How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer

When it comes to planning a wedding, there are a handful of very important vendors that you will want to spend your time researching and deliberating before deciding. One of the most important is your photographer. This person will capture your day for you to remember for eternity, and you want to make sure that they are dependable, talented, and most importantly, someone you feel comfortable with. Continue reading “How to Find Your Perfect Wedding Photographer”

Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake Recipe

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a new recipe around here! There are really two things that have led me to this point. One, I have been a recipe repeater. I’ve made funeral cake, chocolate chip cookies, and lemon bars galore. Two, I went through a huge phase of macaron testing. Spoiler: I’m still not an expert. Some days I make the perfect little cookie halves and others result in puffed up shell with almost no substance. I think I’m not beating the batter enough for fear that I will over mix it. You win some you lose some. The good news is that I have two new recipes coming up, and today’s is brunch appropriate and perfect for Easter morning! Continue reading “Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake Recipe”

Making a Wedding Mood Board

Can we acknowledge the fact that I’ve been engaged for over 3 months, and I have yet to post about it on the blog!? I shared my news on Instagram a few days after Kyle and I were engaged, but dove straight in to planning and have had little time to share anything new about it on my site. Seeing as it’s Valentine’s Day, I figured it was high time to let you all in on a few details and share my inspiration process! Continue reading “Making a Wedding Mood Board”

Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial

Can you even believe that we’re so close to Christmas!? Every year I promise myself I won’t let it sneak up on me, but it happens nonetheless. Kyle and I only just purchased return tickets to Houston from Chicago and then have no plans for NYE… I can’t be too hard on myself, though. Tree is up (homemade ornaments and all), gingerbread house is constructed (and partially deconstructed), presents are [mostly] purchased, and I have an outfit picked out! Continue reading “Velvet Wide Leg Pants Sewing Tutorial”

Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial

Growing up with a baby sister 13 years younger than you, you get used to her living a completely separate life. When I was getting ready for prom, she was coloring at the kitchen table. When I was graduating from college, she was finishing up a science project about the planets. And then all of a sudden, she’s visiting me in Houston showing me how to apply eye-shadow and inspiring my fashion choices. Enter: this adorable overall dress. Continue reading “Overall Dress Sewing Tutorial”

DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper

When it comes to making pillow cases, I’d say I’m the queen. I have a stash of almost every color pillow case in the rainbow so that I can change them out whenever I feel like it. My go-to method for making pillow cases had always been the pocket method that I shared a couple years back, but recently I wanted to try out adding a zipper instead to give the pillow a sleek look on both sides. As it turns out – it’s almost just as easy! Continue reading “DIY Velvet Pillow Case with a Zipper”