Our Big Yellow Couch

Ever wonder the meaning behind my blog name? It all started when BJ and I went to purchase our first pieces of furniture as a married couple

Planning A Vacation

 Whether your next trip is in the distant future or you're planning something last minute, here are some tips to help you get you started. 


The Story of Us

The story of BJ and I's relationship isn't your typical fairytale. It's filled with awkward moments, friend-zones, divine timing, and the realization that we've been a perfect match from the start. 

Sister, Sister

Happy Monday! So you know when you have younger siblings, and in your mind you still think they are 5 years old sitting in..

Stylish Snow Boots

I've received a lot of questions regarding winter boots lately, so I've rounded up my favorite brands and styles just for you! I own a pair of all three brands, and love them for different reasons.

Mantras for 2017

Happy New year everyone! Instead of making resolutions this year, I have decided to choose a selection of mantra's to try and live by.

Galena, Illinois

Is there anything better than a day trip full of brunching, sight-seeing, and shopping? I don't think there is which is exactly why me and my fella try to do this as often as possible!

Unbe-leaf-able Fall Mantel

This year using a mix seasonal items such as  fake pumpkins and leaves  from Hobby Lobby, and a variety of non seasonal items such as old books, pictures, and various decor from around my house! I also threw in a couple..

DIY Fall Table

I wanted to create a fall tablescape that was quick, inexpensive, and easy for anyone to accomplish. First, drape..

Fall Shoe Roundup

These cooler, end of summer days  in Iowa have me dreaming of my fall and winter wardrobe! But more importantly, all the shoes.