Not all items on your gift registry need to be boring! Treat yourself and add some games to your wedding registry-you won’t regret it! Here are some of the favorites that we LOVE to play together! Hope this helps!
My husband added this to our registry and I thought he was CRAZY! Looking back this is one of the most fun things we got! Such good quality too, we’ve taken it to the lake, rafting down the river a few times and it’s still in great shape!
I think I was born to be a creator and an entrepreneur!
Growing up, I remember doing anything I could to make money! I would scrub baseboards to save up money to buy an American Girl Doll. I would make cupcakes and lemonade creating a daily lemonade stand to run during the summertime! At age 10, I even started making hairbows to sell to my neighbors and at our local craft fairs. At age 15 I started a piano teaching business that I ran until I was 2 years old. Business was something that I just loved to do-I love creating and I love goal setting so the both go together well!
Flash forward to now: I am a 22 year old with a college degree, full time job, and two side hustle businesses that are a full time job in and of themselves!
I started my photography business in May of 2020-after getting thirsty for some sort of creative growth during the beginning of the pandemic. I went all out and invested in a $2500 camera, took online courses and ran with it! I have learned so much since then and have loved every moment!
Last year, I was able to start working as a Social Media Manager for @glutenfreewithcoral! Now, in 2022 I have two more Social Media clients and am running a full on Virtual Assistant business! As a Social Media Manager I take over social media platforms and create content plans for the business owner! I don’t replace them at all-but I give them prompts and I go in and do all of the captions, editing, work, and reel creation! It’s WILD and it’s so much fun! I officially created this legal business this month. You can follow me on Instagram @heyallyglover!
So… why am I sharing this now?
Well, all of these things fuel me! They make me so excited about life and I love sharing the things in life that I am passionate about. I want to be open about what I love and what brings me joy!
My businesses are a huge part of my life! I dedicate all my time outside of my 9-5 job towards growing my business and making extra income for my family.
I would love to keep sharing my business tips on here and hopefully inspire other creators and entrepreneurs to invest in themselves and start that side hustle! Try new things and make money doing things that you love to do!
What business related content would you like to see from me?
Being married to your best friend is hands down the best thing ever! I have loved and cherished (almost) every single moment of it! 😉 To celebrate the completion of our first year together I’m going to go over some of the top memories I have!
Buying a house together!
Boy-what a journey it was to buy a house in 2021. The market has been SO crazy! We spent months looking for the perfect house. We were even under contract for a different house at one point-until we learned that it was an undisclosed meth house… SO GLAD we dodged that bullet. Our patience and searching finally paid off in June and we now have the most beautiful house to start our lives together! I feel so grateful to be in a good enough financial position for us to buy a house. So blessed!
“Moneymoon to Florida!”
After our wedding in January, we both had to go back to work and school the following Monday-so we went and stayed at a nearby hotel for the weekend. The in May, we went on our “Moneymoon”-Drew called it that because we spent way to much money! Haha! For this more official honeymoon we went to Florida to visit my mission in Jacksonville, and go to Disneyworld! It was so much fun! We spent two days in Disneyworld, went to the several different beaches, visited my Mission President and wife-the Woods, spent a day in St. Augustine, saw alligators, and relaxed! It was the most joyous time and I’ve never seen anyone more happy than when Drew is at the beach haha! Seriously debating about getting a beach-house in FL someday!
Our first trip to Disneyland together!
My mom and I were supposed to go to Disneyland in March of 2020-back when the world shut down due to Covid-19. Since we still had tickets that needed to be used by the end of this year, and I have gained a plus one-Drew and my brother Jensen came with us! This was Drew’s first time to Disneyland EVER! & I have definitely created a new Disneyland lover! So happy that I married a man who loves Disney as much as I do! He already wants to go back again!
Never having to leave you!
One of the best things about being married is that you get to come home to each other EVERY day! No more driving back home to our parents home every night. No mores nights without you. You are simply mine all the time (Except when we work of course! It’s the absolute best to wake up to each other each morning-and get to end our day together too! I have slept so much better having Drew by my side all night. It really is such a blessing to live with Drew in so many ways!
Decorating for Halloween!
October is Drew’s birth month-which also means that he is obsessed with Halloween! We started decorating for Halloween at the beginning of October, and I have never seen anyone more excited for Halloween in my life! Our whole house was decked out in bats, cats, and spider webs haha! Drew even bought a life sized plastic skeleton-who we named Skelly! We had a lot of fun hiding Skelly in different places throughout the month! See pics below! I think we started some fun traditions that we will want to keep around forever.
Surgery usually isn’t that fun-right? NOPE! But this one was actually life changing. I was fortunate enough to have my husband be able to take the day off to assist me before and after the surgery as well! During this surgery, the doctor rechecked me for Celiac Disease. I do NOT have celiac disease so I have been able to eat Gluten again! Drew was overjoyed. Although I still struggle with IBS symptoms, I have been able to get a lot of them under control with lifestyle changes and medication. It was also fun to look back at the videos of me loopy after the procedure! I was crazy wild!
Weekend Trip to SLC!
In August/September both Drew and I were fortunate to find higher paying jobs-with better schedules too! I went from working as a Loan Officer to working as Loan Auditor-which is a lot less stressful! Drew is now the Clinical Research Assistant for the Heredigene study at the hospital up here. To celebrate our new jobs, and the fact we had a 4 day weekend, we took a trip to SLC! We spent the day at the zoo, family history museum, temple square, the Clark Planetarium, and had lots of fun at our hotel pool! It was honestly so fun to celebrate our accomplishments and have a care-free weekend together!
When the temples opened back up this year, we decided to start going weekly! Between the two of us, we can book 6 trips at a time, so we go almost every Tuesday to do some kind of ordinance for our ancestors. It has been such a beautiful tradition to hold! I treasure the moments that we spend together in the temple so much! I also make Drew and I take a selfie every time we go-which I will feature below!
Since this was our first Christmas as a married couple, and in our New Home-we had to buy a LOT of Christmas Decorations! Here are some of the basics we started with! Hope you enjoy! Links are all found below!
EVERYTHING ELSE was from local boutiques, or decorations inherited from my grandparents! Let me know if you have any questions! None of this is sponsored! Just me trying to share my style with others! 🙂
With the holidays finally here! I put together a list of some fun stocking stuffers for the special girl or guy in your life! I hope you love the list I have created as much as I do! *Some of these links may contain affiliate links!*
I’ve been home from my mission for TWO YEARS NOW! Yet-I am still having the same struggles I did when I walked off that plane and hugged my parents. Sometimes I regret going on my mission because maybe if I didn’t go, I wouldn’t have the issues that I have today. However, I know that’s not true. God knew I was going to struggle with Anxiety. He also knew that I was going to have a lot of gut issues-and not going on a mission wouldn’t have prevented them from appearing in my life.
There are so many questions that are constantly going in and out of my mind. Do I really have to be eating gluten free? Why do I out of all people have to struggle like this? Why can’t Heavenly Father just make my pain go away? What’s wrong with my body? Do I have some rare disease that doctors don’t even know about? Why are all of my tests/labs coming back normal when I don’t feel myself? I don’t feel healthy, so what’s wrong? Is it all in my head? Why won’t the doctors believe me? These are questions I have recently thought, and they all leave me hanging in frustration, doubt and more fear.
Let me tell you-I’m just SO sick of living in a state of panic and fear. I can’t let it consume me any longer. It affects my quality of life and when I think about it it makes it harder for it to ever go away. That’s the cruel part about anxiety. It really consumes you, especially after you try to make it go away on it’s own. Then it just wants to linger even longer.
So here is my reminder to myself and to the world that MY FEELINGS ARE REAL. YOUR FEELINGS AND CHALLENGES ARE REAL. THEY ARE 100% VALID and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I am aware that my trials suck, that my anxiety sucks, but I will NOT let anxiety rule my life or define my actions. Life in general is hard. I have gone through so many hard things. BUT I make it through them every single time.
I made it through my mission! I made it through the feelings of homesickness, fear, sickness, anxiety uncomfortable growing, etc.
I have made it through a global pandemic-and a year full of earthquakes, power outages, no church, and quarantines. (@2020)
I have made it through so many changes: moving to college, working several different jobs, moving into new apartments, getting married, buying a house, starting my own business, changing colleges, etc.
I made it through college. I made the deadlines, survived the tests, did the work and lived to tell the tale.
I have survived losing loved ones. I lost my sweet Grandma last November, and then my sweet mission companion this summer. Experiencing loss for the first time so close to home was such a challenge-and still is.
I have made it through every single bad moment, day, week, and month so far. & each time I have come out a stronger and better person.
As far as my diagnosis for my health issues goes-it’s all in God’s hands now. I came home faithfully from my mission after suffering and trying my hardest to be a disciple of Christ and I have since desperately hoped that God would give me answers. However, I am learning that the answers we seek for in life don’t typically come in the timeframe or way that we want them to. In fact, I have learned that I have to have the faith to accept the fact that there might not be an answer in this life. However, God does assure us that answers will come.
I don’t always feel this way, but deep down I KNOW that these things are true. I KNOW that God loves me. I KNOW that he wants me to be happy. I KNOW that he doesn’t like to see me suffer, but it’s part of my growing process. We are here on earth to LEARN and to GROW! If we wished the hard times away we wouldn’t get the opportunity to become clean and pure like the Savior is. Growing pains allow us to become perfected even as he is. It allows us to
So for now the only thing left for me to do is TRUST IN HIM. Trust that he will lead me to where I need to be, and that this suffering will be but for a small minute. As God himself quoted to a suffering, young Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail “7 My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;” Although it might not feel like a small moment, I have great faith in knowing that even in this moment, Our Savior is there and he WANTS us to feel peace in this very moment.