We Took A Trip Around The World During Quarantine

Almost everyone has been in their homes during quarantine, including Richard & I, but we decided enough of doing nothing! With our upcoming anniversary, we had to make it special. But, what? We knew we had to be creative because quarantine wasn’t going to make it easy. So, we racked our brains and came up…

How to Not Spend a Million Dollars on Food When You Travel

When planning a trip one of the biggest expenses you start to see while researching is how much you expect to spend on food. What some may not realize is you can cut out much of those unnecessary expenses by planning a bit ahead. Richard and I have made it a habit to pack nonperishable…

Getting To Know The Dead

by Richard Furleigh “There’s two types of people in my life, those who I knew before Alyssa passed away, and those who never knew her.” – Kenneth Burleigh, father-in-law Sadly, I fall into that second category. For those of you who may not know, Kristen had a sister, Alyssa. The car accident that took her…

Active Life Choices Are The Key To Making Changes In Your Life

by Richard Furleigh Conversations with different important people in my life combined with my own recent frustrations with not feeling like I’m creating as much as I want have led me to a deep reaffirmation of the following: anything you want to do has to start with an active choice. When I say an active…

Don’t Go Home to Visit Friends & Family, Meet Them Somewhere!

by Richard Furleigh Going home to visit is a wonderful thing, getting to reconnect face to face with family and friends is a special time to say the least. The only real downside with this is you’re going back to a place that typically is unchanged and unless there is just some wonderfully amazing thing…

Your Wedding Decor For LESS

What seems to be the most daunting task is also in my opinion the most fun when it comes to weddings. The decor. From picking colors to theme to the little details. These things can also often come at a hefty price. It doesn’t have to however. If you plan enough in advance you can…

Hubris

“It’s often foolish pride that tells us we’re not wrong” – What If I Was Nothing? by All That Remains (one of my favorite hard rock love songs, who says headbangers can’t have feelings too?!) When it comes to relationships I feel pretty confident in saying that this one thing more than almost anything else…

Your Wedding Day is YOUR Wedding Day

Your wedding day should be just that, YOUR, wedding day. A day for you and your future spouse to celebrate however you deem appropriate. Your day is NOT to please other people. In my opinion it should be a reflection of your love for each other and what you value. Not what your parents, your…

It’s Wedding Season!

It is that time of year, spring/summer, when the weddings seem to be never ending. Every where you look there is another white dress by a costly designer, extravagant venue, artistic masterpieces for cakes, guest lists that go on forever. Bridal magazines, Pinterest, and Instagram all perpetuate this idea of what we “need” for a perfect…