photo by: ulmer studios

eating / blackberries and paletas
drinking / lots of water and rosemary honey lattes
practicing / sweet dance moves for my wedding
buying / little treasures at thrift stores, saddle blankets, milk glasses, baskets
mastering / the art of planning a wedding 
learning / to properly assemble and address invitations
trying / to be outside as much as possible
playing / the ukelele 
finishing / music playlists
reading / nothing currently. now accepting recommendations
remembering / to take deep breaths
wearing / summer sundresses
cooking / lean cuisines out of a hotel room
working / on editing images, planning a bridal shower, oh and a wedding
traveling / around the southeast with my love
wanting / to make it out of these last seven weeks alive

hi! just checking in over here. this past month has passed by in a hazy blur. i've spent the last four weeks on the road. it was unexpected and just what i needed. i made it home a few days ago and in between meetings and birthday celebrations there is this wedding that i am planning. and in forty-two days it will all be over. so for now, i am embracing the chaos and anticipating that saturday afternoon where i will become a mrs. || this post was inspired by my sweet friend, amanda over at beetle & fig



from our iphones 

+ foggy streets of downtown
+ summer mornings at the harbor
+ happy hour, every hour
+ silly faces in the bean
+ late night photo booth fun
+ deep dish, because chicago...

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last weekend we took a little roadtrip over to chicago to celebrate our last weekend up north. we stayed with our good friend, aaron. he showed us around, took us to his favorite spots and is overall responsible for the five hours of sleep we got and the damn good time we had. twenty four hours is no where near enough time to explore this city. we are already planning for another visit. filled with more food, more drinks, more train rides, more sleepless nights and more laughing so much your ribs hurt. 



bits + pieces from our week in charleston || see more little films here.



over the weekend we took a day trip to explore ann arbor. my new friend courtney emailed me with a list of places to visit and they did not disappoint. as we were driving in to the city, we noticed the colorful cottages lining the streets and the number of families enjoying their sunday by playing in their yard or walking their dogs. oh, how we long for those days! we walked up and down main street, stopping into different shops along the way. we picked up a frisbee at moosejaw, tried not to buy the entire store at rock paper scissor, and walked loops around the city. we grabbed a pineapple/mango batido at frita batidos which was perfect for the afternoon heat and then made our way back up main street to the jolly pumpkin. we wasted a few hours on the rooftop with blueberry infused cocktails and truffle fríes with the most amazing rosemary aioli. we visited nichol's arboretum where we walked several miles of trails along the huron river and the most beautiful peony garden. afterwards, we drove around making note of places to visit next time. ann arbor, we love ya. let's do this again sometime!