Today marks 2 years of marriage for us! On this day in 2016, we stepped into roles that would change our lives forever and open our eyes to one of the most beautiful gifts that life has to offer. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was arriving to our wedding venue (with a million butterflies) to get ready for the big day. Time really flies, y’all!
Earlier this month, Teej and I were invited to stay at the Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN for a weekend staycation getaway — it honestly couldn’t have come at a better time! We have been so busy the past couple months, so it was really nice to get away with the hubs for a few days and be pampered at Margaritaville. We had such an incredible stay, and it was the perfect way to kick off Summer 2018.
Margaritaville Hotel has locations all over, however, we had never stayed at one until our mini getaway, and I have to admit — it exceeded all of our expectations. From the island-themed, spacious room (with a fire place + a balcony!) to the valet host to the managers, waiters and spa staff, we were extremely impressed and felt well-taken care of during our entire stay.
One of the most commonly asked questions I receive (especially as a new season rolls around): “What should I wear to _____ wedding?” Recently, the questions have revolved around what types of dresses to wear to spring weddings, which makes complete sense because April (and especially May) really kicks off the spring wedding season. I thought it would be best for me to compile my top picks for spring wedding attire in one big blog post, that way you can come back to it as needed each time you receive another invite in the mail and will have many options to choose from. (Most of the dresses included in this post could also work for summer weddings as well!)
Since it is Wednesday, I’m throwing it back to my Wedding Wednesday days and calling ALL brides-to-be! I hear wedding bells!
Looking back on my time as a bride makes me so nostalgic, so I’m happy to get to help you ladies out while you’re searching for the perfect bride gear to wear as you prepare to become a wife. This is such a special time in your life that you will look back on for years to come, and I want to mainly encourage you all to soak up every. single. moment. (even the stressful ones 😉 ).
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and the month of love, I wanted to share with you all what the big L-word means to me. I’ve always loved love – even during my single days – and over the years, I’ve learned that we all have different meanings to this word at different stages of our lives. Ultimately, it’s something that we feel and we try our best to express those feelings in words time and time again. I’ve also learned that true love is something so strong that words may not be able to accurately define. However, with that said, I am confident that I’ve learned so much more about the meaning (or the formula) of love ever since I started dating my husband, so I can’t wait to share a little more about that with you all today!
Along with that, TJ and I recently got the opportunity to work with JamesAllen.com, and it was such a neat experience that I’ve been dying to share with you all! This is one of the largest online retailers for diamonds, gemstones and engagement rings. With us being at the age where ALL of our friends are getting engaged and married (and since many of my readers are around this same age as well), I thought it would be helpful for us to try out their Design Your Own Ring experience and share our thoughts!
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and let’s face it ladies … sometimes our men need a little help when it comes to finding us the perfect gift, right? 😉 I’m here to help – send him over here to LNL or just pop the gift ideas below into his head! TJ and I buy Valentine’s gifts for each other every year, and I hardly ever know what to tell him that I want when he asks, so it’s usually just a surprise. However, I’ve had my fair share of times where I will send links to things I like to his inbox or have my mom or sister drop the hint. I mean, don’t lie, we ALL do it y’all!
One of the most common questions I get from you all is “what to wear to a spring/summer/fall/winter wedding” (and especially recently) – a winter wedding. Those are tricky because it can be difficult to find a dress that’s #1: practical & #2: dress code appropriate for the season and the event itself. Not only do you have to take the winter season & cooler temps into consideration, but you also have to be aware of the ‘style of dress’ for the event. This could be casual, cocktail attire, semi-formal, formal, black tie, etc. I chose to feature a dress in this post that could actually cover a few of these different categories (except for casual, of course).
Happy New Year! I can’t believe 2017 has already come and gone. I hope each of you had a great year full of love, health and happiness, and I hope 2018 tops it!
One of my biggest goals for 2017 was to take my blog full time and become a successful businesswoman in the fashion and blogging industries. This was somewhat a challenge because that meant that I had to grow my blog to the point of where it could be financially stable enough for me to leave my 9 to 5 corporate job. The transition was something I tiptoed around (for months), but after lots of prayer and a huge leap of faith, here we are — I’m finally living out my dream in my LNL world! (all thanks to you guys!!) 2017 was definitely a year of transition and growth, yet ultimately a huge step in the right direction for my career path. (PTL!) I’m SO grateful for this, however, I do want to be as real & transparent with y’all as I can right now because it wasn’t all unicorns & butterflies.
So….. Um, is anyone else frantically trying to finish their Christmas shopping this weekend?? I am, and I’m so ready to finish crossing people off of my list. Y’all, I still haven’t even wrapped the first gift. What is wrong with me?! Anyways, I plan to knock a lot of it out this weekend, and I’m guessing a few of you all will be doing the same thing, so I wanted to round up an entire list of fantastic gift ideas for all my fellow last minute shoppers out there. We’re in this together, friends! No worries, we’ll get it all done. I’m here to help, and this post includes gift ideas for EVERY. SINGLE. PERSON. on your list. I’ve also made it super easy to see the price of each item without having to click on the product. Just hover over the image, and you’ll be able to see how much it costs. Of course, let me know if you have any questions — I’ve bought a lot of these gifts in the past, as well as, this year for some of my family. However, I can’t say what all I bought just yet because I’m afraid some of my fam (hi mom!!) may be on here reading this right now ha!
Happy shopping! 🙂
Christmas is such a special time of year – whether you are surrounded by loved ones or not – because we get to celebrate the life of our Savior, Jesus Christ. As much as I love being with family this time of year, I have to say that the most special part is getting to celebrate the birth of Jesus!
Since it’s almost December, I thought it would be the perfect time for me to share 8 ways to get in the Christmas spirit this holiday season! Let’s be real … I’ve had my Christmas tree up & decorated since November 1. But, I know that all people are not like me & that’s okay! But I hope that you all are getting into the spirit now, and if you’re not quite there yet, I hope that this post inspires you in some way to get that holiday sparkle in your eye. 🙂