| Nature Walk |

Spring has officially arrived in the city and I couldn’t be happier – even if that means having 5 million rainy days in a row. I feel like I may never truly be able to pick my favorite season amongst the rest, but there is something really special about the arrival of Spring. It is so fascinating to see how everything that was once dead seems to come back to life over night. One day I am looking outside my window and staring at sad, naked trees and the next morning, little green buds are blooming on each and every branch. Spring is a time of new beginnings and a time to remind us that we can have a fresh start and will continue to grow – no matter what the circumstances.

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| Love In The City |

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New York may not be known as the “city of love” but it will be the city where mine and Zach’s love grows as a married couple. When thinking about where we might want to get our engagement photos done, we immediately thought of what will be our first home together – New York City. It may not be the location where either of us grew up, or the place where we got engaged, but it is the city where we will start our new adventure as husband and wife.

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| Hoppy Easter |

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I know it’s a few days late, but I hope that all of you had an amazing Easter Sunday. My Easter this year was a little different than most years, but it sure was great. This was the first year in my entire life that I did not spend Easter with my family. I know that I am extremely lucky to always have my family by my side during the holidays, but that also means it hit a lot harder not having them around this Easter. What did make this Easter particularly special though was the fact that I got to spend it with my new family of two – just my handsome fiancé and me. We spent the holy holiday in New York City in our cute little studio apartment. Though we were away from family, we were so excited to explore this holiday on our own and to start some new traditions that we could share together.

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| Super Women |

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Happy International Women’s Day to all of you beautiful ladies!

Today is a day to support women, encourage women, empower women, and to inspire the change for equality. While scrolling through social media today, my heart felt full as I saw all of the uplifting and powerful messages from women all around the world. In a matter of hours I had never felt so inspired by all of the wonderful women around me. That feeling alone was one of the most powerful and positive things I have felt in awhile. I sat there and thought to myself, “Wow, what if things were like this every day? I don’t think I could even imagine how much more wonderful this life would be.” On this day we have come together, set aside our differences, empowered each other, and celebrated what it is to be strong, beautiful, and courageous women. I can only hope that I wasn’t the only one to notice this change today – a new feeling of being completely supported and loved by each and every woman alike.

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| Give Me Sun |

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Give me warmth. Give me spring. Give me sun.

Spring will officially be here in just a few weeks, and our Minnesota weather is finally starting to show it! Today as I dressed to go run some errands, I originally bundled up in some jeans, a sweater, and a cozy winter jacket. When I stepped outside and looked up at the cloudy sky I was just waiting for that cold Minnesota breeze to bite at my face. After a few seconds passed by, I realized that the cool feeling never hit. Instead, my body was covered with a warmth I hadn’t felt in months. The air actually felt balmy. It felt like a warm spring day right before a thunderstorm was about to roll in. I was literally in a state of shock. I remember hearing that warmer weather was around the corner, but I completely forgot what “warm weather” felt like. And boy, did it feel good.

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