I’d never even heard of Thai Chicken Soup until I met Peter’s mom. Growing up in rural Iowa, Thai food wasn’t exactly a common commodity. But when she made it for me for the first time last winter I was hooked on this cozy soup. While I might not make it exactly the same way as her I have figured out my own version that my husband and friends enjoy and I’m excited to share it with you! Read More
“I haven’t had feelings for you for the past couple weeks.” Read More
About a month ago I received an email from my aunt letting me know that a surprise would be coming my way. Who doesn’t love surprises? I had no idea what this surprise might be, so I patiently waited. While I was at work a package arrived and Peter let me know by sending a picture of the box and asking what I had ordered. I hadn’t ordered anything and figured it might be the surprise from my aunt! Wow, was I surprised and feeling incredibly blessed when Peter texted me a couple of fun pictures of what was inside. The umbrella (the surprise) is absolutely perfect and today I’m showing you how I’ve styled it.
Peter and I spent our weekend in Missouri celebrating my brother’s wedding to Heaven. Welcome to the family, Heaven! We are so very happy and the wedding was absolutely beautiful. Thanks for letting Peter and I share in the joy on your special day! It was a lovely weekend and the weather was incredible. I learned my lesson to always check the weather before packing for a trip to the Midwest. I was expecting cooler weather like we’ve had in Oregon, but it was in the 80’s all weekend long and we enjoyed every moment of sunshine!
Today I’m going to share some wedding pictures and the toast I gave at the wedding. My brother requested it get put up on the blog!
This weekend while shopping with my parents, Peter and Katie, one of my best friends from Kansas, I had a meltdown and I’m not proud of it. Shopping in the store can be very challenging and frusterating for me, which is why I’d rather shop online. But I love spending time with those I love so off to the outlet malls we went to find Katie some high heels. Read More
I don’t know about you, but sometimes the thoughts I think about myself just aren’t nice. People say we’re our own harshest critic, and for a lot of my life, for me, that’s been true. We look in the mirror and instantly see 10 things that are wrong with us, ways we aren’t perfect, or areas in which we don’t measure up to what we wish we looked like. Read More
Creating wedding invitations can be a daunting task. How do you decide what type of paper you’d like to use? What design you’d like to have? What you’d like it to say? Let alone attempting to get all the correct details on the invite. It can be plain stressful if you don’t know what you’re in for. Especially when you realize after you’ve sent out your invites that you forgot to include the name of the venue and its address (yes, we did that). Today I’ll share a couple of tips to make your life easier in the wedding invitation creation process. Read More
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A Bonus for Bloggers!
Today, I’m excited to share the DIY wedding decor that I created with a couple of my lovely bridesmaids and friends for our big day! Thanks again to my decoration set up team who made the venue even more beautiful than I dreamed it could be and to those who helped me create all of these things: you’re the best!
It was a real joy dreaming up decor for the wedding that incorporated our love Peter and I’s favorite game, Scrabble. You’ll notice many Scrabble references and of course polka-dots as you look through these pictures. I hope they will leave you inspired to create something fun for your next event. Have a wonderful weekend! Read More
One of the most major adjustments I needed to make living in Silicon Valley was my wardrobe. We are basically 80 degrees year-round and this born-and-bred Midwestern gal needed to edit out many of the comfy sweaters and scarfs I dearly hung onto when we departed Iowa over two years ago. In fact, I just took out the ice scraper from my car because as many Midwesterners know, you just “never know when it might snow”!