Monday, December 31, 2018

That's a Wrap 2018...

Today is the last day of 2018, and it has been QUITE a year!
This was the year that we:

Friday, December 28, 2018

Life Lately-- Christmas 2019

Happy Friday friends! Here's a little look at what we've been up to around here. 
Wednesday, December 26, 2018

New Year's Resolutions 2019

Hi all! I hope you had a very Merry Christmas! We spent the end of last week/the weekend with Devin's family in Wilmington, and then headed home to Charlotte to celebrate with my family on Sunday. We kicked off our family Christmas celebration with a trip to the Panthers game on Sunday, and then spent Monday and Tuesday with family as well. It was the perfect way to spend the holiday.

Friday, December 21, 2018

What I've Been Wearing-- Winter

Hi Friends! Happy Friday! Today is a little roundup of some of the outfits I have thrown together lately, including Lily Grace's favorite... my festive Christmas sweater. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by!
Thursday, December 20, 2018

Quick and Easy Peppermint Bark

Hi There! Earlier this week I posted about a typical day in our lives and one of the things we did was make peppermint bark for family and friends. This recipe is super easy and quick to make, so I thought I'd share in case any of you were interested.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

A Day in the Life of Us

Good Morning! It has been roughly 6 months since the last time I did a "Day in the Life" post and wanted to do another one. I have been trying to find a somewhat "normal" (read: relaxing) day around here to document, but it's been awhile since we've had a "normal" day... so I guess crazy busy is the new normal! 

I love looking back on what my sweet little girl was up to 6 months ago and know I'll continue to love to read these as she gets older. 
Monday, December 17, 2018

Family Christmas Traditions

Today we are talking about the traditions that our family does to celebrate the Christmas season. Some of these things Devin and I brought from our families growing up (our families of origin) and some of them we started new together as our own family. Do we get to all of these every single year? Heck no. But do we try? You bet. Have a look...
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Friday, December 14, 2018

Our Trip to Bali Part 2

Hi There! It is time to continue the recap of our Bali trip-- woohoo! If you haven't already read my first post, check here. I'm telling you, it is a brisk 37 degrees outside right now as I type this and looking at these pictures is a liiiiiiiitle bittersweet right about now. It's a little hard to imagine that just two weeks ago we were lounging by the pool in our swimsuits...
 Anyway, let's get started...

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

What I've Been Priming

Good Morning! It had been awhile since I had done a Prime post and figured since I am Prime-ing like crazy these days, I'd share! Maybe I'm buying something you might want too 😊
DII Foldable Fabric Storage Bins for Nursery, Offices, Home, Containers are Made to Fit Standard Cube Organizers, Small-11 x 11 x 11, Chevron Aqua
Storage Bins-- We reorganized Lily Grace's playroom and I needed more storage bins to hold her toys. These come in a variety of colors and were only $9!

Monday, December 10, 2018

Weekend Highlights

Happy Monday friends! I hope you all had a nice weekend. Here's a look at what went on around here..

1. Charlotte Christmas Village-- On Friday afternoon Lily Grace, her Aunt Jenni (my sister) and I headed to Uptown Charlotte to the Charlotte Christmas Village. We were looking for a German/Danish Advent calendar candle to start a new family tradition. These are basically the candle version of an Advent calendar. They have the numbers 1-24 written on them and you light the candle each day (typically done as the family eats breakfast together) and watch the flame burn down until the next number. Here is an example below:

Friday, December 7, 2018

STEM Christmas Gifts

Hi Friends! Since I am the STEM teacher at our school I have been getting a lot of questions from friends/family members about some STEM themed gifts they could be giving as Christmas gifts. I figured this would make for a good blog post because maybe some of you out there are interested in some STEM gifts too. I feel like I should start out by saying-- this stuff can be EXPENSIVE! I will be sure to tell you which ones I think are the most "bang for your buck". Toys that are fun, but you can really see the educational value to them too. Okay, here we go...
Osmo Genius Kit Educational Play System - (Osmo iPad Base Included) - image 1 of 10

What I've Been Wearing

Happy Friday! I wanted to let ya'll know that my favorite Frye boots I wear all the time are on SUPER sale for $199! I wear these multiple times a week and have had them for years. I cannot recommend them enough-- they would make a perfect gift for someone else (or yourself!). Here's a look at what I've been wearing lately.
Don't mind the messy bed, I spilled coffee on the sheets and had to wash them.. woops!
White Pants/Green Shirt (only $10!)/Vest/Boots (on sale for $199!! This is crazy cheap for Frye's!)
Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Book Club- November

We are big fans of reading in this family 😍

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Monthly Goals-- December

“Do not be dismayed by the brokenness of the world. All things break. And all things can be mended. Not with time, as they say, but with intention. So go. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally. The broken world waits in darkness for the light that is you.” ~L.R. Knost
Just a little something sweet to (hopefully) brighten your day.

Before we get to my December goals, let's take a look at how the November goals went down... YIKES! This was NOT my month!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Weekend Highlights

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We were lucky enough to spend the weekend in Charleston, SC for our friends' wedding. Here's a look at what we were up to:

1. Wedding Time! Our sweet friends Carter and Esther were supposed to get married the weekend of Hurricane Florence in Charleston, SC but had to postpone their wedding due to the storm. The new wedding date was Friday so after working a half day, I drove straight to Charleston. Dev and Lily Grace were already there because they were both in the wedding party and had to attend the rehearsal. Lily Grace was the flower girl and a friend sent me these pics she took of our girl walking down the aisle. They are a little blurry but they can help me hold over until the professional ones come in