• Adulting Guides,  Buying Real Estate,  Money Management

    8 Must Know Tips to Getting Your First Mortgage

    Another day, another post guiding you through your adulting challenges. My husband and I borrowed our first mortgage about 5 years ago. Since then, we sold that first home, bought a new one and with that a new mortgage. This process was even more confusing than the actual real estate side. This is where the money starts talking!  Because I am far from an expert I reached out to Reza Sabour who has 15 + years experience working for big banks & now as an independent broker. I specifically chose to reach out to Reza (even though unfortunately we haven’t had the chance to officially work with him – we…

  • Destinations

    Unknown Amsterdam

    You’re planning your next trip to Amsterdam so you hop on Pinterest for some travel inspiration & tips on where to go and what to see. You click post after post and they’re all listing a variation of the same attractions.  Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with blogging or visiting these attractions.  They are the most popular sights to visit for a reason. Heck I’ve been to them all myself! But sometimes we look for something a little bit more off the beaten path. Something to WHOA our insta followers, shock our families and have all our friends and co-workers asking “Where is this?!”  That’s where this…

  • Destinations,  Travel Tips

    “Crafted” Mexican Vacation

    MEXICO! Deciding where to go next isn’t something we take lightly. Every trip we take we want it to provide us with a new experience. When presented with an all-inclusive trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with 25 of our friends we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  A trip that required zero planning and opportunity to completely veg out seemed like the perfect remedy to our oh so busy lives. Between wedding planning, career switching, honeymoon planning, starting a blog, selling our condo, buying our new home & moving. Sitting on the beach with a Pina Colada in hand seemed perfect! Expectation Originally when I thought about how this post would…

  • Travel Tips

    6 Clever Home Decor Ideas for the World Traveller

    Travel as Home Decor! I am so excited to be writing this post – there is so much chitter chatter on the web on planning your travels and what to do while travelling and then on the other side so many DIY home decor ideas. I haven’t come across very many ideas that combine the two and it’s something my fiancé and I do often. We figured why buy photos of beautiful landscapes when we have those photos taken by us? Why go to Homesense and buy statues as decor or coasters for our tables when we can get those from Thailand as a souvenir and always remember our trip?…