From May, 2019

home is wherever i’m with you.

march 2018 i picked up my life and moved to Milwaukee. this was so new to me. i’ve never lived further than twenty minutes from where i grew up. i never went away to college. this was my big change, the leap i needed take in order to grow. when we moved, we wanted to make sure the space we were living truly felt like home. i wanted a space that felt mature, but fun. i wanted it to feel modern and chic, but comfortable. most importantly i wanted it to scream Brandon and i. my favorite part of my…

28.

me and birthdays have a love/hate relationship. i love celebrating. i love drinks, and candles, and to be the center of attention. hey, i like to feel spoiled. on the other end i feel myself aging. here i am, officially “late twenties.” what? wasn’t i just feeling twenty-two? for so long all i wanted was to be older, to be respected. now i’m afraid i have wished it away. there is a certain stigma that comes with aging. okay, older/wiser got it… i definitely feel the ‘wiser.’ i have learned a TON in my twenties. if i think back to…

how the west was fun.

in 2015 my best friend, roomie, human diary, platonic life partner picked up and moved across the country. Phoenix, Arizona. i was devastated to say the least, though i knew she was on to the pursuit of better things. we took the opportunity to have new places to explore. in August 2016 we decided to take a road trip from her home in Phoenix, to Utah – stopping to see what nature had to offer. our itinerary included: -Page, Arizona (Horseshoe Bend, Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell)-Zion National Park-Bryce Canyon chelsea and i started our adventure fueled with Starbucks, water bottles,…

nice to meet ya.

hi. my name is alexia stroud. i’m 28, living the dream in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. i moved to Wisconsin in March of 2018 with my husband (and kitten) just weeks after we were married. my favorite thing to do is explore this beautiful world we live in. travel has been a huge part of my life for the past six years, not only for fun, but for business now as well. i love to submerge myself in the culture of a city. i love to experience the breathtaking views of nature, and the wonder of how it was created. when i’m…