Wedding + Marriage

Is the First Year of Marriage the Hardest?

A good friend who is getting married this year asked me this the other day. Johnny and I have a lot of dear friends getting married this year and weddings have been a big topic, but this is may be the best (and hardest) question anyone has asked me, and it gave me pause. Has it been hard? Granted we’re about two months shy of our one year anniversary, but we’re nearly there. That also means […]

Italy, Travel Guides

A Visit to Venice

Johnny and I had the most wonderful wedding and honeymoon, and still have stars in our eyes from both. I did the majority of the wedding planning (with help from my mother, his mother and vendors, of course), while Johnny led planning our honeymoon. Which, by the way, if you plan to do more of an “adventure” honeymoon versus an all-inclusive beach setting (which also seems like a fabulous idea), I completely recommend letting your […]


Classic Calligraphy Wedding Invitations

Less than three weeks! It’s wedding season and mine is just around the corner, and I’m switching between excited, stressed and nervous, though mostly excited! One thing I’ve learned is that it’s easy to get carried away with this whole wedding planning ordeal, but it’s best to narrow down what’s most important to you, the bride (other than the obvious, like marrying the love of your life), and you and your groom, and then take […]

Beauty, Wedding

Best Skin & Hair Products

Natura Bissé High Density Lift | Clé de Peau Mask Moroccan Oil | Kérastase Masque Nutri-Thermique | Clarisonic Mia 2 Next month is a big month with a few big occasions, namely my 30th birthday and wedding, and these events will get a girl thinking about her hair and skin in a way she may not have focused on these things before! Admittedly, as a blonde, hair care has always been a bit of an […]


Spring Dresses for Every Occasion

Between parties for my wedding, other spring weddings and Easter, I’ve been searching for the perfect spring dresses for many occasions. I know I’m not the only one looking for the perfect pastel or dainty floral frock, so I’ve rounded up a few of my current favorites.

New Orleans, Restaurants, Travel Guides

New Loves in New Orleans

Happy Mardi Gras! It only seems appropriate that I choose Mardi Gras to share my most recent trip to New Orleans, even if it was a little more than a month ago now. Most of my trips back to the Crescent City these days focus on weddings, and this trip was no different, for Lauren and Will’s nuptials. Dinner was covered with wedding activities each night, but we took the chance to try some newer […]

Nashville, Travel Guides

Nashville Blues

I grew up visiting the Nashville area, with relatives from both sides of the family living there, but it wasn’t until recent years that I really experienced what all Nashville has to offer – and I’ve only scratched the surface. This past December we visited for a wedding and made it to a few fantastic restaurants, per the recommendation of my local cousin, Jacy, and her husband, Chase, who share my passion for good food […]

Dessert, Gluten-free, Recipes, Uncategorized

Best Holiday Cookies (Gluten and Dairy Free!)

‘Tis the season for cookies, desserts and lots of indulgence! And if you have any sort of food sensitivity, this time of year can be extra stressful or rather disappointing when you realize all of the sweets you have to miss out on. Sure, there are a few exceptional bakeries out there, but most pre-made options are about as nice as eating sugarcoated cardboard and generally speaking almond flour and rice flour can be a little […]