Thoughts On 2020

As we close out the year, I have spent the last few days reflecting on all that 2020 has taught me. — In my 36 years, I have not experienced a more transformative and challenging year than this one. Encyclopedias outline the major impact of certain events in our...

Countdown to Christmas (at Home)

This past weekend, we had some pretty stunning 70 degree days – a special treat living on the North Carolina coast. I enjoyed some great time outdoors with our little ones before another cold front moved in with some heavy rain showers. Cozying up with my family...

Prepping the Turkey

  Friends –   We are just two weeks away from our family’s Christmas Eve dinner, and my husband has checked in on my “turkey stress management” about 192 times. You see, my first attempt at a Thanksgiving turkey was downright perfect. So the bar has...

Shopping Small for the Holidays

Friends, ’Tis the season to shop small! — There is nothing I love more than strolling our local stores in Wilmington. Just a few miles from our home, we have quaint and beautifully curated shops I frequent just before the holidays. On today’s outing, I visited one of...