Posts tagged family
Top 10 Newborn Essentials

Every family is different and each baby has a unique set of needs. Admittedly, I was hesitant to compile a list of our top 10 essentials for a newborn. Not because it was hard to narrow it down, but because as a first-time mom I hardly feel like an expert on the subject. We’ve had so many expectant friends ask me for an honest opinion so here is my list of most loved baby items gifted at baby showers of purchased in our first few weeks with a newborn!

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Christmas Cards by Basic Invite

When Basic Invite reached out to me, it was perfect timing! We had just finished an in-home family photo session with our photographer Meg Robinson and ordering Christmas cards to send out to our family this year was on my mind. It was an impossible task selecting just one favorite photo from our session and an equally hard task deciding which one of Basic Invite’s over 500 beautiful holiday designs to use.

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Hot New Restaurants in Charleston this Spring

At the beginning of this month we had the opportunity to go on a mini babymoon to Charleston. It was probably our first and last real vacation before baby bee arrives in August. We managed to fit in quite a bit of eating between our preparations for A Charleston Affair, the College of Charleston’s signature Spring alumni event, and a day at the beach. Here are a few new-to-us restaurants we were able to try out over our quick weekend getaway!

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Solar Eclipse 2017

We had an eclipse watching party at work that started with lunch (chicken salad sandwiches, salad, pasta salad, potato salad, and broccoli salad... can you tell we like "salads" in the South?!) and ended with everyone outside on the top balcony watching as the sky darkened, street lights turned on, temperatures dropped, and the moon quickly covered the sun. We live in a town where we were able to see the eclipse at about 99.5% so not while it was disappointing we weren't quite in the path of totality, it was still a really neat experience.

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Welcome Back Brunch

My sister returned home from her Freshman year of college this past weekend so we celebrated by getting together Sunday morning for brunch. My mom pulled out all the stops with the menu. We had mini egg and spinach frittatas, skillet potatoes, fruit salad, and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake french toast (which is just as decadent as it sounds). And because brunch would be complete without mimosas, we were sure to bring out the cheapest grocery store bottle of champagne we could find as a nod to Alex's college days as a resident assistant. Brunch is always a good idea. 

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