Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Friday Five: Ways to Change Your Life

Happy Friday, loves! I did something recently that took me so far outside my comfort zone. I opened my new laptop and committed myself to it. I know. I know. That’s like, nothing, really, to some people. To me, it is a big deal. I don’t love technology. I really don’t. I’ve driven vehicles I… Continue reading Friday Five: Ways to Change Your Life

Celebrations and Holidays, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Uncategorized

Last-Minute Valentine Gift Ideas For Your Sweet Littles

Happy Wednesday, loves! Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, but doesn’t it feel like it snuck right up on us? I can’t even believe it’s here already, yet here it is in all its glory. I mean, we have a whole year’s notice, and here I am the day before scrambling to put together class gifts and… Continue reading Last-Minute Valentine Gift Ideas For Your Sweet Littles

Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorized

This Doesn’t Happen to Families Like Ours: Except When it Does

“Don’t panic. Everyone is fine.” Cold, hard fear gripped my heart. I’m fairly certain I stopped in my tracks walking out of the restaurant where we just had lunch with our oldest daughter and some of our cheer family. My heart stopped; of that, I am certain. It was Saturday morning, and it was a… Continue reading This Doesn’t Happen to Families Like Ours: Except When it Does

Celebrations and Holidays, In the Kitchen, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Valentine Cocktails With Icelandic Glacial

Happy Friday, loves! I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing I love more than the weekend. We love laidback weekends at home, hosting friends and family the most. My husband loves to cook, and I love to come up with fun new drink ideas on occasion to mix it up a bit. When the… Continue reading Valentine Cocktails With Icelandic Glacial

Home, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

5 Reasons You Should Keep Fresh Blooms At Home

Happy Wednesday, loves! When we got home from Texas this weekend, we had to hit the supermarket. Ordinarily, we might order groceries to have delivered when we land so that we can come home to what we need and focus on unpacking, but I needed flowers. I always keep fresh flowers in our home –… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Keep Fresh Blooms At Home

Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Weekend Recap

Celebrating in Texas: A Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, Loves! What. A. Weekend. I cannot even begin to tell you how tired the Raiford family is this morning. We had the most amazing weekend – but it was tiring. We took the kids to Texas to visit my grandmother for her birthday, and it was such a wonderful trip. But, it wasn’t… Continue reading Celebrating in Texas: A Weekend Recap

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, loves! This is a beautiful day! First, it’s Friday. And that’s always something I love, but it’s also my grandmother’s birthday, and I’m celebrating with her. In person. How many people get to say they’re hanging out with their grandmother on her birthday approximately a century after her birth. I have my husband… Continue reading Friday Favorites