Austria: so much more than Schnitzel

{Part One} Although it was far too short a visit, our three night stay in Copenhagen really began to feel like home. For a second, I had glimpses of remaining Amanda’s roommate forever, riding my rental bike to and from some dream job, and enjoying Rosé picnics on open lawns everywhere. However, we had places to … Continue reading

København // Copenhagen

Never in my life did I think that I would be plucked out of good ol’ Grand Rapids and dropped into the {nearly} unreal city of Copenhagen. However, when we found that I had won this trip, Copenhagen was one of the first cities to pop into my head of “I’ve got to get myself … Continue reading

Europe.. in a nutshell?

Welp, it appears as if I’ve broken cardinal rule numbero uno: don’t fall behind. So, let’s just check that off of the “rebel without a cause” checklist and forget it ever happened, shall we? My goal was to return from our European adventures and get down to blogging immediately; both for nostalgic purposes and in hopes … Continue reading

Kelsey’s Wedding Shower

All right. I confess: I’m behind. We’re talking nearly a month behind. Yipes. Even worse – I’m going to point fingers at this ridiculously large continent across the sea: Europe. I can’t help it. That incredibly beautiful place swamped with history and fashion and food and beer and sights cradled me in its huge, Fall-like, … Continue reading

Kelsey’s shower invitations.

The sun is still bangin’, but I want to talk showers. My dear, dear friend Kelsey is engaged to be married and, as my gift to her, I have offered to design her wedding, shower and bachelorette party invitations. This whole process has been nothing short of fantastic. It’s been wonderful to listen to her … Continue reading

The P-N-Dubya.

We’re baaaa-aaaaccckkkk! Still a touch jetlagged and sick, but back. And happy. And already missing our family and friends that filled our time and hearts with happiness. We had a fantastic week out in the Pacific Northwest visiting the most amazing cities, towns and people. When we heard that these this amazing couple, Kari & … Continue reading

365 x 2 + 1 leap day.

Hi all, it’s me, Shannon. Now, let me just preface this post by saying that I’m a touch hypocritical today. I don’t like those mushy, gushy social media posts about “the love of my life!” and the paragraph of mega-personal and intimate (and totally crazy unnecessary) details that ensue. You know, those long-winded, run on … Continue reading


Oh, Donald. I’m not quite sure I can sum up my father. The correct adjectives seem nearly impossible to define. Hardworking? Loving? Proud? Yes, yes and yes. Humble? Friendly? Of course. I’d like to think that all women, everywhere, understand what I mean. As the first man I’ve ever loved, no one can quite fill the space … Continue reading

The Garden on Sigsbee.

Happy Friday! I figured this week would be terribly (so dramatic) slow after having a spectacular four day work week last week; however, I am pleasantly surprised to find myself sitting here and it’s already Friday afternoon! I’m happy to report of some seriously good goodness that has been taking place at the Sigsbee residence. … Continue reading

Shorts weeks = smiling faces.

It’s already Friday and I’m beaming. I do not care that it is a chilly, rainy day here in Grand Rapids; it’s Friday and that won’t bring me down. It’s Friday and I’m beaming because I keep thinking it’s Thursday. It’s Friday and I’m beaming because this work week only lasted four days. It’s Friday and … Continue reading