packing for a quick weekend trip

I don’t travel as much as I used to, but we recently did a quick day trip to Ohio. This reminded me of youth (argh) when I used to travel a loooot more and made me wonder “how did I do that?” I often did things on a whim but now I’m a little more purposeful with my planning (aka, Type A personality), so I’m working on doing things in a more organized way. So it’s time for me to share my tips for packing for a quick weekend trip (in an organized way!) Keep a bag of travel toiletries handy I used to keep my travel toiletries in our hall closet and then I’d run around looking for everything I needed everytime I’d be packing an overnight bag ....more

good news / bad news friday

Let’s start with the good news! I’m excited that I received a small promotion at my job this week – woohoo. It was something that I was working towards and hoping to achieve before I take time off for the wedding/honeymoon ....more

west elm pittsburgh

I haven’t done many home decor posts lately since I’ve been slacking on house updates. The wedding is taking up lots of time (duh) and money (duh) right now. But that doesn’t mean I’m not constantly window shopping, browsing online, checking out home decor blogs and drooling over pins on Pinterest ....more

choosing the best all-year outdoor furniture

This article was contributed by Client… Choosing the best all-year outdoor furniture There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying garden furniture. These items have to look good and be comfortable to use. Also, they must be able to withstand the elements and you may want versions that are easy to store in your garage or shed ....more

being sick sucks

I had big plans to be super productive over the weekend. But my body had other ideas. Rude ....more

pug food critics

The pugs have a love/hate relationship with my blog. They hate when my laptop is taking up valuable real estate on my lap where they would like to be laying. But they love when they are the stars of the blog ....more

September Goals

So I’m a couple days late on my goals this month but whatevssss, right? Right. So here were my goals for August and this post is a recap of how I did and my new September goals too ....more

using pinterest to promote your blog

Besides Bloglovin, Pinterest is the number one way I get referrals to my blog. I think we all know about the power of pinning...more

taking great photos of your pet

Happy Friday and Labor Day weekend to everyone! I’m excited for today’s guest post since it’s about a few of my fave things – dogs (duh) and photography. Check out these amazing tips for taking great photos of your pet from Madison at The Wetherills Say I Do...more

why i’m turning into my mom

My mom is great. She is a tiny little Korean woman (who just turned 64 yesterday!) who has way more energy than I do. She helped me with yardwork/gardening over the summer, is the best cook ever, has been helping me with wedding planning and is probably the most generous person I know ....more