holiday gift guide

It’s the mooooooooost wonderful [stressful] time of the YEAR!!!! We’ve finally been settling in to our new house and have been doing some Christmas shopping. I thought I’d share some of our favorite gift ideas, and honestly, most of these are tried and tested by yours truly, so I can confirm they are amazing! I…

we have a home!

It’s been a while! We are finally settled in our new home! We are waiting on 1 more shipment of furniture that was in storage while we were in Aus, but other than that here we are in Geneva, IL! What a stressful and chaotic last few months it’s been. My anxiety has been off…

new zealand

New Zealand has always been the number one place on my bucket list, and it definitely lived up to the hype I have had inside my head for years! I am so incredibly excited to share our trip with everyone! Pretty much the entire time we were there, I was just in awe by the…

east coast

Our friends from the USA visited us recently! It was about a 2 week trip altogether, and we got so much accomplished! 2 weeks sounds long, but when you include traveling time and 3 different parts of the entire east coast involved, it goes by fast. We tried to fit in as much as possible…

the best facial

I wanted to share a couple of my beauty favorites lately! It’s been a long time since I posted anything on my beauty section of the blog! When I found out Kristin Ess was releasing a hair product line that would ONLY be available in the USA I had such major FOMO. I had to…

diving

Wowwwww it’s been a while! Sorry to all 4 of my followers, I haven’t posted in a while. I’m watching House Hunters – Island Hunting, and totally judging the millionaire couple’s choices, as I sit here in my $5.00 shorts from Kmart. Anyways…after our visit home we moved into a more suburban area into a…

one year

We went to the beach a couple of weeks right before our ONE YEAR anniversary here in Australia and also our first visit back to the USA. It’s never too cold for the beach right?! We seriously can’t believe this is going so fast. We only have 12 more months left here (YIKES) and I…

the great barrier reef

This is going to be a super long post. Caution: Picture Explosion. I’m trying to get as many pictures in here as I can…I seriously think I took thousands of pictures and hundreds (I know this) of videos on this trip. The first day we flew in, we checked into our hotel for a night…

6 months

Because I thought you all don’t really deserve my beautiful photos as much as you get them (I actually just don’t have any good photos lately) here’s my 6 month recap of being abroad and other random thoughts. It’s been so fun and life changing. I’m sure my social media reflects just that – the positive,…