decisions, decisions!

Okay, with my sister's wedding just around the corner, and by just around the corner I mean Saturday, I have to make my final decisions on my nails and hair:

1.) Nails:

I like this, but may change it to a light gray base color with silver sparkles because the wedding colors are black bridesmaid dresses, gray tuxes, with orange flowers.


Or to do the sparkles at the bottom?


I think I like the second one, what do you think? I would love to hear!

2.) Hair

I am struggling a lot more with choosing how to have my hair done!

Not sure if I want my hair to be 1/2 up 1/2 down or all up, ahh! Originally my thought was 1/2 up 1/2 down because I feel that most "up do's" that are all up look good from the side/back only and for pictures you will be looking from the front.  I didn't want to look like I just had my hair pulled up in a ponytail. But then I saw a few all up up do's that have a little more "character" around the face.

Here are some contenders:

Really LOVE this. Not 100% sure what the back would look like.

 Very classy, and very me.

My hair isn't quite as long, but long none-the-less.



Which one do you like best? Would love your opinion!


lately. . .

I've had a lot on my mind.

A lot of it revolving around regret.


Any who, my sister's wedding is this weekend, yes THIS weekend! Words can not even express my excitement.

I finalized my maid of honor speech and have been practicing it daily.  I know I am going to cry, I am such a crier.

I have spent hours watching countless YouTube videos of speeches, really wishing I could do a "rap" or a "song" speech, but I just don't have it in me. My speech came truly from my heart.


Daily Beauty Routine (#BlogEverydayinSeptember)

Tell us about your daily beauty/makeup routine.

It is really simple actually. 

I wash my face every morning and night with:
Clean & Clear Deep Action Exfoliating Scrub

And apply this face lotion:
Clean & Clear Morning Glow Moisturizer

and  then

I have two make up essentials:  

1. Eyeliner - I like Cover Girl: Perfect Point

2. Mascara - CoverGirl lashblash Fusion (waterproof a must!)

What is your daily beauty/makeup routine like? Simple? Or more complex?

Linking up with Whitney over at Love Letter and Lists by The Observant Turtle and blogging everyday in September. 


Childhood Celebrity Crushes (#BlogEverydayinSeptember)

Who are my celebrity crushes from my childhood you ask?? See my top 3 below:

#1. Freddy Prinze Jr. - that smile, jus' sayin'


#2. Joshua Jackson. L-o-v-e-d Dawson's Creek, L-o-v-e-d Pacy.


#3. Chad Michael Murray. Die hard One Tree Hill fan right here, love me some Lucas and Nathan Scott! 


Linking up with Love Letter and Lists by The Observant Turtle and blogging everyday in September. Feel free to join in!


Two days late, and a dollar short (#BlogEverydayinSeptember)

Okay, with the Holiday weekend and all I am a little behind on reading post by my favorite bloggers. I just so happened to stumble across the "Blog Everyday in September" post by Love Letters & Lists by The Observant Turtle.  Since I just began this blog, I think this is a great idea to meet new bloggers and for ya'll to get to know me.

And so, it is now September 3rd, and I am two days behind, but don't you worry I'll catch up now.

Monday, Sept. 1: Reintroduce yourself to your readers.  Tell us what you want to get out of blogging every day in September.

v   I'm Karissa, I am 26, from Massachusetts, and work full-time as an Accountant/Auditor.

v   I am also the girlfriend to Jack, the most hardworking, kindlovin', handsome man around.  We've
      been dating for 8 years, I know.. yes I said 8. See our anniversary post

v   I am also, a dog mama to two rescue babies, Sadie and Regan. They are a handful, but I couldn't
      imagine life without them. See my National Dog Day post.

v   I love everything country, e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g.  I would love to be in Nashville, but for now I am
      stuck in good ole Massachusetts.

v   Coffee addict - seriously, it is a problem.

v   Nail polish obsessed - I have just about one of every color imaginable.  It is a rare occasion for me
      to not have my nails painted. 

v   I love flowers, especially hydrangeas.. in mason jars; speaking of mason jars, I am obsessed & use
      them for everything: drinking out of, vases, storage, etc.

I just recently started blogging as an outlet to let my creativity shine, because lets face it, there is not much time to be creative in my profession... and just a place to document my the craziness of my life. 

By blogging everyday in September, I am hoping to meet new bloggers!

Tuesday, Sept. 2: Tell us about your most prized possession and the history behind it.

This one I really put some thought into. As I sat here and thought what is the one thing I have that I just couldn't live without, first that came to mind was my cell phone, duh, it is sad and pathetic, but it is true- I am lost without it.  But then I thought "ohh definitely my handbag", I mean I keep my life in there and can not go anywhere with out it.  I realize how materialistic both those answers are.  I thought about my precious teddy bears from when I was a child, which I no longer sleep with but could never throw away. They hold so many memories.

And then it hit me, my most prized possession is my relationship with Jack. We have been through up's and down's, both personally and as a couple. He is my best friend, my biggest supporter, holder of my secrets, seen me at the best of times and worst of times, my rock, my backbone.  We have been by each others side for the past 8 years and he has help to make me who I am today. The "how we met" story will be for another day!

Wednesday, Sept. 3: What is your earliest memory?

Oyy, this is a really tough one for me, because for those of you who don't know me personally, my memory is awful. It's sad really. I am lucky if I remember what I wore yesterday. Seriously.

But, off the top of my head, the earliest memory I can think of was in March 1998. The day my youngest brother was baptized.

What is your earliest memory?