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Carissa Thilgen
Attended Pepperdine University
Lives in St. Petersburg, FL
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Exciting news! Our wedding photographer just emailed me to let me know that our wedding is featured on Artfully Wed today! Perfect timing I guess, seeing as we just celebrated one year of marriage. You can check out the feature, which includes a few words f...
Exciting news! Our wedding photographer just emailed me to let me know that our wedding is featured on Artfully Wed today! Perfect timing I guess, seeing as we just celebrated one year of marriage. You can check out the featu...
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One Year
Today is G and I's first wedding anniversary. Looking back now, it seems like this first year of marriage just flew by. We've experienced so much together. Good things and bad things. Exciting things and scary things. Fun times and challenging times. We mov...
Today is G and I's first wedding anniversary. Looking back now, it seems like this first year of marriage just flew by. We've experienced so much together. Good things and bad things. Exciting things and scary things. Fun tim...
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May Days
Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad! My parents have been married today for 36 years. That's a long time! And if I ever had trouble remembering their wedding anniversary date in the past, I think I will always remember it now — it is exactly one week before ours...
Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad! My parents have been married today for 36 years. That's a long time! And if I ever had trouble remembering their wedding anniversary date in the past, I think I will always remember it now—it i...
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Suit Up + 20% off at Anthro!
I stumbled upon this tankini earlier this week, put it in my online shopping cart and then proceeded to have an internal debate about whether or not to go ahead and take the plunge. (Pun intended.) I love the peplum detail. It's cute, stylish and modest — a...
I stumbled upon this tankini earlier this week, put it in my online shopping cart and then proceeded to have an internal debate about whether or not to go ahead and take the plunge. (Pun intended.) I love the peplum detail. I...
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Sip & Savor : Inspiration for a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta
Happy Cinco de Mayo! While today is not really about eating great Mexican food and drinking too many margaritas, that is what the holiday has become to non-Mexican Americans, like me. One should know the history of the day , but, I have to say, there's noth...
Happy Cinco de Mayo! While today is not really about eating great Mexican food and drinking too many margaritas, that is what the holiday has become to non-Mexican Americans, like me. One should know the history of the day, b...
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Good (For You) Food : Three-Bean Turkey Chili
It is a stormy day here in St. Pete so it seems like the perfect time to share with you this recipe for a hearty but healthy chili I made weeks ago. (I know, I've been holding out on you!) The original recipe is endlessly customizable, in terms of what kind...
It is a stormy day here in St. Pete so it seems like the perfect time to share with you this recipe for a hearty but healthy chili I made weeks ago. (I know, I've been holding out on you!) The original recipe is endlessly cus...
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Wedding Wednesdays : My Fave Wedding Day Memories
In celebration of G and I's first anniversary as husband and wife, I thought I'd take a stroll down memory lane and share my top five moments from our wedding day , plus one "best-worst" honorable mention. The first look. Even though the straps of my heels ...
In celebration of G and I's first anniversary as husband and wife, I thought I'd take a stroll down memory lane and share my top five moments from our wedding day, plus one "best-worst" honorable mention. The first ...
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FRI-YAY
Hey there, Friday! Wow, this week went quick. And unfortunately, I'm looking back and feeling like I wasn't all that productive. I had a modest to-do list I wanted to get through—go to the pet store, go to the drug store, go to Target, work on my anniversar...
Hey there, Friday! Wow, this week went quick. And unfortunately, I'm looking back and feeling like I wasn't all that productive. I had a modest to-do list I wanted to get through—go to the pet store, go to the drug store, go ...
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For Mom
Happy Mother's Day to the woman who has always loved and supported me (even through my angsty teenage years)! My mom is one of my biggest fans. Ever since I was a little girl, she has encouraged me to be myself and to follow my dreams, even when that meant ...
Happy Mother's Day to the woman who has always loved and supported me (even through my angsty teenage years)! My mom is one of my biggest fans. Ever since I was a little girl, she has encouraged me to be myself and to follow ...
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Art & The City : Jim Reynolds' CityScapes at FMoPA
Last week, the hubs and I ventured to downtown Tampa to cross off another item on my spring bucket list : visiting the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts . On the first Friday of every month, the museum stays open an hour later than usual and features an e...
Last week, the hubs and I ventured to downtown Tampa to cross off another item on my spring bucket list: visiting the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. On the first Friday of every month, the museum stays open an hour late...
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Real Estate Wishes (and Reality Checks)
After months of waiting for an answer, we finally found out about two weeks ago that we were released from military housing when we move to New Jersey at the end of May. It's good news. It's what we wanted. We won't have to live in an apartment on Staten Is...
After months of waiting for an answer, we finally found out about two weeks ago that we were released from military housing when we move to New Jersey at the end of May. It's good news. It's what we wanted. We won't have to l...
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Hello, Clearwater : An Evening at Sugar Sand Beach
This past weekend we happily dog sat for a couple of friends. After all, they watched Cali for three weeks while we were in California! The least we could do was take care of their (big!) beloved labradoodle Nelson for three days. But before dog duty began ...
This past weekend we happily dog sat for a couple of friends. After all, they watched Cali for three weeks while we were in California! The least we could do was take care of their (big!) beloved labradoodle Nelson for three ...
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writer/blogger/creator at wisp + whim
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A California girl and newlywed trying to find her way on the East Coast and as a Coastie wife.
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Just a little bit about me. I'm a...

Writer, creator, dreamer.
Newlywed, military wife, dog mom.
California girl turned East Coast transplant.
Wino, foodie, cooking enthusiast, calligraphy newbie.
Dress collector and master online shopper.
Lover of pretty things and pretty words. 
Total believer in kindness.

You can learn more about my story at wisp + whim. I'd love to "meet" you, too!
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I have THE cutest puppy in the world. Yep. Not biased at all.
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