Comfy in Summer

Our summer has been filled to the brim with weekends adventures, so when our full itinerary finally cleared – I was ready and willing to unpack and settle in. For the next few weeks, we are home for the weekend! This means staying in lounge clothes all day and...

New Season Clean-out | Tips and Tricks

Clutter. It is truly the bain of my motherhood existence. It seems like – as soon as I have a room picked up – it turns back into a complete disaster. In recent weeks, I have tried to focus on one room at a time – decluttering as I go, and pulling...

Colorful Printed Additions (On Sale!)

I’ve recently tried to diversify my daily looks by adding a splash of color and pattern into my otherwise muted wardrobe. But I find myself hung up on exactly what to add in. Shopping for something “unique” can be challenging, especially if it is a...

Smoothie Tips and Tricks

About a month ago, I started adding smoothies into my daily “life routine.” Admittedly at first, it seemed daunting to craft a new smoothie each morning. Between selecting the right greens, fruit and liquid – the over-planned, type a parts of my...

Packing Light

Today, I am buried beneath laundry from 9 days away. We traveled to Ocracoke Island with my husband’s family and then met up with my family in Bath, NC to celebrate my sister’s 40th birthday! We enjoyed every second of our galavants, but the unpacking...

Strolling into Summer

  Warmer weather is here, and I have finally put away all of my “cool weather” shoes in exchange for breezy sandals! I’m spending the week on Ocracoke Island with my husband’s family and have either walked barefoot or in comfortable sandals…the truest sign of...

Changing up Breakfast

Photo credit: Peanut Butter Fingers In March, Thomas and I ventured into the Whole 30 meal plan. We said goodbye to all sorts of things we loved, most noteable…sugar! Our journey into whole cooking challenged our habits and pushed us outside of our “cooking...

Preparing for Island Life

On Saturday morning, we will put our little girl and pup on a ferry and depart together for our annual vacation to Ocracoke. This island holds such a special place in my heart. When my husband and I started dating, he invited me to join his family and we’ve gone...

Floral Fun for Spring

Spring time! This week, we are preparing for our annual trip to Ocracoke Island, so I am searching through my closet for color and fun. ShopNational’s team has developed beautiful silhouettes drawing inspiration from the Spring season. Between comfortable loose...

Floral Inspiration for Spring

Growing up, one of my fondest memories of home was the aroma of fresh flowers in our living room. No matter what time of year, my mom had a sprig of something fresh blooming in our home. As I continue to pretend my way through adulthood, I pick and choose what I bring...