2017 has arrived! We rang in the New Year with great friends in Maryland -- waking up to 2017 with this view was quite lovely :) This year I am going to make a conscious effort to be more present and the enjoy the little things. I saw the quote below on Pinterest and love the idea of writing … [Read more...]

slow down.

Slow Down. This is something I have to remind myself of -- a lot. Especially lately. Richard finds out where he matches for residency in mid-March and I truly want it to come quick. I am a big planner {thanks Mom & Cindy O} & I can't wait to know the PLAN. That being said, I know then -- … [Read more...]

ACTS journal // New Years Resolution

If you've followed my blog for awhile, you may remember me talking about the ACTS journal a year or so ago. My New Years Resolution is to get back on the ACTS journal wagon. Essentially it's a way to to reflect & unwind at the end of the day. To take a step back & realize your actions … [Read more...]

TGIF + words.

Happy Friday, friends! A low key weekend is on the agenda. Some of my favorite words to welcome the weekend. xx … [Read more...]

random musings.

Some random musings for you today… Adore this photo via // Kate Spade swimsuit here See more of Bailey McCarthy's {owner of Biscuit Home} house tour that was in Country Living here & here. Her cozy living room is perfect. I would love to incorporate these pillows into a future home … [Read more...]


Today is a special day filled with sunshine {amidst all this cold weather} because it's my husband's birthday! Happy 27th to my best friend who constantly inspires & surprises me. It's been a year of many ups & downs but he is constantly my rock, always encouraging & supporting me to do what … [Read more...]

trust the magic.

New week, new job, new beginnings. So excited to be starting a new job today & am looking forward to what the rest of this year holds {things can only go up, right!?} I hope you all had a great weekend! Mine was spent checking out the new Ralph's Coffee shop {I saw Ralph Lauren!!! -- photo … [Read more...]

stay interested.

One of the many words of wisdom that I gained from my father in law is to stay interested in whatever you do in life. And to that, I continue to stay interested in this blog & sharing the things that make me happy: fashion, decor, travel & pretty things. Life can be very unfair but you … [Read more...]

ACTS journal.

My cousin is one of my very best friends & also happens to be a 7th & 8th grade teacher. She was looking for ideas of things to do with her students & brought up the ACTS journaling we used to do in high school {we went to a Catholic high school}. I hadn't thought about it in years but … [Read more...]

& all my stars.

Happy Birthday to my sun, my moon and all my stars. Excited to celebrate my husband's 26th birthday tonight. May everyone eat bagel sandwiches & red velvet cake all day in his honor :) xx … [Read more...]