(so throw the party already) The internet is a scam and I’m here to tell you to host that dinner party already. If you’re like me, you log onto Instagram or Pinterest and you see a breathtaking kitchen. You stare lovingly at that photo with the exposed shelving — the mismatched ceramics still somehow

I have this habit of thinking of the worst version of everything. Once Adam suggested we get a neon sign and I wrinkled my nose and said, “Ew like a bar sign?” Adam paused and said, “Think of the best version of a neon sign. That’s what I mean.” For some reason my brain never [&hel

Over the last few years, I’ve gotten a little tense. Between working on my laptop and hunching over styling food, my shoulders and neck have gotten very stiff. Every time I get a massage, the professional tells me to regularly get massages. And then I don’t. But now I’m starting to. I went to

Tonight we went to our friend Brandi’s book launch. You can buy it here or read my post about it here. It was so amazing to see so many people in the community there supporting her. So many people who have worked with The Wonder Jam. So many people who we love. I was talking […]

Earlier today, we walked over to Alchemy for a this amazingness. It was hot but it was home. After traveling for two weeks, I’be crushed harder on Columbus. Don’t get me wrong, my travel bug is worse. But home is more home. My friend Erika mentioned this sentiment in her Instagram post. Look for ins

For the first time during this challenge I’m blogging from a bar on my phone. I just got done attending an amazing launch event for a client and decided to end the evening by going on a date with Adam. Technology is amazing. Today was great and very much away from the computer. A nap […]

I recently read three books. Here’s my recap and maybe one of them will spark your interest! Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: It’s non-fiction, it confronts death head on, speaks to the death industry and changed my life! Emily, Alone: A novel (there’s technically a book that comes before this but I

I realized that most of my photo library on my iPhone is comprised of screenshots. Every few months, I try to create a better bookmarking system. Evernote is always on my top of my list. I’ll Google, “How to use Evernote” or “The Ultimate Evernote Guide.” But no…I’ll c

Lately, I’ve been experiencing dark circles under my eyes. I suppose it’s from something that I’m not doing. I’m not working out regularly, but I’m eating fairly well. I’m getting a decent amount of sleep, but I also never see the sun. Not a lot of sinus issues or allergies.

Five years ago I wore a really expensive dress (hmm, I should try to sell that), danced until I dropped and then everyone started calling me Allie Lehman. To celebrate, I’m getting a tattoo to match his and we’re going to go hang out with Beyonce and Jay. Life’s good.

When it’s below zero (and -30 wind chill) you find yourself doing + experiencing new things. Here are just a few: Your dog just won’t poop. He just won’t. You see ice forming on the inside of your 100 year old apartment’s windows. You starting seeing your curtains as shields. Your husban

I grew up in Illinois (2 hours of south of Chicago) but frequented the city/suburbs frequently. Most of my family lives in the Chicago area and so does my best friend. We try to visit as many times as we can but our time in the city neighborhoods are always cut short. We did manage […]

Happy Friday the 13th! I’m not superstitious but I like saying it to people in hopes that they kind of freak out. Anyways, I think we all loved the last “Let’s Get Coffee” post so I’m going to bring it back every month! This month I’m asking 5 new questions. Answer below in

I know I haven’t done many Here We Go posts lately but I figured if I were to resurrect the series, it should be for Canva. I’ve been chatting with Hannah from Canva (oh a rhyme!) for months now. We’re partnering with them for our Haute Blog workshops this fall (in Chicago and Indianapolis) an

I fell in love with Bloglovin’ last night. I’m seriously always late to the party. I spent a better portion of my evening catching up on all my old favorite blogs. Many of them were literally the first blogs that I regularly read. Many inspired me to get back into photography. They were blogs about

Today’s CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Laura! It only took a day for me to fall in love with Madrid. Against all odds, I didn’t miss the ocean or the beach but was intrigued by the small streets, huge buildings, and the art community. The capital of Spain has so much to offer […]

Today’s CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy! Louisville has been called “Portland of the East” and “Austin of the North,” but this quirky, compact town shines in its own right. Locals aren’t surprised when their city is named among the “most livable” in the country, or

Happy June! I had a great weekend catching up on some personal projects + being somewhat lazy. This month is one that I’ve been looking forward to for awhile. It’s also a lighter month when it comes to work which allows us to dive into some experimental projects + focus on a few other things [&helli

Today’s CITY GUIDE is brought to you by Giulia of Barcelona! PS I adore her photography. Check out her blog! Barcelona is a pretty special city because it offers just so many different things and there are so many good places to shop and eat that I’m often overwhelmed by the choices when giving reco

Hello, May! My favorite month. Mostly and only because my birthday is May 9th. And who doesn’t love their birthday?? Even when I’m old, I’ll love my birthday and all my grey hairs. May is going to be a month of business, change and growth. Here are some of the few new things I’m going [&

Today’s City Guide is brought to you by Marissa of Bourbon and Goose! When people head to Los Angeles more than likely they want to hit the beach. Well, being in LA for 10 years, I’ve lived or been to every point you can image. It really is as beautiful as you’ve seen in the […]

Happy Tuesday, pals! I spent a long weekend in my hometown surprising my mom at her 50th birthday party. I love a good, well-planned surprise party. She literally screamed. It was amazing. Since I stayed a bit longer (how could I pass up making pancakes for my sister yesterday morning??), my Tuesday is like my

Today’s HERE WE GO post is brought to you by Rachel of Harmonious Homestead! The renaming of my website Hounds In The Kitchen to Harmonious Homestead required as much patience as growing the tomato seedlings pictured above from two-year-old saved seeds. I wanted to change the name for a long time as my bl

It’s April Fool’s Day! This is actually one of my favorite “fake” holidays. I used to love pranking people all the time when I was a kid (and I was good at it too) and still think back fondly when April Fool’s Day rolls around. Almost every year I consider posting online that I&#82

Today’s City Guide is brought to you by Katherine Lightner! Oxford, England, is a city steeped in culture and history, famous for its University, its creation of world leaders, and its dreaming spires.  Authors like J.R.R. Tolkien, Lewis Carroll, and C.S. Lewis spent many years here honing their craft, i

Not long ago my wife came home bearing a marvelous gift of blue cheese–my love language is cheese–and I began plotting how I would put it to use. It didn’t take me long to decide on pasta sauce after being inspired by a wonderful Italian cook from my recent trip to the Belizean island Caye [&h

We’re traveling for half of the month of March so I decided to try 3 new things that I could do…anywhere: Practice yoga daily. Even if it’s for 10 minutes in our bedroom, on the beaches of Hawaii or attending my first ever class here in Columbus. My friend Jess inspired me to start trying [&he

Today’s HERE WE GO post is written by videographer Andy Newman. Check out his most recent film: Portrait! It’s amazing. Christopher Nolan (Director of The Dark Knight and Inception) used a particularly good trick on his first film, Following. Since he knew the camera work and audio production weren’