10 Ways to Save Money On Christmas Decor

10 GREAT ways to save money on Christmas decor!

If you know me well, you know I hate paying retail price for anything.  I'm one of those annoying people who will tell you how much I paid for something when you compliment me on it because I'm so proud of the price I paid for it.  Sorry, it's a hereditary condition-- I get it from my mother. As with most things in my home, almost all of my … [Read more...]

12 Things to Know Before Your Wedding Day

12 Things to Know Before Your Wedding Day

Ah, your wedding day.  One of the most special and important days in someone's life.  If you know anything about my wedding day, you know it wasn't your typical wedding day due to unforeseen events.  I've already shared that aspect of my big day, so today I wanted to share some other things I learned on my wedding day in hopes that what I share … [Read more...]

Voicing Grievances with Companies

broken drawer guide

A month ago I was doing one of my most detested domestic duties-- folding and putting away laundry.  As I pulled one of the drawers in our dresser I felt it come off the track.  Right away I knew what happened.  One of the cheapo plastic drawer guides had broken.  Again.  We already had one replaced while we were still under our 1-year warranty... … [Read more...]

What to Take to a Blog Conference + Printable Checklist

blog conference packing checklist

  In a few weeks I'm heading to SNAP!, a crafts and home DIY blog conference in Salt Lake City.  I'm pretty excited because I had an amazing time at Haven last year.  Blog conferences are downright fun.  You're with your people.  They get you, and you get them.  Plus, you learn a lot. Around this time is when bloggers start to freak out a … [Read more...]

Favorite Phone Camera Apps + Tips

How to take better smartphone photos! Up your Instagram game!

Many of you know that I love me some Instagram (I'm twotwentyone).  I often get comments asking about my photos so I thought I'd do a post sharing my favorite phone camera apps and some tips. Let's start with some tips for taking better photos.  Then I'll answer some of my Instagram (IG) friends' questions.  I'm going to include photos I've … [Read more...]