DIY Dessert Bar: The Month of Love in Paris

Friday, February 16, 2018

Thank you Value Village for partnering on this post and graciously coordinating a shopping excursion to my local Value Village! All opinions are my own!

DIY Dessert Bar: The Month of Love in Paris

Is there anything more romantic than spending Valentine's Day and the month of love in Paris?! If you're dreaming of spending the month of love in the city of love and romance, why not create that amorous atmosphere at home for your sweetheart with a Parisian month of love themed DIY dessert bar?

This year for Valentine's Day and the month of love I partnered with Value Village to create a DIY city of love themed dessert bar I surprised my husband with on Valentine's Day, after our dinner out for wood-fired pizza and vino. First we had dinner in Italy, than dessert in Paris! Value Village is the perfect place to pick up holiday and party ready decor that's both good for the environment and great for your wallet!

Roses Say I Love You On Valentine's Day

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of FTD Flowers. All thoughts are my own.

Roses Say I Love You On Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day is the first year S and I will celebrate Valentine's Day as husband and wife! Although this is our 7th year celebrating Valentine's Day together, somehow this year feels just a bit different celebrating this special day of love as a married couple. Can you believe we've already been married for almost 6 months?!

Every year S makes me feel so loved and special on Valentine's Day. Whether a home cooked meal, a dinner out at a fancy restaurant, or a weekend away, it's always so romantic, full of love and I feel so grateful to call him my best friend, partner and now husband!

Roses Say I Love You On Valentine's Day

One thing that always rings true, no matter how we celebrate Valentine's Day, is S always sends me flowers. My amazing husband knows that a bouquet of flowers, and more specifically long stem red roses, delivered mid-day on Valentine's Day are my favorite surprise and a perfect way to show how much he cares!

HGTV Dream Home 2018: A Pacific Northwest Oasis

Monday, February 5, 2018


HGTV Dream Home 2018: A Pacific Northwest Oasis

The HGTV 2018 Dream Home in Gig Harbor, Washington is truly a DREAM! I recently had the honor to spend the day at the HGTV 2018 Dream Home for the VIP Launch Party and the details of this home are just stunning! At the VIP Launch Party, we enjoyed a lovely brunch with a stunning view and had the day to explore the home.

There are so many perfect dream details in this home and it was so exciting to have the opportunity to meet the interior designer of the home Brian Patrick Flynn! I immediately fell in love with the new streamlined black exterior as we approached the 2018 Dream Home from the driveway, as well as the extended views of Puget Sound. The backyard, with a fire pit and pergola, is perfect for year-round coastal living and breathtaking sunsets.

Olay Whips: The Unicorn of Moisturizers for Winter Skin Problems

Friday, February 2, 2018

Olay Whips: The Unicorn of Moisturizers for Winter Skin Problems

Dealing with winter skin problems? Ugh, the worst, and I am so with you! As soon as those temperatures started dropping, I knew that dreaded dry, itchy skin would soon be upon me, and the oh-so-heavy moisturizers required to deal with it that also cause me to breakout, #winterskinproblems. No thank you, so over it.

Did you know that our skin starts to feel the effects of cold weather when temperatures drop below 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit? Also, that central heating reduces air humidity levels to just 20-25%, the same moisture content as the Sahara Desert? No wonder by mid-winter and mid-January our skin is on the defensive!

Which is why I am so excited about the new Olay Whip! Formulated to work and feel different, Olay Whip offers powerful hydration with a smooth matte finish that feels as light as air! Excuse me while I shout from the rooftops, "The weight is over, heavy creams no longer necessary!"

On the Run With Brooks Running

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Brooks Running provided items for review. Items gifted and sent for editorial consideration are marked c/o. All opinions my own. Thank you for supporting Story of My Dress! 

On the Run With Brooks Running

Brooks Running Levitate Road Running Shoes c/o | Brooks Running Canopy Jacket c/o | Brooks Running Pick-Up Tank c/o | Brooks Running Greenlight Tight c/o | Brooks Running Glycerin Midweight Socks c/o | Brooks Running FineForm Medium Impact Sports Bra c/o

I started running in 7th grade. I honestly cannot remember exactly why I decided I wanted to run, I just know that my middle school self decided that running track and cross country were the sports I would enjoy. I had previously done gymnastics for 7 years, although living on an island meant zero opportunities for competition as a gymnast and I was likely ready to move on.

Running track and cross country at Langley Middle School meant several times during the season getting out of school early and heading off island for a meet, so maybe my 12 year old self just thought that was pretty cool. Whatever the reason, once I started running, I did not stop.