So many of you have asked me what I do to whiten my teeth! Well it’s simple I just ordered the Carbon Coco that I found on Instagram. Go follow them at @carboncoco to order yours! It’s quite weird since your teeth turn black but I always get compliments as to what I do to whiten my teeth and this is it!
Get Your Reading On
Really trying to get back on track with reading and after not being able to even put down Girl on a 🚂 Train,I had to get this book! I am hoping I can find the time to dig my nose into this one soon. Eventually I would love to start a book club with some of my friends once my husband and I are settled into a new home. Do any of you do that? Or are you reading anything interesting lately? I love thrillers a lot but I also loved that book The Help! I could not put that down! After I do finish this book I do have one my grandmother gave me called Descent. My family likes to trade books back and forth after reading them which is fun! Do you have any other good reads I can put on my list??? What genres do you like? Would love to hear what you all have interest in!
Second Wedding Dress Shoot
Have you recently gotten married or have a wedding coming up? Have you or do you want to do a trash the dress or a second photo shoot with your dress before you have to put it away forever?
One of my close friends Keeley of Moffitt Photography has been taken our photos for some time now and after our wedding she asked us if we were interested in helping her do a photo shoot for a venue. Ummm yessss!!!
The venue was a Lavender Farm which was unbelievably gorgeous. The grounds were so pretty!
So while taken these photos within the Lavender there were so many bees surrounding us that I was scared to get stung! But we braved the bees because we knew how pretty it would turnout! I mean am I right?
The farm had this old truck on the premises and my family is obsessed with vintage cars especially old trucks! I wanted a picture in front of it to give my father as he would love it!!! I love the vintage look and simplicity of this picture! It’s one of my favorites!
There is a lot of favorites!
Like the other two shown! The swing in front of the farm where we came across and sat on, I really don’t think we meant to pose in this picture but either way it’s pretty!
Keeley is so talented and shows our love for each other in the most simplistic way. Even the photo of my ring in the flower is breathtaking! When your obessed with your photos from a shoot you know your photographer is talented! I’ve done so many in the past and have had some real crappy photos I’ve received back. I continually share the talent that Keeley has because I am now always being asked who takes our photos and I gladly share Moffitt Photography!!!! Visit this link and check out her work!
It’s not all heels for Kristen!
Hey all! We just wanted to let our readers in on a little more about Kristen, the other half of this Trendy Duo!
Climbing the corporate ladder is my agenda Monday through Friday but on the weekends, its goat life! My boyfriend Nicholas and I have 6 goats! Tim, Marge, 2%, Rodney, Potato, and Winter. So when Jennifer and I are not at work, or the gym… I’m in the goat pen!
With it…. comes shoveling… poop…
A close up of Tim…
Marge with her babies, Potato and Winter
Baby Rodney 🙂
It can’t always be hair, make up, nails and clothes! I get down and dirty when I have to!
Hi friends! Many of you have already been through this process or are in the process now of house hunting! Robert and I are EXTREMELY ready to move on and find our selves a home.
We have a very limited area of where we can go due to where we both work. We’re 100% ready to get a fixer upper which is fine because I can see potential in a house and my husband actually went to school for construction.
The picture posted is everything I’m obsessed with the Grey exterior, white trim, wood doors and a porch! A dream! But let’s be real where we live it’s a lot harder to find so it’s all in what I can picture the house being!
We still have a few months left in our lease but I have been looking everyday for any new listings in the area. Our lease is up in May and I would love to have found something nearby.
If you have any advice or suggestions when it comes to being a first time home buyer please share!!!
I will be sharing our process of our house hunting and if it’s a fixer upper that as well!
This house is seriously my dream it is so beautiful and hopefully we will be able to find something similar or be able to work a house to look similar!
Stay tuned to to see what happens!
Xoxo Jenn xoxo
Last Minute Gift Score!
So I stopped at a local winery today to grab some bottles for a few last minute gifts! You seriously cannot go wrong with a few bottles of wine and why not support your favorite local spots while you’re at it!
Last Minute Gift Wrapping Finds
Hey guys!! I found the best wrapping paper this holiday season! Its thick which is awesome, I hate when the paper is so thin it just rips as you are wrapping. Also, there is a lot of paper on the roll… but wait the best part… It’s so cheap. I got all my rolls from Marshalls and Homegoods! They were only $2.99 and $3.99 a roll! I also linked a few outfit details below if interested!
I found a ton of wine bottle gift wrappers too! Also so cheap… this fur one was a Homegoods find!
Ok and you must be comfy when you are going to sit and wrap for a few hours….. I am wearing my absolute favorite leggings in a navy blue from Aerie and they’re on sale, score! My white sweater has a really cute back detail and is a little bit longer, I got it from a local boutique here in my town so go follow them on instagram and you can text to order anything they post! @pearlsandplaids. My hat is BCBG pompom beanie and it was a Marshalls find that I couldn’t resist!! The little multi-blue pom pom is so so cute…. closer detail pic below!
Today is a special day for my husband and I. Today marks 15 years we first started dating and four months that we’ve already been married. It has been a crazy ride but I feel that now a days it just isn’t as common to see high school sweet hearts.
We first started dating when we were freshman in high school. He was the bad boy that my parents were very against, but that didn’t matter. He treated me right. He was sweet and caring. We have been through it all, death, life, family issues, fights, you name it we have been through it.
He has taught me so much through the life we shared and has grown into a completely different man. Nothing like what he was as a child. He is the sweetest, kindest most caring person you would ever meet. Would not hurt a fly. Which at times he is just too nice. My parents grew to love him and saw who he truly was as a person. Still a jokester and still making me cry while I laugh uncontrollably.
You can see what I mean by checking out my husbands vlogs on youtube Here. Not being bias but he is quiet hysterical.
Not a day goes by without him making me laugh. I have a lot of family members who are also still with their high school sweethearts and we have asked the people in our lives what has made them last, and all their answers were the same. Communication is key and they are so right. My husband and I never go to bed mad at each other and always communicate if there is ever something on our minds.
I couldn’t be happier to be starting a whole new story with him and look forward to our future.
If interested I will be posting pictures of our wedding and advice as well as our decor that we used to cut some cost.
DIY Gold Strand Holiday Lights
(and some of Kristen’s tree!)
This project is actually a lot easier than you think! I grabbed a painters plastic drop cloth at the local hardware store for like $2.49 and laid it down on the garage floor. All of my strands of light are from Wal-Mart, you just want to make sure the plastic or glass bulbs screw out. I laid out all of the strands and unscrewed all the bulbs.
I got metallic gold spray paint by Rustoleum, also from Wal-Mart, and sprayed the strands. Once dry I screwed all the bulbs back on and decorated my Christmas tree! Super simple!
My tree theme this year is all white everything! And the first gift under the tree might be a bottle of wine!! This furry tree skirt is from my local Homegoods… the most dangerous store!!
Also, check out this cute little elf feet and hat that looks like an elf took a nose dive into my tree! I found this little gem at Pier 1 Imports.
Christmas Tree Hunting
Jenn here! It’s about that time that many of us either have our trees or your in the process of getting it. Either way I am here to tell you my family’s Christmas tree stories.
I just recently got married to my high school sweet heart this past September and for the 15 years we were together and even now, he is obsessed with the holidays. Don’t get me wrong so am I, he is just on a whole another level. It may possible be because his birthday also lands on Christmas Eve or the fact that it is the most magical and cheerful time of the year.
To set the tone for this magical time, we all usually decide on ” how early is it really to start decorating for Christmas?” Are you someone who decorates as soon as Thanksgiving is over or do you wait to at least Dec 1st? I was just watching Ellen Degeneres and Jennifer Hudson was a guest and stated she decorates her house full out after…. get this, HALLOWEEN!!!!! I mean c’mon! Give the holidays a chance haha. I am a person who will decorate December 1st. However, I will leave my decorations up for quiet some time. 🙂
When December 1st comes rolling around you can expect us singing Christmas songs, watching Holiday movies and possibly in a Christmas onesie or outfit!!! As of right now, we are in our third apartment and we are both looking to leave and ” hopefully” (now that we are no longer being rushed) to find the house we want as a starter home. So in my mind I feel like I don’t want to go too extreme with the decorations because we may not even use them when we move again. Don’t get me wrong, we still decorated and you will see the tree is just been continually and still is worked on with decorations. I just don’t want to buy too much and we may not even use it when we move into the new place. I’m pretty frugal. We put lights on our balcony and wreaths on the doors, I have those holiday towel sets for the kitchen and the bathroom. Our place isn’t huge so simple made it look just right.
After decorating the apartment we decided to go and find the tree. We have a few places we like to go to. There is a farm with such beautiful scenery called Winterberry Farm which we went to a few years back, but it then became so popular that not many trees were available these past two years. So last year we decided to take a road trip and go to Jones Tree Farm!!!! Holy Moly!!! I fell in love, We Fell in Love! We went with my youngest brother in law and had such a great time. The atmosphere was just so great! People were literally tailgating like at a football game but with cookies, holiday snacks and obviously cider and hard ciders. It was so cool, and we even saw people in onesies. So festive, so fun. After walking around for what seemed like forever, because we all know we need the perfect tree, we finally found the perfect blue spruce that would be lit up in our apartment.
After finding the perfect tree and being an hour away from home we needed some food so we ended up stopping at two of our favorite spots ” HOO DOO Brown BBQ” best BBQ you will find hands down!!( will have in a post soon) and Milkcraft ice cream( just posted in the food section)!! I mean you can’t go wrong there. That year was a ton of fun looking for the tree!!!
This year was as well, but we decided to go with my husbands brothers and mother. We would wait until my husband and brother in law Chris came back from the gym and go right to Jones!! We wanted to share the experience we had last year with everyone. Well, his brother Jim just moved into a house and wanted to get his tree a bit earlier so his mom and Jim went to get their trees separate from Chris, my husbands cousin Ryan and us. Now we were wondering if we should even drive an hour to get a tree? We looked up some local spots and found one close by called Staehly Farm and what a farm! A winery, some local treats and a gorgeous tree farm I think we picked a good spot!
So on we went to find our tree…. wait no looks like we were going to do the wine tasting first. I didn’t think this was smart because I figured we would end up with a weird looking tree. We did it anyway. Their wines are made from fruit and not grapes and they had so many different flavors that would pair so well with holiday foods. They were all so good that we each of us bought some bottles to take home and some for gifts.
We dropped those off into the car and went to search for our tree!! My husband loves and must have his blue spruce trees so we looked at the map to see which field we would have to go to. No joke these trees were perfectly planted with the right distance between them, that they all looked so perfect!!! We must have spent ten minutes tops looking down the isles just in case but as soon as we walked into the field we found four we wanted. So we decided on the one and look how perfect it is!!!!!
I don’t think it matters what tree farm you go to as long as you make it fun and enjoyable it will be rememberable. After we found the one we went to dinner and had a fun night. You make the memories so enjoy! We will always make a fun a memorable trip finding our trees and I can’t wait for littles ones to share it with!!!