• My Rainy Day Essentials

    Rain, rain, go away. Or… let’s embrace it! I don’t know how the weather has been by you, but it’s been pretty rainy here. I don’t mind the rain here and there, and I actually find it soothing. It’s nice to cozy up in a warm sweater and listen to some Frank Sinatra while watching the rain fall outside. So, it’s no surprise that I have put together a blog with some of my rainy day essentials. Fringe Studio Journal – Who doesn’t love to journal on a rainy day? I love to journal and blog, especially when it’s raining outside. There’s just something about it that I love. So, it’s…

  • Gifts Under $20 That People Will Love

    Tis the season to be jolly, and give presents My office is doing a secret santa, so I was inspired to create a gift giving guide with gifts under $20 that are really cute AND practical. Why waste money on gifts just to get something? If you’re going to spend money, no matter how much, you might as well make the purchase worth it. Am I right?! So, here you have it! Your gift giving guide for gifts under $20! 1. Holiday Spruce Candle / Target: I am a HUGE candle fan, especially with the spruce scent. I have a few spruce candles at our place, and we love them. They’re…

  • Gift Giving Guide: Gifts Under $50

    Hi, everyone! The cold weather is here, the first snow has fallen, and the holidays are quickly approaching! I’ve already started my holiday shopping, and it’s a goal of mine to get it all done before December (we’ll see if that actually happens). That’s why I put together this gift giving guide of gifts for men and women for under $50! Looking for  ideas? You’ve come to the right place.   1. Men’s Darren Slipper / Nordstrom – I think slippers are such a great gift idea. I mean, who doesn’t love a good pair of slippers? If you’re looking for a gift for your boyfriend husband, dad, grandpa, friend… consider…

  • 5 Easy Steps To Plant A Vegetable Garden In A Small Space

    This last weekend was full of fun and excitement, and also a lot of gardening. As you all know, I love gardening and I always have. What I love about gardening is that you can always make it work, no matter how small the space is. Many times, people think they need a lot of land to plant a garden. That’s not always the case! All you need are planters, some soil, a variety of veggies or flowers, stakes and a wire fence and you’re there. It’s not as hard as you think – so here’s how to plant a beautiful lush garden in a small space. 1. Planters The first thing you need to…

  • Staying Organized With Your Cleaning Schedule + A Free Printable

    Hey everyone! Today I have decided to talk about staying organized with your cleaning schedule. These last few weeks have been SO busy for Nic and I with work and school, that we haven’t really had time to clean up our place, other than the basics. I don’t know about you, but if a room is really messy, it stresses out. I make it a point to clean up the bedroom every night because if I don’t, I know the mess with bother me at night and in the morning (I can’t be the only one who is like this). BUT, to be honest, cleaning also helps me destress, so cleaning is a…

  • My Top 3 Favorite Candles

    I love candles and enjoy adding new candles to my collection. I use different candles on different days, and it’s completely based on my mood and how I am feeling. Lately, there have been 3 candles that I have been using more than others, and I HAVE to share them with you all! Calming Eucalyptus I got this candle last weekend and I lucked out because it was on a major sale due to a tiny scratch on the candle wax. It didn’t bother me one bit, because it went away once I lit it when I got home – WIN! I used this candle the last few days and I absolutely…

  • 5 Easter DIY Decorations

    It’s almost Easter! Can you believe it? I’ve always loved Easter. Then again, I love all holidays. As you all know, I also love crafts. If you’re looking to spice up your home with some DIY Easter decorations, you have come to the right place. DIY Eggshell Planters  I am absolutely obsessed with these! These planters by Le Robin’s Nest are SO CUTE. The gardener / plant lover in me is so excited to try this one out. It’s not too difficult of a project either, which is a huge plus! Le Robin’s Nest used moss and succulents from her home and then bought the other plants from the grocery store for…

  • Welcoming April

    Happy April, everyone! Does anyone else feel like March went by in the blink of an eye? Nic’s birthday was this last Thursday, and we had a GREAT time celebrating. French silk pie, cheesecake, balloons, dinner, presents, family and friends… we did it all! I’m a big fan of celebrating birthdays for a whole month, and we did just that! The celebrations were wonderful, just like him. Today I woke up and couldn’t believe it was April. As I was waking up, I heard birds chirping and the sun was peaking through the curtains (really, this is all true). It was beautiful and it felt like spring was showing off its beauty…

  • 3 Secrets To Help Your Plants Grow

    This last Sunday, Nic and I stopped by at Home Depot to get some new planters for my indoor garden. As he was helping me repot some of my plants Sunday morning, I began thinking about what I do to help my plants grow. Why haven’t I shared these secrets you sooner?! I don’t know – but I’m sharing them now. 1. Watering  A big secret is watering correctly. All plants require different amounts of water. Let’s take orchids for example. If you have one and only put one ice cube in it, as often stated on the instructions, that will very likely dry up your plant and it won’t survive for very…

  • Indoor Planters That Will Add Flair To Your Home

    Hey, everyone! I hope you’re having a great week so far. The weather has been beautiful here, the sun has been shining bright and my heart is happy! My little indoor garden is growing like crazy! So far, my basil, daisy and poppy plants are growing at lightening speed and this morning, I noticed my rosemarie is starting to grow too. How exciting! As you all know, I love flowers and plants. I think they add a beautiful touch to your home – inside or outside. Sometimes, space is limited outside or inside so you have to get creative with your planting. I put together a list of 10 planters I love…