is times square worth the hassle?

You’ve all probably asked yourselves this question while planning a trip to New York City. Is Times Square worth the hassle? Well, I’m here to help you out ....more

5 reasons to visit annapolis

Annapolis, the capital of Maryland, is a quaint waterfront city that packs a lot of old-world charm. It’s surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and home of the United States Naval Academy, so if you enjoy being near the water like my family, this is the place to be. And with some of the best seafood restaurants and shops in the area, you’ll never run out of things to do ....more

weekend postcards #38 | a place to meet new bloggers

Today I have lots of bloggers to introduce you to. I’ve loved having these ladies on my sidebar for the past month or so, and I know you’ll enjoy getting to know them as well. This will be one of my last group Weekend Postcards posts for a while so click on through and say hello! ...more

four corners monument

Before you read this post, let me first apologize for the awkward photos. We had been driving for hours (I believe we put 1,700 miles on our car that weekend), and the sun was extremely bright — hence the tired, squinty looks. And with that disclaimer, let’s get to it ....more

win a free trip to paris… and a bike tour for two

Paris is one of my favorite cities to visit so I was excited when Fat Tire contacted me about a travel giveaway for two. Because who wouldn’t want to win a free trip to Paris? The grand prize package includes airfare for two, airport transportation, a five night stay at the Fat Tire Flat, and an unlimited amount of exciting tours of Paris for two from all Fat Tire Bike Tours, Easy Pass Tours, City Segway Tours and Classic Walks of Paris selections, PLUS a customized itinerary ....more

random thoughts and confessions | vol 2

+ I have two maternity shoots this weekend and I’d love to copy some of these poses and prop ideas....more

travel with oasis collections

You’ve decided on a destination and booked the plane tickets, now it’s time to find accommodations that meet your travel needs. Do you go with the...more

visit hoover dam

Welcome everyone. I am your dam guide, Rachel. Now I’m about to take you through a fully funtional powerplant, so please, no one wander off the dam tour and please take all the dam pictures you want… you get the point ....more

relaxing holidays in europe

This post was contributed by Holiday Hypermarket. Thanks for supporting the companies that make this blog possible! Sometimes when you come home from a vacation, you’re so tired that you feel like you need to get away again just to recuperate! ...more

paint colors of our home

Let’s talk about something very serious. Paint colors. SHERWIN-WILLIAMS CONSERVATIVE GRAY I’ve always loved grey paint colors, but finding...more