• 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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  • How to set boundaries to protect marriage

    How to Guard Your Marriage

    May 7, 2015

    Affiliate links are used in this post We’ve all heard the statistic – around 50% of marriages end in divorce.  Whether the couple is Christian, non-Christian, or mixed belief it doesn’t appear as though it matters – half of the marriage are going to end in divorce.  Half of the couples who pledge “Till death…

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  • How to Save on a Wedding Dress {Budget Wedding Week}

    July 1, 2013

    It’s anniversary week!!!  Two years ago, I married the man of my dreams and I have loved (almost) every minute of it!  😉  We did not have a specific budget for our wedding (the less we spent the better) so it was my goal to create the day of my dreams for as cheaply as…

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