Set the Table

Now that I have a fully functional kitchen, I’ve really enjoyed having friends over for dinner and have been slowly figuring out what it is I actually need when it comes to small, intimate dinner parties. Less is more, so the right flatware, some simple flowers, candles, and pretty …

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Three Days in Lisbon, Portugal

Two weeks ago we spent a week in Lisbon and Porto, Portugal, leaving just 24 hours after our engagement and surprise engagement party. The food, wine, architecture, …

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When I Lived Alone

Before moving in together last fall, Conor and I talked a lot about our plans for the future. It was always a part of our plan to get engaged but doing so has made the fact that I won’t live alone again a feel a lot more real. I’m …

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Spring Essentials

After packing just the essentials for my trip to Portugal I want to really make it all about the basics this spring. Here’s what I plan on wearing–on repeat–this season. Distressed denim and button downs Get them here and here // image via …

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Life Lately, Personal


On March 11, Conor asked me to marry him. He followed the proposal with drinks and dinner, a surprise engagement party, a brunch with friends, and we flew to Lisbon and Porto, Portugal later that evening. It’s been one of the best weeks of my life–a whirlwind for sure! Thank …

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How I Budget

I’ve gotten a few requests to talk about how I budget from bills and shopping to travel and retirement, so let’s start at the beginning. When I first started my graphic design business back in 2007, I saved money by living at my mom’s house. Only paying for my car and …

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Our Engagement Story

The past few days have been such a blur but it really happened. We’re engaged! I can’t believe I get to spend the rest of my life with this guy. It all happened on Saturday afternoon. We were packing for our trip to Portugal so I was bouncing around from room …

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