I’m marrying this dude tomorrow. I’m excited to be married, nervous to be standing in front of people, anxious that everything will go off without a hitch, annoyed with all the emailing/calling of vendors I’ve been doing for the last few months, thrilled to be going on our honeymoon soon and...more

fall favorites

I shouldn’t be spending money right now buuuut I can’t help but ogle the tons of cute things I totes want right now. And I’m also including some things that I already own and am loving right now. Here are some of my fall favorites – what’s on your list? ...more

Slacker bride

So, I’m getting married on Saturday. Wow. We’ve been engaged since January of 2013 and now I can’t believe the wedding is here! ...more

13 blog post ideas

I’ve been busy lately so blogging has taken a back seat. And then when I DO have time to blog, my mind is a blank. So I’ve been working on a list of general blogging ideas and topics for when writer’s block sets in ....more

the wedding registry groove (& target giveaway!)

Did you know I’m getting married soon? (Aka next weekend!) I swore that I wouldn’t turn into crazy-I-only-blog-about-my-wedding-blogger (not that I’m against that at ALL), but here we are again. Wedding planning/prep has taken over my lives, people! ...more

don’t judge me, but…

I’m afraid to open champagne bottles. I check behind the shower curtain when I go in the bathroom. I don’t know how to make an omelette ....more

packing for a quick weekend trip

I don’t travel as much as I used to, but we recently did a quick day trip to Ohio. This reminded me of youth (argh) when I used to travel a loooot more and made me wonder “how did I do that?” I often did things on a whim but now I’m a little more purposeful with my planning (aka, Type A personality), so I’m working on doing things in a more organized way. So it’s time for me to share my tips for packing for a quick weekend trip (in an organized way!) Keep a bag of travel toiletries handy I used to keep my travel toiletries in our hall closet and then I’d run around looking for everything I needed everytime I’d be packing an overnight bag ....more

good news / bad news friday

Let’s start with the good news! I’m excited that I received a small promotion at my job this week – woohoo. It was something that I was working towards and hoping to achieve before I take time off for the wedding/honeymoon ....more

west elm pittsburgh

I haven’t done many home decor posts lately since I’ve been slacking on house updates. The wedding is taking up lots of time (duh) and money (duh) right now. But that doesn’t mean I’m not constantly window shopping, browsing online, checking out home decor blogs and drooling over pins on Pinterest ....more

choosing the best all-year outdoor furniture

This article was contributed by Client… Choosing the best all-year outdoor furniture There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying garden furniture. These items have to look good and be comfortable to use. Also, they must be able to withstand the elements and you may want versions that are easy to store in your garage or shed ....more