Easy Summer Recipe – Shrimp Foil Packets

I remember when The Boy and I first moved in together, I was bending over backwards trying to cook health meals every night. My attempt to be healthy meant LOTS of baked meals, which was basically torture during the warm summer months. Grilling is the perfect way to enjoy healthy meals without heating the entire house, but truth be told I don’t know the first thing about grilling. Lucky for me, The Boy has become a bit of a grill master and since he handles the hard stuff (getting the fire/heat just right), I can focus on what’s actually going ON the grill. Over the weekend, I decided to try my hand at grilled shrimp foil packets. They ended up coming out really well considering I’m no pro when it comes to the kitchen and a total novice on the grill. (more…)

Creating the Perfect Royal Court: Bridesmaid Proposals

Since The Boy and I got engaged, there have been three questions on the forefront of everyone’s mind: 1) When is the big day?, 2) How did he ask?, and 3) Have you picked your bridesmaids? I’m not ashamed to admit that I had a list of potential bridesmaids on a note in my phone for AGES…while I may not have always known who my husband would be I had a pretty solid idea of the ladies who would be standing beside me when I said I do. One of the first things I did after The Boy proposed was to start googling “how to propose to my bridesmaids”. I wanted to do something special, but I also didn’t want to spend a crazy amount of money. Almost everything I found online was kind of lame or over done, so I had to get a little creative and put a special spin on my bridesmaid proposals. (more…)

GUEST POST: 6 Makeup Hacks for a Perfect Selfie

In this day and age of social media and the internet, you’ll see numerous photos uploaded every single day. Surely, most of them are selfies. People all over the world have different practices when taking their perfect selfie. Some people consider light and angle to be the key elements, while others really value the makeup they’re going to put on. (more…)

Brighten Your Smile with Affordable Teeth Whitening

This post was sponsored by Smile Brilliant. All words and opinions are mine and mine alone. Please see my full disclosure statement for more information.

I don’t know anyone that doesn’t yearn to have a brighter and whiter smile. There was a point in time where teeth whitening was reserved for the wealthy, but fortunately it is now something very affordable that you can do it right at home! Smile Brilliant, a professional at home teeth whitening kit, was created by a dental professional with more than 30 years of experience. The company came to be after realizing that majority of the cost & time associated with professional teeth whitening revolves mostly around trips to the dentist. To reduce cost and time, the Smile Brilliant founder developed a system that allows customers to make their own dental impressions right at home! (more…)

5 Affordable Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

I don’t know about anyone else, but Mother’s Day really sneaked up on me this year. I think it’s because it’s one of those holidays that’s not on the same date every year. Nevertheless, it is here and I’m excited to celebrate my favorite girl. I got a gift for my mom over the weekend, but it dawned on me that some of my fellow royals may still need to get something for the special women in their life. As always, I’m here to help and found 5 affordable last-minute mother’s day gift ideas any mom would be thrilled to receive. (more…)