Our Most Unexpected Stop on Our Cross-Country Trip

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When John and I drove cross country a few years ago much of our trip was unplanned. We had a pretty good idea of our route, but planned our stops/entertainment and overnight stays along the way. (Thank goodness for modern technology) Whenever we reminisce about our trip one thing always come to mind, though – Monument Rocks.  I randomly saw Monument Rocks on a Google search and just knew it’d be nowhere as cool as they made it out to be. I was wrongContinue reading

My Top Posts of 2017! (And What to Expect in 2018…)

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Before I share another THING, I just want to say thank you for making this blog what it is today. I have had the opportunity the work with some amazing people, some awesome brands, and honestly, open up about things that I just needed to get off my chest. Thank you really isn’t enough, but I mean it whole-heartedly every single time I say it. If it wasn’t for you guys, as the readers, my little corner of the Internet would be full of crickets and cobwebs! So, thank you! Continue reading

Secret Santa Gift Exchange

Thank you to the four small shops who helped pulled my vision together. 

This year some of my best friends and our two year old daughters had a gift exchange. Us mamas exchanged gifts and so did our little ones! So cute!

I was the one to host, and while the plan started with some soup and wine for dinner and a simple gift exchange after dinner, my party planning quickly snow balled (pun intended!) and I had a dessert buffet and hot chocolate bar, along with the soup and wine. (I just really can’t help myself when it comes to me hosting something!)

Pretty much every item shown, is something I already owned. The few shops that I worked with had the BEST stuff and the best part, it was all printable here at home.

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Domestic Travel: NYC at Christmastime!

A few years ago I surprised my mom with a birthday trip to NYC. She had always wanted to both go to the City and see it at Christmastime. This worked out just perfectly since her birthday is in December!

Honestly, I had a pretty tight budget to stick to at the time (hello teacher salary), but I surprisingly had no trouble doing that. Thankfully, I was able to save lots of money on travel because we were able to stay at my aunt’s house in New Jersey and take the train into the city. We kept it at a day trip so we could visit with family while up North! Plus we took one of the earliest trains there and one of the latest train back so we really got in just as much time as we would have had we woken up there!

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