Annie was born and raised in Northwest Indiana with her younger sister and parents in Hammond. After spending some time out of the area chasing the radio dream she has moved back to start a family with her two main men: Jager the mutt and fiance Rob. When she is not on the air Annie enjoys cheering her favorite Chicago sports teams (Da Bears, Da Bulls, And Da Sox), hiking, and exploring new fairs and festivals! (Anything Deep Fried she's in!) Annie cannot wait to share her life with you on air and is excited to be back in the Region doing what she loves!
How do you get excited about planning a wedding?
That's the question I have been asking myself for a couple of months now. Don't get me wrong, I am excited about spending the rest of my life with the man I love, I am not however, excited about spending thousands of dollars on one night of fun! Call me cheap, but there are other things I'd rather spend my money on, like a new house for instance so I can get outta my mom's basement! Well, I may have found the best way to get motivated... wedding dress shopping! I spent this weekend taking big steps in the wedding process... my first wedding dress shopping experience!
Gotta say I was pretty nervous about the idea, but it turned out wonderfully. (Big thanks to my sister and mom for the support and for getting me in and out of some of those things!) One misconception I have realized is, don't be afraid to go to the smaller boutiques. I thought the smaller the store, the more expensive and it wasn't exactly the case. (Yes there are some expensive gowns, but it's that way everywhere!) The smaller shops are way more helpful and in my opinion made the experience more enjoyable. The consultant helped pick out some dresses with no pressure, gave you your space, helped tie you in correctly, and offered to take pictures.
In the big box store, I felt like a number. It was like you were cattle and they were herding you in and out. Not to mention our consultant didn't offer any help in and out of the dresses, nor did she have them ready to try on. Yes, bigger stores have more selection, but I felt for the money the quality was better at the smaller boutique! Was it like this for your gown experience?
Anyway, after two shops and four hours of trying on dresses I narrowed it down to two serious contenders! One is more simple and less expensive and the other is more elegant and slightly over my budget! That's why I'm sitting on both of them and deciding in a couple of weeks which one if any I will buy! Now, I want to do more wedding planning... what should be next?
Did you hear about this new lawsuit against the producers of The Bachelor And Bachelorette shows? Two men are suing the shows for unfair representation, they feel they were singled out in the audition process for being black. Here is the full article to better explain.
What do you think? It's not like these reality shows are ever fair in their representation of America... I mean there's never been a plus size contestan right? I don't watch the shows enough to know what all the seasons have been like, but is it fair to say only stereotypical "pretty" types get on the show? Is it wrong to expect that from these shows or should there be more diversity?
Let us know your opinion on our Facebook page!
9 to 5 was stuck in my head this morning as I woke up after Working Women Wednesday, so I thought I'd share! (Love Dolly!) Just wanna say thanks once again for taking the time to come hang with us last night... I was truly blown away by how awesome I was treated and cannot wait to do it again!
I came across this article and thought it was fitting: "Things You Should Never Say To A Mom"! Some of them are just things you shouldn't say to a woman period! For example, "When are you due?" NEVER NEVER Ask this question unless you are absolutely sure the woman is preggers... believe made this mistake and felt horrible! What would you add to the list? Let's talk about it on Facebook!
Have a great Thursday!
How was your weekend? Got a chance to go to the Michigan City Zoo for the first time in years yesterday! Gotta say the improvements they are making look wonderful, but I was slightly disappointed by one feature: the Monkey House! All I was looking forward to was the crazy monkey exhibit and it's now closed! The monkey area was always my favorite growing up, and now it's a rundown mess in desperate need of repairs and a paint job! (I can see why they said after 80 years it's no longer safe for the monkeys!)
Also, while you're there be sure to take the extra steps to check out the tower! For some reason I cannot ever remember climbing to the top growing up. However, I did quickly realize the fiance and I are outta shape! Once we got to the top we were in desperate need of a breather! (Does this ever happen to you?) There was a little girl up there with her dad pretending to be a princess trapped in a castle... it was the cutest thing ever!
In any case, it still turned out to be a beautiful day, if you have kids and want an affordable quick trip to the zoo check it out. Now let's get ready to rock another week!
How was your Easter weekend? Did you get to spend time with the ones you loved? This was the first holiday in a long time I didn't have to worry about leaving early to drive back home for work the next day... it felt AMAZING!
Continued some of my favorite Easter traditions including coloring eggs with my sister, getting the Easter basket blessed with my mom, shooting dice after dinner, and having an Easter egg hunt for the dogs! Yes, you read that right... the dogs! (My mom desperately needs grandkids!) Jager definitely whooped Macaroni's butt in the egg hunt, stealing all the treats before Mac realized what was going on! (Check out the pic above)
Do you have any traditions at your house? Can't wait to eat those left overs later!
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