Sunday, May 31, 2015

you will always end up where you were meant to be.

Sometimes, life is exciting. That word best describes the last couple of weeks. Well, that and busy. There has been an awful lot going on lately....but in between it all, there have been fun days, special memories, and rewarding experiences. There was the long weekend, a concert, and a pre-wedding event. When major events take place, I always like to take a minute to look back and reflect. Which is exactly what today's post is all about. This is a closer look at some of the things that have been going on in my life lately.....

Victoria Day Long Weekend
There is something special about long weekends. They can be super relaxing, fun, and a great excuse to get together with friends and family. Most of my long weekend was spent working, cleaning, packing, and getting stuff ready at the apartment. But on the Sunday night, it was all about embracing the holiday! My fiance and I bought a bunch of fireworks and invited people to his place so we could light them. It felt great to watch our mini-fireworks display with good friends. Afterwards, we had a couple of drinks and talked for a while. It was really really nice. The perfect way to celebrate the Victoria Day long weekend. Here are a coupe of pictures that I snapped of the fireworks in action.

Gerard Way Concert
Music is a big part of my life. It always has been and I think it always will be. Which is why I tend to jump on the chance to see musicians or bands I love play live. Gerard Way, the former lead singer of My Chemical Romance, played a show in my city recently. I bought tickets the second they went on sale....and I am glad they did. Even though the crowd was not quite what I expected and I was not a fan of the opening act, Gerard Way was fantastic. It meant a lot to see him perform. My seats were not great but I was able to see the show just fine. (I did not want to deal with general admission, mosh pits, and all the rest.) These are a few pictures of me pre-show and of the concert itself.

Pre-Wedding Jack and Jill
There are some pre-wedding traditions my fiance and I have chosen to skip. And others we have chosen to embrace. But I'll be honest....when he brought up the idea of a Jack and Jill party, I said no. Then I said no some more. Eventually he got his way and we started planning our own Tacky beach themed Jack and Jill. Between booking the hall, getting decorations, finding prizes, making tickets, inviting (and endlessly following up) with people, and putting everything together? It was a ton of work. An absolute ton of work. Thankfully we had some great people helping out. My friend was a total rock star and was there to help me set up the day of. We also had friends and family help take down all of the tables and chairs at the end of the night. Thank goodness! Overall, it was a fun night though - and I think everyone had a good time. 

Those are a few of the highlights from my life over the last couple of weeks. Things have definitely been busy....but good, too! I hope your life has been just as exciting. Especially now that spring is here and the sun is shining.

How have you been staying busy?

xo Shannon


  1. Beautiful photos!!! you look so pretty!!! I love your makeup!!!
    Have a good week!!! my g+ for your post!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  2. cool post!

  3. Love the smokey eyes ! And it looks like you had a good time !! :D

  4. Oh very beautiful makeup

  5. Beautiful photo!

    With love, Nastya Deutsch ❤

  6. Loved your make-up.. WOW !!

  7. Seems like you had an amazing time! And I'm in love with your make-up, so beautiful!
    XO Imke //

  8. Don't you just look cute cute cute, Shannon. Sounds like you guys having a ball right now.

  9. Amazing pictures! Love your make up! :)

  10. Aaaaaawwww...your Jack and Jill looked like it turned out great:) My sis just had her wedding on the 23rd, so I know what you and your guy must be going through. I hope everything is smooth-sailing:)

  11. Wow! So beautiful post! i love it!

    have a great day!


  12. lovely post

  13. lovely post dear how about we follow each other

  14. great pictures. love the first one.

  15. cool :) goodluck with your wedding dear. I miss My Chemical Romance. I wish they wld get back together

  16. Sounds like a fun filled time indeed! I love getting to see live music from artists I adore, I need to go and see more xx

    VanessaVonJames | Fashion Blog

  17. Beautiful Makeup. I love that Title too great quote to live by!