November 17, 2020

Christmas Bucket List 2020

As thrilled as I am that it’s finally Christmas time, I am just as equally heartbroken. Eight months ago I never thought we would still be […]
November 2, 2020

Going on a Gnome Hunt at Pond Hill

For the last seven years, we have been going to Pond Hill Farm at least once a year. It quickly became one of our favorite up-north […]
September 15, 2020

Bathroom Renovation

I have not been a fan of our bathroom since we moved into the house, like seven years ago. But it worked, was functional, and we […]
August 25, 2020

Metal Wreath DIY

I am always looking for ways to change up my home decor, whether it is decorating for a holiday or the different seasons. But after Easter, […]
August 5, 2020

Happy 18th Birthday, Jared

I’m in complete shock and denial that Jared is turning 18 today. I’m not sure how the sweet, outgoing, little ten-year boy I first met… is […]
July 29, 2020

First Family Dinner Out

Normally we would be on vacation for our wedding anniversary and spend the whole day celebrating with the kids. But one week ago, Steve and I […]
July 13, 2020

Happy Graduation, Jared

As I watched a live stream of Jared’s high school graduation today, I couldn’t help but feel robbed.   Robbed of the fact I wasn’t able to […]
July 9, 2020

Top 5 Boat Snacks

Now that we have been boat owners for over a month now, I have finally realized certain snacks work on a boat and certain ones just […]
June 24, 2020

Back to Trader Joe’s

Yesterday was my first time going into Trader Joe’s since COVID-19 started here in Michigan, so over three months! I have been getting a majority of […]
May 14, 2020

Homeschooling: A day at Hogwarts

The kids are sad, confused, and having a hard time processing that not only are we unable to go anywhere or see anyone, but they will […]
April 23, 2020

Home Schooling: Homemade Volcano and Explosion Experiment

For this week’s experiment, I am sharing a classic, a homemade exploding volcano.  First up we made a batch and half of homemade playdough for the volcano.  […]
April 16, 2020

Home Schooling: Penny Cleaning Experiment

Since a lot of kids are out of school for the rest of the year, making parents and stepparents part-time teachers, I wanted to share a few activities […]
February 4, 2020

Kid’s Top 5 Trader Joe’s Products

I have definitely passed down my love of Trader Joe’s to the girls (and Jared).  Leighton could overfill her mini cart within the first five minutes […]
January 24, 2020

Adventures at Boyne Highlands

Every year we try to maintain our “end the year/start the year tradition,” where we head north on January 1st to spend the first few days […]
January 7, 2020

Winter Table Box DIY

I was definitely ready to take down my Christmas decorations, but as soon as we did the house felt so bare.  I debated putting out my […]
December 10, 2019

DIY- Galvanized Christmas Pot

I can’t believe that fall came and went so quickly and that Christmas is in 15 days… WHAT???  I have a few Christmas DIYs to share, […]
December 2, 2019

Happy 15th Birthday Camden

𝐇𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐲 𝟏𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐁𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐂𝐚𝐦𝐝𝐞𝐧!!! ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ We are so proud of the amazing young woman you are becoming. Even though we are in the middle of […]
November 19, 2019

A Minecraft Birthday

I’m pretty sure I hit my birthday party decorating peak last year with Leighton’s Harry Potter Birthday, but I think this year’s theme turned out pretty good.  […]
November 1, 2019

Our Pumpkin Traditions

Our family traditions are something I cherish so much.  I’m not sure if its because they are traditions that we started as a family, or that […]
October 24, 2019

Upcycling Dollar Store Decor DIY

I tend to go all out with decorations, and fully embrace each season or holiday.   Like I mentioned in my previous post, decorating for fall is […]
October 9, 2019

Fall Table Box DIY

I love how our house feels more like a home when it is decorated for the holidays or seasons. Decorating for Christmas is my favorite, but […]
October 7, 2019

Happy 9th Birthday, Leighton

Happy 9th Birthday, Leighton! How is that you are NINE, that doesn’t seem possible. Leighton is definitely one of a kind, and here are 9 things […]
August 5, 2019

Happy Birthday, Jared

Becoming a stepmom to a preteen boy, I’m sure is not always easy.  Luckily I will never have to know hard it might be because I […]
June 21, 2019

Summer Bucket List

Happy first day of SUMMER!!! Usually, I am not this excited for the first day of summer, because usually it already feels like summer. Not this […]
June 12, 2019

Fab Fit Fun- Spring 2019

Even though I’m still loving all the items that came in my FabFitFun Spring Box,  I’m still anxiously awaiting my Summer Box!   Before my summer box arrives, I wanted […]
June 3, 2019

DIY Stacked Book Tutorial

Do you ever scroll through Pinterest and think… I can totally make that?  So you gather the supplies, only to start the DIY project and realize […]
May 14, 2019

Mother’s Day 2019

Instantly becoming immersed in the role of Motherhood,  has been the biggest life-changing experience in my life.  While graduating college, getting my first real job, meeting […]
April 30, 2019

DIY Succulent Planting

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April 11, 2019

POPSUGAR Must Have Spring Box

You might have noticed that I definitely love a good subscription box. Popsugar Must Have’s box has been on my list for a while, so I […]
March 14, 2019

A Surprise Party!

In honor of my birthday tomorrow, I thought I would finally share my 30th surprise party (from last year… insert face plant emoji). I still can’t […]
March 13, 2019

Steve’s Birthday Weekend

Like I have mentioned before, birthdays tend to last a for a few days at our house (who wants just one day, when you can have […]
March 7, 2019

Happy Birthday Steve

Happy Birthday to my favorite guy!!!! Thank you for being such a wonderful husband, giving me three amazing kids and dealing with my craziness. You really […]
February 20, 2019

My Greatest Joy and My Hardest Undertaking

“Motherhood is a choice you make every day. To put someone else’s happiness and well-being ahead of your own. To teach the hard lessons. To do […]
January 24, 2019

Wedding Day- One Year and Six Months of Marriage

I cannot believe that Steve and I have been married for one year and six months (plus two days). Some days it feels like our wedding […]
January 8, 2019

Up-North for the New Year

When you plan a vacation, you hope everything will go exactly envision, it’s not as if you go into it thinking that it’s going to be […]
December 20, 2018

Shopping for a Christmas Tree

While some are shopping for the best Black Friday deals the day after Thanksgiving, we are shopping for the best Christmas Tree!! Every year, we wake […]
December 18, 2018

The start of the holiday season

The start of our holiday season begins in the middle of November with our annual trip to Frankenmuth! Which always includes lunch or dinner at Bavarian […]
December 7, 2018

Fab Fit Fun- Winter 2018

My winter FabFitFun box was just delivered and had to share the amazing products that were included right away! Usually, there might one or two things […]
December 3, 2018

Happy 14th Birthday Camden

Happy 14th Birthday Camden!!! I can’t believe this is the 6th birthday I have spent with you, you have gone from a shy little girl to […]
November 29, 2018

A Harry Potter Birthday

Today I’m sharing the last of Leighton’s birthday, her Harry Potter themed party. Leighton is still obsessed with everything Harry Potter, so searching for Harry Potter […]
November 14, 2018

Fab Fit Fun- Fall 2018

According to the email I received, Fab Fit Fun is preparing my winter box, so I figured I better hurry up and share what was included […]
November 6, 2018

Yum Box: Thailand

It’s time to start making your Christmas list!! If you are anything like me, you definitely need to start early or else you will be paying […]
November 2, 2018

A Day of Celebrating Leighton

Leighton always wants to make sure she gets what she wants… this girl isn’t afraid of voicing her opinion and making it know. Sometimes it’s a […]
October 31, 2018

Painting Pumpkins 2018

Happy Halloween!!! I know I mentioned this last year, but if I had to rank all the holidays, Halloween would be towards the bottom of the […]
October 29, 2018

Date Night In

Instead of going out for a date night this weekend, Steve and I decided to have a night in and cook dinner together. We finally used […]
October 23, 2018

Picking Pumpkins 2018

For me, the unofficial start of fall is when we go to pick pumpkins, which I always try to do in the being of October (or […]
October 7, 2018

Happy 8th Birthday Leighton

Happy 8th Birthday, Leighton!!! This past year has been a big year for her with lots of firsts- including a plane ride, swimming in the ocean, […]
October 4, 2018

Weekend Recap: Things to do at night

While I was dropping Camden off at a sleepover last Saturday, Leighton was busy at home typing up a list of things for us to do […]
October 2, 2018

Labor Day Weekend in Ann Arbor

Labor Day already seems like a distant memory, time seriously needs to slow down. How is it already October?? Even though fall doesn’t officially start till […]
September 15, 2018

Weekend Recap: Belle Isle

Summer days are supposed to be spent outside, making memories and without electronics (well besides the camera to take a few pictures). A couple of Saturdays […]
August 7, 2018

Happy Birthday Jared

This Sunday was Jared’s 16th birthday. He is officially old enough to drive… HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE??????? I can’t get over how fast he is growing […]
August 2, 2018

Wedding Day- Pictures

The third installment of the Wedding Day Series is pictures of Steve and I between the church and reception. I can still remember the feeling I […]
July 10, 2018

Wedding Day- The Church

Next up in the Wedding Day series of blog posts, is the church. We decided that getting married at a church in Downtown Detroit was the […]
July 9, 2018

Father’s Day 2018

I’m pretty much running behind on all these posts, I’m going to look back at these post years from now and wonder why I didn’t have […]
July 2, 2018

Wedding Day- Getting Ready

This time last year I was running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done for my wedding that was quickly approaching. I’m still […]
May 14, 2018

Mother’s Day 2018

Once again the kids and Steve did a wonderful job of making sure I felt loved for Mother’s Day. They all do a great job of […]
April 30, 2018

Oonies for Oonies

Its safe to say that Leighton is Oonies for Oonies. I was a little skeptical before we got started, it looked like one of those toys […]
April 20, 2018

Jared and Golf

The top four pictures are from almost five years ago when I got Jared his first set of golf clubs and we played for the first […]
April 16, 2018

Steve’s Birthday Celebrations

Birthdays are never celebrated for one day at our house, it always seems like everyone gets at least a couple days to celebrate their special day. […]
April 13, 2018

Dinner by Leighton

Last week Leighton made everyone dinner for the first time! It was so cute watching her try to make the whole meal all by herself… she […]
April 11, 2018

Easter 2018

Easter really seemed to sneak up on us this year, I’m not sure if it was because it was so early in April or because March […]
March 7, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
January 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]
October 26, 2016

Birmingham Farmers Market

This past Sunday was the Birmingham Farmers Market end of the season celebration and it was beautiful outside, so I decided we needed to go and […]
October 24, 2016

October’s Birchbox

Like I mentioned in my last post, I decided to order Birchbox again. Here is what come in the box, as stated by Birchbox and my […]
October 19, 2016

Surprises

After work, it’s such a nice surprise seeing one of my subscription boxes on the front porch, a fun little gift for myself. I went back […]
October 17, 2016

Another Weekend, Another Cider Mill

We were suppose to go pick pumpkins at the pumpkin patch this weekend, but considering it poured all morning that wasn’t going to work. The girls […]
October 13, 2016

Wedding Planning- Update Two

This is a pretty big wedding update, I said YES TO THE DRESS!!!! I have to give a shout out to Jennifer at The Wedding Shoppe, […]
October 10, 2016

Franklin Cider Mill

This weekend the birthday girl wanted to go to the cider mill! We decided on the Franklin Cider Mill, I have no idea why this was […]
October 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Leighton

Happy Birthday to my spunky, loving, sassy, cute, brave, cuddle bug! Leighton, you have brought so much joy into my life, changed me for the better […]
October 5, 2016

Wedding Planning- Update One

The Knot just emailed me saying 290 days till our wedding, cue the freakout. I thought I had this all under control, I had an idea […]
October 4, 2016

Farmer’s Market and Brunch

Yesterday we finally made it to the Birmingham Farmer’s Market, sad I know. But it was a great fall day and the perfect way to spend […]
September 14, 2016

White After Labor Day?

Well, I got the jitters out and posted my first post. So now it’s time to get this blog started. I took these pictures Mother’s day […]
September 12, 2016

First Time for Everything

My plan was to post this first post 181 days ago, which happened to be my 28th birthday. But life and my fears got in the […]

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