Lately …

 {Billy Joel concert at Wrigley Field – such a fun and unique experience}

{Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence showed up during “Uptown Girl” and danced on Billy Joel’s piano. Pretty much the highlight of the night for me!}

{My big sister, Kristy, and I at our cousin’s bridal shower. My full outfit can be found here}


{Our front yard fall display}

{Loving my new Rifle Paper Co. & Paper Crown phone case and Hot Tools hot thermal round brush – that thing really makes it look like I get a daily salon blowout}

{Mom and me at the Dressing Downton exhibit at the Paine Arts Center in Oshkosh, Wis. This was my second time at the exhibit, and I loved it even more than the first!}

{Rose garden}

{Finny loves to sit by mommy while she does her hair}

Happy Monday, everybody! Thank you for all the sweet comments on last week’s post as my mom was coming into town for a few days. We had a great time together!

Just as we think things are going to start to slow down as the season transitions over to fall, we’ve still been busier than ever, both with scheduled obligations and general fun activities. We’re officially in the three-week countdown until our second wedding anniversary and trip to Puerto Rico, and Ryan and I couldn’t be more excited to spend a relaxing week just the two of us. For now, though, we are enjoying every minute of both planned and spontaneous adventures! Be sure to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat (@msinthemidwest) for more behind-the-scenes of our shenanigans.

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lately on instagram @whatkarlysaid

  • To my #foreverweddingdate: thanks for always standing by my side, letting me dress you up once in a while, and posing for pictures outside my childhood home like it’s high school graduation day. I love you so much. 😂❤️ #marriedlife #fridayfeels
  • It has been 84 years since it stopped raining in Wisconsin, so it seemed necessary to document the occasion. 💁🏼‍♀️ #thursdayvibes #loveloft
  • #Bookworms, rejoice! This is our kinda day! 📚 On #WorldBookDay, I simply want to say thank you to all authors. Your characters, stories and words change my life daily, and I can’t imagine a life without them. Happy reading to all! #bookstagram
  • “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
@Disneyland is full of hidden scenes and little details. This area in particular, right around the corner from Fantasyland, was my favorite of them all! Maybe because we were there early before the crowds came pouring in, or maybe I was taking a moment to be nostalgic ... either way this was the first time in a few months that I felt happy and 100% myself. Perhaps that’s the magic of Disney that Walt always talked about.  #adultsatdisney #disneyland
Do you ever experience quiet moments of total content while on vacation, no matter where you are?
  • Catalina Island is nothing short of enchanting. ☀️ #catalinacasino #vacationmode #frommyview
  • California vacation part one: ☑️. Thanks for the magic, memories and OG nostalgia Disneyland! #adultsatdisney #toontown #wallsofdisney