I first met Sarah Short through her business Instagram page for Chival Jewelry. I loved her gorgeous beaded earrings and the mission behind each pair she sells, with a portion of all proceeds benefiting trafficked women. And through our partnership, I have come to count her kind, receptive and humble demeanor as a blessing in so many ways. But as a jewelry maker and designer, Sarah's faith plays as big a role in her art as the women she supports and inspires through it.Read More
I've been in a funk lately. I've been letting things get to me a little too much, a little too often. This week, instead of letting it go, I engaged with a coworker who was literally upset about a coffee carafe. Not even lying. Like I actually got upset with her. My blood pressure shot up, I started to see red, I stomped through the office. And I felt justified, if I'm being honest, even writing this I still do. But also (thankfully) I know, in my heart of hearts, how ridiculous it all was.Read More
Some things never change.
Like the magic of a good old-fashioned love story gift-wrapped tenderly in the glow of the holiday season. Or as it turns out, the time-honored tradition of the wedding registry (although the internet has lent it's helpful hand along the way).
But what has changed? Well, historically, a lot.Read More
I'm getting to that age where all my friends are big time "adulting". Growing up, getting engaged, getting married and moving all over the place. I have a friend who picked up with her husband after their whirlwind Paris elopement and moved to Asheville so he could pursue a dental residency program. A friend who married a Naval Academy graduate and a month after their wedding picked up and moved to Bahrain. Talk about true bravery, sacrifice and just plain TRUST. And of course while moving somewhere and traveling somewhere are two very different things, it got me thinking.Read More
Every year, as soon as a chill hits the air, the Halloween decorations start popping up in stores and we start pulling out the winter gear, I get this feeling of nostalgia. You see, fall and winter is such a magical time for me. Little kids in their cutie Halloween costumes, the holidays, Thanksgiving with the family, cutting down our Christmas tree, toasty nights spent by the fire, sweaters, hot chocolate, snuggling up with the dogs watching The Grinch. I love all of it, everything about it, always have.Read More
I am an avid reader. It's in my blood. My mom is a teacher turned librarian who read to us incessantly growing up. And in turn, we devoured novels in a single sitting. I read my little brothers the entire Harry Potter series in a single summer.Read More
On Friday night, my boyfriend Tyler and I met up with some friends of ours in Federal Hill for a drink or two. We hit the usual spots, paying the jukebox at No Way Jose to play our favorite songs, eating pizza at PubDog and making our way home in the early morning hours with the rest of the Baltimore bar-goers.Read More
When you're young, you think your invincible.
Sometimes you drive too fast, or drink too much or make the wrong choice because you can.
You never think it's going to catch up with you, and most of the time it doesn't.
I've been there. I'm still there.Read More