Why I Stopped Caring About My Blog

Let me preface this post by saying it has been over a year in the making.  According to my WordPress dashboard, I started writing the drafts of this post in January 2018, at the height of my wedding and house hunting stress.  Like the rest of my blog, I put it on the back burner until I had the time, energy, and brain power to muster the effort to finish … Continue reading Why I Stopped Caring About My Blog

CoverGirl Makeup Favorites

Top 5 CoverGirl Favorites

Today I’m celebrating CoverGirl’s decision to go cruelty free!  In the last year, I’ve done my best to eliminate non-cruelty free makeup products from my collection.  I’ve consciously avoided buying non-cruelty free makeup in favor of brands that do not test their products on animals, even where the law requires it (China).  That means that I haven’t been able to buy the major drugstore brands … Continue reading Top 5 CoverGirl Favorites

Wedding Traditions We Broke, Part 1

When planning our wedding in May, Colton and I looked to a lot of classic traditions for both our ceremony and reception to help shape the biggest day of our lives. We quickly found that a lot of wedding traditions didn’t feel right to either one of us. We tried to keep our wedding low-key and small so we ended up eliminating some traditions that … Continue reading Wedding Traditions We Broke, Part 1

Salon Karizma Custom Facial Review

Welcome to a spa day, ladies!  You may remember Salon Karizma from my previous post reviewing their hairstyling services.  You can read that post here.  Well I’m back to review another one of their in-house services!  Salon Karizma invited me to the salon last week to enjoy their exclusive Karizma Custom Facial.  To be completely honest, I’ve never had a facial before! So I was … Continue reading Salon Karizma Custom Facial Review

Versona Chenille Sweater

Versona Chenille Sweater

Temperatures are slowly (very slowly) creeping downward here in Arkansas and I’m so excited!  Fall is easily my favorite season of the year.  The cooler weather means hot chocolate, colorful leaves, football games, my favorite holidays, and, of course, cozy sweaters.  I partnered with Versona for today’s post to show y’all one of my favorite pieces from their Fall 2018 Lookbook.  Scroll down to see … Continue reading Versona Chenille Sweater

3 Things That Surprised Me About My Wedding - An Arkansas Wedding

3 Things That Surprised Me About Our Wedding

I’m going to be honest: Colton and I had no idea what to expect going into our wedding day.  We weren’t planning on “winging it”, but it’s one of those experiences that is unique to everyone.  In the several months leading up to the wedding, I liked, followed, and read countless wedding magazines, blogs, and Instagrams so I could glean as much information as possible … Continue reading 3 Things That Surprised Me About Our Wedding

Why You Should Do A Honeymoon Photoshoot

I’m so excited to finally share this post with y’all!  While Colton and I were on our honeymoon in Galveston in May, we did a honeymoon photoshoot on the beach.  A honeymoon photoshoot isn’t something I hear a lot about in the wedding world, so I thought, “why not?” As soon as we decided on the honeymoon destination and booked our hotel, I started searching … Continue reading Why You Should Do A Honeymoon Photoshoot

Lessons I Learned From NYFW

11 Things I Learned By Attending Two Seasons at NYFW

Okay ladies, let’s talk New York Fashion Week!  I’ve now attended two seasons of Fashion Week and both times were experiences I will never forget.  Going into my first season in February of this year, I honestly had no idea what to expect.  I had read dozens of blog posts similar to this one in the weeks leading up to my first shows, but nothing … Continue reading 11 Things I Learned By Attending Two Seasons at NYFW

Holiday Parties with Basic Invite

I can’t believe the holiday season is right around the corner! With Halloween tomorrow, I can already smell the turkey of Thanksgiving and hear the sleigh bells of Christmas! Now that Colton and I are engaged, we’ve been discussing how we’ll spend the holidays this year… and next year and every year after that. Of course we’ll share time with both of our families, but … Continue reading Holiday Parties with Basic Invite