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Hey Joel and Amber! My fiancè and I are planning our wedding during a long distance relationship. I know you guys did that, too. Do you have any advice for us?” Sweet bride, I’m glad you asked! It’s something that so many couples are going through right now, so we decided to share our answer […]

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“Sooner rather than later, sit down with your spouse and figure out who is supposed to do what. Not defining household duties and then doing them is a cause of innumerable unnecessary arguments and hurt feelings. And remember, regardless of who does it, someone is going to have to do every chore, or the household […]

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We’ve been working on a whole collection of big projects this spring, and one of them took me through the “Behind the Scenes” folder on our computer. Wow, what a fun trip down memory lane that was! I grabbed a few of them to share with you! 1. Meeting new miniature pony friends at a super […]

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Every Monday, we send out an email to a collection of our business friends with a motivational quote and some thoughts on the above quote. This week’s was one of my favorites yet, and I think it has as much impact in marriage as it does in business! “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang […]

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To the one who’s been there from the very beginning. The one who dressed us in those cute little outfits on our first day of kindergarten. (The outfits that we laugh over now, but hey! They were the height of style back then…) To the one who wiped away the third grade tears and who gave […]

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We’re out adventuring in Alaska today, so I thought it was a good time to share another post in our Wanderlust series with you! We’re still creating the Alaskan memories to share with you later, but we’ll take you to the great plains of Idaho while you’re waiting! Last summer we headed up to Nebraska for […]

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The secret life of Joel and Amber: we love kittens and puppies, and we send each other pictures of adorable animals on Facebook. We call them our virtual pets! So are we fans of bringing out your sweet puppy to the engagement session? Most definitely. :) Today we’re sharing 4 tips to make your puppy’s […]

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I ran across a Reader’s Digest article one time with a list of happy marriage advice. One of the tips I found most interesting was how to reduce tension when a fight is simmering. The author recommended going for a walk. At first I was like, what? I’m arguing with my spouse and you’re telling me to […]

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Earlier this week, in between running errands and writing emails, I tuned into the Rising Tide Society’s RiseSummit webinar. The whole Rising Tide Society movement is something we’re passionate about. Their message to creative entrepreneur (and anyone else who will listen) is “community over competition”, and it speaks so much to the heart of who […]

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If you’ve been following us for any amount of time, you’ve probably discovered that Joel and I love traveling almost as much as we love our vanilla lattes. We’re the kind of people who don’t really know how to relax on a “vacation”. We go from sunrise to sunset – excited to see and experience […]

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Oh, sweet brides! I’m talking to you, Type A girls. I’m right there with you, and it’s hard. So, so hard. That thing called delegation. And delegating on the wedding day? Even harder. You know how you want it done and it seems so much easier just to do it yourself. Maybe you don’t want […]

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This week we’re sharing a glimpse into our adventure to Gothenburg, Sweden! (To hear the story of how we ended up spending our January in Sweden, check out our Destination: Copenhagen!) Scandinavia winters are cold and dark, but it was 100% worth packing a few extra layers into our suitcases. It’s such a breath-taking place! Gothenburg […]

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