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Hey! We’re Ryan and Melissa! Husband and wife and new parents living in Nashville, Tennessee! We're all about building a foundation. The foundation is love. Whether it's learning how to communicate together about feelings or what to do with your money, the foundation is love. We’re nowhere near perfect, but we’re committed to expressing love.


What better way to celebrate Melissa’s 29th birthday than an indoor waterpark at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel’s Soundwaves Experience! The child in me jumps with joy just writing that. There’s something special about waterparks. They just make us get out of our adult worlds and become kids again. It’s magical. I was searching Nashville Guru […]

Creating a morning routine has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, especially when creating a perfect fall day. I totally notice a shift in my mental state from organized to chaotic that sticks with me throughout the day on mornings where I skip the morning routine. I’m the type that used to […]

This was a special weekend for us! We went to New Jersey to celebrate Melissa’s cousin’s wedding! The best part of weddings Ever since our wedding, we feel more connected to weddings because each one is a reminder of our love. And we’re celebrating the love of our loved ones. It was also really special […]

Having a fall bucket list has been so fun this year! It’s the first year we’ve ever done it, and I just love having a bucket list of fun things to do together. It forces us to get outside and appreciate the changing world around us. This weekend, we went to Leipers Fork, Tennessee to […]

If you haven’t seen phase one of our primary bedroom makeover, check that out first! It was WAY more successful than the beginning of phase two… Ever since we got a house, we go to Home Depot for fun. We love the Home Depot smell and the garden section, but our wallet definitely doesn’t like […]

The fun of a fall bucket list for 2022 I feel like this is the most exciting fall that I’ve ever had. It’s our second one in Tennessee and still blown away by how quickly the world around us changes. It’s so enjoyable to watch. It feels like the leaves are changing colors earlier this […]

We’re finally decorating our primary bedroom! This is such an exciting time in our lives! After being in our house for 5 months, we’re finally starting to get used to having a home and start to feel the enjoyment of making it feel “homey”. It’s so hard to get out of the renter’s mentality after […]

After making videos for over a year now, we’ve realized we enjoy making two types of content – vlogs and Q&A style content. I’m sure this will morph over time, but as of now that’s where we stand. It’s fun – Melissa collects questions from her Instagram (go follow her!) and we sit down and […]

Another beautiful fall day in Tennessee is upon us! We’re working on getting Lucia, our 9-month-old Vizsla, acclimated in society. She really is a great puppy but we’re just working out and accepting that some of the puppy behaviors take time. The biggest ones we’re hoping to break through are jumping on people and lunging […]

What’s it like living in a small country town like Nolensville Tennessee? We’ve said it a million times, but it’s worth repeating over and over. Moving to Tennessee has been one of the best decisions we’ve ever made! As summer comes to a close and we enter this first weekend of October, we’re soaking in […]