Celebrating Four Years of Marriage & A New Series

Fist Pump for Four-Years of Marriage | The Thinking Closet

July 18th, 2013: Today marked the four year anniversary of the day that I said “I do” to Mark Lanker and danced the day away in his arms.  We got hitched on the Jersey shore where my family has vacationed since the days of playing with paper dolls.  And unfortunately, because of certain reality TV shows, whenever I tell people that fact, it’s often met with the follow-up question: “Was Snooki there?”  To which I {read more…}

The Art of the Surprise Note


For those of you lovelies who may have missed my guest post last week: When Jessica and Linz generously invited me to share something on their blog Sweet Athena on the theme of celebrations, I got to thinking not just about the grand fanfare celebrations, but the little ways one feels celebrated in a day.  You know what I mean? Like that hug that you get out of nowhere from a friend.  Or that tilt of the hat {read more…}

The Art of the Surprise Note: Guest Posting at Sweet Athena

The Art of the Surprise Note by The Thinking Closet

Guest posts are kind of like playdates, aren’t they?  You get to go over the house of your fun new friend for an afternoon, share your stories, meet their family and friends, and return home a renewed gal…(and probably wanting a new toy). Well, today I get to have a “playdate” over at Jessica and Linz’s blog, Sweet Athena.  If you don’t know Sweet Athena, you should.  Part of what I love about that blog {read more…}