Mad about Mugs (a resource round-up)

Mad about Mugs (a resource round-up)

I'm not drinking much coffee these days (something about being pregnant and no caffeine), but I still feel the need  to drink something warm after I rise. There's something about a hot drink that perks this not-so-morning-person up. So lately I've been filling my mugs with hot chocolate or hot tea. And speaking of mugs, I've seen so many seasonal and inspirational mugs come across my Instagram feed lately. I guess with the cooler seasons approaching, folks are getting ready to get cozy. I've rounded up a few of my favorites. Check them…Read more …
My Favorite One-Piece Swimsuits

My Favorite One-Piece Swimsuits

I'm so glad these suits don't sacrifice style for a little more coverage! Seamed Underwire Maillot Anthropologie $118 Ruffled Halter Maillot Anthropologie $118 Halter Underwire One Piece JCrew  $110, you can see this a little on Naomi here. Draped Halter One-Piece Target $39 and if price was no object, I could go for this one too. Also digging this one-piece and rash guard for my littles. Where do you shop for great bathing suits?  Read more …

Christmas Gift Guides

The organizer in me needed to get all the Christmas Gift Guides in one place. I often refer to these gift guides through out the year when I am in need of a unique gift. Epic Toy Gift Guide for Imaginative and Active Play by Thirty Handmade Days. My favorites from this guide include the Rolling Coaster Children's Ride-On Car, and the Melissa and Doug Wooden Dollhouse. Holiday Gift Guide for Mom by Small Fry. Gift suggestions to help a mom relax, create, cook, organize and feel pampered in style! 46 Ways to…Read more …
In the Reading Corner

In the Reading Corner

It's time for an update on our current favorite books. You can visit this post, or this one, to see some of the books our family has previously enjoyed reading aloud. Brown Bear Brown Bear by Eric Carle is currently my 17-month-old's favorite book. It has been such a sweet experience to see her enjoy this book. She is not saying many words at this age, but she loves to pick up this book and point to each animal. I believe this is a great book to introduce colors and animals, and I…Read more …
Blueberry Picking on the Fourth of July

Blueberry Picking on the Fourth of July

I'm sharing a few photos today from our recent trip to Woodall Blueberries. Six adults and two children packed into our van (maximum occupancy), and drove the winding route through the Blue Ridge mountains on Highway 42. Beautiful scenery and weather that changed from cloudy to sunny and breezy made my first blueberry picking experience very enjoyable.  Altogether we picked five gallons. I shared blueberries with three of our neighbors, put some in the freezer to enjoy later, and made blueberry pancakes. I just might have to go again next year!Read more …
Links for Your Week :: Summer Edition

Links for Your Week :: Summer Edition

Summer has only officially been on the books for a week, but we've been experiencing the fruits of school being out and warmer weather for several weeks. We've already taken our (first ever) family Summer vacation, so I guess it's all down hill from here. We'll have to create our own fun at home and around town. I found several blog posts that still have me excited about the season, and I decided to put them in one easy to retrieve location - a summer link round up. I hope you find something…Read more …
Links for Your Week

Links for Your Week

Friday Favorites is a mix of my favorite blog reads of the week, and my favorite things that happened in my home. Hope you enjoy your weekend! I'm not gonna lie. The girls and I stay in our pj's for a good portion of the day. I'm not proud of it, and I'm working on it. I was excited to see an oh joy! and Target collaboration for kid's style. This video is all about coordinating sibling outfits. Brunch is probably my favorite meal. And after seeing this spread, I'm wondering why I…Read more …
Reading Resource + What we’re reading

Reading Resource + What we’re reading

One activity I miss most from my pre-parenting days is reading for several uninterrupted hours. Since becoming a mom, the number of books I am able to read cover to cover has greatly reduced. Fortunately I love children's books, and I love to read aloud to my girls. A squirmy and sometimes resistant three-year-old and an infant who just wants to hold a book and chew can make my efforts a little challenging. I love children's books, but as a new mom I find navigating the library a little intimidating. Wall to wall…Read more …
Links for Your Week

Links for Your Week

It seems like much of the United States is experiencing record-breaking low temperatures. It's a winter wonderland here in southwest Virginia. Actually, frozen tundra might be a better description. We've been having mixed precipitation since before daybreak. Snow, sleet, ice, repeat. If you're stuck inside (eight days for us, but who's counting), I hope you have time to get cozy and do something you enjoy (i.e. not laundry). Here are a few links I've enjoyed perusing this week. As if I wasn't longing for Spring weather already, The Handmade Home posted a great…Read more …
Links for Your Week :: Christmas Edition

Links for Your Week :: Christmas Edition

Christmas! It's next week, y'all! December always seems to go by in a hurry. I've been packing all week for what I'm calling our South Georgia Christmas Tour. We haven't been home for Christmas in three years. We are always excited to drive down and visit our family, and it will surely be a special time since it is Christmas. But it will be a whirlwind! If you need any last minute Christmas inspiration, here are a few links I have been saving this month. MERRY CHRISTMAS! Everything we do to celebrate Christmas…Read more …