in my feelings

May 29, 2019

My oh my May, where did you go?

It has been nearly three weeks since a Women of the Wedding Industry of the Week blog has been posted which means only one thing: my wedding season has kicked into full gear and with that, a shifting of priorities is necessary.

While I'd l...

May 10, 2019

We've started saying it so much to each other, and to our families, to our friends, and to ourselves.

It's the beginning of the crazy season. 

I was with a group of women a few weeks ago at one of our mutual friend's homes. A gathering thrown to toast the start of our se...

May 1, 2019

She is synonymous with this place we call home in Northern Michigan.

With boat rides on the aquamarine waters of Walloon Lake.

With luscious, big, focal point bouquets made for brides who consider her a bestie by the time all is said and done.

She's synonymous with giant...

April 26, 2019

In late winter of last year, I was rolling into the small town of Suttons Bay in Northern Michigan's Leelanau Peninsula one morning to open up the bike shop where I had been working as a tour guide and manager, and I noticed the woman who owned the boutique shop next d...

April 17, 2019

Why are we so intimidated by successful women?​

Like, for real.

I can't be the only one who is guilty of this, and these emotions.

Like, why do we think it's craaaaazy when girls and women decide to quit their jobs and pursue something that pulls them towards it? Why do w...

April 10, 2019

I don't always quote scripture, but when I do I usually find myself in the poetry of Ecclesiastes, the wisdom of Proverbs, or the eroticism of Song of Solomon. 

And with the changing of the seasons, nothing feels as engraved into my memory of study as this little d...

March 27, 2019

I'm turning into one of those old people who doesn't quite remember where or when or how I met a person, but I'm glad I did. 

I know I've run into Beth at yoga. I know I've catered an event that Beth was photographing. I know I've read about her adventures in magazines...

March 20, 2019

I always love and admire people who are concise. 

Who can say what needs to be said in as few words as possible, and the effect works.

I'm not concise, and that's why when people ask me if I'm writing a book I say there is a time and a place to write a book and that's wh...

March 12, 2019

Okay, Women of the Wedding Industry Wednesday. On time and under budget!

No but really, I got some great feedback last week that yes, these blogs are a little too long for the liking, and I also suspect most of you want to cut right to the chase and get on to reading ab...

March 7, 2019

Too loud and they call you shrill.

Too cool they call you a dude. 

Too interested and you're easy.

Too uninterested and you're a b.

Too proud and you're a brag.

Too humble and you will truly be overlooked. 

Too vulnerable and you're weak.

Too strong and they'll say you had it...

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