Happy Lounging

I’m not sure what day of social distancing we’re on…I lost track around day 8. (Anyone else?) I will tell you that I have significantly elevated my lounge game.   Regardless of the season in which we find ourselves, there is something truly uplifting about...

10 Ways to Combat General Boredom

Having the one-up advantage of many years of experience enables us to navigate through situations which are unknown and unpredictable. Sure, being cooped up can get a bit lonely sometimes, but silver linings tend to glow even when we don’t really think to look up. As...

Power Foods

In this time of “super extended family time,” we’re cooking a lot at home! In the midst of both my husband and I working from home – and recent news of our daughter being here with us until the end of May – we need easy meals that boost immunity and...

Silver Linings

Friends –   I wish I could hop on one big FaceTime date with our entire ShopNational community and snuggle up with a warm cup of coffee as we navigate these unprecedented days. In full transparency, I have been hunting hard for silver linings in the midst...

Spring into Skirt Season

Yesterday, it was SEVENTY DEGREES in Wilmington! Spring is around the corner – officially. When the sun peeks out and the flowers begin to show their colors, I start to reach for a little more pattern, color and spunk in my closet.   I find skirts to be an...

Dressing Smart with UV Protection

Heads up, sunny skies are just ahead–and ShopNational is taking time to prepare so you don’t have to. First, let us acknowledge that the sun is responsible for so many great things–from giving you that special glow in your family photos to photosynthesis helping your...

Love is a Flower-ful Thing

We’re on day 2 of rain here in Wilmington, and I do not see a change in the forecast anytime soon. But as I stare out of the window at the gloomy sky, my eyes stop on the beautiful yellow tulips my husband brought home a few days ago. His kind gesture reminds me of my...

Chicken Soup Three Ways

If you’ve been around me the last two weeks – well…I’m sorry if I sneezed on you. As my husband said on Monday morning, “in 13 years together, I’m not sure I’ve seen you this sick.” Perhaps pregnancy plus cold season knocked me down all at once. Or maybe it’s a...

Spring Jackets

Stan Fields: Miss Rhode Island, please describe your idea of a perfect date. Cheryl “Rhode Island”: That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th. Because it’s not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket. This is one of...