• What I’ve Been Reading

    I recently read three books. Here’s my recap and maybe one of them will spark your interest! Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: It’s non-fiction, it confronts death head on, speaks to the death industry and changed my life! Emily, Alone: A novel (there’s technically a book that comes before this but I didn’t read it) about

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  • Screenshots on my iPhone

    I realized that most of my photo library on my iPhone is comprised of screenshots. Every few months, I try to create a better bookmarking system. Evernote is always on my top of my list. I’ll Google, “How to use Evernote” or “The Ultimate Evernote Guide.” But no…I’ll continue to screenshot stuff. And then forget about

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  • 5 Years, Babe

    Five years ago I wore a really expensive dress (hmm, I should try to sell that), danced until I dropped and then everyone started calling me Allie Lehman. To celebrate, I’m getting a tattoo to match his and we’re going to go hang out with Beyonce and Jay. Life’s good.

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  • When It’s Super Cold…

    When it’s below zero (and -30 wind chill) you find yourself doing + experiencing new things. Here are just a few: Your dog just won’t poop. He just won’t. You see ice forming on the inside of your 100 year old apartment’s windows. You starting seeing your curtains as shields. Your husband braves the cold

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  • Chicago Trip

    I grew up in Illinois (2 hours of south of Chicago) but frequented the city/suburbs frequently. Most of my family lives in the Chicago area and so does my best friend. We try to visit as many times as we can but our time in the city neighborhoods are always cut short. We did manage

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  • Let’s Get Coffee

    Happy Friday the 13th! I’m not superstitious but I like saying it to people in hopes that they kind of freak out. Anyways, I think we all loved the last “Let’s Get Coffee” post so I’m going to bring it back every month! This month I’m asking 5 new questions. Answer below in the comment section:

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  • Here We Go: Canva

    I know I haven’t done many Here We Go posts lately but I figured if I were to resurrect the series, it should be for Canva. I’ve been chatting with Hannah from Canva (oh a rhyme!) for months now. We’re partnering with them for our Haute Blog workshops this fall (in Chicago and Indianapolis) and

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  • Keeping Up With Blogs

    I fell in love with Bloglovin’ last night. I’m seriously always late to the party. I spent a better portion of my evening catching up on all my old favorite blogs. Many of them were literally the first blogs that I regularly read. Many inspired me to get back into photography. They were blogs about

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  • CITY GUIDE: Louisville

    Today’s CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy! Louisville has been called “Portland of the East” and “Austin of the North,” but this quirky, compact town shines in its own right. Locals aren’t surprised when their city is named among the “most livable” in the country, or picked as a

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  • CITY GUIDE: Barcelona

    Today’s CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Giulia of Barcelona! PS I adore her photography. Check out her blog! Barcelona is a pretty special city because it offers just so many different things and there are so many good places to shop and eat that I’m often overwhelmed by the choices when giving recommendations.

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  • Haute Blog Updates

    Happy Tuesday, pals! I spent a long weekend in my hometown surprising my mom at her 50th birthday party. I love a good, well-planned surprise party. She literally screamed. It was amazing. Since I stayed a bit longer (how could I pass up making pancakes for my sister yesterday morning??), my Tuesday is like my

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