5 Unique Ways to Spring Clean with Vinegar


Over the last few years, we’ve ditched a lot of chemicals in our home in exchange for more natural, healthy alternatives. Vinegar is now one of our favorite products that we always have on hand. For cleaning, there are several different types of vinegar you can use depending on the task you’re completing, but for the following tasks, I like to use distilled white vinegar. Distilled White Vinegar is seriously like a miracle worker in our home. We use it for everything, and today, I thought … [Read more...]

Keepin’ Momma Moisturized & a Sweepstakes!


Being pregnant, most women are not new to dryer than normal skin. But, when you start out with naturally dry skin already, it seems to be a bit more of a challenge. Since I found out I was pregnant back in August, I have been religious about slathering on vitamin E oil and other such oils all over my belly to help keep my skin moisturized and attempt to prevent any stretch marks that pop up. Then suddenly, I realized that my focus on my belly left the rest of my skin in a bit of … [Read more...]

Our ONE WORD: Why we didn’t do New Years Resolutions

My One Word - Growth

Plain and simple, we are goal setters.  We want to do something, we set goals.  Just like I talked about in the last post, Eric and I have lots of SMART goals that we've set for 2014 and I shared a few of the big ones!  But, even though we set goals for ourselves throughout the year, and occasionally use New Years as a launching pad/resetting time for some of our goals, we decided to do something a bit different this year.   We decided to have ONE WORD to inspire our year, for all of 2014.  … [Read more...]

Healthy & Accomplished: How I Finished Law School, Healthy, Fit, Strong

Cutting Out the Excess

I've always been a firm believer that life is a journey. When Eric and I got married, my mom read the story, "The Station" at our wedding. It tells the story of life as a train, with stations along the journey where the train stops, but there is never an ultimate destination. It's a powerful story and that synopsis simply does not do it justice, but hopefully it conveys the idea. Life is a Journey, And Boy Do I Love the Ride My life truly has been full of varying stations, none the same as … [Read more...]

Dreaming of the Day The Bar Exam Goes Away…

Agate Statement Necklace

Right now, I'm in FULL bar exam preparation mode.  The exam is just around the corner, but after months of studying feels like it should be over by now.  While I'm being as diligent as possible in my studying, every now and again, my mind wanders, and it becomes clear that I simply need a break.  Today, that break happened to be this blog post. You see, this whole bar exam thing is the final chapter in my lifetime of education.  To become an attorney, I have to pass it, … [Read more...]

8 Tips for Stress-Free Hosting & a $12 Table Refresher


This week, two of our favorite people in the whole world came over for dinner, Brett and Katherine.  While we’ve been friends with them for three years now (they actually run the facility where we got married), they had yet to come to our home.  Eric and I were both absolutely thrilled to host them for a night of food, wine, conversation, and fun!  Every time we get together, it’s always disappointing when the night ends.  They are those kind of friends.  …magical… … [Read more...]

I’m Back with a Furry: Change Your Air Filter, Better Your Allergies


An allergy furry that is… Hi bloggy world!!!  I’ve missed you soooooo much!  I’ve got about a bagillion ideas running through my head, but everything is just a bit foggy since I’ve been dying of severe allergies!  Seriously, I could not be happier to be done with exams, but to an extent, I think that exam-taking may have been easier than dealing with these allergies… j/k, kind of.  Since this is the first week back on the blog and the first full week back to a “normal” life … [Read more...]

Would You Call Me Healthy? (part 1)


I’ve always been of the opinion that I live a healthy life.  I come from an extremely athletic family- my mom is a marathon runner, my dad plays tennis, basketball and cycles, my older brother was a fierce competitive soccer player but could pretty much pick up any sport and works out regularly to this day, and my younger brother runs, swims, and is a ridiculously fast cyclist!  Me… well, I played numerous sports my whole life… soccer, volleyball, basketball, softball… but my most … [Read more...]