Southern Charm

Everything about this place and this picture soothes my soul.

The Inn at Jim Thorpe | Life Is Sweet As A Peach

Anniversary Weekend Trip to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Russell and I have been married for three years this October. To celebrate, we took a weekend trip to one of our "bucket list" places - Jim Thorpe, PA, a quaint little town in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. It's about five hours from home, so the whole trip made for a short little … Continue reading Anniversary Weekend Trip to Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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Summer Vacation 2015: Destin, Florida

Over┬áthe past few weeks, I've decided that summer vacations need to happen every season - if only we lived in a world where that was a possibility. Russell and I returned from our annual vacation a few weeks ago, and immediately upon setting foot back home we were instantly overwhelmed by life. It seemed like … Continue reading Summer Vacation 2015: Destin, Florida


Sunrise from the sky



Beach Vacation Planning

Author's Note: Hi, everyone. I wanted to take a moment to leave a personal note here...things have been a little rough around our house lately. Russell lost his great uncle a few weeks ago, and last week, I lost my grandpa. I haven't had the spirit or time lately to make any new posts; so … Continue reading Beach Vacation Planning


West Virginia Sunset

We recently traveled down south for a relative's funeral, and on our drive home were graced with this incredible sunset over the hills of West Virginia. A beautiful ending to a sad trip. I wanted to post this in Uncle Vlad's memory, but also because it has inspired and uplifted me in a few ways … Continue reading West Virginia Sunset

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Business Trip to Boston

Through my real, actual, grown-up job as a digital communications manager at a university, I recently was afforded the opportunity to take a business trip to attend Google Analytics training (boo ya, numbers and data and technical stuff). Our best friends, Rachel and Shayne - the matron of honor and best man at our wedding … Continue reading Business Trip to Boston


Summer Vacation: Destin, Florida Getaway to the Henderson Park Inn

I don't know about y'all, but I've got the winter blues something fierce. I've been imagining warmer weather, and took a look back at our summer photos from last year, daydreaming about being back at the Henderson Park Inn in Destin, Florida. Then I realized, I never posted pictures of that wonderful vacation! So for … Continue reading Summer Vacation: Destin, Florida Getaway to the Henderson Park Inn

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Smoky Mountains Fall Trip

If you've never been to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you are missing out on seeing one of the most beautiful places in the country. Russell and I have traveled here several times, and we love it as a "short getaway" spot. It takes us about eight hours to get there by car, but … Continue reading Smoky Mountains Fall Trip


Honeymoon in Banff

Author's Note: In honor of Canada Day, I thought I'd post about the amazing honeymoon we took in Alberta in 2012. Happy Canada Day to a beautiful country! Two things about me: I love fall, and I'm *gasp* not that much of a beach person. Two things about Russell: he also loves fall, and if … Continue reading Honeymoon in Banff