helpful, but in those cases, take the free Haribo and run!

Don’t judge a bride by their coat

One vendor, who shall not be named, almost broke my little bridal heart. There’s a local venue I have been desperate to check out, it’s a complete in my wildest dreams venue, a million miles out of my budget, but hey, a bride can dream can’t she? We made a beeline for their stand only to be met with an immediate attitude, a long, slow, judgemental look up and down and, “You do know our packages start from…” as a greeting. Kill these people with kindness, then proceed to bitch about them with other vendors, this made us feel much better! 

Take advantage of the services on offer on the day

Hands down, the highlight of the afternoon had to be getting my engagement ring cleaned as we discussed wedding bands with a vendor. It’s only been two months since it came out of the box but the difference was amazing! It’s back to being extra sparkly and even more eye catching! So many vendors were offering services, from taste tests to brow shaping and filling, ring cleaning and more. Take advantage and make the most of what they’re offering! 

what to expect at a wedding fair

Set up a folder or separate email address

You will sign up for a million and one mailing lists on the day, so be prepared to be inundated with emails from vendors making enquiries and passing on additional information. I’ve set up a separate folder on my emails to put these into, but with hindsight, I wish I had set up an entirely new email address - I know for a fact I put my email down for things I’m not interested in. If there’s any information you want specific to your wedding, ask them to send it on! We mentioned a venue to one photographer who said he had photographed there but had no work with him to show, so I asked him if he could send along some shots from the venue. Venues are going to be selective with the images they display, so if you can find a photographer who has worked that particular place, ask to see as many images as possible! 

Take a break

Not only are you on your feet for hours, carting around brochures and price lists, but your head is bound to be battered with more unanswered questions and new ideas. Take a break! Step outside the venue if you can, making sure to ask how to get back in, you might need a handstamp or wristband. Go away, discuss, then head back in for round two. You might have had an epiphany over a brew and realise theres something you forgot to ask a vendor your really interested in. Now’s your chance to head back in and chat with them.

Pick and choose

Don’t feel as though you have to stop at every stall. If there’s a venue miles out of your area, or you already have your dress, save yourself some time and just hit up the stands that have what your looking for. I’m pretty sure we won’t need wedding cars, so I didn’t bother getting any information this time around, and I won’t be having an ice sculpture so just kept walking. Not only do you not want to waste your time, or the vendors time, but other brides and grooms time too. If a vendor was chatting I kept walking and made a point of going back when they were free. 

what to expect at a wedding fair

Have you been to a wedding fair yet? How did you find it? 

Until next time, 

Monday, 4 September 2017

13 things that happen when you get engaged!

what happens after you get engaged

I am an engaged lady. And I am grinning like an idiot as I type this. Engaged. Me! He put a ring on it during our trip to Berlin and I have had nothing but wedding bells on the brain. I always thought getting engaged would be pretty exciting, but it turns out a lot of unexpected things happen as soon as you know you’ll be slipping into something borrowed, something blue. 

Here’s 13 things that will happen to you when you get engaged!

You suddenly become very conscious of the hairs on your finger.
Not going to like, I have zoomed in on a couple of ring pics to see if any of those pesky hairs stand out! Let’s face it, we’re all a little hairy, it’s natural, but it’s ridiculous how conscious one ring makes you of au natural fingers! 

Your nails get more attention than your brows.
People are only going to be looking at one thing, and that’s the ring, and what’s your ring on? Your finger - which has nails! Don’t let your ring down by having chipped polish and never ending cuticles. Grab a file and some moisturiser and get down to business.

what happens after you get engaged

You pop a lot of prosecco.
At one point I felt like a walking bottle with my head as the cork ready to pop over the next glass. Don’t get me wrong, I love my prosecco, but oh the bubbles! 

Every outing post-engagement becomes a celebration - even a trip to the Tesco.
Yes, I have treated myself to things in the Tesco with the excuse that we’re celebrating our engagement so of course, I need another bag of Flipz and box of cheeky Pop Tarts. You have a better excuse than blogging right now to treat yourself, so use it!

You will loose at least one nights sleep convinced you have lost your ring.
First night wearing the ring, I was convinced someone was coming into the hotel room to take the ring. I also kept waking up thinking they had succeeded and fumbled in the dark to check it was still on my finger!

And you will have at least one lost ring related nightmare.
Diamonds are strong but dreams are stronger! I’ve had at least two nightmares so far about busting the ring, usually chipping it or cutting it in half on a wall - I woke up from one of these nightmares wondering if I could go out and buy a replacement ring before the Mr noticed I had broke the original!

what happens after you get engaged

The first day you forget to put your ring on will be one of the longest of your life.
I almost went home on my lunch break to get my ring, I was just that paranoid that not being attached to my finger meant it was off into the ether never to be seen again. I also kept forgetting I had forgot to put it on, so would suddenly not see it on my finger and go into a blind panic for a few seconds! I swear, that day gave me a wrinkle!

Pinterest takes on a whole new level of obsession. 
Table decorations, dresses, balloons, invites, budgets, DIY projects, how to store your cards after the event. You name it, you can wedding-ify it and Pin in! I'm easily on my Pinterest a couple of times a day looking for inspiratin and drooling over dresses

Every place you go, you assess it’s wedding venue potential. 
The lighting, the views, the backdrops, I swear I stood in the queue in Starbucks and wondered if we pushed all the tables and chairs back, how much space would we have for dancing?

You can’t take a picture without getting your new bling in shot.
I'm like a kid with a new toy and if I have a chance to show off my engagement ring you can bet on it that I will. It's not my fault it's so photogenic

You get sad when you realise there’s nobody new to tell and show your ring off to.
And ridiculously excited when you stumble across someone you haven't seen in a while. You will never tire of telling your engagement story, that's for sure.

Buying your first fiancé card is exciting.
It's almost like you have levelled up and this whole new world of cards is opened up to you. I'm still excited about getting my first fiance card....if he remembers

It is now acceptable to pull out your Monica inspired wedding planner. 
Because really, who doesn't have one? I've always had little ideas here and there about the kind of wedding I would like, the music, the flowers, the dress, who doesn't? At least now it's slightly more acceptable to babble on about it and be totally open about all your wedding dreams! 

what happens after you get engaged

Are you engaged? Have you had any of these thoughts and feelings? Any tips to share with me? 

Until next time,