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Carissa Thilgen
Attended Pepperdine University
Lives in St. Petersburg, FL
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Wedding Wednesdays : My Bestie's Kate Spade-Inspired Bridal Shower {Sneak Peak!}
[ The bride and I, posing in front of the "selfie station." ] This past Saturday was my best friend 's bridal shower. After months of planning (see the invitations here! ), it was both thrilling and nerve-wracking to see my Kate Spade-inspired vision come t...
[ The bride and I, posing in front of the "selfie station." ] This past Saturday was my best friend's bridal shower. After months of planning (see the invitations here!), it was both thrilling and nerve-wracking to see my Ka...
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Simple Sweets : Brazilian-Style Truffles
Valentine's Day is the chocolate holiday. And while I would never turn down a heart-shaped box filled with candy, there is something infinitely sweeter about offering your love a plate of homemade truffles, don't you think? Especially when they are so quick...
Valentine's Day is the chocolate holiday. And while I would never turn down a heart-shaped box filled with candy, there is something infinitely sweeter about offering your love a plate of homemade truffles, don't you think? E...
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Our First Married Valentine's Day
Did you have a nice long weekend? Ours was fairly low key, spent chilling on the couch watching TV when not running errands, but we did get dressed up and go out for a nice dinner on Saturday night, for our first married Valentine's Day. G surprised me that...
Did you have a nice long weekend? Ours was fairly low key, spent chilling on the couch watching TV when not running errands, but we did get dressed up and go out for a nice dinner on Saturday night, for our first married Vale...
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Wedding Wednesdays : Words of Love
With Valentine's Day almost upon us, I thought it would be nice to reflect back upon some of the lovely words that were spoken at our wedding ceremony last May. We had two readings, each given by longtime friends. Both speak about love but in very different...
With Valentine's Day almost upon us, I thought it would be nice to reflect back upon some of the lovely words that were spoken at our wedding ceremony last May. We had two readings, each given by longtime friends. Both speak ...
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Sips & Nibbles : Girls' Night at Annata
With the weekend upon us, I'm throwing it back to last Friday night with my lovely friend Jen of Letters & Pearls . My Coastie hubby had duty and Jen's Marine man was away on a work trip... in Qatar! So, what else to do but get together, drink wine and have...
With the weekend upon us, I'm throwing it back to last Friday night with my lovely friend Jen of Letters & Pearls. My Coastie hubby had duty and Jen's Marine man was away on a work trip... in Qatar! So, what else to do but ge...
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Oh, Baby
Yesterday, the hubs and I went to a Super Bowl house party but I probably spent all of five minutes total actually watching the game. While at first the men and women were mixing and mingling together, inevitably the boys congregated in one room to watch th...
Yesterday, the hubs and I went to a Super Bowl house party but I probably spent all of five minutes total actually watching the game. While at first the men and women were mixing and mingling together, inevitably the boys con...
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Butterflies
I am obsessed with this embroidered ASOS dress . Ever since I saw it online a couple weeks ago, I have kept the page open on my desktop, unwilling to close the window and dash my own dreams of ever wearing it. I simply do not have the money right now to cla...
I am obsessed with this embroidered ASOS dress. Ever since I saw it online a couple weeks ago, I have kept the page open on my desktop, unwilling to close the window and dash my own dreams of ever wearing it. I simply do not ...
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Homeward Bound
Today's the day! This afternoon I'll be boarding a flight home (with Jasper in tow) to Simi Valley, California. This weekend is my best friend 's bridal shower, which I have been thinking about and planning for months! I'm excited to see it all finally come...
Today's the day! This afternoon I'll be boarding a flight home (with Jasper in tow) to Simi Valley, California. This weekend is my best friend's bridal shower, which I have been thinking about and planning for months! I'm exc...
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Art Meets Fashion : Paper Crown X Rifle Paper Co.
It's a dream come true: The gorgeous floral illustrations of Anna Bond , the creative director of my favorite stationery company , Rifle Paper Co. , gracing the ultra feminine frocks designed by Lauren Conrad for her fashion house Paper Crown 's spring coll...
It's a dream come true: The gorgeous floral illustrations of Anna Bond, the creative director of my favorite stationery company, Rifle Paper Co., gracing the ultra feminine frocks designed by Lauren Conrad for her fashion hou...
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Weekend Recap : Localtopia 2015
On Saturday, G and I ventured to Williams Park in downtown St. Pete to celebrate all things local—to eat, drink, shop and listen to — at the 2nd annual Localtopia . It was a beautiful, 70-degree, blue sky day. The Florida sun was shining and the community w...
On Saturday, G and I ventured to Williams Park in downtown St. Pete to celebrate all things local—to eat, drink, shop and listen to—at the 2nd annual Localtopia. It was a beautiful, 70-degree, blue sky day. The Florida sun wa...
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Wedding Wednesdays : Cobalt & Gold Invitations
Almost nothing makes me happier than happy mail. You know the kind. Not bills. Not fliers. Not even coupons. But handwritten letters, party invitations... Basically love in an envelope. Last week I received the happiest of happy mail I could ever receive: M...
Almost nothing makes me happier than happy mail. You know the kind. Not bills. Not fliers. Not even coupons. But handwritten letters, party invitations... Basically love in an envelope. Last week I received the happiest of ha...
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Purposeful Days : Progress Not Perfection
We're near the end of January and that fact has inevitably lead me to reflect on those goals I made at the beginning of the new year, just a few short weeks ago. While I have made some progress—I launched a 365 project in the hopes of upping my calligraphy ...
We're near the end of January and that fact has inevitably lead me to reflect on those goals I made at the beginning of the new year, just a few short weeks ago. While I have made some progress—I launched a 365 project in the...
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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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