Writing

I got my first taste of the publishing world when I was in the fourth grade (see my informative and critical book review above) and never looked back.  Whether I’m writing about a ghost town in Oklahoma or researching how to save you money on your honeymoon, I approach every story I’m assigned with vigor. With each new story, I’m learning something new about the world, and I hope you do too.

I primarily cover real estate, home decor, weddings, and travel and have been published in InStyle Magazine, Zillow.com’s blog, Porchlight, BobVila.com, Livability.com, The Billfold, ElleDecor.com, WeddingBee, and many others.

Real Estate 

Elle Decor.com

 8 Island Homes for Sale

Zillow.com’s Blog, Porchlight

Sleek Prefab Meets Rustic Red Barn – House of the Week
10 Light, Bright and Beautiful Rentals
A 200-Year-Old Log Cabin That’s Anything but Old-Fashioned – House of the Week
10 Cozy Cabins for $300,000 or Less
I Wasn’t Looking to Sell My Home, But for the Right Price…
7 Off-the-Grid Homes That Will Make You Want to Unplug
Own Jason Segel’s Former Hollywood Hills Compound
Warm-Weather Winter Rentals for Snowbirds
How to Handle Long-Distance House Hunting Like a Champ
Homes for Sale in the Hottest Real Estate Markets for 2017
House of the Week: A Seaside Home with a Lighthouse
Expert Advice for Chinese Home Buyers
The Happiest Place on Earth? Tour Disney’s Palm Springs Home
Log Cabins, from Modest to Massive
Tour the Haunted Ghost Town That Could be All Yours (If You Dare)
Rentals in the Cities Where Renters Most Wish They Lived
Chinese Actress Li Bingbing Selling Her Brentwood Home
Billy Bush Lists Chelsea Townhouse
So You Want to Buy a Craftsman…
The 4 Phases of the Landlord-Renter Relationship
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski Buy in Park Slope
Cotswold-Style Home with Hollywood History for Sale
You Live in a Hot Market…Should You Buy or Sell?
Wild Ride: Turning School Buses Into Homes on Wheels
10 Tips for Renting with a Roommate
Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent List Remodeled Vintage LA Home
Joel McHale Lists Hollywood Hills Home
Seth Meyers Buys Home Near Washington Square Park
Chris Paul Lists Bel-Air Home With Celebrity Pedigree
10 High-Wattage Celebrity Home Handoffs
“You’re Throwing Your Money Away” and Other Renting Myths
What It’s Like to Move to a High-Priced Rental Market (a first-person narrative)
How to Avoid Breaking Your Lease
How to Prepare Your Home for an Appraisal
Hope Solo Lists Lakeside Estate
Matt Lauer’s Seaside Cottage For Sale
5 Rental Must-Haves for Baby Boomers
Pros and Cons of a Second Mortgage
For Sale: A Unique Piece of American History
Selena Gomez Selling Her Calabasas Compound
5 Tips for Renting in a Pricey Market
Renter’s 5 Biggest Nightmares
Angelina Jolie Pitt’s Childhood Home for Sale
See Inside an English Country Home in Beverly Hills

Essay

InStyle Magazine

Why I Stopped Shaving my Bikini Line (and You Should Too)

Home

BobVila.com

9 Mistakes You Should Never Make with the American Flag
13 Homes from the Original Colonies that Still Stand Today
The Biggest Outdoor Design Trends of 2018–So far
How to Remove Pet Hair from Absolutely Everything
The Top 10 Grimiest Spots In Your House, According to Science
11 Chores You’ve Been Doing All Wrong
14 Vintage X-Mas Ideas to Borrow From the Past
10 Things You Never Thought to Keep in Your Car
10 Things You Should Never Paint

Zillow.com’s Blog, Porchlight

3 Ways to get a Whole New Look With Just a Coat of Paint
How Hard Is It to Add a Bathroom?
Bringing a 1980s Relic Into the Light, Bright Modern Age
9 Pools That Will Make You Wish Every Week Were Shark Week
How to Avoid a Hot Water Heater Nightmare
5 Ways to Show Your Home Some Love
Tips for Designing a Perfectly Timeless Coastal Home
Clutter Control From Tiny Home Experts
Tiny Home Traits: 5 Things Every Small Space Needs
Secrets of a Tiny Home
10 Spring Cleaning Tips

DIY 

BobVila.com

14 Cheap DIYs for a Better Backyard
11 Weird Ways to Use a Bobby Pin
10 Unusual Things You Can Do With Sugar
13 Projects that Prove Why DIYers Love Cinder Blocks
Seat Yourself: 11 Ways to DIY Your Own Chair
9 Ways to DIY a Dresser on a Dime

Zillow.com’s Blog, Porchlight

DIY Backyard Fire Pit: Build It in Just 7 Easy Steps
With This DIY Sporting Goods Catch-all, Game Day Is No Sweat
3 Easy, Clever Thanksgiving Decoration DIYs
Design Pros’ Secrets for Finding and Using Reclaimed Material
This Pool Noodle DIY Puts Summer Refreshment Within Reach 

Wedding Bee

6 Things to DIY Instead of Buy 

Weddings

Wedding Bee

7 Simple Tips for Your Best Wedding Day Skin
3 Reasons Not to Go on a Diet Before Your Wedding
How Far in Advance to Book Wedding Services
Top 100 Most Requested Songs at Weddings
7 Things to Do After the Question is Popped
Moissanite vs. Diamond Rings
Do’s and Don’ts of Holiday Proposals
How to Get Back Into Dating
What to Do With Leftover Wedding Decor
Planning a Wedding While Pregnant
Write Your Own Custom Vows with the Help of XO Juliet
Opting Out of Pre-Wedding Events
Handling the Holidays as a Non-Traditional Couple
75 First Dance Songs that Will Make You Swoon
Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding—A Review
Should I Go to This Wedding?
Best Wedding Dress Silhouettes by Body Type
DJ or Band? How to Decide What Music to Have at Your Reception
The Wedding Night Reality: What to Expect
An LGBTQ Guide to Bachelor and Bachelorette Parties
Should You Go Ring Shopping Together?
Top Five Places to Build Your Wedding Website
Giving the Gift of Alcohol: 6 Boozy Wedding Favor Ideas
How to Cover Up Stylishly on a Chilly Wedding Night
Are Holiday Weekend Weddings a Yes or No?
Don’t Be That Couple: Horror Stories to Avoid
Unconventional Wedding Presents: Gifting Professional Services
How to Deal with Your SO’s Friends of the Opposite Sex
Can You Have a Vegan or Vegetarian Reception?
Skip the Buffet—6 Unique Dinners to Serve to Your Guests
Special Requests for Honeymoon Romance
The Pros and Cons of Tungsten Bands
Ruined Relationships: How to Handle a Wedding Party Disaster
Creating a Pet-Friendly Wedding
The Rules of Engagement (Photos)
What to Do When Your Florist, DJ, Preacher, Planner, Etc. Shows Up Late to Your Wedding
8 Unique Gifts to Give the Happy Couple
Selfie Stations: The Photobooths of 2017
Using Nature as Your Wedding Backdrop
The Ultimate Wedding Venue Checklist
Where to Start? Planning a Destination Wedding
Guests and Your Wedding Destination
Strut Your Style: Non-Matronly Dresses for Wedding Mothers
All You Need to Know About Wedding Cakes: Tasting and Ordering
4 Simple Wedding Hairstyles You Can Do Yourself
Changing Your Name After the Wedding: How to Do it and How Long Does it Take?
How to Throw a Gatsby Wedding
Should You Change Your Name After the Wedding?
7 Hair Accessories to Rock on Your Wedding Day
How to Choose a Great Caterer
Same-Sex Wedding Style: Coordinating Two Grooms
Preparing for an Outdoor Spring Wedding
5 Non-Traditional Engagement Ring Ideas
5 Questions to Consider When Crafting Your Invitations
Incorporating Children Into Your Wedding Ceremony
How to Tell Someone He or She Won’t be in the Wedding Party
3 Classic Hollywood Makeup Looks to Steal for Your Wedding Day
Booking the Venue: How to Choose and What to Consider
8 Nontraditional Items You Can (and Should) Register For
Don’t Forget to Add These 10 Items to Your Wedding Registry
Should You Elope? 7 Questions for You and Your Partner to Consider
How to Decide What Time of Year to Get Married
How to Plan a Honeymoon on a Budget
Before vs. After Marriage: 7 Ways Your Life Will Change
Dealing with Divorced Parents When Wedding Planning

Travel

Livability.com

5 Reasons Why Millennials Should Give Toledo, OH a Second Look

7 Surprisingly Quirky Things to do in Oklahoma

Wedding Bee

Destinations for a Winter Wonderland Wedding
Our 7 Favorite Airbnbs for a Night Away From Home
8 Best Road Trip Destinations for a Romantic Weekend Away 

Finance

The Billfold

My Mother, the Clearance Queen

Wedding Bee

Pricing Wedding Photographers and Videographers
Faux Pas or Not: Money as a Gift
12 Unique Date Ideas that Don’t Cost a Dime
8 Ways to Save Money on your Rehearsal Dinner
7 Wedding Hacks to Keep You Under Budget
The Cost of Being in the Bridal Party 

Floral

Canadian Florist Magazine

An Argument for Higher Learning
Let’s Get Visual
Maple Leaf Cup ’17: For the Love of Floral Design
Show Teens How Flowers Enhance Their Promposals

Wedding Bee

Best Flowers to Work With for Your DIY Wedding

Miscellaneous

This Land Press Magazine

Bandit in Boley
Icee Dates, Evangelical Games and Missional Positions

Servicescape

How to Cite a Website
Explaining the Expository Essay
How To Make a Strong Thesis Statement
The Oxford Comma, Explained
MLA Style Made Easy 

The Oklahoma Gazette– Oklahoma City’s Weekly Alternative

Before Oklahoma’s Statehood, Beer City Existed as a Rabble-Rousing Sort of Place
Restored, Historic Electric Organ Brings New Sounds to Growing OU Music Program
The Donnas Motor by Metro to Celebrate Sixteen Sweet Years
Reports of Gambling Addiction Increases as it Becomes Big Business for Oklahoma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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