simple joys: birthday weekend.

Happy September, friends! Not sure if anyone else has felt this way, but this September has felt especially fall-ish to me. Normally it’s not until exactly October 1st that I start to revel in the beauty of fall, but something about slightly cooler temps (and possibly the EARLY arrival of everyone’s favorite #PSL) has made … Continue reading

some days.

Does anyone else get that ughhh feeling in the pit of your stomach when August rolls around? I swear I have had it for as long as I can remember, always dreading the time when carefree summer days come to an end and it’s time to go back to reality. Even though these days I … Continue reading

things we love about #rva.

I can’t think of a more fitting day to write about Richmond than when it is 80 degrees under a bright blue, cloudless sky and a perfect breeze is blowing… in JULY. To be fair, a summer day like this is just as rare here as it would be in my beloved Tar Heel state, … Continue reading

simple joys: travel edition.

Dear seasoned travelers: this travel thing you do so frequently is an art form. Over the past few years, I’ve always felt like the Lord was easing me into the chaos and last-minute changes that come with traveling. And this past weekend was no different… which calls for the next post in the mini-series I … Continue reading

in the stillness.

I was about to start this post with, “how was everyone’s 4th of July?” when I realized that it’s been over a week since that happened, y’all. Where is the time going? And more importantly, where is the SUMMER going? Please don’t make me leave these long, warm days. Anyway, I’m finally recovering from a … Continue reading

our marriage turns one.

This is a really exciting day for me, y’all. I think back to one year ago, and in a day that was filled with nerves and anticipation and A LOT of preparation, it is a feeling of true joy that still sits with my soul as I think back on June 25, 2016. Today Jordan … Continue reading

in anxious times.

Friends, it is mid-May and the weather is warm and I just took advantage of Sonic Happy Hour, which is always a sign that summer is near. I love this time of year for so many reasons, mostly because it makes life feel so much more free and colorful. Even though this working girl no … Continue reading

simple joys: easter weekend.

As many of you sweet, loyal readers know, I have a tendency to be a bit long-winded. The other day I was thinking about so many of the simple, joyful moments that take place throughout my life, and I don’t take a lot of time to reflect on them here because they don’t seem to … Continue reading

a plea for more.

It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t kick this post off by saying: GO. HEELS. We are National Champions, y’all! Monday night was amazing in so many ways — I screamed my head off and freaked out and became way too emotionally invested in college basketball, but I do believe it comes with a territory … Continue reading

proper pie & park views.

This morning was a good one, y’all. Oddly enough, it has been a day that went not according to plan at all. While I am not one for changing plans at the last minute, I’m grateful for a husband who goes with the flow and pushes me to let go of my tightly held plans … Continue reading