Thursday, January 30, 2014

Deeply Rooted Magazine.

If you don't know what I'm talking about when I say, "Deeply Rooted Magazine," it's high time that you check out this link and familiarize yourself.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

DIY: Paper Rose Wreaths

Like I've said before, printables can change your life. If you have a reliable printer and some skills with framing, you can decorate your home for nickels and dimes. A month or so ago, I discovered one of my new favorite sites, Elli, which is home to several printables that I have already taken advantage of.

Monday, January 27, 2014

DIY Wedding #1: Details, Details, Details

Well, it's officially Monday and the start of another week. But whats more, it also marks the first day of my DIY Wedding Series. Where else to start than with the details.

Details, although sometimes painstaking, lay the groundwork for any event, especially weddings. About a month before you get to say, "I do," you'll start wishing that you never have to think through or decide on another detail again. For that reason, it may be tempting to jump right into the fun stuff, but without these essential details you won't have any place for those fun things to go. However essentials these details and decisions may be, it's hard to know where to begin. Especially if you're trying to be budget friendly and doing mostly everything yourself.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pins of the Week.

Happy Friday! I'm not sure about you, but it feels like this week has gone by extremely slow. But hallelujah, there is light at the end of the tunnel and I look forward to some R&R this weekend (since last weekend never really came).

Today is the first day of "Pins of the Week," so I'll elaborate on my scheme a little bit. I've broken it down into categories that I've found are my top searches--the things that I look for the most. What I have thus far: Recipes, DIYs, Nifty, Printables, and a Bonus pin of whatever theme.


This week I found some pins and links that have me almost obsessed with concrete. I never really thought of that as a crafting material before...but boy, oh, boy, is it. I haven't gotten to try this yet, but it looks really simple and there are so many things to make with it! Plus, the link for this "Concrete Cheeseboard" comes from a really cool blog: A Daily Something. You should definitely check out the rest of her blog, I was greatly inspired by what she had to share.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

"What About Second Breakfasts?"

If you're like me and you're constantly in between two or three things, especially in the middle of the day, you'll find that you can sometimes forget to eat. This is primarily out of the fact that food takes TIME, and time you do not have.

But today I want to introduce to the solution.


I'm not talking about sugary, Orange Julius smoothie. Although that sounds pretty good. But based on a picture that I saw a few weeks ago, I was inspired to create this particular smoothie for lunch...or brunch.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Good afternoon and welcome to my renovated, and now public, blog!

As you will see there are several posts from this fall, featuring personal thoughts and projects. The look is a little different from your standard blog, so feel free to play around with things (aka. the drop down menu at the top allows you to look at the blog several different ways--trust me, it's fun!)

Things are still in the works--the geeky things like Pinterest Hover buttons and social media apps. Until then, you are more than welcome to take a peak at my past posts. Before you do that, I want to add that there are several plans in the works for this coming year!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

What break tastes like.

As the “newlywed student” couple living off and away in WI, we found ourselves packing a nutshell of our lives into the trusty, old Buick and heading off on a 17hr trip to the homeland of PA.
Now that it’s almost over, I find myself refreshed but also ready to head back to our little routine. I’m thrilled at the thought of moving back to PA in May, but for now, my home is in WI and it is calling to me.

This was the first break that I did not have to work long hours to stock up the checking account, instead I’ve had hours to spend with family & friends—I hardly knew what to do with myself!
I’ve compiled a few pictures to articulate our break this year—the last break as WI college kids (I’m not counting my online classes next year—that’s different).