Mother Loves You

Gird your loins because this is about to be a lengthy post. So much has been happening (surprise, surprise) in the Howard household! Sam and I love to keep busy and we are really, really good at it. The past 3 weeks Sam and I have been in-between leases and therefore – homeless. Dun, dun, duuuunnnn! Thank goodness we have amazing friends who let us stay at their apartments and family on the weekends. We basically lived at Whole Foods for all three meals since we weren’t really able to cook. I now know every worker there by name and can

Canadian Tuxedo

Hahahaha, I don’t even know where to begin with this post! Andrea and I went to Grand Rapids the other day because we are obsessed with all of their restaurants and coffee bars. And alcoholic bars. Anyways, after bouncing around town all day, we ended up at the Reserve for a glass of wine. Mistake #1. Have you ever seen that popular Facebook post that was circulating with the 4 pictures of people after drinking  wine? First picture was before wine, second picture was after 1 glass, third picture was after 2 glasses, and fourth picture was after 3 glasses. I’m

Embroidered Linen

Nothing beats Michigan summers. Growing up, I always thought Michigan was so boring and that the state had nothing to offer. Wrong, wrong, WRONG. My love for Michigan grew tremendously when I went away to school on the West side of the state, along Lake Michigan. Now I dream of settling down there one day. Nothing beats it! Michigan summers are what get me through Michigan winters. And Michigan winters SUCK. I’m headed to Lake MI today and cannot waaaaaait! Hiking, kayaking, beaching, swimming… ahhh ๐Ÿ™‚ The best way to beat the heat, in my opinion, is with linen. My


     What a year it has been. That is all I can think about as I sit in my window box, looking out at the rain with a hot cup of coffee in my hand. What a year it has been! As crazy as it sounds, I think it has taken me a full 365 days to wind down from the blissful craziness 2015 brought. I have always been the ‘go-go-go’ type of person, but I’m not sure how I managed to pull 2015 off so well. Wine, Jesus, and family!      As many of you know, I married my

It’s All In the Details

It must be that time of the month for Michigan because it’s personality is all over the board. It’s snowing, it’s raining, it’s warm, it’s cold, it’s sunny, it’s windy – all within 8 hours of each other. And I thought my PMS was bad. But I mean, hey, it makes life more interesting. I always tell Sam “I bring color to your black and white world ๐Ÿ˜‰ ” He just gives me “the look” and then we both laugh and kiss and cuddle because we’re perfect. Sorry we’re so in love. NOT! ๐Ÿ˜‰ It had warmed up a little bit the

Camel Cape

Remember that camel cape that I posted about a little bit ago? Well, I GOT IT and I am in love. I love anything camel colored. This cape is so classic and will be something that will be “in” for years and years and years. I guess you could call it a classic, lol. There are so many different ways you can style it, too! Dresses, skirts, jeans, pants – pretty much whatever you can dream up. Here I have styled it with black pants, a white button down, and a cozy black sweater. Perfect for the beginning of November