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  • when packing procrastination strikes.

    when packing procrastination strikes.

    the husband + I are heading out of town. we’re packing up our fur children + ourselves. we’ll be spending tonight in my hometown, where we’ll be dropping off eleanor + rigby (the fur…

    March 24, 2016
  • honeyversary | punta cana.

    honeyversary | punta cana.

    in january, the husband + I took a trip (back) to the dominican republic. we had been there just 15 months prior to say “I do“. we had planned to go back for our first…

    March 4, 2016
  • 8 reasons to visit the dominican republic.

    8 reasons to visit the dominican.

    it should go without saying, the dominican republic holds a very special place in my heart. (it’s where the husband + I were married). during our first trip, we were “too busy” to go…

    March 3, 2016
  • punta cana bound.

    punta cana bound.

    the husband + I are leaving on a jet plane today. at 5:07 AM, to be exact. we have a significant layover at chicago o’hare, which will be perfect for breakfast + multiple iced coffees. maybe…

    January 21, 2016
  • my love for utah

    my love for utah.

    I am a mountain girl, living in the flattest part of our country. that’s been fairly clear my entire life. but became even more evident during the 5 days the husband + I recently…

    October 16, 2015
  • lunch in the moutains | at the Montage Deer Valley

    lunch in the mountains.

    the husband + I arrived home very, very early monday morning from our utah getaway. (we’re talking 5:05AM). we chose to drive the 1,045 miles to park city, and I’m glad we did. we’re…

    September 29, 2015
  • the best road trip snacks.

    headed west.

    the husband + I have loaded down our car for a westward vacation. call it the honeymoon phase or just straight crazy, but we’re all about road trips. even if we are 15 hours from our…

    September 22, 2015
  • a surprise in Galena, IL

    how I pulled off a surprise birthday miracle

    the last weekend of august, my husband turned 30. as I admitted here, I essentially kidnapped him for a birthday getaway. I had been planning + scheming for months. I called in the troops…

    September 11, 2015
  • hometown; waterloo, IA

    a trip to my hometown.

    Sometimes it takes leaving for awhile to truly appreciate what you have; whether that be a relationship or the place you grew up. I (now) adore the town I grew up in, Waterloo, Iowa.…

    August 11, 2015
  • from my july to yours

    from my july to yours.

    I am having a hard time swallowing the fact that july 4th is in the review mirror. how are we already this far into the summer? the husband + I have stayed on the…

    July 7, 2015