Making the Most of Shorter Winter Days – Thursday Waylay

stop winter bluesWinter gives us the blues. It’s science and has almost nothing to do with the fact that we prefer dresses over pants, and tights are annoying.

So I’ve been on the hunt for ways to squeeze every drop of productiveness out of these shorter days until summer FINALLY gets here.

Today’s Waylay is full of the best links I’ve found, but let me know if I’m missing anything!

Also, if you don’t have time to read these here are the cliffs notes: sleep more, sleep better, move more, unplug, be with those you love, and trust.  Annnnnd go?

8 Tricks to Make Your Yourself Wake Up Earlier. (Fast Company)

2 Life Hacks to turn off, recharge, and be more productive (

The easiest way to get more done? Work fewer hours. (

7 Hacks to help you body cope with Winter (

10 Ways to Beat the Winter blues (Cup of Joe)


Winter Beach Trip – Family Time by the Ocean

The ocean has healing powers, don’t you think? Barrett and I recently escaped for a quick beach vacation earlier this month with his parents and had the BEST time! If you’ve never been to the Caribbean start planning a trip … Continue reading

Cali Trip Recap Part II – Visiting Vineyards in Napa and Sonoma

pride mountain kelly and brian view 2

Today I’m sharing Part II of our California/Birthday Trip with you! If you missed Part I be sure to check it out here first. After spending two very full days in San Francisco, we were off to wine country for … Continue reading

Celebrating 30 Years in Cali – The San Fran Leg

marin headlands

The minute I turned 29 last year, I was already planning my 30th birthday. All I wanted to do was get out of town for a few days and travel somewhere new. I wanted a place where wine would be … Continue reading

Introducing a Bodega-like Market in Atlanta

Atlanta Market Inman Park

New Yorkers and former New Yorkers (like me) alike are all-too-familiar with the bodegas that populate the streets of the big city. Ran out of creamer? Need to grab a banana or a bagel? Picking up a 6-pack? Craving a … Continue reading

Atlanta’s Favorite Holiday Tradition: Home for the Holidays

kelly and kathryn

Don’t hate me for saying this, but I’m about 90% done with my Christmas shopping (and I wrote this post before Thanksgiving…). I didn’t want to feel stressed this year upon returning home from a relaxing Thanksgiving, realizing it is … Continue reading

Celebrating 3 Years with Biplanes and Bacchanalia

First of all – WOW – I can’t believe we’ve been married for 3 whole years! My, time really does fly when you’re having fun 🙂 (And, yes our anniversary was in July, so I’m a little late to the blog with … Continue reading

Texas Travels #thebullocksyall (Part II)

Part II of our Texas adventure captures the most important day of all: Wedding Day for #thebullocksyall! If you missed Texas Travels Part I,  mosey on over to check it out! The morning after the welcome party, we got a bit of … Continue reading

Texas Travels #godblesstexas (Part I)


I have never been to Texas, so when we found out our favorite Charlestonians were tying the knot in the great state of Texas I was over the moon! I couldn’t wait for all the #bighairdontcare, cowboy boots, and wide-brimmed … Continue reading

Summer Time Savers


We can all afford to save an extra few minutes getting ready on these hot summer mornings, can we not?! We are back in the 90s this week in Atlanta, after a stretch of some cooler temps. That means my … Continue reading