When the Universe Tells You to Slow Down

Dear Friend, Last week I arrived at the hairdresser ten minutes early, eager to get my first haircut in months. I’d scheduled my appointment three days prior–last minute, but not unheard of at the chain store I always go to simply because it’s cheap. I walked up to the front desk and was greeted byContinue reading “When the Universe Tells You to Slow Down”

A Letter on Renovation

Dear Friend, Recently my fiancé and I purchased our first home. We feel blessed to have bought a low-priced home in an incredible neighborhood during one of the most competitive real estate periods in history. That being said, the house is a bit of a fixer-upper. Some of the fixes are out of necessity–think water-damagedContinue reading “A Letter on Renovation”

Prioritizing Privacy

Dear Friend, A few months ago on Instagram, an acquaintance posted several articles about how damaging it is to overshare about our lives. Not long after, she stopped posting altogether. This was someone who had been consistently sharing pictures of her children from the moment they were born–to suddenly ghost the platform was surprising, andContinue reading “Prioritizing Privacy”

From Pain to Passion: My Cooking Journey

Dear Friend, What are you passionate about? Lately, I’m passionate about cooking. When I was a child I primarily learned to cook from my sister who wanted to be a chef, and from the Food Network which mainly consisted of home-cooking programs. Back then I didn’t cook often, and it wasn’t something I necessarily didContinue reading “From Pain to Passion: My Cooking Journey”

A Letter on Wedding Dress Shopping

Dear Friend, As the weekend approaches, I’m more and more excited to go wedding dress shopping. No, scratch that, I’m ecstatic. Though I wish the day were here already, I have to admit; there’s something bittersweet about this special occasion. Like many women, I’ve been looking forward to this day my entire life, and IContinue reading “A Letter on Wedding Dress Shopping”

Why I Haven’t Written

Dear Friend, I haven’t written for quite some time, and you may be wondering why. The truth is, in addition to wedding planning, I’ve been busy writing other things. I don’t mean that to sound cliche, like I’ve been seeing other people. But I do feel you deserve to know what exactly I’ve been upContinue reading “Why I Haven’t Written”

A Night at the Basketball Court

Dear Friend, Summers as a kid were a lot different than they are now. Back then, I kept busy from dawn until dusk playing basketball, swimming in the pool, and practicing colorguard. Sitting still wasn’t in my nature. I didn’t read books often or watch more than an hour or so of tv at night.Continue reading “A Night at the Basketball Court”

How Do You Know You’ve Found The One?

Dear friend,  Have you seen The Perks of Being a Wallflower? In high school I really dug this movie, so a guy gave it to me as a gift and then used it as an excuse to ask me out. The guy was extremely sweet, yet after one date and weeks of hanging out atContinue reading “How Do You Know You’ve Found The One?”

The Lady at the Diner

Dear friend, Several years ago my sister and I were eating lunch at our local diner when we couldn’t help overhearing the conversation of the couple in the booth behind us.  They had just come from a Dr’s appointment, and the woman was told that her cancer had come back, and spread to her brain.Continue reading “The Lady at the Diner”