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It was a cool, summer morning in July of 2009. I had rolled my suitcase over the cobblestone platform at Kemper Street Station. I hugged my mom goodbye, and she assured me that I’d make new friends and was going to have a great time. I wasn’t so sure, since I was new here and […]

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May 22, 2018

The Story of Us || Part I

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January 18! Today is for my little bug! #WinstonTheSchnoodle is officially 1 year old! WHAT?! DISCLAIMER: if you are not a dog person, the following post probably will not make sense to you AT ALL, because who in their right mind could write an entire post about their dog and how much they love them?! […]

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January 18, 2018

One Year of Winston

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“Dem, I think you should do it. What do you have to lose?” I’ll never forget that night. Having a late night talk with my lifelong best friend, Ashley, at the lake. With water lapping on the dock and a glass of wine in our hands, we chatted about moving to Charleston together. Yes, we […]

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January 6, 2018

See You Soon, Charleston

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We are a busy society. Literally, “busy” is the new buzz word everyone likes to use when replying to, “how are you?” We are all busy, but half the time we make ourselves look and seem 10 times busier than we actually are. Because of that, self-care is the first thing that goes out of […]

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June 12, 2017

Making the Investment in Yourself

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Traveling. It’s what I do, it’s what I love, it’s what makes me feel truly alive. The BEST part about this? It’s literally my job to travel! Sometimes, it’s the rush of Manhattan that makes me feel exhilarated or a historic stroll through Philadelphia that feels sort of like coming home. My favorite adventures, though, are […]

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May 24, 2017

Charleston’s Southern Charm: Weekend Recap

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I’d say that witnessing one birth in your entire life is something so beautiful, special, and treasured, and I’ve been able to watch not only one, but BOTH of my beautiful sisters give birth to their baby boys almost within the same week of each other! My heart could literally burst at the seams! If […]

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April 27, 2017

Jensen Paul: My Second Beautiful Nephew

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59 hours. That’s how long my sister was in labor for this sweet baby boy (she’ll tell you he was totally worth it, though). I got the text that Morgan’s water had broken when I was on my way to Georgia for a proposal shoot. I was immediately devastated because I knew there was NO way I […]

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April 16, 2017

Mason Parker: My Beautiful Nephew

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Starting off a blog post with a Friends reference is always a bonus, so… LONDON, BABY!!  This trip… gosh, it was so incredible. 14 days spent abroad with my best friend… it doesn’t get any better! I’m going to be dishing all things traveling abroad, budget traveling, and England, Scotland, and Italy in my next […]

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April 12, 2017

Things to do in London, England

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Guys… Starting a business is so awesome. It’s super exciting, exhilarating, and freeing to know you can make your own hours, be your own boss, and let the creative in you finally do it’s thing. But then there’s this other side to being a creative entrepreneur that I really had no idea about… developing your brand. […]

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March 23, 2017

Discovering Myself as a Creative Entrepreneur