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Soaking Up the Season

December 18, 2014 duchessoffork 1

The Christmas season is certainly a magical and joyous time, but it can also feel busier than ever. Our past few weeks have been filled with parties, pageants, parades, and presents, oh my! Even though our days are jam-packed, it’s such a blessing to watch the wonder of …

Martinis & Mistletoe Party Inspiration

December 12, 2014 duchessoffork 3

If there’s one thing my husband and I love, it’s entertaining. There’s something so rewarding about having a house full of friends and family, sharing stories and laughs over food and drinks. Our house is set up perfectly for hosting parties. It’s very …

A Very Busy Fall, Y’all

November 10, 2014 duchessoffork 2

Goodness, the last two months have been one heck of a whirlwind. I feel like our feet haven’t touched the ground since summer ended. Our fall has been jam-packed. I’ve been stretched as thin as one can be, but the blessings are abundant. Jason and I kicked off Sep …

Moving On Up: Take 6

October 31, 2014 duchessoffork 4

We’re moving tomorrow. For the SIXTH time in our 5 years of marriage, we’re moving to a new house. This is what my life currently looks like: To commemorate this special occasion, I’ve written a poem. Moving boxes are brown, Packing tape is clear. I need a c …

Our Daily Grind {A Day in the Life}

October 27, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Our life seems to be especially chaotic lately. I’ve planned two huge events in the month of October, and we’re moving this Saturday. It’s safe to say that no two days are the same around here. Our mornings are always a scramble to get everyone fed, dressed …

Fall Favorites {Plus a Starbucks Giveaway!}

October 9, 2014 duchessoffork 66

***Giveaway has ended. Congrats to JANELLE M for winning the Starbucks card!*** Happy Fall, y’all! Even though it’s still in the 80s here in Florida, the humidity is dropping and the sun has been shining. Fall is such a gorgeous time of year here on the Emerald Co …

Tomorrow Will Worry About Itself

September 29, 2014 duchessoffork 5

My counters are cluttered. There are piles of bills, leftover GoGo Squeeze pouches, and mismatched socks as far as the eye can see. I’m honestly not even sure what material our counters are made of at this point. I haven’t seen them in ages. My living room looks l …

Advocare 24 Day Challenge: Take Two

September 22, 2014 duchessoffork 2

Today is the start of my second Advocare 24 Day Challenge. I completed the challenge back in January and had great results. Back then I needed a kick in the rear to get my healthy eating back on track. I’m in need of the same rear-kicking right now, so I’m giving …

A Low Key 3rd Birthday Celebration

August 1, 2014 duchessoffork 1

I love birthdays. Adore them. It’s the one special day of the year that is all about you. Birthday celebrations around my house last at least a week. My mom prefers to celebrate hers for a solid month. My birthday is coming up on August 11, just in case you were curious …

Happy 3rd Birthday, Julia!

July 30, 2014 duchessoffork 2

My Sweet Julia, You are three years old today! The day you were born seems like just yesterday and a lifetime ago, all at the same time. We’ve lived so much life over the last three years, and you have been at the very center of it. Our home is a much sweeter place sinc …