Starting Now for Later

Here in Wilmington, our last “frost date” was March 28th – just last week. Tis the season to start planting, my friends. The biggest (and ok – possibly most obvious) takeaway I learned in last year’s planting season: start those seeds...

The Countdown to Christmas

When we consider the countdown to Christmas, we normally think about a race to finish last minute gifts and a mad dash to wrap everything perfectly. But in the Swann family, countdown means one thing: Hallmark movie marathons. A few of our favorites from this year?...

Lounging in Fall

This time of year is, of course, my favorite. Vibrant colors illuminate the roadways. The temperatures lower and the breeze sets in. And when I step outside, I hear a family’s laughter and smell an outdoor grill preparing a delicious meal. Dear friends, welcome...

An Adventure in Iceland

In early October, Thomas and I hopped on a surprisingly short flight to cross off our number one bucket list destination: Iceland.┬áSince our first month of marriage, we’ve discussed celebrating our 10 year anniversary in Iceland. We’ve dreamed, schemed,...