Power Foods

In this time of “super extended family time,” we’re cooking a lot at home! In the midst of both my husband and I working from home – and recent news of our daughter being here with us until the end of May – we need easy meals that boost immunity and...

Silver Linings

Friends –   I wish I could hop on one big FaceTime date with our entire ShopNational community and snuggle up with a warm cup of coffee as we navigate these unprecedented days. In full transparency, I have been hunting hard for silver linings in the midst...

Love is a Flower-ful Thing

We’re on day 2 of rain here in Wilmington, and I do not see a change in the forecast anytime soon. But as I stare out of the window at the gloomy sky, my eyes stop on the beautiful yellow tulips my husband brought home a few days ago. His kind gesture reminds me of my...

Chicken Soup Three Ways

If you’ve been around me the last two weeks – well…I’m sorry if I sneezed on you. As my husband said on Monday morning, “in 13 years together, I’m not sure I’ve seen you this sick.” Perhaps pregnancy plus cold season knocked me down all at once. Or maybe it’s a...

Sun Safety in Spring

With Spring around the corner, it’s never too early to think about UPF-protectant clothing for the season ahead.    UPF clothing (also referred to as “UV clothing”) is specially designed to screen out both UVA and UVB rays. UPF 50+ is considered excellent protection....