• balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly produce picks

    image source If you guys missed the very first post in this series: you can visit it here to learn more about it what it will include and why I’ve started it! As I’ve mentioned, the first step in this series is to highlight some general budget-friendly options for each of the main food groups that I believe are important… [Continue Reading]

    balanced on a budget: favorite budget-friendly produce picks
  • no-cook recipes perfect for summer

    With August upon us, we’re getting some of the hottest heat here in Charlotte that we’ve gotten all summer.  And all that heat has me craving is easy, no-cook recipes! I’ve rounded up my favorite dishes that don’t require an oven – making them perfect for the final blazing days of summer.  Who else is SO ready for the crisp,… [Continue Reading]

    no-cook recipes perfect for summer
  • my go-to fall wardrobe staples

    If you guys have followed me for a long while, you KNOW how obsessed I am with Fall.  And probably one of the things that gets me MOST excited is when Fall clothes start coming out.  As much as I love summer, there’s just something about being wrapped in a cozy sweater, sitting by a fireplace sipping a warm mug… [Continue Reading]

    my go-to fall wardrobe staples
  • daily meal plan: number thirty five

    If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to… [Continue Reading]

    daily meal plan: number thirty five

pregnancy: my maternity sleep must-haves

black nightgown: gilligan & o’malley // sleep mask: slip // fitness tracker: fitbit // bed: halston // similar blanket here Something I’ve heard and read a lot about throughout my pregnancy was sleep.  Most of what I’ve heard and read were horror stories of not being able to sleep comfortably.   I’ve been lucky for the most part during my pregnancy as far as…

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simple roasted potato, egg & arugula salad

Hello simple summer salad filled with peppery arugula, roasted potatoes, hard boiled eggs and radishes all topped with a homemade garlic mustard vinaigrette and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese! I’ve been VERY into salads this summer, there’s something about the heat that makes me want fresh, water-packed foods.  I’ve been all about fruit, smoothies and salads. Especially salads like this…

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pregnancy: what i’m wearing (second trimester)

dress: summer & sage maternity // sandals: nine west // gold cuff // bag // necklace // rings // earrings I looove this comfy dress.  It was perfect for a semi-fancy night out with my husband but it’s honestly so soft and comfortable that I felt like I could’ve curled up in bed in it when we got home and gone to sleep!  This…

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daily meal plan: number thirty two

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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nordstrom anniversary sale picks

It’s my absolute favorite time of year!  I literally wait all year long for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  Every year I feel like I get the best Fall and Winter staples that I wear over and over and over again. I’m sure you’re all sick of hearing about it by now (I know every fashion blogger has been posting about it…

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pregnancy: what i’m wearing (second trimester)

tank: mossimo supply co. // cardigan: h&m // jeans: old (similar here) // shoes: sam edelman // clutch: sondra roberts via le tote I  this cardigan.  It’s so perfect for summer because it’s light and airy but provides just enough warmth if you go to a cold restaurant or if the evening gets chilly.  I already know I’ll wear this all throughout the…

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greek pita chip nachos

Oh hello perfect snack-like meal that comes together in minutes while being hearty and satisfying! Those of you that follow me on Instagram already know I love a good nacho meal once in a while.  They’re so simple to make and if you’re creative enough, you can get most every food group in one little bite! These greek pita chip…

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nutrition during pregnancy

I’ve gotten a lot of questions about nutrition during pregnancy, what I’m eating and how I’m staying healthy, so I wanted to do a post dedicated to it! First off, I want to say that every single person has a different experience during pregnancy and every single person has incredibly different needs.  What works for me may be completely wrong…

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super fast meal idea: cherry overnight oatmeal {with video!}

You guys know by now that I love being in the kitchen.  Honestly, most days I look forward to peeling off my work clothes and popping an apron over my head. But there are definitely days, especially now that I’m pregnant, that I just need something super fast and easy to make. Because of that, I definitely have a stockpile of…

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pregnancy: what i’m wearing (second trimester)

dress: h&m // gold bracelets: lemonbug // rose gold watch: daniel wellington // top handle clutch: melie bianco // sandal: unisa Chad and I had a fun event to go to this weekend and this flowy (non-maternity!) maxi dress from H&M did the trick perfectly.  It was dressy enough that I didn’t feel out of place but so comfortable that I wasn’t…

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daily meal plan: thirty one

If you’re new to the series, click here to see the very first post or here to view them all! I’ve created a guide for you to use which will (hopefully!) make it easier for you to mix and match meals on your own to fit your individual needs: GUIDE: ABOUT THE GUIDE: Since everyone is different with different needs, and because I’m speaking to…

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pregnancy: my 3 favorite pregnancy tracker apps

dress: liz lange for target // cardigan: similar here // shoes: j.crew // bag: kate spade {similar here} // watch: daniel wellington // sunglasses: converse One thing I realized really early on in pregnancy is that you need to be careful how much you google things.  There is SO MUCH information out there – some information and helpful, others downright terrifying….

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