Gifts, Wedding

DIY Wedding Gift Boxes

I love to party plan and planning my wedding was no exception. It’s about the details! But those details can quickly add up in price and without a wedding planner, I was coordinating (with a lot of help from the moms and vendors!) the personal touches. Johnny and I knew that welcome gifts were a must for us, so I was on a mission to cut costs while still creating something personal to us. From […]

Wedding + Marriage

Is the First Year of Marriage the Hardest?

A good friend who is getting married this year asked me this the other day. Johnny and I have a lot of dear friends getting married this year and weddings have been a big topic, but this is may be the best (and hardest) question anyone has asked me, and it gave me pause. Has it been hard? Granted we’re about two months shy of our one year anniversary, but we’re nearly there. That also means […]


Classic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Less than three weeks! It’s wedding season and mine is just around the corner, and I’m switching between excited, stressed and nervous, though mostly excited! One thing I’ve learned is that it’s easy to get carried away with this whole wedding planning ordeal, but it’s best to narrow down what’s most important to you, the bride (other than the obvious, like marrying the love of your life), and you and your groom, and then take […]

Beauty, Wedding

Best Skin & Hair Products

Natura Bissé High Density Lift | Clé de Peau Mask Moroccan Oil | Kérastase Masque Nutri-Thermique | Clarisonic Mia 2 Next month is a big month with a few big occasions, namely my 30th birthday and wedding, and these events will get a girl thinking about her hair and skin in a way she may not have focused on these things before! Admittedly, as a blonde, hair care has always been a bit of an […]

Food + Drink, Gluten-free, Lifestyle

An Unwanted Food Journey

Update since originally posted: After a wonderful honeymoon in Italy, where I ate whatever I wanted (and loved it), I have eliminated all gluten from my diet. I feel tremendously better and can immediately tell when I have accidentally consumed wheat. It took a lot to get to this place and now almost a year later, I’ve finally come to terms with it and am much happier with food than I have been in some […]