Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A reintroduction

Hey gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by again. Today is gonna be really super fun. Today I am reintroducing myself (and Eric) to the blog. Not because we have been gone, but because we have changed! Recently we have been transitioning into a new brand/layout/look/whatever and some of you are new to the page. That's right. Some of you are just starting out. Getting your feet wet and deciding if you want to come back day after day. I understand, it's super tough to commit to 5 minutes of reading my blog a day. So that is why I am gonna charm you today, you wonderful person you.

I also have my old (really freaking awesome) readers who love reading my rambles everyday so for you guys, thank you. I wish you 23218 rainbows and 1376123 unicorns and about 1000000 cotton candies because you are such big old sweethearts. I don't know what I would do without you. Well, I do know. I would probably come talk to an empty blog everyday. That is pretty boring. 

So lets get started.

I am Casey and I am 23 years old. I live around the St. Louis, Missouri area with my BRAND stinkin' new husband, Eric. Isn't he great looking?
 As of right now we don't have any children. Although, it is not out of the realm of possibilities in the future. Eric would be an excellent dad, I just know it. Right now though, we are more focused on living as a newlywed couple. Just the two of us... or maybe that is just me. I'm not ready to share him with anyone else just yet. 
They say opposites attract and I have to believe it. We are a crazy good example. I am the creative one, and he is the one who likes to be everywhere at least 10 minutes early. I like to go at my own pace when I do things, but he likes likes to start and finish a project the same day. I like to stay at home, and he likes to go out. I like to eat whatever I want, whenever I want, and he likes to make sure I don't eat candy and waffles for every single meal.
I graduated from Webster University with a major in public relations. He graduated from the University of Missouri St. Louis with a major in criminology. I like romantic dramas ex: Grey's Anatomy & Scandal and he likes watching YouTube gun review videos.
If you follow me on Instagram, you know that our life is one giant Nerf gun war. I can't even brush my teeth without fear that this guy will come sneaking around a corner. You also might know that he considers every single Tuesday night to be "Messmer game night" which is actually a really great treat after a long day at work.
Right now we are on the hunt for our first home. If you are selling a 2 bathroom 3 bedroom ranch in the South County area for around $0-$10 or free, give us a call.

Another fun fact about us is that soon enough we will  be an aunt and uncle to a very precious Ava Rose. We are excitedly waiting for my sister to bring a life into this world so we can spoil it with a lot of love and then go home to our quiet apartment.
Eric casually takes over the blog sometimes and his posts are some of the most popular. Whatever. Oh, and if you want to hear more from Eric feel free to look here, here, and here.
So we hope you will stick around, have a treat, and get crazy with us. We can't promise it will be perfect, but we can promise it will be fun.

Oh an don't forget to enter this totally cool giveaway from Twirls + Pearls!  She is giving away a custom pair of bangles and they are super adorable.
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Monday, July 21, 2014

Twirls + Pearls Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Fear not! You have come to the right place. Love & Waffles has officially made the transition to Messmer party of two. We love the new look and can't wait to hear some of our readers feedback. Seriously, let us know what you think! What better way to launch a new design than with a giveaway? So lets get started!

I don't know if you guys are following me on Instagram but if you aren't, you totally should. It is where I share most of my favorite things. Also, Eric doesn't have Instagram so he can't make fun of me for my selfies and random pictures of my food.

Anyway, recently I have been posting a bunch of photos of me rockin' my new bangles from Twirls + Pearls. I have mentioned how I custom designed mine to match our wedding theme and colors. Basically, when I look at my wrist during the day it always puts a smile on my face. <- weird? I never pictured myself writing those words.

So this is a part where I tell you a long story and you are yelling at your computer like "get to the free stuff already!" but hang in there. I know Denise because her boyfriend and my husband went to the same military training last year where they were without phones/internet/contact for 30 days. Snail mail only, folks. It wasn't the best situation, but Denise and I became internet friends and have been Instagram stalking each other ever since.

Nothing makes me happier than small businesses, unless it is a small business run by my friend. I am super excited to share her amazing products with you because they are handmade and custom designed, which is a rare thing in this world. Just everything about young entrepreneurs makes my heart happy.

Let me give you a short review of the bangles from Twirls + Pearls. The bangles are tough. I wore them to a two years old birthday party, which shows they don't have to be just for fancy occasions. You can match them to any outfit, which will be displayed below in photos. I recently realized why the store is called Twirls + Pearls, the bangles have this adorable twirling pattern on them to keep the beads on. It makes the bangles look super classy. That is why I think you can either dress them up or down and still look awesome! Basically I can't say enough good things about them and have already recommended them to quite a few of my friends!

So without further ado, check out these photos and be jealous. You are going to be so jealous that you won't even mind doing a rafflecopter and even if you do mind, it won't matter because it doesn't have 24712 entries on it. You are totally welcome.
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Friday, July 18, 2014

The Blogmopolitan Quiz

Thank the good lord for this linkup today because it is Friday! Who wants to do any hard blogging work on Friday? Not this girl. So I will just go ahead and leave this little cutie quiz down here and let you read it.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

These are my confessions

I have seen like a million bloggers do confession posts for a linkup and I have no idea what linkup it is and I don't know what day it is on, so basically I suck at life. In my defense I usually never know what day it is. Or what time it is because I have such bad eyesight I can never see a clock from where I am. So I am gonna do a confession post of my own and linkup with nobody because I am just lazy.

Honesty is my favorite.

... I once got pulled over for erratic driving. It was 4:00am and I was coming home from hanging out with Eric around the time we first met. I was 19 and so tired because hello! It was 4:00am. So I just said "If you plan on doing this, now is a good time because I am too tired to care." He let me off with a warning and gave me the best advice I have never appreciated "Nothing good happens after midnight".

... I told one of my high school boyfriends he was the best kisser ever. That was a lie.

... I kinda really hope that my ex boyfriends read this blog and wonder if this was them, they would all be right because I said it to all of them. I was young and dumb.

... I hate the show Glee but I love the soundtracks. I listen to them every time I am in the car.

... Eric went to the gym the other day and I ate 3 fun sized packs of Sugar Babies, a Rice Krispy Treat and cheese dip before he got home. They were leftovers from my sisters baby shower so I was doing everyone a favor.

... There is this one girl on my Facebook who is constantly humble bragging and I want to knock her teeth in. I know for a fact her life can't be SO perfect.

... I love trying to play matchmaker. I do it more for my own benefit than for anyone else.

... I don't mention it as much as I should, but I am going to be an aunt any day now and I cannot wait. 

... On the niece note, everything at her shower was pink. I know this is pretty normal but I was super refreshed every time someone gave this child something yellow or blue to wear.

... Lets talk about babies for a minute. The other day I pinned a picture of a baby nursery on Pinterest. It gave me anxiety so I took it down pretty quickly, but I feel like I made progress on eventually being ready for a sticky finger short human that calls me its mom.  


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Our Wedding {The Reception Part 1}

Oh hi guys. I see you are still coming back for more wedding posts. I guess I haven't annoyed the crap out of you just yet. Great! Because guess what? I still have more. That is right, the wedding posts will never end.

So lets start where we left off. We had just taken a nice ride on the party bus with our very best friends. Now it was time for the reception. I was looking forward to this for months. Mostly because when you pay for the meal, you get to hit the buffet line first. Its great. First though, you have to line up and get the entire bridal party ready to enter. Easier said than done after you just filled them with hours worth of booze. (I should also let you know my sister who is 7 months pregnant in these photos did NOT drink. So don't get all judgy)

They eventually made it out though.
And so did we...
But it turns out you don't just get to eat food. People have speeches to make. Like the one made by Erics best friend, who I saw writing his speech while I was walking into the church to put on my dress that morning. I know what you are thinking, and it didn't let me down as I am sure you can tell by the photos.
My matron of honor also gave a great speech. A heartfelt one that I am sure she prepared a lot further an advance than the best man.
Then we snuck and cut the cake because guess what guys? We didn't want to put cake in each others faces. So we didn't. But we did get this shot for my mom (hi mom!)
The we had some time to snap a few pictures with some of our favorite people: my grandparents, my godparents (aunt and uncle), and his grandpa. I am thrilled we had the opportunity to get photos with all of them.
Then it was on to the dancing! Which will be coming shortly in Part 2!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I'm losing it

By "it" I mean my blogging motivation. Maybe after I get the new design finished I will feel refreshed and have ideas just constantly on my mind. Maybe not. I don't know because I can't predict the future. So until my creativity comes back I will continue linking up a day late to the blog everyday in July linkup even though I am not blogging everyday in July. Whatever. I am not a rule follower.

When I open the fridge, I always hope I find// chocolate, candy, dessert, cheesecake, leftovers from something Eric made, a full meal that is just totally made and all I have to do it just take it out and it is ready. 

My favorite article of clothing is//  jeans and tshirts. This is my wardrobe everyday and I don't even care. I think Eric might be confused if I wore something else so I do this for him. You know, not cause I am too lazy to try on, purchase, and then put an outfit together... 

Last week I was really pissed// every time I had to sit in traffic or at a stoplight for more than 10 seconds. I have some serious road rage. 

One thing nobody understands about me is//I truthfully don't allow others opinions to bother me. I think people assume it is a front, but honestly I have just learned to detach myself from emotions put on me by other people. In other words... I really don't care if someone doesn't like me.

One thing I don't understand is// when people say "realistically" or "literally" in a sentence but don't use them the right way.

The world would be a better place if// everyone smiled a bit more.
If I had a million dollars I'd// design and build my dream home.

If I could change one thing about myself, it would be// the serious road rage mentioned above.

Something that can always make me happy is// my husband. He is the best.

Something I'll never blog about is// certain politics. I also won't give in to the tampon campaign either. Sorry Kotex. 

If I could go anywhere I would go// I don't have enough time to think about this question because I want to go a lot of places and I can't just pick one. 

If I were an animal I would be a// red panda because they are awesome.

A job I've always wanted is// flight attendant

My idea of a perfect day is// a lot of good food, a beach, some Netflix, and endless margaritas. 

Friday, July 11, 2014

A big announcement!

No, I am not pregnant. For some reason I always feel like I should lead with that line so people don't like freak out. If you were hoping I was pregnant you should probably leave because this news is nothing compared to that, but it is pretty big for me!

Love and Waffles is done. Not like done forever, but going through a re-branding. It was great when I entered the blogging community but as you know, I am married now. It is time to bring the blog up to speed and Jana is going to help me do it because she is amazing and just knows me without even knowing me.

So you are like "what does this mean?" and the answer is simple, we will be operating under a new name. For you, its easy. You just have to keep clicking the same links. I will change the name of my Twitter, Facebook, Bloglovin, and every other social media you might find me at.

There are 2 things changing you should be aware of starting mid July (I'll let you know an exact date as we get closer):

1. The website domain name (the link) will now be www.themessmers.com
2. The name of this blog is changing!
In the meantime you are probably wondering what the new name is and I am excited to announce it.
So we hope you stick by us during our transition into marriage and new blogging adventures.