Happy Friday guys! We made it! I know it’s been a little while since I’ve done a 5 Things Lately post. So much has happened the last couple of weeks with my health not being that great and getting back into the swing of things. I am so happy though because I feel like getting some rest and downtime really made me miss getting to post on the blog and I even went as far as making some major updates! I’d love to get your feedback and what you think of the new look. To be honest, I was never too crazy about the look before. Yep. I felt like something was missing and now I feel like this is exactly what I want and the look I’m going for. I’m really proud of it and I continue to work on it everyday to make it better and better. I am always looking for ways to improve because I feel like you really can never stop learning. Photography is definitely something that I want to continue to work on especially. But I think so far so good?

Also, I got such a positive response from so many people on Wednesday’s post. It really means so much to me that I can inspire any of you. I love doing this and if anyone can take away at least one thing, then it is so worth it! It really makes me so happy so thank YOU!

5 Things Lately

1.We have a lot of fun things planned for August like D.C., a concert to see one of our favorite singers Natalia Lafourcade and FINALLY seeing Hamilton! I surprised Hector for his birthday and bought tickets back in March! It’s been quite the countdown. Speaking of August, I cannot believe it is already almost Fall. I honestly love Fall so much (pumpkin everything) However, the one thing I struggle with most is what happens after Fall and it’s 6-8 months of winter. Winters in Chicago are so long and I dread it every single year.

2.I have one giveaway currently with Shay Collection and I have ANOTHER one coming up soon! You have plenty of time to enter the current one, it goes until next Thursday so don’t forget to enter! (thank you to those who have so far!) I feel so fortunate to be able to do any of this and give to my readers and followers as well. Stay tuned for the next one!

3. I must be the only blogger right now who has not shopped the Nordstrom sale and it’s kind of killing me. Because we are trying to save for our wedding, I’ve been trying really hard to be more conscious of what I’m spending my money on. However, I may have to give in and buy a couple of things since our vacation is coming and because I need to take advantage of the insane deals and it ends this Sunday! And plus, Fall is just around the corner. Check out what I’m eyeing and my top picks below!

My Nordstrom Sale Picks

4.We just finished doing our Save the Dates and I am so excited! The next thing on the list is the most fun of all and that’s DRESS SHOPPING! I have to start figuring out where I want to go. If anyone from Chicago has any suggestions, please let me know!

5. I just made the realization that a month and 9 days from now I am officially turning 32. That is all…

Since I’m really working on this blog and making it the best I can be, I’d love to hear what you’d like to see more of? What do you look forward to reading most? Any feedback on content you’d like to see is totally appreciated and welcome!

Have a great weekend guys!



  1. So happy to have you back!! The new blog design looks absolutely fantastic!! I love it 🙂 Also, so jealous you’re seeing Hamilton!! I’m dying to! You’ll have to let me know how it is.

    • mimbrogno Reply

      Thank you so much lady! I am loving this new look too! And I totallly will! I am so excited to finally see it!

  2. I can’t wait to hear about your trip! I have always wanted to see Hamilton! That’s so awesome you have your save the dates out and ready to go! I am loving the new look on the blog! It is such a pretty theme and layout! I loved your previous post as well and look forward to reading more! xo

    • mimbrogno Reply

      Thank you so much Kristen for reading! I’m so glad you like the new layout! Big hug

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