Home, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting

Our Kids Aren’t Going Back to School: And We Couldn’t Be Happier

Happy Wednesday! How is everyone on day 38 of the social distancing situation (in Florida, anyway)? Honestly speaking, I have to say I am impressed with my own handling of this situation. I thought for certain that by now I’d be a mess. I figured my patience would have exited the building weeks ago, I’d… Continue reading Our Kids Aren’t Going Back to School: And We Couldn’t Be Happier

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

Celebrations and Holidays, Uncategorized

Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, loves! Before the turkey goes in the oven, before the formal dining room table is set, before our guests arrive, I like to wake early and sit outside with a hot cup of coffee and my thoughts. I love the back deck this time of day (or the front porch or lanai if… Continue reading Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving

Beauty, Uncategorized

Weekend Recap & Great Hair Days with Sexy Hair’s New Control Me Thermal Heat Protection Formula

Happy Monday, loves! I don’t know about you, but I am so excited for the beginning of a new week. I feel so refreshed and relaxed after such a great weekend with my loves. Friday night was all about relaxing and unwinding at home. We were all tired after a busy weekend before and a… Continue reading Weekend Recap & Great Hair Days with Sexy Hair’s New Control Me Thermal Heat Protection Formula

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

health, Home, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, travel

2017: The Year of Quality Over Quantity

2017 is over. Can you believe it? I swear the years go by faster every day. I’m still wrapping my mind around the fact that it was New Year 2017 just a minute ago and now we’re mere days away from ringing in 2018 with abandon. Anyone? Just me? No? 2017 was good to us.… Continue reading 2017: The Year of Quality Over Quantity

Parenting

Thank You: Giving Thanks to the Men Who Helped Our Daughter When Our Worst Fear Came True

It’s Thanksgiving week, and that means it’s going to be a week filled with very grateful, thankful people – and there is nothing wrong with that. I do wish more people would focus more regularly on being thankful for all they don’t have rather than being upset by all they don’t; but that’s not really… Continue reading Thank You: Giving Thanks to the Men Who Helped Our Daughter When Our Worst Fear Came True

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Difficult Decisions in Difficult Situations: Family First Always

It turns out being a grown-up is entirely too overrated. I mean, honestly. You guys…we are facing some serious problems here in Florida. Serious problems – and this is a serious post. I know you want fashion and lifestyle tips and things like that, but this week things these seem a little less important than… Continue reading Difficult Decisions in Difficult Situations: Family First Always

Favorites, health, Home, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Uncategorized

Friday Favorites: The 5 Things I Do For Myself When I Need to Recharge My Soul

Four kids + one business + a husband + a house + social life + children’s activities = One busy mama. I’m (hashtag) blessed, you guys. I married a man who doesn’t have a traditional view of “men and women” in the home. He’s the kind of guy who goes above and beyond for us… Continue reading Friday Favorites: The 5 Things I Do For Myself When I Need to Recharge My Soul