24 weeks and a baby name

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a pregnancy update, so I thought I’d do one now that I’m 24 weeks. My glucose test is next week. My belly and our baby boy are growing rapidly! ...more

Mix and Match Double Batch & Balance Blueprint

Todd and I are just having a few relaxing days in New York celebrating my birthday. If you want to see what we’re up to, I’d love it if you followed along on Instagram while we’re there. I will do a full recap post of the trip when we get home ....more

Celebrate with Me! {a giveaway}

Happy Veteran’s Day, friends! I hope you will head over to Every Day Cheer today to read an inspiring interview from one of my favorite friends and a true veteran, Amy Lou Hawthorne. Her courage, beauty and sweet spirit will encourage you today ....more

Orange Cranberry Relish

Today I’m over on Every Day Cheer sharing my mom’s amazing cranberry orange relish recipe that is perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas! Head on over there and pin this recipe! ...more

Local Friends: PJs With Santa Giveaway

Okay, y’all. Today’s post is for all of my local readers. If you live in Columbia, South Carolina or within reasonable driving distance of Columbia, South Carolina, this post is just for you! ...more

Books I’ve Read Lately

When I found out I was pregnant, my reading pace slowed down drastically. I read 15 books in the first five months of the year and then pretty much stopped. (My reading lists from the beginning of the year are linked at the bottom of this post.) Napping was preferable to reading for a while there! ...more

Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration

Baby Boy Nursery Inspiration I have been pinning nursery ideas like crazy and shopping around for unique pieces. (Are you following me on Pinterest?) It has been so much fun to start working on another nursery! When Hayes was born, we moved him into the nursery we decorated for Hudson and moved Hudson to a new big boy room ....more

Holiday Card Favorites & a $200 Minted Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, I did a round up of my favorite holiday card designs from Minted. But today I’m sharing what our family’s photo looks like in some of those designs. I’m getting close to making the decision about which card we’ll use for 2014 ....more

November Goals

Decorate For Christmas Our November schedule is already really full. With my birthday and Thanksgiving and a couple of trips, we’ll be really busy. I want to decorate our tree immediately ....more

Halloween 2014

I’m not always on the ball when it comes to Halloween. There have been years when I’ve thrown something together at the last minute, and years when I’m way ahead and know exactly what the kids are going to be. This year, as soon as the costumes came out in the catalogs and online, I let the boys start looking so they could decide ....more