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Heart Swells

heart swells

Ah, Thanksgiving week! Hard to believe this time of year is already here, kicking off one weekend after the other of parties, birthdays and holidays. I love it. (: The moments that made my heart swell this week: - Attending what's gotta be one of the Top 10 birthday parties of all time - Hot [...]

Happy Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have a restful holiday with friends and family. I wrote this post last year and it still holds true for this Thanksgiving. This year, I'm thankful for so many close friendships. For living downtown in a city I love. For my sister and having her only a block away. For [...]

What Makes a Successful Relationship?

masters of love

I recently read this article about the biggest predictors of relational success, and thought it painted one of the clearest applications I'd seen as to why some couples are so happy, and others are so not. What it comes down to is simple: kindness. But it's the science behind it that is most fascinating. Researchers [...]

One New Thing: Sitting at a Bar (Alone)

cocktail bar

Wow, does the title of this post make me sound cool or what, ha. (: A few weekends ago, I was in Scottsdale for work. Typically these trips are filled with colleague or client dinners, but this time I was holding down the fort on my own on a Saturday night. And so, I decided [...]

Gift Guide: Mothers

gift guide-mother mom

Up next in our gift guide series are gifts for mommas. Mothers give so much to their families, so this selection is all about things that are truly for her. A few of my picks: A bright, pretty art print Candles in a rustic jar A delicate long necklace It’s always so much more fun [...]

Heart Swells

heart swells

This week was pretty much nonstop work, sleep, repeat. After a few big conferences from one end of the country to the other, I couldn't be happier to be back in my own home for the weekend. I'm looking forward to a few birthday celebrations with close friends, and plenty of QT relaxing. (: Even [...]

The Golden Hour

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This is partly a story about blueberries and partly a story about the golden hour. Backstory: my sister got engaged recently. And I wanted to share part of the engagement story with you because 1) duh, this stuff’s fun (: 2) the sunset photos were ah-mazing that night, and 3) I think it’s a good [...]

Things to Remember

true things

I feel so lucky to have the friends I do. After a very big week at work, I opened up my messages today to find this. Just what I needed... A list of random and unrelated things to remember: Time heals. Mountain winds sound exactly like ocean waves. You are worth everything now. Walls can [...]

Autumn Colors

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I posted a year ago about my love for Green Lake Park, and hadn’t really anticipated ever posting much on it again. But you guys. I went there the other weekend, and could not *help* but feel overwhelmed by fall in full force. I had a lot on my mind that morning, and as I [...]

Gift Guide: Best Friends

gift guide-best friend

Christmas is only 6 weeks away! (But who's keeping track.) This season, we'll be rolling out gift guides each week until the big holiday. For the first gift guide, we're featuring gifts that would be good for the person who knows your deepest secrets, dresses up with you for nights out on the town, and [...]