How to: host a blind wine-tasting party

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Several years ago, I came across this idea of a blind wine-tasting party on Pinterest. I thought it sounded really fun but it was kind of one of those things that I thought I should do sometime but never really made it happen. Until now ūü•ā ūüć∑ I told David I was kicking him out (with Ari too!) and I was going to pick a date, invite a few friends, and give it a go. I’m always down for a good excuse to hang out with friends and drink wine but this actually turned out to be tons of fun.… Read More

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What’s Up Wednesday | May Edition

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What’s Up Wednesday Monday Written and attempted to publish on Wednesday, May 31 but I ran into technical difficulties.¬† What we’re eating this week |¬†We had lots of deliciousness from the grill over the weekend but nothing too exciting this week. Copper, on the other hand, now gets his food delivered to him one pebble at a time. What I’m reminiscing about | last year at the lake vs. this year. What I’m loving | If you follow me on Facebook, you might already know that my newest endeavor is that I’ve become a¬†¬†Beachbody Coach. That basically means that I’ve… Read More

Summer Style

Romper¬†||¬†Sunnies¬†||¬†Matte lipstick¬†||¬†Backpack¬†||¬†Sandals These pieces are all hanging out in my virtual closet. Aren’t they so fun? I can just envision¬†an outdoor concert, a wine tasting, a date night, or a beach event. I have two rompers and I’m really looking for a good excuse to buy one more. I love how this one’s off-the-shoulder and floral and blue. It’s perfection. Sunglasses are my jam. I have at least 4 pair right now. A fun pair of sunglasses makes me smile and I just bought these. I’ve been wearing them nonstop. I love the blue reflection and how large they are.… Read More

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8 years

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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to go back to High Point University for the commencement ceremony. One of my former students/players graduated and it was so fun¬†to be included in the festivities. I’ve only been back to HPU a handful of times since May 2009 and I left to become a real adult. While I was there this weekend, I kept thinking about 8 years and the ways my life has changed. I left as a single college grad and came back with my husband and toddler. 8 years. My current life looks nothing like the late nights… Read More

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3 Things I’m Loving

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Last time I posted about the things I love, I noticed that it sparked some fun conversation among friends. So, here we go again. ¬†Will you comment at the end of this post and tell me about the things you’re loving? Spotify. So this isn’t a new thing for me but it’s like it’s reappeared in my life recently. You probably already know how much I love listening to music pretty much all day (if not, you can read about it here) but I’m kind of loyal to Pandora. Until recently, Ari was playing with the iPad and she played… Read More

“You have the whole driveway.”

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Ariana and I are¬†playing outside with two friends: one who’s three and one who’s six months. The 6-month-old is in my lap while Ari and her friend explore the front yard. I’m carefully keeping the little one in the shade. The two bigger girls are enjoying the warm sun shining down after spending most of the morning inside eating goldfish. Now that we’re outside, they pop the bubbles as I blow a new gust their way. The little one in my lap gazes at the iridescent circles floating toward the big girls. “Won’t be long until you join them,” I… Read More

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A day in the life

Here’s a peek into what our days look like around here. I love learning from others and a little bit of how they do life and if you’re the same way, you’ll probably love this. If not, you probably think its super weird. I’ve actually attempted this several times — you’d be surprised how difficult it is to remember to snap pictures of random things throughout your day. I’ve started this so many times and gotten to 3 pm and realized that I didn’t have a single photo since 8 am. I can’t say that I did a great time… Read More

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What I’m Wearing

Happy St. Patrick’s Day ūüćÄ These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of traveling for us. Since the beginning of March, we’ve been to Chapel Hill, Winston-Salem and Greensboro, Blowing Rock, and Knoxville. Ariana, who used to never sleep while we were traveling, seems to have all of that figured out. Or maybe I just learned that she needed to be a bit more tired than normal when I lay her down. Either way, it’s working and it’s glorious. I’ve taken a few snapshots of my favorite looks from this winter and linked similar items below each image. Note:… Read More

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3 Things I’m Loving: Beauty Edition

So this new adventure with F+F has taken things in a new direction. I’ll probably post once or twice a week, max. And then other weeks it’ll be mostly silent. I’d categorize most of what I’m currently writing as reflective pieces. They’re deeper than the¬†here’s what we did this week posts of Fashion + Feathers, round 1. Or the here’s an outfit you can try.¬†I’m really enjoying getting back into writing, but it is a little bit of an adjustment. I find that I have 834093284098 topics running through my mind at any given time, and about 17 (actually more… Read More

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I’m glad I shared our miscarriage

In case you missed it: In December of 2016, we lost a baby just a few weeks after finding out we were expecting. Our experience is detailed in an essay on Her View from Home titled Will God Give Us A Second Child?¬† I think the topic of miscarriage is becoming something that people are more willing to talk about. As I was walking at the park this week with a friend, she said she had read my piece of Her View from Home and that she knew of many friends who had battled a miscarriage. I agreed. It’s unfortunate… Read More

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