Dressing for a Summertime Outing

This weekend was something out of a dream – weather in the high 70s and low 80s, a cool breeze off the coast, and partly cloudy skies with hints of sun just when we needed it. We spent the majority of our weekend outside, enjoying the very atypical summer...

Summertime Sweat

I just completed my second workout since Monday – inching closer and closer towards my goal of getting out of my office chair and into some form of motion four times a week! In recent months, balancing work + mom life (still learning as we go, over here), I...

Summer in a Snap(coat)

Yesterday evening, my husband and I spent time on our front porch after putting our daughter to bed. This is a frequent occurrence, but even more common during summer months when storms roll off of the coast. The breeze picked up substantially bringing the temperature...

Layering Accessories for Summer

To dress up my favorite outfits, I love layering pieces with a simple outfit. During the summer, I find it easiest (and most comfortable) to choose lightweight options. When selecting a necklace, I opt for materials like bamboo or wood for an earthy look. If I need a...

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...

Layering up for Summer Nights

Yesterday evening, my husband called for me from the front porch and encouraged me to “hustle and get outside quickly.” At 10:00 p.m., after our daughter had been sound asleep for well over 2 hours, I could not imagine what required such immediate...

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...

Comfy in Summer

Our summer has been filled to the brim with weekends adventures, so when our full itinerary finally cleared – I was ready and willing to unpack and settle in. For the next few weeks, we are home for the weekend! This means staying in lounge clothes all day and...

New Season Clean-out | Tips and Tricks

Clutter. It is truly the bain of my motherhood existence. It seems like – as soon as I have a room picked up – it turns back into a complete disaster. In recent weeks, I have tried to focus on one room at a time – decluttering as I go, and pulling...