Cooking with Coffee

Obviously, as a new mom, I am knee deep in coffee by 9:00 a.m. Recently, I was tossing out some coffee grounds and my husband reminded me how useful they are in various recipes. His father uses them in his gravy recipe and as a rub on steaks – both of which are...

Shades of Pink

This past weekend, we caught a glimpse of a blooming Dogwood tree (North Carolina’s state tree, to be exact)! Last night, my husband and I sat outside by our fire pit and heard the sounds of crickets and frogs – precious reminders that warmth is around the...

Squeeze in a Sale

Yesterday afternoon, my husband and I took our daughter for a stroll near our house. We live fairly close to some restaurants and shops (which meant I had a hard time keeping up with Daddy and Daughter)! My eye was drawn to beautiful outfits lining every window of our...

Transition to Spring in UltraSofts

I’m peering out of my office window and soaking in the joy of warm rays and blue skies – finally! Today feels like a little taste of Spring, and with another baby cold under our parenting belts, I am welcoming the change in weather. While today feels...

Cooking Up Good | Vegetables

In these chilly winter months, I’ve added delicious root vegetables and hearty greens to our nightly meals. I find such comfort (and immunity support) in adding more veggies to our grocery list. However, I wanted to find new ways to bring flavor to the same...

Dressed for Comfort

As a new mom, I stare at my closet and choose what is 1) easy and 2) comfortable. My favorite option when the weather permits? A casual dress! As we near warmer months, I’m shifting my easy-to-wear dresses to the front of my closet. They serve as the quickest...

Relief from Muscle Tension

Sunday morning, after a three day spat with strep throat, my body was stiff from staying in bed. I opted for a warm shower to get my muscles loosened up and then proceeded to enjoy a casual stroll around the block with my husband and daughter. Within a couple of...

Out and About in Style

Our newest selections for the season are now available at ShopNational.com, and I am swooning over the comfort, color and silhouette of our casual options. You may not know this random fact, but I am 5’10” (when I stand up straight!) and have a very long...