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Our Honeymoon: Pompeii

Staying in Sorrento for the first half of our honeymoon made it easy to take day trips to nearby cities. One of the places James and I were dying to explore was Pompeii. It was only about a 30-minute train ride away from Sorrento and a short walk from the Pompeii […]


Our Honeymoon: Sorrento

Hello again, friends! It feels great to be back home, but I’m running solely on caffeine today. We got home around 1 a.m. after a marathon day of travel from Rome to Indiana. The cats must have really missed us because they woke us up at 6:30 a.m. Welcome home? […]


Ciao for now!

   Good morning from the Indy airport! We’re waiting to catch a flight to JFK and then hopping on a plane to Rome for our honeymoon. We’ve been planning this trip almost as long as our wedding, so I can’t believe it’s finally here.    This trip was inspired by […]

Wedding Planning

Our Wedding: The Rehearsal

After spending all day the Friday before our wedding getting the venue setup, I was absolutely exhausted. I had about an hour of downtime to shower and get ready for the rehearsal and dinner and I was starting to silently panic. The weather was awful on Friday and the forecast for Saturday […]

Wedding Planning

Our Wedding: Setting Up The Venue

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend so far. We’ve kept things pretty low key because it’s been so long since we had some down time to relax and get chores done around the house. Today’s been the perfect balance of laziness and productivity! Today I’m rolling […]

Life, Wedding Planning

Reliving Our Big Day

I can’t stop smiling. James and I have spent the past two days constantly looking through our wedding photos, which we got back this week. It’s so much fun to relive the special moments of our big day through pictures.     Our photographer, Stephen Haas, did a great job capturing […]


Lemon Dill Chicken Kabobs

As summer winds down, we’re trying to pack as much fun into the last few weeks of warm weather as possible. Non-stop weekend trips and weeknight adventures means there hasn’t been much time to whip up homemade meals. These easy, delicious kabobs are the answer. I like to put them […]



I’ve been struggling to find the right words all day. I’m angry. I’m sad. I’m shocked. I didn’t know Alison Parker or Adam Ward, but  I know so many people who are just like them — young, bright-eyed journalists working long, hard hours hoping to make a difference in their […]

Life, Travel

The Celebrations Continue

We’re back in town after another weekend spent on the road. If only we were cruisin’ in that ’57 Chevy the whole time! We went back to James’ hometown for a night to celebrate our marriage with some of his family’s friends. We only had about 120 people at our […]


Florida Beach Reunion

  Fun fact: you can carry a homemade cake or pie onto an airplane. Not only will it make the people you’re visiting happy — everyone on the plane will want to be your friend and the cake will get its own window seat. I toted a delicious gin and […]

Life, Travel

Whirlwind Weekend Getaway

I’m struggling, y’all. We took a quick weekend trip back up to our old stomping grounds in South Bend. We had an absolute blast, but got back late Sunday night and my life feels so off-balance right now. It’s almost like I need a vacation to recover from vacation. And, I will […]