Friday Favorites

Happy Friday to you!

I’m pretty jazzed about today. I’ve been doing Whole30 this month and today is Day 30! It has been a great experience and very eye opening. One of my main goals was to overcome a type of allergy from an overly sensitive nose. Any...Read More »


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Happy Friday to you!

The last couple weeks we were able to cross a two more things off the list for our new home. We had selection meetings for the electronics followed up with exterior stone and brick. For the electronics we picked out things for the theater space, security system, and...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday to you!

So it’s been a bit and there’s been a lot going on over here since I last visited!

First off, we finally have progress on our home front. As you know we finished the plans back in January. Next, we had to wait for the bids to come...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday to you!

Last weekend I attended a blogging conference in Salt Lake City. This was my second year attending and this year did not disappoint! I totally ate up the excitement from it and picked up some tips and reaffirmations. It’s been a busy week back but next week...Read More »


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It’s Fri-yay!

And we’ve had a technical difficulty! If you’re signed up for our emails you may have gotten one late saying we had a new post up at that time. And we did not. Apologies for the false alarm.

It’s been a busy couple weeks setting goals and planning projects. Trying...Read More »


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Happy Friday and Happy New Year!

Did you have an amazing Christmas? It’s one of my favorite times of the year. Hubs and I have a tradition where we go to our church’s Christmas Eve service, out to dinner at our favorite restaurant, and then home to open presents. Our church has...Read More »


11 Simple Christmas Decor Ideas

Can you believe that Christmas is just a couple weeks away? If you’re like me you either just got your decorations out or plan to real soon. Don’t worry. I’m not judging you. It seems to sneak up on us every year!

One of my favorite things about Christmas are the...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Hello! Did you have a great week? Mine was so-so. I have been battling a bad cold the last few days but am finally starting to feel better. Isn’t it funny how you don’t remember what it feels like to be well when you are under the weather?

Even though...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday to you!

This week I met with our planner to discuss a few small adjustments to the concept plan for our main floor. We also went over ideas and concerns for the rest of the house. I am so excited to put in place all the neat things I’ve seen out...Read More »


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Well hello there!

Did you miss me? I didn’t mean to be gone for so long. Since I last shared here there has been so much that has happened!

My trip to Italy was incredible! Every day was filled with amazing things to see and try. I will be sharing more about...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday to you!

With the new month I can officially say that I’m going to Italy later this month! I would be lying if I said I didn’t have any bit of apprehension. This will be my first time traveling far out of the country and across an ocean. Aside...Read More »


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Happy Friday!

Can you believe that August is nearly over? Before we know it, it’ll be time for coats and soup! Fall is my favorite time of the year. So much so, Hubs and I decided to get married then. Naturally, this means I am looking forward to the leaves changing...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Seems like forever ago I started planning a trip to Italy and now it’s just 4 weeks away! Isn’t time a crazy thing? When you want something to hurry up and get here it takes forever yet when you want something to linger it goes by super fast.

With that...Read More »


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Happy Friday to you!

Last week I spent in Florida on an annual girlfriend’s getaway with my friend Sunni. We’ve been friends since middle school and I don’t even want to start thinking about how old that makes me feel! It was such an awesome trip that it took a minute...Read More »


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TGIF!

Normally, I wouldn’t be so jazzed it was Friday except this one means one day closer to what’s become a yearly BFF trip. This year we head to Florida for fun in the sun and a Dave Matthews Band show. So excited!

This was a get-stuff-done at home week for me....Read More »


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Happy Friday to you!

We had an exciting start to our week! Met with our builder to ask some final questions before partnering with him. Then we checked out a couple lots that we had our eye on with him to make sure they were a good choice to build our...Read More »


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Happy Friday!

Holy. Smokes. I cannot believe how much time has passed since my last post! Life has been crazy busy with all kinds of good stuff.

One thing that has kept me busy are our kitchen cabinets. I FINALLY started painting them. I’m nearing the finish line and have some detail...Read More »


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Happy National Donut Day!

So it’s June and I’m trying to figure out what happened to May. Seems like it just flew by! Maybe it’s because it was so jamb packed full of stuff including 2 trips. Ah well. Guess I’ll just have to drown my sorrow with free...Read More »


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Happy Friday!

Did you know today is the 4th busiest travel day of the year? I sure didn’t when I booked our flights home for today. So, along with millions of others, this is a travel day for me too. I spent the last few days in Las Vegas with Hubs for...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! Hope your week treated you well!

Seems like the week had just started yet here we are at Friday. Trying to think about what went down this week but it’s been a blur! Spent part of the week prepping for the trip to Florida to see family. Made a couple...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

It has been one of those weeks filled with appointments and errands. Since I had my eyes done it’s been nice to not have to worry about contacts or glasses though. Really great to be able to wear sunglasses again! Short lived with the rain but nice regardless.

Made a...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

I am so stoked that it’s Friday! I have been counting down the days until today for the last couple weeks. Why? Today is the day I have lasik done! Hubs has been telling me for years to do it and I just wouldn’t. That all changed here in...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Missed this last week! Had some life happening and got off track with my week. Rather than rush through creating a not-so-great post I though I’d just take the extra time to find some great favorites for this week.

When I said I got off track I really got off...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Kinda snuck up on me! Been a steady week, not too busy but not too slow.

This is a big time of the year for us. See it’s March Madness and we get a little competitive. We have a pool for Hubs’s office and I’m the official score tallier. My...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Hope your week has treated you well. One of my biggest accomplishments this week was meeting up with my cookie dealer for our annual swap in the Costco parking lot. The lengths one goes to for Girl Scout Cookies!

This week also brought us closer to our trip to Italy....Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday!

Hope you’re having a great week! As expected mine was busy but I didn’t get as much done as I had hoped. One of the main things on my agenda was making this site self hosted. This was done but am having a couple of issues. I’m positive that...Read More »


An Organized Life: Closet

Closet Organization

I would be willing to bet that at one point in your life you’ve had that one closet that was so out of control it was just best to keep the door closed and all outsiders away from. Am I right? Maybe you even have one right now. I know...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Is it Friday already? Seems like this week has flown by! Got in Sunday evening from Salt Lake and took a breather for the night. After picking me up from the airport, Hubs and I went to pick up a pizza from my favorite local pizza joint (Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

This week has been a busy one!  Currently I am in Salt Lake City for a blogging conference that started yesterday with an all day pre-conference session. Before I came out I had a few webinars to watch from one of the keynote speakers here.

So far I have so...Read More »


An Organized Life: Bath

Bath Organization

Raise your hand if your bathroom storage leaves a lot to be desired. (Raises hand) I know mine does! We have a nice sized master bathroom but the storage under the vanity sinks isn’t great. And then we have a wall cabinet over the toilet which isn’t the easiest to...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

What a week! It always seems that when I have something pressing to do the week already has pre-planned stuff in it. Ever have that? Needless to say I made it to the end of the week and I still have an outstanding item on my list. Ah well….

Spent a...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Hope your week treated you well. We had a 2 part blizzard on my birthday this week. With a winter birthday you get used to snow days which is always a plus when you’re in school!

So we put on our cozies and caught up on DVR’d shows. Had our...Read More »


An Organized Life: Kitchen

Organized Kitchen

When I get home I put my things (coat, purse, etc) in my drop zone area. Hubs has his spot too. It just has something to do with the layout of our home. We don’t have a real entry area or mudroom space. I hope to change that with our...Read More »


An Organized Life: Entry

Organized Entry

The thought of where to begin plagued me when I decided to take on the task of sharing organization tips throughout the home. Since we have the day organized with our new planner I thought we’d go with the first stop at home, the entry and mudroom spaces.

In my home, our...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

This week I made my way to Florida for family time in the Clearwater/Tampa area, which meant I had preparations to make prior to my leaving. I don’t know about you, but I like to come home to a clean house after traveling; plus, my sister stays at the...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Crazy how time flies, huh? Seems like yesterday it was Christmas! Before we know it, it’ll be summer. But I digress.

This week has flown by for me. It seems like all of the things I wanted to get done I didn’t even though I did make a bit of...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday!

Hope your first full week after the holidays went without a hitch. My week involved putting together a new planner. Wanted to get it just right. You can read about it here. It’s only been a few days with it, but I think it’s a success!

I’ve been looking...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Turned around and it was Friday. Snuck up on me!

I spent the last couple days of this week helping my Mom bake off a huge cookie order. I think we made about 800 cookies! I only ate like 6 though…

Looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Starting it off with going...Read More »


Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites

Yay! It’s Friday! Been the longest week ever, huh? Well, you made it!

One of my favorite things is interior design. I love looking at all the different spaces out there. If it’s in a magazine or on Pinterest I’m checking it all out! I want to share with...Read More »


IKEA Loves

Last month I shared my IKEA obsession with you. If you missed it you can check it out here. While I haven’t been able to get back before this post I am thinking about my visit. Currently we are in the process of a home update and I...Read More »


Home Updates: Phase 1, Part 2

Whew! I am glad that first part is done! Between me and a couple guys, it took 4 days to get the tile torn up on the main level of our house. Bad part of the worst part? One of my barriers broke free at the ceiling meaning dust got into...Read More »


Home Updates: Phase 1, Part 1

The work has begun! As I’ve mentioned we are beginning a home remodel to update our 10 year old house. It’s in good shape but esthetically it could be better….and now we’re making it so!

Now, in my house I’m the handy one (thanks to my Dad) and Hubs would rather...Read More »


My IKEA Obsession

I’ve developed a bit of an IKEA obsession over the last few years. There. I said it. It began when a family friend took hubs and I to one in Florida while visiting family there several years ago. And then the obsession kinda creeped up on me. It came to...Read More »