THANKFUL 365

Happy Monday, friends. Welcome back after a much needed holiday weekend! As I sit working in the Phoenix airport, I’m looking at the to-do list for the weeks ahead and it seems like it’s non-stop all the way into the new year! Anyone else’s schedule looking like this? I’m tired already! This past Thanksgiving holiday…

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ASC IN ITALY TRAVEL GUIDE P1: ROME

Buon Giorno! Welcome to the first of four parts of my Italy travel diary! Here I’ll be spilling all the deets on how my hubby and I traveled during our collective 2.5 days in Rome for our anniversary trip, our favorite eateries, and some resources on navigating Italy’s largest and most populous city! First and…

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FROM ASC TO ITALY, WITH LOVE

I’m sitting on Trenitalia, headed to Rome from Milan at approx 157 km/hr. The time is 14:42, and because I’ve spent the past five minutes fumbling through translating the display screens aligning the roof down the middle of the train walkway I know it’s about 74 degrees Fahrenheit outside. By this time, it’s Friday, and…

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Brand New, Thirty-Two!

Happy Tuesday, everybody! Today is not just your regular, I’m almost to Wednesday, halfway-through-this-already-long-week Tuesday…. It’s my bday, y’all! This birthday cycle has been full of twists and turns, ups and downs, and yes, stress. Looking back, a year ago I wasn’t even married yet. So much can happen in a year, and I guarantee…

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ALANAYA ON THE RUNWAY!!

Hi beautiful people! First of all, if you don’t follow me on social media, you’re missing all of the fun. @Urbahnbeauty or @AlanayaBrown (shameless plug!) Second and most importantly, this past Sunday I put on my first ALANAYA fashion show EVER! The process was a combination of the hardest yet most exhilarating thing I’ve ever…

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ALANAYA BRIDAL: THE WOMAN BEHIND THE DRESS

ALANAYA Bridal: A closer look at the woman behind the dress, and the inspiration behind the garment she created for her wedding day.

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MAINTAINING MOTIVATION

Today I spent the afternoon talking to my husband about potential. The potential to be so much more than we currently are. Now, this is not to say we are not working hard. But as we looked around our office space and listed all of the resources we have available to us, we realized we…

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ASC IN ITALY TRAVEL GUIDE PT 2: AMALFI COAST

Rolling hills, colorful homes, delicious ristorantes, and Instagram-worthy scenery…What do all of these things have in common?

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