Encouragement · Faith · Family · General


The horizon lays ahead of me. It’s open, exciting, yet at the same time unknown. Heading into another big life change brings a lot of transitions and emotions, as well as closing doors behind me. It sure feels good, but it’s also scary at the same time. Lately life has had a lot of change and… Continue reading {Shatterproof}

Encouragement · Faith · Friends · Holiday

{Just Be You}

I am fortunate to be surrounded by amazing women who coach, encourage and lift me up. I am so blessed to have so many amazing girlfriends I can turn to at any time, and I try to never take it for granted. Of course, I also have the most incredible sister in the world that… Continue reading {Just Be You}

Food · Friends · Holiday


Last week I hosted the third annual Friendsgiving at my house with many of my close girlfriends. And it was absolutely fabulous! In case you haven’t heard of it, Friendsgiving is a newish tradition in which friends get together to celebrate the holiday. We loaded up on food, drinks and lots of Olive Garden lasagna.… Continue reading {Friendsgiving}

Family · Friends · Holiday

{A Day of Celebration!}

As I sit down and relax for the first time today, I cannot stop smiling. Today was my 29th birthday, and it was an absolute celebration! It truly has been birthday week! It started Monday night with a party with my co-workers, continued into Tuesday night as my bible study girls celebrated me and capped off my… Continue reading {A Day of Celebration!}

Family · Farm Life · Friends · General · Iowa · Travel

{A Weekend Back Home}

This past weekend I made the trip to Northwest Iowa for a few big events! The biggest event I went back to celebrate was my (gasp!) ten year high school reunion. I can hardly even believe it! It also happened to be Tulip Festival, which worked out quite nicely as I was able to see… Continue reading {A Weekend Back Home}

Friends · Holiday · Travel

{St. Patty’s Day Chicago Style}

Last weekend I took a road trip to Chicago to celebrate St. Patty’s Day with my girlfriends! It was so fun to be back in the city and spend time catching up with some very dear friends. When I arrived in the city Friday night, my girlfriend, Emily, and I kicked off the weekend at… Continue reading {St. Patty’s Day Chicago Style}

AMA Iowa · Friends · Iowa

{Weekend Snapshots}

This weekend was completely full of friends and fun, and I absolutely loved it. There is nothing better than trying to soak up every weekend moment surrounded by some of my favorite people. I started the weekend on Friday night by going to the Young Professionals Connection (YPC) Kick-Off Party at the brand new Des… Continue reading {Weekend Snapshots}