• My relationship is not a fairytale. Honestly, what is a fairytale relationship? Maybe we shouldn't be striving for that in the first place

    My Relationship is Not a Fairytale

    February 15, 2017

    I’ve always been a romantic.  I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t “in love” with one boy or another.  Even as far back as preschool I had fantastic crushes on one boy or another and dreamed up the perfect love story for the two of us. As I got older my romantic side started…

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  • Uncommon Gift Guide for the Whole Family

    December 7, 2016

    Thank you Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post Some people are pretty much impossible to shop for.  Unfortunately, Nate and I are some of those people.  It’s not that we’re picky or judgmental of gifts, it’s just that we’re wanna be minimalists who don’t like things that don’t have a purpose.  When we want or…

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  • Begin a new family tradition by riding on the Polar Express

    The Polar Express

    December 5, 2016

    Like many little boys his age, Caleb is totally obsessed with trains.  When I found out that a nearby historical steam train had Santa train rides during the Christmas season, I knew it was something we HAD to do with him! Sure enough, when we told him we were going to be riding on a…

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  • Finding a Christmas Tree with a toddler is so much fun!

    Christmas Tree Hunting {2016}

    December 2, 2016

    Every year, as Thanksgiving finishes up, my heart gets giddy when I realize that the Christmas season is finally upon us.  One of my favorite parts of Christmas is decorating the house and, with that, finding the perfect tree to proudly display in my home! Nate works on Sundays (life of a pastor, amiright?) so we…

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  • I debated long and hard - should I get married in college? Would it kill my goals and dreams? I did, and what I learned through it shocked me!

    Should I Get Married While in College?

    May 4, 2016

      I remember a fear that I had when we first became engaged.  I wondered if what people projected on me was true:  would my dreams really come to a halt when I became married?  What I found was quite the opposite. My husband I met in college and were married as college students; I…

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  • How to be your husband's best friend

    Treat Your Husband Like Your Best Friend

    February 2, 2016

    Photos by Macey Snelson Photography Who is the first person that pops into your mind when you are asked about your best friend?  Is it a girl you’ve known since elementary school?  Is it a friend you met in college?  Is it you sister, your mom, or your cousin?  While all these are great and…

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  • The best Cheesy Romantic Christmas Movies on Netflix

    The Best Cheesy Romantic Netflix Movies

    December 2, 2015

    I don’t know about you but I’m a total fan of cheesy romantic movies.  Give me a Hallmark, Lifetime, or ABC Family movie any day and I’ll be one happy camper!  The BEST cheesy romantic movies, though, are at Christmas!  There’s something magical about the Christmas season and the romantic in me wants to see…

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  • One of many cheap honeymoon ideas in Washington State

    A Cheap Honeymoon in Leavenworth, WA

    July 14, 2015

    Where is your dream honeymoon destination?  Growing up I thought I’d definitely be going somewhere exotic.  Italy was top of my list followed closely by Hawaii, the Bahamas, or anywhere else tropical and warm.  Turns out, though, getting married right out of college and paying for a large portion of your wedding doesn’t leave much…

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