June Garden

June Garden

A look at my early-summer garden progress, and a few lessons I've learned in my first year with a home garden. Looking at other people's bountiful early summer gardens on social media makes me feel like I'm a bit behind with my veggies and herbs still working on getting bigger and leafier. In all fairness, [...]

The Life Update That’s Two Years Late

The Life Update That’s Two Years Late

Well, it's been 2 years of me trying to deliver this life update to you, dear reader, and now I finally can. As of June 2 of this year we began a new chapter; a new job (for Nate) at a new unit, Quantico where we will spend the next 3 years. The Maryland chapter [...]

Chintz & Block Prints

Chintz & Block Prints

Sharing my newfound affinity for this print from an different place in time & some of my favorite finds. Since moving to the country, our lifestyle has become much more laid back and relaxed as I've touched on in previous posts (except of course, the renovating aspect of it, yikes). As a result, I usually [...]

Why You Should Avoid Buying the Cheapest Item and the E-retailers That Sell Them

Why You Should Avoid Buying the Cheapest Item and the E-retailers That Sell Them

That's a pretty crazy headline, right? It goes against what most of us are taught regarding smart shopping and deal hunting. Frugality means always buying the least expensive option to retain as many of those precious pennies as possible, doesn't it? Cost over quality, because it's all the same stuff, or doesn't matter at all [...]

My Best Designer Finds and How You Can Score Designer Items at Deep Discounts

My Best Designer Finds and How You Can Score Designer Items at Deep Discounts

Have you ever wondered how I am able to score designer items at low prices? I'm passing my tips and secrets along to you in this post! Over the years I've collected a few really great designer pieces for my closet. Emphasis on the "over the years" part, because building a timeless wardrobe full of [...]

Best Dressed: Designer Dupes for 2021

By far, my most read and shopped post from 2020 was my Designer Dupes roundup. Since many of those dresses, both designer and dupe, are now sold out I wanted to make an updated version of this reader favorite post! What's a "dupe?" A dupe is an item that is made in a similar style [...]

A Completely New Adventure

A Completely New Adventure

I've been keeping a little secret for the last few weeks; we bought a house! We are now for the first time ever, homeowners! What a whirlwind and mixture of emotions these past two months have been. Let me get you up to speed. In early November we knew my husband would be staying at [...]

Early Black Friday Sales + Discount Codes

Early Black Friday Sales + Discount Codes

The biggest shopping day of the year has come early this year with many retailers extending their Black Friday and Cyber Week sales to begin before Thanksgiving! I've included some of my favorite stores to shop plus a bunch I know you'll love, their sales, codes you'll need, and how long the sales will last [...]