Cozied up with Simply Noelle

Simply Noelle is one of our fantastic vendor partners, headquartered just down the road in Wilmington, NC! We have enjoyed developing a wonderful relationship with this company whose values align closely with National. The Company develops beautiful designs with a nod...

Keep on Steppin’ in Comfort and Style

Quality, casual shoes will carry you farther than you think you can go. Recently, we traveled back to New York City. I told my husband, “this time we will do more walking”. He gave me one of those husband looks, kind of from the side which implied, “Yeah, sure dear,...

Lovin’ Sweater Weather

Cooler weather welcomes the opportunity to get cozy. Cozy up with your favorite sweater, that is. Believe me, I enjoy the warm sunshine on my face, laying out and relaxing by the pool any day; however, when the breezes begin to flow right in, and the heat goes on at...

Cozy Up to My Favorites

The Carolinas have experienced a wide range of weather changes in the last week. With a few days of high 60s followed by chilly evenings in the low 40s, our closets are full of clothing suitable for layering. Our pup’s last evening walk means some extra warmth...

Moving Forward in Slow Motion

Focusing on inner-peace inevitably produces your peace on the outside. There are many aspects of our lives we can re-work and re-focus as we begin to refresh for 2019. Don’t you agree there is much opportunity for movement in a positive direction? As years progress...

One Word | 2019

Happy New Year, friends! Our family has retired our filled-to-the-brim SUV, unpacked the last suitcase, and settled back home after a week with family. On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, I spent some time alone reflecting on the year ahead and my...

Reflecting on Brighter Beginnings

As with every close to a year, there is much to ponder. I tend to reflect on decisions I’ve made, places I’ve explored, people I met and to those whom I’ve said so long to for now. It’s hard to forget ALL of the unexpected events that came along in which I managed to...