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4 Things I Learned During 4 Years of Marriage

I can’t believe that four years has already passed by since the day the love of my life and I decided to tie the knot. Our engagement was so unexpected, on my end, because as a sophomore in college I just didn’t think about marriage that much. So the day Chad sent me on a […] Read more…

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Going on 25 Years Baby

Oh man, what can I say. It feels like just yesterday I was ordering my first legal drink, then I blinked and now I’m 25. Where did the time go!? So I must be honest, I’ve been a bit nervous about this birthday. I feel like 25 is the mark of “ok you’re officially an […] Read more…

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Seaside, FL

So as most of you already know, we went back home to the South in early January. It was lovely! It was so nice catching up with friends and family. We first landed in Louisiana and met up with Chad’s family to celebrate Chad’s dad’s graduation. We went to a delicious seafood place and I […] Read more…

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Dinner and Wine Tasting at Holman Ranch

After our trip to Carmel by the Sea and the Hofsas House, we decided to take a trip up to Holman Ranch, a gorgeous estate in Carmel Valley. We first visited their tasting room, and were introduced to nine different wines. Yes, you read that right, nine different wines. So many! Let me break down […] Read more…

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Adventures in Carmel by the Sea

After traveling for nearly 7 hours, Chad and I were hungry so we immediately headed out to a late lunch. We decided to try the Hog’s Breath  Inn restaurant. Did you know that Clint Eastwood used to own this inn several years ago? He was also the mayor of Carmel by the Sea for a […] Read more…

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Relaxing in Westlake, CA

Hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! I know Chad and I enjoyed our long weekend. it was filled with lots of pie, movie marathons, (Zoolander anyone?) and a little needlepoint (a new hobby I’m trying). September and October were slam packed for me and Chad. I was away to Chicago and New York for bridal […] Read more…

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A Trip to Carmel by the Sea

After a six and a half hour drive from the warmth of Orange County, we roll up, a little past 9 p.m. to a quaint Bavarian themed hotel, named the Hofsas House. We are immediately greeted by a kind woman who is eager to check us in, for we’re the last arrivals of the night. […] Read more…

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Channeling Brighter Days this Winter

A few weeks ago was my best friend’s birthday. We celebrated with a day out on the lake, followed by dinner. The day was filled with great friends and great conversations. It has been ages since I’ve spent time on the water. I honestly can’t remember the last time I went to the beach or […] Read more…

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Trying Something New

Photography has been an interest of mine for a long time, but I’m ashamed to admit that for the longest time I had never put this interest into practice. I guess it boils down to filling my time with other things, and, I must say, I’m also a bit lazy when it comes to learning […] Read more…