Desmonds Birth Story

The experience of bringing this baby into this world was the most terrifying, exciting, excruciatingly painful, joyous, frustrating, and encouraging experience of my life.

Desmond's Nursery

The countdown is ON for Desmond's birthday and BJ and I are not-so-patiently waiting. Seriously, the last few weeks feel like months. We are ready and so is his room!

Maternity Shoot

In a few short weeks we are going to become parents, and writing that sentence fills me with a sense of excitement and alarm all at the same time.

CAPEable Fall Look

It seems like the leaves fall from the trees just as quickly as they change here in Iowa. With temps already below 30 degrees, the fall season was short lived.

Fall Dining Room Decor

Finally, what you've all been waiting for! This year's fall dining room look! Ok Ok lets be real I know no one has been on the edge of their seat waiting to see how I decorated my table this year.

DIY Party Favor

I have a serious love of parties: the planning, the decorations, the food. But, what I don't love is trying to figure out party favors. Ever since Pinterest exploded onto the scene, it seems that giving a party favor is the thing to do. Is it rude to not give one?

Heidelberg, Germany

I am way behind on my blog posts! I haven't even had a chance to share about the last stop on our Euro Vacation, Germany. I'll admit, Germany was nothing like what I expected it to be.

Capsule Wardrobe

What is a Capsule Wardrobe? I found myself asking this exact question last month when I heard this phrase 3 times from 3 different people in one week. I figured it was worth researching.

The Royal British Tour

I LOVE all things British Royalty. Princesses, beautiful gowns, palaces and castles what's not to like? I mean, what girl doesn't dream of being a princess at one point in her life? In London, royalty and history are around every corner.

Arriving in London

Finally! You've arrived in London after months of planning. You had an enjoyable flight, watched a movie, slept for several hours, and may have accidentally foot snuggled with the lady laying in the same seat isle as you.

Side Hustlin'

Who doesn't have a side hustle now-a-days? I personally have 4 side hustles as well as 2 part time jobs that often times feel like 2 full time jobs.

Hello Gorgeous Lips

It happened. I took the plunge. Maybe it was the stunning lip colors, or the variety of beautiful glosses. Maybe I got swept up in the girls supporting girls/Girl Boss movement that's taking over my Facebook feed.

Practically Perfect

Lately, I've heard the comment, "You are so perfect" or "All your pictures are so perfect." I just wanted to take the time and say that I am absolutely not perfect.

Spring Wish List

Hello Spring! Who am I kidding, it's still cold here in Iowa but I have high hopes that spring is right around the corner! There are so many cute trends this Spring, I couldn't have picked a worse time to be on a budget.

Top 3 Foundations

Why is finding the perfect foundation so hard? I admit I go through phases of liking foundations but the following three have been my favorite for quite a while.