July Around The Web

Hello, friends! This month has been especially busy at work, I filmed a segment for KCTV5's Better KC sharing how to wrap baby gifts using the adorable Hallmark Baby product designed by my friend Amber Goodvin, I filmed a segment for the Hallmark Channel that will air this Christmas, and I traveled to LA for a work trip. It was a whirlwind but really exciting too! Dale and I are also settling in to his new work schedule, and I've loved getting through all of our photos from our Europe trip. Here are my favorite finds around the web: 

Letters Are Lovely | July Around The Web

Enjoy the rest of your summer!


June Around The Web

Happy summer, friends! Between our Europe trip and settling back into real life at home this month has flown by. I'm really excited to get into a routine in our new house once Dale starts working July 1st! And of course there were still some great finds around the web this month, starting with this adorable pineapple cake I am planning on making when my sister Grace (who turned 14 this month!) comes over for a sleepover later this summer. Enjoy!

Enjoy those long summer days!


May Around The Web

Hello from France! At this point in our trip Dale and I are enjoying exploring the French countryside. I'm writing this post in advance, so I'm pretty excited to see what all we will have experienced by the point you are reading this! May has been an emotional month. In the past few weeks I travelled to New York for work, attended Hallmark CLS for the third time (and got to spend some time at the event with Jessica Hische!), watched my sister Sophie graduate from KU, attended a friend's wedding, and spent one last weekend in St. Louis celebrating Dale graduating from medical school! Some moments were bitter sweet, especially leaving our friends in St. Louis, but I couldn't think of  a better way to wrap up the festivities than in Europe. I still found time to gather a bit of inspiration, including perusing this lovely home in the Hamptons. Here are a few other favorites:

Au Revoir For Now!


April Around The Web

Hello, friends! Spring has finally decided to arrive in KC and I'm loving it! This month has been a whirlwind — two of my close friends got married, I traveled to Gulf Shores with our St. Louis friends for one last trip before they all finish school, and this weekend I have a bachelorette party. I'm a little exhausted but it has all been totally worth it, so many happy memories. I've also made a few purchases this month I will share below, but my favorite find was Spencer Charles new script alphabet Sinistral Hand — designed especially for lefties like me!

  • I've also been admiring Nick Matej's work this month, it's wonderful. 
  • Kelly's closet doors have my wheels spinning for some projects at the house. 
  • Ever since watching the documentary about Iris Apfel I love reading articles about her. These photos are awesome too. 
  • I know renovating our bathroom is a looong way off, but I'm saving these ideas.
  • Think.Make.Share. hosted a maker exchange and so many of my talented friends participated! I would love to do this with my friends outside of work too. 
  • Always on the hunt for great clean beauty options
  • This month I won an Instagram give-away from Enjoy! If you live in KC definitely try them out, their green mojito smoothie is my absolute favorite. 
  • I also am testing out Branch Basics multi-purpose cleaner this month and so far so good!
  • One of my friends is getting married later this Summer and I knew this would be the perfect dress for the occasion, can't wait for it to arrive! Congrats Julia, the collection is beautiful!
  • And last but not least, I am headed to New York next week and loved reading about some great places to take pictures in the city.

And I'm off to enjoy the sunshine!

Saved: Instagram Roundup

I love saving images through Instagram and every once in awhile I notice a magical trend or palette come together. Here's a recent example: I love how the colors, textures, and photos all tell a little story when brought side by side. Enjoy!

In order of appearance:
Vogue Magazine (@voguemagazine)
Caitlin McGauley (@caitlinmcgauley)
1canoe2 (@1canoe2)
Maria Marie (@cestmaria)
Jenny Walton (@jennywalton)
100 Layer Cake (@100_layercake)

Letters Are Lovely | Saved: Instagram Roundup

February Around The Web

While this month is not quite over yet, it has been full of exciting and nerve-wracking times/decisions, all building up to BIG things happening next month. I can't wait to go into more details, but let's just say I have packed way too many things into the last few weeks. There were also a lot of happy highlights as well like spending time with our friends in STL, celebrating Galentine's Day with my dear work friends, eating at Lidia's in KC with my family for my birthday, recruiting for Hallmark at KU, having a weekend at home over my actual birthday, and finally I will be heading to Dallas this weekend for a bachelorette party! And between Valentine's Day and Spring on its way the finds around the web did not dissapoint this month:

  By Tessa Forrest @subliming.jpg

By Tessa Forrest @subliming.jpg

Ready or not, it's almost March!

January Around The Web

As January comes to a close I am already itching for Spring, mostly the flowers! But I also love these painted faux house plants, a perfect DIY to tide us over until the warmer weather arrives. This month was a whirlwind of getting back to work after the holidays, a New Year's trip to Nashville, lots of time at home in St. Louis, and time with friends. I also made it to the Picasso exhibit at the Nelson in Kansas City, which I highly recommend! I hope your new year is off to a great start, too. Here are a few of my other favorite finds this month: 

What did you love this month?