On Gift-Giving, and Being Terrible at It.

Let's be brutally honest with each other: you're either good at giving gifts, or you’re just NOT. It’s kind of like having a nice butt—while there are certainly things that we can do to help ourselves along, at the end of the day we’re all pretty much at the mercy of our genetics … [Read more...]

On Coupons and Capital Murder.

I'll tell you about the first time that it happened. We were newlyweds. Knowing that I loathe trips to the grocery store, Kellan had offered to go with me. Our cart quickly filled, and we made our merry way to the checkout line where we innocently parked our loot behind a … [Read more...]

On Beyonce, Recovery Brownies and #WhyITribe

It started the way these things always do: my friends were doing it. Over the two and a half years that I spent in New York, [better known as: the years that shall not be named], several of my North Carolina friends joined a gym calledIron Tribe. Similar to Crossfit, I watched … [Read more...]

How My Fitbit Ruined My Entire Life. [Tales From My Demon-Bracelet.]

Two weeks ago, Kellan and I were given twin Fitbits. You’ve heard of them, I presume? Gender-confused electronic bracelets designed to track every step you take and every mile you run, all in a valiant effort to coerce America into laying off the ho-hos. Kellan and I saw a lot … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Terrorism on the way to #Influenceconf. [How Southern Women Can Defeat ISIS.]

I am currently sitting at gate B11 in the Albany airport, and so I hesitate to even type this out loud because if there are two hard-learned lessons that I’ve gleaned  in my life about airport etiquette, it's these: 1. It is generally frowned upon to feed your leftover … [Read more...]

Fancy Pants.

Welcome to the new blog! What do you think? All I have to say is, Danielle Burkleo and Mary Hess for PRESIDENT. [Yes, both of them.] Danielle and Mary are the elves responsible for the renovation around here, and were absolute GEMS that answered my myriad of questions with the … [Read more...]