Cantina 18

I strive to keep this blog not only about my style but also about my life. If you know me personally, you know that any sort of southwest/mexican type food is my jam. I have Chipotle literally every Sunday night but I also like to stay updated on the best tacos in...

Our Stay at Sanderling Resort

A few weeks ago, TJ and I spent a weekend at Sanderling Resort in Duck, NC and it was our second time staying there. Our first stay was last summer but we only stayed one night so we knew we would have to plan a second trip sometime this year to fully experience it!...

Twelve Days of Giving Day 12: Grand Prize

It's the very last day of our holiday giveaway series which means we'll be hosting the grand prize giveaway later this evening on Instagram! Be sure you're following along here to find out how to enter! For our final giveaway day, Taylor Rae of Style Souffle, and I...

Engagement Photos Part 2 in Charleston

Happy Monday! Did you catch the first half of our engagement shoot here? Even though these were all taken on a hot summer day way back in June, I just had to share some of my favorite ones! Last week, I also shared our thoughts and experience on finding a wedding...

Paintbar Raleigh

Life can be pretty busy at times but I've always been a firm believer in 'treat yo' self'. No matter how crazy your schedule may get, it's always important to take a moment to breathe, live in the moment, catch up with a good friend, and treat yo' self. Sometimes you...

Belmond Charleston Place: Hotel Review

If you follow along on Instagram, you might have already seen that I stayed at a beautiful hotel in downtown Charleston last weekend, Belmond Charleston Place. This was my second visit to this gorgeous place and I already booked my third! Since it is becoming a...

The Outer Banks: Rainy Day Edition

I'm back with one last OBX post for you. If you follow along on my blog, you might have read my top favorite things to do in the Outer Banks a few weeks ago. The majority of that list revolved around outdoor activities because after all, it is the beach! But you never...

What To Do In The Outer Banks

As I mentioned last week, I visited The Outer Banks a couple weeks ago with TJ and we were determined to become OBXperts! You can follow along on the hashtag #DareYouToOBX on Instagram to see more photos of what the entire group did that week. The Outer Banks is truly...

Ocean Blue Beach Essentials

When I was packing for the beach a couple weeks ago, I made a list of a few important things I didn't want to forget: a beach-cover up, swimsuit, hat, casual sandals, sunscreen... the list goes on. I like to try to plan well in advance and also try to throw in a...

Summer Day in Manteo, Nags Head, and Kitty Hawk

June has always been one of my favorite months of the year. It usually involves the most traveling, boat rides, beach trips, marks the start of summer, and I go into a summertime state of mind. I feel the most alive this time of year, while the anxious thoughts of...

Smile More, Complain Less

Life is short. Have fun and live positively. That is the idea behind Smile More, Complain Less, an organization that was recently started by my cousin, Emily, and her husband, Patrick. A couple months ago, our family lost a very incredible person, Nick (Emily's little...

Best Margaritas and Queso in Raleigh

In celebration of Cinco de Mayo, I'm introducing y'all to some of my favorite local Mexican restaurants. This idea came to mind about 3 weeks ago and I questioned whether or not it could be possible to visit 6-8 local mexican restaurants before Cinco de Mayo. The goal...

Favorite Things To Do in Hilton Head in 48 Hours

Hilton Head Island is one of my favorite places to go for a relaxing mini vacation. It has everything you need - good food, live music, pretty beaches, shopping, outdoor sports, and much more. It doesn't have too much which is what I need when I crave relaxation...

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