The Best Bread in the World

  I am the first to admit that I suck at baking, but this bread was super easy and delicious. Here is the simple bread recipe: Ingredients: 3.25  cups of flour – you can combine whole wheat, bread flour or all purpose – DO NOT use coconut or almond that soak up a lot of…

Our Wedding Ceremony Video

The most important part of a wedding, the ceremony, was captured by my awesome cousin Hannah. And the best part…it was free. 🙂 I love that we have this on tape to watch in the years to come.

Wedding Planning: How to Cut Costs

I enjoyed planning our wedding. Luke was helpful + our families were helpful + we had wonderful vendors on our team. We didn’t want to spend our life saving on a wedding so we got creative + found ways to cut costs. Here are the top things we CUT COSTS on: Engagement Photos: We had family…

Impromptu Engagement Pictures

We have enjoyed every part of our wedding planning thus far and I credit this to cutting out a lot of the “extra” details. One of the major traditions we decided not to partake in was an official engagement picture session. We did not want to spend the time or money on pictures we may…

Butternut Squash Bowl

  Ingredients: 1 cup peeled, cubed, cooked butternut squash .5 cups sliced kielbasa sausage 1 egg Olive oil Rosemary Oregano Salt and pepper Toss. Toss the cubed butternut squash in olive oil. Sprinkle rosemary, oregano and salt and pepper on top. Set aside. Pan Fry. Heat pan on medium heat and add sliced kielbasa sausage. Brown on…

Wedding Venue – CHECK!

  Weddings In Echo Valley Clear Lake, WI Top 10 Thing We Love About Our Venue: 1. The Owners – Emily & Dustin 2. Woodfired Pizza Restaurant 3. Microbrewery 4. Open Air Pavilion 5. Handmade Wood Tables and Bar 6. 13-acre Pond 7. Surrounding Nature 8. Mismatched Tables and Chairs 9. Refurbished Restrooms 10. They…

Wedding Planning: 1st Things I Booked…

1. Venue, Venue, Venue!  I did about 40 hours of research online on different venues in our area (a radius of four hours from our home). I made a spreadsheet of what each venue offered; on-site catering, BYOB, wedding coordinator, etc. The most important elements for us were to be able to come in on…

Good Times in NOLA

10 things we “accomplished” in NOLA Balcony bead tossing (typical) Late night pizza munchies – twice Culinary tour Cafe Du Monde beignets Partying on Bourbon til 2 am Mother’s southern cooking – fried chicken and po-boys Lost $40 at the Roulette table at Harrahs Watched a WASTED man dance on the streets prior to being…

Baked Apple Crisp: Happy Fall!

Filling: 7 apples, peeled, cored, sliced into thin pieces 1/4 cup orange juice (juice of 2-3 oranges) 2 tbsp. raw honey (melted to liquid) 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/4 tsp. nutmeg In a large bowl, mix together apples, orange juice, honey, maple syrup, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour into a pie dish…

Shocking Engagement

  Luke and I entered the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (BWCA) with two packs, fishing poles and a canoe. I had been to the BWCA before and I knew this was going to be a challenging trip; physically and relationship wise.