30 before 30

Consider this a bucket list.

30 things Tyler and I want to do before we’re old and grey – also known as 30 years old!

(just kidding…)

(but not really.)

Do you have a short term bucket list of your own? We plan on x’ing these out as we go along!




Inexpensive Thanksgiving Place Setting

Does anyone feel like fall has flown by? I mean, I was just celebrating the fact that October was here and now it’s practically November! Why!?! Fall is my most favorite time of year. I wish I could hold onto that fuzzy feeling longer!

Since Turkey day is around the corner, I wanted to create a quick and inexpensive place holder for special guests at the dinner table – oranges with clove initial. This costs around $5 to make (depending on how many oranges you buy!) I especially love it because it requires personalization. Your guests will feel extra special!

All you need for this project is cloves and 1 orange per place setting.

Inexpensive Thanksgiving Place Setting

Pierce the orange with a clove to form an initial (I did a “W” for my last name, Weir). Keep in mind the cloves have a small shell on top and they tend to break off and create a mess! I waited for a cool fall day to do this outside so I had little cleanup! Also, the cloves are sharp so get your fingers ready for some pricking! Lastly, the cloves will leave a trace of small, brown dots on your orange. This is easy to clean up with a q-tip after your initial is done! Voila – a fall place setting that not only looks beautiful but smells awesome, too!

Inexpensive Thanksgiving Place Setting

Inexpensive Thanksgiving Place Setting

Inexpensive Thanksgiving Place Setting

Inexpensive Thanksgiving Place Setting

I purchased a variety of festive ribbon at Michaels. Switch up every place setting with a different pattern for an extra quirky look!

What are your plans for Thanksgiving?


One Year Anniversary

Tyler and Kaylyn's One Year Anniversary

My sweetie and I celebrate one year of marriage this weekend (Sunday). One year! Where did the time go!? I can’t believe i’m at this point in my life where I am celebrating a wedding anniversary!


anniversaryLife is so bittersweet. It moves so fast, but at the same time it’s such an adventure.  I thank God that I have found somebody who just gets me. He completes me. Without him, I am not me! How blessed am I to have somebody who brings out the “me” in ME!

In celebration of this festive occasion, I want to reflect on the milestones made from this past year – our first year as husband and wife.  There are so many little moments to reflect on but we’d be here all day so here’s the big stuff!


Happy Anniversary, my sweet! Life is so much better with you in it!