One year ago I was days away from my wedding, giddy with anticipation and in disbelief that the "big day" was drawing near. Today I find myself less than two weeks away from my due date in the same position, awaiting another "big day"... although there's no telling exactly when it will happen. I'm also … Continue reading What’s In A Year (Besides Waiting)?
Apparently being pregnant, buying a house, running a business, and having a few side hustles means that it can go from January to June (umm... basically July) in the blink of an eye. I'd love to blame my lack of consistent content on the fact that I've been growing a human for the past 30 … Continue reading Our First Home
Figuring out the flowers for our wedding was a little intimidating at first. We knew we had a budget and wouldn't be able to afford to hire a florist but I also had totally unrealistic Pinterest-inspired #goals for what I wanted our arrangements to look like (along with zero experience arranging flowers, of course). Luckily … Continue reading 10 Tips for DIY Wedding Flowers + Real Life Costs
Despite my interest in sewing and love for quirky fashion throughout my life, I honestly never thought much about my wedding dress before I got engaged. I know that some girls dream about their wedding gown from a young age (I'll be honest I had like, five things pinned on my *secret* wedding Pinterest Board) … Continue reading WHY I WORE A $200 WEDDING DRESS
There was wood glue at my wedding, and it didn't just sit somewhere innocently on a shelf in the storage closet of our venue. Wood glue was part of the main event - placed right up at the front on the "altar" my husband made, ready for us to squeeze on to two chunks … Continue reading THERE WAS WOOD GLUE AT MY WEDDING
Saying goodbye to something that is a huge part of your identity is no easy task. Over the past four years my shop had become an enormous part of who I was and who I was known as. Closing up earlier this year was something that took careful consideration but in the months that have … Continue reading MY SHOP: MOVING OUT + MOVING ON
My Actual Brand is my answer to all of that hard-to-navigate "I own a business but I am also a real person" territory. It's my judgement free, share whatever the f*ck I want zone. It's my most authentic creative outlet.