Monday, August 31, 2015

Wedding Prep 06.20.15


Let's look at some wedding photos, shall we?

The day was Saturday, June 20, 2015 and I woke up excited and ready to get married. 
My bridesmaids and flower girls all came over to finish getting ready together and my photographer came over to document the entire thing (and our 2nd photographer went to be with the boys while they got ready).

I have wanted to wear my mom's wedding dress since I was a little girl, and I could not have been happier that I was able to make that dream come true and we were able to alter it so that it was perfect and everything I could have wanted!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Something Saturdays (8/29/15)

I am a lucky lucky lady! I got sent some fantastic, all natural, beauty products from Maple Holistics! I'm already in love with the shampoo and the dead sea mask was amazing (hehe mud masks are fun!)-I can't wait to try the clay mask! (I was not required to post a review and all opinions are mu own!)

This week has just been full of work and getting things done! Pretty dull stuff, but good :)

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Something Saturdays (8/22/15)

Well this is probably the most boring Something Saturday post ever. Nothing really happened...I've just been working and running around getting stuff done. And dealing with wedding photos. That I will be sharing with all of you very soon!! In the meantime...enjoy the one thing I instagrammed this week: :P And some movies/tv talk.

Oh! And we found out my brother's job assignment and day that he leaves for Airforce basic training--he's going to be a fusion analyst (so it's intelligence and was one of his top 2 picks-since he eventually wants to maybe go FBI) and he leaves December 29. So he'll be here for Christmas :)

Movies/TV Talk (assume there'll be spoilers)
Ant-Man: I saw this with Michael and my brother, Josh and we actually really liked it! Luis (Michael Pena) was hilarious, I loved Antony, and Paul Rudd was great, as always.

Wet Hot American Summer-First Day of Camp: More Paul Rudd! Lol it was very silly and very funny. And they made some jokes/references to the fact that like all the actors are much older than teens. I adored Chris Pine in it and a lot of the twists they made were very clever. was hard to ignore how much heavier Coop (Michael Showalter) is....I'll just assume he became ill and lost a bunch of weight before the end of camp...

Outlander: I've been reading the books for awhile and omg I LOVED the show. Jamie is so perfect. They cast the perfect guy to play him. I want season 2!

Instagram Latel(a few highlights from this week on Instagram)

Monday, August 17, 2015

Something Saturdays on a Monday (8/17/15)

I....forgot to post this on Saturday. #oops

Yes yes. Truth!

Monday and Tuesday Michael took off work and they were awesome! Monday we ran some errands (and bought a new dryer because our current one...stopped drying) and Tuesday-WE WENT TO THE CLEVELAND ZOO!! the last time we went we had only been dating for about a month so it was so fun to go back. They have an amazing new "African Elephant Crossing" --it's a large area for elephants where they can walk between different parts of their habitat and you are SO close to them! There are 5 of them and they're all adorable and in the their 30's--4 girls (Kallie, Moshi, Matika, and Shega) and a boy (Willie). I LOVED 'EM! They're my favorite animal so it was super exciting. The whole zoo was great and the weather was beautiful and Michael and I had a lovely day :) Then we had to work and stuffs...blechy. Friday night, though, we went out with Michael's friends. Saturday our new dryer was delivered and installed and later on we went to Michael's class reunion (which only had like 5 people show up but we all had a lot of fun!). And Sunday we spent a super fun day with my family at my grandma's pool! :)

We also got the rest of our wedding photos! I'll share them at some point :)

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Something Saturdays (8/8/15)

I am not falling for this, Muppets. I know that this is a storyline on your new TV show so I will not freak out about it. Because I'm sure them getting back together will be a storyline. And I will wait patiently.

Sunday was my mom's family reunion and it was super fun-as always. Then we had a nice couple hours at Michael's brother's farewell barbecue. We got a little extra time with him and his wife on Monday at Michael's mom's and they left for North Carolina this week--Michael is pretty sad about it. But I'm sure they'll be back in 3 years, once Emily is done with her master's program! Then I spent the rest of this week working the PGA event in Akron, and am still doing that today annnnd tomorrow. Blech.

Finally, I just want to say THANK YOU for all of your support about me taking a break from the blog. It really was hard for me to do and I appreciate you so much!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

A break

It is so hard to write this right now. I feel like a failure and I feel frustrated. But...I am floundering right now. I am having the hardest time keeping up with life and catching up on things post-wedding and I know I just took a little time off for the honeymoon and I haven't really been as on top of this blog as I should be since all that wedding stuff so...I'm just going to take a little break to catch up. And then, hopefully, I can come back refreshed and with plenty of awesome and delicious things to share with you guys!

How long will this break be?
I don't know. Not long, I hope. I'd say almost definitely no more than a month? Just enough time for me to catch up a bit! If we're lucky, maybe only a couple weeks will be needed.

Will you still post sometimes?
Yes. There will be Something Saturdays posts at the very least.

But I need my fix of The Cooking Actress! Whatever will I do until you're back and ready for action?
Follow me on Instagram! I'll post lots of stuffs on there!

Any more questions? Ask away! I really hope you can all understand and know how very sorry I am. I can't wait to be able to get back into the swing of all of this very very soon!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Chocolate Covered Potato Chips with Salted Caramel Drizzle

Stop right now! You stop your thoughts of "Ew...chocolate covered potato chips??!" I am here to tell you that no...they are NOT gross. They are absolutely delicious (when done right). Let me tell you a little tale.
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips with Salted Caramel Drizzle
There have been a couple occasions are chocolate covered potato chips were presented to me. They were chips that were very thickly covered in a hunk of milk chocolate. And they were...meh. But I knew they had a greater potential. I knew they just weren't being executed correctly. I LOVE sweet + salty...and that's all this potato chip business is. So I knew that I would make my own chocolate covered potato chips...but I would use a thin layer of DARK chocolate (it gives a much nicer contrast and just tastes better) and add a salted caramel drizzle and sea salt...because...I mean...that just sounded great.
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips with Salted Caramel Drizzle
And so I waited.

I waited for the wedding to be over so I could make something sinful and decadent. I waited to make salted caramel sauce. And that day finally came last week. And so I made them. And they were GOOD. barely taste the potato chip. It's just a little crunchy salty something underneath the rich dark chocolate and heavenly salted caramel. It may sound weird but...try them. You won't regret it. You'll just thank me as you shovel chip after chip into your face. Or fight with your husband over whether or not you or they should eat anymore because WHAT IF YOU EAT THEM ALL AND THEN THEY'RE GONE??!

Oh...maybe that's just at my house...

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Something Saturdays (8/1/15)

Week recap: Saturday we had our "friendception" and it was fun but mildly disappointing. The turn out wasn't as big as expected (I had a total of 1 friend show up, the rest were Michael's) and people weren't really mingling or dancing or anything. But it was still a nice time and it was good to see everyone who came! Sunday morning we had to take Christian to the airport and we missed him immediately-we had such a nice visit! Then Michael and I spent some time with my family. Tuesday was Michael's mom's birthday so we spent some time with her and Michael's siblings (and, earlier that day, I officially changed my name to Kayle Crofford! Woo! Kayle Blogna is still being used for all professional avenues but legally, I'm Mrs. Crofford :P) Wednesday I went to Amish country with Michael's best friend-we had fun shopping and walking around and eating! Thursday Michael hung up our amazing new painting in the living room...and I worked. Friday I worked. And today? WORK. Tomorrow, though, is my family reunion with my mom's side, which is always fun! And after that is a farewell barbecue for Michael's brother and sister-in-law, who are moving to North Carolina. Busy busy busyyy.

In other news--we got a preview of our wedding photos! I cannot wait until we get to see all our pictures, but if you want to see the sneak peek then click here to view them!

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