10 Takeaways for a Successful Marriage

Hoan and I will be getting married in less than 7 months! It’s kinda crazy to think that it’s coming up so soon. We recently finished our catholic engaged encounter which essentially is a pre-marriage retreat for engaged couples that is a weekend long. This actually wasn’t our first time taking a class like this

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How to Have a Successful Relationship – the 5 A’s

The most powerful thing I took away from our pre-marriage class was the idea of constant open communication through daily practice of the 5 A’s. Which are: Appreciate, Affection, Apologize, Ask, Amen. It is a daily activity you can easily do with your partner at the end of each day. And how it works is

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Bachelorette Ready Outfits

Hey loves, as I’m beginning to plan for my bachelorette in less than 2 months! 5 of us girlies will be headed to the Bahamas on a Royal Caribbean Cruise! I wanted to share some outfits I’m planning on bringing with me First is this cute little sequin number from Tobi! Seriously, so adorbs on,

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How to Follow Your Heart – 3 Steps

I think all my life, I’ve trusted the reason my heart would speak of and while I know it doesn’t always align with what is logically correct, in the end I know it’s what I need to do. Listening to that little voice inside me isn’t always easy though. Urging myself to do something that

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surprising moments of 2017

  there’s so much happening around me that all i feel i can do is freeze as to attempt to keep at least one thing constant. i feel like a little figurine stuck in a snow globe with a blazing blizzard endangering my comfort and safety and all i want to do is stop time

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Floral Maxi Romper

  Hi everyone! These maxi rompers are definitely still a love for me. They’re fun and flirty but you also have that casual feel because of the romper style fit. I actually got this from a friend of mine who said it would work perfectly with my style and I’m in love!! Thanks for all your

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Paralyzing Emotions

ever since i got back from my thanksgiving trip in seattle, i’ve been in a bit of a funk. i couldn’t help but notice that i was feeling out of my element and while everything had remained the same, there was this running theme i felt all week long. i’ve been trying to process through the emotions

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LA is like Sand in an Hourglass

i feel like each time i’ve come home since moving to LA has been so different. I went from feeling a little remorseful and homesick about my move to not knowing where i fit in at home or  LA and I think I can say I’m finally at a place where i feel a lot

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Before I die Proposal

The day of the proposal I was still jetlagged from my red eye flight into Minneapolis but also stressed because I had an online presentation for class that evening and I had found out earlier that my slides had gotten deleted so I was just really anxious to get home. My best friend Ann and

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Off the Shoulder ShowPO

Hope everyone is enjoying your summer days! We only have a few weeks left, what are y’all doing for the rest of it?  This off the shoulder dress is perfect for those summer brunch or patio days! It’s super comfy and very lightweight. I love the double overlay at the arms, gives it more of

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Black Floral Romper

Summer has definitely become one of my favorite seasons. Growing up in Minnesota, summer wasn’t my favorite because it was so hot and muggy out and you can’t forget about those awful mosquitos! Now that I’ve lived in LA for a while, summer seems to feel like it’s year round, which was definitely difficult at first

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Black Bell Sleeved Dress

  This black gingham fabric bell sleeved dress is so stinkin cute. My favorite part? The sleeves of course!!! Bell sleeves are definitely coming back for the win and I think they’re here to stay for a little while anyway. This little black dress is definitely one of my favorites. The dress is perfect for

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