Thursday, November 17, 2016

See you in 2017!

Aaaand I'm gone again... I've been booking myself solid in work and in my personal life, not leaving a ton of time for much else. And to be honest, 2016 hasn't been the greatest year for me, so why not come back in the new year with new beginnings?


Although, I still LOVE documenting the awesome moments of life on my Instagram... so feel free to follow along!

See you in 2017. 
I plan on making it something special.  

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

i'm back

Welllll that hiatus lasted longer than expected… longer than I meant or intended, which makes me sad. This blog truly is a fun, creative outlet for me to share my thoughts, memories, and well… my life. I’ve missed it. But I’ve gone through some things recently that forced me to take a break… take a step back and figure out what it will take to get back to ME.

I was feeling sad and uninspired, and in the words of Claire Marshall also “angry that I was sad and uninspired” (this video says it all... ).

But I think I’m finally ready. Ready to concur the unknown, tackle more shit that needs to be handled and just…take back my life.

“Let’s play a game
Where all the lives we lead
Could change”

Let’s do this. 

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

RECAP since July!

Hi again, friends!!

I may have been absent in the blog world, but that doesn’t mean I was absent I life! All else aside, I did my best to live the fullest life I could over the summer and so far this Fall! It has been a B U S Y few months! Let’s see what all has happened, shall we? J

Celebrated 4th of July with my bestie

Spent a weekend in Mackinac Island

Showered a new baby entering the world

Happy 1 Year Anniversary Trail Point

Chicago & Wisconsin trips for work

Spent a weekend in Ann Arbor with my favorite Beebies

Art Hopped around Kalamazoo and kicked off the Summer Olympics

Inspired by WFF, the “Before I Die” wall went live at my Corporate office (a project that took me months to finally see through!)

So many 30th birthday’s celebrated at Bell’s Brewing

Wine Clubs… oh the Wine Clubs

Speaking of Wine Club, celebrated an awesome couple in Grand Haven… Bachelorette and Wedding Day (with the best date around)

The Verve Pipe at Bell’s

Labor Day Boating

MSU Home Opener!

Traveled to Texas for a week of meetings

WFF Leadership Workshop in Chicago

Louisville Food Show where I had the best meal ever at Varanese!

WMU Homecoming

Bottom 40 – Party Animals

MSU vs. Michigan in East Lansing

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Instagram Life – June 2016 (& taking a break....)

** Rosie Lu turned 6 months!
** Lots of yoga done this month… some of which outdoors J
** Summertime is for thrifting
** Happy hour at the Downtown Market
** Attended the Lee & Birch 2 Year Anniversary party
** SUP yoga on Reed’s Lake
** Gymnasts took Grand Rapids!
** New landscaping project finally complete
** The 4th spend with Court J

This July I'm taking a break. A break to regroup. A break to grow. A break to figure some stuff out... I have no doubt I'll come back stronger. However that may be...  

Friday, July 8, 2016

Friday Five!

{pretty cupcake design for 4th of July pool party}

I had the fifth of July blues alllllll week. Last week was so much fun with Courtney and Hector in town, and with a long weekend to booth it was that much harder to get back to the grind on Tuesday. Alas, here we are… another Friday with another weekend on the horizon. YAY!

Tonight the women’s gymnastics Olympic trials are on! GO TEAM USA!! The rest of the weekend will be spent beating the summer heat. Whether that means, beach, staying in or embracing the patio is yet to be seen…


Friday Forte: 
(this is for you. Court :))

{more landscaping... mulberry trees bite the dust}

{been OBSESSED with these Bandier pants for months now and they finally went on sale!}

{another follow-up appointment with the vet this afternoon... crossing my fingers that the staples come out and my fur baby is once again free to run with the wind}

{inspired from last weekend, an impromptu add to my cat paraphernalia collection}

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Gymnasts take Grand Rapids!

Two weeks ago my gym girls came to town! We paddle board yoga’d, enjoyed mimosas on the patio, enjoyed a charcuterie board made out of meats and cheese from Zingerman's, played with baby J, and spent a night on the town J I didn’t take as many pics as I normally do, but you get the gist from the few below!

Already counting down our next adventure in Ann Arbor next month J

{SUP yoga on Reed's Lake}

{dinner at Monelli's}

{rooftop drinks at Rockwell}

{playing with Snapchat}

Friday, July 1, 2016

Friday Five!

{new office chair that matches the room d├ęcor to a T}

I’ve been totally MIA this week… I know... but I have good reason for it, PROMISE! 1) Rosie’s lil baby fur body was rejecting the sutures from her big girl surgery a couple of weeks ago, so we had to take her back to the vet so they could remove them, give her antibiotics for the infection and staple the wound. My poor girl is in solitary confinement until they are removed next week, 2) many of my main summer projects hit in full swing this week and I was gloriously swamped with fulfilling work, and 3) MY SISTER IS IN TOWNI! That’s right, my sis, hubs and the pups stayed with Max and I all week! So when I wasn’t working my time was dedicated to that J

See, told ya I had good reason!

This weekend it’s the 4th of July! Fireworks, putt putt (Max and I are playing for Sonic slushies!), Game of Thrones, and pool parties are all in my future and I can’t wait! I haven’t been to a pool party since I wore floaties so I'm pumped. I hope they have the fancy food floats that are all the rage this season!

Friday Forte:  

{these faces… I just can’t get enough of them!}

{blackened fish street tacos at a Bar Louie Sister date} 

{baby girl clutching her favorite toy from Aunt Coco to keep her company}

{I physically could NOT leave World Market without this cat mug}