Where Should We Register For Our Wedding?

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. Where Should We Register For Our Wedding? As promised, I’m going to be talking all about wedding registries for the next couple installments of Wedding Wednesdays. Last week I spilled all of my tips and tricks for registering for your wedding. Today we’re diving deeper into all of the different registry programs out there. If you’re asking your hubby-to-be, ” where should we register for our wedding ,” this post is just for you! I found the choice of where to register is a bit overwhelming. I was asking all of our friends and family ” where should we register for our wedding ? “. Everyone seemed to […]

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Fall Farmhouse Finds from T.J.Maxx

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. Fall Farmhouse Finds from T.J.Maxx Much like my realization that H&M sold home products online last year, I’m sitting here scratching my head again and wondering HAVE I BEEN LIVING UNDER A ROCK?! I just discovered that one of my favorite stores in the world, T.J.Maxx, sells products online. Don’t get me wrong, there is almost nothing more I like to do more than strolling the aisles at T.J. However, anything I can do online or from a drive through lane these days is golden. I mean, most days by Noon I still haven’t showered and I’ve got spit up all over myself somehow (again). I can’t […]


DIY Pallet AC Cover You Can Make In Just 45 Minutes

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. DIY Pallet AC Cover Guys, do you ever feel like you’re running a marathon without a drink of water? That is what home ownership has felt like the last few weeks months.  We purchased our little fixer upper a year and a half ago and have been slowly working through renovations since. Don’t get me wrong, we have made great progress and I can’t wait to share with you some of the major strides we made on the interior pre-baby (yesssss, I am, like, WAY behind on the blog posts). Our little home is a completely different place than it was when we moved in. However, the “joy” […]

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Wedding Registry Tips & Tricks

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. Wedding Registry Tips & Tricks As we make our way through The Ultimate Wedding Checklist, the next few Wedding Wednesday posts are going to be all about your wedding registries – everything from the perks of each wedding registry store to a free wedding registry checklist printable. Stay tuned and be sure to subscribe at the bottom of this post to stay in the loop! It’s totally ok to fall in love with the registry part of wedding planning. I mean, it’s kind of like going shopping for everything you want without spending any money. We had such a blast registering for our wedding and learned a few […]


DIY Arrow Decor For Baby Boy Rustic Woodland Nursery

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. DIY Arrow Decor For Baby Boy Rustic Woodland Nursery I promise to start sharing some bits and pieces of Cal’s nursery, which is still not completely done. When you are pregnant and in the nesting phase, you want every little thing in the nursery done before the baby arrives. Every little piece of clothing washed and folded just right. Everything hung on the walls just like you imagined. Then reality sets in. You’re tired and exhausted from literally building a human. Everything hurts. You’re barely sleeping. You are working extra hours at work trying to prepare for your maternity leave. You’re cleaning the house because let’s face […]

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Creative Wedding Ceremony Decor Ideas

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. Creative Wedding Ceremony Decor Ideas Next up on the Ultimate Wedding Checklist is booking your wedding ceremony location. Your whole wedding is centered around the wedding ceremony, the act of two people madly in love getting married! The ceremony is a wonderfully romantic act and sometimes the actual wedding ceremony decor gets overlooked, while couples focus on the reception decor. Everything from calligraphy to pallet wood backdrops, these creative wedding ceremony decor ideas do not disappoint. I just love this Calligraphy Backdrop via Smith House Photography. This would be a great wedding DIY project by hand painting the lettering (or create a stencil using your Cricut) on a large white sheet […]


14 Fall Favorites from Etsy

Fall Favorites from Etsy This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. I know, I know… I, too, am still clinging onto the sunny summer evenings with the smell of BBQ in the air.  Are you ready for Fall or are you still dreaming of popsicles and pool parties? Whether you are ready or not, the autumn season is just around the corner. Fall technically begins on September 22nd, but with school back in session, Labor Day this weekend and football season starting next week, autumn is as good as here. This year I am so ready for boots and scarves, pumpkin spice lattes, and bundling my little baby up (did someone say baby beanies?). […]

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45 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Caterer

45 Questions To Ask Your Wedding Caterer As we make our way through The Ultimate Wedding Checklist, it’s about time to talk all about wedding caterers. Food and drinks will probably be the largest portion of your wedding budget, so choosing the right caterer is important. I was blessed to work in “the industry” years ago as a banquet server at a restaurant in San Diego that was always busy during wedding season. There were some times where we would have upwards of 5 weddings taking place in one weekend at our restaurant. During the years I worked there, I learned a thing or two about catering and wedding planning. I also learned a ton when I planned my rustic DIY wedding. I’ve come up […]


20 Rustic Baby Shower Invitations

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. 20 Rustic Baby Shower Invitations I had such a blast planning my sister’s rustic woodland baby shower. Everything from the moss banner to the chalkboard clock, I was in DIY heaven. I even decided to DIY the invitations too! Luckily, I had experience with making the invitations from my wedding and I was familiar with graphic design programs because that’s my day job. Making your own invitations for an event like a baby shower or wedding can be tough work, especially if you aren’t familiar with graphic design. If you don’t have the time or energy to DIY there are tons of awesome rustic baby shower invites out […]

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DIY Lullaby Baby Shower Gift Wrap

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here.  DIY Lullaby Baby Shower Gift Wrap When I was planning my sister’s rustic woodland baby shower, I knew I wanted to wrap my present in a way that both matched the baby shower theme and was also creative and easy since I was wrapping everything up at the last minute when I was packing things up to take to the shower. Kraft paper is, of course, a favorite of mine. I love wrapping my Christmas presents in it and then getting creative with different bows and lettering on the packages. It is so versatile that you pretty much always need some around. I love how my lullaby […]


DIY Patriotic Door Sign

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. DIY Patriotic Door Sign Can you believe how fast summer is already flying by!? I made this awesome DIY Patriotic Door Sign and then the Forth of July (actually ALL of July) came and went and instead of posting the tutorial, I was changing diapers. #MomBloggerProblems I was going to keep this tutorial in the queue for next year’s 4th of July, but this post by Brooke over at All Things Thrifty inspired me to post it now. To those bloggers who have their seasonal posts done months beforehand, I simply don’t know how you do it. But, cheers…here’s to real life. The door sign was done […]

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How To Make A Wedding Binder

This post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. How To Make A Wedding Binder You may remember long ago when I wrote a post about wedding binder organization. I gave you some of my favorite tips on how to set up that wedding binder of yours, but I didn’t have any pictures of my wedding binder as an example. Today I have a real-life example to show you how to make a wedding binder. My mom asked me to put together a wedding binder for a family member as a Christmas present and I’m just getting around to showing you how to make a wedding binder 😉 ! If you JUST got engaged, you’re ahead of the game! Start […]


YooToo Maternity & Nursing Bra Review

Yootoo Maternity & Nursing Bra Review I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience. Also, this post contains affiliate links, but nothing that I wouldn’t wholeheartedly recommend anyway! Read my full disclosure here. Last week I shared my top 12 products for breastfeeding mamas. Of course, at the top of the list were a few good nursing bras. You will likely live in the nursing bras the entire time you are nursing. From early morning to the middle of the night, you’ll need a high quality nursing bra. The yootoo Maternity and Nursing Bra is just that! (Click here to purchase from Amazon or better yet…set up a baby registry […]

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The Days Feel Like Years and the Years Feel Like Days

2016 Goals Update

2016 Goals Update Hello August…now PLEASE tell me what you’ve done with the first half of the year and why is time moving so quickly now? I can’t believe that we’re in the 8th month of 2016 already! I was at my sister’s house recently and she had the following quote up on chalkboard in her living room. As four new parents, we all chuckled and agreed that the quote is SO relevant to our lives right now. These days are filled with crying babies, sleepless nights and you are most likely wearing clothes that have spit up or pee (and on the very worst days somehow…poop). The minutes on the clock tick by ever so slowly as your patting your little one on the back […]


What To Wear For Engagement Pictures

What To Wear For Engagement Pictures Welcome to Wedding Wednesdays!! I love having the chance to chat about weddings on Wednesdays. If you’re new here, be sure to check out my Ultimate Wedding Checklist for links to all of my other wedding articles along with an awesome checklist.  Last time, we talked all about the decision whether or not to take engagement pictures. Now it’s time to chat about what to wear for engagement pictures. Assuming you decided to get engagement pictures taken and you’ve found a photographer (read my article about choosing a wedding photographer here), you may be stuck trying to figure out what to wear and how to style your engagement pictures. Typically engagement pictures take place outside rather than in the studio. […]

What To Wear For Engagement Pictures