Cheers to 4 years!



Today Karl and I are celebrating our 4th anniversary! Hard to believe it’s already been 4 years – we’ve certainly grown up from those young 24 year olds we were back in 2010.  Life thus far has brought us several new jobs, graduate programs and degrees, 2 rental houses, a flooded basement, 1 house of our own, a puppy who we’re obsessed with (!), 2 nephews and 1 niece, a few road trips and tropical vacations, new friends and awesome neighbors, plus the required handful of squabbles and sassyness along the way. (it’s not always sunshine and roses right?) But as Karl likes to say, married life is good, most days. I’m thankful to be on this adventure of life with him by my side. Together, it feels like we can do anything.


*The above photo was taken this summer, while celebrating the wedding of dear friends in TN.

a new look + a new business

You may notice that it looks a lot different around here! I’ve been quiet on the blog front this summer while giving the site a face lift and figuring out how to launch my new side business.  As many of you know, I love all things creative and am excited to officially market my skills.  I’m affectionately  calling myself your “creative concierge!” I’m not quitting my day job (I’m still a corporate meeting planner & I love that too!), but am looking forward to new creative opportunities on the side. I’d love for you to explore the website, my portfolio and list of services. Please be in touch if you have a creative need!


Many thanks to a good friend and web designer for creating a beautiful and so very “me” website and helping me get set up on a new platform. We’ve said goodbye Blogger and hello to Word Press! I’m having fun playing around with the WP features and teaching myself some new tech tricks.

A special thank you to the lovely Kate at Perspective Studio for the pretty new headshots you’ll see around the site.

Thanks for sticking around and reading! I’m excited that you’re here.



* p.s., I finally created a Facebook page for my Etsy shop (to stop bombarding my personal FB friends with updates!) If you’d like to follow along and be the first to know about new products and discounts, please “like” my page.

A finished quilt

Several years ago, I wrote about my very slow effort to finish a quilt for our bedroom. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that that quilt is still in pieces in my craft room – maybe this winter will finally be the time to finish it. (Though I’m not promising anything.) It has officially become a UFO (unfinished object).

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About A Midwestern Belle


Southern girl loving life in the Midwest. Meeting and event planner, handmade creator and crafter, lover of interior design and fresh blooms. Wife to a cute male nurse, puppy mama and constantly inspired.

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