A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of heading to Detroit for the weekend. Not only is it where my bestie Sarah lives (or used to live!), but also a wonderful city that’s getting revamped with delicious new restaurants, shopping boutiques and entrepreneurship while still keeping its culture in tact. It makes me so happy to see Detroit thriving.

There were 12 food bloggers there who went on behalf of Tillamook and Kroger to try out the new cheeses that are coming to select Kroger stores nationally.

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HELLO! And welcome to your not so average weekend favorites.

I’ve been talking a lot about self-realization, self worth and growth on Instagram. It’s a place for me to send you inspiration in a photo, quickly write up a quote and spout it off to the world. But today I want to talk about something real that’s been showing up in my life. Something that deserves a write up.

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As promised, I’m really excited to share the final details of our wedding with you!

So many people told me that my wedding day would go by SO quickly — and it truly did. It was almost like a dream — a little hazy and blurry, but with pops of vivid memories and incredible moments sneaking in that make me smile every time I think of them. Mostly, I’m SO glad that we had a photographer and videographer there to capture all the moments I didn’t see. They brought the day back to life for us and we’re so grateful to keep these in our home and hearts forever.

Don’t worry, I will also share the wedding video with you! Coming soon.

In the meantime, let’s talk about all the details!

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It’s almost been three months, but finally I’m sharing our wedding photos with you. I’m not going to lie, our wedding day was everything I dreamed it would be and so much more.

I cannot explain how many tears went into putting our very special day together, but it was SO worth it. Everything went off without a hitch (except I did forget to buy one tie for Tony’s dad, but no biggie!).

My vision for our wedding was to be a mix of greenery, bohemian, romantic and vintage; I think it was more than brought to life. There were over 800 photos, so I had to split the posts up a bit. We’re starting with getting ready + our first look.

So without further ado, let’s get to our day!

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It has been what seems like forever since I shared my most recent grocery finds with you. I know you all love them, so I’m making an effort to share more of the things I love to get in hopes to inspire you to try something new!

A few weeks ago Abra and I headed down to our local Fresh Thyme Farmers Market to see what all of buzz was about.

For all you Chicagoans: there’s a Fresh Thyme right in Bucktown with a MASSIVE parking lot – so easy! We walked in and were instantly blow away by how many amazing options there were. In fact there was a lot of buy one, get one free sales so we went a little crazy.

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