A Fall Baby Shower: Celebrating My Niece Avery

My family is thrilled to be celebrating the arrival of my sister Katherine and her fiance TJ’s sweet baby girl, Avery! To celebrate, my sister Marabeth pulled off yet another unbelievable event in Nashville. The baby shower was a fall pumpkin theme, which was perfectly adorable. I got assigned the awesome task of being a mixologist. With a little help …

Celebrating BFF Day With My Best Girls

For National BFF Day, I want to take a moment to honor two of the VERY BEST FRIENDS I’ve ever had: my fur babies Lexi and Harley. As almost any dog owner knows, they don’t call them “(wo)man’s best friend” for nothing. These pups have been with me through everything. They listen to my rants, know when I need to …

Challenge: Women Inspiring Women

One of the ways I keep myself motivated and mentally strong is by collecting moving quotes by people who inspire me. They might be characters from a movie, singer-songwriters, teachers, and so on. I appreciate it when I’m going through something and a friend shares a quote that helped them get through a similar circumstance. I think one of the …

Happy (Healthy!) Birthday, Brooks

When I was planning for Brooks’ birthday party, I made sure we had all his favorite foods on hand. Typical pool parties have hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill, potato chips with creamy dip, and a sweet, sugary cake — I’m sure you’re thinking, YUM! I was, too. But this was Brooks’ day, and I wanted to celebrate him …

Gift Guide For Great Dads

With Father’s Day only a few weeks away, I’m beginning to rack my brain for creative ways to celebrate my dad. When it comes to gifts in general, I think it’s important to put some thought into the present by considering the quirks and tastes of the person I’m gifting. My dad can bust a move and sing a tune …

Happy Anniversary!

Exactly one year ago today this website went live. I knew it would be a great deal of work, but I also knew it would be well worth it. Finding new recipes, experimenting with DIY projects, and playing with new trends has been a ball — but truthfully, what made this year truly exceptional was all of you. I anticipated …

Let’s All Celebrate Our Best Friends!

The peanut butter to my jelly. The icing on my cupcake. The bumble to my bee. These are just a few of the ways to describe the magic that is the relationships we have with our BFFs. I am lucky to call a handful of friends my best friends — it’s not possible to choose just one! They’re all the …