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!

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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!

Month in Review: January 2019

Month in Review: January 2019

January was a month of extremes. We rang in the new year in 80˙ heat before returning home to endure -50˙ wind chills during the polar vortex. Despite these changes in weather, Ian and I filled the month with a balance of fun-filled family outings and cozy days at home.

Month in Review: January 2019

The month began listening to the waves crash upon the Vero Beach shoreline. Ian’s family planed this staycation while we were visiting Florida over the holidays and we couldn’t have been more grateful. We enjoyed watching the sunrise on the beach, splashing in the waves, and playing board games with the family at night.

Month in Review: January 2019

While we were in Florida, Ian and I managed to sneak in a day trip to Miami. We wandered around the Wynwood neighborhood to take in all of the murals, eat Taiyaki ice cream, and meet up with one of my good friends for dinner. Sadly, this was our last day in Florida. I couldn’t believe our trip flew by so fast! 

Month in Review: January 2019

Luckily, when we returned home, we had a few weeks before we were greeted with the polar vortex. The -50˙ wind chill closed down the town and everyone hunkered down at home. We filled our nights baking bread, playing card games, and reliving the magic of the Harry Potter film series.

Month in Review: January 2019

Once the weather warmed up Ian and I celebrated with a visit to Milwaukee’s downtown ice bars. When my toes started to lose feeling we decided it was time to go home and warm up! It was a nice outing, regardless of the cold, and helped ward off cabin fever.

Month in Review: January 2019

Month in Review: January 2019

Interested in seeing more of our month? Watch our second a day video below!