Turquoise Compass Contest: Win Two Entries for a Spartan Race U.S.A.

It’s that time again! CONTEST TIME.

Have you ever thought about running a Spartan Race? Here is your chance! The chance of a lifetime! I am giving away two Spartan Race Codes to one lucky winner for any race in the continental U.S.. Continue reading

Beloved Engagement Photos with Alyssa Martin Photography

Turquoise Compass EngagementTurquoise Compass EngagementMy fiancé and I were blessed to have Alyssa Martin Photography do our engagement photos this past April. After being engaged for a mere few months, we decided that we wanted to do a mini engagement photo session to get a few images prior to our upcoming wedding which would be 4 months later. With so many excellent photographers in my area, I knew it would be difficult to pick one (let alone the right one for us). After viewing Alyssa Martin’s website and finding out how much she loves doing engagement sessions, I knew that she would be right for the job. When I met Alyssa for the first time it was as if I had been reunited with a long lost childhood friend. We hugged upon meeting and chatted over tea as if we had been friends for a lifetime. We also came to realize that we had so much in common and mutual friends. What a small world! She’d be perfect! Her excitement to shoot our love story made me confident that we had picked the perfect photographer for us. We really only wanted and needed a few good ones. Initially, our hopes were to get a handful of good edited photos that we could frame in our home. Alyssa Martin gave us far more than we bargained for… Continue reading

A Sneak Peak at our Engagement Photo Session with Alyssa Martin

With 105 finished & edited engagement photos to choose from, I had a hard time picking which pictures I would share with you as a sneak peak! Alyssa Martin Photography did such an amazing job capturing our essence that my fiancé and I want to frame all of them. Here are 8 of my favorites! I can’t wait to share the rest with you.Turquoise Compass Engagement Continue reading

Suggestions for a Turquoise Honeymoon Destination?

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Due to the fact that we’re getting married on a tropical island, we won’t be doing a honeymoon right away. Technically, our dream turquoise wedding is a wedding and honeymoon in one; however, we’d still like to go on a honeymoon at some point after the wedding. At this point, we’re hoping to depart to a turquoise destination for some relaxing in the sun during our first 6 months of marriage. We’ve talked about a few locations like Mexico, Greece, and Thailand, but I’m wondering if you have any budget friendly honeymoon suggestions. Is it possible to go to the Maldives, Tahiti, Fiji, or alike on a shoe string budget? Is resorting to backpacking our only option? We’d love to have some luxury, while staying local and saving money. I’m wondering if any of you planned a money saving holiday that you could recommend to us. Continue reading

Guess that Dress: One Step Closer to the Big Reveal

San Lilies Bridal

I want to thank everyone who participated in the Guess the Wedding Dress Contest in partnership with San Lilies Bridal where I bought my wedding dress. Thanks to San Lilies, I’ve finally found my perfect wedding dress–one that makes me feel like a Disney princess! According to my youngest brother, it makes me look like one too. It was so much fun for me to see what people thought I picked based on what they know about me. Although no one who entered the contest guessed the dress number that Serenity Bridal indicated as closest to my wedding dresses, there were a few guesses that came pretty closer. Due to the fact that the wedding dress I chose is a limited edition dress (are you surprised?) there are no photos of my specific dress online. However, there is a dress online that is almost identical to mine. There was one person who guessed closest to that dress.

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Get Your Monthly Dose of Tranquility with Harmony Box

Harmony Box

I was so excited to be one of the first to receive Harmony Box’s first shipments of their yoga and wellness subscription box. Harmony Box is a Canadian premier yoga and wellness subscription box providing subscribers with a monthly dose of tranquility. Each month, subscribers will receive a box delivered to their door filled with one of a kind products for lovers of all things yoga, health, and wellness. Since the majority of online subscription boxes are American, it’s difficult for Canadians to take part due to the high costs for shipping to Canada (in addition to the subscription costs). Viola!–Harmony Box was born. Not only is Harmony Box Canadian, they have made it their goal to support Canadian companies whenever possible, while providing the highest quality of products in each box. It’s a great way for subscribers to be introduced to new and unique Canadian companies and their products, while proving authentic publicity for artisans as well. Their aim is to provide a service to likeminded Canadians who are interested in enhancing their healthy lifestyle with uniquely Canadian products. Continue reading