March 7, 2018
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Happy Birthday To My Husband

Happy Birthday to my husband (I still love calling you that)!!! I’m so excited to celebrate your birthday as husband and wife this year and until […]
February 27, 2018

Our Valentine’s Day

Now that all of our Valentine’s Day celebrations are over and February is almost done, I figured it was time to put it on the blog. […]
February 15, 2018

Skiing at Shanty Creek

I learned how to ski when I was around two or three and I have enjoyed this winter activity ever since. So naturally, I was so […]
February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day!!! While you should celebrate your loved ones every day, it is nice to have a day that is dedicated just to love! Tonight […]
February 13, 2018

Camden’s Cooking – Valentine’s Day Mini Cakes

February’s edition of Camden’s Cooking is all about Valentine’s Day! This month Camden made mini heart cakes and cupcakes, for dessert at home and to bring […]
January 31, 2018

Snow Tubing

Once you become an adult, you realize that tubing is so much better than sledding. For one main reason… you don’t have to walk up a […]
January 30, 2018

Camden’s Cooking – Chocolate Cake Roll

As I have mentioned before Camden loves to cook, so we are officially starting Camden’s Cooking as a series. Each month I will be posting a […]
January 22, 2018

Six Months of Marriage

I can not believe that Steve and I have been married for six months, that is just crazy. It feels like a month ago I was […]
January 17, 2018

Winter Bucket List

Well we are officially about a month into winter and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere anytime soon. So here is my winter to-do list: […]
January 15, 2018

December 25th and 26th

I can not believe that Christmas has already come and gone and the New Year has already started. With all the prep work that goes into […]
December 21, 2017

Gingerbread Houses

Last weekend we finally found time to decorate our gingerbread houses! We made sure to grab some extra candy at the store to make sure we […]
December 19, 2017

Department 56 Houses

In the middle of November, we started off the holiday season, with our annual trip to Frankenmuth. The first stop is always Bronners to pick out […]
December 8, 2017

Happy 13th Birthday Camden

Happy 13th Birthday Camden! I can not believe you are officially a teenager, where has time gone? Camden you are growing up to become such a […]
November 22, 2017

A Day in Holland

Here is another post from our family vacation over the summer, maybe next year I will share these posts months before Thanksgiving! But anyways, we enjoyed […]
November 3, 2017
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Portland To Do List

In a few weeks Steve is going to Portland, OR for work, so we decided I would tag along and go a few days early to […]
November 1, 2017

Honeymoon: Charleston

With the weather getting cooler like there were snowflakes yesterday… I’m starting to wish we back on our honeymoon and enjoying the very warm weather. Like […]
October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween and Painting Pumpkins

I’m not a huge fan of Halloween, I don’t dislike it… it’s just not on the top of my list. I still pass out candy and […]
October 26, 2017

A Day at Pond Hill Farms

Today I’m sharing another set of pictures from our family vacation up north. This time they are from our day at Pond Hill Farm, a place […]
October 24, 2017

Weekend Recap: Matching Shoes and a Corn Maze

I’m pretty sure this was the last really warm weekend we are going to have this fall, so of course, we needed to take full advantage […]
October 18, 2017

Birthday Party at Legoland

I know I have shared a few posts about Leighton’s 7th birthday, but I had to share her party at Legoland-don’t worry this is the last […]
October 16, 2017

Pumpkin Patch

I have always enjoyed traditions growing up and into my adult life, but now with three kids, I appreciate them even more. As a family we […]
October 13, 2017

Leighton’s Birthday Day

Last Friday we started celebrating Leighton’s actual birthday according to the schedule she had all planned out, and yes she did turn 7 not 17. Her […]
October 11, 2017

Family Getaway at Crystal Mountain

I do realize it’s almost the middle of October and I’m just now sharing the first part of our family vacation, but life gets busy sometimes. […]
October 9, 2017

First Trip to the Cider Mill

Nothing says hello fall, like going to the cider mill the first time. A couple of weekends ago, Steve and I had a date day at […]
October 6, 2017
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Happy 7th Birthday Leighton

Happy 7th Birthday Leighton! I can not believe our sweet, funny, sassy, loving, outgoing, life of the party, smart, cuddle bug is S.E.V.E.N!!! Time seriously needs […]
September 26, 2017

Weekend Recap: First Weekend of Fall

While this past weekend was the first weekend of fall, you would have never guessed it. Here in Michigan, the temperature was in the high 90s […]
September 22, 2017

Our Fall Bucket List

Today is the first day of fall, which is one of my favorite seasons. Actually, I think I say that for all the seasons, I’m so […]
September 20, 2017

Honeymoon: Hanging with the Dolphins

I’m finally getting around to writing about our honeymoon. The first thing I wanted to share was our boat ride in Hilton Head with Captain Megan […]
September 18, 2017

Weekend Recap: A Lazy Weekend

I was originally excited that we had absolutely no plans this weekend, that was until I got sick on Friday and was forced to do nothing. […]
September 11, 2017

Weekend Recap: Labor Day Weekend

Well, this is a little late, but here is a recap of our Labor Day weekend. As I’m trying to recall what we did, I realize […]
September 5, 2017

Back to School, Back to the Blog

I can’t believe that summer vacation is over and the kids went back to school today. How is that even possible? Part of me is sad […]
August 11, 2017

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

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

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

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 enjoy summer […]
July 4, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bridal Shower

Yesterday was the start of my wedding festivities, my bridal shower. It was a perfect, magical, wonderful day! The wedding started to feel real with all […]
May 19, 2017

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, we actually have already received a few RSVPs!!!! Last night […]
May 16, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]