UNcurated: the evolution of a wedding planner

I wrote this love letter, of sorts, to my career, in the wake of the impact of COVID-19 on the event industry. With the realization that things will look very different on the other side of this crisis, I felt the need to grieve what has been a cornerstone of my identity. So I wrote.Continue reading “UNcurated: the evolution of a wedding planner”

taking back control after 20 years: a survivor’s story of teen dating violence and sexual assault

Trigger Warning. The following contains descriptions of rape, sexual assault and domestic violence. The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 24 hour hotline: 800.656.HOPE If you scroll through my Instagram feed, you might see me as a bubbly wedding planner with a big heart, an honest mother with charming kiddos, and a lucky gal whoseContinue reading “taking back control after 20 years: a survivor’s story of teen dating violence and sexual assault”

don’t let the door hit ya, 2016!

Oh hey there – it’s been a while! We have officially said goodbye to the shit show known as 2016 and there’s A LOT to reflect on. So let’s reflect, shall we? This past year was a doozy. It was this time time last year that I started this blog as a warm and fuzzy littleContinue reading “don’t let the door hit ya, 2016!”

an open letter re: my soul

Last week, I voted early and then posted a photo to Instagram and my personal Facebook professing support for my candidate. The next day, I received a private message calling my vote into question on religious grounds. I took a few days considering if I should reply at all, reading relevant information, crafting a responseContinue reading “an open letter re: my soul”

not okay 

Fall is in full swing and I haven’t written a blog post since August. This summer was particularly intense for a lot of us, with the election and so many social issues catching fire. I have been in a season of serious soul searching and have mostly steered clear of my blog of late. But right now, IContinue reading “not okay “

get over it: anxiety

More than 20 years ago, I was formally diagnosed with anxiety. When it got really bad in high school, I felt broken. I worked very hard to overcome it and I came out on the other side feeling like a stronger and much more complete person. That’s it, right? Buh-bye anxiety!!! Not so fast, honey.Continue reading “get over it: anxiety”

in defense of open shelving + styling tips

  I’ve gotten a lot of questions and comments about our new open shelving in the kitchen. Many people have called us brave to replace a whole wall of cabinetry with a collective 17 feet of reclaimed wood. “What about all of the dusting?!?” “But you can’t just close the cabinet door and forget about it!” We knewContinue reading “in defense of open shelving + styling tips”

friday faves: paint it gold

  When we were building our addition and picking out hardware, our contractor said “brass is deader than disco.” BUT… I think brass and tones of gold can be wildly versitile as long as they’re done well. Picking the right shapes, tones and pieces is key to not having it come off dated. Gold and brass are havingContinue reading “friday faves: paint it gold”

impromptu DIY kitchen reno

I’ve obviously put blogging on the back burner the last few weeks, because life. And also wedding season (#weddingplannerproblems). Oh, and also because we lost our minds and started a completely impromptu DIY kitchen renovation a few weeks ago. Nothing like a little demolition and drywall dust to throw a wrench in the wheel of functionality!! IfContinue reading “impromptu DIY kitchen reno”