Recipes From My Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

Since we had a nice sit-down dinner for our wedding reception, we wanted our rehearsal dinner for the wedding party and family to be more fun and casual.   And since it was so beautiful up at Sundance that time of year, we wanted to be able to be outside with a view.  So we decided to have a BBQ, and Blake’s parents actually made the food, with the help of one of Becky’s good friends.…
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Working in Scottsdale

“There is nothing gutsier to me than a person announcing that their story is one that deserves to be told, especially if that person is a woman.  As hard as we have worked and as far as we have come, there are still so many forces conspiring to tell women that our concerns are petty, our opinions aren’t needed, that we lack the gravitas necessary for our stories to matter.  That personal writing by women…
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The Oxford Trunk

The Oxford Trunk has lots of new stuff in – scroll down to see some of my top picks including items from Free People, One Teaspoon, Indah, and more…            
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Working in Puerto Rico

This Saturday morning, I happen to be in Puerto Rico!  I’m here for work, but so excited to see and experience a new place since I’ve never been.  We are staying in Old Town San Juan, in this amazing hotel called El Convento.  It’s an old convent, and has so much charm, character, and history.  My kind of place ;). Yesterday we had some time to walk around and explore, waiting for the rest of…
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Slip-On Sneakers In Seattle

Slip-on sneakers are in, and I’m not mad about it.  They’re the perfect transition shoe as we head into fall, and there are so many good ones out there!  As stated on the Fashionista, “Slip-on sneakers…are having a moment. And any time comfortable, functional shoes are having a moment, one should take advantage.” I couldn’t agree more ;). Lately I’m obsessed with my new metallic pair, but keep scrolling to shop more of my favorites. tank ~…
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Home for a Reunion

Guys…I’m HOME!  Like, HOME.  Back to my Seattle roots!  And it’s BEAUTIFUL here.  There really isn’t anything better than a sunny day in the Pacific Northwest.  Today happens to be the wedding of two of my favorite people AND my ten year high school reunion.  Where has the time gone?! This morning I’m sipping on the protein smoothie my Mom always insists on making me (she got the recipe from her trainer, so here ya go!)…
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Cleobella, With Love

“We hope that our collection inspires you to wander, live and love in style – with the magical spirit that lies in the heart of every wildflower. Make up your own story, always connected to what truly matters.”  It’s hard to go wrong with Cleobella.  It’s my go-to these days if I need an outfit for…well anything.  Check my latest favorites… sweater ~ pants ~ booties ~ wallet jacket ~ jumpsuit ~ booties – bag  …
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My Version of a Yogurt Parfait

Although the weather isn’t exactly feeling like fall here in Southern California, the fact that school has started means fall is here!  I remember the way the first Saturday after school started felt – so much more valuable than it did during summer.  So, to kick off this SUPER valuable Saturday, I’m… Eating one of my favorite breakfasts/bedtime snacks…(sometimes when I’m trying to be healthy I trick myself into pretending it’s a dessert!)  My version of a…
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Perfect Summer Dessert: Panna Cotta with Fresh Berries

One of Blake’s favorite desserts happens to be panna cotta, but for some reason I always assumed it was difficult to make.  I finally got brave and asked his mom (Becky) for her recipe, and to my surprise, it wasn’t hard at all!  I’ve made it a few times now, and each time Blake begs me to double the recipe.  I think that means he likes it!  If you’re looking for a delicious, summery dessert…
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San Clemente Bridal Shoot

A few weeks before my own (real-life) wedding, I got to join a wedding-vendor-dream-team at the cutest venue for a pretend fall wedding ;).  I’m pretty excited that the shoot was featured on Wedding Chicks yesterday, so I wanted to share it with you!  If you’re getting married this fall, take note of this amazing decor and the beautiful florals! Scroll through to see a few shots from that day: And here’s the list of…
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