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Omaha, NE
A twenty-something event planner and post-it hoarder.
Interests: Reading, traveling, crafting, planning events and parties, cooking, baking, blogging, yoga, wine, shopping
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I've been freelancing the whole time we've been on St. Thomas (you can check out our island blog here) and I'm ramping up my skills and client offerings. I have a variety of clients in various industries, and am really enjoying the freedom of being my own boss. I think... Continue reading
Phew. Take a breath. I haven't posted in quite a while, but there has been A LOT going on. The short story, from the beginning: In December Dan and I went on a cruise to celebrate his graduation from physical therapy school and new job. We love cruising, and enjoyed... Continue reading
As a long-standing member of the hummus haters club, I was very (pleasantly) surprised to try some hummus this weekend that I actually liked! My mother-in-law brought some homemade hummus to my nephew's 2nd birthday party, and I snagged the recipe. I've been cutting a lot of sugar out of... Continue reading
My physical therapist husband pointed me to this article on's health blog, and I wanted to share. Enjoy! Dr. Yogi: Physicians Integrate Yoga Into Medical Practice by Ankita Rao February 27, 201411:47 AM Partner content from: Kaiser Health News Yoga may be more than just an exercise. In Maryland,... Continue reading
I've been a huge Jillian Michaels fan for years, and was so excited when my dear friend Christina gave me tickets to Jillian's Maximize Your Life tour for Christmas. The day had finally arrived, and I couldn't wait to be 25 feet from my idol herself! Imagine my surprise (and... Continue reading
It's been a while. Everybody release your breath you've been holding, waiting for my blogging return. Wink wink. As I jump back into my blogging routine, I thought I'd start with an easy read. Books. One of my favorite things. It's been quite a while since I found a book... Continue reading
28 things to accomplish in my 28th year: Talk less, listen more Choose happiness Take more pictures Practice handstands every day Read 26 books this year See at least one opera (live or from the Met HD series) Practice Spanish Try Falafel Attempt (again) to make puff pastry Make choices... Continue reading
We did our best to spend as much time at the lake as possible this summer. Our last hurrah was a fantastic Labor Day weekend! Time for a boat ride! I love my nephew Ryan. Uncle Daniel makes a good nap pillow. Plenty of reading time...and floating time. Sunset on... Continue reading
The best way out is always through - Robert Frost Continue reading
What you are in love with,what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what gets you out of bed in the mornings, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, who you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you. Fall... Continue reading
How often we forget how quickly life goes by. As a self-proclaimed change-hater, this quote is bringing me peace in this crazy time of year, and time of my life with change coming down the pike. Your journey has molded you for your greater good, and it was exactly what... Continue reading
I recently had the pleasure of serving as a bridesmaid in my sister-in-law Megan's wedding. She looked gorgeous, of course, and I was also super excited to help design her reception's candy buffet! Megan chose some great colors (purple, red) and we had a lot of fun spending time together... Continue reading
I'm the queen of lists. I will write or re-write a list, just to check things off. I find that having a list of goals for the year helps me conquer some fears, and feel like I've accomplished a few small things in the span of a short year. I... Continue reading
Into each day, put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of goood humor! - H.M.S Continue reading
The annual opening of Cobweb Castle at Omaha Children's Museum is always a fun event. I've been asked for the last couple of years to do a little preview event for the staff to tour the castle and have a bite to eat. I love doing this party, mostly because... Continue reading
"Insist on yourself. Never imitate" -- Ralph Waldo Emerson Continue reading
I had the pleasure of attending a bridal shower for my sister-in-law, Megan, this weekend. Her sister and maid of honor Erin hosted the shower and did a great job. I had to sit far away from the food table or else I would have eaten every one of these... Continue reading
Last weekend in Okoboji for the year. Dan skiing Sunset at Bracco Last ski of the season Continue reading
"Everything happens for a reason." -- American proverb Continue reading
I'm 2.5 weeks post-carpal tunnel surgery. I'm desperately missing yoga! I can't put a lot (ok, really any) weight on my hands for another four weeks, at least. I also do a lot of plank work, and can't do any of that either. I've resorted to running, which hurts my... Continue reading
So it's not actually called Grape Stomp, but I'm super excited to head to Summerset Winery again in September for their fall harvest! Dan and I did it last year and had a blast! It's such a fun day and totally worth the trip! Anybody up for some wine? Summerset... Continue reading
"May your life unfold smoothly, with ease." -- Buddhist Prayer Continue reading
If you're looking for an engrossing read, read on. As I'm holed up recuperating from recent carpal tunnel surgery (more on that later), I read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern in 48 hours. I couldn't put it down, and rarely does a book do that for me. My friend... Continue reading
"Be bold, free and truthful." -- Brenda Ueland Continue reading
We had a great memorial day weekend at the lake. Always nice to have even one day to do nothing... Continue reading