Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fam/fall pics

Stopped by the prettiest spot in Sumter to take some family photos. Glad these we got them before all the leaves fell. Even if will be a while until we get this kind of time all together, these moments will always be worth waiting for.


Beautiful cotton field on my drive back to Charleston...

Also, selfie sunday?

Sunday, November 9, 2014

[Fort] Sumter friends...

Finally got a weekend with the entire family, Hersh included. 
These times are few and far between, but my favorite nonetheless. 

Kylie even decided to play... She secretly doesn't hate me.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

thank you, come again

Scheming and catching up over take out last night started this week off right.

Monday, October 20, 2014

just like my momma...

Hoping I will age half as nicely as this one... 
Thankful for her endless grace and wisdom she gives to me oh so freely.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

feeling festive...

"I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers..."

Sunday, October 12, 2014

black is the new black...?

And then today, Gap once again reminded me why it was my favorite store, although I only left with 2 out of 3 purchases being black. 

(The third might have been gray, but minor details...?)

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

death before decaf... [except after 9 pm]

Coffee is for late night essay revisions and overeager-and-up-before-the-sun breakfast dates. I love these shared moments and friendships.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Friday, October 3, 2014

you've got mail...

After a rough week, it was too sweet to have packages waiting for me to pick them up. B's mail tends to be nicely timed, but he knows an easy way to my heart is always through my mailbox. Thanks for loving me well and being the best pen-pal around. 
I love you.

[Also, thanks for being lame with me and getting us matching coffee mugs. You're 100% my person.]

Monday, September 29, 2014

Cozy in a cup...

(aka the only holiday you ever need to celebrate before the sun is up)

Also, today was a rough one. I am ever so thankful for friends who will let you sink into their couch, make you hot cider, and just talk. 
(Little reminders to "cherish the journey" are nice too...)


You know me, already missing this furry friend...

Are we there yet?

A restful, not so productive weekend at home did not make for the most relaxing return, but some fall vibes and mom mags are making it seem a little cozier around here. Now to practice self-control and not eat our weight in candy corn...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

the waiting game...

our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on the object we're waiting for
                                                  Charles Stanley


And sometimes you just have to throw some paint on a cardboard box to be a catchall for that random makeup and whatnot all over the place...

you could call her queen bee...

This sassy one made homecoming court, so I let her be taller for the weekend 

Monday, September 22, 2014

stripes are for pals

accidental twining and new kicks // con mi amiga Val 

week 5...

Seems like all the school work madness has caught up with me this week... Too much studying, too little sleep, and an embarrassing amount of coffee. Trusting God's steadfast love and ultimate hand in every part of this season, even when I allow the insignificant details to frustrate me.

Here's what the last week looked like in the lowest quality of phone pictures:

tired snapchats.

toodle nuesday feat. big cookie

new birks and happy feet

the occasional real breakfast and splurging on fried pickles


Also, Meagan is the bravest and the first one to make #teamtatted

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

collective consensus...

The Collective came to George St. and I am in cold brew heaven (not to mention their awesome bagel sandwiches). Always thankful for expanding breakfast horizons downtown and friendships that are still strong before 8AM and my first coffee.

sunday, fun day....

Selfie sunday and a sad attempt at using my new tea infuser dude from B... 
You win some, you lose some?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

all wants, no needs...

Went in for one thing, mysteriously found $35 worth of stuff I "needed". (Not pictured: the extra cozy mens section shirt I am currently wearing.) Any way, there will definitely be a movie night tonight...


Side note:

I have given Chipotle a second chance to try unseasoned rice and hot salsa.
They have redeemed themselves.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Hot Little Biscuit...

Made a first time visit to Callie's today and it was the best decision I've made all week.
Cute mural and a 3 for $5 deal was enough to sell me though...

Black pepper bacon, cheese and chive, and blackberry jam filled. 
Perfection, just like their design.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


First time I've slept through the night here and still managed to drink 3 cups of coffee... 
Oh well! I am rested and happy and running out of cold brew.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014

all the taste tests...

The mother always told me never to get a job somewhere I would spend all of the money I made working. I am (finally!) employed and haven't spent any money there at all. 

(Un)fortunately, they feed me for free 


meditating on growth & psalms 72 : 7