Month in Review: May 2019

May was a month where some dreams came true and others were crushed. It may sound dramatic, but it was a month of high highs and low lows. These extremes are not unique in life, but they are mentally and emotionally draining. Therefore, Ian and I were grateful to have a holiday weekend nestled within the month to regroup and start June on a fresh note.

May started off in the best way possible – on an airplane to a dream destination. I’ve had Greece on my travel bucket list for years and I was over the moon to finally visit. Ian and I spent a glorious week exploring the ancient ruins in Athens, soaking up the sun in Mykonos,  and watching the sunsets in Santorini. It was a magical trip that reignited my love for travel.

While it was difficult to leave Greece, I was grateful we made it back home in time to enjoy all of the spring blossoms. Ian and I made a mini date night out of driving around town to look at the blossoming trees. It doesn’t get more beautiful than this!

Towards the end of the month, we were giddy with excitement since we thought we found a house to submit an offer on. We have been house hunting for four months and haven’t fallen in love with a home like this before. Then we received a phone call from our relator that said the homeowners accepted an offer from a family friend and they were not looking at outside offers. Our hearts broke. We know this is a tough housing market and there are many more heartbreaks ahead of us, but that didn’t soften the blow.

Luckily, Memorial Day was right around the corner and we were able to enjoy a day at the beach to get our minds off of the house hunt. We chose to drive to a suburb of Milwaukee to get away from the crowds and soak in the sun. It was a quiet afternoon snuggled up on the beach, reading books, and playing card games.

With the start of each month, there is a sense of hope and excitement. It’s a fresh start to tackle your goals, make memories with friends, and enjoy your surroundings. As we look ahead in June, we are ready to make this month one to remember.

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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!

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!