Bump Update: 25 Weeks + My Baby Shower!

IMG_4950EDITED Last weekend, my sisters and friends put on a fantastic baby shower for me and Baby Carter! I am so overwhelmed by the love and support from all these women and can’t get over how lucky Carter is to come into the world with this support group. A million “thank you”s to everyone involved. It was an amazing day!

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Picking a Holiday Charity


I’ve already begun thinking about holiday giving. We give to the same charities every year: St. Jude’s, ASPCA, and Raleigh Rescue Mission. I stumbled across this great article the other day in the November 2014 issue of Health magazine and I started thinking about what other charities are out there that I could give back to. The article talked about how millennials give more during the holidays than older generations, and just how popular crowdfunding has become.

“Crowdfunding is the practice of funding a project or venture by raising monetary contributions from a large number of people, typically via the internet.”

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Have a spooky week.


Seriously, could Halloween have come any sooner this year? This is the first year in 7 years that I haven’t put up any fall or Halloween decor, and I’ll be honest, it is bumming me out. It just came so quick, and just as quickly we’ll be sitting around the table thinking of our blessings and then putting the tree up and listening to carols.

To lift my spirits I spent some time this weekend thinking of the things I’d like to do to bring the spooky into my home: Continue reading

October Book Review: Not That Kind of Girl


It has been a long time since I’d waited, with bated breath, for a book to be released, might have been with the release of Breaking Dawn in 2008. About six months ago I got wind that Lena Dunham was putting out a satirical memoir, chronically her experiences as a young lady. I marked the release date in my calendar and started the mental countdown, y’all already know I have a girl crush on Lena Dunham. Promptly on September 30th I logged into my Audible account and used a single precious download credit on Not that Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned.

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Beginner’s Guide to Savannah

Under the Oaks blog: Beginner's Guide to Savannah #travel #forsythpark Thank you to all who have given us well-wishes for our second anniversary! It has started off on the right foot for sure. The week before our actual anniversary we took a long weekend trip to Savannah and Tybee Island. I talked a bit about it here but I wanted to give a more in depth guide to some of the places we went and things I learned that I couldn’t find when researching. Hopefully these tips help if you’re traveling to Savannah anytime soon and please feel free to add to the list! Remember, we traveled in October, not during peak season in the summer, so some things might vary.

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