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Christmas Cut-Out Cookies

My cousin Kelley has reminded me from time to time that the only cookies I would eat at holiday get-togethers were my own mom’s cut-out cookies. I ...
14-12-2017 21:44

Having another baby: things I’m looking forward to

My kids will be 4 and 3 years old, respectively, when the baby arrives in May, of course assuming this baby doesn’t come early. While the baby stag...
13-12-2017 21:46

An Easy Knotted Half Up

A half up is always my go-to for pretty styles that aren’t overly dressy, and I love how pretty this knot looks in the hair. Check out the video be...
12-12-2017 21:45

The easiest gift that everyone will love

Remember when scrapbooking was big" I remember watching my mom get into it, though not FULLY committed like some others who may attend conferences an...
11-12-2017 21:44

Let Cratejoy do all the thinking for you

I remember learning about one of the first big subscription boxes back in 2011. Since then subscription boxes have come a long way. You can find a box...
08-12-2017 21:44

Your Concealer Questions Answered

I received so manyquestions afteryesterdays postaboutmy concealer tips I thought a follow up would be helpful today! Let me know if youhave more ...
07-12-2017 21:42

3 Tips for Perfect, Long-Lasting Concealer

I’ve always had dark under-eye circles. I don’t have puffiness or heavy bags, but I just have a good deal of darkness under my eyes. For me, conc...
06-12-2017 21:49

Plaid & Check

So many of my clothes, and especially my tops, are focused on comfort that it feels so dressed up when I’m wearing something other than cotton! Whe...
05-12-2017 21:43

A few pregnancy notes + thoughts

Well if you haven’t heard the news by now, I’m expecting my 3rd child! I’m due in early May and very very excited to meet this little baby! Sin...
30-11-2017 21:45

Winter Morning Skincare

The dry season is upon us and as much as my skin is having a FIT about it, my hair is loving the lack of humidity. You win some, you lose some, you k...
29-11-2017 21:45

Holiday Gift Guide for Guys

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, Stance socks are his favorite socks. He told me that he dubbed them his lucky socks because he feels ...
28-11-2017 19:49

A deep dive into everything you need to know about foundatio

I can totally understand how foundation can be a daunting makeup product to explore, especially if you aren’t into experimenting. And today I have ...
28-11-2017 19:49

Casual Coffee Date

At about week 7 of this third pregnancy I developed a strong coffee aversion. Like, the thought of drinking it was instantly nauseating. I gave it up ...
27-11-2017 21:52

Holiday Gift Guide for Anyone

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight Justin and I both enjoy gadgets and electronics so as I was thinking of “universal” gifts that a l...
24-11-2017 21:52

Holiday Gifts (for her) Under $25

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen I rounded up some easy gift ideas for the women in your life all ...
23-11-2017 21:51

Holiday Gift Ideas for Little Kids

one, two, three,four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten Most of these are tried and true by my boys! It’s hard to think of gifts for kids, so I ...
23-11-2017 21:51

A Holiday Wreath DIY

I come from a family of creatives who like to work with their hands. My mom loves decorating, cooking, and making jewelry. My sister makes jewelry, l...
22-11-2017 21:50

Warm & Cozy for Winter

I’ve learned that people have different names for their comfy clothes that they change into when they get home for the evening. “knock-around clot...
20-11-2017 21:50

Links and Loves

Happy cold and flu season to YOU! All kidding aside, Justin had “sick throat” one day earlier this week which meant I went into full on preventio...
17-11-2017 21:54

My favorite places to shop for furniture and home accessorie

from top left: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven I’ve mentioned the renovation we’ve been doing on the house already here, and talked about...
14-11-2017 21:54

The most fun way to spice up dinnertime

I’ve never been a great meal planner and just recently figured out a way to make it a bit easier by only planning out a few days of meals. But even ...
13-11-2017 21:53

We have something exciting to share!

We are very happy to share our wonderful news! We told the boys that “mama has a baby in her belly” a few weeks ago and David asked 5-6 times ...
08-11-2017 21:47

An Evening Party with Great Friends, Great Food, and Great W

Anyone who knows me knows I love hosting events. From a something as simple as a playdate with another friend and her kids, to a 16-person murder myst...
07-11-2017 21:48

The search for the right art

I’ve said this a million times but I’m the kind of person who knows what she wants in interior decorating but I can’t imagine it. I can’t crea...
03-11-2017 21:50

Classic Wardrobe Pieces

Working from home allows me extreme privileges in what I choose to wear. I’ll admit, I’ve worked almost an entire morning in my bathrobe. While ...
30-10-2017 21:52

Layering pieces for Fall

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight I love the light layering in the Fall. Somehow adding one extra layer to an outfit can take it from to...
26-10-2017 21:47

Luxurious and Effective Skincare with Colleen Rothschild

As someone who LOVES to try new beauty products, I can’t believe I’m admitting that I’m new to trying out Colleen Rothschild skincare. I’ve se...
24-10-2017 21:49

Two months into preschool: what is working, and what isnR

We are a little over two months into preschool for both boys and it is going SO well for both of them. Drop off is very smooth, as long as someone is...
19-10-2017 21:50

Fall/winter comfort food

I’m sitting here with my window open next to my desk, and brisk 60 degree air is blowing in. THIS IS WHAT I LIVE FOR GUYS. Anyway, I’m finally in...
17-10-2017 21:48

Setting up the new family room, planning and mapping furnitu

If you follow along on Instastories you would know that we have been renovating the apartment that is attached to our home. Some call it a mother-in-l...
13-10-2017 21:48

3 Fall Girl’s Night Ideas

I’m very grateful to have such a wonderful group of girlfriends here in Raleigh. We are all in a similar stage of life, have a lot in common while ...
11-10-2017 21:55

my basic fall uniform

There is no shortage of basics around here, which should come as a shock to no one, because they are just so easy. Effortless, if you will. And if I ...
06-10-2017 21:47


It’s the first week of October and I finally turned the heat on downstairs in my home. I’ll need to turn it off by about 11:00a since it’ll be ...
05-10-2017 21:46

5 favorite everyday lipsticks

From left: one, two, three, four, five Lipstick is one of the cosmetics that I tend to have the most fun with. I love wearing it and love trying new ...
04-10-2017 21:52

Caramel Dip for Apples

While I make a lot of my mom’s recipes, there are some that bring me right back to my childhood more than others. She used to make the best nacho d...
02-10-2017 21:51

Thoughtful Host or Hostess gifts

planter, coffee mug holder, more about this space in my home here! When my sister moved to Virginia a few months ago I put together a little house wa...
29-09-2017 21:51

The high and low boots to wear for fall

Fall likes to ease in to Raleigh by about mid/late October, but that doesn’t stop me from transitioning my outfits from shorts and tanks to layers a...
28-09-2017 21:52

Plaid dress

My love for plaid is still going strong! I picked up this simple dress at Old Navy a few weeks ago and I wasn’t sure about it in the dressing room....
27-09-2017 21:55

Fall Wardobe Additions

similar vest, similar mules, denim, similar sunglasses one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen...
25-09-2017 21:58

A simple plaid top

Did anyone else feel like Target’s rebranding was kind of a flop" They built up a bit of hype and then when the clothing was available in the store...
19-09-2017 21:55

Home Office Decor and Furnishings

one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen At this very moment in time, I’m ab...
15-09-2017 21:52

My weekly kitchen cleaning routine and how to make the whole

There are two major contributors to my REQUIREMENT for things to work effectively and be efficient in life. Those are 1. age and 2. children. Ain’t ...
14-09-2017 21:49

The meal planning trick that made it finally click for me

I’m not a good meal planner. I really enjoy food and cooking so anytime I would plan out a week of meals there would inevitably come a day that I j...
13-09-2017 21:53

Delicate layering jewelry

I swing back and forth between wearing simple, delicate jewelry that I can layer and bolder statement pieces. More often than not I keep my jewelry ve...
13-09-2017 21:53

An invaluable skill that I’m trying to improve

As a blogger, I take a lot of photos. Because of the nature of my content, a lot of those photos are of myself, taken with a tripod and a wireless shu...
08-09-2017 21:45

4 styles of denim to wear this fall

What are Mario and Luigi’s favorite kind of pants to wear" Denim Denim Denim. Oh my gosh did I just start a blog post out with a JOKE" And a BAD ONE...
07-09-2017 21:44

A breakthrough in home redesign

For being such a visual and creative person, I struggle the most with imagining how a room would look decorated a certain way. My mom and sister can d...
06-09-2017 21:49

3 ways to simplify “back to school” season

For the first time since having David, I don’t need any childcare for the kids! They are both in preschool at the same exact time during the week, ...
05-09-2017 21:50

How to style a dress with sneakers

At the moment I only own 1 pair of footwear that requires extra effort to put on. It’s these wedge espadrilles that I have worn so much this summer...
04-09-2017 21:44

Fall Goals & Plans

Whew, we made it through detox week! Have you been following along" I hope you learned a bit about something new, and perhaps feel revived after doing...
01-09-2017 21:46

Summer Detox: home edition

Recently I’ve been fully focused on redecorating my office (more to come on the blog soon), as I’ve ...
31-08-2017 21:45

Summer Detox: wardrobe edition

One of the most neglected tasks for me is cleaning out my closet. I’ll be hit with random bouts of inspiration after seeing a blog post about it, s...
30-08-2017 21:46

Summer Triple Berry Muffins

Summertime is winding down but I hope you stocked up on fresh fruit while it was in season! I really wanted to go blueberry picking with the boys thi...
26-08-2017 21:48

A little peek at a day in my life

Props to all you regular vloggers. I don’t have it in me. I’m not cut out for it. I actually tried to vlog a “day in the life” a long time ag...
23-08-2017 21:48

Don’t pack the summer dresses away yet. . .

Casual day dresses are the only way to stay cool during the heat of the summer, but I hate only getting to wear them for one season! Well, the summer...
22-08-2017 21:49

My favorite mid-day drink: Homemade Iced Latte

Welcome to one my favorite spots in my house! I love this little coffee room! It has come together nicely and it’s a much better option for my hous...
21-08-2017 21:45

Housekeeping Routines: tackling kitchen clutter

In a quick post on Instagram I asked if there was anything I could share on the blog that would be helpful or maybe just answer some questions, and I ...
18-08-2017 21:45

I’m always prepared when hunger strikes!

I promise that if you were to ask Justin what I always make sure to have with me on road trips or flights, he would tell you that I always pack sna...
17-08-2017 21:48

Work/Life balance

If you read this post from a few weeks back, you would know that Justin left his job to start his own business! It’s been over 2 months and those 2...
15-08-2017 21:47

Summer lovin’

  This summer was divided in half, in my mind. My sister got married in the middle of July, so we had Summer 1 and Summer 2. Summer 1 was craziness....
14-08-2017 21:48

Not your average middle school backpack. .

Ever since I got a backpack from Better Life Bags for my diaper bag, I was converted. I loved the ease of just throwing it over my shoulder to get it...
11-08-2017 21:42

Wedding day Lipstick that will.not.budge.

The only lipstick primer I’ve used, unless I’m totally forgetting something, is MAC prep + prime. It’s something I was sold years and years ago ...
09-08-2017 21:51

Earrings on repeat

from top left: bar earrings, hexagon earrings, earring jackets, ear crawlers (similar) One of the more stupid mistakes I’ve made in my life was whe...
08-08-2017 22:00

Raw hem jeans, nostalgia, and how to get an on-trend pair of

When I was in high school, I was very particular about what I wore. I was in beauty school during my junior and senior years (doing beauty school and...
07-08-2017 21:44

Back to school with Gymboree

You know how sometimes you remember things so vividly that you wouldn’t have thought would make such an impact on you" For some reason I have a ver...
04-08-2017 21:49

2 Summertime outfits for under $50 + a Giveaway!

I grew up in the north, so wintertime was the season of the year that you tried to do everything inside. It was the most severe, temperature-wise, an...
03-08-2017 21:51

Battle For Best, round 1

Even well before the blog, I have loved trying things. Well, I like trying SOME things, but not different food groups. I’m still working on that. A...
31-07-2017 21:46

Lace and sage green

It’s hard to get into the clothes/style of the next season when it’s 100 degrees outside. You simply cannot imagine how hot it was the day we sho...
24-07-2017 21:49

Stream of Consciousness life update

First of all, just want to start off by apologizingfor missing a few days of posts here! When Justin and I planned our trip up to Wisconsin, we talke...
20-07-2017 21:46

A floral dress and sneakers that go with everything

Since I was going to be near Chicago this week, I went ahead and scheduled another styling appointment with Ari at Trunk Club. I had so much fun at th...
12-07-2017 21:47

Etsy finds for Summer

botanical prints, serving set, linen bedding set, turkish towel, vertical gardening bed, danish planter Etsy has been one of my favorite places to sh...
10-07-2017 21:45

3 Crowd Pleasing Recipes

Are you entertaining for the 4th of July"! We are in Wisconsin so my mom will happily be doing all the cooking, but if we were having our own party, y...
04-07-2017 21:48

On my mind: the busiest summer of my life

I was talking with some friends recentlyabout how this summer has been and will continue to be the busiest summer of my life. I quickly mentioned th...
02-07-2017 21:47

Accessory swaps

Similar to the way I feel about a neutral makeup look that allows for endless options of lipstick colors, I love a neutral wardrobe so I can switch up...
29-06-2017 21:48

Efficiency makes my heart flutter

This post was sponsored by Amazon Dash buttons. Have you heard of theses" Not only are they cool, they save so much time and make life a bit more effi...
22-06-2017 21:48

Fun pieces to add to your wardrobe this summer

top I love a simple top and jeans more than any other kind of outfit. It’s easy, casual and I can dress it up with jewelry and shoes if I need to! ...
20-06-2017 21:46

A funny Luke story

In the very beginning of potty training David, I would offer him a reward if he succeeded in any of the newly required “tasks” of being out of di...
16-06-2017 21:48

Cold Shoulder Casual

The cold shoulder trend came on fast and furious. It took me a minute to get on board, but when I found a few tops that really worked for me and didn...
15-06-2017 21:51

Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Sugar Dippers

Fruit Salsa is one of those desserts that I never have leftovers of after I serve it. It’s such a simple thing, and so ridiculously easy to make, a...
14-06-2017 21:44

links + loves + cloud clothes

I discovered the Align Pant II from Lululemon last year and referred to them as “cloud pants” on snapchat. They are exactly how they are describe...
09-06-2017 21:48

2 AMAZINGLY HELPFUL kitchen tools for herbs

GUYS, why have I lived so long without both of these things. I love fresh herbs. I’m growing a wide variety out on my deck and want to use them in a...
08-06-2017 21:42

Deck accessories

  I bought a lemon tree! I’m so excited about it and check on it every single day. So far I only have 2 lemons but I think I counted 14 tiny ones ...
01-06-2017 21:48

Spicy Cucumber Salsa

My friend Rebecca makes this MEAN cucumber salsa and I finally remembered to ask her for the recipe. She told me the ingredients, and a rough measure...
31-05-2017 21:45

Weekend Sales!

I recently read in an article of Real Simple magazine that a stylist recommended a wardrobe being 80% basics and 20% statement pieces. I thought, “I...
26-05-2017 21:45

A summer outdoor dinner: pizzas and dessert

This post is sponsored by ALDI, all opinions are my own. As I mentioned in my first post about this dinner party, I specifically chose food that was ...
25-05-2017 21:50

The right bra for a white t-shirt

top, denim No one loves a white t-shirt as much as I do. To me, you can’t beat the ultimate classic look of a white t-shirt and jeans. It gives you...
23-05-2017 21:46

An easy daytime and flirty evening look

Shorts season is upon us and I’ve intentionally added a few new pairs to my closet so I don’t get bored of denim shorts over and over. Don’t ge...
20-05-2017 21:46

A summer outdoor dinner party : drinks and salads

This post is sponsored by ALDI, all opinions are my own. Click here to find an ALDI near you! A part of my life that doesn’t translate onto the bl...
17-05-2017 21:48

My 5 favorite products from ALDI and a recap of my time in D

I’ve recently partnered with ALDI to share more about the brand and introduce some of you to this awesome grocery store. I grew up going to ALDI bec...
17-05-2017 21:48

maxi dresses to get you through the summer

    dress, earrings The moment I laid eyes on this maxi dress at Target I knew it was going to be a winner for me. You may realize that I tend t...
16-05-2017 21:48

How We Met / Part 2

In honor of celebrating 8 YEARS of marriage today, I’m sharing part 2 of our love story! (catch up onpart 1 here) taken on our trip to Lake Tahoe e...
15-05-2017 21:48

What I’m packing for my weekend away

My mom, sister and I are heading to South Carolina for the weekend! It’s been years since the 3 of us have done a weekend away together and I’m so...
12-05-2017 21:47

A Versatile Stripe Dress

I always go for dresses with some kind of cinching at the waist area, but every once in awhile I’ll choose something based on two factors alone: cu...
11-05-2017 21:51

Homemade Strawberry Ice cream

Guys, this ice cream is so good. And it’s so easy. I’ve made a handful of different flavors of ice cream in the past so I thought I’d start by ...
09-05-2017 21:47

Mother’s Day Gift Guide Under $25

Mother’s Day is around the corner and I’m lucky enough to actually be with my mom on that day! She, my sister, and I are heading down to South Ca...
04-05-2017 22:10

Clothing Care + the big seasonal switch out

I’m a messy person by nature. It takes a lot of intentional thought to avoid creating small piles of things all around my house. My bathroom is alwa...
28-04-2017 21:48

Cute Shorts

from top left, clockwise: denim(similar), black + white stripe(similar), black, green scallop First things first, let’s address the cat hair on my ...
27-04-2017 21:46

On Nicole’s radar [home edition]

blanket, coasters, plant, print I’ve done a terrible job about really letting you get to know Nicolehere on the blog. She’s been working with me...
27-04-2017 21:46

Apple Streusel Cinnamon Bread

My mom gave me this cookbook a few years ago and unfortunately with the popularity of Pinterest I rarely crack open any cookbooks! But, I was looking ...
25-04-2017 21:51

An easy way to add balance to your outfit

I’m such a queen of basics and simple outfits that I would actually describe myself as someone who doesn’t really take much interest in what I we...
21-04-2017 21:52

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