Hello Again & Style Swap!

Hi ladies,

It’s been a really busy Spring (it is Spring, right?) and for that I am so grateful. It thrills me to spend my weekends jetting around the city and suburbs, glamming up brides and brides-to-be, high school seniors, actors…anyone who will let me play with their face! I really do love what I do. I’ve been largely absent from blogging, but here I sit on this Saturday, my only one for the next few months on which I do NOT have a wedding, trying to get back into the swing of writing.

I’ve been on Instagram a lot lately, posting phone pictures of my work, and I am on Facebook pretty frequently too, so make sure you check in with me there when you can, but I do miss doing more actual writing and staying in touch with all of you here! I have lots of pictures I’ve taken, new empties posts to write, tons of new products I’ve been picking up, new bridal pictures starting to flood in…basically, I have a lot of things to blog about, I just haven’t been sitting down to do the work!

This brief post is just to let you know that I’m still here, and to thank you for still reading–if there is one thing I struggle with in all areas of my life it’s consistency. I tend to burn quickly and brightly and then fade away. I’ve been doing more reading lately, one author in particular, Shauna Niequist, and have been encouraged to keep trying to write. It won’t all be great work, but to me it’s important. She talks about how sometimes the hardest part is making herself sit down, and I can sure relate. I feel like we’re kindred spirits and I am glad to have found her inspiring voice.

I’m also inspired by my friend Jessica Mefford, of Style, Meet Life. She manages to get 3 blog posts A WEEK! Not always, but usually, and she works on being consistent.  I always think of her when another day goes by and I haven’t written. She is juggling a lot, like most women I know, a toddler, a marriage, full-time job, etc., but she manages to write. Thanks to Shauna and Jessica, I really am endeavoring to get my butt in this seat more often.

Speaking of Jessica, if you live in Chicago, it’s not too late to be a part of the first ever Style Swap, happening tomorrow at Heritage Littles! You can buy tickets by clicking here. I’ll be bringing some of my Spring clothes and accessories that no longer fit my personal style and shape and swapping them for clothes other women are bringing. Jessica is providing cocktails and treats while we mingle, and the clothes that don’t get swapped are being donated to Dress for Success! A sweet deal for everyone, and I am so excited to support her and to get some new clothes!


I hope you all have a beautiful weekend, and my butt will be back in this chair on Monday, bringing you a post about one of my sweet brides from last month! Here’s to more writing and less thinking about writing!

Cheers and cheekstain,



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