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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 …

A Brain Dump

July 22, 2014 duchessoffork 4

1. I’m not quite sure how it happened, but I blinked and my baby girl is a week shy of three years old. We made a chain to count down the number of days until her birthday. Goodness gracious, this sweet thing is my heart and soul. 2. We’ve decided not to have a bi …

Curly Hair Must Haves

July 14, 2014 duchessoffork 7

Growing up, I hated my curly hair. I even had it chemically straightened in middle school. As if the middle school years aren’t awkward enough. Thankfully I came to my senses post-adolesence and have learned to love my curls. My curls never look the same from day to day …

Surprise! Celebrating 30 Years of Love

June 30, 2014 duchessoffork 1

Today my parents celebrate 30 years of marriage. June 30, 1984 I’m so proud of their commitment to and love for each other. I’ve only been married 5 years and I know it’s no walk in the park. My parents are awesome role models for the Duke and I and we’ …

My 5 Favorite Beach Reads

June 22, 2014 duchessoffork 5

I’m not sure it gets any better than losing yourself in a good book with sand between your toes. I suppose an ice-cold Bloody Mary would really cap it off, but it’s hard to beat a relaxing day of reading by the beach. I’ve spent many hours diving into many b …

Destin Summer Bucket List

May 30, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Whether you’re visiting Destin this summer or are lucky enough to call this place home, you’ve got to check out this Summer Bucket List. I asked my local friends their favorite things to do in Destin in the summer months and came up with 20 fun ideas. It’s c …

A Happy Little Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2014 duchessoffork 3

We had such a wonderful and (mostly) relaxing Memorial Day Weekend. Some of our dearest friends came in town from Alabama and stayed with us for the weekend. We’re always happy to have them visit and the fact that they love playing with our kids is just icing on the cak …

Stop and Smell the Roses

May 9, 2014 duchessoffork 6

The days are long but the years are short. There is so much truth in these fews words. While I’m busy getting angry over Julia’s attitude that would rival a teenager, she’s growing into a little girl. While I’m busy being annoyed by Mac’s clingy …

Surviving the Beach with Young Kids

May 5, 2014 duchessoffork 6

Ahhh….there is nothing quite like a day at the beach. The sun is brightly shining, the crystal clear waters are glistening, and the sugar white sand is softly squeaking beneath your toes. Once you have kids, your lazy and relaxing days at the beach are over as you know …