Lifestyle

5 Ways to Let Go of Stress at the End of the Day

Some days are not awesome. I think I’m very fortunate to say most of our days are pretty awesome – but we also know how to focus on what’s good in life rather than focusing on what’s less than perfect. Perspective is super important. But it still doesn’t change the fact that some days are… Continue reading 5 Ways to Let Go of Stress at the End of the Day

Fashion, Uncategorized

8 Colorful, Fun Scarves to Transition from Winter to Spring (Under $100)

Happy Monday! I am so happy to start this week – the last month of my life has been the most stressful! I’ve been lying, sneaking around, acting like a shady beach…I’ve been planning a surprise party for my husband’s 35th birthday. And it made me a little crazy. Let me tell you how difficult… Continue reading 8 Colorful, Fun Scarves to Transition from Winter to Spring (Under $100)

Contests & Giveaways, Fashion, gifts, Lifestyle

The Perfect Gift: The Gift of Time (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Time. Do you have enough time? I never feel that I do. I manage to use every second to my best ability, and I’ve decided that’s just who I am. I’m okay with that, but I’m hyper-sensitive these days to the things taking up my time. My kids. My husband. My business. Those are the… Continue reading The Perfect Gift: The Gift of Time (and a GIVEAWAY!)

Lifestyle, Marriage

35 Things You Don’t Know About My Husband (The Man Behind the Scenes of Every Instagram Photo and Blog Post) in Honor of His 35th Birthday

A Thursday blog post must mean something special is going on. It is. It’s the eve of the very handsome Mr. Raiford’s 35th birthday, and I love celebrating his birthday. He’s the best person I know, and I have no shame celebrating him daily. He’s the kind of man you can’t help but love, and… Continue reading 35 Things You Don’t Know About My Husband (The Man Behind the Scenes of Every Instagram Photo and Blog Post) in Honor of His 35th Birthday

Fashion, Instagram Roundup

Instagram Roundup: Winter (in Florida) Wear

Happy Wednesday! This week has been one of those weeks I adore! Things are getting done, my productivity level is insane, and we have a super fun weekend ahead…all things I love! I haven’t done an IG roundup in a while, and I’m not entirely great at linking my OOTD pieces, so I’m bringing up… Continue reading Instagram Roundup: Winter (in Florida) Wear

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

The Benefits of Sweet, Slow Sundays: Quality Over Quantity

I like Monday. I love the routine and schedule of a Monday. I love weekends, too; don’t get me wrong. I love the unstructured morning schedule of sleeping in, the fun we have, and the laidback-ness of it all, but I’m so schedule-oriented. I like Mondays because I love what I do, and I like… Continue reading The Benefits of Sweet, Slow Sundays: Quality Over Quantity

Lifestyle

5 Daily Self-Care Habits that Make Life So Much Sweeter

Every day is different, yet it’s remarkably the same in Raiford household. We run a tight ship with schedules and routines for ourselves and the kids. It’s helpful in keeping everyone on track (and me less crazy), and it’s taught our kids some amazing habits. They know to clean up after themselves because messes make… Continue reading 5 Daily Self-Care Habits that Make Life So Much Sweeter

Fashion, Uncategorized

Back in Black: 5 Amazing Black Sweaters You Need This Season

The week is half over, and that means you’re either pumped for the weekend (all the raised hands over here) or beginning to feel frantically overwhelmed with all that’s left to do (all the raised hands over here). Take it or leave it, the weekend is right around the corner, and you can do what… Continue reading Back in Black: 5 Amazing Black Sweaters You Need This Season

Home, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Work

Working from Home: Answering FAQs About the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

{Photo: Her Creative Studio) If you follow me on Instastories, you may have noticed I posted a story last week of me sitting in my dining room with my laptop, iPad, and notes working away after being forced out of my home office in annoyance. In fact, I know you noticed because I receive so… Continue reading Working from Home: Answering FAQs About the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Lifestyle

Friday Fifteen: Things You Didn’t Know About Me

Happy Friday! Does everyone have amazing plans for the weekend? We’re doing the date night thing tomorrow night. My husband booked a sitter and he’s taking me to dinner, and then we are spending the rest of the weekend at Disney with the kids. It’s going to be COLD, but what a nice change from… Continue reading Friday Fifteen: Things You Didn’t Know About Me