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TGIF! Can you believe that Valentine’s Day is less than a week away?? I mean, 2019 is flying. 

These new Lake pajamas from their Heart Collection are our new favorites! I’m so excited that they now make kids sizes because they’re seriously so cute and comfortable! This pink and white stripe set is Lilly’s new favorite pj’s to wear!


My heart pajamas, Lilly’s pink stripe pajamas

I also wanted to share this adorably charming book by one of my most favorite artists, Janet Hill. It’s called Miss Moon: Wise Words From a Dog Governess and the story and illustrations are based on a prim & proper woman who lives on a small island off the coast of France who has 67 dogs. Seriously, so quirky and fun. Also, Janet’s 2nd book, Miss Mink: Life Lessons for a Cat Countess, just released too!

And here’s a little Valentine’s inspired round up to end our week! Everything from the perfect gift, a pretty spring wreath, to the perfect girly outfit.

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The Tokens of my Love set is THE cutest. Would be so fun to keep these on hand for loved one’s birthdays through the year. Really love this little ceramic travel mug (coffee just takes better out of a ceramic vessel). And these heels, jaw drop.

Photography by Abby Murphy.


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In partnership with Athleta. Active. Healthy. Confident.

Today is National Girls & Women in Sports Day, and to celebrate Lilly and I are partnering with our favorite activewear brand, Athleta, to share some of our favorite ways we stay active together! As a mother, it’s important to me to set a healthy, active example for my kids. I want to encourage them to be strong, both inside and out.

Lilly is using these pink toning weight balls

My kids love to try out a lot of different sports and activities, which I encourage! There are so many more options today than there were when I was growing up. Staying active not only builds a healthy lifestyle, it builds confidence, too! 

Having a small gym space in our home has definitely boosted our activity level. It’s fun to turn on some music and exercise together. Lilly loves practicing yoga, doing pilates, dancing, tumbling, cycling, lifting (light) weights, jumping rope… a wide variety of exercise keeps it interesting! And you don’t need a room dedicated solely as a gym, a small open space anywhere in your home will work.

Our pilates reformer is pretty popular in my house (we have the Balanced Body Allegro 2 Reformer). It’s my favorite way to exercise! It’s great for strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination, and is really fun to use. 

vintage style fan here

Taking a cool break, which rather nicely shows off Lilly’s Athleta sweatband! I love how it coordinates with her leggings.

Speaking of, Athleta’s leggings and tops are soft and stretchy – important features for kids! They’re great for all activities – both indoors and outdoors!

And I love my white crisscross hoodie! It’s thin and lightweight, but still keeps me warm.

Today, February 6th, marks the 33rd Annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day! This celebration has empowered women and girls to get moving, reap the benefits of physical activity, and push past their limits both in sports and in life. Lilly & I hope you’ll join us in celebrating! 



Photography by Abby Murphy. Sponsored by Athleta.


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Date: Jan 31 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I mean, how have I gone so long without sharing an Etsy favorites round up??! It’s one of my favorite sites to browse and be inspired by. From everything to home finds to kids clothes to women’s fashion to crafts! Here are my latest favorites!

plastic woven tote – this whole shop is incredible!

porcelain tumbler – my latest obsession, favorite for coffee!

mounted paper roller – so useful, great for kids or adults & comes in different sizes!

old whaling co gift set – made in charleston, and a great valentine’s gift!

scratch off valentines – how cute are these for class parties?!

raffia sandals – so chic, don’t you think? remind me of carrie forbes.

paper storage bags – you know, to spark joy.

blue floral dress – i love the shape and print of this cute dress.

cotton knotted rug – fell in love with these in portugal.

Shop all of Etsy right here!


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Date: Jan 24 2019

Filed Under: Decor, Entertaining, Family, Fashion

I’m loving all of these new finds on Amazon, you guys. So many cute things for the house!

patagonia fleece jacket – cozy & practical! cute too :)

moroccan ottoman – extra seating or a perch for your feet.

mock neck sweater – comfy and easy to throw on!

toothbrush holder – minimal & cute! And check out these really cute ones for kids, too!

cozy headphones headband – we got these for Lilly & Fletch for Christmas and they LOVE them – they work really well and are just so cute. So many different animal and character designs!

pom pom hamper – cute storage for laundry, toys, sports equipment!

wicker side chair – because it’s so gorgeous

wooden ladder – great for storage and organization!

wooden hangers – because it’s the perfect time to organize your closet!

Shop all of Amazon right here. And if you’re looking for some Valentine’s Day gifts, check out their Valentine’s Day Gift Shop! You can shop by recipient – him, her, kids, and pets! 


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Happy New Year! I hope you all celebrated exactly how you wanted to. We rang in the new year in NYC with friends and had an amazing night! We flew to Portugal last night and I’m so excited to be here! It’s my first time visiting, and I can’t wait to explore! We’ll be staying in Evora and Lisbon!

I’m starting 2019 with a focus on family, health, and happiness. And a few specific, albeit random, thoughts…

I want to cook more meals at home and order less Uber Eats (this recipe looks amazing, and easy!).

On that note, I want to spontaneously deliver more meals to friends and neighbors. 

I want to travel to at least one state that I’ve never been to before, ideally out west.

I want to work smarter, not harder. Have you seen the new iPad Pro?? I’ve never had felt like I needed an iPad, but I actually really want one of these! 

I want to go for more walks and finally replace my worn out sneakers (love this pair).

I want to declutter our home (it’s a nut house over here with the kids).

I want to go to bed earlier (total night owl here).

I want to do a dna ancestry kit.


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As much as I love the convenience and the wide selection of shopping online, I also always love to do some of my holiday shopping locally. One of my very favorite places where I find a lot of my gifts is Out of Hand. They’re located on Pitt Street in the adorable, historic Old Village neighborhood. They have a little bit of everything, which is what makes OOH so great! I stopped in recently on a shopping trip and found so many great gift ideas, and I thought it might be fun to share! We’ll start with the floral department! They always have the prettiest selection for whatever you may be looking for!

And the ornaments! OOH seriously has the cutest selection of ornaments. They’re perfect for pairing with a gift card (one of my go to gifts for teachers)!

Another favorite section of mine is the beauty department. They carry a lot of my favorite brands like RMS and Tata Harper!

I found some great gifts for kids! Cute dolls, and poppers and giftables perfect for the little ones on your list.

The home department is full of great ideas like dishes, glassware, linens, and rugs!

Novelty ideas for the big kids in your life!

I love this gentlemen’s shave kit!

I got these bath bombs for my kids, they’re obsessed!!

Hello you lovely people! What a cute rug!

And guess what, Out of Hand has a website too! So if you’re not in Charleston you can check them out and shop online. If you pop in the store on Pitt St, tell them I said hi!


cotton taupe sweater, light wash jeans,

black suede ankle boots, red plaid crossbody bag


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