Braided Updo Tutorial

A few weeks ago I tried out a new braided up-do and I shared it on instagram with some great feedback. Today I'm here with the full tutorial for you to try it at home! You'll need: 3 small elastic bands, lots of bobby pins ...more

Dorm Room Decorating

When it comes to dorm rooms, moving, and decorating your tiny space for school, I'm your girl. Back in college, after living in the dorms for one year, I moved into a little apartment with 3 other girls, and from there moved into a duplex house with 2 other girls, then moved to Los Angeles and got to call this studio apartment home. Throughout my 4 years in college, I lived in 5 places, all with different looks, space, rules and regulations ....more

Wedding Day Magazine: Apple Orchard Shoot in PRINT!

A few months ago Ashley and I got a fun email from an editor at Wedding Day Magazine, asking if they could use our Apple Orchard Inspiration photo shoot in their PRINT magazine! It was an offer we couldn't resist :) When the stack of magazines arrived on the door step a few days ago, we we're just so excited. As a goal of both of ours to be in print, we couldn't have asked for a better inspiration shoot to land on the pages of Wedding Day Magazine....more

Friday Finds: 5

Friday is here and so is Friday Finds!1. West Elm is having a big sale on chairs and sofas! While I was deciding on a sofa, I highly considered this one-- the Bliss Sofa ....more

Blooms for the Home: Farmer's Market Arrangement

Well, by now you know all my secrets for floral arranging, but I couldn't help but share this pretty bunch I picked up at the farmer's market last week. I don't buy a lot of flowers every week, but couldn't resist these pretty Dahlias and Hydrangea! I got them all for $9! ...more

In the Kitchen: Peach Glaze Porch Chops

Last week I made a delicious (if I do say so myself!) dinner for my boyfriend and I. My grandma taught me how to make it before I moved to Michigan, so it was fun to put together again. And bonus? ...more

Coconut Oil: How I Use It

It's no secret that coconut oil has gained quite the reputation over the last year. It might be the trendy thing to use for everything, but I'm SO on board. I use it for so many things, so I thought I'd share them with you today!- Cooking! ...more

August Sponsors to Love

It's the weekend and I'm thrilled to be showing off some talented ladies! These gals are sure to inspire you this weekend... HI I’M ALYSSA, the lady behind Alyssa Marie Photography! ...more

Friday Finds: 4

It's Friday, which means it's this week's installment of Friday Finds!1. Serena & Lily (one of my favorite home decor shops!) is hosting a Private Sale Event. Here are some of my favorite to-die-for pieces:My nightstand in my bedroom is $200 off right now! ...more