Holiday Season is Among Us

How is it already Thanksgiving?!  I know I sound like a broken record, but this year has really flown by.  I cannot believe we’re in the throws of holiday season, it feels like we were just trick or treating last weekend. It really hit me that the holidays are here when we did our annual pictures with Santa last weekend.  That’s another story for another post…lets just say it went about as smooth as last year…photo above is from last year’s session.

This is definitely my favorite time of year though!  I love decorating our house for the holidays, seeing family and friends, and getting all dressed up for the holiday celebrations.  Since it’s been a little while I thought I would do a little update on what’s been going on with our family before we are full swing into all of the holiday planning, parties and craziness. Hope you enjoy! Read More

48 Hours in Asheville NC

Ryan and I recently celebrated our six year wedding anniversary in Asheville, North Carolina. We had initially planned on a low-key parent’s night out in Atlanta, but at the last minute we decided to pack up the fam and head to Asheville.

Asheville has been on my list of places to check out for a while now…it’s a short drive from Atlanta (3 1/2 hours), has lots of hiking trails around the city, is known for it’s craft beer and food scene, and is super dog friendly. It’s also one of those places that I was concerned wouldn’t live up to my expectations…I felt like I had build up this city in my mind and by the time we got there I wasn’t really sure what to expect.   Read More

Apple Picking in North Georgia

One of my favorite annual traditions growing up was our family trek out to an orchard to pick apples and drink cider.  I remember running through the orchards, filling up baskets of apples and sipping on warm cider to stay warm.  I couldn’t wait to start this tradition with Jackson.  So this past weekend Jackson and I drove up to North Georgia with a few friends for our first apple picking experience.   Read More

Friday reads from around the web

And, queue the music, we made it to Friday!  I don’t know about you, but this week seemed to move so slowly for me, but we’re here.  And I couldn’t be more excited for this weekend…my parents are flying in tonight, and Ryan and I get to sneak away on Saturday and Sunday to go to Music Midtown.  Bruno Mars, Mumford & Sons, Naked & Famous and Future here I come!

I like to spend my Friday mornings catching up on articles I’ve bookmarked throughout the week. So in that spirit, I thought I would share a few pieces that have been on my recent lists. Hope you enjoy!   Read More

Riviera Maya, Mexico…with a toddler

What a crazy few weeks weather-wise we’ve had! I really everyone in the path of Harvey and Irma are safe. It seems Mother Nature is not too happy these days, I’ve had Mexico on my thoughts a lot lately and everyone affected by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami warning there.  This got me thinking about our recent trip down to the Riviera Maya and how every time I visit Mexico we meet some of the friendliest and welcoming people. Read More

And that’s a wrap summer

Right  now I am supposed to be on my way to the airport and heading to Siesta Key for a much-needed girls weekend.  A couple of my closest girlfriends and I take a long weekend each year and head somewhere to relax, sip fun cocktails and catch up.  Unfortunately, Hurricane Irma had other plans for us though, and instead we’ll all be staying home this weekend. Read More

Summer Vibes

I can’t believe summer is quickly coming to an end.  I had high hopes for this season, and it definitely did not disappoint.  I know I’ve been a little slack on posting here…the late nights and long weekends have gotten the best of me.

Rather than write up everything we’ve been up to, I thought I would share our summer so far through pictures.  I hope you enjoy! Read More