Two Twenty One Talk 005 : How to Nest for Less

Episode 005

It’s a new week so that means a new episode of Two Twenty One Talk! My guest this week is my buddy, Erin, from How to Nest for Less.  Sit back, relax and enjoy my conversation with Erin! Erin’s most popular posts: 15 Thing to Clean More Often 5 Things I Wish We'd Done Differently When Building … [Continue reading...]

Two Day Guide to Seattle

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Last month, we went on a 7-day Alaskan cruise with Brad's extended family.  The cruise set sail from Seattle so we decided to go out a couple days early so we could explore the city since neither of us had ever been. Since we were only going to be in Seattle for 48 hours, I mapped out our itinerary … [Continue reading...]

Two Twenty One Talk 004 : Bower Power

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Woot!  Two Twenty One Talk is back in action.  Thanks for your understanding with the brief hiatus.  I know you missed the soothing sound of my voice. A couple weeks ago the hard drive on my computer failed unexpectedly right before I left for a 12-day vacation and I thought I lost everything, … [Continue reading...]

Cruising With A Baby

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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 … [Continue reading...]

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

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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

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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

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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...]