• Lifestyle,  Travel

    our portland | maine honeymoon

    When we were planning our wedding, Jake and I went back and forth about whether or not to take a honeymoon. Ultimately we decided on Portland, Maine because it was on my list of places to travel to during fall. We also knew that when the honeymoon came along, we would be happy to have some vacation time after all the wedding planning. We booked our trip in July with our wedding being in September, and admittedly we forgot we had even booked the trip until right before walking down the aisle. Is that what you’re meant to think about right before getting married? HA! our portland | maine honeymoon…

  • Lifestyle

    my fall wish list

    It’s Labor Day weekend, marking the unofficial end of summer and beginning of the fall season. Though if I’m being honest I start celebrating pumpkin season in August. It seems that right after Labor Day, the weather starts to become cooler in the morning and evenings, and I start anticipating all things autumn. Hence my fall wish list. Summer really has grown on me compared to my younger years, but I can’t help getting excited with everything I’m going to do as the cooler months come in. I feel more relaxed during autumn and things seem to slow down. Which I’m good with. In fall, I love to open the…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    a cancun vacation

    We took our first real spring break this past year with a trip to Cancun, Mexico. Jake and I love traveling, and do it as much as our schedules allow us to. Usually we travel to where we can do a lot of walking and outdoor adventures, so going to an all-inclusive was a bit outside of our comfort zone. I’m happy to say that we had an amazing time. 80 degrees in March is unheard of for Minnesotans. As soon we arrived, we jumped right into our swimming suits, and pretty much lived in them the entire week. Remember that blog post I shared with what I packed for…

  • Lifestyle

    how I stay organized | plan with me

    I decided to give the good, ole planner a shot again in 2019. Some may think that physical planners are a thing of the past, but I disagree. To me, there’s something very satisfying about writing down tasks and crossing them off your list once complete. Since switching back to a traditional pen and paper planner, I feel more organized with work and social activities. And it’s a bit of stress reliever! I pretty much live by my planner. I use it to plan my gym routine, work tasks, social activities, and also to write down experiences throughout the week. In 2018, I was doing more of what I would…