About JLa

Where I'm From: I am a proud Texan!

Marital Status: Engaged

Day Career: Elementary School Teacher

More About Me: I am a joyful girl and a bride who loves good deals!
Red Ankle Road I.D.

I.D. Do!

A few months before our wedding, my husband was in a bicycle accident. Thankfully he was not badly harmed, but even my careful bicyclist with his helmet, reflective gear, and watchful eye never saw this accident coming. This event was in my … Continue reading »

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Buon Appetito! Family Dinner Time!

When my mom and step-dad were married back in the 1990’s, we had an amazing rehearsal dinner at a little family owned Italian restaurant in the town we lived in. I remember the warmth of not only the food but the conversations … Continue reading »

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You’re Such a Square!

Selecting a wedding band for my fiance was a bit trickier than I expected. I had thought that men’s bands were simple: pick a metal, pick a size, that’s it. I was wrong. While style may be simplistic, there are nuances that … Continue reading »

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From the Comfort of Your Own Home

As the granddaughter of a hairdresser, I thought I knew all the ins and outs in regards to the business of hair. But just a few weeks ago my buddy took me by surprise. We were about to watch a musical together … Continue reading »

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Pretty Little Things

Oh Etsy, what a treasure trove of goodies you have! I’d like to share a darling find – allow me to introduce you to IrisJane. IrisJane creates one of a kind earrings in both bridal and whimsical styles. Above is an example … Continue reading »

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Body Glide – Not Just For Athletes!

A few years ago I was out with some friends wearing a sequined top. The top was fabulous, but after a few hours I realized I had rubbed the inside of my arms raw. My bestie was out with me and she … Continue reading »

MAC Pro Longwear

Smooch Smooch

When my best friend got married last year she wanted to make sure that her lip color did not come off, especially on the groom! She found a beautiful lip color by MAC Cosmetics in their Pro Longwear line. Fast forward to … Continue reading »

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Something Old or Something Timeless?

My fiancé and I both decided that we would like to talk about my engagement ring before he began his planning. One thing that is important to him is sustainability. That got me thinking that perhaps we could reuse something in my engagement … Continue reading »

"Garden of Love" Forever Stamps

Garden of Love

One of my hobbies is to write letters. I am always scoping out the newest and prettiest stamps. Therefore, I was so tickled when these new Forever Stamps came out from the United States Postal Service! I like how these stamps, beautifully designed … Continue reading »

Dyeable Ballet Flat in Orchid

Unforgettable Moments – Designer Shoes at Payless Prices!

A few years ago I decided that wearing high heels just wasn’t for me. I’m fairly tall and work with children, so the added height was not necessary. This was when my love for adorable yet comfortable flats began. I knew I … Continue reading »