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

Celebrating my brother’s wedding

Happy Friday!! It’s hard to believe that just two weeks ago I was in Washington D.C. celebrating my baby brother’s wedding.  It was such a special weekend bringing two families and many friends together from near and far – even from Italy! – to help Andrew, and his bride, Nicole ring in this new era of their relationship. Read More

Closing out May with a great weekend

I hope everyone had a great weekend! This one was one of the first in a quite a while where we didn’t have many concrete plans going into it…which made it really fun. I went to the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, got to sleep in, we met up with friends at a neighborhood festival, checked out a new neighborhood restaurant for brunch and even had a quick trip to the zoo for Jackson.

Here’s to hoping the rest of the weekends this month can be as fun, spontaneous and refreshing as this one was. Read More