Photo by Shannon Duggan Photography

Hi, I’m Kasey! Welcome to my blog. Maybe you’ve been following along for awhile, and if so, I commend you. If not, I’ve had a blog or two in the past, more recently sharing life in planning weddings and special events (my own and those of others), life as a newlywed, life as my husband and I picked up and moved everything across the country, and everything in between. And now, we’re back in St. Louis, the city that is home to us. Now that we’re finally settling back in here, I’m back to sharing a bit about my personal life, St. Louis favorites, travel adventures and, my personal favorite, sharing stories of women whom have been an inspiration to me and whom are an inspiration to other women. I believe women empower women. I believe in men as our allies. I believe that we all deserve a seat at the table. I believe that our stories can change the world. Photos and words are my favorite ways to take in the stories of others, as well as to share them. This is my creative outlet. I’m happy to share it with you. Thanks for stopping by!

A little more about Kasey:
Hometown: St. Louis, MO

What do you do in your day job?
Sometimes it seems so easy to follow along with other bloggers and Instagrammers and instantly assume that blogging and Instagramming is their full-time life, but alas, that’s not always the case (however for some, it is!). Outside of my Instagram loving life, I work in fundraising and alumni development in the world of business and higher education, and I love it!

How long have you been married?
Seven years! Tim and I started dating in high school, went to college together, were engaged two weeks post-graduation and married a year after that. We have grown so much together since the day he asked me to be his girlfriend when I was only 17 years old.

Do you have any kids?
No kids yet, however we cannot wait to start a family. In the meantime, we have two furry, four-legged children who we so love. Both Bentley and Emma were adopted; Bentley is an eight-year-old Beagle mix and Emma is a three-year-old Border Collie mix (or so we believe). They keep us very active and busy and sure do have a way of keeping our lives exciting! 

Favorite color? 
It’s always been pink – all shades of it!

Coffee or tea?
An iced vanilla latte or a glass of sweet tea – I love them both (and I have a sweet tooth)!

What’s your go-to when it’s ‘5 o’clock somewhere?’
A glass of rose or a moscow mule (with mint!)

Favorite city?
St. Louis is home, and it’s amazing to see the growth and transformation of our city. I love this place and always will. But, I love exploring other cities too (and I think this is something so important for all of us to do). Chicago makes the top few on my list, being a city I always thought that we would move to. New York was my dream city since I was a little girl, and I still envision living in a brownstone in Brooklyn, but after living on the west coast, Los Angeles has a very special place in my heart too. I love to travel and learn about the different cultures and ways of life in cities other than my own, and I feel like I can always find a little sense of home in every city that I visit.

If you could share a meal with one woman, who would it be?
Hoda Kotb, Co-Anchor of The Today Show

Favorite musician?
Andrew McMahon

Favorite movie?
You’ve Got Mail forever!

Favorite bingeworthy TV show?
Marvelous Mrs. Maisel –  This show is my favorite era, has amazing music and costume and is so funny. Highly recommend! And on a much different note, 13 Reasons Why – So real and emotional, but can’t seem to get enough, and I’m so attached to the characters in this show!

Random fact about you?
I am a big germaphobe – hand washing and sanitizing are a constant in my life. You could say I’m a bit fearful of the germs that surround us everywhere!

What has been a dream job that you have always had?
I’ve dreamt of being a magazine editor in NYC since I was a little girl OR of being an anchor on the TODAY Show (I’ve been watching since I was little with my mom and still can’t go a day without having it on the TV while I get ready in the morning). I have always been passionate about the world of journalism (storytelling!). I still dream of bits and pieces of that life. Various aspects of my life and career have had more characteristics of this vision than I think I ever truly realized.

Today’s biggest aspirations?
Seeing women continue to persevere and push for progress, growing as a leader and contributor to my community, and to one day become a mom.

A few of your favorite things?
Fresh flowers ($3.99 bouquet from Trader Joe’s is the best!), local finds, iced coffee, blush pink and gold accents, gluten free pretzels

Words to live by?
“This world can be ugly, but isn’t it beautiful?” -Andrew McMahon