How To Pay Off Debt Fast!

Happy New Year! Can you believe it's 2017 already?! I can't! 2016 was such a great year! I'm not sure if I can top it this year but I'm sure going to try! I'm not a big fan of making New Years resolutions because I never keep them... whoops! But I consistently have one goal every year; to avoid accumulating more debt and continuing to pay off as much of my current debt as I can! Anyone who knows me,…

My Review of Fantastic Beasts…

And Where To Find Them!  Harry Potter is my childhood! My mom used to read the books to me before I went to bed. I grew up with the characters, I loved when they loved and cried when they were lost. I read them over and over again. It will forever be one of my favorite stories.  So you can imagine how excited I was to hear that they were making a new movie! I waited a few days to…

Why I Am Waiting To Have Children

Ever since I got married in July, the first question out of everyone's mouth has been "when are you going to have children?". If I even mention that I'm not feeling well it's "are you pregnant?". Can't a girl have a cold? Jeeze. Each time I have to explain to them that I am simply not ready to be a mother yet. It's amazing to me how many people believe that having a baby is the next step, and I…

First Things To Do When You Get Engaged

Yay, you're engaged! The love of your life just got down on one knee and asked you to spend the rest of your life with them! Congratulations! This is such an exciting time. Everyone wants to see your ring and know exactly when, where, and how the engagement happened. And then, after a few days the shock and initial excitement fades, and the reality sets in... a wedding is a huge deal! It's a ton of work, where the heck…

How To Save On Your Grocery Bill

I hate, no, I loathe going to the grocery store. It means work for me no matter which way I look at it. I have to figure out what I want to eat (which is really hard for us girls!), make a list, go to the store, cook all of the food and then clean up after I'm done! None of that screams fun to me )= But my least favorite part of grocery shopping is that it costs money!…

DIY Blanket Ladder For Less Than $10

These blanket ladders are all over Etsy and I spent months looking at them! But with shipping they were so expensive! So I set out on a mission to learn how to make one myself. And I found that it's really super easy! It only cost about $10 and 30 minutes to make. Here's what you need: 1- 10ft whitewood or pine 2x4 1- 6ft whitewood or pine 1x4 Kreg Jig 1.5 inch Pocket Screws  Stain of your choice Here's…

My November Wish List

 Booties//Criss-Cross Top//Blanket Scarf//Fur Vest//Jeans//Leggings 1. I'm a sucker for a cute pair of booties. I wear them almost every day! This pair is perfect for November! The burgundy just screams fall and I love how casual and colorful they are! 2. I'm loving all of these strappy shirts right now! They come in so many different styles and are super easy to dress up or down. This one is perfect for work! And of course burgundy is huge right now!…

November Goals

I've always been a goal setter so the idea of doing it monthly is actually really exciting to me! I know that may be a little weird... But the fact that they are public will help me stay motivated and be accountable. I know I'm going to get lazy every once in a while. Who really wants to eat healthy or work out? I know I don't! But even setting a few small (achievable) goals a month can really help…

How To Start Your Very Own Blog!

You've spent months, maybe even years following your favorite bloggers and reading through their posts. You've seen how successful people can be at blogging and you think to yourself, I could do that! Well guess what?! You can! It's really not that hard! It is a little overwhelming though... You've never built a website before right? You have no coding experience, and what does web hosting even mean??! Yikes! You have this idea in your head that you want to be…

What to do with a week on Oahu

Hawaii is such an amazing place and somewhere I believe everyone should go at least once in their lives! Oahu is the most visited island with almost 5 million people annually! There is so much to see and do on Oahu, you could go back several times and not see it all! Here are some of my favorite adventures on the beautiful island of Oahu:   [gallery size="large" ids="676,674,675"] Visit the Byodo-In Temple. A non practicing Buddhist temple, Byodo-In was…

10 Things You Should Do On Your Honeymoon

It's your honeymoon! You finally made it! The months of planning, budgeting and stressing about every tiny detail are over. Now is the time to relax, unwind and enjoy having made it through the first of many big milestones in your relationship. Besides having an amazing time, here are ten things you should definitely do on your honeymoon: 1. Sleep in. Chances are good you haven't been sleeping well. Between the stress and anxiety of planning a wedding and the…

6 Things You Must Do In Riviera Maya, Mexico

My husband and I recently spent 9 days in Tulum for our honeymoon. Located on the Yucatan Peninsula, Tulum is part of a stretch of coastline called the Riviera Maya. The Riviera Maya is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and fantastic all-inclusive resorts. It's right on Caribbean Sea and it is absolutely breathtaking! There are countless activities to do in this area and unfortunately we only got to do a handful of them, but here is our list…

How I had my Dream Wedding for under $10,000

[gallery columns="6" ids="582,581,580,573,546,583"] I'm going to tell you guys a secret.. When I first got engaged I did not want to have a wedding. At all. I'm an introvert. I hate being the center of attention, and I hate spending unnecessary money. My idea of a perfect wedding was eloping on a beach in Hawaii with my closest friends and family. My husband on the other hand, had a very different vision. He is an extreme extrovert and having all…

10 Binge Worthy TV Shows on Netflix

It seems nowadays that everyone and their mother has Netflix, or at least knows someone with an account they can leech off of....thanks mom! We get quite a few rainy days here in Bellingham and I've spent some of them binge watching TV shows on Netflix. Okay, okay, a lot of them. More than I would really like to admit actually. But the great thing about Netflix is that they have full seasons! And without any commercials! Of course if…

My Birth Control Horror Story

In honor of Halloween this month I thought I would share my birth control horror story with you! This story starts out like most birth control stories, a 15 year old girl in a "serious' relationship whose mother doesn't want her to be another statistic, drags her down to planned parenthood to get her pills. If I knew then what I know now, I probably would have stayed celibate for as long as I could! I've tried many different types…

Why Washington State Should Be On Your Bucket List

  I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love my home! Yes it does rain. A lot. But that's what makes everything so green and beautiful, it's called the evergreen state for a good reason! I've been all over the country, and I may be a little bit biased, but I truly believe Washington State has some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States! One visit and I'm sure you'll fall in love with it…

20 Inexpensive Fall Date Ideas

  There is something so romantic about fall! The morning air is crisper, the days grow shorter and the sweaters come out of the back of the closet.  I find that as the seasons change all my honey and I want to do is curl up on the couch wrapped in a blanket, with a cup of spiced apple cider (which if I'm being honest is half of the appeal of fall). And with the expense of the holidays looming…

Crockpot Salmon Chowder

A few weeks ago one of my coworkers brought in a salmon chowder she had made in her crockpot. It was to die for! I immediately emailed her for the recipe and had to share it with you guys!  I'm all about easy recipes and this one is super easy! It's great when you can dump a bunch of ingredients into the crockpot and come back a few hours later and dinner is ready!  My favorite way to serve chowder…