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Happy 2nd Birthday, Mac!

March 13, 2015 duchessoffork 2

My Sweet Mac, How can it be that you are two years old? You are such a huge part of this family and we have loved every minute of the past two years. You are the happiest guy. You wave to everyone you see and you’re the first to greet anyone who comes in the …

Disney Dollars

March 4, 2015 duchessoffork 2

The time has come for our family’s first Disney trip. The Carters are loading up and heading to Orlando for one day at the Magic Kingdom, followed by 4 nights on the Disney Dream. I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews of Disney cruises and I’m so excited for u …

21 Day Fix {Review}

February 26, 2015 duchessoffork 0

My 21 Days have come and gone! I’m down five pounds, feel more toned, and have a healthier outlook when it comes to my portions and the foods I put in my mouth. If you recall, the 21 Day Fix is a program that focuses on simple portion control. The package comes with sev …

What I’ve Been Eating on the 21 Day Fix

February 19, 2015 duchessoffork 2

I’m 18 days into my first 21 Day Fix and things are going really well! I convinced Jason to join me for the challenge and it’s been great for the both of us. We enjoy eating foods that fuel us properly and make us feel good, but we also enjoy beer and nachos. We n …

21 Day Fix

February 4, 2015 duchessoffork 6

I recently shared this dramatic before and after photo on social media and was immediately blown away by the kind and encouraging comments from friends and strangers alike. The picture on the left was two months after Mac was born and the picture on the right was about a year …

A Merry Little Christmas Break

December 30, 2014 duchessoffork 2

It has been so lovely to have the last two weeks off. I’ve been able to sleep in a few days a week, leisurely enjoy my morning coffee, and soak up lots of time with my kiddos. I’m dreading going back to work, but that’s an entirely different post for another …

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 …