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

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…

Lifestyle

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…

Fitness

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…

Lifestyle

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…

Lifestyle

My Current Morning Ritual

Happy Tuesday, friends! I am loving this cool weather that makes it actually feel like winter outside. Don’t get me wrong, the 70-degree days are amazing too, but there’s something about a crisp winter morning that wakes me up and energizes me throughout the day. I’ve talked before about the importance of a good morning routine. In fact, I’ve even shared my secrets to a better morning. But as any…

Lifestyle

Bag Review: MZ Wallace vs. Dagne Dover

I feel like this post has been a long time coming! If you follow me on Instagram, you might have seen the review I did of my two go-to carry-on totes: the MZ Wallace Large Metro Tote Deluxe and the Dagne Dover Landon Carryall Bag. I wanted to also write a blog post about the two bags since so many of you reached out asking me to compare the two! I’ll start the post by saying…

Fitness

How I’m Staying Active During the Holidays

Outfit Details: Sports Bra (similar) // Leggings (similar) // Jacket // Sneakers This time of year can be crazy busy between traveling, holiday get-togethers, and all the things sitting on our never-ending to-do lists. Squeezing in a workout can seem nearly impossible! I get it. To be honest, there are a LOT of days I struggle to fit in my workouts during the rest of the year, so doing so during the holidays…

Holiday

7 Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

There are few things greater than Christmas morning, am I right? Between showering your loved ones with special surprises and spending the whole morning lounging in your PJs, it is definitely one of my favorite days of the year. We also love to enjoy a big breakfast mid-morning that will hold us over until our early Christmas dinner. We don’t have a specific breakfast that we make every Christmas. Instead,…

Holiday

Holiday Cocktails & Mocktails You Need to Make

There’s something so fun and festive about making cocktails this time of year. I love finding creative recipes online and doing my best to recreate them for holiday parties, date nights in, or even just a random Tuesday. ;) I actually concocted my own holiday cocktail this year that turned out AMAZING — you may have seen me sharing it on my Instagram Reels. I had a blast coming up with…

Holiday

New Christmas Traditions I Want to Try With My Family

Growing up, my family was never really rigid when it came to traditions, but there are a few things I remember from growing up that were special. Now that Duncan and I have started our own family, we’ve been thinking about what traditions we want to start with Four.  I imagine it might take us a few years to really get into a groove and figure out the traditions we…

Faith

Practical Things You Can Do to Have a Godly Marriage

I recently did a Q&A on Instagram asking y’all what type of content you’d like to see and one of my most requested topics was marriage and relationship advice — specifically things I/we do to have a Godly marriage. To be honest, I was a little intimidated by the question, but I wanted to challenge myself to sit down and write a few things down that have been helpful for…

Lifestyle

5 Thanksgiving Sides I’m Making This Year

In case you missed it, I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving dinner this year. I’ve never felt more “adult” in my life! I recently shared my table for Thanksgiving, and I got a lot of questions about what I’d be cooking. I’m handing turkey responsibilities over to Duncan but I decided to put together a post with some of the sides I’ll be making in case you’re still looking for ideas.…

Home

Small Things I Do to Make Sure My House is Always Tidy

This time of year, it’s easy for my house to get cluttered quickly. Between packages arriving for holiday gifting and lots of projects happening for work, I can find myself look around my house and wondering when the tornado came through. But I’ve learned that by following a few small tips, my house stays tidy without much effort and I feel much more put together and organized. When it comes…

Lifestyle

What I Want to Bake This Holiday Season

I don’t consider myself a master baker by any stretch of the imagination, but I do especially love baking this time of year. It brings back so many memories of making cookies with family when I was younger, and now I’m excited to create those same memories with Four and Duncan. My strategy when I am looking for tasty things to bake is simple: It has to be easy and…

Fall

My First Thanksgiving Table

We are officially into November. Insert mind-blown emoji here, right!? I truly can’t believe how fast this year has gone. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that I’ve got an almost 9-month-old crawling around everywhere or what but this year’s flown by. November does have me excited because I will be hosting my first ever Thanksgiving this year! Is this what being a grown-up feels like!? I’m slightly nervous…

Home

Our Primary Bathroom Update

This post has been a long time coming but I’m so excited to finally share an update of our bathroom! For those of you who have been following me for at least the past 9 months, you know this bathroom has been a journey. When we moved into this house at the beginning of this year, I was super pregnant with Four. I was totally in the nesting phase and wanted everything…

Gift Guides

2021 Gift Guides: Baby

Before I had four, I truly had no idea what babies enjoy doing. I would get invited to birthday parties for my friends’ kids and was at a total loss at what to buy for a gift. So, whether you’re on the hunt for a Christmas gift for your niece, nephew, etc., or you just need some ideas for your own kiddo, I hope this gift guide can help. Most…