Cruising With A Baby

crusing with a baby must haves

A couple weeks ago, we set sail on a 7-day Alaskan cruise with 26 members of Brad's extended family.  It was Brad's ninth cruise, my third, and Owen's first so we kind of knew what we were getting into.  However, throwing a 10-month old baby into the mix added a new level of preparation.  So I thought I'd share what worked for us and some must have … [Read more...]

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 on how to choose abstract art for your home. … [Read more...]

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...]