• Travel

    How to Spend 36 Hours in St. Louis

    Hey friendship! This past weekend, we took a quick trip to St. Louis to celebrate our three year anniversary.  We wanted a city close enough to drive, but far enough away not to feel like home.  So we picked St. Louis, the Gateway city.  It’s one of the bigger Midwest cities, but it still has that undeniable Midwest charm.  We only had 36 hours of activity available, so we tried to make it as jam packed as we could. Day One   Breakfast – SqWires I got the french toast, which was fluffy as french toast should be.  Also the bacon was made the perfection – I really hate when…

  • Parties

    Build Your Own Pizza Bar

    Hey friendship! Last summer I spur of the moment bought a clay pizza oven.  No idea how to work it, just wanted saw a beautiful section in World Market dedicated to all things pizza oven and it won me over.  Talk about consumerism.  Anyways, I busted it out for the first time this summer and built a pizza bar to go with it.  It was simple, easy, and relatively cheap to put together. Set-up I set it up in step by step order to make it look like much effort was put in, when in reality, it wasn’t much.  I bought brown packaging roll paper – similar to what is linked…

  • Parties

    Snack Pool Party

    Hey friendship! I received my favorite text message of the summer recently.  It was from a very good friend of mine, Iris, inviting me to a pool party saying: “The theme is ‘Snacks’ so come looking like a snack, bring a snack shaped floatie, and please bring a favorite snack and/or alcoholic beverage.” I absolutely adore a good theme, so I was all over it.  I purchased a doughnut floatie (which I feel is the basic snack floatie) and brought mini doughnuts to share. I think the biggest snack floatie provider is Bigmouth Inc which has their entire catalog on Amazon and a good subset of those floaties are at Target…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    OOTD – July

    Hey friendship! I had a fun weekend this July and got to wear some vintage-inspired dresses.  I had a chunky heel themed weekend. In the past I usually stayed away from the style, but they have grown on me this summer and turned into a bit of an obsession. Friday   [S – size down] One of my favorite vintage online stores is Lindy Bop which is from the UK.  Friday I wore this lemon dress, you can find here. I typically wear S, but I wish I would have sized down and gotten an XS, only because the top half of the dress was not as fitted as I would…

  • Omaha

    Brunch in Omaha – Early Bird

    Hey friendship! I have 4 siblings (1 brother, 3 sisters).  I am number 4 on the totem pole. Because we are all adults, or at least pretending to be these days, it’s really hard to get together all at once, as often as we would like. My brother made us all resolve to get brunch once a month, so I figured it might be good to document our culinary journey across Omaha.  Everyone always asks, is there anything to do in Omaha? My answer is always – food.  It’s a great city for local eats, and it doesn’t really make much sense to go to anywhere but a local place.…

  • Travel

    Breakfast in Chicago

    Hey friendship, If there’s one thing you should know about me, I love a good breakfast.  I love a good brunch. I love a good breakfast for dinner. I’m a breakfast person.  So whilst in Chicago I tried out a couple of places I want to share with you. We were in town in Chicago for a wedding.  Spent 3 days there, so we had 3 days of breakfasts. Stan’s Doughnuts Day one – Not the world’s most appetizing looking doughnut I’m sure, but 10/10 would recommend.  The frosting hit the side of the bag on my way to my table and it got all sweaty looking :/ Whenever I’m…

  • Lifestyle

    Building a Summer Garden with No Experience

    Hey friendship, Over the past weekend, I officially started my summer garden.  I’m in zone 5. Typically in Zone 5, you need to plant after the last freeze, which is after May 15 (most of the time, you can’t always predict crazy midwest weather), but everything I read said hold off till after Memorial day.  It’s been steady 100’s where I’m at so I thought it was time to get it started. Here’s an important disclaimer – I am not a gardener.  But in spirit of this blog and trying new things, I wanted to try this out. I suffer from a non-unique problem that when I plant things, I…

  • DIY,  Lifestyle

    How to feel better about your small bathroom

    Hey friendship, We are plagued by a problem I think many suffer from – a small bathroom.  We’ve been in our house for almost three years, and I’ve always hated that part of the house.  It’s the only bathroom we have, so when we have guests, they also use it and it’s something I could never feel good about showing other people. I decided to take the matter into my own hands and make my small bathroom something I feel good about. The before and after isn’t some amazing transformation, but there are small things you can do, to make your bathroom somewhere you want to be.   Before  …

  • Travel

    Hiking Camelback Moutain

    Hey friendship! Back in January, we took a lovely trip to Phoenix, Arizona and hiked the famous Camelback Mountain.  Here’s some things I wish I knew beforehand. I’m from Nebraska, which is also known as the great plains.  When people ask if I want to go on a hike, it’s usually only a slight incline with some trees around.  That gives you a little background of my skill level, but if I can do it, you certainly can as well.  If you are a beginner like me, I would recommend Cholla Trail. It’s half walking, half climbing – while it’s counterpart Echo Canyon is all climb.  Overall, the climb took…

  • Parties

    How to Throw a Successful Murder Mystery Dinner Party

    For some reason there is something truly appealing about a murder mystery dinner. You get an excuse to host a fancy dinner party, while having the entertainment for the night completely taken care of.  This is a summary of how we ended up hosting a murder mystery dinner party. No worries, there are no spoilers, just tips and tricks to help you pull off a great murder mystery dinner party that you and your guests will make unique, unforgettable memories at. Buy a Kit I would 100% recommend buying a kit. I looked into arranging it all yourself or free murder mystery kits and didn’t find anything I found worthwhile. I…