Retro Photo Shoot

I had been wanting to take pictures at Pappy’s Sweet Shop for a while. The vibrant colors & retro vibe was what caught my eye. I was able to do a fun photo shoot with some fellow blogger gals from Purdue last weekend. It was so neat to see the images in my head come to life!

Photography: Hannah Wolfinbarger & Sharon Hsu

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Engagement Pictures with Madi Taylor Photography

Hi everyone! It’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog post. Life has been hectic, so I’ll give you all an update.

I am currently a senior in Dietetics and am trying to plan a wedding for next June (yay)! Trenton and I are so excited to start our life together. We will both be attending grad school next fall.

In mid September we got our engagement pictures taken by Madi Taylor Photography. I had searched high and low for a wedding photographer, and am so glad to have found her! We are so pleased with our pictures and had a wonderful time taking them! It was so comfortable being ourselves around Madi, she had us bring a blanket and some music which made the photo shoot so much fun!

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Monthly Roundup:: August

August Roundup

Fashion finds:

  • These Kelly & Katie navy oxfords from DSW are adorable & perfect for fall!
  • I have this striped shirt from Target in black & it’s so cozy. The navy one would be great styled with sweaters & would match the navy oxfords linked above 😉

Beauty finds:

  • With fall coming up, I’m looking forward to wearing darker lipstick shades. Red Apple Lipstick’s shade Wine & Dandy is one of my favorites! (see post here)
  • Physician Formula’s healthy foundation has to be my favorite foundation that I’ve tried. It blends in so well & is lightweight.

Nutrition & Dietetics:

  • They always say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Check out the post here.

August Blog Posts:


You can’t go anywhere without a little faith,



Modest Dress with Cleo Madison

I’m so excited to share this look with you today! Cleo Madison, a modest clothing boutique based in Utah reached out to me to try one of their affordable modest dresses. I picked out the Meredith button dress in olive. What I love about this dress (and the rest of their dresses) is the length. Continue reading “Modest Dress with Cleo Madison”

What I Wish I Knew as a Freshman in College

As I’m entering my senior year of college (holy cow!), I’m thinking of all that the past 3 years have held. And what I wish I would have known as a freshman.

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New Day Gluten Free: Clayton, MO

A few days ago I went on a short trip to St. Louis, MO with my fiance Trenton, his mom & my parents. We were looking at the grad school Trenton is planning on attending & the surrounding areas.

Of course I had to scope out the best gluten free places. I found New Day Gluten Free which is located in Clayton, MO- between St. Louis and Chesterfield. New Day is a dedicated gluten free & peanut free cafe & bakery. Their menu consisted of all day breakfast options, pasta, pizza & sandwiches along with many delicious bakery items! They had a wide range of dairy free options as well!

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Cross Contamination: What it is, Why it’s a Concern, & How to Prevent it.

I talk a lot about Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, the gluten free diet and have mentioned cross contamination. I haven’t really addressed cross contamination though, what it is, why it’s a concern for us who have to follow a gluten free diet and how to prevent it.

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Struggles Only Those With Gluten Intolerance (or Celiac Disease) Will Understand

I’ve been wanting to do this post for a while.. but brainstorming all the gluten free struggles I’ve went through in the past 8 years is hard! So, I decided to ask on several different gluten free support groups (including our own) what are some of the struggles others have encountered. I must say, there’s some doozies.

*The ones stated: “-member” were provided from an online support group. The ones without were my own.

  1. When you’re reading a label that says “gluten free” but also states that it “may contain wheat…”
  2. When you go to a restaurant and ask for a gluten free menu and they bring you the nutrition facts guide….

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Monthly Roundup:: July

July Roundup

Fashion finds:

  • This fit & flare dress from Modcloth is super cute! And it’s on sale!
  • I think this retro daisy swimsuit (also from Modcloth) is so adorable! It’s also available in a cute cherry print! Both are on sale.

Beauty finds:

  • Red Apple Lipstick’s shade Petal Rebel is my new favorite! It’s the perfect shade of pink! Only available for a limited time until they run out of stock!

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Spontaneous & a Jumpsuit: With Shutter Up Studios

A few weeks ago I got a call from a friend asking if I was on campus. Her photography friend had a session cancelled & still really wanted to take some pictures, of course I was up for it! Kelsey from Shutter Up Studios is so talented! Taking pictures together was natural & so much fun! Also, her editing is amazing! She does senior pictures, portraits, couples, and her favorite: weddings!

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