Sweet, sweet summer! It’s here! I’ve been off on vacation all week, and it feel so nice to be almost 100% caught up on everything. The apartment is spotless (for a second 😆), my car is vacuumed/cleaned, my inbox is empty, my to-do list is sparse, errands are finished, and all I have to do tonight is just wrap up a few things for the blog, get groceries for the weekend, and pack for our long weekend away up north! I told myself to relax a bit more before we left for the long weekend, but eh, that’s just not my personality to sit around and do nothing. I feel much happier knowing I knocked a bunch of stuff off my list. THAT’s vacation to me. Hahaha.
Hello, summer! As most of you know, this is my season to travel — and I love to travel locally here in Michigan, so summer gets to be pretty busy! But while I'm taking advantage of every minute of the season, I still love to unwind and have my "me" time – which usually includes a low-key night catching up on a favorite TV show or movie. Thanks to the Xfinity Stream App, I can spend the entire day exploring and hitting up my favorite places, and when I'm back home or at my hotel at night, I still have access to my entertainment. It's super convenient to pack my iPad for our trips away and have access to my entire TV line-up, plus tons of On Demand movies on the go!
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The last of the blooms are out, we’re creepin up into those 70-degree days… summer is on the way! And a pair of fresh white sneaks is the perfect way to start off summer style! I recently picked up this pair of roxy Bayshore Sneakers from Famous Footwear… and I’m loving them! They’re the perfect, simple white sneaker and they are so comfortable – probably my most comfortable pair of shoes right now! So they’ll be perfect for all of our summer adventures! Road trips, riding bikes, walks to get ice-cream, I’m excited for all the fun this season brings!
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Woooo! Summer feels like it’s here! Well, at least with the festivities… we’ve had some good days of weather, but I’m definitely ready for more warm weather + sunshine! Last weekend, Grand Rapids had their annual Festival of the Arts. I ended up going downtown both nights, which was fun after not having gone for like five years. Haha! The first night, I met up with two girlfriends — we grabbed drinks, caught a few bands. Saturday night, we met up with another group of friends, ate street tacos, and walked over to Founder’s Brewing for drinks — Blushing Monk for me, so good! Now I’m already dreaming of next weekend, but trying to not wish summer away. I can’t believe we’re almost halfway through June already!
Madewell The Perfect Vintage Jean in Fitzgerald Wash
Madewell Wrap-Tie Tank Top
Madewell Small Transport Tote
Madewell Petal Drop Earrings (similar)
Ray Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses
Madewell The Boardwalk Ankle-Strap Sandal
So if there’s one thing you don’t know about me, I’m always on the hunt for a deal! I’m constantly looking at deals online, saving coupons and waiting for sales instead of buying full-price. I developed a lot of these habits while we were getting out of debt actually! It was a personal accomplishment to stick exactly to our budget, and to find cheaper ways to do the things we loved! I recently learned about DFCUPerks. It’s a checking account that provides you with discounts to thousands of local retailers – from restaurants, clothing retailers, health services, to auto services – you name it! Keep reading to find out more + head to their website to sign up for an account!
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Even though we’ve only walked through a couple of open houses and haven’t put down any offers, our homeownership journey has started. We’re months (or maybe even years out!) from buying a house, but we’re saving aggressively, learning as much as we can, keeping our eyes open for homes and making a list of the nice-to-haves and the “must haves.” Today, I’m chatting a bit more in collaboration with MSHDA about what prospective homebuyers (like us!) need to prepare for as they begin their homeownership journey. It’s important to remember that the path to homeownership is a journey. We’re inching closer and closer to that dream of buying a house, in a neighborhood we love, in this beautiful state of Michigan.
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