Pretty in Pink

Today was spent shrieking at the top of our lungs as all three kiddos laughed on our swing set, crawled/ran through the back yard and having our first of many picnics in “the fort.”   During lunch, I asked my daughter if she was ready to do a little...

Granola Therapy

Surprise! The weather in Wilmington is still awful — but thankfully, we have power, heat and running water – which given what is happening all around us – I am so thankful for. How are you this week? With some of my closest friends and family located in...

Ultra Soft Sleepwear

I’ve shared with you my affinity for all-things-comfort (especially as a busy mom of three rambunctious kids). — ShopNational has a line of products, UltraSofts®, that combine beautifully style and comfort into an elegant solution ideal for every season. Typically, I...

A Breather in the Day

It’s Friday, friends. Something about “making it” to the end of the week can feel like a victory in this house. Our work weeks are chaotic and our mornings and evenings loud with the sounds of our littles. I am so grateful for the noise in our home. For years, I...

Hoodie Season

Every day this week, our family has taken a jaunt around the neighborhood. — While the skies have been gloomy, the rain consistently holds off between 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (our daily walk time). As the sun sets, I always need an extra layer to finish out our walk....

Dreaming of Sunshine

Is it too soon to get excited about Spring?   Ok. Maybe a little. But the endless rain in Wilmington has me daydreaming about warmer days and afternoon strolls. On the coast, March and April mean lunchtime on our backyard playset, beach picnics at sunset, and...

Cold Weather, Cool Smoothies

When it comes to food, I am a creature of habit. — Once I find a simple meal or delicious snack, I stock up and make the new find a part of my routine. About a year after Hatton was born, I got onto a smoothie kick…and it hasn’t stopped.   Even in colder weather,...

Must-Haves On Sale

Friends! It is sale season — and here are a few pieces I rely on for simplified outfits all year long: Mix and match this two-fer sweater with slacks, jeans or a skirt. If you are searching for a comfortable layering piece with sophistication at the forefront, I...

Tips for Better zzz’s

A few weeks ago, I looked at my husband and said “how am I this tired? Didn’t I lay down at a decent hour?” — In full transparency, my routine has suffered in these unusual times. I find myself knee-deep in news or catching up on a deadline last minute. Because my...

’Tis the Season for Layers!

For many of us in the South, we’re already experiencing mild winter temperatures. This brings upon us the season for transitional layers. I’ve talked a lot about layering in previous style blogs, and I cannot emphasize enough how this approach to style has simplified...