Your 6 Month Bridal Beauty Timeline

May 31, 2017
bridal hair artist

Wedding planning is stressful to say the least, and to any of you brides out there who are currently planning your own wedding, I say best of luck and stay sane! If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably spent way more time focusing on catering and invitation details than you have on how you’re going to prep yourself for the big day. But as I near my own wedding, I’ve really been honing in on how I’m going to look…

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Baking with Fresh Fruit 101

March 24, 2017
blueberry muffins

If you’ve ever visited the “recipes” section on this blog, then you know that I love to get creative with cake recipes! I love thinking up creative flavors for cakes and then finding the right recipe to make them a reality. I have kind of a system when it comes to creating new cake recipes. If I want a nut flavored cake, for example, I will add ground nuts and alter the flour proportions accordingly in order to let that…

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How to Save Money on Your Wedding (without DIYing Everything)

February 17, 2017
bridal bouquet

So…I happen to be in the midst of wedding planning right now. (I guess that’s the first time I’ve mentioned that on the blog??) And I have to say, the expenses add up fast! Nate and I are getting married in Boston, which is a pretty expensive area wedding-wise. Plus, it’s a destination wedding for everyone, including us. So the DIY options are slim, and Nate and I (okay, mostly I) have had to jump through some hoops to keep…

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Free Printable: Redbox Movie Christmas Gift Tags

December 9, 2016
redbox gift tag

Today I have an easy DIY gift idea that literally everyone on your Christmas gifting list will love! It’s an especially great idea for neighbors. My roommate back in Utah decided to do this for her neighbors, and she enlisted my help for the design portion. I present…Redbox movie code gift tags!…

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How to Prepare for a TV Baking Segment

November 24, 2016
baking on tv

I’ve done seven cooking segments on local TV now, and I’ve been asked a number of times how TV segments work. So I wanted to share some info with you! You’d be surprised at how easy it is to land a baking segment on local TV as a food blogger. If you cook or bake and have a stellar recipe that you can share on camera, go ahead and try contacting a local TV station or two. Local daytime and…

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How to Act Like a Pro Photographer (Even When You’re Not One)

November 2, 2016
engagement photo shoot

Even if you consider yourself a “novice” photographer like myself, chances are people have approached you about taking professional photos for them. I’m by no means a professional photographer, for example, but I’ve still been hired for weddings, engagement sessions, family portraits, professional portraits, and business events. And I’ll be honest—I still freak out every single time someone offers to pay me for my meager photography expertise. But I generally take on every photography project someone throws at me because…

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Yellowstone // Part 2

September 15, 2016

Alriiiight…part two of my Yellowstone adventure this past June! I don’t really like it when bloggers write a heck ton at the beginning of a blog post and then take forever to get to the recipe or photos, sooo…I’m just gonna leave these here.…

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Yellowstone // Part 1

September 13, 2016

Guys! My computer has been broken (the USB ports straight up don’t work, and the card reader works 1 percent of the time), but I was miraculously able to upload my summer photos onto my computer finally. So now I have lots and lots of pictures to show you. My summer was pretty eventful because Nate and I were trying to fit in as many adventures as was humanly possible before he moved to Maine. Our first big adventure: Yellowstone.…

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A Brief Guide to Chocolate Terms

September 1, 2016
chocolate terminology guide

If you’ve spent any time in the baking aisle picking out chocolate for your next baking endeavor, chances are you encountered a confusing variety of chocolate-related terms. What’s the difference between cocoa and cacao, or bittersweet and semisweet chocolate? Here is a brief guide to some of the most commonly misunderstood chocolate terms.…

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