03 2 / 2014

Attention, everybody: My birthday has officially been moved to Thursday. That’s because on Wednesday, we’ll be live updating our National Signing Day coverage allllllll day starting at 7:30 a.m. Woohoo! 

Our latest project is now up on the web, and all I want for my birthday are page views. It’s a four-part project that Dieter and I have been working on for the past month. 

Part One: The Recruiting Radar. Dieter manages the page with feeds from other high school reporters on the whims on 18-year-old kids deciding where to play college ball. This went live about two weeks ago to get hype going for NSD, and so far, it’s been really successful. 

Part Two: The Journey to the Signature. This eight-part series takes you behind the scenes of the recruiting process to expose what the athletes really go through to put on the college jersey. 

Part Three: The Livestream. We’ve partnered with South Florida Sports Network to provide livestream video all day on Wednesday. 

Part Four: The Grand Finale… The Megaboard. I built this page to house everything we’ll be doing on National Signing Day. The table and map are built from Google Docs so reporters and editors can easily update them. This is where we will live update as the students turn in their National Letter of Intent, along with providing video and other fun stuff. It went live today so people can get prepared and starting learning more about the players. 

Enjoy! 

20 1 / 2014

We collected parenting advice from the newsroom for Adam’s baby shower today. They make my heart happy.

We collected parenting advice from the newsroom for Adam’s baby shower today. They make my heart happy.

19 1 / 2014

First day with my new sewing machine… Sewing 101 classes much needed.  (at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores)

First day with my new sewing machine… Sewing 101 classes much needed. (at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores)

12 1 / 2014

Happy 1st anniversary to my dad & stepmom! xoxo

Happy 1st anniversary to my dad & stepmom! xoxo

07 1 / 2014

Swag from #G4MMiami  (at Fontainebleau Miami Beach)

Swag from #G4MMiami (at Fontainebleau Miami Beach)

03 1 / 2014

So it’s a new year, and I feel the need to write a “2014” blog post.

There’s lots to look forward to: We moved into a townhome that we’ll hopefully live in for quite awhile because moving is the devil. As of now, we have four weddings of friends and family to celebrate. We’re going to Key West for our anniversary in March and New York City in May for Dieter’s sister’s graduation.

And there’s a new thing professionally for me… Starting in a couple of weeks, I’ll be an adjunct professor at the University of Miami teaching web design to journalism and communication students. They reached out to me late last year, and I’m looking forward to the opportunity to bring a little bit of the Missouri Method to South Florida. I’ll be keeping my full-time job at the Sun Sentinel, and I’m only teaching one class this semester so hopefully balancing the two won’t be a giant headache. Stay tuned for hilarious academia updates! 

25 12 / 2013

Christmas Eve at the Kurtenbachs.

Christmas Eve at the Kurtenbachs.

21 12 / 2013

best friends reunited!

best friends reunited!

19 12 / 2013

It has been 586 days since the four of us have been together. This ends SATURDAY! #tbt

It has been 586 days since the four of us have been together. This ends SATURDAY! #tbt

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14 12 / 2013

It’s a gorgeous 83 degrees for moving day. We’re moving into such a pretty community.  (at City View)

It’s a gorgeous 83 degrees for moving day. We’re moving into such a pretty community. (at City View)

12 12 / 2013

In just over one week, I’ll be Midwest bound for Christmas with my favorites. I hated missing last year’s annual cousin photo.  #tbt

In just over one week, I’ll be Midwest bound for Christmas with my favorites. I hated missing last year’s annual cousin photo. #tbt

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07 12 / 2013

#SECATL #MIZ  (at Georgia Dome)

#SECATL #MIZ (at Georgia Dome)

05 12 / 2013

Yay!  (at Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

Yay! (at Broward Center for the Performing Arts)

03 12 / 2013

The best Tuesday morning delivery. Can’t stop smiling!

The best Tuesday morning delivery. Can’t stop smiling!

23 11 / 2013

Making Mizzou proud.  (at The Grove)

Making Mizzou proud. (at The Grove)