What to Wear for Engagement Pictures

Typically, I’m not one to overthink my outfits. I go for comfort and practicality, throw on a cute hat, and call it a day. When it came to planning for my engagement pictures, though, I put a lot of thought into what pieces photograph well and how to plan his and hers outfits that coordinate without giving off early 2000s family portrait vibes. After endless hours scrolling through Pinterest and pinning engagement pictures that I think nailed it. Here is the formula I’ve come up with to make sure you and your honey look in sync when you’re getting your pictures done. Break… View Post

5 Last Minute DIY Halloween Makeup Looks

I love Halloween. I’m 100% unashamed of that fact. I trick-or-treated until way past the “socially acceptable” age, love Hocus Pocus with all of my heart, and am all about ghouls and ghosts and goblins. Another thing I love? DIY-ing costumes. It’s infinitely more fun for me to get creative and come up with a fun costume with Halloween Makeup and clothes I already own than pick something up at the Halloween store. Halloween definitely looks different this year, and I almost wasn’t going to post about it at all. Instead, I decided to polish up this post that was… View Post

Shopping Sustainably for Beginners (Even if You’re Broke)

I’ve spent a long time ignoring that nagging voice in the back of my head reminding me how important converting to a more ethical lifestyle and shopping sustainably is. Truth is, I’ve been comfortable ignoring big issues and living my life worry free. As I get older I realize how irresponsible that is. A few big realizations I’ve had are: my decisions has consequences, my decisions do make a difference, and I am responsible for making decisions to live my life in a way that causes as little harm to others as possible. And a big slap in the face was realizing how… View Post

Thrift Shopping: A Beginners Guide to Finding Hidden Gems at the Thrift Shop

Thrift shopping can be intimidating if you don’t know what to look for. I used to always see girls finding incredible pieces at places like Goodwill and the Salvation Army. I, on the other hand, was finding windbreakers and high school spirit shirts from 2002. Now? When I go thrift shopping I’m confident that I’ll find cool pieces that fit well or can be DIY’d. It took me time to figure out, but I wanted to minimize the learning curve and give you my tips. But first… Why thrift shop?  A lot of people think that thrift shopping is overrated,… View Post

Summer Traditions: The Freight House Farmers Market

Summer is my jam. I actually love being what others would consider to be uncomfortably hot and I don’t mind the sticky sweaty mess that comes with my favorite season. Summer traditions I have a handful of summer traditions that make the season that much sweeter. Sundays spent on the river with my dad, Friday afternoons at my grandparents, and going hiking as much as humanely possible. Another one of my favorite traditions? Saturday mornings at the Farmer’s Market. The Quad Cities has been growing so much in the past few years, and one of the best additions (in my humble opinion)… View Post