A Day Trip to New Bern

IMG_0606.JPG In anticipation of Spring my husband and I took a weekend trip to New Bern, North Carolina a few weekends ago. This weekend it was 60 degrees and sunny; a perfect weekend to explore the quaint downtown of the original state capital. I’ve always been intrigued by New Bern because this is where Nicholas Sparks lives and I was always absolutely sure that the town that has inspired so many love stories must be a wonderful place to visit. Indeed it was. Don’t have a whole weekend, how about just a day? Continue reading

Weekly Rustlings

Happy March! Just think, there are only 20 days until the first day of Spring. 20 days y’all!

This past week has been snowy, icy, and cold. Every year after I get a week of real winter all I can think is, “I’m good.” Here’s to beach, sun, and sand in our not too distant futures!

Have a good week! xoxo ‘n lols, crystal

Pick 6: White House Black Market


While I am enjoying my new mom uniform of yoga pants and comfy oversized sweaters, I need to put on some real clothes and I’m swooning over these items from White House Black Market. Also, these remind me of Spring and, on one of Raleigh’s few snow days of the year, I’m ready for Spring!

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Morning Glory Muffins

IMG_0593.JPG For the past three weeks I’ve been getting my work out in at work (February Bucket List item). I’m not going to lie, I’ve enjoyed it! I started out the month going to the gym in the last hour of work, I then switched to early mornings and have figured out that I prefer getting up a little earlier in order to go to the gym. I just have to be more diligent about getting my bag packed at night, and in the mornings I have to figure out how to get better nutrition. I typically eat my breakfast when I get to work, but now I can’t eat until after my workout and because of this switch in my daily routine my stomach begins to grumble right as I walk through those office doors. Continue reading

Weekly Rustlings

1 This week, Carter turns 1 month! I’m slowly starting to feel like I have the hang of (some) things while I’m learning something new everyday also. This week I need to get into better habits, like waking up at a decent time, remembering to eat breakfast and lunch, and spending quality time with my to do list. I’m in the middle of taking the Blog Design Love class from A Beautiful Mess and LOVE it. Now, when I’m not working full time, I really want to spend my “free” time working on this class and other blog stuff because that’s what really makes me happy. I think this week it’s time to get back to that. Hope you remember what you love doing and get back to it this week! — Annie