Sweet Treats for July 4th

Kids out of school, boats in the water, toes in the sand….it’s summertime in North Carolina! July 4th is such a great time of year to turn on the outdoor grill, invite the neighborhood to the back yard, and truly connect with family and friends....

Cooking up Fish

These last several weeks, Thomas and I have shifted from our typical chicken and beef dinners to something pretty easy to find on the coast – fish! In an effort to trim down our meat consumption, we began adding in fish at least twice a week and have fallen in...

Vacationing with Kids

School’s out for summer! It’s the perfect season for a getaway with the family, and we’ve taken a few adventures ourselves. Our galavants with a toddler shed new light on the ease (or lack thereof) of traveling. I went on the hunt for vacation spots...

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...

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...

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...