’tis the reason for the season: bible verses perfect for Christmas

With all of the hustle and the bustle and the lights, it’s hard to forget that Christmas is coming. We have elves on our shelves to remind kids that Santa knows if they’ve been bad or good (and that they’d better be good, for goodness sake!) Our mailboxes are overflowing with beautifully curated cards with photos ofRead more

Listen Up: Ho-Ho-Holiday Jams

I’m the type of person who starts listening to Christmas music the minute the clock flips to 12:00 on November 1st, and I know there’s a lot of people out there who think I’m Satan for that – fight me. I just happily subscribe to the notion that the best way to spread Christmas cheerRead 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

‘Stir Crazy’ for Buffalo Chicken Dip

The holiday season is officially upon us, which means holiday parties and “what can I bring?” I feel like in many families and social circles we have that one person who is just expected to bring their signature dish – whether it’s Grandma’s stuffing or your bestie’s sangria. I’d be lying if I said I’m not thatRead more

saying goodbye to the little brick house

I’ve shared recently about our big move to a new house (together!) and the things no one tells you about moving in together – and how excited I am to be getting settled into our new home. We ended up being pretty lucky that the house LJ lived in (and where all my stuff wentRead more

spread the love on Small Business Saturday

As you finish recovering from your Thanksgiving dinner food coma (or hangover), and sleep off that crazy Black Friday madness – it’s time for some more shopping! Founded in 2010 by American Express, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has become widely known as ‘Small Business Saturday,’ and a perfect chance to support small business owners and entrepreneursRead more

that “now what?” feeling

Remember when you were 15, and just couldn’t wait to turn 16? Or when you made it past 16, and were counting down the days to 18 and the “freedom” that college provides? Then it was 21, and really being an “adult,” followed by really being an adult and graduating college and hitting the ‘real world.’Read more

thanksgiving thankfulness cheat sheet

Thanksgiving in my family has always been an opportunity for my family to come together and enjoy each other’s company. Through the years we’ve had many different people at our table, as we’ve welcomed significant others, friends, wee little additions, and – of course – our big, loud, wonderful family. Even in the midst ofRead more