meet the paw-rents: apollo & tyson

I talk a lot about that boy I live with, and I’ve mentioned the other (furry) two boys I live with more than a few times as well. I realized though, in a moment of dog-mom panic, that I’ve been neglecting to brag incessantly about how much I love them formally introduce them to all ofRead more

grace upon grace: the bible in a year

I grew up in the church, so I have the (semi) unique perspective of having known God for most of my life. I played an angel in the Christmas program in the Baptist church I was born into, and later a Wise Man in the Methodist church I was confirmed in. I spent Sunday morningsRead more

top 5 must-haves for a ‘new year better me’

While some people subscribe to the mantra of “new year, new me!” – I honestly find it to be complete bullshit a little worn out. Instead, I like to focus on “new year, better me” instead. Just a little tweak, but much more realistic and positive-minded. And honestly? I don’t want to be a new person in 2018Read more

planning for a better 2018: erin condren v. plum planner (and my tools!)

I’ve always been what I like to refer to as a list-er. From grocery lists to to-do lists, you name it, I list it. As I’ve gotten older, especially since I started college, my love for lists has expanded to include things like spreadsheets and – you guessed it, planners. I never really had aRead more


2017. The year I started out (quite happily) half-asleep beside a sweet boy with a bottle of champagne in my hand. The year that I made (another) 500+ mile move. This time to the place my heart has been longing for for the better part of 4 years. The year I finally kept the promiseRead more

101 in 1001

“It’s not about the goal. It’s about becoming the kind of person who can accomplish the goal.” – Tony Robbins 2017 has been a year of major change for me – I’ve moved to a new city, started a new career, moved in with my boyfriend, and started paying a mortgage instead of rent. I’mRead more

Gift Guide: Hostess with the Mostess

Back up North we called them “hostess gifts.” Down here in the South, we call them “surcees.” Whatever you call it, it is a great touch to bring one along when attending a holiday gathering hosted by someone else. In fact, some may consider it the ‘golden rule’ of attendees. But, while the thought isRead more

5 tips to give your skin the best Christmas yet

Long gone are the days of being naturally tan and glowy from the summer sun, and upon us are the days of cold air, chapped lips, and dry dry dry skin. … Unless you live somewhere tropical. (Or even just Southern honestly, considering it was sunny and 70 here in South Carolina yesterday.) But ifRead more