If you were to imagine your perfect trip to Lapland in the winter, you would probably be imagining Northern Lights Village. I found my dream hotel in Saariselka, Finland, and never wanted to leave. Luckily for us, Northern Lights Village lived up to it’s name, and we saw a beautiful show of the Auroras.
We finally had some time off to take an awesome trip together, so B and I were talking about different trips we could take, and where we wanted to go. He threw out Finland, and I ran with it. We had seen the Northern Lights in Iceland about a year and a half before, but if you remember, those were the boring lights. We still wanted to see the magical green lights dancing in the sky. We had a small taste on our flight over to Iceland, but it just made me want to see them even more. So, we started planning our trip to Finland, and quickly decided we would spend our time in beautiful Lapland.
We’re starting the New Year out with a bang…and a ROCK!!
A quick little backstory about the day…I had a photo shoot booked in the city (in Chicago), with a photographer that reached out to me through the blog. He was in town for the weekend, and asked if I was up to collaborate on a shoot. I get a lot of random inquiries from people reaching out to me on IG or the blog…but this photographer had some really nice shots, and the timing worked out, so I decided to do a collab with him. I thought it would be an awesome opportunity to get some nice shots of Bart and I in the city before he moves to California. So we set it up for January 1st, which was the only day we could actually make it out to the city, since Bart had to work the next couple days.
Why does it always seem that Prince Charming turns back into a frog right around Valentine’s Day? Whatever. He had issues anyway. Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a total bust though. This year, why not get the girls together for a girls’ night in? Even if you’re not single, a girls’ night around Valentine’s Day can be so much fun.
My boyfriend, B, is a Fisherman…like a really passionate Fisherman. He does tournaments, is in a fishing club, and belongs to Bassmaster. To say he loves it, would be a total understatement. You would think that Christmas and birthday gift ideas come easy for me then…just get some fishing gear, right? But oh my goodness, have you ever walked into Bass Pro and looked around going, “what the heck do I get?!” There are so many products, and sometimes it can be super stressful trying to wade through it all.
Birthdays have always been a huge thing for me, and my family. We actually love celebrating birthday months…because just celebrating one day, is obviously not enough. Personally, I have always been really big on pillar birthdays as well. I was SOOOO excited to turn 16! Sweet 16 meant I got my drivers license, was a Jr in high school, and my whole life ahead of me. 18 of course, you become an adult. 21, you’re no longer in your teens, and there are barely any restrictions in life (besides renting a car, for the most part), and then there is 30.