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August 2016

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Closet Cleaning Made Easy

As an aspiring minimalist, I’m continuously looking for ways to purge things I don’t use or need. And when it comes to my clothing, while some people tend to purge once or twice per year, I’m always at the ready to spot something that hasn’t been worn or no longer suits my style and needs to go. It’s not that I cycle through clothes quickly either — my friends have running jokes about me wearing clothes I’ve had since college. But whether it’s the smaller living space that comes with city dwelling or perhaps a desire to simplify as life seems to get more hectic, I crave to live with less. Continue Reading

At Home, Family

Baby Gear Top Picks

At this very moment I know eight women who are pregnant.

That’s a whole lotta babies, folks! And most of these ladies are expecting their first child, which brings a different and exciting level of anticipation. It also brings a whole different level of wondering, “what the heck do I need to have on hand when this little person arrives and moves in for-ev-er?!”

There are so many stinkin’ baby products out there, and the amount of choice is overwhelming, especially when a pregnant mind is already bogged down with thoughts about so many things. I’ve had a few of my pregnant friends email or text me with questions about my favorite items, so I figured it might be worth sharing my thoughts and top picks here, particularly for anyone living in a big city or with limited space.  Continue Reading


The Mixtape // 08.19.16

We’ve spent the last week traveling for our annual family reunion, and it hasn’t left much time for blogging or screens, in general. But getting a chance to unplug a bit has been a really good thing.

Here’s this week’s little round up of things that made the last seven days memorable.  Continue Reading


Family Reunion in Buffalo Junction, VA

One of the things I’ve inherited in marrying Jordan is his family’s annual tradition of a reunion in Buffalo Junction, VA — the birthplace of his grandmother. It’s a tradition that has stood for more than 25 years, and it’s one the family looks forward to every year.

If you’ve never heard of Buffalo Junction, well, that makes sense. It’s a tiny town close to the southern border of Virginia where you’ll encounter long stretches of farm land, no traffic lights, and no cell phone service (seriously, you might as well just turn it off). Continue Reading