I was introduced to MaryKate of @froyotofitness through one of my friends a few years ago, and she has continued to be such an inspiration for living a fitness-forward life. After documenting her own fitness journey on instagram, she launched a 12-week guide and later a 6-week challenge full of workouts, nutrition tips, and more. Her story is truly amazing and she’s created an amazing community empowering women to live their best & most fit lives (her client transformations are incredible, too).
When David & I first moved down to Austin, we were thrilled to hear an old high school friend of ours relocated here with her boyfriend a few years prior. Naturally, Ellen & Scott were our first double date once we got to town and we’ve had so much fun together since!
Ellen has always been super creative and entrepreneurial—I even bought one of her purses she made out of vintage fabrics from a boutique in our hometown, years ago. Now, Ellen runs a year-round resort wear label called Elliette.
I just came up on the anniversary of my first real photo shoot ever (ya know, one of people you don’t know!), Beth & Matt in Lincoln Park 4 years ago. They wanted some photos in Chicago before they moved to Austin (small world, right?). When their photos came up on her facebook timeline a few weeks ago, they coincidentally popped up on her mom’s timeline, too. Enter the amazing power of facebook.
David & I took a quick 4-day trip to Grace Bay on Turks & Caicos in August. We both took some time off in between jobs and before packing up for our mov to Texas, so we thought we’d do a trip to celebrate the close of one chapter and the start of the next. David has always wanted to do a vacation to ‘really clear blue water’ and we’d heard Grace Bay is perfect for that. My goodness did it deliver! This trip was easily both of our favorite ‘relaxing’ vacations we’ve ever taken—highly recommend!
Last month I had the opportunity to go to Round Top Antiques Show for the first time! I had been wanting to check it out, but the 22 miles of antiques sounded completely overwhelming so I was thrilled when I got this photo gig to take it on with seasoned vets, Object Limited (a shoppable antiques app and podcast launching soon) & Claire Zinnecker (a fabulous local ATX interior designer)! If you want to know more about the show, Claire wrote a great guide for Domino last year! You can check it out here.
Over the weekend I did a mini road trip with my study abroad friends (we met in Florence 6 years ago). We always try to get together for an affordable little getaway, and it was so nice to go to the mountains this time! We did a whole lot of hiking (St. Mary’s Glacier, Fish Creek Falls, & Mount Sanitas), hit up the Strawberry Park hot springs, and all sorts of cooking, per usual!
If you follow me on other social platforms, you've heard the news! My husband was offered a fantastic career opportunity in Austin, Texas. The moving truck came today and we are ready to go!
This post is all about the logistics and planning for the Winter Olympics XXIII. My sister, brother, husband, & I decided to go to the Olympics on a whim not knowing a thing. We've always loved the Olympics and winter sports so we figured why not go and make a trip to visit our sister, Dani, living in Dalian, China as well! We tried to research attending the Winter Olympics prior to our trip, but there was not much information out there so I'm writing this in hopes it provides insight for anyone wanting to plan a trip to attend the Olympics.
Alright, we've finally arrived at the Olympics post! This one has been a challenge to write because I have so many things to say. Leading up to our trip I did a lot of google searches trying to research logistics, the ins and outs of attending an Olympics, and most importantly what to pack, but could not find any information out there on these topics (I was shocked! I guess companies don't pay influencers/bloggers to go instagram about this stuff yet).