Guest Post: Finding Significance

The “I Have Something to Say” series is coming at you again! This week we hear from Kristina, in one of the most inspirational pieces I’ve ever read:

“There comes a point in your life where you have to stop searching for success and begin looking for significance”

I heard this quote on the radio about three months ago as I was driving my hour- long Continue reading

Domestic Travel: Charleston Anniversary Trip Recap!


We decided about a year ago that we wanted to take an anniversary trip since this year marked five years of marriage! We decided between international, tropical, local (we live in the coolest area and never take advantage of it), or elsewhere. We ended up picking Charleston, South Carolina – not international, kind of tropical (hello palm trees!), and not local, yet close enough to pretty easily drive there. Continue reading

Our Unique Anniversary Gift Exchange

A few months ago John and I were talking about getting each anniversary gifts. Past years we haven’t exchanged and had just cut off specific time to celebrate our anniversary together. This year felt different though since this year since was a milestone year.

When we started researching what the traditional anniversary gift for five years was, we decided to make up for the past four years of gifts as well! Continue reading

It’s Our Five Year Anniversary!

I can’t believe it’s been 5 years since John and I said, “I do.” And almost 10 years since we met one another! Life has been a whirlwind since then and while everything hasn’t always been rainbows and butterflies, it’s shaped us into the people we are today and it’s made us think hard about what it means to be a team. We have purchased a home, said goodbye to many family members and a friend, had a daughter, done some pretty cool traveling, become Continue reading

We’re Half Way Through 2017 – How Are The Goals Coming?

Happy Monday! This past Saturday was July 1st meaning we are half way through 2017! Can you believe it?! Back in January I wrote a post listing goals I had for the year, so this past weekend I sat down with the list to see how things were going.

I wanted this to be a true judge of where I’m sitting with my goals so I honestly didn’t look at this AT ALL until I was writing an update of where I am now. Looking at the list was a little disheartening because unfortunately Continue reading

Our Favorite Things About Spring!

This post has been sponsored by Gymboree. I received the mentioned products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 


I could not be happier that spring has arrived! The weather here in Virginia has been playing games with us for weeks and I just hope we don’t get anymore serious drops in temperature! I just love the warmth (not scorching hot!) of spring. It means the flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and most importantly, the sundresses and sandals get dusted off! Woo hoo!


One thing about sundresses and sandals for little girls is that they have to be durable and pretty! I don’t want Adalynn to be in an outfit on Easter that I’m afraid for her to move in! I want it to be dressy, but I also want her to be able to freely play with her friends and family members! Enter Gymboree!


They have the most precious spring line this season! Head to their website and check out their Easter shop! There are so many adorable options for all the little ones in your life!


Now, I know I already told you some of the things we love about spring, but Gymboree has convinced us think about our #OneBigHappy moment! When I think about what makes us happiest is definitely being outside! There are so many great things to do in the springtime! Go for walks, go to the playground, sit on the porch and chat, and then everything specifically Easter related – egg hunts, church, Easter brunch. It all just makes me happy, particularly because a lot of what I stated are things we do as a family!


Adalynn’s #OneBigHappy moment is anything to do with flowers! I’ve been showing her flower pictures for months, but ever since I picked a dandelion the other day and gave it to her, she’s been obsessed!


She is so in love with those tulips!


Easter is right around the corner! So hop (pun intended!) on over to Gymboree (online or in stores!) and outfit your kiddos today! There are sales ranging from 40-70% off and if you use code HELLOAPRIL you will receive an extra 20% off your purchase.

Shop Adalynn’s look!


Dress Cardigan Headband Shoes 

Now tell me, what’s your favorite Gymboree look right now?!