How He Asked

I am so excited to share with you all, my salty bums, that our proposal story was selected to be featured on!

My hope is that our story warms someones heart, and gives them hope that their prince charming is out there waiting for them. It wasn’t too long ago that I was reading posts on How He Asked, daydreaming about a boy I met in high school and what he was up to now.

Click here to be linked to our post.

In the midst of the stress of wedding planning and the routine of everyday life, it was refreshing to relive our special day and get excited for the events to come.

I am truly blessed.


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year bums! I truly hope you had the most magical holiday season full of family, love, and that holiday libations always filled your cup.


2016 was just a weird year for me, full of excitement and joy yet entangled with me not feeling like myself. Mixtures of gaining weight and lack of self confidence but having the promise of the man of dreams committed love to me left me feeling all outta whack.

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December 12, 2016

Don’t you just love when pieces of advice, or that song that always reminds you of a loved one, or a certain scent just seem to come out of no where and land in your lap?

This was in my devotional this morning, and the timing is perfect.

I Am Taking Care of You

I am taking care of you. Feel the warmth and security of being enveloped in My loving Presence. Every detail of your life is under My control. Moreover, everything fits into a pattern for good, to those who love Me and are called according to My design and purpose.

Because the world is in an abnormal, fallen condition, people tend to think that chance governs the universe. Events may seem to occur randomly, with little or no meaning. People who view the world this way have overlooked one basic fact: the limitations of human understanding. What you know of the world you inhabit is only the tip of the iceberg. Submerged beneath the surface of the visible world are mysteries too vast for you to comprehend. If you could only see how close I am to you and how constantly I work on your behalf, you would never again doubt that I am wonderfully caring for you. This is why you must live by faith, not by sight, trusting in My mysterious, majestic Presence

I hope you have a beautiful Monday, and I hope this may help one of you today right when you need it most.

Christmas Pinspiration

One of the chicest and bum friendly Christmas decorations that instantly merries up any room, is living garland. I really have such a love affair with the texture, the smell, the way it instantly gets you into the Christmas spirit. I especially love seeing it displayed so sweetly outside Trader Joe’s or the Christmas tree lot, such a special home town feel that is hard to find in todays world.

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My Gift To You

The simplest, freshest, chicest way to add some Christmas spirit to your everyday? Nail polish. I am a sucker for the names. I am a sucker for sparkle. I am a sucker for the perfect nude. I am a sucker for nail polish.

Julep is a great service that sends new trendy nail polishes and other goodies straight to your door every month and if you are like me, then you get bored of your colors quickly.


So for all of you who have been on this journey with me as I navigate this blogging life, I want to give you all your first box of beauty goodies for free. I mean, you put up with me, you deserve it!

Gift Guide 2016

This time of year, there are so many different people telling you where to shop and what to buy to guarantee your loved ones know just how loved they are through that shiny new coffee maker they really don’t need. But yet again, that’s the fun of the holidays right? I put together some of my favorite gift guides I have seen this year.

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Thankful in Seattle

There is just something I cherish so deeply about Thanksgiving weekend. The kick off to the holiday season, the lazy Friday filled with leftovers and being surrounded by those dear to my heart.

This year was the first year I spent away from my familiar family traditions. Desi and I set off to Seattle to see his best friend and his wife. The most valuable lesson was learned this weekend, that no matter where you are, if you are surrounded by friends who feel like family any place can feel like home.

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Bum Finds // Thanksgiving Outfits 2016

Let’s be honest, what we choose to wear to Thanksgiving sets the tone for the rest of our holiday season style. Most importantly though, while we are busy giving thanks and surrounded by our loved ones, making sure your pants aren’t digging into your stuffed belly so that you can reach for that second slice of pumpkin pie is crucial.

Not to fear, I am here to make sure your Thanksgiving ensemble is nothing less than ultimate comfort and holiday chic.

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