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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

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

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

where we are.

So I was in conversation with a friend today and she made a comment about next week being March, and I had to do a double-take… can you believe that we’re already moving full steam ahead toward spring? (Of course, for those of us in the South it has felt like spring for a while … Continue reading

mama always told me.

Hi, friends! You may have noticed when you made your way over to the site today that this blog now lives under a new URL: thisbeautiful-life.com. Welcome! “This Beautiful Life” came to me so effortlessly when I started this site, and now seemed like the perfect time to make that the focus and the namesake … Continue reading

goodbye summer, you will be missed.

Well, I came home for the summer thinking that this three and a half months would go by slower than ever.  I was excited that the stress that came with school and finals had finally come to an end, but I honestly felt discouraged about my summer.  When I would listen to the plans that … Continue reading