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In my last blog post, I shared what my work schedule looks like for the week and I mentioned that I took Sunday and Monday off as family and personal Sabbath days, respectively. What does this mean?  There are so many brilliant books, articles, and references about observing the Sabbath; the best of them being […]

Home Life, Personal

How We Spend Our Sundays as A Family

Is Valentine’s Day a cheesy hallmark holiday? Maybe. Perhaps. Debatable.  Should that stop you from celebrating? Absolutely not. Embrace the cheese and go for it, my friend.  I believe there is a way to celebrate the holiday in a fun and chic, if you will, style. What started off as a date-night-in-because-we’re-parents-now-also-covid turned into my […]

Home Life, Misc.

How You Should Spend Valentine’s Day at Home

I felt the need to put “Second” in all caps for the title of this post because I’m mind blown that our daughter is already two. We’re talking full force, grade A toddler. I’m typing this as we (slowly, but surely) prep our home to be suitable for 20+ people to gather in this weekend. […]

Home Life, Personal

Prepping for Layla’s SECOND Birthday

Courtesy of @thetonik_co via Unsplash Let me start off by saying this post, more than anything, is a gag post. I caught myself wondering what a wedding registry may look like if it were created specifically with self-isolating/social distancing due to a pandemic in mind. Thus, a blog topic was born! While this list shouldn’t […]

Home Life, Wedding

Your Pandemic Inspired Wedding Registry

Well, it’s here. The day I’ve been low-key planning since my baby shower (nope, not kidding) – Layla’s first birthday. I cannot believe our baby girl – no – our toddler girl is one year old. “It seems like only yesterday we were bringing you home from the hospital” sounds so cheesy to say, but […]

Home Life, Personal

Celebrating Layla’s First Birthday

Courtesy of JD Mason via Unsplash Getting to a place where I feel good about my body and general health has been a journey of learning and unlearning – One that I’m still traveling. Teenage Dev, like many others, had zero concept of what being truly healthy was (Dear 16 Year Old Me: That granola […]

Home Life

What Happened When I Traded In My Weights For A Yoga Mat

Courtesy of Gabrielle Henderson via Unsplash FACT: The nutritional demands of nursing can lead to hair loss, dry skin, and brittle nails. MYTH: Us breastfeeding moms are doomed to look like prune witches forever. When I was a teen, like many others at the time, I did everything to my hair that you’re not supposed […]

Home Life

The Routine That Kept My Hair Healthy Postpartum

I’m a Carolina girl at heart – No matter where I end up in this world, South Carolina will always be my first home and a special place. I’ve seen a lot of small businesses start and grow during my life here and I hold each of them close to my heart. Behind every business […]

Entrepreneur, Home Life

19 of My Favorite Small South Carolina Businesses

Courtesy of Taisiia Shestopal via Unsplash Melons, puppies, the girls – Whatever you’ve nicknamed the twins (fraternal, of course), they’re the star of today’s blog. Boobs – They’re fascinating, aren’t they? Coming in all different shapes and sizes, they’re both physically appealing and source of nourishment. Whether you’ve birthed and breastfed multiple babes or you […]

Home Life, Personal

Your Breasts Deserve Your Best

I would have never classified myself as a shopaholic, because I’ve (for the most part) liked to keep a close eye on my budget. Sounds super responsible, right? Well, yes, but it lead to a bigger problem when it came to my wardrobe, one that I’ve been working on correcting for a little over half […]

Home Life, Personal

How a Capsule Wardrobe Saved My Closet

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