• blogging

    Why (and what) I’m blogging again

    Blogging seems like a luxury now, especially blogging about the clothes I wear. But I’ve missed it. I’ve talked before about how I long for creativity in my life–some outlet that would encourage me to write, make music, create. I thought it needed to be something grand to matter.

  • Style

    #20items21days Capsule Wardrobe: Week 2

    I still haven’t bought anything and I’m still going strong after two weeks of the #20items21days challenge (week 1 here). In fact, I might be in love with the concept of a capsule wardrobe. Here’s why: My mornings are way simplified. I know I have less choices, so I spend less time trying things on. I already have a mini-capsule full of stuff I like and that looks good on me. Packing is a cinch. I had to hop on a plane this week for a week back in SC with family and packing was a no-brainer. I don’t even think I made it to 20 items, and I had extra…

  • food

    Developing Your Meal-Planning Database

    Guys. I have some great news. I decided to take my meal planning efforts and make a spreadsheet where I track how often I’ve made a meal, level of difficulty and tastiness. I’ve saved recipes in Evernote for a while, but what I really wanted was a database of recipes that I could quickly reference. This is next-level meal-planning nerdiness, y’all.

  • Style

    #20items21days Capsule Wardrobe: Week 1

    I’m a sucker for a wardrobe challenge, and #20itemsin21days came at the perfect time. I’m in the middle of the three-month shopping ban. I decided not to purchase any clothing or accessories for the first three months of the year in order to better assess why I buy and what I buy. Mostly when I’ve shopped, it’s just out of curiosity and impulse. I rarely carefully plan my purchases, save for just the right item, or think about how a piece will fit into the rest of my wardrobe. I might wander into the Gap and browse the new arrivals, pleasantly surprised when I find a sale and simply must…

  • food

    Meal Planning Diary #1

    Guys, having a toddler–a TODDLER–means having to be a little more on top of things than I have in the past. Before, I could wing it at mealtimes, sometimes experimenting mid week. Who cares if we don’t eat dinner until 9:30pm?

  • Babby Hardeman

    Eleven Months Old!

    My son! You turned eleven months old, I promise. It happened nearly two weeks ago, right around when the hectic-ness of the holidays was starting. You won’t remember, but we’ve been BUSY since then. Thankfully, I remembered to snap these photos on your actual eleven-month birthday (December 15). So, that’s something! Here’s some of the cool stuff you’ve been into lately.

  • Babby Hardeman

    Ten Months Old

    Happy ten months, little buddy! I’m so happy you’re in my life, and I think you like me and your dad alright, too. You just keep on growing and changing. Here are a few of the ways you’v grown and changed in the last month.