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SO Random with SO Shay!

5.28.2013

Silly title I know, I know. Did you roll your eyes? Smile? Cringe? HAHA! Either way, if you heard me say it, I promise you'd laugh. ;) 

Happy Tuesday Friends, and welcome back from the three day weekend! I hope that y'all had an amazing and relaxing weekend full of fun and sunshine! I have a lot of randomness to share today, and a lot of work waiting for me (aye aye aye) so I am going to make this quick! :)

ONE. I recently had the pleasure of meeting the sweetest and most beautiful young lady named Lisa. She blogs over at Something Pretty AND she is featuring one of my weddings today on her blog. Please go check it out HERE! :)



TWO. Drew and I have decided on a logo for Love, The Nelsons. YEP! We are on our way to being L.E.G.I.T. Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP CHICKEN HEAD!? We will be sharing it here on the blog next week I do believe! :) We can't wait to show you guys!!! :)

THREE. Drew and I attended...ATTENDED (not worked!?) a wedding on Saturday y'all. I don't know when the last time we attended a wedding either! It was cool! We also haven't been on a date in awhile, and we had such a great time! Not gonna lie y'all...DDHP was looking HAWT! (Insert sizzle noises here).





Not to brag... but we also had the best seats in the house if I do say so myself. They must have known that me and cake are best friends forever.



FOUR. We celebrated Memorial Day on Sunday with my family at my brother's house in Salado. It was such a great day too. We grilled hamburgers, caught up with one another and relaxed in the pool. It was my nephew Ty's first time in the pool, and he LOVED it! He's such a little muffin and I am SO thankful I have had the opportunity to hang out with this guy so much while we have been renovating our home. We also celebrated my niece Mallory (the hottie in the bright orange swimsuit) and her graduation from ACU. I'm so very proud of her! She is starting her first big girl job today in Dallas for Squires and Company. The girl is mega talented and I have NO doubt she will be doing big thannnngs! You can see some of her portfolio here so you can see why I'm a proud Aunt! :)



Ty says, "Welcome to the gun show girls!" Dannggg Ty Ty! 

FIVE. Because this one deserves a bullet point all of it's own. Do you remember my sister-in-law Christi? If you're a long time reader, then you will know...but she battled brain cancer two years ago and it was at the time, one of the hardest things I've ever had to emotionally battle. She is the just the best y'all...she has a HUGE heart that loves the Lord and a spirit so incredibly powerful that I can gladly sit here today and say that she is my hero. She's a walking testimony of Faith and it astounds me at how loving, positive, and happy she lives her life despite everything that has happened to her and despite everything she still continues to face. It's incredible. On May 31st, she will be celebrating TWO YEARS in remission. TWO years of being Cancer Free. Praise God! Here we are being awesome chunking up the "Cancer Free" Duece for two years. That's just how we roll! :)



SIX. We worked on our home yesterday from 10 AM to 10 PM. To say I'm tired is just a given. Drew layed alllll the floors in the living room, and the hallway last week and we finished up the bedroom, and the closet yesterday. I have to also toot my own horn (duh!) and let you know that I layed about 10 of these pretty babies! TEN! I'm the mastaaaaa of the universe! Okay not really.

We also put the trim in the living room last night, and Drew was about thissssss close to cutting off his thumb. Talk about a mini heart attack. This boy needs that thumb, because afterall, he is an Aggie. I don't know if his fellow classmates would appreciate a decapitated thumb. Can you imagine? (Only Aggies will probably get this reference).

Anyway, we are working every night this week to get her in move in condition. We still have rennovations to do in the future, but once the trim in, and our house gets a shower (a deep clean), we will be ready to get our muscles in gear and move ourselves back in. Next week is what we are shooting for! :) You can follow our progress on my instagram here. #lovethenelsonshouse

Here are some photos so you can visualize this progress I'm speaking about! :) (P.s. Ignore the ugly nasty bathroom you are about to see. This will be our biggest eye sore in our home but it is def. the most expensive room we have left to renovate. One day, one dayyyy.... *sigh*

 "Hey Dad, you missed a spot!"

Like-a boss. I'm also not faking this photo. Promise I got my hands dirty too. ;) 








If I never have to paint trim again for the rest of my life, I will totally be okay with that. P.s.) Piper is excited.





 That moment when your dog is checking our your husband's bum...

SEVEN. We are having a garage sale on Saturday morning and I hope and pray somebody wants something. We have some goodies (promise) so if any of you Austinites need a washer/dryer/clothes/treadmill(#ineveruseit)/tires in good condition/rims/glassware/mugs/tools/housedecor/didimentionclothes? E-mail me and I'll send you our address! :) We are simplifying our home and getting rid of the clutter. It feels SO good. Less is more, Less is more, Less is more. (I have to keep saying this when I start going through our things! So far, so good!) Atleast I think so! ;)


EIGHT.  Drew surprised me with a new photo bag the other day. I saw it online a couple of weeks ago  on Kate Spade and said, "Aw, that's cute!" with no plans on buying it and next thing I know, it's on my doorstep a few weeks later. I needed a new camera bag because mine broke, and I guess Drew thought this was a real camera bag (see photo) and thought I could use this for my equipment. Little did he know that the bag was just a litttttle smaller than he thought and only fits a point and shoot. :) Regardless, I love it SO much and his thoughtfulness is something I will never, ever take for granted. That man...






NINE.   Here is a playlist. Just because I'm that awesome. It's pretty random too. Just like this post. But Maybe you will enjoy it? I know I am! :)

So Shay Tunes: Tuesday Mix 3 by Shalyn Nelson on Grooveshark

TEN. You're sexy.


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  1. You too are both so cute in that wedding photo! :) And your house is looking SO GOOD!!! Keep it up my friend!

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  2. Insert sizzle noises lol. I just love you.

    That camera bag...you mean to tell me you don't do all your incredible photography via point & shoot?? ;)

    Eleven. I love your face of base!

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    1. Lol you make me laugh goober. I love your face of base!

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  3. yay! you get to move back in soon! i am doing a happy dance for you.

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    1. Happy dances are always welcome! :) THANK YOU MICHELLE! :)

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    1. Weird? I just love YOU so much friend! So happy you're embracing this blogging community! Makes me smile! :) XO!

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  5. So much work!! You guys are awesome. Such a beautiful couple too. I hope you get home next week!!

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    1. Ahhhh SO much work. It is never-ending it feels like! :) Thank you so much love!!! I hope we get home soon too! The light is brighter at the end of that tunnel that is for sure! <3 XO!

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  6. I'm digging the playlist, it's a good one. You've got me dancing in my desk chair in my office. I like it.

    Also, you look gorgeous in your blue dress (and DDHP looks good too, you guys, stop itttt;)

    Speaking of looking good: your house. I'm so excited for you guys.

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    1. Hey, thanks girllll! I'm jamming to it right now as I type this. Imagine me bopping my head super cool like too mk? :) Dance partyyyy! :)

      And thank you so much!!! We are excited too! :) You're the best girl!

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  7. you guys looked wonderful at the wedding! I've been following along via instagram on your house projects and I adore your flooring! we just redid our bedrooms with something similar and I think they're so timeless. on a un-house related note: you guys are so precious together and so kind to each other it's evident even without knowing you both in person-- I enjoy reading about your adventures (and struggles) together because you seem so genuine, and there for each other to make it through anything that you take on. best wishes on your house, business, life and love together! :)

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    1. Aww thank you Sarah! :) Timeless is exactly what we were going for so yayay! Thanks for following along too! That makes me smile! :)

      Thank you, Thank you! :) We are kind to each other most of the time ;) This comment just warmed my heart though, so thank you for that! <3 Big hugs being sent your way! <3

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  8. Whoop whoop chicken head! Hahaha, you have the sweetest and most fun personality Shay. I always love reading your posts. Can't wait to see the new logo and your floors look AMAZING!

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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    1. Lol! Please tell me you know what song I am talking about too!? ;)

      I always love reading your comments Chelsea. You make my day all the time.

      Our logo should be revealed next week (fingers crossed)! <3

      Thanks for always being such a sweetheart! You make me happy!

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  9. those thighs on that baby!! SQueeeee! Your husband seems like a very sweet man. You've got yourself a good one! Love reading your posts!

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    1. Ahhh aren't his thighs the best!?!?!? I just want to gobble him up! :)

      Drew is the sweetest. I know I'm his wife and it's normal to praise and love on our men, but even if I wasn't married to him, I'd still think he was the sweetest. His heart is huge and I've never seen him be mean...ever. I love that you can see that...he deserves far more credit than I could ever express. (Thank you for saying that lol... obviously it fires me up in a good way!) ;)

      Thank you for reading along! It means so much!!! <3 XO!

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  10. YAAY! So happy for y'all that the light at the end of the tunnel is getting BRIGHTER!!! Congrats to your sister-in-law, that is absolutely amazing! AAANND congrats to you for being featured on the other blog!!! So happy for you!

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    1. For some reason, your comment was the only one that went through to my e-mail account, but I wanted to just write you back again and say THANK YOU for always leaving the sweetest comments Shayna! You're so wonderful!!! <3 Happy to have found you in this blogworld love bug! <3

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    2. Aww well you're so welcome & thank you!! You are such a breath of fresh air & I can tell you just have the best heart! (& are funny too!) I'm happy to have found YOU in this blog world!

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  11. Where is your cute black swimsuit from?? I have been looking for a cute black halter suit for forever it seems like, and I love yours! Love your blog too!

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  12. YOu have the best music AS ALWAYS! I had not heard that song by Ray L. which is weird considering I have several songs by him on my playlist !: )

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