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I'm Getting Married... What?!

I'm Getting Married... What?!

At the end of September, Arlen and I got engaged. Like whoa!

Honestly, we both knew it was coming. We had been chatting about it for quite some time. We have also been together for over 4 years, have a house together and a Cat, and have lived together since our second month dating... it was kind of an inevitable thing!

At first we weren't going to mention anything on social media and were only going to tell our closest friends and family about the engagement. But then I realized that I personally...


Redesigning my 1950s Dress

Redesigning my 1950s Dress

A few months ago I was culling my closet of old items long forgotten when I happened upon a few that had been mistakenly buried in the shuffle of everyday life coupled with our various moves into different homes.

I hadn't worn two of these beauties simply because they did not fit well. EDIT: They fit me but did not allow me any range of motion or the ability to eat throughout the day, which is a total no-go for me! I want to be able to move and eat a...


Intentions for 2019

Intentions for 2019

The mark of a New Year is always somewhat exciting for me. I just love the idea of a fresh start, a clean slate on which to paint new ideas, thoughts, and dreams. Technically, I started my new year sometime in December, but still, when the calendar read January 1st, 2019 I will admit I got a tad giddy with excitement and anticipation for what the mark of the new year might bring.

This year, I decided to follow Gretchen Rubin's prompt of creating a list of 19 items I would like to see happen in...


Creating my Mom's Wedding Dress

Creating my Mom's Wedding Dress

Last weekend, Arlen and I flew out to Las Vegas to attend my mom's wedding. It was a very special, intimate event that I was proud to share with my mother and her soon-to-be-husband.

Prior to us flying out, I was spending lots of hours actually crafting the dress that my mom planned to wear- a complete surprise to her fiance! She had told him that the dress she planned on wearing was going to be an alteration of a Lilly Pulitzer dress I had purchased for her back when I worked as an intern at their King of Prussia...