Read Feed | February 2020

As we get closer to Baby Hall’s arrival and as more people begin social distancing in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, I figured it as good a time as any to share the books I read back in February. All five books I read this month happened to be non-fiction, but ranged widely in […]

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Real Talk: What I’m Learning Right Now

Yesterday, I was on the verge of a panic attack in buybuyBaby. I’d made a lap around the store, trying to decide how to use a gift card. A sweet employee was walking another mom-to-be through the registry process, helping her scan important items and talking through recommendations. I listened briefly as she talked about […]

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How I Became a Reader Again

When I was a kid, I was always reading. My mom would take me to the library and I’d leave with an overflowing tote bag, reading them all before we returned a few weeks later. Our family would go into a bookstore and I’d drool over all the books I wanted to read. My parents […]

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Five on Friday 018

Happy Friday, friends! Here’s what I’m loving this week… A new way to relax One of my favorite brands, Little Barn Apothecary, has a Coconut + Eucalyptus Air Water that seems like the perfect addition to a nighttime routine to help you wind down from a long day. An article for anyone who’s ever read Gary Chapman  This week on […]

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Five on Friday 017

Here’s what I’m loving this week… This new-to-me skincare line I won’t even lie to you. I’m obsessed with the Balancing face oil from Town & Anchor. I first heard about this brand from my friend Lindsey, whose studio created all the branding (which is gorgeous). My mom has been using the Restoring face oil and can’t stop […]

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Today there will be many people quoting Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — it is the federal holiday in his honor, after all. I want to share an excerpt from one of his sermons that’s had a major impact on my life.

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A Gift Guide for Bookworms

After such an incredible year of reading, I can’t help but want to gift books to everyone on my list this year. I asked around on Instagram to gauge interest for a gift guide for the bibliophiles in your life and got a resounding yes, so here’s what I’ve come up with. I hope it’s […]

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Dear Tori

Dear Tori, It’s impossible to think that it’s only been two years since you left. It feels like a lifetime. I can’t begin to count the times something has happened (because so much has) and I reach for my phone to call or text you, only to realize that I can’t. (Will that ever stop?) […]

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Fall Finds

Fall is my favorite season. I’ve always loved it, but it really stole my heart during my years in Boone. The changing of the leaves, the cooler weather, the scarves and boots. Swoon. But I have to confess: I’ve never had a pumpkin spice latte and I don’t plan to anytime soon. Obviously fall in Charlotte shows up much later […]

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taking stock, again.

Making: silly faces Cooking: poppyseed casserole Drinking: sweet tea in my AppState Tervis Reading: Of Mess and Moxie by Jen Hatmaker and It Starts with Food by Melissa Hartwig Wanting: more hours in the day

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