Just under three years ago, our friend Zachary was diagnosed with Advanced Congestive Heart Failure, Cardiomyopathy, and Severe Atrial Fibrillation. Last month, at only 27 years old, the doctors informed him that he would not be returning home until he received a heart transplant. Amazingly, God provided a heart donor in just over 30 days, with an average wait time upwards of four months. His road to recovery will not be easy, but if anyone can do it, I know he can.
Zachary is one of the most genuine, loving, and caring people I have ever met. I am truly honored to call him one of my dearest friends from college. We met move-in day freshman year, with him pledging B’s fraternity shortly after. From all of the DeltaSig and ADPi events, to 420 yardies and all night study parties in the library, he could not have brought more joy to our years together at GCSU. If you would like to donate or learn more, please click here.
The day B proposed, exactly 3 years ago today, was one of the most exciting days of my life, thus far (see story here and here). For a few days we basked in Caribbean bliss, but were genuinely excited to head home and celebrate with friends and family. After arriving back in Atlanta, as the flurry of shock and excitement started to become more realistic, the upcoming wedding planning and to-do lists naturally became overwhelming. One of the most difficult tasks we discovered was deciding where to register and what on earth to register for. B and I lived together for a few years before our engagement, so we had quite the collection of hand-me-down dinnerware, flatware, furniture, and appliances. Needless to say, our mismatched towels and pint beer glasses weren’t exactly items I could be proud of. Continue reading “Wedding Gifts”→
Mother’s Day is right around the corner and it can often be difficult to find the perfect gift for that special woman in your life. Whether it’s your mother, grandmother, or any other important mommy in your life, these gifts will make any woman feel loved and cherished. Continue reading “Mother’s Day Gift Guide 2016”→
As part of my husband’s birthday present (see post here), I wanted to create something personal representing his forte in “fur-parenting.” At the moment, we do not have any human children, but consider our animals our babies. This was a (somewhat) easy and budget friendly project that not only fulfilled that portion of the gift I was looking for, but also became a personal design feature in our home that we can treasure for years to come. Continue reading “Framed Animal Paw Prints”→