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Newborn Essentials

She’s here!!! Well, she’s actually been here for a couple of months but I’m just now feeling like myself again and feel ready to write this post. The newborn and postpartum stages were ROUGH (more on postpartum and nursing later), but we got through them and that’s thanks to some really great support and tools.…

My Pregnancy Must-Haves

We’re in the home stretch of my pregnancy (woohoo)! As we near the end I’m looking back on items I couldn’t have lived without. Pregnancy changed my priorities in ways I never could’ve imagined, but these products helped save my sanity (and body) along the way. I hope this helps you if you’re expecting! I’d…

Special Announcement

In spite of the dumpster fire that is 2020, I have some good news… We’re expecting our first child in November – a little girl! I’m 23 weeks along with this little babe and it’s the best silver lining I could’ve asked for. Because I haven’t shared about this on the blog since we found…

Valentine’s Gift Inspo

A version of this article originally appeared in the February 2020 Ocala Magazine. Stumped? Here’s some creative inspiration to surprise your special someone with a sweet something. February is for lovers. This decade, elevate your Valentine’s Day plans and get her what she really wants. Whether it’s a designer bag or an afternoon exploring downtown,…

Valentine’s Day Movies: Julia Style

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 Ah, romance. It might surprise you that this true crime loving feminist is a sucker for a good chick flick but, alas, I’m multifaceted. Growing up I lived for the in depth story lines I’d create for my…

50 Under $50 Uncommon Gift Guide

I always have the best intentions when it comes to holiday gifts but somehow always wait until the last minute and scramble to find something truly special. This year I’ve started my research early and found 50 creative gifts that are memorable and fun – and all under $50! Uncommon Goods is a site I…

Ocala Christmas Photo Locations

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In Ocala it’s still pretty warm, but we’re all faking it by decorating early and forcing joy on everyone we meet. One thing that’s right on schedule though, is planning our holiday photos. As someone who has taken her fair share of Christmas card photos in Ocala,…

Spotlight: Brick City Food Tours

I started a business! Brick City Food Tours is an idea that was born out of a search on Airbnb on a weekday afternoon. I was feeling uninspired and dreaming of the day I found *the* thing that would light my fire. I searched Airbnb Experiences, curious about what adventures or classes were offered in…

10 Easy Last Minute Costumes

Let’s get real. You, like so many others, waited until the last minute to find a Halloween costume. It’s almost too late to order anything from Amazon and your local Halloween store is bare racks. Instead of freaking out, take these four steps: Get outfit inspiration ideas from this post. Check Facebook Marketplace for local…

5 True Crime Podcasts To Binge This Fall

If you know anything about me you know this: I love true crime. The maid of honor at my wedding even brought it up during her speech – and reminded my new husband of my extensive detective knowledge. In recent years I’ve narrowed the scope of my consumption to something easier to devour: podcasts. From…