Sauntering Into The Next Decade...

I'm all about being real and I would be completely full of shit if I told you I wasn't freaked out to leave my twenties. It's just that they were SO GOOD. So good I could tear up. I'll spare you that. I spent this entire decade with my beyond words amazing Husband. We got married, traveled a ton, made the best memories, started and grew our photography company, bought our forever home, and welcomed Theo Shane. I keep hearing your thirties are your best years so I look forward to what they bring.

In honor of thirty, staying true to my list making, I'm sharing five things that I've learned in my twenties and five resolutions that I'm taking with me into the next decade.


Live and Learn

Roll with the punches.

Anything worth doing is worth over doing.

Live every day with an open mind.

Always remember little ones are watching you. Be a good role model. You never know who you are inspiring. 

You have to be you and not care what others think. You're you for a reason. And if you don't like you then no one else with either. 

I Resolve to...

Drop anything that I don't love, that doesn't make my soul happy, or brings me negative energy. 

Be a good Mom and human.

Focus on being graceful, not "perfect".

Not be so hard on myself.

To constantly learn new things and be as worldly as possible.




Spilling The Beans

Ahhh taking a little blogging break was much needed for sure!

Well we are finally spilling the beans! Baby Kilgore is due early December! The month of May sure did turn out a lot differently than I thought it would. We were supposed to go to Venice, Italy (and Milan) and after finding out the news we decided not to go. I mean why go to Italy and not be able to drink wine? Okay, we had better reasons than that but still. The blogging break was much needed as I was so exhausted I could hardly lift my head off the pillow, let alone do other things. But there is no better birthday gift than now being so close to my second trimester! Whew!

When we were coming up with ideas on an announcement photo I thought it would be hilarious to use my Dad's canoe since the gondola ride down the canals of Venice will have to wait. So my sweet Dad helped us create this photo and eased my nervousness of flipping over in the water.

The icing on the cake is that throughout our many travels we've picked up baby items for when the time came. Once in Rome, we picked up these jackets. Little did we know at the time they would be a big part of our baby announcement.


So here is to my 29th year. I have a feeling it's going to be pretty good. Cheers (with my Ginger Ale, of course) I'm excited to finally be able to share the news with you!

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Brunch Heaven

This past weekend was pretty busy. It was my first weekend without a wedding since oh I don't know like June.  So between some other shoots,  starting the long process of moving my clothes into the closet and having my best friends birthday brunch, it was a crazy weekend! 

Back to brunch. As I was making my brunch menu I came across this perfect fall brunch salad. It's easy, chic, and not to mention delicious!  

  • 1 romaine heart
  • 1/2 chopped apple
  • 2 pieces crumbled bacon
  • 2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 Tbsp thin sliced red onion

Mix all of this together and simply sprinkle on to your uncut romaine heart. I paired this with a pear and gorgonzola dressing. Perfection!  

Have a chic week!