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Welcome to our newest series. In "Friday Favorites," our team will share a handful of favorite items. These can range from clothes to beauty products to recipes to books and anything in between. Disclaimer: None of these companies are...
I’ve had natural hair for over a year, which means chemical-free. I haven't had my hair trimmed in about that same amount of time. So one day I made a last-minute decision to try to get a hair appointment....
When you think of fall, you most likely think of the sound of leaves crunching under your feet as you walk, the crisp autumn air, hayrides, and, of course, all things pumpkin. But fall also brings something else; it's...
Do you have clothes and friends? Do you kind of hate those clothes but like those friends? Do you have sweaters and dresses you probably paid too much for that stare at you each time you open your closet and condescendingly...
It was hard to take fashion advice from someone who used to dress like a pirate on the regular, but there I was standing in front of my husband in my Soffe shorts and flip-flops being told to go...
I’m FINALLY learning to embrace my saggy bottom britches, body parts descending, stretch marks showing, varicose vein-wearing, laugh-lines growing, middle-aged body of mine. I recently listened to a Lysa TerKeurst podcast. She discusses her book- It’s Not Supposed to Be...
Opening scene: It is my first postpartum period. I am trying to put in my menstrual cup (more on that later) and it WILL NOT pop open. I’m doing this by flashlight balanced on the counter because we haven’t...
When it comes to deodorant, we generally have these options: Traditional or Natural. Powder or Patchouli. Aluminum or Au Natural. I, personally, am solidly in the natural camp – as is evidenced by my ridiculous stockpile of natural deodorants. Yep. All mine. If the zombie...

I Have Commitment Issues

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It’s that time of year when everyone is focused on self care and what they can do to be a better version of themselves in 2019. Every year I make the same “resolution” or promise to myself. Every year I...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in the middle of a PCS (in which case, no explanation needed), you have likely heard of the new Netflix series, “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo.” A continuation of her popular...
Confession time: I’ve never dyed my hair. Never highlighted it, frosted it, or anything else. I’d like you to believe that this is because I have some sort of innate confidence in my appearance, but really it is because...
My ideal outfit is one that I can sleep in. Some people like to rock athleisure wear so that at any given moment, they can hit the gym or at least look like they might. I prefer an outfit that...

Military Lifestyle

A Guide to the Parks: Gettysburg National Military Park

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Living in Northern Virginia, we are surrounded by Civil War history. Given that we are only 90 minutes away from Gettysburg, PA we decided...