“Always a Bridesmaid…Never a Bride.” I’ve been in my fair share of weddings as a bridesmaid, and now its my turn to be a bride! You always hear horror stories of dresses the brides pick out for her bridesmaids, and I have experienced one myself. Sometimes brides don’t necessarily think of their bridesmaids wants when picking their dresses, but now, some brides are much better at allowing their Bridesmaids to choose their dresses or at least give some input. I always wanted to be the bride who let her girls pick a dress they would love and feel beautiful in…and most importantly comfortable. So, when Amsale reached out to work with us, I was over the moon, because I fell in love with their styles, and I could see a perfect dress for each girl.Read More
We all know an “Essential Oil Mama”! And you’re probably not going to gift her Essential Oils…lets be real, she knows everything about them. But no worries, we’ve come up with lots of other Essential Oil Gifts that are perfect for the Oil guru in your life!Read More
It’s Wedding Planning time! You got engaged, celebrated and enjoyed the moments, and now you’re ready to plan the best day of your life. If you’re following our wedding planning checklist, it’s time to find your perfect wedding venue.
Your wedding venue can be one of the most important things you will decide on, that will help set the feel for the whole day.
B and I knew right away that we would want an outdoor wedding in Southern California. But, we also didn’t want all inclusive, because we wanted the freedom to plan the day we wanted. So we went searching, and were so excited to find a brand new and upcoming DIY outdoor venue in Southern California, Heritage Hill in Murrieta. We can’t wait to share all the details with you!Read More
High in the rugged heartlands of British Columbia, you’ll find Canada’s ultimate winter wonderland - Whistler.
Famous the world over for its dramatic landscapes and enticing slopes, Whistler attracts thousands of skiers and snowboarders from across the globe each year.Read More
“Welcome to New York!....it’s been waiting for you!” The famous T-Swift song plays on our phones as we come up on NYC. I absolutely love New York! Every time I’m there, it’s always an exciting feeling being in the middle of all the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps.Read More
A trip to our nations capital, Washington DC, is one that should be on every Americans list. But a day trip to Arlington, Virginia should be included on that trip as well. Arlington is a quick 15 minutes outside the city, and definitely worth the trip. The most famous spots are, Arlington National Cemetery and The Pentagon.Read More
On our US History tour, we headed to Gettysburg for the day on our way to Philadelphia. We had been before and took a driving tour in our car with a guide who took us around the battlefields.Read More
Ever wonder about buying your Wedding Veil on Amazon?! There are so many things you can buy on Amazon to save you money! However, buying things online can be scary...sometimes its hard to know what you're going to get. But with the crazy prices some bridal salons are charging, brides are often wondering if it's even worth it to buy a veil. Well, thanks to Amazon, (and lots of our research), we've put together a list of real brides who have had success with their Amazon veils.Read More
Bridesmaid Proposal Boxes are such a fun new trend. Now that you’ve got your celebration on, with your own Bridal Box Subscription, and you’re getting use to your new bride status...it’s time for, what I believe to be, one of the most exciting parts of your wedding planning process...asking your bridesmaids to stand up with you as you say “I do”. Your bridesmaids are the girls in your life who are there for you during the crazy wedding planning phase. “Back in the day”, brides simply asked their girls to be bridesmaids, but now...there’s a fun trend to ask with a fun gift...also known as a “bridesmaid proposal.” I personally love this trend, as I get to give my girls a special gift while I ask them to stand up with me as I marry my best friend.Read More
Who dislikes traveling? Nobody! We all like exploring new places, literally everyone loves to travel.
Even those anxious about flights or bus and train trips love to arrive to the new place and see a new culture with enthusiasm!
I was always like that. I was anxious before my trips, rethinking if everything goes well and a lot more. But I definitely loved packing and dancing along as I fantasized about unpacking when I get to the new place.Read More
So, are you ready to dive into college? While many readers might be responding “yes!” the overwhelming truth is probably… “no.” Who ever is ready for something so new and different? This is the beginning of your adult independence. For most people, it’s the first time they live away from home, the first time they determine their own schedule, even the first time that they’ve cooked for themselves.
Looking to Save Money on your Wedding? Here are some awesome Amazon Deals to save you tons of money!
Is there anything you can’t find on Amazon? Amazon has everything from ebooks to Oreos. What you may not have considered though is that Amazon also has some of the supplies you need for your wedding. Everything from wedding invitations to candles can be found. Let’s take a closer look at things to order for your wedding on Amazon.
Cocktail Hour...the dreaded in between time after the ceremony and before the reception. Weddings are always amazing and mostly full of excitement all around. As fun as it is to be a part of your friends or loved ones special day, the cocktail hour in between can seem to drag on while the Bride and Groom take their photos. But, your cocktail hour does not need to be the most boring hour of the day.
After you get engaged, it’s pretty much a guarantee people will start asking you questions about the wedding. The very same day of my super sneaky surprise proposal, B and I were asked, when…where…and what kind of wedding we were going to have...and we only announced to our immediate families!Read More
1. Decide what aspects of the wedding you want to splurge on and where you can save.
Early on in the wedding planning, we decided what aspects of the wedding were the most important to us. From there, we decided what we were going to need to spend the most money on and where we could cut corners. For example, we both decided we wanted a venue in downtown Chicago that was unique, so we allocated a large portion of our budget towards that. For the things that weren’t as important to us, such as, invitations, we saved money by going the DIY route. I made the invitations using a template off of Etsy and printed them on Vistaprint, which saved us tons!Read More
1. Please, LISTEN and remind yourself often when people tell you not to stress the small things. I heard that so many times while wedding planning and I shrugged it off thinking my problems were too large, expensive and nobody else could possibly understand, yadda yadda. There is so much build up and stress while wedding planning, that on the day of your wedding just give up pleasing anyone but you and your future husband. Throw it out the window because if others aren’t making sure things run smooth for you, chances are it was suppose to be another way for a reason and you’ll have no choice but to roll with it. It is suppose to be FUN and memorable for the right reasons.Read More
My partner and I plan to get married in Iceland on June 5th, 2019. However, we wanted to do a private service one year prior so that certain family members who may not make it to Iceland could attend our marriage. We also thought that might help with the legalities of getting married in another country. We decided to get married exactly one year prior on June 5th, 2018 downtown Chicago at the courthouse.Read More
There’s something about summer that just motivates you to work on things around the house. One day you look outside and decide that it is finally time to reseed the lawn, or get started on that garden you’ve been meaning to start for the last decade. Or maybe you have the itch to work but don’t really know where to start. Here are a few summer projects that you can start this month!Read More
Looking for Things to do in Helsinki? Well, you've come to the right place!
Oh Helsinki! B and I did an around the world trip from March till May. We started in Lapland Finland and LOVED every day spent there. Since we only had a few months to go around the world, we were on a tight schedule. We flew out of Helsinki but didn’t have time to hang out in the city. So I was way excited when we were invited back to enjoy a week in Helsinki during the midsummer celebration.
There are 2 types of islands you can visit when in Maldives. One is a Resort Island, and is probably the most known of the two... but, there's another island you can visit that will make your stay much cheaper. Since about 10 years ago, the Maldivian government has allowed local islands to have guest houses so tourists can come to stay there, so that now gives us a budget friendly option for staying in Maldives.Read More