Wedding Snapshots: Getting Ready

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I know we’re due to travel to Rome today but I thought I’d take a break from honeymooning to share a few wedding photos with you. We just received the cutest little package in the mail this week from our wedding photographers, Wright Photographs, and while you can see how beautiful their work is below, I […]

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Florence: Day 2: Under the Tuscan Sun

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It’s Day 2 in Florence and you’re up early and ready to head out for a hike. And even though you packed enough workout clothes for nearly every day of your trip, you find yourself in them for the first time in over a week. You make a mental note to wear less luon when you get […]

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Florence: Day 1: A ridiculous amount of renaissance art

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Today we kick off a two-day tour of Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, home to Michaelangelo’s “David” and checking the box on everything I expected Tuscany to be. In just an hour or so on a high-speed train we arrived in Florence (Firenze) and made our way from the train station across the Ponte Vecchio bridge to Hotel […]

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Visiting Venice: Day 1

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Today you’re off to Venice. Get excited! Wait. Not yet. First you have to get to Chicago. And then Toronto, dontchaknow. Add in a brief stop for Fruhstuck (thanks 4 years of German class) in Frankfurt and you’ve made it. But you’ll get there eventually. And you’ll be pleasantly surprised by both the quality (very good) […]

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Oh hello there!

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Should we try this again? You know that whole I actually login and write stuff down about what’s going on in our crazy life and you occasionally read it, offer color commentary or just secretly binge read a month’s worth of posts like I do with oh so many bloggers? Truth is its hard to […]

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on girlfriends…

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Sitting 30 days out from our wedding day (no hives yet), I was browsing through the photos one of my girlfriends sent to me yesterday from the festivities and I realized something. People should really get married more often. I mean when else do you get a chance to spend time with all of your girlfriends from your […]

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Weekend recap: Chicago style

Historically I’ve not been the best at weekend recaps. Especially weekends that involve all of my favorite females in one room, baby snuggles and Chicago nights. I suppose it could be because recapping a weekend means it’s over and I have to accept the finality of it all. And just like knowing when to end […]

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April Showers

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It’s wedding season! Doesn’t it seem like just yesterday we were all getting together for bridal showers and bachelorette parties every other weekend? Truth is it’s been a while since we all got together to celebrate a wedding. That’s why Matt and I decided to be the last. You know, to build the suspense and excitement. […]

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7 ways creating a wedding registry is different when you’re 30

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I mentioned a few weeks ago that Matt and I had made the leap into registering for our wedding. And as you can imagine, that kind of process comes with a slew of random observations, opinions you never thought the other person had and a small chance at a huge argument over tupperware. Here’s a […]

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Race Recap: Sarasota Music Half Marathon

It’s been a while since I did a race recap for you guys. Probably because it’s been a while since I’ve run a race. If you care to read back as to why I took a little hiatus from running you can do so here. Now it wasn’t entirely because I briefly crippled myself as […]

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