Our Wedding

What Should I Register For?

We finally started working on our registry and let me tell you–it is …

We finally started working on our registry and let me tell you–it is not easy. Conor and I are in our 30s and have a pretty good idea of what we need, but there are a few things we’re on the fence about. So far, we both like the idea …

Our Wedding

Wedding Update: Two Months to Go

Our engagement party, a mini photo shoot with our wedding photographer, and some …

Our engagement party, a mini photo shoot with our wedding photographer, and some wedding weekend updates.

Our Wedding

Can I Ask My Wedding Guests to do This?

I hired the first and only planner we spoke to, said yes to the first …

I hired the first and only planner we spoke to, said yes to the first venue he showed us, and tried on a handful of dresses before deciding on one. I said no when asked if I wanted a bridal shower or bachelorette, there won’t be a wedding party, and there will …

Marriage

Relationships

Why I’m Glad I Didn’t Get Married in My 20s

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do …

During a time when I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, who I was, or what I deserved, I put marriage and babies on a pedestal–and that pedestal had a timeline. These events would determine my self-worth and happiness. Moving to Chicago, growing my blog, launching …

Marriage

Should I Change My Last Name?

I always thought I’d want to change my last name when I got married. At …

I always thought I’d want to change my last name when I got married. At first I was excited, so much that I ordered a monogrammed makeup bag and pajamas with DMS, keeping Moss as a middle name. Then I got engaged and was faced with the reality of changing my identity. Ok, maybe …

Marriage

Talk about This Before Getting Engaged

I can’t remember exactly when we talked about getting engaged but it came …

I can’t remember exactly when we talked about getting engaged but it came up at within the first year of our relationship and more seriously around our one year anniversary. We knew where things were headed before deciding to move in together and that we would get engaged early this year. Here’s …

Family

Pets

5 years

Five years ago today, I walked past an animal adoption drive and for …

Five years ago today, I walked past an animal adoption drive and for some reason, decided to go inside. I had zero intention of getting a dog and while I love all animals, I am honestly not a fan of chihuahuas (or chihuahua mixes–don’t hate me) but saw a tiny …

Family

Pets

pup update: best. news. ever.

I have amazing news!!!! The pup’s platelet count went from 0 to 80 …

I have amazing news!!!! The pup’s platelet count went from 0 to 80 and red blood cell count went from 13% to 18% to 44%! The vet thinks Buddy will be fine and that he will be able to come HOME tomorrow! Thank you ALL for keeping us in your …

Family

Pets

update on buddy

I’ve gotten quite a few texts and emails asking about Buddy, so here’s …

I’ve gotten quite a few texts and emails asking about Buddy, so here’s another update. I apologize in advance for the fact that this will probably be all over the place. I slept maybe 4 hours and literally cried all day yesterday and today. I am a mess. I’m posting …

Family

Pets

my heart

I posted this update on FB and Instagram but wanted to share something …

I posted this update on FB and Instagram but wanted to share something here as well. Things took a turn for the worse. Buddy’s platelet count is 1 (normal is 150-400) and his red blood cell count has dropped. I’ve asked if we should continue treatment because I will never …

Family

get well buddy

If you follow me on instagram, you know that Buddy and I have …

If you follow me on instagram, you know that Buddy and I have had a heartbreaking 24 hours. I noticed a terrible rash on his stomach Monday morning–one that literally appeared overnight. Bright red splotches everywhere. I canceled my meetings for the day and rushed him to the vet (so …

Marriage

Who wants to get married in Paris?

Years ago, I decided that I would like to elope someplace beautiful and …

Years ago, I decided that I would like to elope someplace beautiful and romantic. Paris. Greece. Rome? I don’t have the location pinpointed, but a small and intimate wedding has always been my plan. As much as I love my family a friends, I could see getting married without any …

Family

Pets

YES, that’s my dog on PEOPLE MAGAZINE’S website.

Imagine my surprise when I saw Buddy on her People Mag’s app this …

Imagine my surprise when I saw Buddy on her People Mag’s app this morning – the star of people’s pets dressed as Santa! I love my sweet, handsome and perfect little pup. As does People Magazine. He’s a real dream.  Best. Christmas. Ever.

Pets

Rest in peace, sweet Dexter.

We put Dexter to sleep yesterday. I spent 24 hours laying with him.

We put Dexter to sleep yesterday. I spent 24 hours laying with him. We cuddled, he purred & licked my nose, I gave him some of his favorite treats & I cried a lot. I miss him so much and am absolutely devastated right now. I did somehow find the …

Pets

Two years ago.

On 12.16.08 I walked in to a pet store during an animal adoption …

On 12.16.08 I walked in to a pet store during an animal adoption drive and saw a 6 month old chihuahua/min pin mix named “Monkey”. I love animals, but dogs are a lot of work & I didn’t want one. We all know what happened next. I have this thing …

Family

Conversations with Aunt Rose

My mom, Jess, and I took a trip to Target today. After Target, …

My mom, Jess, and I took a trip to Target today. After Target, we went to pick up my 91 year old great aunt Rose to have a BBQ and watch the Laker game at my mom’s house. I called Rose on my cell to ask her if she could …

Family

Oh, Rosie.

Had another chat with the infamous Great Aunt Rose. I love this woman.

Had another chat with the infamous Great Aunt Rose. I love this woman. I will try to continue to posts our chats here because she is just so funny! So Rosie {btw — we never call her Rosie to her face. Only when talking about her, because it’s fun} loves …

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