Are all the cyber sales overwhelming to anyone else? I mean, I want to buy ALL.THE.THINGS. and then I look at our budget. What a let down. lol Well, here’s to shopping anyway! I’ve linked up all the great deals and shared some of my wish list items at each place! *hint hint, Santa*   //NORDSTROM // I’m not one… View Post

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New York City. Where do I begin? I’ve ALWAYS wanted to take an adventure to the Big Apple! Well, Daddy to the rescue. One of my Dad’s jobs is a large arena across the river in Jersey. Last minute, he asked me to come along for a 2 day trip and we made tons of memories! That’s starting to be… View Post

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Thanksgiving is so close I can literally smell the turkey! My unofficial-official dish to bring to family functions is my Grandma’s apple pie! She’s 98 this year and one of my prized possessions is her apple pie recipe she gave me written in her handwriting. It’s framed in my kitchen. Our tradition on Thanksgiving is for the boys to watch… View Post

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My idea for “The Download” was to share what my interests each month or so… Well I’ve dropped the ball and haven’t shared since the beginning of this year. ha! I’m back with my faves and that’s all that matters! ONE // Anxious by Max Lucado I’m starting a new study with Proverbs 31 Ministries all about anxiety! It starts… View Post

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| vest c/o | shirt c/o | earrings c/o | jeans | boots | watch | Photos by Rose Gold Photography | Feeling GOURDgeous in this reversible Marleylilly vest! It is perfect for those crisp fall evenings and cold winter days! I love how it is neutral to match everything on one side and then so festive on the other. You can… View Post

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The Great American Eclipse passed right over my little town August 21st and it was one of the most spectacular things I’ve ever witnessed!!! If you did not have a chance to view totality, then I HIGHLY recommend you make plans to view the next one in seven years! I did have some doubts seeing how much hype there was… View Post

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| dress *old* (similar) | shoes (similar) | earrings | sunglasses | wallet | silver bracelet | gold pineapple bracelet (similar) | gold bangle | Photos by Rose Gold Photography | Late summer (early fall)  weddings are approaching and this is a great option! A dress with a fun print that you can add a cardigan or cute leather jacket to… View Post

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| shirt (similar) | shorts (similar) | sandals | bag (similar)| silver bracelet | gold pineapple bracelet (similar) | gold bangle | earrings (similar) | Photos by Rose Gold Photography | I know these summer days are dwindling down…BUT here in the Midwest the humidity lingers on. That means I will hang on to these cute little outfits for as long as… View Post

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It really was the BEST DAY EVER. We planned to visit Disney World’s Magic Kingdom before we headed to our family beach vacation this year to kind of “feel” Rypken out. Well, he absolutely loved it! We squeezed every minute we could out of our one day at the most Magical Place on Earth and you can see it all… View Post

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| blazer | top | jeans | necklace | shoes | earrings | lipstick c/o Chelsea: The Hens in Rouge | Can July 4th really pass without sharing a festive outfit? This head-to-toe Cabi ensemble is perfect for the holiday weekend or any fun get together throughout the year! The striped top is super comfy and can transition with any… View Post

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