health, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Staying Healthy When Time is of the Essence

Happy Wednesday loves! I have no problem admitting I’m vain. I like to look good. I take care of myself, and I like to maintain good health for aesthetic purposes. However, I really like to maintain good health for a few other – more important – reasons than just my outward appearance (though I believe… Continue reading Staying Healthy When Time is of the Essence

In the Kitchen, Lifestyle

Dinnerly Dinner Subscription Review: Simple, Delicious, and Affordable

Cooking is not my forte. I like to cook – kind of – but I don’t excel. Does that make sense? No? I know…I’ll try to find a way to explain that so it makes a bit more sense. I love Food Network. I’d love to cook well, and there are a few dishes I’m… Continue reading Dinnerly Dinner Subscription Review: Simple, Delicious, and Affordable

Celebrations and Holidays, Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorized

Happy Birthday, Babes: Answers to the 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions We Get About the Twins

Four years ago today we welcomed our last babies into our world. Our twins, Carter and Charlotte, were born. I was 36 weeks and 6 days pregnant when they made our debut at 3 lbs. and 5 lbs. They spent a week in the NICU, and we spent a week living at the hospital –… Continue reading Happy Birthday, Babes: Answers to the 10 Most Commonly Asked Questions We Get About the Twins

Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting, Uncategorized

FAQs: Answering a Few of the Most Commonly Asked Questions I Get On Instagram

Hey, y’all! Happy Wednesday…and happy cooler weather, Floridians! I’m so happy to have this gorgeous 70-degree high situation back in my life. This weekend was spectacular – and in more ways that one. We had a house full of kids and family all weekend, and we got to spend a child-free night being treated like… Continue reading FAQs: Answering a Few of the Most Commonly Asked Questions I Get On Instagram

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

Lifestyle

5 Things I Let Go Of That Changed My Life

I love the New Year. I love looking back on where we were a year ago and how far we’ve come since, and I love seeing how much we’ve grown and accomplished. This year is no different. We’ve set our goals, we’ve made our peace with the most wonderful time of the year being over… Continue reading 5 Things I Let Go Of That Changed My Life

Beauty, Fashion, Favorites, health, Lifestyle, Marriage, Parenting

34 Life Lessons to Live By For My 34th Birthday

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, it’s true – but it’s really inside your personality. If you’re ugly on the inside, it won’t take people long to determine you’re ugly on the outside. Basically, you control your beauty and it starts from the inside (remember – sarcastic people who love to laugh and… Continue reading 34 Life Lessons to Live By For My 34th Birthday

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

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

6 Simple Habits that Make Every Morning Better

My magic number is 5. 5 people live with me whom I love more than anyone in the world. 5 is the number of minutes I always white lie about when I’m getting ready/on my way/being rushed. 5 is the number of times I have to repeat myself before anyone even attempts to half listen… Continue reading 6 Simple Habits that Make Every Morning Better

travel

Travel Tips to Make Packing and Flying Easier With or Without Kids

Happy Wednesday, darlings! I’m currently sitting poolside in Hawaii sipping cocktails with my love as we enjoy the sound of the ocean and one another’s company. Kidding. I’m currently running around like a madwoman trying to get my house ready for our house-sitters, the last details of our vacation handled, picking up snacks for the… Continue reading Travel Tips to Make Packing and Flying Easier With or Without Kids