brooke's nooks.

Sep 18

for an upcoming gala, i think this detail will work (!!!).

for an upcoming gala, i think this detail will work (!!!).

Sep 17

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Saturday night, we returned to my mama’s alma mater to watch our beloved Huskers dominate the turf.
Joined by our closest friends, we sweated our way through tail gate & the first half (102 degrees is steamy, y’all) before cheering on our boys from the air conditioned home.
being back in a city that means so much us was a blast, and being able to cheer on our corn-fed team was the sweet cherry on top.

Saturday night, we returned to my mama’s alma mater to watch our beloved Huskers dominate the turf.

Joined by our closest friends, we sweated our way through tail gate & the first half¬†(102 degrees is steamy, y’all)¬†before cheering on our boys from the air conditioned home.

being back in a city that means so much us was a blast, and being able to cheer on our corn-fed team was the sweet cherry on top.

Sep 16

on Friday, we surprised my guy with a lunch overlooking the 18th green at Pebble Beach.
for a guy who absolutely loves golf, Pebble Beach is the mecca of all meccas, and to me, there are few things that feel as good as surprising someone with an experience they’ll [hopefully] never forget.

on Friday, we surprised my guy with a lunch overlooking the 18th green at Pebble Beach.

for a guy who absolutely loves golf, Pebble Beach is the mecca of all meccas, and to me, there are few things that feel as good as surprising someone with an experience they’ll [hopefully] never forget.

weeks ago, he decided we should carve out some time for Alcatraz.
job very well done, handsome.

weeks ago, he decided we should carve out some time for Alcatraz.

job very well done, handsome.

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Sep 10

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3 years ago, I stood in this exact spot during a 7-hour interview process.
3 years & a few days later, I received a rejection letter.
Monday night, i returned to a work place where I once envisioned a future, only this time, it was to host a national meeting for the job i now can’t imagine life without.
I always want to believe that when things don’t work out how i imagine, they’ll turn out for the best.
& while it is not always the case, when it comes to my current work situation, it really is.
i’ve worked retail & have many of those paychecks hanging in my closet.
i’ve stayed at a start-up company that didn’t make me truly happy or even a little bit fulfilled,
& i’ve taken jobs for paychecks knowing full well i wouldn’t enjoy one second of them.
& yet, given my past, i still trust those experiences have only made this current one that much sweeter.
Monday night brought that realization to the forefront of all my thoughts— i am so thankful for that.

3 years ago, I stood in this exact spot during a 7-hour interview process.

3 years & a few days later, I received a rejection letter.

Monday night, i returned to a work place where I once envisioned a future, only this time, it was to host a national meeting for the job i now can’t imagine life without.

I always want to believe that when things don’t work out how i imagine, they’ll turn out for the best.

& while it is not always the case, when it comes to my current work situation, it really is.

i’ve worked retail & have many of those paychecks hanging in my closet.

i’ve stayed at a start-up company that didn’t make me truly happy or even a little bit fulfilled,

& i’ve taken jobs for paychecks knowing full well i wouldn’t enjoy one second of them.

& yet, given my past, i still trust those experiences have only made this current one that much sweeter.

Monday night brought that realization to the forefront of all my thoughts— i am so thankful for that.

Sep 04

“…when the alternative is fading away, the possibility of burning out gets smaller every day you decide to participate in life instead of observing it from the sidelines.” —

a tremendous tribute to Joan Rivers from brilliant writer Julie Klausner.

(read the entire piece here: http://www.vulture.com/m/2014/09/what-it-was-like-to-work-with-joan-rivers.html)

i love designer bags, but i do not love them under my eyes.
so, imagine my delight when i started using this product a month ago & instantaneously fell in love.
a swipe under each eye (or an inverted triangle if you’re fancy), a gentle pat into the skin & POOF!, circles be gone!
when it comes to make-up, & products in general, i’m really not too picky, but this is one crucial step in my morning i won’t be without.

i love designer bags, but i do not love them under my eyes.

so, imagine my delight when i started using this product a month ago & instantaneously fell in love.

a swipe under each eye (or an inverted triangle if you’re fancy), a gentle pat into the skin & POOF!, circles be gone!

when it comes to make-up, & products in general, i’m really not too picky, but this is one crucial step in my morning i won’t be without.