Staplehouse | America’s Best New Restaurant of 2016

Where has summer gone? I don’t know about you but I cannot believe we’re already in August! I’ve been meaning to write about Staplehouse for well over a week now, but time has just gotten away from me.  Alas, here we go…Ryan and I recently had a date night with some old friends who we don’t get to see often enough and decided to check out Staplehouse.

If you haven’t heard of it, especially if you live in Atlanta, you’re missing out!  It’s been on my radar for a while, we actually had lunch reservations here when they first opened but ended up going somewhere else instead. Fail! Shortly after we cancelled our reservations Bon Appétit named it No. 1 on their list of America’s Best New Restaurants and since it’s nearly impossible to get into. Read More

Friday reads from around the web

Happy Friday!  Here’s another round up of what I’ve been reading around the web.

Every weekday morning I try to set aside 30 minutes or so to drink some coffee and get caught up on news and the blogs I follow.  It’s pretty cathartic for me and gets my day started off right.  And since I always like to see what other people are reading I thought you all may be be interested in some of what I read.  I hope you enjoy these round ups! Read More

Traveling with a baby or toddler

Jackson and I are heading to Virginia this weekend, and it’ll be our first mother/son solo trip.  I’m really looking forward to it, but would by lying if I said I wasn’t  a little nervous about the flights without having Ryan there to help.  As I started planning and packing it got me thinking about the first time we flew with Jackson, when he was about four months old.  At the time I scoured blogs, Pinterest and various other sites for the best tips, tricks and hacks for flying with an infant.  Since then Jackson is a regular at the airport, with 12 flights under his belt. So I thought I would share what we’ve learned along the way and what has worked well for us. Read More

That’s a wrap June…4th of July weekend

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July!  I don’t know about you, but I love these abbreviated work weeks – they’re even better when the day off is midweek – here’s to hoping these next few days fly by.   Read More

My first Experience as an Airbnb Host

Just over a week ago Ryan and I pulled the trigger and listed our carriage house on Airbnb. It wasn’t 100% ready for guests but close enough that I felt confident I could put the final touches on everything before our first guest arrived.  I honestly had no idea what to expect, and assumed it would be at least a couple of weeks before we saw real traction and had someone checking in…after all this was a new listing without any reviews. Well, I was completely wrong!  Read More

Father’s Day Weekend

Sometimes I still can’t believe Ryan and I have a son and that he’s already 17 months old…I know it’s so cliché to say this, but the older I get the faster time really does fly by. We had a great weekend celebrating Ryan and spending time together as a family and Ryan and I were even able to squeeze in a date night!  I hope you all also had good weekends. Read More

Friday Reads From Around the Web

Cheers, we made it to Friday!  I hope you all have a great weekend ahead planned, and are ready to spoil all the fathers in your lives.  Aside from my daily news reads and blog check ins I’m always looking for inspirational reads and life hacks, so I thought I would share some of my favorites that I’ve come across lately.  Hope you enjoy! Read More