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Tortellini & Roasted Veggies in Pesto Sauce

Tortellini & Roasted Veggies in Pesto Sauce

I’m always trying to come up with yummy, easy and budget-friendly lunch ideas.  I like making dishes that result in lots of servings because they create nearly a week full of lunches. I can pack a to-go lunch for Jake, and then I just heat […]

5 Ways to Style a Bralette for Fall

5 Ways to Style a Bralette for Fall

You don’t have to box up those pretty little bralettes just because it’s fall! Fall encourages mixed textures, rich hues and layering – so bralettes fit in quite nicely. Styling a bralette is really similar to styling a bodysuit for me. All it takes are a couple […]

Wife Appreciation Day is Sept. 17, and We’re Celebrating

Wife Appreciation Day is Sept. 17, and We’re Celebrating

  I had no idea Wife Appreciation Day was a thing. In fact, there’s a day for husbands too, and I didn’t know about that either. Wife Appreciation Day is the third Sunday in September (Sept. 17, 2017), and Husband Appreciation Day is the third […]

6 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Bathroom

6 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Bathroom

Bathrooms and kitchens are two of the most important rooms in a home. When those rooms are appealing, the entire place is more appealing. (Which is why we recently did a cheap update to our kitchen.) Everything in a bathroom feels essential – the tub, […]

Here’s What Happened When I Started Exercising in the Morning

Here’s What Happened When I Started Exercising in the Morning

I’m not someone who loves to exercise. (In fact, I didn’t experience an actual gym until I was 23.) I’ll be honest, typical exercise for me involves playing with my dog, cleaning my house and a weekend hike with my hubby. But, I know I […]

You Can Make or Break Your Spouse’s Self-Confidence

You Can Make or Break Your Spouse’s Self-Confidence

I was recently celebrating at a girlfriend’s bachelorette party when my husband sent me a text message that instantly boosted my self-confidence. The girls and I were about to hit the town, but I was not feeling very sexy. I think my words to the […]

How to be More Positive: My Source for Positivity

How to be More Positive: My Source for Positivity

I’m a pretty positive person, and I typically see the bright side in all situations. I was a happy kid growing up. In fact, one of the ladies in my elementary school’s front office always called me “Smiley.” But in general, I’ve never been one […]

Should You Give Advice or Just Listen?

Should You Give Advice or Just Listen?

It can be difficult knowing when to give advice if a friend is going through something you’ve already experienced. On one hand, you want to be supportive and share your story as insight. On the other hand, you don’t want to overpower their experience with […]

This Is the Most Unattractive Personality Trait

This Is the Most Unattractive Personality Trait

Personalities vary as much as flowers – there’s just no two the same. But across the many personalities, there is one trait that is unfortunate and ugly every time. It’s a trait that causes people to act out and to hurt others and themselves. The […]

10 Ways to Surprise Your Spouse During the Work Day

10 Ways to Surprise Your Spouse During the Work Day

We spend most of our day away from our significant others. Finding little ways to say I love you when you’re apart makes reuniting even more exciting at the end of the day. Plus, surprises help brighten the day and strengthen the bond you share. […]