12 Books I Want to Read This Year

12 Books I Want to Read This Year

I can devour a good, motivational, entrepreneur or self-help book in one to two sittings. This year, I read (more like listened) to tons of them, and in 2019, I plan to do the same! I’ve been saving Instagram posts of book recommendations the last few months to create my reading list for the coming year. And, since I drive a lot, I’m always looking for audiobooks. My goal for 2019 is one book per month. I far surpassed that this year, but I want to be conscious of taking a break from the screen & actually picking up a book.

Zaful Swimwear Review + My Cheeky Honeymoon Bikinis

Zaful Swimwear Review + My Cheeky Honeymoon Bikinis

I’m usually a little “shy” when it comes to putting on a swimsuit. Self-conscious is not the right word because I love my body to pieces, and I work hard for it. Shy seems like a better word. That said, I’m breaking out of my comfort zone with my swim suits for our honeymoon. I ordered tons of bikinis from Zaful and I am impatiently waiting for a chance to wear them!

Some of My favorite Accent Chairs: Weekly Round Up

Some of My favorite Accent Chairs: Weekly Round Up

A woman can never have too many accent chairs! I used to have an actual chair problem (maybe I still do). Most of the ones we have in our house right now were thrifted, but I need a pair and that can be so hard to find. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite Wayfair finds. They range in style and price.

Three Days on the Amalfi Coast: Italy Trip

Three Days on the Amalfi Coast: Italy Trip

I shared a lot about the stressful part of our Italy trip, but I never really got around to sharing the magical part! After six days of exhausting travel issues, we arrived on the Amalfi Coast and finally got the chance to indulge in the food, the wine, and the beautiful Tyrrhenian Sea. We spent three days on the coast. One day exploring Amalfi, one day in Positano, and one day in Ravello.

Modern, Vintage Victorian House Tour

Modern, Vintage Victorian House Tour

Welcome to our home! We have lived here for just over a year now and are slowly making this house into our own. When we purchased the place, it was dark, sad and dirty. It has come a long way from when we first moved in. We put a fresh coat of white paint in almost every room and it has brightened up the house so much!

How to Avoid Isolation When You Work from Home

How to Avoid Isolation When You Work from Home

So many people dream of working from home. No more cubicle, fluorescent lighting, or rush hour commutes. That dream is a reality for over 1 in 5 Americans according to Forbes. When making this transition, many people neglect to realize that working from home day in and day out can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Sounds depressing, I know, but that’s why we are chatting about it!

Stylish Laptop Bags: Weekly Round Up

Stylish Laptop Bags: Weekly Round Up

I use my backpack ALL of the time. I always travel with it, and I use it to carry my laptop and planner around to coffee shops and such. This week, I am on the hunt for a stylish business bag. Here are some of my favorites laptop bag finds in both backpack and shoulder bag styles! I included some casual options, business casual options, and a couple more professional briefcase styles.

The Power of Batch Working & Time Blocking as an Entrepreneur

The Power of Batch Working & Time Blocking as an Entrepreneur

As a business owner you wear A LOT of hats. That can be fun, and it also can be extremely challenging when you feel like you are constantly bouncing from one task to another. That's where batch working and time blocking comes to the rescue. I discovered it a couple years ago, and find when I implement it, I am highly, highly productive. Who doesn't feel amazing after a highly productive day of checking things off the list? 

17 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues or Seasonal Depression

17 Ways to Combat the Winter Blues or Seasonal Depression

I desperately need a vacation with palm trees and sunshine. Unfortunately, that is not in the cards this winter as we save for our destination wedding in June. We took one last winter and I remember it being the perfect way to break up the winter season. Since we can’t take a trip to somewhere warm, I asked Instagram what to do for the winter blues, and there were all sorts of great ideas to help with seasonal depression. In fact, so many great ideas that I wanted to share them for anyone else who may be struggling.

My First Experience Using the Grocery Delivery Service Shipt from Meijer

My First Experience Using the Grocery Delivery Service Shipt from Meijer

Andrew and I have been talking about trying a grocery delivery service for weeks. We always see the Shipt shoppers shuffling through Meijer when we go, and some of our friends and coworkers use the service. We even know a few people who are actually shoppers for the company! All have said great things about using the service to get groceries delivered to their doorsteps.

A Magical Trip to Tulum, Mexico: On a Budget

A Magical Trip to Tulum, Mexico: On a Budget

We traveled to Tulum almost a year ago, and I’m just now getting around to blogging about it. This trip was way too good and way too affordable not to share! Seriously, we spent less than $2,000 on a six day trip, including airfare. Our condo was ON the beach. We couldn’t have asked for a better vacation than this. I’m dying to go back (hence the random blog post on a trip we took a year ago).

What to do with the Bay Window?

What to do with the Bay Window?

I randomly bring up our empty double parlor ALL of the time. I love a cozy home and this room is just so bare and empty! If I had all of the money in the world, I would buy more furniture to fill it up, but that is just not the case. It’s also an awkward space. It sits between the dining room and living room and boasts a huge bay window and a fireplace flanked by French doors. The other sides of the room are open to the dining room and the living room. I can’t quite figure out what to even source for it since the layout is so complicated.

How to Put Yourself "Out" There

How to Put Yourself "Out" There

You guys, I was shocked by the responses I got the last time I did a “ask me anything” on Instagram. Do you know what the number one thing that people wanted to know? They wanted to know how to put themselves out there… How to be comfortable in their own skin on social media. This surprised me, but then again I’ve had many social media clients struggle with this same thing in the past.