gratitude

Gratitude Prompt Day 8: What You Love Most

You guys…it’s Thursday. That might not mean much, but it means that we are coming up on the most exciting night ever – our first date night outside of the CAR! We’ve been having our regularly scheduled date nights almost weekly during the pandemic, but they’ve been in the car. Like, put the second and… Continue reading Gratitude Prompt Day 8: What You Love Most

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

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

Marriage

13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage On Our 13th Wedding Anniversary

{At our favorite hotel in NYC with our oldest girls...it was their first time visiting our favorite city with us} Lucky Number 13. It was 13 years ago that I stood in the beautiful courtyard in Haile Plantation with the most handsome, most generous, kindest, funniest, most amazing human I know and said I do.… Continue reading 13 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage On Our 13th Wedding Anniversary

Celebrations and Holidays

28 Little Ways to Celebrate Your Love Everyday – Not Just On Valentine’s Day

February is the month in which everyone celebrates love, but we don’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day in our household. It’s not that we have a problem with it – we don’t. It’s just not in our nature to feel the need to celebrate our love for one another on a very specific day because someone… Continue reading 28 Little Ways to Celebrate Your Love Everyday – Not Just On Valentine’s Day

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

Lifestyle, Marriage

12 Fun Facts About My Marriage on Our 12th Wedding Anniversary

May 15, 2005 is the day my husband and I exchanged vows in front of God and 130 of our closest friends and family members. May 15, 2005 was 12 years ago. Twelve. I can’t even believe it’s been that long. In all honesty, I feel as though it was just yesterday. Cliché. I know,… Continue reading 12 Fun Facts About My Marriage on Our 12th Wedding Anniversary