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Happy Birthday Teddy Rex

Happy 1st birthday to this sweet, crazy boy. He is obsessed with his ball and playing fetch, and while he likes to chew on things, you can't get mad at him because he is so cuddly and joyful. Every morning he is so excited and ready to go I just imagine him saying "It's a great day to be alive!" We love you little ...

Union Pier, Michigan

We spent the week before the 4th of July in Union Pier, MI. Since I've lived in Chicago my family has gone up to this area most summers, as it is an easy 90 minute drive yet feels worlds away. I love this area of Michigan because it is so rustic. You have the beach and cute several small towns and while there ...

Give Thanks

photo via Rifle Paper Co. Happy Thanksgiving! Where are you celebrating? We are heading to Indy, Cincinnati and West Lafayette to see both my and Dan's family. A little tour de midwest over the next few days to celebrate what we are thankful for and break bread with loved ones.  This year, I am so thankful for my family ...

Welcome Brunch & Wine Tasting

As I wrap up my self-proclaimed wedding week, the final activity of our destination wedding weekend was the Friday morning brunch followed by wine tasting.  We had our room block at The Silverado Resort, which was a perfect spot for our guests. It is a beautiful resort with lots to do (golf, spa, tennis, near wineries, ...

Our Rehearsal Dinner at Farmstead

Continuing with this week's wedding theme, I wanted to share our "rehearsal" dinner photos with you all, if you don't mind. I'm putting rehearsal in quotes because, as I mentioned yesterday, we didn't actually have a rehearsal, plus we invited all our guests, so technically it was more of a welcome dinner.  Semantics! We're ...

Planning a Destination Wedding

Given my day job, I have some experience in planning events...I love fashion, design, style - all that good stuff - and planning events is an extension of those elements. So naturally, I loved planning my wedding because I was my own client! So, while I definitely do not have all the wedding planning answers, here are a ...

Our Wedding 10.20.12

Happy second anniversary Dan!  I cannot believe it has already been 2 years since our wedding day. Planning our wedding was such a fun time; I loved being engaged and all that entailed (so many fun moments and things to look forward too!), but being married to Dan is even better ;)  I haven't posted about it here yet ...