Today I am going into the magical west and possibly never returning. Just kidding. Sort of. The seeds for this trip were planted around a year ago when I heard one of my besties decided to go and get married in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, which in itself has been on my travel bucket list for a while.… Read More Going West… An Aggressive Road Trip Camping Itinerary
Amid life’s busy schedule lately, I managed to have had the unique opportunity to capture the first couple weeks of a precious baby girl’s life. Emmalyn, much like her parents, has the sweetest disposition and was the most perfect little lady during the TWO shoots we put her through at such a young age. We even… Read More Newborn Cuteness Overload
A quarter of a year has passed since setting a “word” resolution in January and it’s time for a life check-in. If I had to go back and meet my old self, say two or three years ago, sometimes I’m not sure I would even know who she is. One of the tracks played in… Read More A 4 month real-talk “engage 2016” check-in and that time (times) I cried in yoga: an ode to my yoga studio. You’ve been warned.
I left my desk in Memphis. Sometimes moving is just the absolute worst. My poor old desk wouldn’t fit in the Uhaul, so it was a goner. RIP hand-me-down-from-an-intern (Hi, Erica!) desk that I crackle painted. I hope it’s out there somewhere now being loved on by a new owner. I really did love you.… Read More Bye old desk, hello new desk
At Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, go for the coffee, but stay for the cocktails. When I was there recently sitting at the bar, I watched the bartender making a delicately beautiful drink, so of course I had to ask him what it was. Turns out it was… Read More Move Over Saint Valentine, St. Germain Is My Valentine
It’s almost Valentine’s day aka the commercial holiday that surrounds large masses of chocolate. (That’s my jaded valentine side talking.) I’m not going lie and say that I only want chocolate in February. I basically always want it. Enter: chocolate cake for one. I had been looking for a mug cake recipe online that didn’t… Read More Mug Life: “healthy” chocolate cake
I work at a pretty cool place. With some pretty cool people. One of those people, actually one of our co-CEO’s, John January, did a pretty cool talk on language at a Creative Mornings event last week. I recently just learned of these super inspiring Friday mornings, and instead of me telling you, here… Read More Language is my favorite
January and February have never been my favorite months. It’s bitterly cold most of the time, dark, and just generally depressing. (This is a positive post I promise.) But I’ve had the best January this year that I’ve maybe ever had as I’m finally settling in to my new surroundings. During my years in Memphis, I… Read More Getting personal on being alone.
Simplify served me well in 2015. I got rid of some things I didn’t need and got (more) serious about what I wanted in my own life. Among the chaos of moving, sometimes life didn’t seem very simple, but it was enough to have one word to focus on when things got a little out… Read More A Word For 2016
The Kansas City Plaza lights are still up so I can still pretend it’s the most magical time of the year and not January if I want to, right? Christmas may have already came and went with the beginning of the new year, but my recent pre-Christmas adventure to The WigWam Resort, right outside of Phoenix, Arizona… Read More My own Wig Wam = all my childhood dreams came true