August 11, 2017
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Honeymoon To-Do List

We leave for your honeymoon tomorrow, saying I’m excited would be a huge understatement. After the stress of planning the wedding, work and life – I […]
August 10, 2017
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Weekend Recap: Jared’s Birthday

This weekend was Jared’s 15th Birthday, crazy I know! So Friday and Saturday were all about celebrating him. Friday night he wanted to go to dinner […]
August 5, 2017
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Happy Birthday Jared

Tomorrow is Jared’s 15th Birthday, that is crazy! I can’t believe how great of a young man he is turning into- he’s no longer that little […]
August 2, 2017
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Rehearsal Dinner

Up until the Rehearsal Dinner, it didn’t feel like we were actually getting married. It felt more like I was running around crazy, stressing and over […]
July 31, 2017
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Life Lately

I’m back!! The last two months have been a whirlwind, actually the last three months have felt that way. Planning a wedding, trying to enjoying summer […]
July 4, 2017
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Red, White and Blue

Happy Fourth of July!! Usually this is a major holiday for us, but with it being so close the wedding and on a Tuesday this year […]
June 28, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Twelve

24 days, only 24 more days until we get married…. 24 DAYS!!!! I can’t believe how quickly these last few weeks are going. I feel like […]
June 26, 2017
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Washington D.C

A couple of weekends ago I spent 48 hours in Washington D.C. visiting my friend Mallory. We definitely made the most of my time there -walked […]
June 20, 2017
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Father’s Day

We had such a fun time celebrating Father’s Day! We spent the day fishing with my parents at Heron Lake, it was such a cute little […]
June 15, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Eleven

This week was a little bit more productive than last, but still not where it needed to be. But I did take a break from wedding […]
June 12, 2017
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brunch and an outdoor adventure

Last Sunday we spent the day downtown with our favorite friends before they left for D.C. for the summer. First stop was brunch at the Dime […]
June 7, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Ten

This is a nonproductive wedding update, typing those words make me cringe. I tried to make it productive, but my indecisiveness has gotten the best of […]
June 6, 2017
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48 Hours in D.C. – Where to Eat

After spending way too much time researching the top restaurants in D.C. from sites like Yelp, thrillist and Eater. Here are a few of the places […]
June 5, 2017
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let’s GATHER at the PARC

We spent last Saturday on a date night and Sunday on a double date day downtown, so it was a pretty good two days! Saturday night […]
June 1, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Nine

51 days until we say I do, 51 days, it is so soon I can’t believe it. What I really can’t believe is that Steve proposed […]
May 31, 2017
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Backyard Camping

This past Friday, after much debate with the girls on what we should do (since Jared was up-north with his friends) we decided on having a […]
May 30, 2017
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Wish List: Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale

It’s like Christmas in May, Nordstrom is having their Half Yearly Sale!! I have rounded up my favorites for myself, the kids, Steve and my house […]
May 22, 2017
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Bridal Shower

Yesterday was the start of of my wedding festivities, my bridal shower. It was a perfect, magical, wonderful day! The wedding started to feel real with […]
May 19, 2017
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48 Hours in D.C. – What I Want To Do

Instead of having a bachelorette party, I decided to go to Washington D.C. to spend the weekend with one of my MOH during her first weekend […]
May 17, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Eight

A lot has been accomplished since my last update. The invitations are completed and sent out out, we actually have already received a few RSVPs!!!! Last […]
May 16, 2017
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Farmers Market and the Park

Two weekends ago I was able to talk Leighton and Camden into coming to the opening day of the Birmingham Farmer’s Market with me but at […]
May 15, 2017
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Weekend Recap: Mother’s Day 2016

This past weekend the kids made sure that I felt the love for Mother’s Day with treats, a homemade dinner, cleaning up after themselves and homemade […]
May 3, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Seven

The days and weeks seem to go by so much faster when you have something big coming up… like a wedding! I swear it feels like […]
April 27, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Six

We are getting married in 86 days, wow! When Steve proposed over two years ago and we decided on July 22, 2017 to be our wedding […]
April 24, 2017
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Target Beauty Box: Hello Pure & Simple

Target had two Beauty Boxes this month, which is never a bad thing! I have already posted about the Peace of Mind box, so here is […]
April 21, 2017
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A Day Trip to Ann Arbor

Like I had mentioned here, we spent the day in Ann Arbor a couple weekends ago. I’m not one who likes to stay home all the […]
April 19, 2017
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A Very Important Question

Two years ago on April 19th, Steve asked me to be his wife and I of course said yes!!!!!!! Steve proposed at a park near Ann […]
April 17, 2017
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Gingham Top and Red Balloons

I had a wonderful weekend celebrating one of my best friends birthdays and Easter! But now I feel a cold coming on, it better just be […]
April 12, 2017
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Easter Eggs

I have always loved the holidays and everything that comes along with it- the traditions, decorating and memories! But now that I have the kids in […]
April 11, 2017
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Target Beauty Box: Hello Peace of Mind and Giveaway

Last month I did a giveaway for my favorite beauty box, Target’s Beauty Box. April’s beauty box is already sold out, but I’m doing another giveaway […]
April 5, 2017
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March Birchbox: Pretty Mighty

This is my third FabFitFun box and they seem to keep getting better! It’s no secret that I love subscription boxes, I get multiples each month. […]
April 3, 2017
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Recipe: Spinach Artichoke Dip

I’m the type of person who is always down for a good dip. But spinach artichoke dip is one of my favorite’s! While we at Trader […]
March 31, 2017
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Friday Favorites: March

How is today the last day of March!?!? Time needs to slow down! But I will say I hope April brings us some warm weather, because […]
March 30, 2017
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March Birchbox: Pretty Mighty

This month’s Birchbox was a special edition created with Draper James (Reese Witherspoon’s lifestyle brand)! Who doesn’t love Reese, so I was very excited to see […]
March 29, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Five

Well this whole I’m getting married in a few months has finally sunk in, because my WEDDING DRESS came in and I was able to take […]
March 28, 2017
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A favorite and somewhere new

A couple of weekends ago we went on a double date to Wright and Co for brunch, one of our all time favorites! We love going […]
March 27, 2017
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Six Months of Blogging

I can’t believe that I finally got the courage to start this blog six months ago. It feels like I have been doing this for years, […]
March 24, 2017
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Social Media

I have been in a funk the last couple of weeks, not feeling 100% myself. I kept blaming it on different things like being stressed, not […]
March 22, 2017
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My Birthday

I feel like once you are past your early 20s birthdays don’t have the same amount of excitement as they once did. If anything, they are […]
March 20, 2017
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eb5 and coupon code

Thank you eb5 for sending me a sample of your products, all the opinions are my own. Before eb5 I used a hodgepodge of products that […]
March 17, 2017
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My Current Wish List: March

I can’t believe it’s already the middle of March! But it is, so that means another wish list and this one is all about spring! I’m […]
March 15, 2017
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twenty nine

Well just like that I’m 29 years old, the last birthday I will be celebrating. Since next year is the big 3-0, I’m not ready for […]
March 13, 2017
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Steve’s Birthday Week

Steve’s birthday celebrations started the Saturday before his birthday, while Steve and Jared were at the movies, the girls and I decorated the house and Camden […]
March 10, 2017
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Brain Candy

Last weekend we had the opportunity to go see Brain Candy at the Fox Theater (thanks Erica!!). I always enjoying going the Fox Theater even as […]
March 8, 2017
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Target Beauty Box: Hello Spring Break

It’s no secret that I love Target’s Beauty Boxes and March’s box is no exception! This box lives up to it’s name and is totally helping […]
March 7, 2017
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Happy Birthday Steve!

Happy Birthday to my guy, my love, my best friend, my fiance! Birthdays are always a good time to let someone know how much you care […]
March 3, 2017
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Thursday Night, Date Night

Last night Steve and I had an impromptu date night at D’Amato’s, for their Thursday night Prime Rib dinner special. If you live anywhere near the […]
March 2, 2017
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Hello March

Well March you made your presence know, you started out pretty good. But you ended your first day with snow, not like the month before you […]
March 1, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Four

My last wedding updated included a to-do list of things I wanted to get done within two weeks of that post and I’m happy to say […]
February 28, 2017
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Spring Looks I’m Loving

Well after the amazing weather we had last week, I’m totally ready for spring!! I was casually strolling through Nordstom’s website and found a ton of […]
February 27, 2017
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Weekend Recap: Cosmic Fun

The kids we off school for mid-winter break and I had lots of ideas for our long weekend, not all them worked out so well. Thursday […]
February 24, 2017
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Friday Favorites: February

Last month I started a new series, Friday Favorites, where I list a few of my favorite things from the this month. First off I can […]
February 23, 2017
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Lip Monthly

I’m sure you have already realized this, but I love monthly subscription boxes! I tried Lip Monthly for a couple months, I enjoyed getting a couple […]
February 22, 2017
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Family

If you would have told me five years ago that before I was thirty I would have three kids- I would have thought you were crazy […]
February 21, 2017
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February Birchbox: To You

Another month, another Birchbox. I know I have mentioned this before, but it such a nice little treat each month- I love seeing the Birchbox box […]
February 20, 2017
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A weekend in the 60s, In February

The best way to describe the weather this weekend in the middle of February in Metro Detroit is amazing, wonderful, spectacular, incredible, terrific, magnificent, I could […]
February 17, 2017
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Goodies from Udi’s

To say I was excited when Udi’s sent me a box full of goodies, would be an understatement!! But who wouldn’t love a box filled with […]
February 16, 2017
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My Current Wish List: February

Last month I started a new series, My Current Wish List- so here is this month’s. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m over winter, I’m […]
February 15, 2017
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Valentine’s Day Dinner

Our first Valentine’s Day together was spent having dinner at Cuisine, the next year we decided to go back- so now it has become our Valentine’s […]
February 14, 2017
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Valentine’s Day Gift

I can’t express how lucky I am that I get be Steve’s Valentine forever. He truly is amazing and is my prince charming (corny I know, […]
February 13, 2017
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5 Things I love About Detroit

I have extreme pride for Detroit and have a real issue when anyone speaks negativity towards it. Yes this city has had it’s fair share of […]
February 10, 2017
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Hamburger Veggie One Pot Soup

Since it’s currently freezing again here in Michigan, I decided to give Steve a break from cooking and make one of the few meals I can- […]
February 9, 2017
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55 Degrees in January

A couple weekends ago when the weather was in the mid 50s Steve and I decided to have an impromptu date night in Detroit. We originally […]
February 8, 2017
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Target Beauty Box: Hello Hydration

It’s a new month, so that means a new Target Beauty Box. This one is already on sale at target for $7.00, so you should totally […]
February 7, 2017
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her and Him

Valentine’s Day is a week from today! I have listed some things that I would love to get and that I think my guy would love. […]
February 6, 2017
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Oh, Monday

Well this weekend was spent recovering from my stupid cold/flu/whatever sickness I had. Finally on Sunday I started to feel better, but I still laid around […]
February 3, 2017
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Kids

I can’t believe that Valentine’s day is almost here! I have already started shopping, here are a few ideas I have for the kids. [1. Dear […]
February 2, 2017
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Quick Valentine’s Day Craft

So I suck at being sick, I have a very hard time just laying on the couch and resting. I’m constantly wanting to clean up or […]
February 1, 2017
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Workout Wish List

Since I got a gym membership this week at the YMCA and decided I will be working out five days a week, it’s time for new […]
January 31, 2017
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Grey Ghost

I realized I never posted pictures from our amazing dinner at Grey Ghost, so here they are! The food and drinks were very unique, well thought […]
January 30, 2017
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FabFitFun: Winter Box

So this is my second Fab Fit Fun box and so far I’m loving it. One of my favorite parts is that they give you a […]
January 27, 2017
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Friday Favorites: January

I’m starting a new series, Friday Favorites. The last Friday of the month, I will be posting a few of my favorite things from the month. […]
January 26, 2017
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Ice Skating

A few weeks ago, when it was actually winter in Detroit- you know snow on the ground and the temps were below 40 degrees, we went […]
January 25, 2017
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Old Mission Peninsula

Most people do not think that Michigan would have so many exceptional and unique wineries, but we do! There are many different areas around Traverse City […]
January 24, 2017
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Target’s $5 January Beauty Box: #GOALS

This was my first $5 Beauty Box from Target and I have to admit, I’m very impressed. I did not feel that the items were of […]
January 23, 2017
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Wedding Planning- Update Three

Cue the freak out, our wedding is in 180 days- which seems like it will be here next week when you say it like that. When […]
January 20, 2017
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Winter in Traverse City

Santa brought a mini vacation to Traverse City with family friends for Christmas this year!! New Year’s Day we drove to northern Michigan thinking it was […]
January 17, 2017
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January Birchbox: New Year, New Perspective

It’s the first Birchbox of 2017 and so far they did not disappoint. First is what Birchbox has to say about each product, next are my […]
January 16, 2017
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Weekend Recap: How Lucky am I?

I thought this weekend was going to be completely uneventful, spent catching up and just hanging out- which I was looking forward too. But I guess […]
January 13, 2017
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My Current Wish List: January

Towards the middle of each month I will be sharing my wish list! Sometimes you just need to do a little online browsing, to make these […]
January 12, 2017
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Christmas 2016

I know that this is a little late – but it is throwback Thursday and like I mentioned in my last post, this blog is like […]
January 11, 2017
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Target’s $10 January Beauty Box: #GOALS

For January, Target offered a $10 and $5 Beauty Box, of course I had to order both! I think I have a problem with subscription boxes, […]
January 10, 2017
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January 2017

Well, it’s almost the middle of January- how is this even possible? I swear it was just the middle of December and I was thinking Christmas […]
December 16, 2016
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Birchbox December: Sample Choice & Curated Box

It was nice to see a package for me on the front porch this week! Lately they have been Christmas gifts for everyone else. Here is […]
December 14, 2016
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Christmas Tree, oh, Christmas Tree

The day after Thanksgiving begins the major event of “Everything” Christmas in our house! We kick things off with getting our Christmas tree Friday, then spend […]
December 13, 2016
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Stocking Stuffers

Don’t forget to fill those stockings! I have included a list of what I was thinking to get for the kid’s and Steve’s stockings. I also […]
December 6, 2016
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Shopping on Woodward

Watching the city of Detroit work hard to make a comeback is exciting and thrilling! I have particularly enjoyed trying out the new restaurants with a […]
December 2, 2016
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Happy Birthday Camden

Camden your birthday card says it perfectly- “You dance to your own beat. You shine in your own style. You create your own story. And there’s […]
December 1, 2016
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Department 56

Since the kids were born, Steve started the tradition of picking out Department 56 Dicken’s Village Christmas houses for each of them and himself. Between the […]
November 21, 2016
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Thankful

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, it got me thinking about what I’m thankful for. Of course I’m so thankful for the stuff that most people […]
November 18, 2016
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Shopping in Midtown

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away! And as soon as the clock strikes midnight next Thursday, it seems like Christmas totally […]
November 16, 2016
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The Finishing Touch- November Birchbox

Here’s what came in November’s Birchbox : 1. [amika: Silken Up Dry Conditioner] This mist acts as a conditioner, detangling and softening your locks to make […]
November 14, 2016
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French Macarons

From my previous post, you know Camden loves all things French. Combine that with Camden loving to cooking everything and anything, and you can guess that […]
November 11, 2016
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Nordstrom’s Fall Clearance Sale

1. [‘Rory’ Stripe Cold Shoulder Tee] 2. [Faux Leather Bucket Bag] 3. [Turtleneck Swing Dress] 4. [Teisha Lace-Up Zip Bootie] 5. [Suede Trim Floppy Wool Hat] […]
November 9, 2016
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Target’s Beauty Box: beauty BALLOT

My Target beauty box couldn’t have came on a better day- election day! While anxiously watching the election results come in, I was able to at […]
November 7, 2016
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Fall isn’t Over Yet

Even though Halloween has past and I have already started decorating one room for Christmas, fall is not over yet. Here are a few things I’m […]
November 4, 2016
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Painting the Eiffel Tower

Camden and I had a girls day about a month ago at Painting with a Twist. I had been going back and forth on an activity […]
November 3, 2016
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Pony Party

I realized I never posted pictures of Leighton’s pony party. After riding horses this summer in Tennessee, Leighton has wanted to go again so badly. When […]
October 31, 2016
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Happy Halloween

I couple of weekends ago we ventured out to Miller’s Big Red Farms, to pick pumpkins. I remember going to Big Red as a kid, so […]
October 28, 2016
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Roadside Pumpkin Patch

I love this roadside pumpkin patch and this sweater from Glik’s, since I’m so short sometimes loose sweaters look like I’m wearing a huge blanket as […]