The Importance of a Girlfriends’ Getaway

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to take the ultimate girls' trip with some of my lifelong friends. We all met in high school, and we’ve managed to stay closely connected even through all of life’s adventures. We usually only get to see each other during the holidays back in Salt Lake City, but we often fantasize about taking a vacation somewhere great. After eleven years of saying ‘we should’… it finally happened! For our getaway, we cruised up to Alaska -- definitely uncharted territory for most of us. We visited Ketchikan, Juneau, Tracy Arm Fjord, and Skagway.

10 Genius Kitchen Gadgets Designed to Keep You Healthy

Cooking clean isn't only about the food you're making. Creating healthy meals has a great deal to do with the tools you use to create them! If you limit yourself to a pot and a pan, you're missing out on many delish dishes. Zucchini is great, but you know what's better? Zucchini noodles -- thanks to the spiralizer! Sweet potatoes have always been a staple but I didn't know food love until I sliced 'em up and threw 'em into an air fryer. When I'm cooking, I like to measure everything out and use as little oil as possible. I

Ask Jules: Your Parents’ Personal Lives

When Sara wrote in, I knew immediately I wanted to answer her question. Her situation is really common, but I feel like not enough people talk about it seriously. The dating world can be a weird one. Watching your parents navigate the dating world can be even weirder. The most important thing to remember is to keep your relationship with your parents your main focus. Communication, patience, honesty, and love are key. Hi Julianne! I'd like to start by saying that I love your blog, you're really an inspiration to me and I truly look up to you as an

How To Be Your Own Travel Photographer

Hey, guys! When we were looking into where we wanted to honeymoon, Jules and I considered three main elements: romance, adventure, and photography. We wanted to see exquisite things and capture them beautifully as keepsakes we could always treasure. Photography was, is, and always will be a big part of our plans. It brings us joy and personal fulfillment, and I'd even go so far as to call it a type of therapy for me. When it comes to photos of me and my wife, I don't want to look back 20 years from now at selfies of us from

Hello, Again

From day one, I wanted this site to be a space that made people feel happy and inspired. Through all the new projects, exciting recipes, and uplifting stories, we’ve all learned and shared so much. As time went on -- nearly three years! -- it has become more than I could have ever imagined. I hope you all feel as good as I do about what we’ve built here. When Brooks and I got married in July, I took some time to reassess my priorities. In reevaluating how I want to spend my time, the one thing I knew wholeheartedly

Get The Look: Alaskan Cruise

Before I go on trips I love to do a little fashion show so I know I'm packing exactly the right outfits. It's a great way to maximize your luggage space and only bring things you know you're excited to wear. For my Alaskan adventure with my girlfriends last month, I knew I wanted to go with a fall palette to complement the Alaskan landscape, so I put on the yellow sweater from Vince and started building from there. !function(doc,s,id){ var e, p, cb; if(!doc.getElementById(id)) { e = doc.createElement(s); = id; cb = new Date().getTime().toString(); p = '//' +

Ask Jules: Conquering Your Fears

Spiders. Heights. Crowds. These are just a few of the common fears people face every day. Overcoming them isn’t easy -- but it is completely achievable. I love Leah's commitment to overcoming her fear of flying; she isn’t going to let anything stand in the way of her family trip or any other future journey. What fears have you overcome? If you have any tips for Leah please leave them in the comments! Hi Jules, I was wondering if you had any advice or tips for on travelling on planes. I'm absolutely petrified of flying regardless of how long or

The Jules x MPG Sport Fall 2017 Collection Is Here

I loved my last MPG collection so much I thought there was no way we could ever top it. I can't believe I'm saying this, but -- we actually did it! The new collection launches today (!!!) and the excitement of getting to share it with you all has been giving me serious butterflies. The fall collection is chic and comfortable, but with a little more edge than my previous collections. I think there's something for everyone! It's everything I was aiming for -- perfectly chic without sacrificing comfort. These clothes may be fashion forward, but you can move and
Home Decor

How To Make Your Fresh Flowers Last As Long As Possible

The floral arrangements throughout my beautiful bridal shower were so perfect I wish they could have lasted forever! My friends and family were also in love with the sweet bunches. They had us all wondering, how do we keep these flowers as fresh as possible for as long as possible? Enter Ashley Nackos, the florist who lovingly styled the bouquets of peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, ferns and more at my shower. Of course she gave us the greatest advice, she's a genius! In fact, her tips were so good I couldn’t keep them to myself. Flower lovers, this one’s for

That Time We Had A Brush With Death On Our Honeymoon

As soon as Brooks and I learned the classic film Out of Africa was filmed at the resort we were staying at, we wanted to see the movie. We waited for a rainy day and watched Out of Africa -- in Africa. We were so moved by the true story based on Karen Blixen’s life in Kenya and the incredible things she did for the Maasai people. In the romantic drama, there is an iconic scene where Robert Redford and Meryl Streep are having a picnic. Of course upon discovering that the location this scene was shot at was just
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