The Adventures of

A Traveler’s Handbook to Isla Mujeres

This year Kevin & I spent our spring break on the tropical island of Isla Mujeres, just off the coast of Cancun. The white sand beaches, dreamy downtown, and homemade guacamole kept us entertained, sated, and busy for eight whole days in paradise.

Our First Building Restoration

Last April, my brother and I purchased our first piece of real estate– a historic commercial building located in our hometown. This spring we’re taking the first step toward restoring the building’s exterior to its former glory.

The Beginner’s Guide to Essential Oils

A fresh fragrance is one fundamental element that can take our homes from feeling hum drum and drab to warm and inviting for guests who traipse inside. Especially during colder months, incorporating the help of a natural scent in our homes becomes more crucial than ever.

Chicago, A Home Run Weekend


This past weekend was one filled with train rides, delicious eats, and a whole lot of future-family time.

Proposal on Lake Michigan

It’s safe to say that just a few weeks ago, Kevin and I shared a night we will both cherish for many, many years to come. 

5 Steps Toward a Better Morning Routine

I’ve learned over the years that the first hour of my day has the potential to shape the remainder of it.