A Weekday Vacation in Joshua Tree

A few weeks back, we celebrated a close friends birthday with a girls trip to Joshua Tree. I had been to Joshua Tree just twice before, and both of those times were vastly different. The first time, we went camping with some friends and stay in a campground within Joshua Tree National Park. It was magical! We love camping, but rarely plan to go or even get to camp that often. Nice weather means busy season for work, so it is hard to plan a trip to camp. The second time we went to Joshua Tree, it was for a dinner with Moonrise Standard at a private residence. This dinner was also magical. But this third time, it was just me (Leah), headed to an Air bnb with some close girl friends for a weekday vacation in Joshua Tree.  (more…)

Afternoon Reflections at The Ranch

It’s that time of the year where everything seems to be going going going… Slowing down is hard to do when every weekend is filled with weddings and work with Tremaine Events, and the weeks are filled with preparation for the next. Finding time to sit, think, reflect and figure out just where we want our small business to go is something we do quite a lot. We’ve changed direction time and time again, but with every change comes the refreshing and exciting outlook of something new. With every new opportunity or experience comes education and an opportunity to learn a long the way. We’ve been trying to find time to spend with friends and family as much as we can. We are very much ‘yes’ people and love to be social. But, we do love to spend quality time together.  (more…)

An Autumn Dinner in the Garden

Finding the time for ourselves during our busy season is a little complicated. From weekends filled with weddings and deliveries, to week days filled with office work and preparation for the next busy weekend, we have a hard time catching our breath. Luckily, we decided before the busy season that we would plan a few nights over the next few months to have friends over. I’m sure you see all the beautiful weddings and events we work or are apart of and think how great it must be. But quite frankly, we rarely enjoy those beautiful events. Which is why we plan things, like an autumn dinner in the garden with close friends, to make it all that much more special for the people we love, as well as ourselves.  (more…)

A Haunted Halloween Party Round 4

This past weekend, we hosted our 4th annual Haunted Halloween bash at the ranch. We always love planning and putting this party on. Halloween is one of our all time favorite holidays. Being able to dress up and get creative with a costume is so much fun. With our past events, we decided on a theme for our decor. Our past events include decor themed around Stranger Things & It, but this year we went with something a little more broad; freak show!  (more…)

How We Decorate Our Home for Halloween

Halloween is definitely one of our favorite holidays to celebrate. It’s the first holiday in Arizona where the weather starts to actually cool down. It’s what we like to call the door to the holidays. Once Halloween rolls around, you’re set for a few months of holiday fun. With events, how often do they stay set up for you to enjoy multiple days? Not very. Being able to decorate our home for the seasons that we really love gives us an opportunity for a fun and creative outlet that we can enjoy for more than 24 hours. (more…)

Running A Successful Business And Life With Structure

Tremaine Ranch is about 4.5 years old. When Leah and I first went full time with our newly budding business the thought of making our own hours and controlling our schedule very exciting and a huge motivator for our decision. No more waking up at 5am every morning with no new goals or motivation behind the sacrifice, besides the obvious paycheck. We were excited to run a successful business! (more…)