Our Engagement Story

Our Engagement Story

We're starting the New Year out with a bang...and a ROCK!! 

A quick little backstory about the day...I had a photo shoot booked in the city (in Chicago), with a photographer that reached out to me through the blog.  He was in town for the weekend, and asked if I was up to collaborate on a shoot.  I get a lot of random inquiries from people reaching out to me on IG or the blog…but this photographer had some really nice shots, and the timing worked out, so I decided to do a collab with him.  I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to get some nice shots of Bart and I in the city before he moves to California.  So we set it up for January 1st, which was the only day we could actually make it out to the city, since Bart had to work the next couple days.  

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Girls (A Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Fun)

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with the Girls (A Single Girl’s Guide to Valentine’s Day Fun)

Why does it always seem that Prince Charming turns back into a frog right around Valentine’s Day? Whatever. He had issues anyway. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a total bust though. This year, why not get the girls together for a girls’ night in? Even if you’re not single, a girls’ night around Valentine’s Day can be so much fun.

How to Organize Your Home's Trash Solutions

How to Organize Your Home's Trash Solutions

Families and homes have a tendency to build up trash. That’s simply the nature of a bunch of people living in a place together. Things build up and people move through lots of products and materials. By nature, we tend to be a pretty wasteful species. However, you can simultaneously make your home a neater and reduce the amount of waste that you and your family produce by getting organized and working together. Here are some different ways that you can organize the trash your home produces to be more efficient and less of the filthy animals you know you are!

New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Save Money

New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Save Money

The New Year allows for a fresh start and when it comes to saving money that’s just what many of us need. The holidays are a time when many of us let loose and spend more than we meant to. That’s why New Year’s is a great time to make a resolution to start saving money. Whether you choose to do a no-spend month or commit to a savings plan, you can make New Year’s resolutions to help you save money.

White Elephant Gift Ideas

White Elephant Gift Ideas

It's that time of year again, and White Elephant Gift Exchanges are always a good time!  We have so much fun with these every year, and always try to bring the best, or funniest gift to the party.  Here are some fun ideas below.  Just click on the title for more information, or to order.  

Is it an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party too?! Check out these awesome Ugly Christmas Sweaters!
AND, bring the most Hilarious Holiday Card too! 

Reliving Your Best Memories with GoPro and QuikStories

Reliving Your Best Memories with GoPro and QuikStories

"Pictures or it never happened!"  

We have been long time fans of GoPro...even from the early days.  Now, GoPro is even cooler than ever, and with the new APP QuikStories, we're enjoying our memories with just a touch of a button. 

My GoPro has been with me through so much.  Shark Cage Diving, Bungee Jumping, Snowboarding, Fishing...it's been all across the states, in New Zealand, Australia, Haiti, and Iceland.  I've had it for years, and it has never failed me.  It is so awesome to have all these pictures and videos of my favorite memories, when usually I wouldn't have much proof of it before.  After all the love my GoPro has given me, it was time to upgrade to another one...but only because of the awesome new features they keep coming out with.  

Fisherman's Gift Guide

Fisherman's Gift Guide

My boyfriend, B, is a Fisherman...like a really passionate Fisherman.  He does tournaments, is in a fishing club, and belongs to Bassmaster.  To say he loves it, would be a total understatement.  You would think that Christmas and birthday gift ideas come easy for me then...just get some fishing gear, right?  But oh my goodness, have you ever walked into Bass Pro and looked around going, "what the heck do I get?!"  There are so many products, and sometimes it can be super stressful trying to wade through it all. 

Personalized Gifts For Grandparents

Personalized Gifts For Grandparents

Grandparents give us so much.  They help take care of our kids when we need them, they raised us into the people we are and they are who tell us the stories of where we came from.  When you think of grand parents you think of smiling faces, stern looks and priceless memories from times past.  That's why finding the right gift for them can sometimes be tricky.