Our Engagement Story

Three years has passed in the blink of an eye. I truly do not know where the time goes! January 15, 2016 was a day I will never forget. I wanted to share our story because my husband and friends did such a great job surprising me!

The week leading up the proposal I truly had no clue. Tyler didn’t act weird or do anything out of the ordinary. He mentioned wanting to take me on a date that Friday night and of course I said yes. At the time I still lived with my parents and he had his own house he had bought the previous year. A lot of times I would meet him at his house and we would go together on a date. He insisted he pick me up which he did sometimes but I wanted to meet him to see one of my best friends who was in town after dinner. I was a little annoyed but agreed.


I was getting ready that night and decided to try to do a smokey eye with my new eye shadow palette and that went terribly wrong. So wrong in fact that my mom and sister told me I should maybe start over. I’m really glad they did because I had no clue what was going to happen that night! We still laugh about that. I was running late getting ready so Tyler came inside and hung out with my parents. I’m pretty sure he wasn’t thrilled with me at this point because we were on a schedule for the proposal. Finally, we went to my favorite restaurant Park Place. We had dinner and his phone kept going off. That should’ve given me a clue but I still didn’t know!

We headed to his house after dinner where my best friend was going to pick me up later that evening. We get there and insisted on going through the front door because “the garage was broken.” That was the only thing all evening I even thought was weird. We walked in the front door and I see all the decorations and future Mr. and Mrs. Griffin banner and lost it. I don’t remember what he said at all. I apparently didn’t even put the ring on or look at it when he proposed. I just started crying and couldn’t stop because I was so happy! I did ask him if he had asked my parents. He explained that he had snuck over to my parents house the week before to ask and of course they had said yes! He also revealed that when he bought the ring from Gray’s Jeweler’s he just missed me by 5 minutes. I had been in there getting a watch battery changed and called him after when I left and he was literally pulling into the parking lot! He designed the ring himself and it is beautiful. He did a great job!


Best part of the proposal? Tyler had hired a photographer to secretly capture it all. Kendal Dockery-Thompson hid and captured every moment! I am so grateful she was there to help us preserve all these memories. Guys, take notes: she wants a photographer! Kendal then let us have a moment so I could get the black mascara running down my face off. She told us to meet her out back to take some more photos.



Surprise number two! Our best friends and family were all hiding in the back to surprise us. Cue the tears again! I had no clue that they had planned this whole thing with Tyler.

We spent the rest of the evening celebrating with friends and our families. I’ve never felt more loved than this night! Still cannot believe everyone kept it a secret but so grateful they did. I truly have the best friends and family!


My sister-in-law and father-in-law! My mother-in-law was at market for her company Wine-A-Rita and we missed her so much but very grateful she helped Tyler with picking out the ring!

My best friends and the night Tyler realized he was stuck with them forever!


My family and I with Tyler!

Best night ever. Well, other than the wedding but that’s another post!





Guide to Less Chaotic Mornings

Raise your hand if you’re NOT a morning person! 🙋🏻‍♀️ I’ve never been one. I thought once I started working 7 years ago it would get easier. It unfortunately hasn’t for me. That’s why what I do the night before is my key to having less chaotic mornings. I don’t have children yet so if you do this might not necessarily work for you because I only have myself to get ready.

The night before

1. Pack lunch – I always bring my lunch so I make sure it’s packed the night before and ready to go in my fridge.

2. Check weather and lay out clothes – this saves so much time! I actually like to pick all my outfits for the week out on a Sunday night according to the weather and set them aside. I still look at the weather the night before to make sure it hasn’t changed. If it has I make adjustments to what I’m wearing. For example: adding rain gear or a winter coat.

3. Prepare coffee – I make sure my Keurig is ready to go with water, pods, and a mug!

4. Go to bed early – figure out what time you need to be up and count 8 hours back. That’s your bedtime. People think I’m nuts because I go to bed between 9:00-9:30 usually but I need my 8 hours of sleep!

The morning of

1. Set your alarm for 15 minutes before you need to be up – I like snoozing mine once because I can’t just pop out of bed on the first alarm. If you can then go for it! Set your alarm with something you don’t hate so you will not associate your alarm with something “bad.” For me it’s “Here Comes The Sun” by the Beatles.

2. Complete your morning beauty routine – I basically just do a 5 minute face and brush my hair. Then I add my clothes.

3. Eat breakfast and drink coffee – I wouldn’t make it without eating! Breakfast jumpstarts your metabolism and makes you less likely to make bad choices throughout the day when eating!

4. Prayer and quiet time – I usually do this while I’m eating. Sometimes I’m rushed and I have to do it in the car but I make sure I connect with God before my day really begins. Truly makes a difference and when I don’t do it I can tell.

If I’m working out that morning I get up 30 minutes earlier and add that before I get ready. I’ve found that doing all of these things truly helps my mornings go smoother. What are some things you do to make mornings easier? I’d love more ideas! Leave me a comment below!



Fitness Gift Guide

Today I’m giving you tons of ideas for gifts for the fitness junkie in your life! Screenshot the two photos above to shop on the liketoknow.it app and go directly to the products you’re interested in!

Resistance Band Set – workout from home with this set of resistance bands that can be used countless ways. Each color is a different strength. Easily attaches to doorways and doors in home!


NUUN Hydration Tabs – I discovered these portable electrolyte tabs that you drop into your water a few years back when I was consistently running and needed hydration for my long runs while training for half-marathons! They come in many different flavors but personally Cherry Limeade is my favorite.


Trigger point Therapy Foam Roller – I have a love/hate relationship with this thing. Foam rolling is fabulous for helping out sore muscles but it definitely isn’t the most pleasant thing to do. When I consistently foam roll I feel like am less sore and able to go harder in my workouts the next day.


Zella Socks – These socks have grips inside so they never slide while you’re working out! I need more of these because I’m always wearing them.


Invisibobble Hair Ties – The absolute best. I’ve posted about these on my blog 3 times now but they’re the only thing that keeps my hair up during a workout. A must have!



Nike Tank – I hate to have sleeves on while working out so these tanks are perfect!


Adidas Hooded Sweatshirt – Wear this to and from the gym or just for lounging! Love this color.


Scalloped Bra Top by Joylab Target – This is so cute and fun! Also comes in black and is part of a matching set.

Scalloped Legging by Joylab Target – Scallops. Do I need to say more? Obsessed with this matching set!


Adidas Gym Bag – Transport all your goods in this class duffle! Perfect size for everything you need!

Adidas Airmax – I got these shoes back in August and I’m obsessed. Fashionable and functional? Say no more!


Quilted Athletic Pullover – Loving this color but also comes in two others. Perfect for to and from yoga or running errands!


Yoga Mat – Perfect to get your flow on or for your floor exercises at the house. I’ve literally never seen a cuter mat ever!


S’Well Bottle – Loving this fashionable way to get all your water in whether at the gym, house, or work!



Outdoor Voices Set – I’m obsessed with this cute color block workout set. Perfect for yoga, spin, lifting weights, hiking etc. Be best dressed at the gym!

Maxboost iPhone X Armband – Perfect for running or a hands free workout!




Apple Airpods – How I ever lived without these I’ll never know. Goodbye annoying headphone cord that gets tangled and hello Airpods! These are on of my favorite purchases of 2018!

Beauty Gift Guide


Everyone has been asking for a Beauty Gift Guide and these are some of my absolute favorites that I use all the time! You can shop all my picks by screenshotting the photo above and visiting the liketoknowit app.


Sunday Riley Gift Set (Nordstrom $49) I love everything Sunday Riley! I use the ceramic slip as a cleanser, the CEO to fade my melasma and the good genes to improve my skin tone!

Flawless Darker by Fake Bake (Amazon $20) This is my holy grail self-tanner. I have people compliment my tan when I wear this. It’s so easy because you apply it with a mitt and shower after 4 hours. The best part: it doesn’t stink or feel sticky! I’m obsessed and can’t get enough. If you don’t think your dark enough reapply the next day!


Babyfacial by Drunk Elephant (Ulta $80) This is amazing! I use this once a week and my skin looks and feels amazing. If you only own one mask this is it!!



Wetbrush (Amazon $6.99) Before this brush my hair was a tangled mess. It can untangle even my worst tangles! I have three and everyone needs at least one.


Kylie Lip Kit (Ulta $29) I’m a Kylie gal through and through. Her matte lipsticks work and stay so well. I can’t get enough! This kit comes with the liner and lipstick in one of my favorite shades!


Oribe Styling Kit (Nordstrom $49) If your hair is super straight like mine then you need this texturizing spray and hair spray! Nothing keeps my hair curled better than this stuff. I swear by it and it lasts a very long time.

Jon Hart Grande Bag (Jon Hart $33) I absolutely love my Jon Hart grande make-up bag. It fits all the make-up I need to travel with and looks sleek. I love that I can wipe it clean and it fits in my purse!

La Mer Gift Set (Nordstrom $95) La Mer is worth the hype and this is a great starter kit! The hydration is unreal and this is a great price for the product.

Ubran Decay Gift Set (Nordstrom $49) Literally couldn’t live without these three products. Best primer and a great basic eyeshadow palette. I will not go anywhere without setting my make-up with this spray!


Hope you enjoyed my beauty picks! Remember you can shop in the liketoknow.it app or message me for links!!




Stocking Stuffers

Sharing all my Stocking Stuffer picks for $20 and under today! All items can be shopped directly from the liketoknow.it app by screenshotting the picture above. Every product I’ve included in this post has free shipping!


Make-up remover cloth (Amazon) – $5.99

These things are truly magic! Everyone needs one. It takes all your make-up off completely. I tried it after a wedding last weekend when I had very heavy make-up on and I was so impressed. About to buy a few more for myself and others!

Rainbow Silicone Straws + Cleaning Brushes (Amazon) – $7.99

These are perfect for all cups and drinks! I find myself drinking more water because the straw is so big. Bonus: You’re also helping the environment by not using disposable straws.

Invisibobble Hair Ties (Amazon) – $7.44

I’ve talked about these before on the blog but I can’t stop. I have no clue how I lived my life without these. They’re amazing for keeping your hair put without a crease. Trust me, you need them if you have hair!

Popsocket (Amazon) – $9.99

Another product that I have no clue how I lived without. It makes using your phone so much easier. They come in a variety of designs!

Portable Cellphone Charger (Amazon) – $17.99

This was a lifesaver for me in Italy this summer. You charge it before and throw it in your purse to use when your phone needs to be charged on the go!


Butter London Socks (Nordstrom) – $10

My sister in law got me a pair of these last Christmas and I literally live in them! So comfy and cozy.


Stila Lipstick 3 Pack (Nordstrom) – $20

This is such a great deal. These come in two different shade sets. I may or may not by myself some!

Sugarfix by Bauble Bar Earring Set (Target) – $20

They have a ton of cute earrings and gift sets like this one shown above!

Wine Wipes (Amazon) – $14.99

These are fabulous to keep in your purse to get rid of those purple teeth when your out and about after a glass of Cabernet! A great gift for any wine lover.


Hope you enjoyed my picks! I’ll be glad to send any links directly to you that you’re interested in. Happy Shopping!




Holiday Party Look Ideas

It’s finally the Christmas Holiday Season! I love this time of year and especially love dressing festively to match the happiness this season brings. I’m bringing you my favorite Holiday Party Looks today. Screen shot the photo above to instantly shop all the looks through the liketoknow.it app!

I was unable to link this jumpsuit but it also comes in black and red and is only $61! it’s available on Lulu’s with free shipping.


This gorgeous jumpsuit also comes in many other colors including green and black! Love the look of this one.


Loving this silver number by ASOS! So chic and would be extremely flattering on all body types!


Another beautiful option by ASOS! I’m loving crushed velvet in all forms this season and this wine color is stunning!



As much as a love the more formal options I’m posting today, the truth is: most of the Holiday Parties I attend are very casual so this sweater dress would most likely be something I would actually wear in real life. This option from Nordstrom is under $50!


ASOS has been killing the jumpsuit game lately. I absolutely love how sleek and simple this one is. This would also be great to wear to a wedding or for date night!


This cute top from Nordstrom comes in three colors. I love the bow detail and how it could be dressed up or down!



Saved my favorite for last. I’m dying over this jumpsuit. I need something to wear it to ASAP! The one shoulder, the leg slits, and it comes in black? Sign me up!


Hope this gave you some ideas for your upcoming Holiday Parties! If you end up wearing any of these options please send me a picture of you wearing it and I’ll share!




Men’s Gift Guide

Men are the hardest to shop for but thankfully I’ve done all the hard work for you! Screenshot the picture above to shop all my picks in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. All of these products are owned and approved by my own husband!

Patagonia Retro-X Vest – comes in many colors and is super warm. My husband owns one and I actually do as well. Can be worn casually or dressed up with a button down and khakis!

Vineyard Vines Tucker Shirt – my husband loves the fit of everything VV. These run true to size and last forever!

Godinger Old Fashioned Glasses – at $30 these are a steal! My husband loves drinking scotch or bourbon from these with his friends.

Lululemon Joggers – go up a size in these because they run small! My husband has been loving joggers this season. They can be pajamas or thrown on for running errands.

Vineyard Vines Performance Tee – my husband has a couple of these and is obsessed. I kind of want one myself. The material is so soft and wicks moisture away from the skin. It’s a great pick for year round wear!

Victrola Portable Record Player – I got one of these a few Christmases ago for my husband and he loved it! We started collecting records together and have really enjoyed using ours.

Vineyard Vines Sherpa Pullover – my husband hasn’t taken this off since he got it this fall. He has worn it every cold day we’ve had! I guess we’re going to have to get one in another color!

UGG Slippers – My husband has a couple of pairs of these and LOVES them! They are a must for winter. If you’re a half size go up a full size.

Let me know if y’all want more men’s Gift picks and I’ll be glad to deliver!