I'm delighted that you're here! My heart behind this blog is to invite you into my daily life, the things I am most excited about, the lessons I am learning, and the beautiful things I am capturing. I invite you to pour yourself a warm cup of coffee or sweet tea and stay awhile! I hope this space is an encouragement and inspiration to you!


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“Turn left, and your destination will be on the left”, said our trusty navigation app. We’d arrived to Raleigh! And just in time for dinner with the Shauls. We were nervous-excited-thrilled to meet them, because – believe it or not – this would be the first time we met them in person. Stephanie and I’s […]


March 8, 2019

Our Trip to NC – Raleigh

Adventures + Travel

Pulling a freshly-laundered blanket from the dryer, all warm and cozy. Warm pancakes piled high on a plate for family breakfast on a Saturday morning. Sitting by a crackling fire on a crisp fall night. That’s how the South feels to me: warm, welcoming, familiar. Even though I was born and raised in New England, […]


March 6, 2019

Our Trip to NC – The Drive

Adventures + Travel

Dillon and I ended 2016 on such a fun note with a sleigh ride at Charmingfare Farm this past Saturday. He found the activity online and reserved tickets for us the day before, meaning zero wait time. We bundled up in our warmest clothes with hand warmers and boots and headed to the farm on Saturday […]


January 4, 2017

We Took a Sleigh Ride! A Visit to Charmingfare Farm

Adventures + Travel