Today on my channel I’ll be sharing some fun and interesting facts about myself!
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I am sorry I didn’t get the chance to blog on my usual schedule this week, but I have been very busy working on a new project: MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL!
I That’s right- you heard it here first, lovelies… Emily Ryann is officially on YouTube!!!
This is really BIG news that I have been planning on telling you all for some time now, and I feel like now is the right time. I have been praying on this for a while, and I truly believe this is the direction I should go in.
I am extremely excited to start putting out content, and bringing you weekly videos!
I don’t have content up right this moment, but if you subscribe to my channel you’ll get a notification as soon as I upload! (So I hope you do!!!)
My channel will consist of all things lifestyle: hauls, home decor, organization, travel, wedding planning, and MUCH MORE!
So check it out & subscribe!
I can’t wait for you to join me on this new and exciting journey.💗☺️
Do any of you have a YouTube channel? Please LEAVE YOUR LINK in the comments! I want to subscribe & support you!😀
Hello lovelies! Today I’m going to be talking about how I plan my week.
I use a weekly planner from Barnes & Noble. These have proven to be my favorite time and time again! I recommend the hard cover planners with the page corners that tear out so you don’t lose your place.
I also use the Pilot G2 gel pens to write with in my planner and color coordinate my events!
Let’s get into how I plan my week!
Every Sunday I open my planner and check to make sure that everything from the previous week has been accomplished and crossed off.
Since my planner has a purple background, I use my purple pen to write down my everyday personal events! This category includes date nights, family events, doctor appointments, etc.
At the beginning of every school semester I assign each class that I’m taking a certain color pen. As I write down assignments for the week, I am able to keep track of which class is which because of their color! I’ve found color coordinating my planner to be extremely helpful.
Lastly, I write down anything that I need to remember for the week in my reminders/notes section.
As the week goes by I cross off my accomplishments and completed events with a black pen.
This has been the planning method that makes me feel the most prepared and the least stressed!
What do you all do to plan your week? I’d love to hear about it- leave it in the comments below!📚
Hello lovelies! With the recent release of The Incredibles 2 this weekend, (which was fabulous- go see it ASAP) I thought it was perfect timing for the Disney tag! I hope you enjoy!😀
Favorite Animated Disney film?
The Lion King or Lilo and Stitch!🌺
Disney Land or Disney World?
I’ve been to Disneyland once and Disney World twice… and I prefer Disney World!🌎
Favorite Disney character?
Best Disney pet?
Stitch. Is that even a question?
Favorite Disney romance?
Mickey & Minnie- CLASSIC!🖤
Favorite Disney Park?
I love different things about each park, but Hollywood Studios is my favorite I think!🏰
Favorite Disney princess?
Best Disney sidekick?
Pascal or Olaf!☃️
Favorite Disney Pixar movie?
Monsters University or Bugs Life!🐜
Favorite Disney soundtrack?
The Lion King!🦁
Favorite Disney villain?
Maleficent (except she’s not really a villain which is why I like her best)!😈
Any Disney collections?
I collect Disney trading pins and they are the cutest! I get new ones every time I go.😍
I think I may do another Disney tag soon based around DCOMs! What do you guys think?
Also, leave some of your answers to these questions in the comments below! I would love to hear some of your Disney favorites!☺️ XOXO
Hello, lovelies! I’m sorry I didn’t post last Sunday like I normally do… I was enjoying my first bachelorette party!🎉
In my masters program, we have a cohort of about 9 girls and 3 guys. Well out of us 9 girls, 4 of us are getting married! WOO! And my (already married) super thoughtful classmates decided to host a bachelorette weekend for us soon-to-be brides.👰🏼
The game plan was to go “glamping”. Glamping is glamorous camping… A.K.A. air conditioning!!! But you know, sometimes game plans don’t always go as planned. And when life gives you lemons- you make lemonade.🍋
Friday Night we hauled the RV out to the campsite and hooked it all up. We were putting all our stuff inside when we realized the air conditioning was not working?! And it was HOT outside. All of us girls grilled out burgers while we called some people to check out the camper. No one could figure out what was wrong with it. We ate dinner at the campsite and then ultimately decided to go back to the house and continue the party “slumber party style”!
I have to tell you that I was not disappointed about this because I have not had a slumber party in A LONG TIME! We lounged around, drank wine, played some girly board games, and ate tons of food. It was a successful night.
Saturday we woke up and took our time getting ready. The hosts of the party got us the cutest monogrammed t-shirts (brides wore white and everyone else wore black), they also made us wine glasses with our new last names on them, and homemade bug spray! It was all so cute and super appropriate for our weekend festivities.
After we got ready we headed out to lunch. We ate at O’Charley’s and then made our way to this really cool wine festival that was in town. We got to sample tons of different wines and we even took a tour of the cellars to see how it was all made.🍷
When we went got back to the house Saturday evening, I packed my stuff up and headed home.
It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but I had a blast. I am so lucky to have such thoughtful and kind women in my life. Thank you ladies for throwing a bachelorette weekend I’ll never forget!💘💍👯♀️👯♀️👯♀️
Check out my other wedding related posts:
Hello everyone! Today I’m going to share a little bit of insight on my experience with modesty.
I’m going to be completely transparent, here… because no one is perfect. I STILL FALL SHORT!
As a young high school girl, I chose to dress less modest than I should have. I was becoming a woman and trying to figure out who I was. The pressure of fitting in and wearing what was trending was beyond real.
When I graduated from high school my relationship really grew with the Lord. I have always been a Christian, but something changed inside of me (for the better) and since then my life has been different- in the best possible way.
As I actively walked with the Lord, my perspective on things changed. The media I watched, the music I listened to, and even the clothes I wore…
In no way am I trying to shame anyone or point fingers and judge. That is not my job.
I write faith based blogs to share my own personal experiences, and to connect with others who may be touched by these same topics! With that being said, lets get into the main points!👍🏼
Below are some benefits (according to me) of dressing modestly:
You save money!
Most things that are currently trendy (especially now that it’s summer) are not very modest. And because it’s trending, that means it is in high demand, which means: prices go up.💰
You are more comfortable!
Not having to pull your shorts down, or pull your top up and then pull it back down… ugh, it even sounds exhausting.😓
You feel more confident!
A lot of people may rebuttal this statement, because women nowadays are praised to wear less and less. However I believe that you can still be beautiful and feel sexy, while being modest. FACTS! Our bodies are meant to be shared with our husbands/wives. Save your less-clothed confidence for the bedroom!😉
You make better impressions!
No one wants to run into their boss at the grocery store wearing a revealing outfit…. Awkward. ‘Nuff said.😳
You respect yourself, your spouse, and YOUR GOD!
I mean if this point isn’t the icing on the cake, then I don’t know what is!? I am not an object to be gawked at by random men. I am a child of God and I am worth more than that. Know your worth… and then add tax.💖
What are some of your favorite modest styles for summer 2018?!👗
Check out some of my other faith based posts:
They Don’t Compete
This is one of the most important quality that I look for in the friendships that surround me. You want friends in your life who will stand on the sidelines cheering for you, even if they are not in the race themselves. You don’t need someone in your life who is always trying to “one up” you.
They Are Loyal Behind Your Back
Gossip is not great, but it is inevitable. You want friends who will stand up for you, or shut the gossip down before it starts. Anyone can be loyal to your face, but it takes a true friend to be loyal behind your back.
They Are Honest
We all get ahead of ourselves at times. You need a friend who can be honest with you and bring you back down to earth when you are not acting like your normal self. Many people may try to “call you out” or become frustrated and resent you. However, a true friend will confront problems with maturity, unconditional love, and support.
They Are Empathetic
There is a difference between standing outside of the drinking well, telling the person at the bottom that you know what they are going through… and actually climbing in the drinking well with them to go through those things together. Some of the darkest moments in my life became the most eye-opening. I knew who was there for me, because they were empathetic and not sympathetic.
They Make Time
Every relationship needs quality time to build a stronger bond and stay connected. Whether it is 2 hours a week just grabbing dinner together, or taking 10 minutes out of your day to make a phone call… effort is critical. Relationships will not grow if they are not tended to.
They Pray For You
Having friends who will pray for you and pray with you is amazing. You want a friend who listens to your struggles and triumphs, and helps you take those things to the Lord. The power of prayer can move mountains. A friend who truly believes this will change your life.
“A sweet friendship refreshes the soul.” Proverbs 27:9
Take some time to evaluate the friendships in you life… do they refresh your
Hello lovelies! Today I am going to be sharing something a little different with you: an inside look into my weekend! This weekend was extra special because it was Mother’s Day (and my mom is the greatest)- so I am SUPER EXCITED to tell you all about it!
Let’s get into it:
Technically Thursday isn’t a weekend day, but I added it to this post because I had a lot of fun anyways! Thursday morning I woke up at 8AM to go to the gym with Troy. We go to the gym 3 days a week. We had a really nice workout, and then we came back to my house and had lunch outside on the back patio. After that I showered and got ready for work. I was just working a half day on Thursday, which for me is 12PM-4PM. After work I went to my best friend Katie’s house. We hung out for a little bit, went to the mall, and then decided to go get ICE CREAM!!! Ice cream is my guilty pleasure. I got the peanut butter cup flavor from Graters. We sat outside on patio and enjoyed the weather, our ice cream, and each other’s company. When we got back to her house, her mom needed to run some errands to get ready for her little brother’s high school graduation party- so we went with her! We went to the dollar tree and then to Katie’s grandparent’s house. I always enjoy time spend with my friends.
On Friday I worked until 4PM, and then after that I went to Troy’s house. Troy and I made spaghetti for dinner for the whole family! I was a bit worried because that was the first time we had made spaghetti together, but it was really good! While we ate our delicious masterpiece, we cuddled and caught up on all the shows we had recorded throughout the week. It was a really relaxing night at home.
On Saturday, I went to my brother and sister in law’s house. We were going shopping for our mom’s Mother’s Day gift and my dad’s birthday gift (his birthday was the 12th, so we celebrated everything on Sunday). We got gift cards for dad and flowers for mom, I also picked up flowers for Troy’s mom as well! It was SUCH a long process picking out which flowers we wanted to get (we were getting a variety- potted ones and the ones you can plant). We were picky about it, but in the end it was worth it because my mom loved them so much! Once we had gathered all the gifts, the three of us went to lunch together. I love spending time with my siblings.
After lunch, I went over to Troy’s and we got ready for our big putt putt tournament! We had a group of 12 friends who decided to make a putt putt tournament that was as serious as a golfing tournament (just for laughs). We really did take it seriously, though! We dressed up nicely, before we played we stood with our hands over our hearts as someone played the national anthem on a speaker, and we even had a trophy for the winner! Troy ended up winning the tournament, and I placed 7th out of 12. Which I didn’t think was bad considering I was the only girl playing. Mine and Troy’s first putts were back-to-back holes in one! We played 36 holes of putt putt and it was SO hot, but we had a really fun time. After the tournament Troy took me to get cold stone (I told you guys, I really like ice cream) and I got the flavor birthday cake remix… which is my all time favorite ice cream ever.
Troy went to hangout with his friends some more that evening, and I went home and went to bed. I was exhausted!
This morning my parents and Troy and I went to early service at church. The service was all about being a Godly woman, which really spoke to me. After church, Troy and I went to Sunday School. When we left church we got some McDonald’s for Troy, to hold him over until we ate lunch with the family (nobody likes being hangry). We went back to my house for a bit and hung out with my mom, and then my whole family met at my brother and sister in law’s house. We gave birthday/Mother’s Day gifts, and we had lunch together.
When we finished up with my family we went to Troy’s house and spent some time with his family. I’m not too sure the exact time that the festivities ended today, because Troy and I fell asleep! We must have been really tired from all the excitement!
Now I’m back home… in my bed… writing this blog. I had a really great weekend. I’m glad I got to share it with all of you.
How did you all celebrate your Mother’s Day weekend?!
P.S. Happy Mother’s Day to the most beautiful person I know. You are everything I strive to be. God has truly given me more than I deserve. I have the best mother and friend that I could ever ask for. I love you, mom… as constant as the stars above.
More about my awesome mom:
Hello lovelies! Today I am going to be sharing with you some financial advice.
Whatever your financial situation may be, these tips below are here to help you minimize your spending and save more money!
Look for Deals
Items you want to purchase will ALWAYS go on sale, or their will be a coupon that comes out, or another store will sell it at a cheaper price! Just be patient. Also, before you purchase something, check to see if Amazon has a better deal (or if that store price-matches).
Wait for the Weekend
When all the bills are paid and you have some “fun money” left over- WAIT FOR THE WEEKEND! If you spend it all during the week, you will be pretty bored come Friday and Saturday night. My suggestion is to cook at home as much as you can during the week, stay in and watch movies, have a game night, etc. Save your leftover money for the weekend to use on dinner dates, going to the theatre, bowling with friends, etc.
Have an Accountability Partner
Now that I have a joint bank account with my fiance, I wouldn’t have it any other way! I am able to make more conscious decisions when I spend because I know it’s not just “my money” I’m spending. We also set goals for ourselves (and saving up for a house is one of them!!!). I truly believe this has helped me save A LOT.
Set a Budget
Come up with a budget that works for you. There are tons of budget ideas and printables on Pinterest! Start with the necessities that need to be paid, and then work your way down the list. Ask yourself if you could live without it. Mold and shape your budget according to your needs and lifestyle.
Wait Until the Holidays
All year long I make a list on the notes in my phone of things that I would like to buy and then I wait for Christmas to roll around. As the year goes on I end up crossing things off the list because time has gone by and I no longer want that item anymore. Then when the end of the year has finally arrived, I ask for the few things I would still like as a Christmas gift!
I stated above that having an accountability partner is important. However, a lot of times, your partner may be in the same financial boat as you. Seek guidance from people who are experienced with finances and wise with their money. If you wouldn’t trade places with them, don’t take advice from them. Some of the people I seek financial advice from are my mom, my grandparents, and I even read advice from Dave Ramsey!
What kinds of things do you do to save money? Leave a comment below!
MORE ON LIVING FRUGALLY & SIMPLY:
A is for Autumn
Autumn is my favorite season… it is beautiful, it feels great outside, and I am in full on holiday mode! This is my favorite time of the year to decorate, too!
B is for Blogging
I never thought that when I started writing a year ago I would love blogging the way that I do. I have a passion for this and I hope this is something I continue to do for a very long time.
C is for Compulsive
I am extremely organized. I am a planner. I am a compulsive type A personality.
D is for Disney & Decluttering
I’m the lost Disney princess… you found me! In all seriousness though, my dream job would be to voice an animated Disney princess.
Decluttering is also something I wanted to stick in here because minimalism really changed who I am as a person. As I have gotten older, I realize that material possessions don’t define who I am, and they won’t be coming with me when I leave this earth.
E is for Eating
Who doesn’t enjoy eating and trying new restaurants!? Food is great.
F is for Fiancé
I may be biased, but mine is the greatest. I’M IN LOVE, I’M IN LOVE, AND I DON’T CARE WHO KNOWS IT!!!
G is for Grandparents
My grandma and grandpa mean so much to me. I cherish the time I get to spend with them.
H is for Hawaii
Hawaii is where I’ll be honeymooning next fall!!! I used to live there. I am thrilled to go back and show Troy all of the fun and beauty this paradise has to offer.
I is for Introvert
I am a super bubbly and friendly person, but I prefer small groups of people and relaxing at home.
J is for Jesus Christ
My Lord and Savior. His love is my identity. I am who I am because He lives.
K is for Kentucky
My home away from home. Kentucky is such a beautiful state, and my grandparents live there!
L is for Loyal
The older I get the more loyalty means to me. The most important thing in my life is that I am loyal to God, my fiance, my family, and my friends. If loyalty is not reciprocated, then I won’t keep you in my life.
M is for Mom
N is for Netflix
I prefer subscriptions like Netlfix and Hulu over basic cable. Nothing beats curling up in bed after a long day and watching Netflix! Plus… commercials are the worst.
O is for Ohio
Ohio is my home and will be forever. I want to travel, but I also want to come back when I am done.
P is for Pets
I have four cats: Boomer, Hooter, Bella, & Butters. I love how low maintenance they are and how affectionate they each are in their own unique way.
Q is for Quiet
Because I am introverted, I need peace and quiet (at home and when I sleep). Noise can really overwhelm me at times.
R is for Romance
I’m a sucker for love. My love languages are physical touch, words of affirmation, and quality time.
S is for School Counselor
This fall I start my internship at a middle school. And as of next May, I will have my Masters of Education in School Counseling!
T is for Theatres
I love going to movie theaters! My fiance and I have movie pass, and it is the best thing since sliced bread.
U is for University
I may have had a love-hate relationship with my University during my undergrad… but now that I’m in my graduate program- I love every second of it!
V is for Volkswagon
I have a light blue 2012 VW Beettle. His name is Herbie and I adore him. Fun fact: I won best car as my high school superlative!
W is for Wedding Planning
I’ve gotten a majority of the “big” stuff done for the wedding, but the detailed planning will start this October!
X is for Xanthoriatic
A word meaning: not that smart in one area, but good at everything else. My “one area” is math.
Y is for Young
I am 22, but people always assume I am much younger than that.
Z is for Zero Tolerance
I have zero tolerance for bullying, being rude/stuck-up, slobs, and people who shove political opinions down other’s throats.
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