• whole grain pumpkin banana bread

    I had some browning bananas on my kitchen island but really didn’t feel like any of my usual go-tos (like this banana.  I wanted something a little more seasonal.  After a quick search online, I found this easy whole grain pumpkin banana bread recipe and knew that it was exactly what I was looking for! It’s light, fluffy and pairs… [Continue Reading]

    whole grain pumpkin banana bread
  • favorite coats & jackets for cooler weather

    I’ve gotten quite a few requests over DM on Instagram to do a roundup of my favorite coats & jackets and I’m happy to have finally gotten around to it!  I’ve broken it out into different categories to make it easier to follow. WOOL & WOOL-BLEND COATS & JACKETS Wool or wool-blend coats are great everyday options but also work… [Continue Reading]

    favorite coats & jackets for cooler weather
  • life: owen’s first pumpkin patch visit

    vest // striped tee: BP. (sold out, similar here) // jeans // boots (old, similar here) We took Owen on his very first trip to the pumpkin patch!  He’ll learn very soon that his Mommy is VERY into holidays and he won’t be able to escape all my traditions – even at 8 days old!  The pickins were definitely slim (that’s what… [Continue Reading]

    life: owen’s first pumpkin patch visit
  • daily meal plan: number forty four

    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 forty four

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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pregnancy: what i’m wearing (second trimester)

dress: knox rose // shoes: bp. – currently sold out {similar here} // gold cuff // gold rings // wool floppy hat  I’m living by flowy dresses for my day to day style lately.  The temperatures are consistently near the 100s now in Charlotte which means I’m loving anything and everything that’s light and breathable (especially as my belly continues to expand)!  Not…

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jumbo whole wheat chocolate chip banana muffins

I don’t know about you guys but I always seem to have a batch of browning bananas on hand.  I love to use juuuust ripe bananas in my smoothies (like this easy 4-ingredient green smoothie, this 3-layer smoothie or this 3-ingredient totally customizable smoothie bowl) so I peel those babies and pop them in the freezer. SUPER overripe, browning bananas however, don’t…

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pregnancy: maternity essentials

blue top: lush // jeans: ingrid & isabel {similar, less expensive here} // shoes: bp. – currently sold out {similar here & here} // fitness tracker: fitbit // watch: daniel wellington // earrings: target // What to Expect When Expecting: This was recommended by my doctor.  I love the tone of the book – it’s not too extreme in one direction or the other.  It provides…

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protein-packed summer farro salad

This is the most ridiculously simple dish but is so satisfying.  It’s filled with just about every good group you could ask for – whole grains, protein, dairy, veggies, fruit and healthy fats – and comes together in less than 30 minutes. It’s meat-free (but hearty!), requires minimal time in the kitchen and holds over pretty well meaning you’d got a…

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pregnancy: what i’m wearing (second trimester)

white tank top: asos // skirt: asos // sandals: nine west // gold cuff // bag // necklace // rings This skirt is so comfortable.  In general with pregnancy I haven’t been the biggest fan of over-the-bump styles but not where this skirt is concerned!  It’s light as air and super girly but so wearable.  You can pair it with an…

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