Bonus Room Reveal

Some may call it a bonus room, family room, or game room, but we call it “The Lounge”. What started as a silly joke between friends will always be a memory for us. I promise you had to be there to get it, so for everyone’s sake I’ll leave it at that and share what … Continue Reading

The Hot Spot: Lula Drake

Located in the heart of down Columbia, Lula Drake catches the eye of anyone strolling down Main Street. It’s elegant entry and boasting windows are intriguing to all who pass. What lies inside is the most delightful wine bar that any city could offer. Smooth jazz comes from the speakers (or the band) and you … Continue Reading

How To Afford Traveling in Your 20’s

Being from a small town in west Texas, I always knew there was so much more the world had to offer. Traveling is one of my truest passions and a priority for us when planning our finances together. I started this blog to share my travels with you, but I also want to share how … Continue Reading

5 Career Tips I’ve Learned in My 20’s

They say knowledge is power, but in my opinion it means nothing unless you share it. There are a few things that have really stuck with me since I graduated college in 2014. Each of these pieces of information came to me at different times and some at just the right time I needed them. … Continue Reading

How to Be More Confident

Happy Monday from our Belize adventure!!! I am so excited to share today’s post with you! In each Monday with Mattison post, I hope to offer advice that is meaningful and may apply to your life too. Today we are three weeks into our New Years resolutions. I hope to encourage your outlook on yourself … Continue Reading

Reflecting on 25

Monday with Mattison Saturday was my 26th birthday and I could not feel more blessed.  Looking back on what this last year held, I am so thankful for my friends, family, and blog community that have been with me every step of the way.  I’ve never been one for New Years resolutions, but I always … Continue Reading

One Year Down, Forever to Go

¡Hola from Mexico! We are SO excited to be here in Playa del Carmen, celebrating our one year anniversary and Thanksgiving with my family!  I cannot believe that we have already been married for a year and now we are back just a few miles from where we honeymooned last year.

Our Honeymoon in Riviera Maya, Mexico

It seems like I blinked and the last year flew by.  I feel like I should be sitting by the pool, sipping a margarita to write this post to get me back into the vacation mood.  After the wedding, we had the holidays, we bought a house, and then we moved, and wedding content just … Continue Reading

My NYC Bachelorette Party

I cannot believe it has already been a YEAR since my bachelorette trip to New York City!!  Seriously this was one of the most fun trips I have ever been on.  All because it was in my favorite city with my best girls!  In this post I am going to share a recap of our … Continue Reading

Summer Beauty Review

I can’t believe I am writing this post with summer 2018 in the rear view already.  Does anyone else feel like it just flew by?  We had an incredible summer settling into our new home in Columbia and traveling to TX, NC, NYC, and Charleston.  As the seasons change, I try to switch up my … Continue Reading