After cleaning up the house, tending to email and packing up the car, we hit the road on a trip to Adam's uncle's cabin. The property is beautiful, the cabin lovely and it boasts zero cell service. With it being one of the hottest weekends...

Last week we took a quick 2.5 hour roadtrip to Indianapolis for a client presentation and to see Fleet Foxes in concert. Both reasons for the visit were superb but we also ate some great food and had some amazing drinks. In my opinion, cities...

We saw Fleet Foxes tonight in Indianapolis and I only teared up three times. The last song sings: "I was raised up believing I was somehow unique Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see And now after some thinking, I'd say I'd...

After every trip, I try to make a list of ways to take it home with me. Each trip teaches me something new. Sometimes lessons overlap. Reminders versus new revelations. Other times, a trip can reinforce why you do what you do and where you...

We planned a trip to New York for my birthday, just a little belated. I first spent time in the city when I was just shy of 21. It was a college trip and all things centered around art. All the museums, all the galleries,...

If you didn't know, Adam roasts his own coffee. Besides his amazing presence in my life, the coffee that he roasts has changed my life. I've not tasted anything so delicious. That's great, right? Because I have access to him AND his coffee. My life...

We took a last minute trip to Cincinnati (you can read about our last trip here) today for our client, Cherbourg Cyprus, and we got to hang out with our friends at Edelmade! Lauren and Mike are the duo behind the creative studio and had...

We spent the day in Cincinnati after taking photos for our client, Cherbourg Cyprus. It was a rare, sunny day in that corner of Ohio and, while it was cold, there were many people out and about. I picked up two cute cards (my go-to...

Since September 4th, we've traveled 8,500 miles. I'm happy. I'm tired. Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Bloomington, Philadelphia, New York City, Chicago. We stopped back at home between a couple of those trips and I'm excited to be home for a full month before I go back...

We just spent the past 10 days between San Diego and Seattle (September 4-13) and realized I hadn't done a packing post in awhile! I've done these before for Hawaii and NYC where I break down what I'm glad I packed, what I wish I hadn't...

We're about to embark on a two-week travel period and I'm so excited. I just returned home from a week visiting family and my bag isn't unpacked from that trip yet. I clearly have a lot to do before we leave but I planned this post to share...

We were in Los Angeles (technically posted up in Venice) for six days. Here's a list of everything we did. Because who wants to read paragraphs about someone's trip? Spent a few days between Abbot Kinney in Venice and Santa Monica A night out in West Hollywood...

After New Orleans, we hopped on a plane and flew to San Diego! Adam and I had about three days to ourselves in between Death to Stock stops which would explain the lack of photos. I had been shooting so much prior that I mostly left...

O14A3408 New Orleans was the second stop on our Death to Stock road trip. We arrived last Tuesday after a time with family over Memorial Day weekend and headed straight to Satsuma for some healthy food. I had been awake since 5am and when I feel grimy, I want eggs and juice! We spent the rest of the day catching up emails and then somehow got hungry again. We snagged burgers (it seems to be a tradition when we all travel together) and then finally slept.
minneapolis We spent last week in Minneapolis/St. Paul (mostly Minneapolis) and really crushed hard on the Twin Cities (capitalized?). We stayed downtown with our awesome friend Grant, but the awesome weather didn't really show up until the last afternoon.
O14A1468 This summer I will have lived in Columbus, Ohio for SIX years. The last few years have flown by and the more we travel, the more I appreciate this fine city. We started off in the suburbs (blech), lived close to campus (oye) but finally settled in the Grandview area almost four years ago. We've experienced blizzards, negative temps, crazy OSU fans and the Doo Dah Parade. We've considered moving somewhere warmer (or with fewer allergens) a million times. And yet here we are. It's home.
EatingClean Since the start of May, we've been traveling a lot. The Death to the Stock Photo city roadtrips led to me visiting my family which led to our trip to the beach which led to a few days in Chicago for a client project which led to Cincinnati for Beyonce (yes, she and Jay were amazing). It's insane that I never got sick during the last two months because I used to ALWAYS get sick when I would travel. Despite the airports, cabin pressure, being around so many people + lack of sleep...I finally figured out that it was all tied to diet. When I feed my body crap, things don't go so well. For most of my life I struggled with multiple sinus infections per year, rounds of antibiotics, migraines, feeling bloated, always fatigued + more that would be TMI.
O14A6438 Our last day in New York City was technically in Brooklyn again. After being somewhat MIA from work for the last four days, the three of us had a lot to catch up on as Monday morning rolled around. We decided to take care of the things we needed while at the apartment (How amazing was our place? here's the listing. Mark, our host, was fabulous) and then walk over to Cobble Hill for some burgers at Moo Burger. The spot was chosen by me...because they have gluten-free buns! The 20-25 minute walk each way was beautiful and made me a little upset that we'd be leaving for an 8 hour travel day.
O14A6034   Our last full day in New York City was good for my soul. We slept in (it was a Sunday) and rushed off to the Williamsburg flea to meet up with Kathryn to shoot photos. We spent the rest of the morning walking around Williamsburg, shopping and shooting photos.
O14A5595 The weather spoiled us on our third day in New York City. 70's and sunny throughout the entire day. I had spent the night prior working on a client project until pretty late so we woke up super rushed and off to my blowout appointment at DreamDry in Manhattan. I love DreamDry over DryBar for a few reasons and one of them is the fact that they just have a lot more styles to offer! I got the "polished Stevie" and I'm not exaggerating when I say it lasted up to 3 days. Those waves just wouldn't quit!
O14A5573 Our second day in New York City was...drenched. It rained all day and the wind was quite impressive. Read: my hair instantly turned into a nest of frizz. We had a few meetings in Little Italy and so we ducked into Oro Bakery & Bar for some warm drinks while the guys drooled over their pretzel bagels (yes, I was jealous). This pretzel bagel really got into their head and for the remainder of the trip they would duck into bakeries across the city seeking something similar. No luck.
O14A5478 Long time, no talk! We had been in NYC since last Thursday and arrived back in Columbus late Monday. Yesterday I spent the day catching up on email + client work but I thought I would break up each day in NYC and give them each their own post. I took enough pictures to share!
O14A5215 Last weekend, Adam and I spent a few days down in Nashville for our Death to the Stock Photo roadtrip! I had been begging Adam to go back to Nashville (I had been there three times before) and I finally got him to understand just why I love it so much. I've decided to break down our future travels in quick-to-read format. So here we go:

Most of the blogs that I follow are based on either coast (mainly NYC or LA) and while I tend to drool over their photos, I will always be a midwest girl. I grew up in Illinois, went to college in Indiana and now I live...

Chicago 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 to visit a few great spots this trip and are excited to browse Airbnb soon to find a place in a city neighborhood for spring.

Today's CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Laura! It only took a day for me to fall in love with Madrid. Against all odds, I didn’t miss the ocean or the beach but was intrigued by the small streets, huge buildings, and the art community....

Lakehouse We're headed to our family lakehouse today and I'm pretty stoked. A weekend with my best friends (and no dog...he's staying home with my brother) is heaven. The weather looks lovely. It's supposed to be cold enough at nights to roast marshmallows! Hurray!

Our last full day in NYC was a busy one! We were (again) blessed with amazing weather. We started off the day with an iced coffee from Cup and finally went to Waffle and Wolf. We had been exceptionally excited about this place because they offer...

Our third day in NYC actually took place IN New York City. I overslept (story of my life) so we got ready and hopped on the subway to see Kellyn off. We ended up in Soho with only 25 minutes to spare and so we...