5 Simple Summer Brunch Outfits

Curious to know the way to a girl's heart? Take her out to brunch. Why would anyone ever eat anything besides breakfast food? -Leslie Knope For me, there's nothing more satisfying than coffee eggs bacon donuts mimosas grits coffee pancakes waffles fruit coffee biscuits muffins And did I mention coffee? But what to wear to…

I joined ‘Tone It Up’ and Nick Miller should too.

A northerner from New York fell in love with a southerner from Alabama. This past weekend I had the privilege of watching Caitlyn, my Staten Island sorority sister, marry Sean, the brother of my current roommate. Small world, am I right? From the bagpipe ceremonial procession to the complimentary crimson and white Bama shakers, the…

5 Tips for Styling Your Bookshelf

If you have your nose stuck in a book like Belle, it is more than likely you have more books than you can manage. As your book collection turns into a dust collection, maybe it's time to purchase a bookshelf. However, the more you consider this idea, the more daunting decorating a bookshelf feels. But what…

How the Five Senses Will Change the Way You Spend Time With God.

In the hustle and bustle of my morning routine or lack thereof, purposeful time spent with God shoves its way toward the bottom of my list of to-dos. As the night sky greets me, the stars remind me that I’ve spent my entire day without connecting with God. Why is that? How do I “make…

4 Ingredients to Spice Up Your Galentine’s Day

Cashew fixed his beady black eyes on me as I held his golden brown plush fabric. At 10 years old, I received my first Valentine’s gift from a boy: a Ty Beanie Baby. Sixteen years later, I can still feel the warmth of my cheeks blushing when the boy in my 5th-grade class handed me…

Keira Davis Photography

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned.

As soon as the teacher turned toward the dry erase board, a crinkled scrap piece of paper made its way to my desk. I glanced around the classroom to see where the toss came from. Hunched over, half covering her mouth, Corie eagerly whispered, "It's from Mitchell." I slowly unraveled the note and carefully read…

Anna Clair Beasley Photography

Kelsey’s Story: The Gift Unasked for

A loud message from pop culture shouts to the world and says, “Christmas is only ‘Merry’ if you have someone special to meet under the mistletoe, sipping hot cocoa by the fire gazing into each other’s eyes.” The holiday centered around Christ, the only man who can bring us perfect love and fulfillment, has been…

My First Week on Bumble

From Bow Bridge to Bethesda Terrace, scenes of Amy Adams singing "That's How You Know" from Disney's Enchanted popped into my head. Smiling, I mentally noted to watch that movie as soon as I arrived back in Atlanta. Throughout my Sunday stroll in Central Park, I noticed countless couples holding hands, completely captivated by each other's company. It was…

Why Rush Into a Relationship?

Dancing his way through Atlanta last night, Jack Frost twirled with the trees and coated every branch with tiny droplets of ice. The branches drooped lower and lower in attempts to high-five the ground, much like Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree. It's the pocket-sized, ice sickle details in life that make the outfit complete. But often times, those details…

Ever thought about online dating? Me too.

Refusing to take another step further, my footprints sank deeper into the sand. A crowd of college boys each held a cold beer in one hand and a numbered piece of paper in the other. As the girls in front of me strolled right past them, the guys held up their scores, rating them on a scale…

Why It’s Important to Shake it Off

As soon as I hear those distinct doorbell dings, I know it's only a matter of seconds before Mariah Carey tells me exactly what she wants for Christmas. And once the chorus chimes in, it's only a matter of seconds until I start to chasse my way through traffic with a full-on jazz routine complete with your basic steering…

6 Motivational Marriage Quotes for Singles

Confidence mixed with caution, I held my bouquet like it was my job. Shoulders back, chin lifted and core tight, my Carolina blue dress rhythmically swayed to the dancing breeze of the music. Hidden behind my confident stride was a cautious fear of rolling my ankle. Well aware that wedges and nature do not mix, I shifted…

What does it look like to make the most of your season of singleness?

Arms stretched across the chair, I practiced my James Bond-ish move as an excuse to secretly glance over at the guy on my right. I took another sip of my coffee and looked ever so slightly to my left. Turns out, the only people sitting at the coffee bar beside me were all married men. Ladies, has it really come…