Photography, Real Talk

#MyErie is Hardly a Sinking Ship

There’s been a big conversation online lately about my hometown. Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania (well, fifth when Penn State has a home game) (seriously). I’ve lived here my whole life – nearly 30 years – and while I’ve done my fair share of complaining – who hasn’t? – I feel inclined to […]

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Real Talk

It’s About the Journey (aka: A Love Letter to Amtrak)

It’s 2017 and I’m a millennial. You’d assume that I would want everything to be fast and direct. While that’s the case for my iPhone and communication (please, please, don’t be indirect with me), for travel, put me on a train and I am happy as a clam. I’m currently on the Lakeshore Limited, an […]

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Real Talk, Relationships

Date Yourself

When my husband told me he was going to visit his sister this weekend, my first response wasn’t “Oh no, I’m going to miss you.” It was my brain whirring into action, thinking about where I’m going to take myself on a solo date tomorrow night. This is a blog post about doing things by […]

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Real Talk

Some Words on Love

“There is no greater hope for the survival of humankind than in our ability to show each other unconditional love.” -Andrew W.K. Today, quite appropriately, I’m going to talk about love . I’ve learned a lot and I have a lot of feelings, so here we go. You don’t necessarily learn to love in your […]

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Real Talk

Girl Gangs and Sentimental Pangs

(Two very important ladies are missing from this photo – one arrived at our pre-wedding festivities later, and one sadly couldn’t be here. That being said! KM, BS, TF, LP, CQ, and AS – this post is for you. Also, BK, you’re a forever honorary member of this girl gang. You have all my love.) […]

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Real Talk

Passionate About Passions

A few years back, while at breakfast, a friend-of-a-friend was reading the newspaper. North West was about to celebrate her first birthday, and this acquaintance was notΒ having it. “Ugh, I just can’t stand those Kardashians,” she complained, wrinkling up the paper in disgust. We politely exchanged words (did I mention this breakfast was at Disney […]

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