One Year in Charleston

“Perhaps home is not a place but simply an irrevocable condition.” James Baldwin Today, May 25, 2019, marks exactly one year since we moved to Charleston. The entire move was a total whirlwind, to say the least. I had just delivered our second daughter, and exactly two weeks (!!) later, we moved to Charleston. We…

Naturally Perfect Dolls

While eating dinner tonight, my husband and I were watching Shark Tank. Every single time we try to choose something to watch and there’s a new Shark Tank episode, it is the show I least want to watch. I don’t know why I never have the urge to watch it, but once I do, I’m…

The Lampe Berger

I never – I mean never – talk about products I love on this blog. Well, not as far as I can remember, anyway. However, there’s one product I came across about a year ago that I absolutely LOVE in my home, and I wanted to share! And no I’m definitely not sponsored by the…

Role Models for My Daughter: Lupita Nyong’o

“You can’t eat beauty. It doesn’t feed you.” For the latest post in this series, I would like to feature actress Lupita Nyong’o. She is of Kenyan decent, but her Mexican name is a product of her birth in Mexico (Lupita is a shorter version of Guadalupe). She was raised in Kenya and studied in the…

Taking Time for Quiet Solitude

Have you ever found yourself in a stretch of time in which you feel that your mind, emotions, and body are overhwelmed with continuous stressors and an underlying sense of never resting? The past several weeks have felt this way for me; I have frequently fallen asleep worrying about something and waking up with my…

July 4th Weekend in Newport, RI

This post is a bit delayed as I went straight back to work after the holiday weekend. The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays because it combines some of my favorite things: summer, barbecues, great food, outdoor parties, and fireworks! We normally go to a friend’s home or would host at our house in…