2018 Reflection! ๐ŸŒŸ

2018 was filled with lots of love, happiness, and craziness. So many memories and fun things we did so I want to take a moment and look back on every month and write down something I did! And these might be some little things, but they’re good memories to look back on because I have a hard time remembering stuff! โค

January:

  • I rang in the new year as an engaged lady
  • We closed on our new home
  • Officially started buying renovation supplies for the house
  • Started my last semester of college
  • Tore down a wall in our house (for the first time) and it was super fun
  • Made a famous soup recipe from The Spaghetti Factory and it wasย ๐Ÿ”ฅ
  • Started officially taking my blog seriously and committing time to it (I started in December of 2017, but just created one)
  • Got my bridal shower invitations made, printed out, and sent out to people

February:

  • Bought a really cute pink purse combo (huge step because I only buy black purses so having a different color was new to me)
  • Saw Aleksandra Prijovic live in concert
  • Struggled with my finance classes (lol)
  • Booked my last appointment to take my braces off
  • Took my niece and nephew to Sky Zone and went to eat after – my nephew drank soda and was so hyper
  • Completed the tiles in the bathroom
  • Talked about our wedding and looked for wedding venues
  • Moved the gym from his parents basement into our garage

March:

  • Took our niece to the movies to watch Peter Rabbit (such a good movie)
  • Painted our house
  • Put a new tub, toilet, and sink in our bathrooms
  • Someone stole our AC system outside at our new house (assholes)
  • Father in law got the kids new bunnies (we made sure to not attach ourselves to them otherwise we would take them home lol)
  • Added the flooring into our house
  • Got my braces off!!!!!
  • My dad left his power tool in one of the houses he sold so he was sad until they let him get it back lol
  • Went to Chicago with Ado and Nejla for a weekend (end of March, beginning of April)
    • They took us to a place called Steak 52 I think and it was super expensive but such a cool experience
    • Got drunk from a fish bowl at Sugar Factory
    • Visited the Nutella Factory in Chicago for the first time
    • Had a mimosa for brunch for the first time

April:

  • Tore all the walls off in the basement
  • Made bosnian bread for the first time in a long time and it was delicious
  • Mirhad fell down the stairs in his basement and now has a huge scar on leg (lmao)
  • Started looking at furniture for our house
  • Had Husko’s chili for the first time (the best)
  • Made my party favors for the bridal shower and other decorations
  • Passed my second kidney stone – worst pain ever
  • Looked for my graduation outfit
  • Got my makeup done by my bff for my bridal shower
  • Had my bridal shower!!
  • Elma bought a snapchat geo filter made just for my shower โค
  • Opened up gifts at home with the families instead of at the shower, it was more fun this way and my nephew had a blast trying to open all of the gifts before me
  • Put in our kitchen cabinets
  • Sanela’s fam bought us a TV
  • We picked the granite top for the kitchen
  • Dad installed a new door, but had to knocked down some of the wall to do it
  • Furnished our living room
  • Bought a bed set
  • Planted my first flowersย ๐ŸŒท

May:ย 

  • Searched for my Mosque wedding dress
  • Entered my last month of college
  • Had my graduation party (earlier bc we wanted to also celebrate my dads and sister birthdays)
  • Mirhad went to Boston for a couple of days
  • Went bike riding in Forest Park
  • Granite top was added to our kitchen
  • Ordered a graduation cap topper from Etsy and got it in the mail right before graduation
  • Got our kitchen completed including the appliances
  • Graduated college!!!
  • Got married a couple days later โค
  • Mirhad walked the stage at his graduation, but actually just now graduated a couple days ago
  • My niece graduated pre-school, had a mini graduation
  • Went to Colorado with Mirhad, Ermin, Sanela, and Anel and had lots of fun
  • Mirhad had his eye surgery

June:

  • We bought a puppy!
  • My sister went to a college prep camp for 2 weeks
  • We got a dining room set finally
  • Mirhad and Omer killed a wasps nest by our door
  • Celebrated our first Bajram as a married couple
  • Mirhad drove 4 hours to pick up our puppy
  • Had lots of fun, snuggles, and struggles with our pup and ended up having to give him away 2 weeks later
  • I started my new job
  • Went to a family picnic in St. James and fished

July:

  • Mirhad was trimming the bushes in front of our house and accidentally trimmed the extension cord as well
  • Celebrated 4th of July in the park we’ve been going to for 3 years now
  • Went canoeing in Forest Park

August:

  • Celebrated my birthday and went home earlier from work
  • Went to Dallas, TX for my birthday weekend
  • Tried Texas BBQ for the first time
  • Went swimming on a rooftop pool
  • Sat in a Tesla for the first time
  • Made my fall wreath
  • Went to a Card’s game
  • Made a coffee bar
  • Surprised my nephew with a birthday cupcake and a mini trampoline

September:

  • Attended one of my best friends brothers wedding
  • Chilled on a hammock with Mirhad and ate fruit
  • Ate a spongebob ice cream
  • Attended another friends wedding
  • Went on our trip to Seattle, San Fran, Yosemite, and Vegas
  • Celebrated Mirhad’s birthday in the West Coast

October:

  • Decorated pumpkins and put them in front of the house
  • Got a patio set
  • Took some photos in a pumpkin patch
  • Tried a pumpkin spiced latte for the first time ever
  • Watched our friends get engaged
  • Surprised Zana with a baby shower
  • Searched for fall leaves in every park and took lots of pics
  • Had a picnic in Forest Park

November:

  • Put up my Christmas tree
  • Had our first sleepover with my niece and nephew
  • Dyed my hair dark brown
  • Heard a car crash into the river by our house (scary)
  • Parked our car in the garage for the first time (after it was all cleaned out)
  • First snow at this house
  • Had Friendsgiving at our friends house
  • Got this super cute purse from my hubs

December:

  • Celebrated my nieces 6th birthday
  • Got to meet baby Adnan
  • Got Mirhad Airpods for his New Years present
  • 2 of my bff’s graduated college
  • Went to Chicago for a weekend to see the lights
  • Finished wrapping all presents and put them under the tree

And now as this year is about to wrap up, I wish everyone a very happy and safe New Years! Hoping for lots of happiness, love, and adventures in 2019! โค

 

Wednesday May 23, 2018 ๐ŸŒฟ

Good morning!

I’m fasting today even though I didn’t wake up to eat this morning, but it’s okay. I have a long day ahead of me, so much to do and we leave in 17 hours!!! I need to start packing probably right now, but I haven’t decided whether or not I want to do it before the graduation or after… I guess I can do a little bit before and then a little bit after!

-Update..

I ended up only packing some of my makeup items, but I’m going to pack clothes and shoes after and that’s pretty much it. Besides the chargers and stuff like that, there’s nothing else really. Only thing would be is to go buy some snacks for the road so we aren’t spending too much money at the gas stations. I still need to download Waze on my phone so I’ll probably go do that right now!

So I was able to put my hair in a bun this morning!!!! Like the fancy bun though, not a random no effort one (I can barely do those lol) but OMG I thought my hair was way too short to be able to do this, but somehow I made it work! YASSSS! Now I can do that to my hair when I have somewhere to go but don’t feel like styling it! So I’m really excited for that hahahaha.

But yeah, I’m gonna go maybe pack some more and find an outfit for today, see ya! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Thursday May 17, 2018 ๐ŸŒฟ

Hello!!!! โคย 

I am finally back! SO MUCH has happened since I last blogged on May 1st.. can’t believe it’s been 17 days since I last blogged. Life has been so busy, it’s like ever since May hit, everything went crazy. So some highlights of May:

  • I passed that hard class I was worried aboutย 
  • I graduated college
  • I got married
  • I moved into my new homeย 

So yeah it’s been a crazy 17 days! Let’s start from the beginning. So, Mirhad went to Boston to visit Irhad on May 6th for about 5 days. I missed him a lot, but I had so much to do to keep me busy. I spent a lot of that time getting the house ready. I think he deff missed me more tho lol, it was so weird seeing him when I picked him up @ the airport because I literally didn’t see his face for 5 days. My last exam was super hard, it was so difficult to study for because my brain was already done with school as soon as I finished my micro exam the week before lol. It was a tough one, but Adisa and I made it!! Anyways, right when he came back our bed got delivered so the people from Weekend’s Only put it together (thank you bc it was so complicated). After that, we went to go pick out a mattress which was able for pick up the next day. That Saturday (the 12th) was my graduation. Here’s some pics from that day!

It was sweet of everyone to come out and support me โค I felt so loved! After graduation, I spent the next 3 days moving my stuff into the house.. which took FOREVER. Moving out is harder than it seems. I didn’t realize I had so much stuff packed into my room, well not that much stuff it’s just that I have a lot of clothes and things like that so I had to go back and forth. Next time, I’m deff going to buy more storage bins so I don’t have to make multiple trips.ย 

Yesterday (the BEST day of them all) was when we got officially married at the courthouse!!!! As of yesterday at 1 pm, I am a married woman. It’s so crazy! I mean nothing really changed besides the fact that I get to live with my best friend, I feel the same, we act the same, and I’m just excited for all of the fun things we can do in the future! I also have some pictures of yesterday.

It was a very long, but rewarding day. Mirhad went straight to sleep after we came back and I went back to my moms so I can pack some more stuff that I left. We fasted yesterday because it was the first day of Ramadan, so I made food later that night for Iftar, it was yummy! ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Need to update on some house pictures and some decorations I have up, but first I need to organize everything because there is boxes everywhere that we haven’t unpacked yet. So yeah, I’m loving the new house. It’s great and it’s feeling very cozy. I’m grateful for everyone in my life who has helped me and who has been there for me on this crazy ride!ย 

All of my countdowns have passed and the only one that’s left is our trip to Colorado!!ย 7 more days woohoo!!! Mountains, here I come!!!! โค โค I cannot wait, seriously I am so ready to get a change of scenario and to relax a little bit before I start working which is also coming up in the beginning of June. I cannot wait to visit all of these places, I was also thinking about making a trip out to Utah maybe visit one of their national parks.ย 

That’s it for now.. bye! ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย 

Tuesday May 1, 2018 ๐ŸŒท

Good morning!

It’s MAY!!! Wow… it’s already May! Time really does fly fast and so does life. 4 years ago I graduated high school and in exactly 12 days, I will be graduating college.. wow. College was annoying, difficult, boring, fun, exciting, and in a way I will miss it. I won’t miss the exams and quizzes, but I will miss going to school with my best friend every day and just messing around and having fun, being careless about our surroundings, and laughing in class when we aren’t supposed to. When I look back on it, there wasn’t a time in class where me and Adisa didn’t mess around or send each other funny things and just start cracking up. Or if we’re both tired we just look at each other dozing off and start cracking up. I think if I didn’t go to school with Adisa, college would have been super boring, but I am SO glad that I had my best friend right by my side. And something I’m looking forward to even more is working with her full-time at our new company. From high school, through college, and now starting our first job together. So glad my best friend is here with me experiencing it all. And of course, my other best friend, my baby, was there through it all. I’m glad he had his own experiences and that he went to the college he wanted to. In the beginning, I was sad that we wouldn’t be going to the same school anymore, but I think it was a good thing for us to go to different colleges. I think it made us miss each other even more (sometimes LOL) and it really made us grow.ย Cheers to new beginnings!ย 

Right now, I am enjoying a cup of coffee and after I am going to make myself breakfast. Then I have class later on and after class me and Adisa will be working on our problem set that’s due Thursday! Our last day of micro and our exam is tomorrow!!! Not really ready for it, but I’ll study some more today.ย 

Also happy May 1st!!!ย ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒท

That’s all for now, see ya!

April 29, 2018 – Sunday!

GOOD MORNING!!

Happy happy Sunday! Wish it could be one of those lazy Sundays, but we have lots of work to do!! Yesterday we bought our bed, two desks, and two chairs for our office. We picked up one table and chair yesterday and the rest we have to pick up today. The desk is so hard to put together, so I am not looking forward to the next one lol. Also, we got a king bed and I’m praying it fits into our room hahaha. Should’ve probably measured it before we picked oneย ๐Ÿ˜ย 

Currently ATM I am drinking coffee and probably going to watch a show until I’m done with my coffee.. might watchย This is Usย because it has been a while. So this weekend has been busy overall and we have done a lot in the house. Put in our living room furniture, put up our TV, called for internet (YASS), and put in our carpet. This one guy is going to finish our granite countertop in the kitchen in the next 2 weeks and that’s the final step. What’s left is to basically furnish the house and clean up the outside of it like power washing the siding, cleaning the garage out, and planting flowers. Little things like that which we have been wanting to do for a while now, but since it wasn’t nice outside until this month we had to put it off.

I have a test this Wednesday so I need to start studying for it tomorrow or today if possible and then next Thursday (May 10th), I have my last exam for financial management yessss! I’m so happy and excited to almost be done! Then soon after that, life officially starts (outside of school). Can’t believe that soon I will be living in my own home ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Countdown Clock:

  • 13ย days until graduation
  • 17 days until we’re married
  • 25 days until Colorado trip

Ah, I can’t wait, especially for that trip!!! Of course I’m excited for everything else that comes before that, but I haven’t been on a trip since October and I really love heading out for a little bit and getting a change.

But yeah, that’s about it. I have to go work on the house! See ya!ย 

Tuesday April 24, 2018 ๐ŸŒฟ

Good morning!

Happy Tuesday!! It was a busy weekend and pretty much for the next month it’ll be very busy. So I had my bridal shower and I had SO MUCH FUN!! I’m so glad I was able to spend it with my friends and family. We took a lot of photos and had so much fun with the photo booth and the props. In the end, we took a group photo of the people who didn’t leave after they ate and it’s adorable.. we all held up random funny props. My sister in law has them on her camera so I’m just waiting for her to send them to me. I do have lots of pictures my friends took though, so I am going to upload those too ๐Ÿ™‚

After the bridal shower, Mirhad and I, my parents, my sister, Irfan, Mirhad’s parents and sister, my niece and nephew, and Sanela all went to our new house and opened up presents. It was so much more fun opening them at home with family because I didn’t have to awkwardly take pictures with the guests holding up the presents. I liked it this way so much better. Time also passed by so fast during the shower that we wouldn’t even have had time to do it. We ended up playing 3 games – musical chairs, the toilet paper wedding dress, and this game where you have 15 balloons and each balloon has a date in it and if you got the date we started dating you won a prize. It was funny to see everyone popping the balloons on the floor hahaha. So whoever won got a nice present ๐Ÿ™‚ I had a lot of fun and we ended up having 3 cars full of presents, it was crazy! So I will be making a separate post about my shower and then when I get the professional pics I’ll make another one ๐Ÿ™‚

Yesterday we got the kitchen for the house!!! My parents are putting it together today and a lot of it was done yesterday as well. Soon we have to go pick out a granite top and that’s pretty much it. Saturday our furniture comes and it is soooooo cute!! It’s going to look so good in the living room ๐Ÿ˜€ This is what we picked out:

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So it is that exact color and we got the glass table too! I think it’s going to look good with the carpet I got a while back. Can’t wait to see it in the living room officially. We got this set from Weekends Only! We still have to go shopping for a dining room table set and a bedroom set as well. We are going to go look at office desks so we can get the office going.

We also booked a trip to Colorado in May so I am so excited, I cannot wait to see the beautiful mountains โค It’ll be nice to get a fresh breathe of that mountain air after this ridiculous semester. We are going with Mirhad, my brother, Anel, and Sanela. 2 other people might join, but if they don’t we’re still going. Anel and my brother have never went so I can’t wait to show them everything. I was thinking about inviting my parents and Sanela’s parents to go if the other 2 can’t make it because it would be so much fun. I start work sometime in June I still have to figure out what date exactly. About to make those travel posts again heyyyyyy! For now, I am counting down the days!!!

My graduation party is in 2 weekends, so I’m excited to just chill with everyone again. This one won’t be as stressful, I just have to clean up the backyard hahah. It’s also going to be for my dads and sisters birthday (early) so it’ll be 3 celebrations in one. So at least I can say what’s up to everyone, eat, and then go to my living room and hangout with my friends!

But yeah, I have class in an hour and 30 mins so I’m going to go grab a snack and start making my bridal shower post!

See ya!! ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Saturday April 14, 2018 ๐ŸŒฟ

GOOD MORNING!

I made it through that awful week… that test was literal torture. I couldn’t even finish it how I wanted to ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Oh well.. we’ll see what I get, I’m really hoping for a good grade because I worked hard to study for it and I really knew my stuff! Anyways, I’m glad that’s over with until the next test. I’m going to still keep working hard in that class and micro as well so I can get good grades!ย 

Countdowns:

  • 8 days until BRIDAL SHOWER
  • 28 days until GRADUATION
  • 32 days until WE’RE MARRIED

So yeah… things are approaching quick! I still have to go find a dress by next weekend so hopefully I can find something cute at Windsor, probably my only good bet with finding a really cute dress, but we’ll see.ย 

Today, I’m going to work on the house to finish some stuff up. Sanela will come help too so it’ll be fun. Tonight we’re going to some soccer match with Ermin and Dzenana, I don’t really care for soccer, but it’ll probably be fun.ย 

I might go grocery shopping before we go work on the house with my mom because we were supposed to go yesterday and didn’t have time.ย 

Also, I miss Mirhad, so Mirhad when you see this, I miss you lol. It’s been too long since I saw you yesterdayย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ย it’s been like over 24 hours soooo…..ย ๐Ÿ˜‚ย see you soon?ย ๐Ÿ˜˜

Didn’t get to blog a lot this week so my goal is to blog a lot this coming week. After next week I think my last micro test is coming up (April 30th I believe) and then that class is over!!!!! And I’m left with ONE till graduation… of course the hardest one, but I’m thankful it’s only one. May will be one busy busy month. I’m also looking to possibly go on vacation in May for 5-7 days before I start working because there’s a 100% chance I won’t go on vacation this summer and that’s okay so it would be nice to go before!ย 

Just found a post where it talks about 10 things you need to do before your blog turns one and I think I’m going to do some of those for sure, they’re good ideas! So deff will look into that.ย 

But yeah, that’s it for now, see ya! ๐Ÿ™‚