Q & A: Marriage



Last week, I rounded up some questions I’ve gotten on Instagram around the topic of marriage. I chose the questions that were asked most frequently and also some unique ones I found interesting.  You know how it goes with these posts, friends. Come back when you have a cup of coffee in hand and some time to spare because there are a whooole lot of words coming after the jump.

A Quick Weekend in New York City

We snuck away to New York this past weekend and it always leaves us feeling rested, recharged and so, so grateful for home. During our 7 years in Virginia we took full advantage of being a 2 hour train ride from the city. We’d drive to the train station in D.C, park our car and hop on the express as often as we could. Even though this weekend was one of our quickest NYC trips yet, here’s everything we squeezed into our stay.

Our Twice-a-Month Spending Update



Last week I shared in an Instagram story that O and I limit spending aside from groceries to once or twice a month. We started this routine in the summer after realizing there was just way too much spontaneous spending going on (think lots of Amazon boxes and phantom “needs.”) I received so many questions on what that looks like, why we do it and how I feel about it so let’s dive in. 

The Cold Weather Clothing Guide for Littles

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Last weekend was chilly. Really chilly. And as we sat in the back of a hayride I realized just how underprepared my littles were for another cold-weather season. Last years mittens are pretty much destroyed, they’ve outgrown their big coats and it’s time to scoop up some of my Fall and Winter favorites again. Since kids clothing is a topic I get asked about all the time, I figured I’d do an extensive guide including my “shoutouts” which are my favorite items year after year as well as the items I’d pick from head to toe to keep the kids cozy and warm and cute all at the same time. I hope you find this helpful! If your kids are growing like you’re sneaking steroids into their smoothies like mine are, you’re lookin’ for nearly a whole new wardrobe for them too. This guide has everything you need to help you on your quest! Including those $9 favorites since they’re just gonna grow out of em’ anyway and also the investment pieces like coats and boots to buy big so they last you two seasons. 

‘Weekend Notes’ What I Really Wore No.4



Here we are, friends. We made it to the one month mark of What I Really Wore! I’d just like to draw your attention to Monday and say this is just about as real as it gets. It was cold outside but Monday is a homeschool day which means I was drawing chalk on the driveway and playing outside with the kids. This is a true gym outfit-not one ounce of cool athleisure in it- so there you have it. Some days I feel like wearing a cozy sweater and jeans and some days just call for a hoodie and joggers. That being said, I think I’ll be taking a break from this series until maybe December. What do we think? Let’s dive into week 4.