I have this habit of thinking of the worst version of everything. Once Adam suggested we get a neon sign and I wrinkled my nose and said, "Ew like a bar sign?" Adam paused and said, "Think of the best version of a neon sign. That's...

Over the last few years, I've gotten a little tense. Between working on my laptop and hunching over styling food, my shoulders and neck have gotten very stiff. Every time I get a massage, the professional tells me to regularly get massages. And then I...

Tonight we went to our friend Brandi's book launch. You can buy it here or read my post about it here. It was so amazing to see so many people in the community there supporting her. So many people who have worked with The Wonder...

Earlier today, we walked over to Alchemy for a this amazingness. It was hot but it was home. After traveling for two weeks, I'be crushed harder on Columbus. Don't get me wrong, my travel bug is worse. But home is more home. My friend Erika...

For the first time during this challenge I'm blogging from a bar on my phone. I just got done attending an amazing launch event for a client and decided to end the evening by going on a date with Adam. Technology is amazing. Today was great...

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...

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...

Wardrobe1 While I hope this post is extremely helpful, I also think it's the silliest thing I've done here on my blog. Taking photos of yourself is the weirdest (unless you're a model...or aspiring to be). BUT I wanted to give you all an idea of what I wear every day because it's about as simple as it gets. I'm still figuring out what fits my body type best. I'm really short (exactly five feet tall). Every time I meet someone from the internet, they say, "You're so much shorter than I thought!"

How I've Tweaked my Capsule Wardrobe Method

A year or two ago, I discovered the capsule wardrobe method and loved it. It's become more natural and less focused as time goes by. Back in March (when it was still frozen), I started shopping for spring and summer clothes. I was buying cute little lace shirts, crop tops and lots of maxi skirts. About half of the stuff I was buying online wasn't fitting right (denim shorts that were twice my size, shirts that were too tight or pieces that wrinkle the minute you sit down). Once we headed out for our huge road trip in May, I grabbed only a few outfits that I knew I loved. They lasted me two weeks straight on the road and I realized that they all had a few things in common: they were comfortable, they were neutral and they contained a small percentage of spandex or rayon. I like a basic grey/black/white tee + jeans and I'm set.

Lately, I've been experiencing dark circles under my eyes. I suppose it's from something that I'm not doing. I'm not working out regularly, but I'm eating fairly well. I'm getting a decent amount of sleep, but I also never see the sun. Not a lot...

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...

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...

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.
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:
  1. Do you wear jewelry? If so, what are your daily wears?
  2. What's one autumn tradition that you look forward to? 
  3. Do you listen to podcasts? If so, what are your favorites?
  4. What do you do when you're stressed?
  5. Favorite childhood movie?

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...

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...

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....

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...

Happy June! I had a great weekend catching up on some personal projects + being somewhat lazy. This month is one that I've been looking forward to for awhile. It's also a lighter month when it comes to work which allows us to dive into...

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...

Hello, May! My favorite month. Mostly and only because my birthday is May 9th. And who doesn't love their birthday?? Even when I'm old, I'll love my birthday and all my grey hairs. May is going to be a month of business, change and growth....

Today's City Guide is brought to you by Marissa of Bourbon and Goose! When people head to Los Angeles more than likely they want to hit the beach. Well, being in LA for 10 years, I’ve lived or been to every point you can image. It...

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...

Today's HERE WE GO post is brought to you by Rachel of Harmonious Homestead! The renaming of my website Hounds In The Kitchen to Harmonious Homestead required as much patience as growing the tomato seedlings pictured above from two-year-old saved seeds. I wanted to change the...

It's April Fool's Day! This is actually one of my favorite "fake" holidays. I used to love pranking people all the time when I was a kid (and I was good at it too) and still think back fondly when April Fool's Day rolls around....

Today's City Guide is brought to you by Katherine Lightner! Oxford, England, is a city steeped in culture and history, famous for its University, its creation of world leaders, and its dreaming spires.  Authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and C.S. Lewis spent many years here...

Not long ago my wife came home bearing a marvelous gift of blue cheese--my love language is cheese--and I began plotting how I would put it to use. It didn't take me long to decide on pasta sauce after being inspired by a wonderful Italian...

Today’s HERE WE GO post is written by videographer Andy Newman. Check out his most recent film: Portrait! It’s amazing. Christopher Nolan (Director of The Dark Knight and Inception) used a particularly good trick on his first film, Following. Since he knew the camera work and audio production...

Today's HERE WE GO post is written by videographer Andy Newman. Check out his most recent film: Portrait! It's amazing. I want to share a few of the basic lessons any hopeful videographer should learn. Much like photography, the best advice is to just get out and...