Pandemic Weddings: How To Do Your Bridal Makeup When You Can’t Hire a Makeup Artist

There's a lot to compromise when planning a wedding during a pandemic. The main one, of course, is having to sacrifice the presence of your beloved guests. Another compromise is skipping on quintessential bridal treatments and services you'd normally get done as a Bride, like a facial, a mani-pedi spa day, and getting your makeup …

Pumpkin Spice Cookies

It's been a hot minute since I posted a recipe on here, so I am very excited to be back with a delicious, easy, comforting and seasonal cookie recipe for you. These cookies are perfect for Fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, or for curling under a blanket with Netflix. This recipe has a such a cozy spice …

September Snapshots

Does anyone else feel a shift during the month of September? To me, the shift feels deeply internal, almost like a cosmic pull. September is my birth month, so maybe that's when Virgo energy is in full frequency as the sun and moon live in its constellation. Or maybe that’s just the magic of September. …

I’d Like To Re-Introduce Myself

Hey friends, Happy Autumn Equinox! I hope everyone is doing well and keeping healthy. I'd like to take this time to officially welcome my new followers (hey there! πŸ‘‹ ), and to thank my Day One followers and readers. It means a lot that you are part of this intimate little blog space. As you can …

Take The Summer Off

I have to say, this summer is one for the books. Truly one of the best. Certainly, the highlight of this summer was getting married and the enjoyment of planning our mini wedding. A "fun project", as my Mom put it. And it's true. I'll always look back at planning our wedding as being a …

How to Preserve Your Wedding Flowers

Flowers designed by Dawn Dust Florals | Photography by Daring Wanderer One hard truth about wedding expenses is that flowers add up more than you think they would. I learned that years ago when I worked in the wedding industry, and I was certainly reminded of that when planning our own mini wedding. I consider …

Get Ready With Me: Bridal Edition

Part of the whole Bridal experience is the "getting ready" part. The pampering, the beautifying, the excitement and the butterflies. Since I wasn't having the typical wedding with bridesmaids, make-up artists or the coming and going of people, my getting-ready experience was thankfully quiet and relaxed. It was just me and my Mom getting beautified, …

Something New: My Flower Veil

Photography by Daring Wanderer Wearing flowers in my hair on my wedding day was pretty much an absolute guarantee. As I'm sure you've picked up by now, I am a petal-happy flower child. Once I Said Yes to the Dress, accessorizing my bridal look with a floral headpiece was the next step. But when I …

Something Borrowed: My Mom’s Wedding Dress

Photography by Daring Wanderer Where do I even begin with this post? A Bride's wedding dress is the most prized and celebrated garment during her wedding experience. And for someone like me who loves fashion and who loves dresses, a very high level of excitement was reserved for my wedding dress. However, my wedding dress …

Our Unofficial Engagement Shoot

When we were finally able to see, hug and squeeze our families after not seeing them for months, we did all of the things. We caught up on life, we BBQ'ed every day, we sat under the moon in the backyard, we shared thoughts, ideas and plans, and during all this, an unplanned "engagement shoot" …

Secret Garden

Some snapshots of the green places where I find peace. XO πŸ’šπŸŒΏ

Beirut πŸ–€

It's been a heavy week. No matter how much I tried to distract myself, my heart kept being pulled back to my wounded, aching Lebanon. The morning after the explosion in Beirut, I went for a run to clear my mind, and when I reached the lake, I looked at the blue waves and I …