The Greenbrier 2019

Well, another year, another Greenbrier blog post! I doubt that I’ll ever get tired of walking the Dorothy Draper designed halls that are so tacky and so wonderful. I love hearing the history from Chris, and I learn something new each time we go! This year, we got there quite a bit earlier than usual […]

December 14, 2019

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DIY Gingerbread Houses

I feel like, by definition, gingerbread houses are pretty DIY in nature anyway 😂 But I feel like I went the extra mile by actually making the gingerbread and cutting out all the pieces for the houses! I didn’t want to spend all the money on a kit, and I figured it couldn’t be that hard. […]

December 12, 2019

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A (Very Late) Thanksgiving Post

You know, some days there’s just too much going on to take time to think about a good blog post name, and today is one of those days. So here we are 😂 We were blessed to be able to spend Thanksgiving with lots of family this year, but I only took pictures at Chris’s […]

December 10, 2019

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Ravens Roost Overlook

I’m trying to play catch up, because I have several blog posts I want to get up! We took these photos almost a month ago, and I’m just now getting around to sharing them… face palm. Honestly, part of the reason is that one of these pictures is our Christmas card photo, and I wanted […]

December 9, 2019

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A Porch Project

I have been wanting a simple bench for our front porch for a little while now. I think a bench is a great way to add a bit of decoration, because you can either leave it as-is, or add more elements to it! Our porch is hard to decorate, because it’s long and narrow. Adding […]

November 8, 2019

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About two weeks ago I had an idea to gift my parents with a fun anniversary photo session. The last time I remember doing a specific photoshoot or my parents was 2011! Which is just not acceptable as a photographer 😄 Also, please do yourself a favor and look at the photos from 2011 and have a […]


It’s so hard to believe that our sweet niece is already a year old! It seems like it wasn’t that long ago we were meeting her for the first time, all tiny and squishy and new. She has grown into an adorable little toddler, and she’s so smart! Her first birthday party was on Saturday, […]


Not only was this the first snow of 2020, but it was also the first snow all winter! The past few years in Virginia, it hasn’t been unusual for most of our big snows to happen January-March. But we typically get at least a small amount of snow in December! But 2019 was just too […]


It is insane to me that this is the end of an entire decade! And I just realized that I’ve been blogging for well over a decade (since 2008!)… How on earth that happened, I have no idea. So much has changed since then! Blogging has seen me as I graduated high school, started working […]


Wow, what a year it’s been! And what a wonderful Christmas we had. I decided to do one post to catch up on all the Christmas photos I have, instead of trying to do a bunch of posts. On the 17th, we took Joelle and some of her friends to Christmas Town! It ended up […]

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