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The Importance of Getting Away With Your Spouse

June 16, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Style - Travel

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Dress: Goodnight Macaroon | Sunglasses: Le Spec | Earrings: Hart | Lips: Stila in ‘Patina’ | Hair products: Wilson’s on Washington

There’s no doubt about it, marriage is tough. I remember as a young 20 year old, newly engaged, looking at my mom and telling her “Scofield and I will never fight.” ha!!!! So young. So naive. As hard as marriage is, though, it gets better and better as the days and years go by. We are 5 years in, and I’ve never been more in love with him.

Whether it’s a smooth or bumpy season, we’ve learned a few tricks over the years that have made all the difference in our relationship.

One non-negotiable is that we take a trip away 4x/year (so, once a quarter). Now that we have Piper, they aren’t always by ourselves, but we make two trips just the two of us. Taking one of those trips at our anniversary in May, and another one around my birthday in November has worked really well for us. Even if we run out of time, or can’t fit a full getaway into our budget, we’ll opt for an overnight staycation at a fun hotel or airnb. The goal is to get out of the house, just the two of us, and really focus on each other and our marriage.

We recently spent our anniversary out on the lake and spent upward of our 48 hours away on the screened in porch. We both came home refreshed, re-energized, and united.

It can be hard to make time to get away, but it’s worth every ounce of energy. Here are some tips that have helped us commit to, and get the most out of our getaways…

1 | Plan ahead. We are so bad about planning things last minutes, but have found its so much easier when we plan ahead. We’ve been trying to look at the entire year before us and pick a date and place well in advance. It gives us something to look forward to, and keeps us committed!

2 | Find childcare. I had so much guilt the first time I left Piper, but it ended up being so good for both us and her. She had the best time with her grandparents, they loved having her, and we loved getting a break ;). As hard as it can be to leave Piper, I firmly believe it helps me be a better mom.

3 | Come with an agenda. This one might not be for everyone, but we always come with a list of things to discuss regarding our marriage, personal growth, and family. Areas we feel like we need to improve, goals we’d like to set, and action steps to get there. This might sound a little exhausting, and in some ways it is ;), but its worth the return.

4 | Make room for spontaneity. Even though we have a list of things we want to make sure we talk about, we make sure to leave part of our trip unplanned. This allows us to decide if we’re in the mood for going to dinner, eating in, watching a movie, or sleeping in, etc.

5 | Embrace adventure. One of the values for our family is “adventure.” We love to take trips, go on hikes, explore our town, and its a value we want to teach Piper. We have a ‘bucket list,’ so to speak, of places we’d like to visit and trips we’d like to take. This aspect of adventure makes allows us to create memories we’ll never forget and cherish together forever.

I hope this is helpful! I’d love to hear about your favorite getaways!!

My Favorite White Top for Summer

June 9, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Style

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Top: J.O.A. | Jeans: Articles of Society | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Purse

I hope you’ve had a great week! I am so ready for the weekend, and looking forward to spending it with some friends and family. Scofield and I are going on a date tonight to celebrate our 5th anniversary (celebration part 2!), and I can’t wait. We are finally getting around to going to a cute little restaurant here in Greenville that we have literally been trying to make happen for a year in a half. We had reservations for my birthday when I was 9 months pregnant with Piper, but I went into labor so we obviously weren’t able to go. We’ve trie to make it happen a couple other times, but something else always seemed to get in the way, or we weren’t in the mood, etc. So finally we are going!! Babysitter is booked, and mama can’t wait!

This little top is perfect for a casual date night. I also love wearing it with denim shorts and sandals. The fit is so flattering, and you can’t help but feel amazing when you put it on.

Happy weekend friends!

Little White Dress

May 26, 2017

Filed Under : Style

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Hat: Brixton | Dress: Topshop (similar) | Shoes: Marc Fisher | Purse: Mywalit

You can never go wrong with a little white dress, am I right!? It’s my go-to look in the summer, whether we are heading to a barbeque, hanging by the pool, or going out on a date. I love the detailing on this one, with the little bit of lace and the off the shoulder look. I wore it on our recent beach trip and it was perfect!

Strawberry Picking

May 22, 2017

Filed Under : Lifestyle - Style

Strawberry Picking 27Strawberry Picking 13Strawberry picking…it’s an 18 month old’s paradise. Getting to actually put in their mouth and eat what they pick up from the ground outside!? Score! ;) Piper definitely thought she hit the jackpot with this afternoon activity.

It was so fun watching her figure out what to do..she caught on so fast! And this little lady does not discriminate when it comes to strawberries. The overly ripe, unripe, white, and mushy, she wanted them all. Ha. We went strawberry picking for the first time with her last year on mother’s day weekend, when she was about 6 months old. Now that she’s older and we knew she’d love it, we went for mother’s day again this year. I think it’s becoming a tradition for our mother’s day weekend, and I absolutely adore it. See more of our afternoon after the jump!

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