Making vanilla extract at home isn't anything new. In fact there are quite a few recipes already online. But today I thought I would share my version of how to make homemade vanilla extract and why I prefer it over store bought. :) (Affiliate links are provided below for convenience. For more information see my disclosure, here.) If you've ever bought vanilla extract at the store, then you … [Read more...] about Easy DIY Homemade Vanilla Extract Recipe
How To Make Cold Crew Coffee At Home I know what you're thinking, the weather is getting cooler - why are you drinking cold brewed coffee?? Here's a little fun fact about me: I ALWAYS drink my coffee over ice. Year-round. No matter what. Don't ask me why, but I've just never been a fan of hot drinks. So when Locals Coffee reached out to me asking if I would like to try out their cold brew coffee … [Read more...] about Cold Brew at Home + Homemade Coffee Syrup
Our Favorite Hotel Near Bozeman Montana We celebrated our 4 year anniversary with a little stay-cation at the Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks, MT (only 15 minutes from Bozeman). With the busy schedules of summer, our getaway weekend was perfect. It was a great way to spend time together and focus on US. We absolutely LOVED our stay at the Sacajawea Hotel, the pictures above don't even begin to … [Read more...] about Anniversary Weekend at Sacajawea Hotel
Happy birthday Mister!! (I almost exclusively call him Mister, and he calls me Wife or Mash :) ). Today is Mike's 30th birthday and I can hardly believe it! THREE-ZERO! He and I met when he was twenty and it's crazy to think that was already ten years ago. The four photos above are a pretty accurate reflection of how happy he has made me in those ten years. And to express those smiles in words, I … [Read more...] about Look Who’s Thirty + 10 Things
Which Paddle Board is the Best deal on Amazon? If you are looking for the best affordable inflatable SUP (Paddle Board), then you've come to the right place! This post is not sponsored but I've been enjoying my Aqua Marina Vapor Inflatable Paddle Board (Amazon) and wanted to share my honest review. I recommend this inflatable board to anyone who is thinking about purchasing. Every summer … [Read more...] about The Best Inflatable SUP (Paddle Board) For Your Money 2019
Happy 4th of July!! Sending so much love to all who give us our freedom!! I am so proud to be an American and truly love living in this country. We are celebrating with a 4 day camp trip where we can get away and enjoy each other's company (including our dog, Sage, of course ;) ). There's just something about camping that makes you really appreciate the beauty and simplicity of nature. I love … [Read more...] about Happy Independence Day!
Last weekend we went on a last minute, somewhat spontaneous hike to a remote high mountain lake about 45 minutes from Bozeman, MT where we live. (If you were to ask my husband, this trip was not spontaneous at all. Here's what I mean - for me spontaneous means anything less than a 48 hour heads up. Yep, I am one of those people that likes everything planned out in advance and will have a nervous … [Read more...] about Hike to Bell Lake
Last weekend my mom and I threw a bridal shower for my little sister and I wanted to share a few snapshots I captured before the party began. We wanted it to be light and airy, romantic yet simple. The shower was held in my parents' backyard (which already feels like an oasis) so we were able to keep it casual yet pretty at the same time. We decorated using lots of greenery as well as … [Read more...] about Romantic Backyard Bridal Shower