They deserve better. We all deserve better. A poem.

fuck you Trump for saying live just now that “it wouldn’t have happened if the temple had people armed inside” before the blood has even dried. #Pittsburgh #NotMyPresident #Drumpf #TheResistance Advertisements

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Lipstick Queen Sinner line at Elements Beauty Shop

The Sinner collection by Lipstick Queen is the first purchase I have made by the brand. It’s sold at Elements of Carytown here in Richmond, VA in the adorable Carytown shopping district, but also sold on their website. I got the lipstick in that collection’s mauve shade after putting the entire line down my arm […]

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Nick of Time

My Grandmama and Grandpapa purchased a home in the newly developed Corolla Light resort community in Currituck County, NC on the Outer Banks in the late 1980s. I would say 1988, due to the founding of the community and the actual paving of NC 12 being pretty new when the Resort broke ground. The sights […]

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#CLTforCharlotte

Hello friends – and those newcomers to my blog who may stumble upon this post. I have a very specific request for a very special and heart-wrenching reason. This post centers on a family many in the blogosphere know about or have heard of. Some (like me!) may have followed the Mom, April, and her […]

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Eunice Boots Jones

Eunice “Boots” Worthington Brandt Jones, born June 9, 1930, in Birmingham, Ala., died Saturday, June 9, 2018, at home on her 88th birthday. She was the daughter of Adolph Sternberg Brandt and Eunice Cecile Worthington Brandt. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Addison Jones III (Jimmy), and survived by her two children, James […]

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Moving forward – literally

I haven’t shared it on the blog here but my Grandmama passed away on her 88th birthday in June. While I was somewhat prepared or at least aware of the likelihood of her passing, the fact that it wasn’t a chronic illness or long term disease, but actually an untreatable medical issue that many consider […]

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Hello from WordPress

This post contains affiliate links. Hey all! I hope everyone enjoyed their 4th of July holiday. Yesterday the 5th was M’s birthday, so we went to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (“VMFA”) to see their Napoleon exhibition and then briefly stopped in Carytown so I could get a couple of his last minute gifts […]

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Baby Margaret – Nine Months Update

This post contains affiliate links. 9 months old Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, our sweet little nugget of a firstborn turned 9 months old! When we took her in to the pediatrician, we were actually headed to my parents for the Christmas holiday. I was a little crestfallen by her stats, but the Pediatrician was great […]

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Baby Margaret – Eight Month Update

Margaret at eight months, taken on November 22, 2017 This post contains affiliate links We started the month by celebrating Halloween with our sweet little girl, her first outside the womb, and since she is too small for trick-or-treating we had fun dolling her up in this sweet Halloween outfit: Her outfit was from Toys […]

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Baby Margaret – Seven Month Update

This post contains affiliate links. I feel like she is just so joyful and ready to leap off the page here! All legs still, sweet girl. Laying on a Aden + Anais muslin swaddle blanket (similar here and here). With Fall in full swing, we had a busy agenda for several weeks as we approached […]

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