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DIY Toddler Sensory Play

We’ll call this a Pinterest A-for-effort attempt!   It’s hard to be cooped up inside during the winter months and even harder if you are a toddler full of energy! Brexton loves to be outdoors to run and play and especially to dig around in the sand or realign all the rocks in our landscaping. […]

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Rustic Glam Photoshoot with Michelle Porter Photography

You may have seen some of the photos from my rustic glam photo shoot this fall (because I’m obsessed with all the photos!) but I wanted to share with you some of the behind the scenes details and introduce you to the talented ladies who made this happen! Michelle Porter is an amazing photographer with […]

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Beauty Tips & Products for Every Age

These are all pretty well known but – just like always being told to drink more water and put on sunscreen (guilty!) – we can always use a friendly reminder! Here are a few basic beauty tips that have been part of my regimen for years. If you have any tried and true routines that work […]

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How To Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Try incorporating these easy tips to make the most of the extra hour of sleep this weekend! With Daylight Savings just around the corner, my friends at Beautyrest® Brand challenged me to show you how to take steps towards being a healthier, more well-rested you.  For me, that really starts with a good night’s sleep. […]

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The Timeless Trench Coat

A good trench coat is one of those timeless pieces that every woman should have in her wardrobe.  They can be styled up or down, are flattering for different shapes and sizes and are great for wearing during those transitions between seasons (or year-round depending on where you live!).   I recently purchased this Darian Satin […]

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Fall Denim Styling with Blue Hem Boutique

You all know I love shopping local and today I wanted to share with you a fabulous new boutique called Blue Hem in South End Charlotte. If you are looking for high end, luxe denim, this is your splurge spot!  Blue Hem has every color and style of denim you can imagine, and I had so […]

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Samantha’s Book Club

To me, there isn’t anything better in the fall than curling up under a fuzzy blanket with a pumpkin spice – well, anything! – and a great book! I’ve been an avid reader all my life and generally read a book a week (it’s why I don’t sleep!) I’ve always been into thrillers, murder mysteries […]

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Pinterest Success: Monster Cookie Dough Dip

Scrolling through Pinterest one night (you know when I should have been sleeping!) I came across this amazing looking “dip” and knew I had to give it a try! First let’s start by noting this is terribly unhealthy, but let’s be honest, we all need to splurge a little bit sometimes!! Below is the recipe […]

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My Clear-Out-the-Pantry Recipe

It’s getting chilly in NC! Ok, not really – it’s still 80 during the day, but it’s down in the 60s at night and that’s good enough for me to get to break out the crockpot. Don’t ask my why, but for some reason I just feel like the crockpot is more for the cooler […]