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While I would love to plan multiple trips abroad every year, the amount of PTO I get needs to be used wisely! Taking mini vacations throughout the year is a great way to spread out your vacation time and enjoy travel year round instead of saving up for one huge trip. Whether it’s a girls […]

October 9, 2019

How to Take Small Trips Throughout the Year

As many of you know, I have been working on swapping out my old beauty products and focusing on clean beauty. So, I was very excited when my friend reached out to me to see if I want to try Arbonne! Arbonne sells pure, botanically based products like makeup, skin care, and even nutritional supplements. […]

October 1, 2019

Arbonne Honest Review

Since buying our house just over a month ago, we have been knee deep in projects, unpacking boxes, and the never ending learning process that comes with your first home. Since you have all been along for the ride, I thought I’d share a little bit of the projects we are currently working on and […]

September 18, 2019

Our Current House Projects

After a three-day road trip from Chicago, my bother and I had a few days together in Los Angeles before I flew back home. While our main priority was getting him unpacked and settled, we still had plenty of time for some sightseeing. I will warn you, since I didn’t have much time in Los […]

September 10, 2019

48 Hours in Los Angeles

As the summer months come to a close, and our social calendars start to wind down a bit, I finally found time to write about my road trip to LA with my brother! My Summer was pretty filled with travel, and kicked off with a girls trip to Tennessee, followed by several weekends up north, […]

September 3, 2019

Road Trip to LA

With Labor Day weekend upon us, and Summer coming to a close, I wanted to share some of my favorite weekend trips from Milwaukee. If you are looking to plan a few days away, or are even thinking of taking a last minute trip, here are some great options that a quick drive! Door County, […]

August 30, 2019

The Best Weekend Trips From Milwaukee

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today marks my 100th blog post, so I thought I would do something fun for all you new (and returning) readers. I’m going to share 100 things for my 100th post! So, here we go!… 10 Things I’ve Learned About Blogging If I’ve learned anything from starting this blog, it’s that blogging […]

August 29, 2019

100 for 100

When we started our search for our first home, we honestly didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. There was a lot to learn and so much to consider. After all, house hunting was something we had never done before! So, I put together a list of 10 things we learned from our experience […]

August 8, 2019

What We Learn While House Hunting

Welcome to our first official house tour! We bought our house this week and cannot be more excited to share it with all of our friends and family! We had been looking in many different Milwaukee suburbs, but we landed in our preferred burb of Wauwatosa. Tosa, has a great mix of city and suburbs […]

August 1, 2019

Our First House Tour

Welp, it’s official. After 3 months of searching, and seeing close to 30 houses, we are now homeowners! The last month has been an emotional rollercoasters, and if you haven’t noticed I’ve been keeping kinda quiet for a while. Truth be told, buying a house is pretty draining. Super exciting and amazing… but very emotionally […]

July 30, 2019

We Bought A House!

Booking an Airbnb and staying in someone else’s home can sound a little scary. But after staying in several properties in the US, in Europe, and even on our honeymoon in Iceland, I have found that it is one of my favorite parts about traveling! Staying in a local apartment or home can help you […]

July 2, 2019

How To Find The Perfect Airbnb

I recently took a much needed girls weekend to the Smoky Mountains. Since our first ever girls trip to Lake Geneva last Spring, we decided to make our trips a seasonal tradition. Of course, with our busy schedules, we finally managed to book our second trip almost exactly one year later (whoops)! So, I guess we […]

June 27, 2019

Girls Weekend in the Smokies

If you couldn’t tell from the name of my site, I love coffee! I love the warm and fuzzy feeling from holding a hot mug, the smell of a freshly brewed pot in the morning, and even the experience you get when going to a cafe to slowly enjoy a cup on a Saturday morning. […]

June 13, 2019

My Favorite Milwaukee Coffee Shops

With our lease ending at the end of July, we are starting to feel the pressure of our house hunt. We are working closely with our realtor, and have spent hours searching the MLS, touring homes and discussing pros and cons of every house we enter. Even though we’ve only been searching since April, it’s […]

June 3, 2019

Less Than 60 Days To Find A House

Whether it’s a trip through your home state, or a journey through multiple states, having all the essentials for a road trip is crucial. I recently took a nine and a half hour road trip for a girls weekend in the Smoky Mountains, and in typical girl fashion, we packed like we were leaving for nine […]

May 30, 2019

Road Trip Checklist

It’s taken me a while to write this post, because what I am about to say may upset and shock a few people… Ok, guys. I’m gonna say it! I did not like Vegas (gasp!). On our most recent vacation, Brian and I flew to Phoenix and road-tripped through Northern Arizona. We loved the sleepy […]

May 24, 2019

Why Vegas Isn’t For Everyone

We recently got back from our Spring Break trip to Arizona and Nevada, and completely fell in love with Northern Arizona. While our trip was short, we were able to fit in quite a bit of activities, and I wanted to share our favorites with you. Exploring Flagstaff When booking our Airbnb, we wanted a […]

May 15, 2019

Northern Arizona Favorites

Let’s be honest, coming home from vacation is bitter sweet. On one hand, it’s great to be home after hours of travel and days of being out of your normal rhythm. But on the other hand, it’s back to reality and work. Alllll of the things you were trying to vacate from in the first […]

May 3, 2019

Getting Back to Reality After Vacation

I’ve recently been trying to be more conscious about our lifestyle and how it effects the environment. I started looking through our house, and tried to find simple swaps that we could implement. And it was actually easier than you may think! So on this happy Earth Day, I wanted to share some of the […]

April 22, 2019

Becoming More Environmentally Conscious

It’s finally that time of year! Time to stash all the heavy sweaters and boots, and get your home ready for warm weather. That’s right, it’s time for Spring cleaning! Being a self-proclaimed “neat-freak,” this is honestly one of my favorite things to do. It leaves a certain freshness in the air, and it always […]

April 17, 2019

Spring Cleaning and Organization

Well, it’s official! Brian and I have started our house hunt and are looking to buy in the Milwaukee suburbs! We’ve been talking about getting a house for a while, and after looking on Zillow for three straight months, just dreaming, we’ve finally decided to take the plunge! Starting the process, especially as first-time buyers, […]

April 9, 2019

Starting Our House Hunt

You know those people who are dedicated to their diet and workout routines? The people who go to the gym every day after work, or even at 5am to get a sweat-sesh in before a busy day?… I am NOT one of those people! Sure, I always feel good after a workout. But I have […]

March 27, 2019

Finding the Right Workout Routine

If there’s one thing Milwaukeeans love, it’s brunch! On Sunday morning, restaurants open their doors and are soon flooded with people looking for a table. Some are enjoying their “Sunday-Fundays,” while others are catching up with family or friends. Tables are quickly filled with skillets, waffles, bloody mary’s and mimosas… Who doesn’t love that? And […]

March 20, 2019

Milwaukee Brunch Spots

Booking a couples trip can require a lot of time and planning. Getting together, and deciding on what you all want can be hard, especially while trying to coordinate everyone’s schedules. To help, i’ve put together four things you can do to make your planning process breeze. Schedule Planning Nights Schedule a few nights with […]

March 12, 2019

How to Plan a Couples Trip

Taking the steps towards a cleaner lifestyle can be a little overwhelming, but it’s not impossible! The past year, I’ve taken small steps around the house and in my beauty routine to create a cleaner, less toxic lifestyle.  If you’re looking to avoid harsh chemicals and toxins around your house and in personal products, here […]

March 5, 2019

6 Steps to a Cleaner Lifestyle

Door County is known for being a perfect spot for a getaway with your significant other, family, or even a fun girls trip! During the summer months, it’s filled with locals and tourist taking in the beautiful views, and enjoying everything the peninsula has to offer. Recently, Brian and I decided to head up for a […]

February 20, 2019

Winter Door County Travel Guide

Keeping your friends close can be really hard as an adult! Many of my childhood friends live in the Chicago area, while Brian’s live in Green Bay. Staying connected can be hard since we live far apart and are all enter new stages at different times. Some are single or newly engaged, while others have purchased […]

February 13, 2019

Loving Your Friends

Brian and I have a quick trip to Door County planned this weekend for some much needed r&r, and am so excited I’ve already started packing! Most people like warm weather getaways this time of year. But since they can get rather pricey, we decided to head north for a romantic weekend in the quite […]

February 5, 2019

Packing For a Winter Getaway

It’s officially the dead of winter here in Wisconsin, and I am starting to need some motivation to get me through the last few months of cold weather! While I am a big fan of practicing hygge, winters can still get pretty dreary in the midwest. So, I have started to add some things into […]

January 23, 2019

Mid-Week Pick-Me-Ups

I feel like I haven’t talked about travel in a while on the blog, so I wanted to share a fun trip that Brian and I decided to take on a whim! Just about a year ago, we drove down to St. Louis for a little adventure when I was in-between jobs. We wanted to […]

January 17, 2019

48 Hours in St. Louis