Guest Post: The Meaning Behind the Ponytail

Today kicks off the I Have Something to Say series! It has been in the making for the last few months and I am so, so excited to share it with you. I reached out to women in my life who fit all that this blog encompasses and beyond. The unique thing about this group of women is that none of them are bloggers. I wanted to give these amazing women an opportunity to have a platform to share their heart and they did just that. I have been blown away by their pieces and I know you’ll enjoy them too! 

So without further to do, Vanessa’s the first one up! Her’s her piece: Continue reading

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 18

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer! It’s time for another edition of one Must Have Mondays! Yay!

If this is your first time stopping by Must Have Mondays, you’ll be seeing a recipe, blogger/blog, and product that I’m lovin’ right now! If you have any suggestions for the future on any three of those topics, comment below or shoot me an email. I’m always open to checking out a new blog, recipe, or product!!!


This week’s recipe: Avocado, Black Bean, & Corn Salad by Vegan Huggs

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Photo courtesy of Vegan Huggs

This is one of my favorite recipes ever! 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

Navigating the Airport Alone with a Toddler

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I received the product mentioned in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts & opinions are 100% my own.

Recently Adalynn and I traveled from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Denver, Colorado with a layover in Newark, New Jersey (going there and coming back). This was her first time on a plane (aside from when she was in the womb haha) so there were lots of unknowns!

I was optimistic that everything would go well because 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

24 hours in Ontario – In & Around Niagara

Every year my great aunt hosts a family reunion at her {near} Rochester, New York home. My mom and I have been in the past and we always talk about how close Canada is! Our family has made the trip to the U.S. side of Niagara Falls (which for those who don’t know if right at the border of the U.S. and Canada) but we’ve never actually done any exploring right across the border in Ontario, Canada. We decided this trip we would extend a bit longer than normal and visit Canada right smack in the middle Continue reading

If You Want Him to “Take the Picture,” Then Stop Complaining

In the past month or so I have come across three or four social media posts that have gone somewhat viral. These posts have all had the exact same sentiment and it has been directed at dads. They are written by moms who are asking, short of begging, their husbands to take pictures of them with their children. These posts have been shared repeatedly because Continue reading

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 17

Heyyyyyy! It’s been a little while, but I’m so happy to be sharing a Must Have Mondays post with you today!

If this is the first Must Have Mondays post you’ve ever seen, let me explain real quick! It is a series here on the blog that runs on any given Monday (used to be every other Monday, but that honestly became a bit daunting!) It always includes a recipe, a Continue reading