Vote! 

GO VOTE. 

It does not matter to me who you vote for. What is important is that YOU VOTE! So often people have opinions and don’t take the one BIGGEST opportunity to let their voices be heard! If you are registered to vote, go! If you don’t know who you want to vote for, there are plenty of websites like Washington Post who ask “Are you curious which U.S. presidential candidate best aligns with your personal views, values and priorities?” By clicking the link, you can take a few minutes to position yourself on 20 statements and see where you stand relative to the candidates.

Other sites with quizzes to help you are: ProCon and I Side With 

BECOME educated! Social media and news outlets have so much sway over what we see/hear and ultimately think. It’s not too late to gain some education on who you want to vote for tomorrow based on what’s important to you! As for me, I’m headed to bed shortly so my husband and I can head to the polls early in the morning before work! 

God Bless America,

Aurora 

Adopting a Pet

“You can’t change a dogs past, but you can change its future.”


Today, my husband and I adopted a rescue puppy from Georgia via Logan’s Heros in Coopersburg, PA! As a newly married couple, you naturally start to consider what growing your family will look like, and we wanted a puppy to be in our near future. Over the last few months we’ve been looking at local rescue sites and hoped to find some puppies who needed a loving home. 3 weeks ago, Luna and her 7 brothers and sisters popped up on our radar and we immediately applied to adopt her or one of her siblings. After a week long waiting period, we found out our 3 references were called and asked questions about if we could be great pet parents. 

Originally, we wanted one of Luna’s brothers and hoped that he would love us in the way we fell in love with him after only seeing pictures. After all paperwork was signed to get her brother, I couldn’t help but be drawn to Luna and how sweet and loving she was each time I went over to the pen she was in. This is important. From the moment we decided we wanted to look at these puppies, it was extremely important to me that we felt some sort of connection off the bat before leaving with one of them. Unfortunately, the dog we came to see we did not have that spark with. Luna (originally named Aurora ((like me)) how weird is that?) would not stop licking my hands, and then once we held her, she immediately wagged her tail and wanted to cuddle.

Excuse me while I melt for a second

So here we are… we both felt the same way when meeting her and knew we couldn’t leave without her! Luna Brunovsky (obviously having our last name) joined our family today and I couldn’t be more excited! While we’re super over the moon, we are also nervous to be first time fur-parents together, but know it will be a lot of fun and worth it!

Adopting is WORTH IT! We paid a few hundred dollars (which was primarily a donation) to keep our rescue org going, and our dog arrived with all shots and was spayed. How can it get much better than that??

If you or someone you know has questions about pet adoption, please comment below!!

Time for us to hit the hay! Luna is already out!


Sending love from our new little family…

-Aurora Brunovsky 

Women Empowering Women  

Be a woman other women can trust. Have the courage to tell another woman direct when she has offended, hurt or disappointed you. Successful women have a loyal tribe of loyal & honest women behind them. Not haters. Not backstabbers or women who whisper behind their back. Be a woman who lifts other women.

This says it all. In today’s world there are enough hurdles for all of us to overcome… as women, we know other obstacles as well. With the difficulty and challenges the world places before us, the least we can do is empower each other. 

Lift up your fellow women- even if it’s challenging or a difficult message, it’ll be worth it. Some of the greatest advice I’ve ever gotten was from some female role models of mine. Who can you empower today?

#womenFORwomen

-Aurora 

It’s A Good Day For A Good Day! 


Every single day is a good day for a good day!! Something I’ve been grappling with lately is allowing myself to simply enjoy life. It’s not the easiest of feats but I know that it is absolutely possible. So how do you decide in your mind that it will be a good day? I think it starts with  addressing the points that would make it a not so good day! In other words, you can’t ignore the bad to find the good- sometimes looking the negative in the face gives you power over it. Each of us will encounter things throughout our day, week, lifetime that will require us to adjust our sails and activily fight to stay on a route of gratitude, appreciation and positivity. 

If there was a a magic pill you could take to make every day a good day, I’d tell you what it is, but knowing that you have the power to make each day a GREAT one, is amazing. I’ve decided to start doing something each morning {if you’re a loyal reader, you know I’ve done this in the past- again, always a work in progress}, that will automatically help you get off on the right foot! I pray {or whatever you’d like to do for yourself- meditate or just speak silently to yourself} and thank God for 3 things I’m appreciative for before my feet even touch the ground. This morning they were 1. For my amazing husband whom I cannot imagine my life without {and today is our 2 month anniversary!} 2. The roof over our head, because I love to see what our home has become & 3. That holidays exist and this week was short and today is already Thursday! 

Very easy- as you can see- some are deeper than others, some are only for the moment- but I’ve been doing this each day for a week, and I can tell you the improvement is there! You feel good on the spot as you start your day!

I’ve also found this list and think I might try this as well: 


I’ll be honest: I’m probably going to print this out and place it by my night stand. It’s a great idea and a list I would need to reference the first few days to ensure I don’t miss anything! 

I hope you’re having a GOOD DAY, because today is the PERFECT DAY for it! 😘🌟🌺

-Aurora 

Making Decisions 


DECIDE.

So do it. Decide. Is this the life you want to live? Is this the person you want to love? Is this the best you can be? Can you be stronger? Kinder? More compassionate? Decide. Breathe in. Breathe out and decide. -Meredith Grey

I absolutely love this. Not only because it’s a Grey’s Anatomy quote, but because it’s so bold and to the point. Is there something you want to change about yourself? Something you’re not happy with or want to change to feel better about yourself, your life, your current situation? DECIDE you want to change it, and push down on the gas- never lifting your foot until you’ve reached the destination you want to reach.

Personally, the last few months of my life have been so hectic and scattered. If you’ve read my previous blog, you’ve seen I recently got married- and in the time where everything is focused around YOU and YOU are supposed to be first- I lost myself at times. I decided that I was full steam ahead in wedding mode, and put some other things on the back burner that I want to pick back up now. 

I always want to share the things I’m personally feeling to not only be transparent, but to give an example of what I talk about in each post, with hopes it will help you reflect too. I’ve decided, I want to feel healthy again. The wedding and honeymoon were absolutely fantastic!.. but I’ve deciding to get to the point where I LOVE how I feel about MYSELF and that I can feel stronger.

What is the thing you need to decide to do, and what is the propelling motion you need to make that happen?
Decide.

★Aurora

Oh my God- I’m married. 


You’ve spent months, maybe even years, planning one of the biggest days of your life!… And it just passed! How do you feel?? I’m sure similar as many of us new wives/husbands feel, but here is my experience and feelings. 

My incredible (new) husband Joe, proposed to me at our personally created and ran charity softball tournament in 2014. With over a year and a half to plan and save for our perfect day, it felt like the day would never come. ‘It’s going to be here before you know it’- everyone on the entire planet shared with me, and while I knew they were right, time always seems to go slower for the things you really anticipate (weddings, vacations etc). But I’ve been married for 3 weeks now (to date) and I can’t believe the day is already over!

I can tell you that all of the planning was worth it. From our awesome bridal party to the picture perfect ballroom…

…the day was better than I could have ever imagined and what a bride dreams her day to be. I am so thankful for the people in my life who made it all come together and that stood by my side through it all. Because sometimes wedding planning can be rough, present obstacles, people surprise you, vendors might be touchy, etc etc etc. You’ve experienced or read somewhere what I’m talking about and my wedding was no different. Some advice (even though it was super annoying to hear) is that::::

The day goes by so fast- enjoy!

I felt like my day was on fast forward the entire time! From our 8:00 beauty appointments…


…to the 10:00pm wrap from the DJ, it flew! The biggest piece of advice I took from this was enjoy the day, be present with your husband/wife, and if needed, be selfish with your time! If people want to see you, spend time, take a picture- they will find you. We had approximately 150 guests, at a 4 hour reception where we had about 3 hours of our time taken up by formalities… That left 1 hour to see people/mingle and do one or 2 things you wanted to do for yourself. The one item on my list: dance. We hired an incredible entertainment company for the sole reason that we and our guests/families LOVE to dance! At certain parts in the night, I asked my husband to make sure we were on the dance floor toward the end- and we were! ☑️ right off my list! 

I’m going to be putting A VLOG together on my top 10 tips for wedding planning- from bridal party selection, to timelines to all the crap to stay away from! -stay tuned!

If you’re about to get married or just got married CONGRATULATIONS! You’ve made it to your biggest moment of your life yet!!!! So happy for you!!!

Visit back soon for the VLOG or subscribe so you receive it in your inbox once it’s up! 

Cheers,

-Mrs. 

I’m So Proud Of You

  
“I’m so proud of you. I just wanted to tell you incase no one has.”

Sometimes we all need that little pat on the back! Often times, we might not hear it from others, and so I think it’s important to always remind yourself of how you got to where you are. You brought yourself here! Whether you are in the spot you want to be, wanting to make a life change or moving forward toward a goal, don’t forget to stop and appreciate where you are in the present. Hard work gets you to where you want to be- and so many times I think we worry about the end, that we don’t enjoy the in between. 

So if you need this today, I’m proud of you— and if you know someone else who needs it, pass it on. 

❤️ Aurora