Must Haves

  • August 02, 2021 / Beauty
    My Pregnancy Essentials

    64oz water bottle – It’s so important to be drinking lots of water while pregnant, so I have loved this giant one because it helps keep me on track! It has cute motivational sayings on it too which I love. Prenatal vitamins – I started taking the Ritual prenatal about 2 months before we started…

  • April 19, 2021 / Family
    Baby Registry Must Haves

    Hi friends! Last week I asked you guys what your “must haves” were to put on my baby registry and you guy were the BIGGEST help!! I received so many amazing suggestions – thank you! It truly made putting my registry together so much easier. For all you mama-to-be’s, I wanted to share the most…

  • June 09, 2020 / Lifestyle
    Father’s Day Gift Guide

    Hey Friends! Father’s Day is quickly approaching and I know it can be so difficult to find the perfect gift for the special men in your life! I went ahead and rounded up a ton of gifts to help make your Father’s Day shopping easier below! My personal favorites are the Personalized Dopp Kit (HEATHER10…

  • December 31, 2018 / Beauty
    The Best Items I Purchased in 2018

    Happy New Years Eve friends!! I can’t believe that it’s the last day of 2018. Seriously, where did the year go?! This has been such an amazing year for me in countless ways, the biggest one being that I married my best friend!! I also am so thankful for each and every one of you…

  • November 17, 2018 / Holiday Gift Guides
    The Ultimate Nordstrom Holiday Gift Guide

    It’s that time of year! Time to start thinking about your holiday shopping and to pick out the perfect gifts for your loved ones! Throughout the next couple month I will be sharing tons & tons of gift guides and ideas to help make your holiday shopping a little bit easier and a lot less…

  • October 31, 2018 / Family
    Lessons Learned From Our Wedding

    When planning our wedding, the most given piece of advice to me was, “sometime will go wrong, but everything will work out in the end”. And boy that couldn’t have been more true. Let’s rewind to the week before our big day. That Monday was when everything started to go haywire. I’m not being dramatic…

  • August 21, 2018 / Life
    What I Love (& Don’t Love) About My Compact SUV

    I recently purchased the 2019 BMW X3 and after countless requests, I’m going to be doing a car review for y’all! Back in April, my car at the time was on it’s last leg and started having all sorts of trouble. Chris and I knew it was time for me to get a new car,…

  • June 25, 2018 / Lifestyle
    Poppie Presets!

    You guys!! I am sooo beyond excited to finally share my presets with you! I have been working on these since the beginning of the year, tweaking and perfecting them for you all and can’t express how excited I am to see you guys use these on your own photos! These are the exact presets I…

  • June 15, 2018 / Family
    16 Things No One Tells You About Living With Your Significant Other

    Thank you Greetabl for sponsoring this post! All opinions and thoughts are my own of course (:  Three years ago I moved in with my best friend, then boyfriend, and now fiancé (!!!). Looking back, I’ve realized how much we have changed as individuals, as a couple, and how much we have grown together throughout these…

  • May 30, 2018 / Life
    Book Review Round 2

    It’s the end of the month which means it’s time for another book review! For the month of May, we read Behind Closed Doors by B.A. Parish. Honestly though, I finished it in the first couple days because it was THAT. GOOD. Who else couldn’t stop turning the pages?! Before I dive into my thoughts…

  • April 30, 2018 / Life
    I Started A Book Club! + Book Review Round One

    Hi guys!!! Y’all have no idea how excited to officially announce this Book Club!! A fun fact about me is that I absolutely LOVE to read. I am always on the hunt for a new book and when I find one I love, I can’t put it down until it’s done! So! For this book…

  • March 11, 2018 / Fashion
    Blogging Series: How To Start A Blog

    One of my most often asked questions is “How do I start a blog?”. This is SUCH a loaded question, so I wanted to take the time to write out the best tips for you all to read over and have to look back on. It is so exciting that so many of you all are…

  • January 06, 2018 / Family
    Our Proposal Story

    Exactly one week ago, on December 29th, Chris got down on one knee and asked me to marry him. It was the happiest moment of my life and one that I will cherish forever. I am so excited to finally sit down and share with you all how he asked. So, here’s our story! Our…

  • January 04, 2018 / Family
    Best Wedding Planning Tips For A Bride-To-Be

    Hi hi ladies!!  First off, I’m engaged!! Chris proposed to me on December 29th and I haven’t stopped smiling since! 💕 I’m sooo excited because this is my FIRST wedding planning post! I plan to document just about the entire process of planning our wedding, starting with this post! Right after getting engaged, I started…

  • December 31, 2017 / Beauty
    Best of 2017

    Happy New Years Eve!!!

    First off, I wanted to thank you all so sooo much for all the support you have given me this past year. 2017 has been full of such good memories, accomplishments, new friendships, a new community, an ENGAGMENT, and so much more. When looking back, I can’t help but feel so incredibly grateful and happy. Knowing how much my life changed this past year, in the best of ways, makes me beyond excited for what 2018 has in store.

  • December 04, 2017 / Beauty
    My Christmas Wishlist!

    Hi guys! I have quite a few Christmas Gift Guides coming out this week but I thought it would be fun to share with you all what’s on my own Christmas Wishlist today! These are all things that I have been forwarding to family members that have asked me what I would like for Christmas! If you have been getting questioned about what you want for Christmas and like several of the things I included below, maybe send those people a link to this Wishlist! Almost everything included is below $100, if not below $50! 

  • November 21, 2017 / Fashion & Beauty
    Holiday Gift Guide For Her Under $100

    JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Click the [+] within the image to shop each of the above items directly!  Hi everyone! With Christmas only 5 weeks away, it’s time to start shopping for all your loved ones in your life! I have already started a “Christmas Shop”…

  • November 10, 2017 / Beauty
    What’s In My Purse – Great stocking stuffer ideas!

    Hi friends! After I uploaded my “Gift Guide for Her” YouTube video showing you all my 12 Favorite Things, I had a bunch of requests wanting me to do a “what’s in my purse” styled post! I thought this was such a fun, different idea so here you all go!  I recently bought this purse and…

  • August 28, 2017 / Fashion & Beauty
    Relationship Thoughts + 10 Summer Date Ideas

    Throughout my relationship with Chris, I have learned so much about myself and us as a couple, it’s really cool to look back at our younger selves and see how much we have grown together! Here are the 5 main things I have learned throughout our relationship…

  • June 12, 2017 / Fashion & Beauty
    My PacSun Picks + Some Exciting News!

    Hi guys! First off, congrats to all the new college grads out there! And a special congratulations to my Kappa ladies!! I’m so proud of you all and can’t wait to see what big things you beautiful ladies do in life 💙🔑 

    Now for this outfit, I’ve got to say it is one…

  • May 23, 2017 / Fitness
    My Health & Fitness Habits

    First off, thank you all so much for your kind words on my recent Instagram post! You all are the sweetest and so uplifting. I have been wanting to shoot a sporty look for a while and definitely think I am going to start doing more looks like this one because, to be honest, wearing athletic gear is my favoriteee! Also, buying new workout clothes is super motivating. Not gonna lie… after I bought this top I couldn’t wait to go to the gym the next morning. When you look good you feel good, right?? 

    Anyways, living a healthy lifestyle has always been super…

  • April 24, 2017 / Beauty
    Beauty Habits I Live By

    Hi everyone! I hope you all had a relaxing weekend. It has been raining non-stop here in Knoxville for the past 5 days or so and the forecast isn’t looking much better. I have never seen it rain this long before! I feel like I’m back in Seattle. But, because of all this rain I have been using it as an excuse to stay at home, get some work done, give my skin a break by going make-up free (this would explain why I’ve been a little MIA), and getting a little beauty pampering in! I was supposed to have a shoot this weekend to show you all a super cute outfit I put together but that got rescheduled due to the weather so instead of that planned post I want to share with you all some beauty habits…

  • April 06, 2017 / Lifestyle
    Earthy + Minimalist Bedroom Decor Inspo

    If you follow me on Pinterest I am sure you have noticed how much I am constantly pinning bedroom and home decor ideas! What I love about Pinterest is that you can type in a few key words that match your interests and tadaaa! a whole set of beautiful inspiration! I have been wanting to…

  • March 22, 2017 / Eats
    My Favorite Recipes From Pinterest

    Hi you guys! I don’t know about all of you, but I have no clue what I would do without Pinterest when it comes to finding new recipes. I think if Pinterest vanished one day, I’d just starve. Like how did our parents get new ideas every night, 365 days a year? What even is a cook…

  • February 05, 2017 / Eats
    Chicken Stir Fry

    Stir Fry’s are one of my favorite meals to make because not only are they super yummy, they are a great way to clean out your fridge! I typically make them when I have a bunch of vegetables that need to be used up. The recipe below makes enough to feed 4 people, plus leftovers!…

  • January 30, 2017 / Lifestyle
    What To Do With & What To Get Your Bestie’s on Galentine’s Day

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I have been thinking back on how I’ve spent my previous Valentine’s Day’s and realized that I typically spent it with my close girl friends! As mentioned in my previous post, How To Survive Living With Your Significant Other, Chris and I did long distance for a while…

  • January 25, 2017 / Family
    How to Survive Living With Your Significant Other

    Yesterday, on January 24th, Chris and I celebrated our 4th anniversary together. While four years seems like a long time together, it honestly has flown by. I feel like it was just yesterday that I was a senior in high school and this random boy swept me off my feet. I knew he was interested in…

  • December 30, 2016 / Life
    10 Habits to Pick Up In 2017

    With 2016 wrapping up and coming to an end, I can’t help but think back on what 2016 has consisted of and also of what’s in store for 2017! This year has been such a wonderful year for me, especially because I started this blog back in September! While my blog is still fairly new,…

  • December 19, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Holiday DIY Decorations for Your Home

    Hi all you lovely readers! I hope you all are having a great start to your Christmas week! I have been busy wrapping the last of all the Christmas presents and putting the final touches on our house holiday decor! I’m keeping my promise that I mentioned in my previous post, here, and showing you all…

  • December 14, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Life Update! + Mexico & Seattle Trip

    Wow, I finally have time to sit down and update you all with what I have been up to lately! This past month has been so hectic; full of plane flights, work, and college finals! Because life gets in the way sometimes, I haven’t been able to do a new blog post for a while…

  • November 05, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Holiday Gift Guide Under $50

    Holiday Gift Guide Under $50  Pin the image above to save for later!  Hi guys! I hope you all are enjoying your week as much as I have been (: Tennessee has finally decided to bring on the chilly weather and beautiful, colorful fall leaves! (If you haven’t seen the leaves change colors in the Smoky Mountains,…

  • October 30, 2016 / Life
    15 Cheap Fall Date Ideas

      Happy Fall Y’all!   I don’t think I have mentioned this yet, but fall is my absolute most favorite time of the year. From the leaves changing to the most gorgeous colors, to those nights spent by the fire with cozy socks on and a hot cup of tea (my current state), I just…

  • October 26, 2016 / Eats
    Stuffed Jack O’Lantern Peppers

    Lately, I have been skimming Pinterest in hopes of finding cute Holiday themed foods to make for dinner and I came across the cutest idea, Stuffed Jack O’Lantern Peppers! I decided to give them a go and they turned out so cute and incredibly delicious! I had a hard time eating them at first because…

  • October 19, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Time To Get Unstuck

    Hi Everyone and Happy Wednesday! I thought I would share a little about what has been heavily on my mind lately and get a little more personal with you all. Have you ever felt stuck in the past? Felt like you couldn’t move on because of something that has been pulling you back? I had…

  • October 13, 2016 / Life
    46 Lifestyle Changes For A Better You

    Recently I found myself at my local bookstore in the Personal Growth section. I wasn’t really sure what I was searching for, but I knew I wanted to find a book that would help me explore different ways I could improve my everyday life. Now, I am not saying I am unhappy or unsatisfied with…

  • October 10, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Time To Get Your Adult Financial Life Together

    Hi everyone! In one of my earlier posts linked here, I touched on life after college and the transition into the “real world”, but I thought I would dive into that topic a little deeper. Becoming an adult can be very overwhelming and scary at first, but it doesn’t have to be! The best way to…

  • September 27, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Ever Thought of Starting a Business?

    Whether you have been thinking of starting a business your whole life or just woke up today with the itch to start one, it can be terrifying to actually begin the process of opening up your dream business! I had no idea what I was getting into when I moved to Knoxville to help Chris…

  • September 06, 2016 / Lifestyle
    Get Out Of Your Own Way

    What’s stopping you from following your dreams?

  • August 24, 2016 / Life
    Meet Me!

    My name is Heather Marie, welcome to my lifestyle blog!