Happily Ever CC

Yesterday marked one month…..

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that I have been married

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to my best friend!!!! 

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*cue a dramatic intro*

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So for the past few months I have been out of social media, and trying to soak every moment in. I had family visiting over that came to my wedding, and it was amazing spending time with them. Besides that, I have been moving so that pretty much is another huge reason as to why I haven’t blogged. 

I will be blogging starting today because I have finally settled into my new place. There are so many pictures that I want to share with you all, and give you an insight of how crazy my life was for the past few months. I also am going to update my youtube channel because I have a place where I can sit down and record my heart away. I was stressed out to the point that I got sick for about 3 weeks! 

After getting the proper care meaning, stayed in bed, stayed away from certain foods, and being far away as possible to the things that give me allergy I am finally 98% recovered. So the real question is, What updates do I have for all of you? Well…..

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The planning wasn’t all fun and games lol! It was a little bit stressful because we had so much going on, and on top of that we were both working. Literally we would get out of work, and back into planning our wedding. We had a few months to get everything together that at the last minute so many things came into place. However, like always there has to be one thing that doesn’t go as planned, right? In my case it was my bouquet!!

So the one thing that I needed was the one thing I forgot to pick up at the store. My bouquet!!! I remembered this the day before my wedding, and when the store was already closed. It wasn’t my fault though because the manager in where I ordered it needed to call me, and this lady did not! Bad service!!! At the last minute my incredible mom, who by the way did my dress (YES SHE DID THAT!), she went to look for her own bouquet, and let me have it! Just look at it!!!!! 

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And can we all take a few seconds and soak in the dress with the veil that my mother made? ahhhh!

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Everything was beyond perfect because I mean….my mom did that lol! I remembered this day as if it was yesterday because we were all running around trying to make the day as perfect as possible. I will never forget when I walked down the aisle and saw Carlos cry. All the memories that we had together when we were dating for the past 5 years came to my mind like a movie. From the moment that we met, when we started being the best of friends, from when he asked me to marry him, and till now. 

I never really thought that this day would come because it looked so far away, and it was never really in mind that this day would happen. That same week that we got married we started moving in our new place. On top of that, the day that we got married we had nothing in the fridge so we legit wasted about $110 on food we bought at Walgreens….at midnight. lol! No other store was opened so we had no other choice plus we were hungry!

I have a feeling you want to hear more of how we moved in, who helped us, see more pictures, and just about every single detail right? Well stay tuned cause I have so much to say! Plus I want to show you guys a small tour of our new place! I am so excited to start this journey, and even more hyped of getting back into this blogging world. I have been working on a song that I will post up, haven’t done it cause again I was super sick, but now I am feeling so much better it will be up in no time. 

I have a few topics that I will touch base on like married life, and how to cope with so many things at the same time. Organizing and winging a party on the last minute, and how to get your place glammed with less money. My apartment looks amazing and we didn’t even waste so much money on things that we have. I will share all of that in my upcoming blogs so stay tuned!!!! If you haven’t done so already make sure you follow me on instagram, and also the one I have with my husband. We will be posting about our place and how to get things done fast. Love ya’ll! 

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Engagement pictures!

Finally…….

The day we took our engagement pictures was truly magical because the setting was so perfect! It had just finished raining, the temperature was amazing, and everything was just right. The funny thing is that we would reschedule so much because we didn’t have the time to take them, but the timing of God is always perfect. Here are some of the pictures that we took with our amazing photographer/ youth pastor Enrique Mayen! (Please follow him on his instagram, and let him know I sent you: Emayen 23 and check out his website: www.photographybyenrique.com )

 

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As you can see we were at the beach, and then headed out to the city it was awesome!!! I still have more pictures saved up that I will be posting later on. I cannot wait till my wedding because not only the setting will be amazing, but I have the most amazing photographer I could ever ask for. One thing that I learned is to let the photographer use his imagination! I was not picky at all because I know that whatever he had in mind was beyond beautiful.

If you are going to take any types of pictures, and you are looking for someone to capture your magical moment I recommend Mr. Mayen! He will not let you down and again go check out his site you will not regret it!!! For everyone that was waiting for this blog post…you’re welcome lol! See I told you that I was back, but you just didn’t know it lol! I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at.

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Party? So who will you invite?

Let’s talk about invitations on who and to not invite to a party especially a wedding! I am going to be completely real with you all because I bet anyone who has gotten married, or is getting married went through this. I know tons of people that have or had this issue and they are so afraid on talking about it. So get a snack or two because this is gonna be (maybe) a long one.

Before I begin, to everyone that talked to me about this, and told me their situation this is what I would do! So let’s begin! 

Okay I get it! We all would like to invite possibly the whole world, and have the party of the year. What is the downside to this? pay attention. 

WARNING: If you feel offended by anything I will be talking about, and you are one of those people being invited to a party or want to be invited the only thing I can say is: If the shoe fits….wear it. 

FOR THE ONES THROWING A PARTY: TAKE NOTE! and I hope this helps! 

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Budget

If you are on a budget, there is a high chance your list might either increase or decrease. At the end of the day, everyone is going for the food, drinks, and entertainment. If you are lucky, they might just go for you instead of going to judge your party, gossip, and not understand why you do things the way you do. OUCH! that hurt didn’t it? However, that is the truth! So if you are throwing a party be true to yourself, and do not go overboard because at the end of the day its your choice in what you would like to have. 

Who to not invite 

As you go down the list you start with family, your friends, some friends of your parents, but then here come the unwanted people. Now who am I talking about? Let me break it down to you so read clearly. There are those type of people that automatically hit you up when they find out you are getting married, or having a birthday party. This also includes family members and old friends that might just unfriend you from social media, and then all of a sudden “friend” you again. There are those type of people where they literally invite themselves. People who never hung out with you, but love to gossip about you especially those that tell you that they expect an invitation. Even those types where you know they unfriended you, but in a text message they say; “So where is my invite?” lol! 

Here is another example, let’s say your family has friends where they think that just because they are friends with either your parents or uncles and etc….they think they are automatically invited. Do you see what I mean? Here is a big one, let’s say you are getting married but there are some that judged your relationship, never took the time to get to know your better half, and they still want to get invited. Also, those who just know you but your man/lady doesn’t even know them because those people never came around while you guys were dating. Hold on though I got more tea so keep reading!

Those type of people that are around every social media stalking your every move just to be either low key jealous, or just want to see how your party is so they can have something to talk about. I mean heck if that’s the case give them something to talk about!! Go big or go home! Wait there is more…what about shady family members? Now do not act so innocent because we all know dam well we have that type of person in our family. Those family members where they love… LOVE to talk trash about you, and want to get invited. COME ON NOW! Who cares if its an uncle, aunt, or even cousin…heck even grandparents cause if they are toxic those are the ones that should not be in the list. 

The less toxic and fake people that you have the better your day will be. Also, the less you will be spending for someone to come attend your important event. 

Who to invite

Even if you have a small list, or even a big one…make sure its all the people that have been there for you. People that you know will respect your party, the ones that will not leave your side when life gets complicated, and the ones that understand why you live the way you do. Especially respect whatever belief you might have because that also plays a big important role. Keep an eye out for those amazing people that you might take for granted, and instead of inviting them you invite the ones that are not meant to be at your party. 

Also, be sure that when you give the invitation to the person that deserves it make sure you let them know why you picked them to come to your event. Let them know how important they are to you, and especially how much they mean to you. Nothing else is better then letting him or her know how much you are blessed to them in your life. Everything is better when you have the ones that you love, the ones that are real, the ones that respect you for who you are, and the ones that never peer pressured you into anything be in your event. 

MANIPULATIVE

So let’s talk about the manipulative people out there that say, “If you don’t give me a plus 1 I will not go because I want to go with someone.” uhhhh honeyyyyy why are you going to invite them? Especially if they try to convince you that its just a close friend of theirs…like if you do not know them personally do not even think twice.

Finally

It is your party, your rules, and whatever you want to do will be perfect. If people pitch in for your event it is because they really want to so be sure they do not control you. At the end of the day, just try to have fun and make tons of memories of that day. There is no reason for you to stress on something when it should be the happiest moment of your life. If its a wedding, birthday party, bridal shower, baby shower, graduation, and etc don’t let no one try to ruin it for you because you deserve the best.

Okay now I’m done lol! If you have had or are having any of these situations I really hope you take in my advice. The less stress the better everything will turn out!!! Good luck! 

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Hello mi gente

Hi…how are ya?

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It has been a long…long…LONG while that I haven’t uploaded nothing on my blog, but here I am! No, I did not disappear at all I was just trying to catch up on a few things in my life which are very exciting. First off, it is refreshing to return to the blogging world as well as creating new content. I didn’t want my blog to be something that will get ya’ll bored, but rather a blog that will get you excited once you see a notification from me. 

SO MUCH HAS HAPPENED

I am so excited to say that I work at Loyola hospital, which I mentioned that in one of my previous post, and also that my wedding planning is coming together. Since I started working, I had been trying to invest and save up on something that I have always dreamed of. For some it might not be the “big deal”, but keep in mind I am coming up from having “not what I dreamed of” to something that I am getting everything I ever wanted! This is all happening in less than 2 months!! 

Also, I finally got the camera I wanted, a brand new computer, and now I am in the process of getting a new phone. Is it not a big deal to some? well yes because they already have the stuff that I always wanted. However, to me is a big deal because I worked, and continue working so hard on my dream goals. To top it off, I work with the most amazing people in this universe. I am so blessed to work in an environment where I feel that I am loved, and with people that are willing to teach me more each day. 

Another thing that I am so excited about, is that I can finally do my Youtube channel, and post up my music!!!! I have a computer with an amazing software that makes my music sound as if I was in the studio. Since I love music so much, I learned how to play with the software in a matter of 2 hours. I also got a new gel kit which a co-worker of mine recommend it to me. My nails FINALLY look FLAWLESS, and I do not have to go to a nail salon anymore. If you want to know which one I use send me a message, and I will send you the picture.

 

WEDDING PLANNING

If you don’t know this yet….yes I am getting married…THIS YEAR! I am planning little by little with my Fiancé because we had been busy. However, in this whole process we have seen that it doesn’t take so much to do plan for a wedding. It actually takes such little time, but so many love to plan it 2 years before or even 1 year. The only thing is that I have’t contacted my bridesmaids yet because I am still looking for the perfect design that I want them to wear.

My colors? that will be a surprise! You will see pictures of it once the wedding day arrives, and trust me its a color that is very classy. I really love doing life with my significant other because it is finally time to get our life in one. We have been together for 5 years, and it has been a wild journey. We have overcome every single thing because we put God in the center of it all. I love how the process works with my husband to be because we literally turn everything into laughter.

If you haven’t seen yet, I started a wedding series, not so long ago, so I will link everything down below so you can follow along. I have a few topics coming up such as who to invite, how much will it be, how to have a wedding under a budget, and much more. So many questions that a lot of people ask me will finally be shared on here, and if you have any advice for me then please go ahead and share it! I am open to any advice and it would be awesome if I can feature YOU on my blog. 

THE PLAN FROM NOW ON

I used to be scared to voice my opinion on certain topics, but that won’t be the case anymore. So baby if the shoe fits…WEAR IT! I will be blogging more now because I finally have a set schedule to do everything that I wanted to do. With a new equipment, I will be able to accomplish some of my goals on this blog. If you don’t so yet, then go ahead and follow me on my social media because I will be posting a little bit more. I will try not to disappear this time.. I PROMISE! 

The day that I do have a small vacation from posting I will make sure to let you all know so you can stay updated. Let me know if you want me to talk about politics (oh man lol), beauty, motherhood (I can feature some cool moms on here), or whatever you have in mind. I am literally an open book, and trust me I do not hide my feelings at all. With that being said the following are the blogging wedding series that I started doing: 

Wedding party favors

It’s all about the music

Engaged, but what happens now?I’m ENGAGED!!!

I’m ENGAGED!!!

I will be updating so many things on here so you better keep an eye out! Make sure you are subscribed to my channel because the content that I will be posting up will have you shook! I hope you are all enjoying this month because summer is just around the corner!!

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

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Wedding party favors

Music, games, food, and party favors for people to take home! Okay lets be honest, every wedding that you have probably been (especially if you are Latino) we ALL have that one person that takes away even the centerpieces! You see all them aunts and grandmas take the centerpieces in their bag as if they are hiding money that they robbed from a bank. Listen now, when it comes to parties part favors are something that everyone takes with them that remind them of your day. 

Now, lets keep in mind that you are already wasting so much money on the party itself so why not keep the wedding party favors simple? Make it glam, make it simple, but make it a piece that will be memorable for them not to throw away. Also, try not to make it too corny as in giving a jar of honey saying “meant to bee” because trust me that honey won’t even last a day. It might even rot to be honest, so let that go!! You need to give out something that represents you, and the person that you are getting married with!

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For example. if both of you love guitars then you can give out guitar-picks with your initials. There are packs at amazon for only $1, and you can buy a gold or silver gel pen and write your initials down. If you love candy, give out your favorite candy (even if its bumble gum), and keep that small theme going. However there is a trick behind this all…are you ready? There is one trick for them to keep what you give them though (no not the bubble gum), but things that are not eatable.

Polaroid pictures have been going on for a WHILE now which is why I hate the fact that some people say “it’s in trend now!” no honey it’s BEEN there! Count how many people you are inviting, put the people with their group of family, and buy that amount of Polaroid film. You do not have to buy so much film because the point is to take a funny shot with the family, and give them that as a reminder of your day along with the small favor that you give them.

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The film is actually very cheap in amazon, and you really do not need a lot because the point is to take a funny picture with them. Make sure that the party favors represent you! The day is all about both of you not anyone else, and if you have hilarious friends like I do TRUST ME they will love what you give out. Make a creative way to give out the things to them too! Try to have the most unique wedding ever because “traditional” gets boring. You got this!!!

There are so many things for you to make your wedding, unique, perfect, simple, and under a budget. The first step is to have an open mind, and forget people’s opinions! I have another post coming up with that subject because I feel like everyone “feels” entitled to what you should do or not. I will be helping you relieve that pressure, and show you what I do to not be a Bridezillia and keep myself calm. 

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That is all I have for today, but if you want to keep updated with the series that I am doing, “Engaged, now what?” then be sure to stay updated, and click below all the links to stay up to date. If you are now married, what party favors did you do that were unique and interesting? Let me know! Or if you are getting married (like myself) what are you doing to make it reflect both personalities into one? I hope this post helps any of you out! Remember I post everyday (Or I try) at 6 pm and 7 pm Central Time. Till then ya’ll!

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace. 

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I’m ENGAGED!!!

What’s up you guys?! I am so excited to announce that your girl over here is engaged!! So let me tell you what happened during the weekend which literally caught me off guard, but first let me tell you a few details about us. 

Our Anniversary & How We Met

His name: Carlos Andres Calderon.

Where did we meet: Triton College.

How did we meet: Music (Talent Show) 

Anniversary: February 23, 2014

(So EVERY 23rd of the month we celebrate it! This March 23 we will have 5 years & 1 month, and yes we even count the months) 

He is Ecuadorian and I am Colombian & Guatemalan lol! Ya’ll know our future kids will have some interesting genes! Okay but now on to how he asked me to be his wife so I just told ya’ll the basic stuff! Moving on now. 

Thursday (March 7,2019)

My parents had been telling me that there was a dinner that my dad’s company was throwing so we had to go as a family. However, my dad is the type where he hates going out at night, prefers to sleep in, and if there is a dinner/party he will not go at night. Anyways that doesn’t stop there lol! My family knows that I make my own nails (yes people I do my own nails), and there is no reason for me to go to a salon. That day though, my mom was telling me my nails looked bad because I haven’t done them since forever, and made me go get a new polish. Due to the time I decided to skip the polish, buy some kiss nails (glue), and put them on FORGETTING that I am allergic to that glue. I went with my fiance to buy the nails though, and he looked suspicious lol! 

Friday (March 8, 2019)

Midnight hit and my nails were itching bad, and they were so red! I woke up so scared at night, got some very hot water, put my nails in it, and I pop them lol! I know it was a bad decision cause then my nail plate got bad, and one of them cracked in the middle. So because of that I decided to paint ON TOP of the damage nails because I had a job interview in the morning. As the day kept going, my mom kept bugging me saying that I needed to redo my nails so I told her that I would just let it grow. Her response? NO! So one of my best friends (Katie!!) ha! She had her bridal shower on Saturday. So my mom goes on Saturday there is a bridal shower, and also the dinner for the company. On Friday night, she convinced me and off I went to do my nails. 

Saturday (March 9, 2019) 

It’s Saturday morning but it was kind of a chill day for me so I was like “meh” because I was just watching movies while cleaning the house. My dad though, had been EXTRA NICE for 2 weeks straight, but Saturday he was being too extra! He didn’t make me wash dishes cause my nails will get “ruined” for the day when knowing him he would had told me to do dishes a long time ago lol! My other best friend Roro, her husband, and mom came to pick me up to go to the bridal shower so we were off. During the party, I started to have a feeling that something was going to happen later on that day. I have seen Roro texting like crazy, and telling me she was texting Chilly (my other best friend & her cousin). So I was getting very distracted but that feeling in my gut didn’t go away lol! As the party was ending, I saw my girl Katie smiling even more because DUH! she was happy that her bridal shower was a success!!! Also, because I did not know that roro and katie knew what was going on….roro was NOT texting chilly…..she was texting Carlos my fiance!!! like WHAT?!?! lol! 

What happened & How he asked – Saturday Night

As I go inside the house, I was rushing to get ready and to my surprise I see my mother’s best friend there saying “she was going to the dinner too.” so huh? lol! I ignored that and went on to get my other clothes ready for the night, but not even because after 15 minutes or so the bell rang. My dad goes and opens the door and I come out of my room super clueless and guess who I saw? YUP! I saw Carlos, his family, and in the back Roro was laughing with her husband Armando -_- Guess who forgot her Spanish and English? I DID! Ya’ll I was so speechless! So my man starts with his speech telling me that he loved me very much, and much more that I forgot because I was too nervous to even grasp what he was saying lol! He got to one knee and asked me to be his wife….my answer? DUH!!!!! YES!!!! Of course the family and friends cried, and it was just a moment I will never forget. Before he gave me the ring though he gave me flowers so I was like “awwwww” lol! And as soon as we were done praying and our parents talked to us, we started eating ya’ll! Oh I also went crazy on social media and updated everything! lol! Keep in mind I didn’t eat so much at the bridal shower because I was also thinking of the dinner of the “company”, but really we ended up eating cake lol! 

 

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Sunday (March 10, 2019)

We went to church and only some people knew (the ones who have Facebook and Instagram!), and to my surprise the pastor presented us to the church, and everyone prayed for us so from that moment on I knew it was very official. When a couple is presented to the church, and being blessed under the eyes of the Lord then that is when it’s really real. The weekend was a good one! 

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The Plan Now

Ya’ll ready to see me blog more and look at the process of my wedding unfold? Stay tuned then! I will be posting things on YouTube too because I will be recording tomorrow lol! I am so excited for this next chapter and super hyped!!! I couldn’t ask for a better husband because he will always be my fiance, boyfriend, and most important of all my very best friend. Years of friendship, 5 years of relationship, and now engaged! Won’t he do it!!!! Stay tuned for more and make sure you follow me on Instagram to check out my journey, and also our instagram which we have together and its: https://www.instagram.com/mishiandcarlos/ so click on the link and it will take you straight to it! I will also post during this or next week about the people that I have picked to be in my wedding I can’t wait for you to meet them lol! If you are planning to get married, or already married what tips would you give me? I would love to know so go ahead and leave a comment or send me a message. 

Love ya’ll. God bless. Peace.

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Bog Down in The Valley-O Irish Song

So it is 2019 and I barley found out where my old favorite song from Barney came out. Do you remember the Green Grass Grows All Around? Well, I found the song that I have a strong feeling in which the creators of Barney got inspired lol! I want to share with ya’ll the video I saw, which is so cool, and also I will post the lyrics on the bottom. Now I know EXACTLY what I will be singing this year because it is pretty darn catchy lol! 

 

Bog Down in The Valley-O

Traditional Song

(Chorus)
O-ro the rattlin’ bog, 
The bog down in the valley-o
O-ro the rattlin’ bog, 
The bog down in the valley-o

And in that bog there was a tree, 
A rare tree, a rattlin’ tree
With the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now on that tree there was a limb, 
A rare limb, a rattlin’ limb
With the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now on that limb there was a branch, 
A rare branch, a rattlin’ branch
With the branch on the limb 
And the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now on that branch there was a twig, 
A rare twig, a rattlin’ twig
With the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb 
And the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now on that twig there was a nest, 
A rare nest, a rattlin’ nest
With the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb 
And the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now in that nest there was an egg, 
A rare egg, a rattlin’ egg,
With the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb 
And the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now in that egg there was a bird, 
A rare bird, a rattlin’ bird
With the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb 
And the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now on that bird there was a feather, 
A rare feather, a rattlin’ feather,
With the feather on the bird,
And the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb 
And the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

Now on that feather there was a flea, 
A rare flea, a rattlin’ flea 
With the flea on the feather,
And the feather on the bird,
And the bird in the egg,
And the egg in the nest,
And the nest on the twig,
And the twig on the branch,
And the branch on the limb 
And the limb on the tree 
And the tree in the bog
And the bog down in the valley-o.

(Chorus)

 

I hope you all enjoy it and to all my Irish people you ROCK!!!!! I will sing this on my YouTube totally love it! I hope you have an amazing day or night depending on where you are at. 

God bless, Love ya’ll. Peace.

Michele C.