more than perfect.

Okay friends, let’s be real: who is already burnt out on New Year’s resolutions? It amazes me just how quickly the excitement of a new year can wear off, but I have to say that Iโ€™ve been pleasantly surprised this time around at how much the refreshing feeling of a new year has stuck with … Continue reading

looking back.

Ah, yes – I’ve added another nostalgic post on 2017 to your feed… but let’s be real, can’t we all appreciate this time where we excitedly look to something new, while closing the book on what this past year brought us? While everything post-Christmas is honestly just a little depressing to me, there is also … Continue reading

sister, sister.

The time is here, y’all: I finally get to use this little space I have to gush about my sister’s wedding and, as best I can, articulate what it feels like to see your little sister in a moment as perfect and joyful as marriage brings. Ever since we were little, my sister Lauren and … Continue reading

o come, all ye faithful.

Happy Cyber Monday, friends! Who is finding the best deals? Aside from the excitement that comes with finding the perfect gift for someone (or, umm, myself), I LOVE this time of year: when Christmas trees carrying years of memories become the centerpiece of living rooms, string lights bring life to even the barest parts of … Continue reading

present over perfect.

Hey guys, happy Monday! First off, let me start by saying that the blog post on my sister’s wedding, which I am SO excited about, is coming. I felt it necessary that the beautiful pictures that Chelsey Loren Photography captured of that day be included to complement my sappy reflections of my sister getting married, … Continue reading

so long, summer rhythm.

OKAY, who else is enjoying these perfectly cool, wonderful October days as much as I am? I am the first person to mourn the ending of summer, but after so. many. days. of hot, sticky temperatures long after Labor Day, I am rejoicing in the beauty of all things fall. Back in May when we … Continue reading

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