Today I'm focused on how crafting a nighttime routine (meaning you do it darn near every night) can help you improve your relationship with Sleep. And if you're like Brityn, who sleeps like a baby no matter what, this is still for you! Nighttime routine is vital to her for entirely different reasons she says-- mostly for recovering after a long day of frustration with two wild boys to better prepare for tomorrow.
For Sam's birthday, I wanted to make him something fancy tasty and looking--something special. Sam is not from a household that ate many grits in his childhood, but he has come to the right side and now loves them! They were an obvious choice for his Monday night birthday dinner. Classic Southern Shrimp and Grits. In my … Continue reading Fast & Fancy: Shrimp & Grits
Why is sleep important? Besides helping you avoid yawning through all of your conversations...
Spoiler alert... Every day we wake up. I'm guessing no one is actually surprised by this, but how often are you surprised when the clock strikes 11 pm or 12 am, or worse (not that I'm judging!) and you're like totally shocked that you should be getting into bed? It may have happened at my house once or twice...again, no judgement … Continue reading It’s Complicated with: Sleep. Part 1.
I had my 20 week checkup and anatomical scan for my baby this past Thursday. We're having a boy and overall, he's looking healthy! Naturally, our family's weekend plans now include looking at mini-vans. (!!!!I'm excited!!!!) Remy already has opinions about the color and how many we should look test drive. She's requesting light blue or red, if you're … Continue reading In Real Time: Manners + Minivans
One of my biggest passions in life is convincing people to wash their hair less. I'm not kidding. I can really get on a soap box about it and luckily this blog is my unresisting platform. Muwhaha! If you are tired of washing your hair every day and the time it takes to style it, or the resulting frustration … Continue reading Solutions to Wash Your Hair Less (Days 1-6 PICS!)
Because this February spring that's happening, though incredibly lovely, is kind of freaking me out! I live in Virginia and we've had several weeks now of a cycle of highs in the 60s and 70s, followed by a "cold" day where the high is 50*F. Um, what?! In actuality, I'm concerned less about our immediate extinction and more … Continue reading In Real Time: are we going to end up like the dinosaurs?
Here it is. Everything we can think of on how to develop fabulous personal style and then make your wardrobe perfect for you on any budget! BEFORE YOU SHOP Identify your body shape & coloring, AKA what looks great on you After living with yourself for this long, you probably have some idea of what looks … Continue reading Dressing Like an Adult: Shopping Strategies + Personal Style Development
In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd post about how you can start loving every piece of clothing you own. For real! Today's post is all about quality and flattering clothing, and how to find them. You've probably heard this saying before: "choose quality over quantity." But do we do that more times than … Continue reading Start LOVING your clothes! Dressing like an Adult: Quality Matters + The Flatter Factor
The closest I’ve lived to family since becoming a parent is a 21-hour drive, so childcare solutions have become a special talent of mine. I decided very early on that being a martyr would only hurt my family; I’m an extrovert and need to leave the house. But I’ve found that my lovely introvert parent-friends … Continue reading Creative (& Cheaper) Childcare Solutions