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September 12, 2019

Our little getaway this last weekend to Steamboat Springs was just what I didn't know we needed. It's easy to let the weeks and weekends at home get away from us as we stay busy with various things, so this was just the ticket to remind us how important it is to have s...

April 24, 2018

When we first bought our house a year and a half ago, the first thing I wanted to do was update the paint through the entire first floor. The kitchen was a muted turquoise, the living room was a mix of sage green and maroon, and the back family room area was a hunter g...

April 20, 2018

A few new goodies I've picked up recently and loved (all products except the floss can be found locally in Des Moines at Eden but I've linked to everything as well!)

1. malin + goetz resurfacing glycolic pads : these little presoaked pads exfoliate my skin when I need s...

March 30, 2018

I spend a lot of time cooking and baking in my kitchen, so that means there's a lot of time spent cleaning the kitchen. So anytime I can find multiple ways to use an item, I'm thrilled to keep using it over and over instead of continuing to get out or buy new things, d...

March 18, 2018

For many years as a kid, my mom and dad and I took an annual vacation to Key Largo. Since it'd been over 15 years since we'd been back, mom and I decided we were overdue for a visit to an old favorite place. From starting off the trip with a day in Miami, to enjoying t...

February 24, 2018

Vacations are good for you for so many reasons - they can help you feel refreshed, unwind, relax, try and see new things, and connect with yourself or your favorite people. But it's easy to overdo it during a getaway - you're going out to eat and drinking more than usu...

February 20, 2018

Sharing a few of my most favorite pics from my most favorite day. Although we got married over 8 months ago, I recently found myself in a deep dark hole of going through all our wedding photos again and decided to share a few favorite pics + moments from our big happy...

February 8, 2018

I first discovered the Neat Method via instagram a few months back, and as someone who isn't naturally super organized but dreams of having a home where everything has a place, I found myself obsessing over their beautiful photos where everything was just where it shou...

February 5, 2018

When you need a little afternoon snack to tide you over to dinner, this almond butter freezer fudge has been my recent go-to snack. Lately I've been whipping up batches of it to have on hand as I like that keeping it in the freezer not only means it takes a little whil...

January 22, 2018

Florida has become a long weekend getaway go-to spot for us over the last few years, as the sunshine state almost always guarantees nice weather, the beaches are beautiful, and with quick easy direct flights on Allegiant Air we can usually get there for a fairly g...

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