LIFE

  • LIFE,  PERSONAL

    2024 Hopes

    Happy new year, friends! Since I took the opportunity of my 31st birthday shy of a couple of months ago to reflect on 2023, I wanted to briefly share my goals in today’s post! Unlike previous years (you can read my 2022 Reflections & 2023 Intentions here), this one is pretty short and sweet. P.P.S. Since 2023 was a special year for us, we stepped up our holiday card game and ordered from Dogwood Hill for the first time. The specific design is the “En Pointe Garland Border” by Riley Sheehey, and we loved how it turned out!

  • LIFE,  WEDDING

    My Wedding Bouquet Preserved

    When I began wedding planning, I asked my older sister Jiyoung if she had any regrets from her wedding last year. She shared with me two main regrets from her wedding which were 1) not having Korean food at the wedding (which I was already planning to get Korean food catering) and 2) not having preserved her wedding bouquet. To be honest, wedding bouquet preservation felt like such a bougie thing I hadn’t considered it at all. Jiyoung is even cheaper than me in a lot of ways so it really got me thinking about it, especially because I was getting my wedding flowers from Shoua’s Flowers who created a…

  • GIFT IDEAS,  LIFE

    Small Small Business Gift Guide

    Hi, friends! Ahead of Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, I wanted to share a blog post about some gift ideas. Rather than a big comprehensive post like I’ve done previously, this one is more curated and features things I’ve either bought myself and/or received as gifts. Sometimes I find huge gift guides overwhelming and not helpful for my indecision so I hope you like this short and sweet post! Angèle. H Paris Dresses & Skirts I shared about Angèle. H Paris before on IG stories before–they were the company that originally produced the infamous Ellie dress for Hill House Home. They launched their direct-to-consumer line just last month in…

  • LIFE,  PERSONAL

    I’m 31!

    Hi, friends! I turned 31 earlier this week. On the same day, I started a new role at work in a completely different function. So all in all, reflection feels timely. In many ways, this year was one of the most challenging times of my life. I had a lot going on at work and between the workload at my day job, wedding planning, keeping up with the blog and life, needlessly to say I was stretched thin. I was talking to one of my friends last night and proclaimed that I will put my life back together in 2024, which reminded me of a conversation she and I had…

  • LIFE,  WEDDING

    Our Very Durham Wedding!

    Hi, friends! I’m writing this blog post on our one-month wedding anniversary (four Sundays later) which feels very fitting. My hope is to capture everything about the wedding in this post. After the welcome party and rehearsal dinner the day before, we were fully expecting to sleep in a little bit but we woke up earlier than we meant to, which gave us plenty of time to walk over to our favorite coffee shop EverLou and get caffeinated for the big day ahead! Rex left for his friend’s room mid-morning since I was getting ready with friends in our suite at The Durham Hotel. My mom and my sisters came…