What I’m Into (September 2015 Edition)

What I’m Into (September 2015 Edition)

How is tomorrow October already?! Friends, it has been quite a long time since our last Five Things Friday installment… so I thought I’d catch you up with a bigger edition of the things I’m loving by hopping on the “What I’m Into” bandwagon with other bloggers like Ms. Leah Kramer. Kittens We’ve been fostering this adorable orange guy for the last week. Our small apartment is just too small for us to keep this guy AND Miss Paley Muffin long term. If you’re local and in the market for a kitten who loves to play and sleep by your ... Read More »

Finding Gratitude Within the Grief (APW Guest Post)

Finding Gratitude Within the Grief (APW Guest Post)

Today I am so excited to send you over to A Practical Wedding blog where I am guest posting! If you’re a regular around here, you may recognize this post from last year but I am so excited it is reaching a new audience. I have been a longtime fan of APW, since my friend Clara first introduced me to them some four years ago. If you’ve been reading since the beginning of this blog, you may remember when Clara and I attended the release of the APW book in Brooklyn. A Practical Wedding is the sanest wedding blog on ... Read More »

End of Summer Update

End of Summer Update

Brewer Cousins at the Baxter Wedding – photo by Kelly Dean Photography Phew, guys… August sure was a month. On August 9th, I found out my Gramps (my birth father’s Dad) passed away. While we weren’t close in proximity, we both highly valued our relationship. Gramps was an encourager of my education, of thinking for myself, and one who modeled hard work and an adventurous spirit. I am so grateful for the many years we got to spend together, and will miss him dearly. We celebrated his life together with our extended Simmons family on August 22nd. Two days after I ... Read More »

Praying Through Pain (Hoboken Grace Guest Post)

Praying Through Pain (Hoboken Grace Guest Post)

I am guest posting over at the Hoboken Grace Blog this week about how to pray in the midst of pain. We’re currently in a series called “In the Meantime: What do you do when there’s nothing you can do?” which, in (too) many ways, perfectly describes my life right now. I am sure many of you can relate to the idea of figuring out how to make it through a waiting season. If you are a person who prays, I hope this encourages you! Sometimes I find it hard to trust God. I have experienced His love and grace in such ... Read More »

Five Years: An Ode to New York City

Five Years: An Ode to New York City

Five years seems like a major milestone for us – this raucous, seductive city and me. As one who loves new adventures, endless options, and would prefer to always be on the move, half a decade is a big deal. In my younger days, imagining five years with someone seemed like an eternity. I assumed I would get bored, restless and need a new object for my affections. But it seems that New York City and I have found ourselves officially in a long-term relationship. Like most of my romances, I dove headlong into my love affair with New York. I ... Read More »

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