Life / May 12, 2017

An Ode To Alex On Our Two Year Anniversary

Well, technically the day after.

And just like that, two years have come and gone. It feels like its been a lifetime, and a day all at once. And because you are you, Alex, and you are everything I’ve ever dreamt of, it is your turn to be featured on this here blog.

Cheers to two years, baby! It has been pure joy! You found me in the midst of heartache and soul searching, and took my wild mind and loved it for everything it was. Despite my imperfections, you have loved me. Through my pain and struggles, you have loved me. And you’ve made me a better person in more ways than I can count. That alone is absolutely priceless.

In this roller coaster world, you are my constant. You are the anchor that binds my wandering heart. Your soul is so pure…the most pure I have ever known. And your love is something I will never grow tired of.

Thank you for making me laugh when it was hard to smile, for encouraging me when I’ve lost my faith, for making my every dream your goal. Thank you for challenging me with love, for being the leader of our home, for loving me as Christ loved the church…selflessly, and unconditionally. I could have never created you in my wildest dreams, yet here you are; my greatest blessing.

I hope the years to come are filled with abundant happiness. I hope they are overflowing with Jesus and love. But as for now, just keep doing you…and know that I would never want to be anywhere but here – together.

I will love you forever.



Photography by Lindsay Dombroski Photography

Life / May 5, 2017

How To Give Mama the BEST Mother’s Day || Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Yes, that beautiful woman is my mother. No, this is not a joke.

My mom is literally my world…and I know some of y’all can relate. In my eyes, she is the most loving, beautiful, and strongest woman I will ever know. There is nothing I can do to fully thank her for who she is and all she has done, but for the rest of my life I am going to try. Below are a few gift ideas to help you love on your mama on Mother’s Day.

Pamper Her

One of my favorite things to do for my mama is pamper her. Let’s be real…this woman has given you EVERYTHING. She has put her needs aside time and time again to make sure your wants are met. This is your chance to make up for her lost time. Allow your mama to pamper herself, on you! Pampering recommendations include:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Mani/Pedi
  • Cut/Color

Spoil Her

I love to buy my mama beauty products, as what girl doesn’t like beauty?! I want her to feel as pretty as she is! You can’t go wrong with these ideas:

Treat Her

No matter what diet my mom is attempting at the time (LOL) I know there are a few things she can’t turn down… Below are her favs to inspire you!

Thank Her

Sometimes, the sweetest gift is not a material item, but a simple “thank you.” Gifts like the following mean the world to my mom, and may tug on your mama’s heart strings too.

  • A handwritten letter
  • A thoughtful card
  • A bouquet of her favorite flowers
  • Frame a photo (or a few) / make a collage


My sister and I like to think we’re the Queens of DIY…but the fact of the matter is that’s just not true. However, that doesn’t stop us from a good attempt every once in a while. Here are a few DIY things I’m loving right now (and your mama will too):

Now that you’ve got some ideas, you better get to stepping! Mother’s Day is just over a week away…can you believe it? I would love to see/hear what y’all end up gifting. Let me know in the comments below!