I officially became “Aunt Carly” on Wednesday and I couldn’t be happier! I won’t share too many details because it’s my sister’s birth story and not my own. I will say that he’s cuddly and likes to be held. Music to my ears! I hope y’all enjoy these snapshots I took at the hospital. I’m thrilled that my sister allowed me to be there for the birth of her son and to share these moments with you. Continue reading “MEET MY NEPHEW ARLOW”
First I would like to apologize for being away so long. For those who don’t know, I started my master’s at Vanderbilt 2 months ago. The program is accelerated and I’ve barely had time to catch my breath with all the work so I’ll try and post as often as I can but the timing will be sporadic to say the least. These photos, however, are an exception. I would be devastated if they ended up in purgatory and didn’t make it to the blog before my nephew is born. We slipped away to Greenbrier yesterday to snap these and I’m thrilled at how well they turned out. Please enjoy my stunning sister who (much to my dismay) is still perfectly thin and looks like she swallowed a beach ball. Arlow, my love, I can’t wait to meet you. Continue reading “KATIE’S MATERNITY SESSION”
I didn’t know if I should write a blog post about the Shania Twain concert because I was nervous my pictures weren’t “good enough”. Then I realized that this trip with my sister was too special not to share regardless of low quality cell phone snaps. Shania Twain puts on a hell of a show! If you get a chance you should definitely go see her. Continue reading “LIFE’S ABOUT TO GET GOOD”
I’m bringing something a little different to the blog today. While you can usually find me with a cold glass of sweet tea, I also enjoy a cup of hot tea with honey. Teabloom sent over some of their flowering green teas and I have to say I’ve never had tea like this. Inside the canister, there are 12 green tea flower pods shaped like hearts. When you pour boiling water over the top of the pod and let it steep for 5-10 minutes, the pod opens up and blooms. It’s a truly beautiful site! Continue reading “TEABLOOM FLOWERING TEAS”
Studio Brew is a craft brewery located in Bristol, Virginia on Moore Street. The artistic and relaxed vibes inside and out will entice you to make this your new watering hole. Continue reading “STUDIO BREW”
Hello, lovely people! Today I wanted to share a super easy summer treat that you can make for your dog using only 3 ingredients- pumpkin, yogurt, and honey. As some people may know, pumpkin helps to correct constipation and diarrhea in dogs which can come in handy when the summer heat starts messing with their bellies. This simple recipe for frozen pumpkin pup-sicles is sure to please your favorite four-legged friend.
I missed the official Rhododendron Festival that was held at Roan Mountain on Father’s Day weekend so we went to see them yesterday. The rainy weather was less than ideal but it didn’t stop us from enjoying these gorgeous purple blooms. Honestly, the mist created by the rain made it feel like we were walking through a fairy garden. Continue reading “ROAN MOUNTAIN RHODODENDRONS”
Latourell Falls was our first stop on a mini tour of Oregon’s natural wonder. The Columbia River Gorge in Mount Hood National Forest was stunning but I smiled when I realized that I traveled all the way across the country to end up somewhere that reminded me of home. Continue reading “LATOURELL FALLS”
I was tempted to name this blog post like an episode of “Friends” and call it “The One with all the Tulips”. The Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival was a dream location that I placed on my bucket list over a year ago. This was an experience I’ll keep with me long after I’m old and grey. Continue reading “WOODEN SHOE TULIP FESTIVAL”
You have to tilt your head alllll the way back to reach the top of this Gothic marvel. St. Patrick’s Cathedral opened over 130 years ago in 1879 and it is truly a work of art.
Follow me to have a look inside this time capsule so carefully juxtaposed with the hustle and bustle of New York City streets. Continue reading “ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL”