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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Today is Day 10 of my first Whole30. Simply put, Whole30 is an thirty-day reset for your body that focuses on eating wholesome foods, kicking cravings, increasing energy, health, and clarity, and breaking bad habits with food. There are many different reasons why people choose to complete a Whole30, many of which involve alleviating symptoms […]


January 11, 2019

The Heart Behind My First Whole30

Daily Life, Food, Inspiration + Personal Growth

Friday nights are usually for family dinner. For the past year, we’ve shared dinner with my parents every Thursday night and dinner with his family on Friday nights. It has often made for a full end-of-week calendar, but we wouldn’t trade that quality family time for anything. Last night, we had a rare night free […]


September 29, 2018

Chicken Stew, Family Dinner, and Contentment at Home


Dillon and I are planning a trip to North Carolina this fall and I couldn’t be more excited! As we’ve been poring over travel guides and maps, my thoughts have naturally flowed to past notable travel experiences I’ve had. One in particular that stands out from them all is my stay at the Carolina Inn […]


September 27, 2018

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies from the Carolina Inn