house stuff

Bathroom renovation | before & after

February 18, 2016

bathroom reveal


Well, the blog may have stopped but that doesn’t mean the renovations did! I have no excuses for not blogging for the past, ohhh, 8 months except the usual life-is-busy spiel, so I’ll spare you that and we’ll just get on with it. As of now the renovations are complete. Which is a good thing considering the last time I updated you we were hot and heavy in priming every. single. surface. of this place.

That’s enough small talk, let’s get to it! The first reveal is the upstairs bathroom. A good one to kick things off with a lot of before and after appeal 🙂

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How Jawbone helps with healthy living

June 18, 2015

A couple weeks ago I posted about ways to stay active while sitting at a desk all day, and one of those ways was tracking your activity. I have been tracking my steps, sleeping habits, and water intake all with the Jawbone Up Move and the SmartCoach app. Now that I’ve been using both the tracker and the app for the past few weeks I wanted to share my thoughts, a review per se, with you all. Continue Reading…


how to stay active with a desk job

June 5, 2015

jawbone UP MOVE

I’ve always been an active person. I played competitive sports through high school and then participated in my fair share of intramurals during my college years. (Four-time undefeated champs of Inner Tube Water Polo for the win). But it always seemed easy to find time in between classes or after school to stay active. It wasn’t something I tried to do, it was just a part of life. Now since I’ve been out of school, working full time, and not worried about fitting into a wedding dress, its been more of a chore to find ways to keep moving since I sit at a computer nearly all day. A couple months ago I made a conscious effort to make time for exercising and figure out ways to fit it in throughout the day, so when Jawbone asked if I wanted to try out their newest fitness tracker, UP MOVE, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to see just how well my strategies have been working. Continue Reading…

wedding stuff

our wedding | the overall vibe

June 3, 2015

columbus ohio wedding

Time for another long overdue Wedding Wednesday post. From here on out, I deem all Wedding Wednesday posts to be long overdue. Get over it.

I wavered about what I wanted to talk about today, but I thought before going into all the details of the whole reception, I should talk about the overall vibe I was going for because I actually had a hard time really figuring that out. So when Wedding Paper Divas asked me if I wanted to help share their new Wedding Color Guide, I thought that would be a great way to talk about my struggle with colors and nailing down an idea and hopefully help some current bride-to-be’s who may be going through the same thing. There were so many different ideas and details I’d find on Pinterest or wedding blogs that I wanted to incorporate but too many ideas can get overwhelming and you have to finally have to stop searching and just focus in on what is most important to you. Continue Reading…