Starred this Week (or month, again)

I didn’t realize just how full this month has been until I went to write this post! Two weddings, two concerts… it’s been a good one. And I feel like usually the internet slows down during the summer. But this year, there have been so many good things that I’ve read and seen online! It’s pretty inspiring.


This weekend we’re breathing a sigh of relief now that Brian is done with the bar. We saw Guardians of the Galaxy on Thursday (I can’t tell you how much I’d heard / knew about this movie going into it, Brian is obsessed) and we’re just doing normal weekend things and hanging out with family the rest of the time. Pretty cool, if you ask me. What are you up to this weekend?

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A great read on how blogging has changed.

A thought-provoking post on blogging practices.

Some great advice on working from home.

And on getting out of your bubble.

An interesting post about Gen Y and common generalizations.

This guide on things to do in DC has me revisiting my summer bucket list.

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I did an interview as part of Marianne’s Meet the Blog Designers series!

I blogged about what I’ve been up to.

Denae Brennan Weddings & Events has a new website!

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?

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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?

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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!