Lounging into Spring

Especially during my “new mom” phase, I championed the loungewear wardrobe as my daywear look. As spring approaches, I have pulled some of my favorite new selections towards the front of my closet, ideal for a quick stop at the grocery or stroll down the...

Drink Up: Flavor Infused Water

As I mentioned last week in a previous post, my husband and I started Whole30. A key component of this shift in our nutrition includes increased water intake – and this is not an easy change for me! Fortunately, Thomas started a new routine several weeks ago (as...

Spring Forward in Style

Well, our 65 degree weekend quickly turned into a snow filled Monday morning. Mom and I decided to snuggle up in some of our favorite ShopNational pajamas. (Of course, Timmy wanted to join the coffee party!) Since becoming a mama, I am all for cute and matching...

Whole30 Inspired Lunches from the Pros

For whatever reason, my husband decided he wanted to start March off with a challenge. For the next 30 days (except for one tiny blip on the calendar for an event we’re slated to attend..which happens to be a food event), we’re eating whole foods. That...

Strolling in Spring

In the Carolinas, layers are everything. We will go to bed in 45 degree weather and spend our lunchtime absorbing beautiful sunshine and 72 degrees of bliss. During this particular season, we opt for flowing tunics, easy-to-wear crops or leggings, and all the light...

A Walk Around Wilmington

A coastal town with historic charm, Wilmington sits on the outer edges of North Carolina a couple hours east of Raleigh. Home to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, it has the vibrancy of a college town with the beauty of a southern city. And I absolutely...

Pants Fit for Spring

‘Tis the season for easy breezy comfort! Here in Wilmington, the mornings are cool and afternoons sunny – that perfect blend of 60 to 75 degrees I seemingly wait for all year. We’re still reaching for a sweater a few times a week, but the afternoon...

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...