this is a page for

Category: Adventure

How to Cover Your Roots During Pandemic

Have you looked in the mirror recently and thought – Who is that? Felt tempted to rush out and buy at-home hair color? Or maybe you scooped some up, but have no clue how to use it? If so, this post is for you! I enlisted some “virtual” help from a professional stylist to get answers to all of our quarantine hair questions. Here are her tips on how to cover your roots during pandemic.

Resilience and ‘Dancing’ Through The Storms

Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass… It’s learning to dance in the rain.

Some might call this line trite or overused. However, I’ve always loved the quote. I used to think it’s because I was a dancer, but it’s actually the message about resilience that truly speaks to me. It’s a call to find beauty in the midst of adversity, to keep pushing when things feel upside down.…

At Home Workout + Awesome Athleisure

Anyone else feel yourself getting a bit soft during quarantine? In the midst of juggling mom life, work life, and grad school… I let fitness slide. But no more! As we settle into the new normal of “safer at home”, I’m making a commitment to get back in shape. If you share that goal, this post is for you. Fitness centers are great, but we don’t need them to make progress!…

How to Host a Wine Tasting Party

A great party is all about stirring conversation and connecting with each other, so why not do it over wine? One of the most memorable parties I’ve ever attended was an in-home wine tasting. It was at my aunt’s house. Always the consummate hostess, she wanted to try something different for her loved ones and decided to host a wine tasting party.

She invited each guest to bring a bottle they’d been dying to try, served beautiful food to accompany it, then invited us to weigh in on the merits⁠—or failings⁠—of that particular wine.

Last Minute Gift Ideas: How Far Can You Stretch $100?

Yes, this post is about last minute gift ideas. But first… if you’re stressing over the holidays, worrying you waited to long to begin shopping, or feeling any sort of budgetary pressure, I want to start with a REALITY CHECK.

You’ve got time. You don’t need to spend a lot to show you care. In fact, in our overly scheduled world, many loved ones simply want your presence, not presents for Christmas!

Cozy Sweaters & Wabash Walls

Today’s post is a little different. Think of it as pulling double-duty. I want to introduce you to my favorite statement sweaters, but more importantly, I want to introduce you to some statement-making artwork! We will get to the cozy fall fashion in a minute. First, let me tell you about Wabash Walls.

Can art drive change? Wabash Walls might be a perfect example!

How to Prepare for Family Photos

In most facets of life, my husband and I are DIYers. If we can look it up online or save money by testing the waters ourselves, we’ll do it. Consequently, for years we thought we could be our own photographer. These images prove how wrong I was!

We never did engagement photos. We didn’t do a newborn session — and I regret it. A family “selfie” will never capture the emotion and love these images evoke.…

Goat Yoga: A Zany, Can’t-Miss Experience

Usually namaste concludes a yoga practice, but when you’re doing goat yoga, baaaamaste just feels more appropriate. As I rolled up my yoga mat, leaning into another friendly goat nuzzle, I silently wondered why I hadn’t tried this before. This zany activity not only had tears of laughter streaming down my face, is also left me utterly relaxed. There’s something about hanging out with adorable, friendly animals that really lifts the spirit.…

Wedding Invitations: 5 Must-Have Tips for Brides

Tis’ the season for weddings…

Know anyone who is getting married soon? I sure do! Summer and fall always seem jam-packed with these joyful celebrations, and there’s nothing I love more than helping a friend or family member plan their wedding! While I don’t do it professionally, I am certified in wedding planning and have guided plenty of pals through the process. I get a kick out of sharing tips, elegant DIY ideas, and helping brides-to-be manage stress.…

15 practical things to know BEFORE going to Italy

Remember your first day of high school? Your initial experiences at a new job? Traveling to (or living in) a country where you don’t speak the language is something like that. Your emotions are a stew of excitement, nerves and anticipation. Each day another feeling or question bubbles to the surface. For instance, what practical things should I know before going to Italy? Will my phrase book be enough to help me navigate this new and foreign territory?…