Flying With A Baby

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Thanks, Jif, for sponsoring today's post!  As always, opinions are 100% my own. I'm not gonna lie, I was nervous about Owen's first time flying on an airplane.  He's generally an easy-going guy so I was hopeful he'd go with the flow.  And he did great for the most part. I purposely booked direct … [Continue reading...]

4th of July Outdoor Decor

4th of july window

This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Before we left for our 12 day vacation, we decided to put up some quick and easy 4th of July outdoor decorations. Here's what our front porch looked like before. And here's what it looks like now-- all decked … [Continue reading...]

Front Yard Florals and Lawn

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This post is brought to you by Lowe’s.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. First, how is it July already?  Before I know it, my baby will be a year old, and it feels like he was born weeks ago. Back in mid-May I planted flowers in all of our planters, and we planted our vegetable garden.  We … [Continue reading...]

Aspirations & Inspiration

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Everyone has their own aspirations in life.  Maybe it's owning an expensive, flashy car or being able to travel to a different country every year.  Or maybe it's something different.Growing up, my aspirations were to get married, have a family, live in a nice home, and have a job that I … [Continue reading...]

Today Is Our Fourth Wedding Anniversary!

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I say it every year: it doesn't feel like we tied the knot X years ago.  Brad and I will celebrate 10 years together in December, and today we celebrate 4 years of marriage.  We're commemorating the occasion by getting up close and personal with glaciers. For gifts, we like to go the traditional … [Continue reading...]

How To Choose Abstract Art for Your Home

Michelle Schneider at work in her studio

I'm a big fan of abstract art, and I'm trying to incorporate more into our home, but it can be hard deciding what to go with.  So I asked my talented friend Michelle from The Art Of Michelle (she painted our custom house portrait and my 4th wedding anniversary present) to stop by and share some tips … [Continue reading...]

Flowerama

flower planter

This post is brought to you by Lowe’s.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Remember a month ago when I planted flowers in all our back patio planters, and we planted our vegetable garden?  I even made a fancy schmancy video to document the yearly momentous occasion.  Well I thought I'd give you … [Continue reading...]

Two Twenty One Talk 003 : View Along the Way

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It's a new week so that means a new episode of Two Twenty One Talk! My guest this week is the hilarious Kelly from View Along the Way.  Sit back, relax and enjoy my conversation with Kelly! Kelly's most popular posts: That one time when we paid off our house Kelly's closet makeover How to … [Continue reading...]

Prepping for a House/Pet Sitter

guest bedroom bed

This upcoming weekend, Brad, Owen and I are heading out on our first family vacation.  It's also going to be Owen's first time flying (wish us luck). We're meeting up with 26 members of Brad's extended family for our second Alaskan family cruise.  A bunch of us went on our first Alaskan cruise back … [Continue reading...]

Jewelry Organization

messy jewelry

This post is brought to you by Command™ Brand.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. I was over at my friend's house couple weeks ago and noticed her interesting jewelry organization technique, or should I say lack of jewelry organization.  She had all of her necklaces and a bracelet hanging on a … [Continue reading...]

Two Twenty One Talk 002 : Liz Marie Blog

TTOT002 Liz Marie Blog

Woot!  It's the very first full-length episode of Two Twenty One Talk!  And good news-- you can now listen to TTOT on iTunes and Stitcher! My guest this week is the lovely Liz Marie from Liz Marie Blog. SHOWNOTES Liz Marie's husband's blog is craftsmandrive.com. Liz Marie's laundry … [Continue reading...]

Creating A New Flowerbed

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A couple years ago we had plans of building a deck in this space on the back side of our house.  Then we made over the back patio last summer and decided that we're content with our backyard set up.  Plus, we don't intend on staying in this house for more than 3 more years.  The plan has always been … [Continue reading...]