When H&M announced that online is finally available..I did a heck of a happy dance. Like one of my best happy dances ever. H&M has been one of my favorite stores since I was a freshman in college visiting Chicago for the first time. I spent hours wandering around H&M and even after I dropped wayyy too much money there was so much left that I wanted!! Of course being young and naive I thought I would just check… Read more »

I realize that I’m late, but my weekend was just too much fun and perfection for 3 days…I really needed an extra day to process! My husband Andrew and I spent the entire weekend in Okoboji, IA celebrating the wedding of our best friends. Obviously…I knew beforehand that the weekend was going to be one of absolute bliss…but my expectations were met, obliterated and then continuously exceeded throughout the entire weekend. The bride was gorgeous…I’m talking light up an entire… Read more »

Have I mentioned yet how much I love music? Well, if I haven’t….I really, really love it. Let’s go ahead and put music right after coffee on my priority list! That being said…I spend an abnormal amount of time browsing Spotify and creating, what I believe to be, the best playlists ever. I create a playlist for everything…I mean, everything. I have cleaning playlists, bath playlists, car washing playlists, craft playlists, blog playlists, running playlists, cheer the hell up playlists….I… Read more »

This week has been a good kind of crazy! Lots of stuff going on and a really, really exciting weekend to look forward to! I can’t wait to fill you all in on that next week! 🙂 Unfortunately, that means that much of my blogging has been happening late at night…while Andrew is snoring and I haven’t had a whole lot of time to enjoy some of my favorite activities…there has been absolutely NO non-blog related reading…! So, let’s make… Read more »

During my 20 month engagement…lol….I began a quest to develop the perfect skin care routine. I was certain that if I had to walk down the aisle with acne I would just lose my shit…so vain, I know. Lucky for me…about 5 months from the big day I seemed to have found the perfect fit. Expensive & time consuming…but extremely effective. Just recently while I was sitting in my hair stylists chair she gushed about the quality of my complexion… Read more »

Well, that was the most beautiful weekend…ever. The weather was outrageously perfect and despite Andrew and I’s battle with allergies, every window in the house remained open the entire time. I learned something important this weekend; I believe it is a lesson that I am continually learning in several aspects of my life….and that lesson is… Keep It Simple. Why is that such a difficult concept for me to hang on to? It seems I have learned it a thousand… Read more »

Happy Friday!! Here are my favorite internet finds from the week. 1. Laughing Lottery Winner. I’m pretty sure that this lady is my soul mate, because if I won a million dollars all I would be able to do is laugh and smile. If you haven’t seen this yet…I dare you to watch it without giggling along. Seriously.   2. Favorite eCard of the week. So. Accurate. 😉                     3. Flula. He… Read more »

I’m still getting familiar with this every day blog thing which means so are you. Some “categories” are going to appear every week, i.e. “Friday Fun”. While some may never be written again…it just depends on what is getting the worlds attention 😉 So, if you’re a bit confused…and you feel like I’m all over the place. It’s because I am. Stick with me!! Yesterday I was so wordy…I mean I really went on, and on, and on. Let’s all… Read more »

I love coffee. I mean I really love it. Coffee is nestled right up there with my family, friends and Andrew as a priority. My relationship with coffee began in Florence, Italy at 18-years-old. I was overseas with my parents making several stops throughout Italy; one morning I braved the car ride into Florence from the bed and breakfast we had stopped at for one reason only…finding an internet source. I was in Italy and I was just dying to check… Read more »

Our blue door is the highlight of my year….I mean, other than marrying the love of my life, spending two weeks together in Maui and being a newlywed……but next to that, definitely the highlight of my year!! 🙂 We began our blue door adventure at a Benjamin Moore color store; I am aware that going there was not our most cost effective solution, but this was our first real painting project and we were so unclear on the color that… Read more »