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Body After Baby: One Year after My Second Baby

April 17, 2014 duchessoffork 7

Mac is officially thirteen months old and is quite the little dude! He’s changed so much in his first year, but that full and luscious head of hair has remained true. My post-partum body has changed just as much over the last year as Big Mac’s has. I’m proud …

Big Mac’s First Birthday Party

April 13, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Goodness gracious, where has the time gone? We celebrated Mac’s first birthday a month ago and I’m just getting around to sharing the details. The Big Mac theme turned out even better than I expected. The guests all had a blast and I’m pretty sure the birthd …

Five Years

April 4, 2014 duchessoffork 4

Five years ago today I walked down a grassy aisle, held hands with the most handsome man I’d ever seen, stole a quick kiss in front of 200 of our closest friends and family members, and became Mrs. Jason Carter. In some ways it seems like we’ve been married for 20 …

Spring Faves (plus a giveaway!)

March 28, 2014 duchessoffork 53

***Giveaway is now closed. Congrats to LINDY for winning the $15 Starbucks card!*** Oh, how I love Spring! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the fragrant jasmine is blooming all over Northwest Florida. Spring promises warmer weather, longer days, and furious thu …

48 Hours in LA

March 20, 2014 duchessoffork 3

Whew! It’s been quite the whirlwind week. I had the opportunity to represent Dr. Smith’s at The Biggest Baby Shower in Los Angeles this week. My sweet friend Erin was also a part of the trip and it’s always a blast catching up with her. We met two years ago …

Seaside Half Marathon 2014

March 5, 2014 duchessoffork 18

I cannot believe that I ran my second half marathon this weekend! The Seaside Half Marathon was absolutely wonderful. Maybe it was the clear blue sky and 65 degree day, or the experience of already having one half marathon under my belt, but I ran the race in 2 hours and 10 m …

Playing Dress Up at Barefoot Princess

February 28, 2014 duchessoffork 0

Barefoot Princess is the most adorable Lilly Pulitzer shop in the heart of Sandestin. My friend Jessica invited me out to the store to play dress up while they snapped some pictures for their website and Facebook pages. A kid-free evening of Lilly clothes, wine, and cheese? S …

Cheeseburger Birthday Party Inspiration

February 12, 2014 duchessoffork 6

Mac wasn’t always a big baby. He started chunking up around 3 months of age, and ever since we’ve called him Big Mac. Strangers and friends alike are amazed by the size of our infant. We even introduce him as Big Mac and it always gets a chuckle out of folks. That …

Sweet Valentine Goodies for Kids

February 7, 2014 duchessoffork 0

I just LOVE Valentine’s Day. Do you see what I did there? But really, the pink puffy hearts and cute holiday marketing get me every single year. I’ve put together tiny treat baskets for my littlest loves and here are some of my favorite ideas. 101 Dalmatians IR …

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Results

February 3, 2014 duchessoffork 17

I finished my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge on Wednesday, January 29th and I’m feeling great! Three and a half weeks have never gone by so fast. I’m sure people participate in this and other health and fitness challenges for a variety of reasons. For me it was a chanc …