A Sorta Starred this Month

First of all, I know it’s only Thursday. But tomorrow is a holiday, and it just seemed weird to schedule this for the Fourth of July. So here we are! Since I started doing these only every other week, missing one makes a much bigger difference!

This month was the month of bachelorette trips. I went to NYC and Charlottesville for two friends’ bachelorette celebrations. It was so much fun, and so good to see the sights and visit with old friends.


I’m running out to door to head into the city for the rehearsal of one of my BFFs who is getting MARRIED this weekend! I’m so excited for our little Fourth of July DC staycation. I don’t have links for you today, but I’ll be posting on Instagram all weekend, so come find me there! What are you up to this weekend?

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Crossing off something on my summer bucket list this weekend!

As Sweet As It Gets got a new website!

And another month gone by.

Starred this Week

These last two weeks have been kind of all over the place, if I’m being honest. I can’t identify a prevailing feeling to help summarize what I’ve been up to, and trust me- I’ve tried. But you know what has been amazing? The weather. The mild late spring almost summery-ness of the last few weeks has almost made up for the no good, very bad, horrible winter we had to endure. And that’s something to be grateful for in my book.


THIS weekend!  I’m heading to NYC for a bachelorette weekend, and I’m SO excited! It’s going to be a whirlwind of girl crazies. I’m pretty stoked, and you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be going nuts on Instagram. What are you up to this weekend?

starred this week

I have a lot of thoughts about other people’s feelings about Instagram, and this post sums up the issue quite nicely.

I’m a sucker for a good “how I got here” story.

Love this post on embracing imperfection.

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I shared a sparkly and blue moodboard.

Heading into June.

Starred this Week

I’ve been feeling a little blah this week, friends. Mostly in regards to this online space. I truly miss the creative outlet aspect of blogging. And lately I’ve been feeling like I know too much. I know that I should be blogging every day, tweeting 5 times a day, putting my posts and then some on Facebook, and Instgramming perfect little snippets of my behind-the-scenes life.

But when I tell myself all those things that I should be doing, there’s a little voice in my head that’s all “What does it all mean, Basil?” I mean, those shoulds are all so that I can grow my business and take over the world, right? But what if I’m totally overwhelmed with everything I have to do right now, not only in regards to work, and when I think about those things, the real world out my window feels all too tempting?

I hope it doesn’t feel like I’m dumping all my feels on you today, I’m mostly just sharing in case any of you out there are feeling the same way. We’re all doing our best, right? My dad brought that up the other day, in a totally unrelated conversation, but I think it pretty much applies to every aspect of life.


So this weekend. It’s supposed to be long, yes? I’ve got a few things on the calendar, but I’m mostly hoping to step back and recharge for next week and the next season. Spring was so short, and suddenly Memorial Day is upon us. Don’t get me wrong- I couldn’t be more thrilled. The older I get, the more I feel like I only have eyes for summer. Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

starred this week

In light of all that, I thought this article about feminism was interesting.

And holy moly, this is just what I needed.

Found this interesting as I struggle with making decisions myself.

Lots of good tips on prioritizing, felt inspired after reading this!

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Back to back launches for Nicole Christie and Steph Fowler Photography!

Starred this Week

Oh look, it’s Friday! I feel like I’m right at the finish line of the week, and I’m experiencing one of those “so close, yet so far” phenomenons. Time to power through and kick some major butt today.


This weekend we’ll be mostly spending time with family and getting ready for the next week (read: grocery shopping and doing laundry, both of which are never-ending tasks that I can’t seem to keep up with.) Mother’s Day is on Sunday and my brother and Brian’s sister are getting into town today. Should be a good time! What are you up to this weekend?

starred this week

I love reading about how other creatives got into their field. Don’t we all feel like our story is a little weird?

And I thought this post about creative processes was really interesting.

This post had me itching to pick up a sketchbook.

My family is planning on going to San Francisco this summer, and Anna has me wondering if August can come fast enough.

And of course, I’m continuing to pin what I’m reading like a crazy person.

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The Small Things Blog relaunched!

I shared another moodboard.

A recap of April and what’s on my desktop as we jump into May.

B is for Bonnie Design has a new site!

Starred this Week

Another weekend come and gone. It was such a pretty one too! It went by crazy fast, but it was a good mix of work and play.


So one of my BFFs’ bridal shower was yesterday, and I ate ALL THE THINGS. With reckless abandon. And I feel like I have a horrible hangover today. So if you were wondering, I would not recommend doing Whole 30 and then binging on queso, cake pops, and sangria. Just don’t. How was your weekend?

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Even though I plan to continue eating limited sweets post-Whole30, this post had me drooling at my desk.

We’re having zoodles for the first time tonight, I’m pretty excited!

Love this post about transparency and authenticity.

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A silly desktop download I made for my family.

I recapped the more emotional side of our Whole 30 experience.

And then I shared some more details and tips!