Stroer Wedding

I had the honor of being in the wedding for 2 of my college friends last weekend and it was a blast! I met the couple in college when my boyfriend joined the groom’s fraternity. The groom was his “big brother” and the bride soon became my “big sister.” They have been together for 12 years so family, friends, and the couple have been waiting for this day for a long time. Celebrating the union of these two was awesome. I can’t imagine 2 people more meant for each other.

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September 29, 2012

Just capped off a fantastic wedding weekend for 2 of my close friends. I am exhausted but it was all worth it. Here’s a few pictures from the weekend. I took nearly 200 photos. More to come when I’ve had time to sleep.

Exploring at the Park

Your life is defined by a series of moments. Many of them are seemingly mundane. Sitting at your desk at work, driving your car, watching commercials… But the others. The others are amazing. Gazing at a flowing waterfall, climbing to the top of the hill to overlook a beautiful pond, watching majestic geese glide along the pond, the good feeling that comes from the smile of a dog….

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Down Shannon Lane Style: Day 2

Welcome to day 2 of my style philosophy. On my recent shopping trip I wanted to find to find several pieces of clothing that I could mix and match. A couple of months ago, I referenced some of my favorite magazine articles that I have compiled into a fun book so I was looking for a similar variety of items that would be interchangeable.

I love the way they use plain statement pieces to make so many versatile outfits. I have almost all of the different pieces to make these outfits and I can’t wait to get funky and bold to do this with what I have!

Want to see what I came up with today?

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Cheers to Six Years

David and I celebrated our sixth anniversary yesterday! Sheesh, it doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. We met each other on the 3rd day of college and started dating a week later. Through thick and thin, he has been the best decision I have made in my life thus far. It just seems like yesterday that we were bright-eyed, ambitious 18 year olds ready to start college.

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There are Many Kinds of Ships But the Best Ship of all is Friendship

I love when the culmination of months of excitement turns into the perfect day with your best friends. In other words, I attended an awesome bachelorette party over the weekend!

This wedding has been a long time coming, I cannot wait to see the bachelorette marry her best friend of 12 years next month! The lovely woman with the crown on is one of my best friend’s from college, Leah. Her fiancée was my boyfriend’s fraternity big brother, so she and the maid of honor have always been big sisters to me and I am so happy to be a bridesmaid in her wedding!

Read on to see where we journeyed!

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Clearing My Head

Searching for a new career sucks. There are so many things that I would LOVE to do but gaining the experience requires experience. It’s the biggest Catch-22 (reading that book right now btw). After filling out hundreds of applications over the last couple of weeks I decided that it was time to clear my head to come up with a new attack plan. So we went to my family cabin to relax away from cell phone service, internet, and people. And it was amazing! Can I get a job relaxing on a river?

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Finally Done!

Don’t worry folks… I am still here!! After traveling 2,500 miles (that’s back and forth between houses 5 times!) over one week we have officially finished moving and unpacking. However, I am nothing if not s perfectionist so I’m still arranging, organizing, decorating, and perfecting everything to suit our needs and lifestyle.

In the meantime I am super excited to show off a new piece of furniture, a Baker’s Rack, that my mom snagged for us for $30!

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We’re moving!!!

Goodbye Shannon Lane!

After a 4 hour car ride with a noisy cat we have arrived!!! Luckily after 3 hours she settled in for a nap.

Come back next week for a tour of the new house!


A few months ago my dad gave me his old Pentax K1000 and I have FINALLY developed some of the film. He gave it to me with black and white film already loaded so I started practicing hoping that the film was still good. Unfortunately, the film came back blank. Luckily I took photos alongside with my digital camera as I have been attempting to master the old camera. However I was surprised with a lovely set of photos from my trip to the cabin.


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