The Royal Travel Guide to Kansas City, MO


Approximately two weeks ago we took a trip to a place that has become our home away from home, Kansas City, Missouri. Kansas City is only a 3.5ish hour drive from St. Louis and with two high school besties and a college buddy up there it makes for one of my favorite weekend getaways. The frequency of our trips probably has me a little bias, but I firmly believe Kansas City is a fun, affordable destination that young couples and families alike can enjoy. Kansas City reminds me a lot of St. Louis, in that sports are huge, there are lots of places to shop, and it isn’t as face pace as cities like Chicago or Atlanta. (more…)

GUEST POST: 3 Photo Printing Solutions +Thursday 3 Link Up


Lately I’ve been knee deep in adulting and haven’t been able to spend the amount of time I’d like blogging. In an effort to help me stay above water and not deprive you all of the greatness that is the Thursday 3 Link Up, one of my dearest friends offered to write a post on a topic that fairly recently became relevant to me personally. I don’t want to steal her thunder, but what I will say is that I agree some of the pictures in our phones should be preserved for ever in a frame and not just on the cloud. Without further adieu, here are 3 photo printing solutions for anyone wanting to create lasting memories…. (more…)

How to Transition Your Wardrobe from Summer to Fall


The first day of Fall isn’t until Thursday, but the days are already getting shorter and the temperatures a little cooler. I’m having a hard time accepting the fact that Summer is over. I’m not ready for shorter days or cooler temps, BUT I am welcoming fall fashion with open arms. For right now the weather seems to be a little chilly when the sun is down and hot as heck when it’s not. This makes getting dressed that much more difficult when you’re trying to keep warm during your morning commute, but don’t want to sweat like a big at lunch. Today, I thought I’d share some tips on how to transition your wardrobe from Summer to Fall to make getting dressed in the morning a little bit easier.¬† (more…)

3 Ways to Keep in Touch with Old Friends + Thursday 3 Link Up


Over the weekend, an old friend from college texted me out of the blue. Though I shouldn’t have been, I was surprised to hear from her. I’m ashamed to admit it, but it’s because of her diligence that we keep in touch. Our exchange really made me realize just how many friends from college or high school I haven’t talked to in a while. I dug a little deeper to try to understand why I was allowing so much time to lapse between interactions with women who were once my closet confidants. I realized, with the help of the friend that texted me, social media is to blame. With snap chat, Instagram, and Facebook, it’s very easy to very easy to stay privy to what your friends are up to. It leads to a false sense of closeness because you know (on the surface) what’s going on in their lives, but you’re totally missing all the stuff that’s maybe not picture perfect. I’m going to make it a point to try to keep in touch with old friends by utilizing the following strategies. (more…)

3 Reasons to Break Up w/ Your Cable Company


Over the last year, I have been EXTREMELY displeased with our cable company, but I’ve been scared to cut the cord. While our free time is scarce, almost anytime I’m not obligated to be somewhere I like to be parked in my favorite spot on the sofa watching my shows. I believe my fear stemmed from the false belief that I wouldn’t be able to watch my shows when I wanted to or I wouldn’t be able to watch them at all (so many sites require you to enter your cable username and password to access their on-demand library). After much discussion and slowly weaning¬†ourselves off, The Boy and I decided to cut the cord and break up with our cable provider. Here are 3 reasons why you should break up w/ your cable company too.


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