Thursday, April 6, 2017

Baby #2 Gear

Again sorry for the sporadic posts. My time management and lack of remembering anything is going downhill with only nine weeks left. 

Luckily I went the gender neutral route with our first, so little boy won't be surrounded by pink. However, there are still a few items I need to stock up on before his arrival (aka the no travel zone when we are scrounging for things to do).


Baby Monitor | So apparently our monitor has been discontinued by the manufacturer so I not only need another camera but need a two camera bundle. The first go-around I really wanted a Wifi version so I could view from my phone but with my decreased travel schedule, that is not a priority. Why are there so many options?!

Swaddles | I got rid of all our pink swaddles with the hopes of adding some new ones with this little man. How adorable is this line and these precious prints?

Wubbanub | Mary Tilman was never a pacifier lover as she much preferred her thumb, which was super convenient. In case he follows suit, I plan to not to stock up but maybe get one or two.

Nursing / Car Seat Cover | The 2-in-1 functionality of this is amazing! I love the fact that I can use this as a car seat cover and nursing cover as well, especially since we will be on-the-go more with this little. There is no playing around with little Miss's weekend time.

Convertible Gown | Not to plug J. Wills but these gowns are the best! You can make it a gown for easy diaper changes but also pant legs when a little more warmth is needed. Again I love a versatile piece.

Bath products | I am a true believer in Aveeno baby bath products but there is something amazing about Noodle and Boo. While on the pricier side, it is worth the splurge for that sweet clean baby smell.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

South's Best

Southern Living just released their South's Best list and it has great old and new favorites taking part!


Best Small Town
Beaufort is #1 and I could not agree more. After visiting last September, it is one of my new favorite places, perfect for a girl's getaway or a romantic retreat. The laidback vibe makes it the perfect escape.

Best Restaurants
The sad part of this list is I have not eaten at the Atlanta location but I have for two others! Hominy Grill in Charleston could be one of the best brunches I have ever had and Highlands in Birmingham is always a great meal. Saying that, this list contains several other must-try spots in my future.

Best Hotels
The only Alabama property is a beautiful restoration to the Battle House's glory. There are other great places I am eager to visit like the Jekyll Island Club Hotel.

Best Islands
I love everything about Florida's Emerald Coast but there is something idyllic about South Carolina and Georgia's coastal island towns. Having never been to Hilton Head or Jekyll, I would love to cross those off my list.

Best Breweries
If you are an avid beer drinker and never been to Asheville then you are missing out. No wonder the Wicked Weed was #1 on the list.

Thanks Southern Living for adding to my ever-long travel list :)

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

As if you couldn't tell, this ole blog has been taking a backseat. Not that I want it to but I don't have the time. Yes there are busier people out there but being a wife, mommy, employee, business owner, cook, cleaner, laundress and just a plain human being are sucking me dry of any free time. I haven't caught up on the latest Real Housewives or Scandal episodes if that tells you anything :) Hopefully I will have a nursery to unveil, fun weekends to post about or great new recipes, but right now I am running dry on ideas and stamina.


Baby boy has a name! While we are inadvertently keeping it close, thank goodness a name has been picked. Let the monograms commence.

Chrissy Teigen was all over the news this week for her Glamour essay. Mad props to her for opening up on a taboo topic like postpartum depression. To be honest, I think all of us mommas get something of the sort. I sure know I did. Your world is just rocked and you have so many body changes on top of so many new responsibilities that you don't know which end is up. I just wish people were more open about it. Kudos to her!

I am in the mood for some more sandals (I don't need them) but my feet seem to be the only thing not huge these days. These are too cute!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thursday Thoughts


J. Wills is hosting a Virtual Trunk Show today only! We had a successful show last August in my hometown but wanted to open it up to everyone this go-around. There is still time to participate by emailing julie@shopjwills.com to get your exclusive 15% off new arrivals code!


Potty training is for the birds. Mary Tilman has been doing great for three straight days without messing up until the other night she peed on the stairs. The post conversation went like this:
  • Me - "Mary Tilman, why did you pee on the floor"
  • Mary Tilman - " Mommy I didn't. I peed on the stairs."
  • Me - sitting in silence as I just got schooled by a toddler
Lesson Learned - don't potty train when you are pregnant. The lack of wine is not ideal.


We have started back up on HelloFresh. The convenience factor and my lack of wanting to do anything have spurred this back up. Plus I think their meals are great and have us eating healthy and differently than we usually would.



We went to the circus last weekend for Mary Tilman's first and last time. She was entralled the entire time but I was slightly disappointed. I was expecting more animals and less humans. However they know a thing or two on coaxing you into forking over $25 for a light-up toy.