Month in Review: April 2019

From sunny days in the park to losing power during a snow storm, April was full of highs and lows. It was difficult to make outdoor plans in advance since we never knew what type of weather we would be graced with. Luckily, we were able to fill our month with an array of events that kept us in good spirits despite the unruly weather patterns.

We began the month with an afternoon trip to the Mitchel Park Domes. It was a mini escape from Wisconsin’s dreary weather. As soon as you enter the domes you are transported to warmer climates. While I’m quite fond of the rainforest dome (it has a waterfall!) Ian and I ended up spending the majority of our time in the desert dome. It was less crowded and allowed us to sit back, close our eyes, and pretend we were on a desert vacation.

As a belated birthday celebration, Ian purchased tickets to the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Art in Bloom exhibit. As soon as we walked through the front doors we were greeted with the most wonderful scent. The entire atrium was decorated with flowers and hosted a series of events. You could sit back with a cocktail, watch a live painting, and listen to a harpist. Once we pulled ourselves away from the atrium, we ventured into the permanent collection wing for the main event! Local florist created stunning floral arrangements that were inspired by paintings. It was easy to lose track of time in the exhibit and Ian and I ended up spending the majority of our Saturday wandering around the event, soaking in the beauty of all of the flowers.

It’s clear that I have a deep love for flowers, therefore, it comes as no surprise that I was delighted to see blooms start peeking out of the ground this month. Luckily, these are hearty flowers since they had to endure a few snow storms in April. I don’t know if there is anything that sums up spring in Wisconsin more than the sight of daffodils covered in snow.

To get a closer look inside our month watch our video below which shares one second of every day!

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Month in Review: March 2019

Month in Review: March 2019

We all have fears, many of which we chose not to face. One of my deepest ingrained fears is networking. Specifically, solo networking. The idea of entering a room of strangers and trying to strike up a conversation terrified me. In the past, I have avoided these situations at all costs. I’ve missed out on conferences, lectures, and meet-ups that have piqued my interest. I decided this is an aspect of myself that I’m no longer going to accept. Yes, it’s uncomfortable to challenge yourself, but change is possible.

Therefore, I kicked off March by signing up for not one, but six local events. Yes, you read that right. SIX events! Milwaukee hosted a week long event for female entrepreneurs filled with wonderful speakers and educational workshops. Not only did I survive a week of networking, I left feeling inspired. I’m going to keep my eye out for more events like these that I can attend in the future.

Month in Review: March 2019

After a wonderful week attending events downtown, Ian and I drove to Racine for their orchid festival. I was sold simply on the idea of spending the afternoon in a greenhouse, but having an opportunity to explore downtown Racine was an additional bonus. Neither Ian nor I have spent much time in Racine, so stopping by O&H Bakery for a danish and taking a walk along the lakefront path were a must.

Month in Review: March 2019

Month in Review: March 2019

March ended with an early birthday visit from my family. I set my out-of-office email message and played hooky for the day. We enjoyed a leisurely lunch downtown and spent the afternoon visiting some of my favorite local spots.

Month in Review: March 2019

Month in Review: March 2019

For a closer look at what we got up to in March watch the video below!

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

It feels surreal to flip the calendar over and enter March. Time is flying by, and I want to make sure I’m continuing to grow both in my relationships and my design business. Looking back on February, I’m glad I was able to balance these two areas in my life and schedule nights out with friends and attend networking events.

One of the highlights from February was a visit to Lake Geneva’s ice castle. Ian and I spent the afternoon walking through the castle in awe of its beauty and warming up by the fire near the shoreline. It was a magical experience that almost made me forget how numb my hands were. Oh, the joys of winter!

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

Up next on our calendar was a trip to Madison to spend time with friends. It felt surreal to be back on campus and walk past all the restaurants we frequented during our early dating days. How has it been five years since we lived in Madison?! Time is going by so quickly.

Month in Review: February 2019

Once back in Milwaukee, I attended my first Creative Mornings networking event. I was nervous to go alone, but one of my goals this year is to get out in the community more. When you work for yourself, you can get comfortable being alone, but I want to push myself to network and meet other local creatives. This was a wonderful first step, and I’m looking forward to attending more events in the future.

Month in Review: February 2019

Month in Review: February 2019

We ended the month with a quiet weekend at home. The only thing on the agenda was to take a leisurely walk through the woods, snuggle up with our reading material, and make hot chocolate. It was the perfect way to say farewell to February and gear up for the start of a new month.

Month in Review: February 2019

Watch our Month in Review video below!