11/12 Design / My Home / Tips

Better Lighting For The Home

We’ve gone over before the importance of having good lighting at home and how it can completely change the look of a room, practically as much as the paint color on the walls can- that’s a big deal.  Since then we’ve switched to LED bulbs and never turned back from the energy saving and infinitely better lighting benefits we’ve experienced because of it.  But is there a better LED bulb option for even better lighting than what we thought we already had?  I partnered with Cree to find out, testing their new generation of LED bulbs (you can find Cree bulbs in the lighting section of your local Home Depot store) and determining what the right bulbs are for the kind of light we love most in our home.

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11/01 Life / Wedding

One Year of Marriage: Our Story

Exactly one month ago we celebrated our one year marriage anniversary.  Most would correctly note that this is just the beginning of our lives together, and while one year of marriage isn’t considered the biggest of feats, it’s so much more to us considering our decades long history of countless moments that got us to this point so far.

I’ve shared pieces of our story here and there, but I’ve never told it from start to finish, so in celebration of our first anniversary I thought I’d finally share the story of how we met and everything since that lead us to our marriage.  A big thanks to Helzberg Diamonds for partnering with me on this post, inspiring me with the story of their “I Am Loved” button to reflect on what it means to be loved, and for putting me in tears as I share about the person most important to me.   Read More

10/29 Printables / Seasonal/Holiday

Printable Modern 3D Paper Pumpkins

You ever notice how people get very into Fall decorating?  I’m undeniably in this group of fanatics and I’m betting most of you are too.  It’s so beloved because it gets us excited about all the celebrations, cozy moments, and slower living to look forward to in these upcoming best months of the year.  This is a lot of why October is my favorite month, and in case you’re feeling the same and are looking to get more of your fall decorating on too, I’ve partnered with my friends at Canon to share these 3D paper pumpkin printable templates (say that five times fast) and the very easy tutorial on how to assemble them.  Plus, we’re giving away the new Canon PIXMA TS9521C Crafter’s All-In-One Printer to one lucky winner to help you out with the rest of your holiday crafting- entry details at the end of the post! Read More

09/14 Food

No-Knead Bread Recipe

I had no idea how incredibly easy it is to make bread at home.  You don’t need a bread maker, any hard to find ingredients, or sophisticated kneading skills.  All it takes is 4 ingredients and a dutch oven to make fresh, delicious, crusty bread that you won’t be able to stop eating.  Partnering with Copper Chef to share this simple no-knead bread recipe, plus a giveaway for one winner to win a Wonder Cooker (link to enter is at the end of the post!) Read More

08/01 Seasonal/Holiday / Tips

Tips + What to Pack for a Beach Picnic

We’ve been talking since winter about going on a picnic at the beach the first chance we get this summer, so I’ve been bursting with much anticipation for what might be my favorite summer tradition of them all.  I love a beach day on its own, but bring your favorite foods and people and it becomes a breezy celebration at one of the most beautiful free venues there is.  The beach takes care of the scenery, and all we need to do is pack the right things and keep it simple for the best time possible.  Partnering with my friends at Uber to share my tips for throwing a beach picnic, using Uber to enjoy the ride and have peace of mind utilizing their new safety features.   Read More