March Life Updates

Hey y’all!!! Guess who is finally back after her five month long blogging break. This girl!!! I am very happy to be back but my break was much need, though it was longer than I had expected. I had come back from my break for about a week and then decided I needed more time. I have been crazy busy over these last few months that I seriously have not had much downtime.  I am proud to say though that I have been getting a lot better with organizing myself and my time. Now lets actually get down to what I was up to in March.

Wedding Planning

We are 7 months away from our wedding (well it will be on the 28th). Time has seriously flown by!! I still have a hefty to-do list but it’s mostly small things. We took our engagement photos last month and well…I didn’t exactly love them. I am very hard on myself when it comes to what I look like in photos. When I got the pictures, I didn’t think I looked the way I did. I liked about 4 photos out of 200 that we took. I will also admit that taking engagement photos is somewhat cheesy (the poses, kissing all the time). So let’s hope that I am happy with my bridals when I go to take those.

This past weekend, my bridesmaids and I found their dresses. They tried on four dresses and picked out the best one in less than an hour. Can I say…that’s amazing! I am so happy that we found a dress that fits all of their body types and they are all going to look beautiful! On Friday, I will be going to pick my dress up finally! I found it in October, and it came in last month but I haven’t been able to go get it. It’s going to be crazy trying it back on and knowing that it’s actually mine and I can take it home.

In regards to things I need to get checked off my list soon…Save The Dates are my #1 priority. I have them designed but need to do a little tweaking before having them printed out. Thankfully I previously started collecting addresses, so putting them together once printed, won’t be too bad (or let’s hope not). I really have done well with getting stuff done ahead of time but I’ll be honest that I have been freaking out lately. I’m like seven months….I need to get all this done now. I just have to keep it together. Y’all pray for me.

Personal Life

I have been really focusing on taking care of myself. I am currently doing a 12 week fitness challenge and I’ve really proud of myself. I thought that it was going to be much harder with having a fairly structured meal plan but I actually love all the meals, especially the best quest bar flavor, beside the benefits it gives, the flavor was just delicious! I also have found that with me working out more, I have had more energy (slowly building up). I really love that I am not as tired as I have been in the past, I just need to keep this up. That wedding dress and just being healthy in general has been a huge motivation kick. I’m down 17 lbs since October.

Work has been very busy since the beginning of the year. We have had a huge push for hiring for positions (I am in HR), so there hasn’t really been much down time. In the past typically that was a bad thing but our team has really done well with having fun and not letting it overwhelm us too much. Let’s see if that continues. Lol.

This year I have also really been focusing on spending time with my friends and family. Everything that happened in October/November, really made me think about how important making memories with your loved ones is. I would give anything to have had more time with my grandfather and to have my grandmother back to the way she used to be. Going forward, I make sure that I make even more time for the people that matter in my life (not that I didn’t before). Life is too short y’all!

Blogging

Now that I am back from my break, I have some big things planned for STH. These plans will be slowly but surely happening and I am very excited for them! As far as content, I still plan on having beauty, life style and blogging tips. If there is any content that you would like to see, let me know in the comments below and I will do my best to make it happen!


I hope everyone enjoyed my little life update!! I know it was long but I figured I would let everyone know why I’ve been missing lately. Here’s to getting back to blogging!!!

What has been going on in your life lately? I’d love to know in the comments! 

Welcome to STH! I'm Mistle, a Texas based beauty and life style blogger. I'm a makeup enthusiast, who loves true crime tv and a good glass of moscato. I'm a wife and dog mom, who loves sharing my latest beauty finds and snippets of my life. Thanks for stopping by!

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24 Comments

  1. As a wedding photographer, I feel so sad that you didn’t love your engagement photos! Definitely communicate what you don’t like about them (or better yet what you DO like about the few you love) with your photographer so that he/she can use that feedback to create bridal portraits and wedding images that you love! 🙂

    Posted 4.5.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Sara I was sad that I wasn’t in love them either! Some of them were good but I felt that he didn’t take enough time and was rushing through them. Hopefully my brials will be another story! I will tell him exactly what I want and don’t want.

      Posted 5.8.18 Reply
  2. Jessica wrote:

    ahh I remember how exciting and stressful wedding planning was. You’re almost to the big day and it will come quickly!! I also love that youre taking the time for yourself, family and friends. That is so important to keep those relationship healthy. yay to being back to blogging. That makes two of us!!! cant wait to see what you have decided to change

    Posted 4.5.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Jessica wedding planning has been fun for the most part. Now that I am down to 5 months I am starting to stress a little bit, even though most items are done. It has been flying by! I feel that with everything that happened at the end of last year making time for my myself, family and friends is so important (not that it wasn’t before). I just learned that tomorrow is never promised, so make the most of your time with those you love. I am slowly coming back to blogging. It’s been a bit of an off and on thing but it’s getting there for sure! Yah for you coming back as well!

      Posted 5.8.18 Reply
  3. I definitely understand how hectic life can be! Happy Wedding planning! It will be here before you know it!

    Posted 4.5.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Tabitha life has been so hectic lately! I will be happy once things slow down a bit. I can’t believe that my wedding is only 5 months away. It’s crazy to think that!

      Posted 5.8.18 Reply
  4. What an exciting time planning your wedding! I agree engagement photos are cheesy but for some reason we have taken photos every year since we got married! Don’t beat yourself up if you didn’t love all your photos – I know I didn’t!

    Posted 4.5.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Wedding planning has been going fairly well for the most part! Just hoping I don’t forget anything! I know once we get married that we will take yearly photos probably, especially once we have kids too.

      Posted 5.8.18 Reply
  5. I’m excited to see that you’re back to blogging and that your wedding is so close. That’s always a really fun time as you pin down all the final details for the big day. I’d love to know what kind of fitness challenge you are doing. I need one that is going to kick my butt into gear! 🙂

    Posted 4.5.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Lecy! It’s been a much needed break but I am happy to be back! Slowly but surely getting there again. 🙂 I am trying to get as much items done for my wedding way ahead of time, so I am not stressing. I am doing the Body Boss fitness challenge.

      Posted 4.11.18 Reply
  6. Becky wrote:

    I loved hearing about your life this month! What a great month. I’m so glad to hear you are doing so well and you are focusing on yourself – fitness is such an amazing part of that.

    Posted 4.6.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Becky!! I had a very busy March! I have been doing a lot of relaxing and focusing on myself much more lately. Fitness has been a huge thing for me as well!

      Posted 4.11.18 Reply
  7. Alex wrote:

    Omg, girl! SEVEN months away is huge! I bet you are so, so thrilled!

    Posted 4.6.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Alex seven months is going to get here very quickly!! It will be worth it with all, especially with the planning all coming into place.

      Posted 4.11.18 Reply
  8. Welcome back!! The wedding planning sounds like a huge task in itself! Good luck!

    -Jennifer

    Posted 4.6.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Jennifer!! Wedding planning has taken up a lot of my time but I am happy to be ahead on most things.

      Posted 4.11.18 Reply
  9. Melissa wrote:

    Sounds like you’re a very busy Lady! Congrats on your engagement. Wedding planning can be fun but stressful too! I also took a few months’ break from blogging. I think I felt like my blog had to be “perfect,” and if it couldn’t be perfect, I shouldn’t do it at all. Of course that makes no sense now and I’m just going for it!

    Posted 4.6.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      I have been very busy Melissa! Thank You so much!! So far the wedding planning hasn’t been too bad. I just know with it getting much closer that I want to get everything done ASAP. Taking a break sometimes is just needed. It happens for sure. I know that as bloggers, we want everything to be perfect and this and that but sometimes it’s okay to show the not so perfect side. It happens. 🙂

      Posted 4.11.18 Reply
  10. This is awesome!!!! Thanks for the update!!! I love reading monthly check ins. 🙂

    Posted 4.9.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Taylor! Lots of updates in March! 🙂

      Posted 4.11.18 Reply
  11. Becky wrote:

    Welcome back to blogging! And how exciting that the wedding is approaching 🙂 I know that it’s overwhelming but it’s also fun too, sometimes I wish I could do it again. Especially the fun parts like picking out the bridesmaid dresses, I’m sure they’ll all look beautiful!

    Posted 4.9.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You Becky!! My wedding day is quickly approaching! It seemed just like yesterday that I got engaged. Thankfully wedding planning hasn’t been too stressful. 🙂

      Posted 4.10.18 Reply
  12. YAY! I am so happy you’re back. It sounds like you’ve gotten a lot done for the wedding. Yay for finding bridesmaids dresses so quick. That’s awesome and such a huge relief. I’m so happy for you loosing weight and getting healthy, too. You’ve been killing it lately girl! Keep up all the good work. I can’t wait to see your wedding pics (btw…i’m sure your engagement pics are gorgeous!) and I can’t wait to see what else is coming to your blog!!!

    Posted 4.10.18 Reply
    • sweetteaandhydrangeas wrote:

      Thank You sweet friend!! I am slowly coming back to blogging. I have gotten so many things done for the wedding but I feel like I am going to forget something. At least I got most of the big items completed head on and now it’s just little things. I designed my Save The Dates and will be sending those out very soon! I am very proud of myself about losing the weight. I really needed it and it hasn’t been as hard as I thought. The only thing lately that has been keeping me from working out is being sick. With this weather constantly changing, it has kicked my butt. Thank you for always supporting me sweet friend!! I appreciate it!!

      Posted 4.11.18 Reply