Lifestyle

Lifestyle

Here are a few of my favorite things–the topics that really make me tick. I love to focus aspects of life that are already good and find ways to make them even better. You’ll find content here that I hope will add value to your everyday. We’ll discuss faith, travel, home, organization, fitness, podcasts, and more topics that will cheer you on to live your best, most abundant life.

Lifestyle

Getting Ready for Outdoor Entertaining

It’s that time of year! Outdoor entertaining is one of my absolute FAVORITE things about summer. There’s just something about enjoying food and drinks (or mocktails for me this year) with friends and family in your own yard. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen that Duncan and I have been investing in our backyard this year. We started back in January in anticipation of Four’s first birthday…

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Mother’s Day Brunch Recipes

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and I know a lot of you are coming up with your plans for the day. Most years, we’ll celebrate by either taking my mom out to brunch or we’ll host a small brunch at home. Both are great options, but there’s something really special about being able to cook for your mom after she did the same for you for so many…

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What I Wore in San Miguel

Hello from Dallas! I’m so sad our Mexico trip is over (we got back on Sunday), but it’s nice to be back in the swing of things. San Miguel is a place that’s been on Duncan’s bucket list since before I even met him, and it did not disappoint. We spent 5 days there (including travel days) and I felt like it was the perfect amount of time to soak…

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My Spring Table for Easter

I’m so excited we will be hosting Easter lunch this year. We had a blast hosting Thanksgiving last year, so I can’t wait to bring my favorite people together around the table again to celebrate another one of our favorite holidays! I’ve always really loved holidays, but now that we have Four (and another one on the way), holidays have become so special. And let’s be real, they’re also an excuse…

Motherhood

Pregnancy No. 2 First Trimester Q&A

Ahh I can’t believe I’m writing another pregnancy Q&A. It feels like just yesterday I was writing this blog post to answer your questions about my first pregnancy. The past year has been such a whirlwind and has absolutely flown by. I’m sure everyone with an infant feels that way, but it’s so true! We’re beyond excited to be doing this again. I honestly can’t wait to see Four as…

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Tips for Keeping a Clean Home

Y’all, I’m still reeling from my Instagram Live with yesterday with Sarah McAllister from Go Clean Co. In case you missed it, you can see the whole thing here. Sarah is the QUEEN of clean and gives so many amazing tips on the Go Clean Co Instagram account. We even did a fun little Reel after our Live with a few quick tips for cleaning the items in your house that always seem…

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Spring Recipes I Can’t Wait to Try

One of my favorite things about spring is all the fresh produce that’s suddenly in season. I also just enjoy lighter dishes in general, so spring and summer foods are typically my favorite. I don’t know about you, but I love a good spring salad. As I was meal planning recently, I came across a few recipes that I wanted to share. Most of these are from my favorite food blogs,…

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What I’m Putting In Four’s Easter Basket

I have to admit, I did not think I’d get so into putting together an Easter basket for Four, but I’ve had SO much fun finding cute goodies. Since Four was so little last year, I didn’t really do much for the holiday. This year, however, he’s a year old and at the perfect age to enjoy some really fun items inside his basket. Whenever I’m shopping for Four, whether it…

Motherhood

How Motherhood Has Changed Me

If you had asked me a year ago how motherhood would change me, I’d honestly have no idea. To be honest, I knew there’d be some changes in my life once I became a mom, but I could never imagine I’d have the shift I’ve experienced the past year. Duncan and I were newly married when I got pregnant with Four, and I really thought our lives would stay mostly…

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Four’s First Birthday Party

Two weekends ago, we got to celebrate Four’s first birthday with our closest family and friends and it was truly the most magical celebration. The coincidental thing is that we actually had to cancel our original party plans due to an ice storm in Dallas, which brought back all the memories of the giant ice storm we had a year ago RIGHT after Four was born. We had just moved back to…

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My Favorite Restaurants in Aspen

I’ve been going to Aspen since I was a kid with my family and now with Duncan and Four, so I’ve definitely come to learn which restaurants are great in the cozy ski town. Even though Aspen is considered a “small town,” it actually has some really great places to eat and shop. Downtown Aspen is one of my favorite places ever! Through the years, I’ve seen some shops and…

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Closet Reveal & Organization Tips

I’m so excited to finally share my closet with y’all. We’ve been working on this space for the past 10 months. Looking at it now, I can’t believe it used to be an attic. Thanks to the help of some amazing designers and builders, we were able to transform this space into my dream closet slash office. Duncan and I joke that this is probably the nicest closest I’ll ever have…

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Essentials for Your Next Beach Vacation

It feels kind of funny writing a blog post on beach essentials when I’m currently packing for our trip to Aspen tomorrow, but I’ve had so many of you message me asking for some cute pieces that you can buy for an upcoming beach trip. I actually love going to the beach this time of year because you can escape the cold weather (okay it’s currently 72 in Dallas so…

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Valentine’s Day Date Ideas for Every Budget

With Valentine’s Day a couple of weeks away, I know a lot of us are starting to look at the calendar and make plans for that weekend or evening (so weird when a holiday falls on a Monday, am I right?). I mentioned in a recent blog post that one of my goals for this year is prioritizing my marriage. One of the ways we’re doing this is by trying to…

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My Valentine’s Day Dessert Board

Ah, we’re officially in February! That means we’re also 14 days from Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in a relationship, single, or creating sweet memories with your little one on this holiday, I’m excited to share some fun holiday-related content with you over the next couple of weeks. (In case you missed it, my Valentine’s Day gift guide went up recently on the blog!) Today’s post was SO MUCH fun to…

Fitness

My Favorite Sneakers for Training

Today I want to talk a bit about training shoes. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve likely seen me posting workout videos the past few months. I signed up to start working out with a personal trainer 2-3x a week and it has been a GAME changer for my mental health and fitness. Y’all know I’m all about progress over perfection so for me, the important thing is just…

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How I Get Back on Track in January

I can’t believe we’re already halfway through January, y’all. It feels like we *just* kicked off the New Year! This time of year, it can be a struggle to get back on track after a couple of months of all things holiday. Between the cold weather and the fact that many of us traded in healthy eating for baked goods (just me?), we can all be a bit slow-moving in…

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How to Make Meal Planning Easier

One of my goals for the New Year is to be more diligent with my meal planning. I’ve gone through stages where I’m really great at it and times when I pretty much fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to our meals. But I always feel better when I’ve got a game plan in place so I know exactly what we’re having to eat for the week…