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Oh, Maui. You beautiful, gorgeous, insanely lovely island. Zach & I went to Maui earlier this year for a very special surprise that we were beyond honored to be a part of. Zach’s Dad had been planning a multitude of surprises for our trip to this island that is just charming beyond words. It just […]

When we were on our honeymoon, I had a shirt-dress that was so incredibly comfortable, I wore it every time we hopped a flight/caught a ferry/generally went anywhere. By the end of our honeymoon, Zach and I began to lovingly refer to my beloved garment as “Old Faithful.” It was my go-to-throw-on-still-looks-cute outfit that I […]

  Seattle is known for many things, some of them are not so great (read: the notion that it rains all the time). Some of them, on the other hand, are fabulous. The Seahawks (a little football team you may have heard of) Microsoft, Amazon, #WaWine and of course, Starbucks. Not that I have anything […]

First things first, if you got the LOTR reference that is the title of this post, we should likely be friends. If you didn’t get it, and also have no idea what LOTR is, we can still be friends but you’ll for sure have to get some serious schooling in nerd 101. But for real, […]

We’ve all had those mornings, you know the ones I mean. The mornings when your alarm goes off and you think to yourself “there’s no way on earth it’s time to wake up, I went to sleep approximately 2.5 minutes ago” Also, likely thinking, is there any alarm sound on the planet that is not […]

I don’t know about you guys, but my go-to skivvies choice has been Victoria’s Secret 5 for $25 for as long as I can remember (I realize it’s a bit more than this now, but it will always be this in my mind, plus it rhymes. You cant go wrong with rhyming and 5 for […]

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