7 Years | Our Anniversary

Warm, uncomplicated, pure. Never the same, but always safe. Like a home I always want to live in. This is love. I wrote this poem for Jake a couple of months ago, as we celebrated seven years married. Seven years. Seems wild to me, because as we grow together, I understand more and more deeply what an incredible commitment we made to each other. The words above resonate most, because…. Read more

What We’ll be Doing this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day is a special one. It will be just the two us, one last time, selfishly indulging in a cozy night in. This time next year, we’ll probably be celebrating over spit-up and sweet babbles from our little babe. How life changes… If I’m being honest, there’s a small part of me that’s afraid I’ll miss this time of just ‘us.’ We’ve celebrated so many Valentine’s Days together….. Read more

Babymoon Bliss in Maui

Babymoon’s are bliss. Especially when they’re in Maui. Jake and I escaped together one last time, just the two of us, before baby Ireland arrives. We had gone back and forth on whether to go, because we had been traveling a lot for work and family trips. But I’m so happy we did, because it was truly one of the most beautiful experiences we’ve shared. Maybe it was the Maui…. Read more

Life as a Wife: Two Years In

Today marks two years of marriage for Jake and I. My heart is full + and my soul is happy. Some things haven’t changed. I’m still not cooking like Martha, and he’s still not serenading me like Keith Urban [sigh]. But other things feel different. We’ve changed careers, traveled the world, settled into our home and welcomed a puppy. We’ve had a lot of fancy experiences at fancy places, yet…. Read more

Neil Lane on Bachelor Bling

Iowa just got a whole lot glitzier. You can thank Neil Lane for that. The celeb jeweler trekked to the Heartland with six ring options for Bachelor Chris Soules to choose from. Spoiler: he proposes to Whitney [and makes the rest of us go gaga over that beautiful bauble on her hand]. Let’s talk about the bling. Neil has long been a friend of mine (+ he designed my ring!) so…. Read more