control

As I get ready for the evening, the song “Control” by Tenth Avenue North comes through my speaker in our bedroom. And as I listen to the words, tears form in my eyes as...

mirror, mirror

“Mirror mirror. Mirror on the wall. Tellin’ those lies. Pointin’ out your flaws. That isn’t who you are…” These words For King and Country sing couldn’t be more true for where I once was...

12 things I learned in Europe

On a recent trip to Paris and Italy, I learned a thing or two I never knew about Europe. I’d never been before this trip with my hubby to Paris, Florence, Positano/the Amalfi coast,...

acquarella: non-toxic nail polish

Happy wellness Wednesday, friends! With summer fast approaching, us ladies are likely freshening up our long-hidden toes and sprucing up those manis for all those summer weddings–am I right or am I right?! Okay,...

Alberti Day

Today, June 2, is national Alberti Day. It’s a celebratory commemoration of my ancestor, Pietro Cesare Alberti — the very first Italian to come to the “New World” in 1635! When I graduated college,...

more than a feeling

5.30.2015 We walk hand in hand down the sidewalk in my hometown. We’ve been dating a couple of months. He turns toward me when we get to the corner, pulls me close and dances...

green goddess smoothie

hello, gorgeous. Back from travel. Back to healthy! Truly I’ve never eaten so many carbs in my life as I did the last two weeks in Paris + Italy… I kid you not it...

more than just a trip

Tomorrow we leave for Europe. I can hardly believe it. For almost as long as I have dreamt of getting married, I have dreamt of traveling to Europe — specifically Italy as I’ve learned...

Whole 30 Workout Playlist

Ladies + Gentlemen, swimsuit season is upon us! Okay, that’s definitely not the main reason I workout, but let’s all just be real honest here — it’s one of the reasons most of us do! Am...

A good Word.

A good Word. Convicting, though. Am I right? I originally wrote this verse out because it’s reference is the same as our wedding date — 4.23, April 23 — to remind me how I...