A Healing Spirit

Healing and wellness have rarely strayed far from my mind since I became seriously ill with Crohn’s Disease back in adolescence…and I’m willing to bet,…

Personal Reflections {Cancer, Healing, and a New Source of Support}

I don’t often enough slow down, catch my breath, and share personal behind-the-blogger thoughts and glimpses of my life, so today I’m making time.  …

Breast Cancer PREVIVOR: Living With BRCA+ Genetic Mutation

Breast Cancer PREVIVOR: Living With BRCA+ Genetic Mutation is a collection of thoughts about my journey as a breast cancer previvor diagnosed with a genetic…

Secrets, Migraines, and I’m Suddenly Fat {Personal Reflections}

Life has been moving fast, and it seems I rarely come up for air to simply chat anymore. So today it’s just me and you…

BRCA Update {Personal Reflections}

Aligning ourselves with the Fannings and Olsens?     If that is what it takes to keep the genetic mutation known as BRCA and the prophylactic options…

Personal Reflections {BRCA Journey}

This post is actually one from two years ago which I penned as I recovered from a mastectomy as a preventive measure for breast cancer due…

A HAPPY video…HELLO LOVELY is 4 {Personal Reflections}

Hello Lovely is 4! Feels like yesterday when I was blog-less and obsessed with macarons, cupcake and fashion blogs. I never imagined a vast bloguniverse of…

Personal Reflections & Farmhouse Style

I don’t know why I have been daydreaming about kitchen design (and Sarah Richardson’s aesthetic) so much lately…we creatives often feel the itch to change…

Personal Reflections: My Home Around the Holidays {2013}

For me, Christmas is not about fancy wrapping paper or a jolly man negotiating our chimney. It’s about the birth of the King of my…

Personal Reflections: Love Always Wins {Waldorf Astoria Chicago}

What a difference a year makes! A year ago, my groom and I were in Paris at the Park Hyatt Paris-Vendome celebrating 25 years of marriage,…

Personal Reflections: Marigold Muse, Kate Towers Dress & BRCA update

Hi. I have been b.u.s.y and feel it’s time for a good long exhale…and ruffles. So for you, images I shot of my lovely summer muse in…

Personal Reflections: BRCA journey & Paris

Thought I would update you on my BRCA2 journey in a gorgeous setting far away…a fantasy destination we stumbled on in Paris (must stay here someday). my…