Weekly Charms

Things That Charmed Me This Week:

On The Personal Front: 

  • I Can Hear The Bells: Last weekend time slipped away and I wasn’t able to get a Weekly Charm post up, but I had the best time with my cousins, aunts and step-mom looking for my cousin Kristin’s wedding dress here in Chicago. (She said “Yes” to the dress – yay!) I was in awe over how gorgeous BHLDN’s dresses are. It all made me nostalgic for our wedding almost 3 years ago, and beyond excited for Kristin’s wedding in June! We had a mini-bachelorette party for her too, which was a blast.
  • Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: You’ve seen my black western-inspired booties in this & this post recently. Similar ones here.
  • Hamilton: I had an unexpected opportunity to see the Hamilton musical this week with some of my blogging buddies. It was unreal. I’d heard amazing things about it and knew many songs from the soundtrack, so I knew I’d love it. But, truly, it was even better than I expected. One word I have for it is motivational. I know that sounds odd, but I really gravitated toward Hamilton’s persistence & hard work in making his dreams happen. Just amazing.
  • Blogged: Recently, I shared a second trimester pregnancy update, talked about a breezy day at Huntington Beach, and all about our trip to California. Also, in case you missed them, here are Surprising Reasons Why I Love My Record Player & For the Critics: How To Be A Celebrator.
  • In Memory Of: Unfortunately we had some sad news this week; Doug’s grandmother passed away on Wednesday. She was the kindest woman – always so welcoming – and will be missed dearly. We’re headed back to Michigan for the next few days to attend the funeral, and while the gathering is under sad circumstances, we’re looking forward to being with family and celebrating a life well lived. We’ll be making a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association in her honor, which is an organization dear to me as my own grandfather also suffered from the disease.
  • Holiday? What holiday? Oh, right, Valentine’s Day is coming up. Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s forgotten all about it, has zero plans, and certainly hasn’t planned an outfit yet. We’ll likely make dinner at home and just enjoy the evening as a family. Love is love, my dears, even on quiet nights in. Whatever you’ve got in the works, I hope it’s filled with lots of it!

Enjoy the weekend! xx

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