Welcome to Volume 1 of our North East mini series! Over the next few weeks, we've written specific posts about each of our East coast stops! First stop? Niagara Falls. One of the seven wonders of the world, located at the border of Canada and the United States near Buffalo, NY, is one of the most spectacular phenomenon one can ever see. Niagara served as the first stop on our 10 day tour of the Northeast. While Niagara Falls basically speaks for itself, here are a few tips to make your experience go more smoothly.
Every year, my mom and I look forward to attending the Grand Rapids Parade of Homes, where local builders show off some of their latest projects. This year, I found myself drooling over one of the homes designed by the talented KLH Custom Homes. If you don't follow them on Instagram, you must. I'm always inspired by their progressive, intricate designs. Unforutnely, I only had my phone for photos, so I apologize for some blurriness!
Ever fall in love with a new purchase more and more every time you use it? And then, said purchase changes your life forever? Maybe it's a kitchen gadget that has simplified your routine, a podcast you can't stop thinking about, or just something that smells really, really good. You can't help but share your new found love with your friends and family. Friday faves consist of random, recently purchased items that deserve to be shared with the world, many of which I have purchased based off recommendations from fellow bloggers. Welcome to volume one. Who says money can't buy happiness?
One of the most overlooked cities in the Southeast for a wonderful weekend getaway is none other than the capital of Georgia, Atlanta. ATL, or Hotlanta, as it is lovingly referred to by locals, boasts incredible shopping, absurd amounts of delicious and one of a kind food, and outdoor excursions available within minutes of the city limits. So, if you have 48 hours to getaway to the A, where should you go? What should you eat? Where should eat or drink? Look no further! This is 48 hours in Atlanta, GA.
Welcome to our office! This room has quickly become our favorite room in the house. The minimalist color palette is conducive to creative flow and inspiration, and the positive vibes in this room provide the perfect space for working, blogging, and organizing our thoughts (and online shopping). The best part? We stuck to a strict, mean budget for this space. The finished product, all details included (with the exception of the iMac), was designed for under $600.
Ever looked through an old photo album with your parents and heard comments like, "Wow, remember that orange shag carpet, babe?" That's the kind of nostalgia that warms my heart - the real life day-to-day memories, the forgotten details of an era. With constant strive to have a perfect, themed blog or Instagram feed, it seems like so many photos these days are entirely staged (myself totally included #realtalk). This shoot with photographer, David Weflen, captured real life moments. We dressed in comfy clothes like we would any day (okay...my hair is not always so perfectly curled on a "normal day". It typically takes frizzy residence on the very top of my head, in the form of a lumpy bun). David encouraged us to be natural, and caught us in our natural habitat. I look forward to looking through these photos years from now to be reminded of our first year, and our first home. I would recommend a home shoot to capture the current, special stage of life that you and your loved ones are experiencing.
Posting on a Tuesday? Yep, you betcha (wow, that sounded so Midwestern...I need to get back to the South. SOS). We've been getting a lot of cold rain in Michigan as of late. I'm disappointed (severe understatement) with this Spring weather, but I'm happy with the extra blog time. Hence, why we are here together on this lovely, non-Sunday