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THE SIMPLE WAY TO KEEP YOUR FLOORS CLEAN

Nathan and I both have a crazy work schedule, and with us working opposite shifts at the hospital, we have to take advantage of our time off together. On my days off, I don’t want to spend all day cleaning because who has time for that?! Not me! So today I want to talk about tackling dirty floors.

MOOD BOARD MONDAY : A WARM +NEUTRAL DINING ROOM

We are slowly starting to update the rooms in our house, and the dining room is the next on the list. I’ll admit, I have a bad habit of jumping from room to room when it comes to refreshing spaces. So I find that creating mood boards for each room helps keep me a little more focused. That way, as I’m out shopping or as stores have sales, I can reference these boards to see what items I am still needing to purchase in order to “complete” the room.

A FETCHIN’ WAY FOR YOUR DOG TO PLAY

If you’ve been following us for awhile now, you know that Reggie (our 4 year old Cocker Spaniel) is not just our pet, but truly is part of our family!! From his obsession with belly-rubs and walks outside, to his quirky grin, he makes us smile every day!

THE FALL SHOP

I have curated some of my favorite fall home decor items (and fashion/beauty as well, because let’s be honest, my fashion preference is the same as my design preference: neutral haha) for you to access as the weather starts changing! My hope is that this page will give you inspiration for your own lifestyle as we approach this new season. Be sure to check back throughout the season as I add more fall finds!

SAM’S SLOPPY JOES

I don’t know what came over me, but last week I got a craving for some good ole sloppy joes! I honestly can’t remember the last time I had one but I knew I needed to make them right away haha! Typically I just throw a bunch of things in a pot, add some tomato sauce, and call it a day..but this time I decided to actually give some thought to what I was doing and I’m sure glad I did because they turned out REALLY good!

COLD-BREW COFFEE CONCENTRATE

Save money and make delicious, naturally sweet cold brew coffee concentrate at home using your french press. Have you jumped on the cold-brew train yet? Well I sure have, and let me just say: I LOVE it! I actually prefer it to hot coffee most of the time.

HEALTHY PUMPKIN SPICE COFFEE CREAMER

After the crazy hot summer we have had, I am gladly welcoming open windows and cool morning breezes. And I swear, as soon as the slightest hint of cooler weather approaches, I get excited for all things fall…including pumpkin spice everything!

PESTO + RICOTTA ZUCCHINI ROLLUPS

If you’re anything like me, I’m always searching for new recipes to use fresh, in-season produce. This Pesto + Ricotta Zucchini Rollup recipe is not only super easy, but also incorporates extra summer produce you may have in your own personal garden or what you can easily find at end-of-summer vegetable stands. I like to make this recipe as a meal-prep dish for the week because its easy to pack for work lunches, but you could also prepare this for a dinner party as well since it makes a large portion.

HONEYMOON TRAVEL GUIDE PT. 1| MAUI, HAWAII

We spent 7 days on the island of Maui, for the first part of our honeymoon, and it was an absolute dream! As soon as you step off the plane into the open air airport, you are greeted with green mountaintops, palm trees swaying, and a lovely breeze that seems to follow you with every step. The islands natural beauty and warm aloha spirit is something that I will never forget. As far as tropical destinations go, Hawaii is at the top of my favorites list!

OUR SAVE THE DATES!

Good morning friends!!  I have been meaning to do a Wedding Wednesday post for a while now, but life has been SO busy!!Nathan and I are pretty much in the final stretch now, with less than two months to go (45 days to be exact). You would think that we have everything under control, especially since I am a super-planner, but there is actually still quite a lot of smaller details to take care of. We sent out our wedding Save the Dates back in February, but I wanted to share them with you now!  

A PET PARENT'S GUIDE TO TOUGH STAINS WITH PERSIL® PROCLEAN®

Anyone else sometimes feel like they need a laundry intervention? Yep, me too!  As a busy pet parent working full time, planning a wedding and traveling, it always seems like a struggle to keep up on the laundry.  I swear, just when I think I am finally caught up on the laundry pile, Reggie comes running in from outside with his muddy paws, which means bath time….and more laundry!

MASTER BEDROOM DECOR UPDATE

In my opinion, your bedroom is a sanctuary. Its where I go when I want to relax and recharge, but I’ll admit that in years past, the bedroom was usually the last room to be decorated. I guess the kitchen and living room always seemed more important since those are the spaces everyone see’s when they visit. But since moving into a new place in January, we decided to start decorating the bedroom FIRST! Its coming along slowly but surely and I’ve added a few new bedroom decor pieces I wanted to share with you all today incase you might be updating your space as well.

SLAM DUNK CREAMY HERB DIP

When I think of March, I think of basketball!  Not only are Nathan and I big college sports fans, but it’s just so fun to get together with friends and family to cheer on our favorite teams.  I’m here today to show you how to create a simple basketball bash with some yummy game day snacks you and your guests will enjoy while celebrating and watching the tournament.

WEDDING DAY GLAM: A HAIR + MAKEUP Q&A

When I first started thinking about the hair and makeup for my wedding day, I didn’t really know where to begin. I’m not really a maintenance kind of girl….I hate getting a pedicure, I have never tried eyelash or hair extensions, and I can count the times on one hand that I’ve gotten a spa treatment. So I felt like I had a TON of questions about not only for the day-of the wedding, but also how to appropriately prepare in the months leading up to the big day.

CELEBRATING FAMILY TRADITION WITH GRANDMA’S GOULASH

Some of my most treasured recipes are those that have been passed on to me by my family, in particular my grandmother.  When I think back to our time together, most of my memories center around the kitchen.  Her pouring me a bowel of cereal while she drank black coffee in the morning, fixing grilled bologna and cheese sandwiches and always knowing I wanted extra sweet pickles on the side, and sharing family dinners around the old oak table reminiscing about times past. 

SPINACH, FETA + SUN-DRIED TOMATO EGG MUFFINS

With our wedding being 5 months away, Nathan and I are fully committed to looking and feeling our best for our big day! I’ve always been a big believer that feeling good starts on the inside, with the types of foods you choose to fuel your body. With our super busy schedules, that’s not always so easy. That’s why we love these Mediterranean inspired, protein-packed egg muffin cups. They are tender, moist, full of flavor, and also very portable for those days when you are constantly on the go!


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