What to Ask on a Preschool Tour

In the past two weeks I have toured a good amount of daycares in our area. Aside from being a doting mother, as a former teacher, I had quite a few things I wanted to know. I also felt like some of my questions weren’t the easiest to answer, but when chatting with other friends they reminded me that I had every right to ask anything I wanted. This is where my child will be spending a large amount of her time and it comes down to her safety, her happiness, her health, and her education.

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Boho Baby Shower Brunch

I would like to thank a variety of vendors who helped complete my vision. They are linked throughout the post and in a list at the end. I have also linked sites or shared PDFs where all the printables I used can be found. 

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This past weekend I had the honor (for the third time, yay!!!) to throw one of my bestest friends, Kassie, a baby sprinkle. With it being her third, I kept the guest list small and the party details simple. Even though she knows she’s having (her second) boy, I kept the party theme neutral going with a boho/tribal vibe, using colors ranging in greens and whites. Continue reading

Guest Post: Learning Your True Strength

Today the “I Have Something to Say” series continues! If you didn’t read the original intro in the last post, this series is giving women, who don’t blog, the opportunity to share their hearts.

This week’s piece, all about being a military spouse, is by Yazmin Valdez:


As a military spouse, we face many stressful and unexpected situations. What I have learned from these challenges is that they only make us stronger. Four years ago, I married my husband and moved across the country from California to Virginia. Becoming independent was probably one of the greatest attributes that I had to adopt almost instantly. Continue reading

The Best “Bier” in Charleston – Bay Street Biergarten Review

I was compensated by Bay Street Biergarten with a restaurant gift card in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. 

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My husband, John, and I recently traveled to Charleston to celebrate our five year anniversary! If you read my recap you probably noticed that we did a lot of eating and drinking. We just kept hopping from restaurant to restaurant because everything was so delicious and unique. One place that we particularly enjoyed was Bay Street Biergarten! Continue reading

Charleston Anniversary Trip Recap!

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We decided about a year ago that we wanted to take an anniversary trip since this year marked five years of marriage! We decided between international, tropical, local (we live in the coolest area and never take advantage of it), or elsewhere. We ended up picking Charleston, South Carolina – not international, kind of tropical (hello palm trees!), and not local, yet close enough to pretty easily drive there. Continue reading

Guest Post: The Meaning Behind the Ponytail

Today kicks off the I Have Something to Say series! It has been in the making for the last few months and I am so, so excited to share it with you. I reached out to women in my life who fit all that this blog encompasses and beyond. The unique thing about this group of women is that none of them are bloggers. I wanted to give these amazing women an opportunity to have a platform to share their heart and they did just that. I have been blown away by their pieces and I know you’ll enjoy them too! 

So without further to do, Vanessa’s the first one up! Her’s her piece: Continue reading

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 18

Happy Monday! I hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer! It’s time for another edition of one Must Have Mondays! Yay!

If this is your first time stopping by Must Have Mondays, you’ll be seeing a recipe, blogger/blog, and product that I’m lovin’ right now! If you have any suggestions for the future on any three of those topics, comment below or shoot me an email. I’m always open to checking out a new blog, recipe, or product!!!


This week’s recipe: Avocado, Black Bean, & Corn Salad by Vegan Huggs

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Our Unique Anniversary Gift Exchange

A few months ago John and I were talking about getting each anniversary gifts. Past years we haven’t exchanged and had just cut off specific time to celebrate our anniversary together. This year felt different though since this year since was a milestone year.

When we started researching what the traditional anniversary gift for five years was, we decided to make up for the past four years of gifts as well! Continue reading