Cocktail Hour: Chartreuse Daquiri

What is Chartreuse? A 250-year-old secret recipe created by the Carthusian Monks, Chartreuse is a green (or yellow) French herbal liqueur made with 130 plants. The biggest downside to this cocktail is the green Chartreuse. It’s now being allocated everywhere and is not as readily available as before, partly thanks to the cocktail boom using

Fulton Four

Sullivan Wylde Fulton was born on May 10, 2023. She wasn’t the gigantic baby the doctors were anticipating. Nope, Sulli was a petite seven-pounder with a fair amount of dark hair and the daintiest little features you ever did see. The first thing I said when they put her on my chest was, “Where did

Waiting on Sullivan

Having Lachlan seemed to have “fixed” any reproductive issues I had prior to getting pregnant with him. At four months post-partum, I got my period back and it came like clockwork every month thereafter. No birth control, Metformin, or anything. It was nice to feel “normal”. Pretty soon after Lachlan was born, Tayler and I

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Getting Lachlan

Let’s go back to August 2018. I’ll save you the time of listening to me ramble on about my medical history. Just know that by August 2018, I had been struggling with my IUD for a year. Let me clarify, I had struggled the ENTIRE year the implant had lived inside me. Tayler and I

Powder Bath Glow-up

We’ve been so busy these last few months. In September, Tayler and I took our first “vacation” without Lachlan. We had to use a couple of flight vouchers from a canceled 2020 Vegas trip. One of Tayler’s best friend’s moved to Boston during the pandemic, and we haven’t seen them since. So, we took off

First Comes Love

Tayler and I have a pretty unconventional love story. When people ask how we met, our response is, “How much time do you have?” Most people say, “Oh. Did you meet on a dating app? My friend’s cousin’s brother met her husband on a dating app!” No. We didn’t meet via dating app. But my

Charleston’s Best: Food

Charleston has been voted the best city in the US for ten years in a row, so we get asked for various recommendations often. I thought it would be easier to list those recommendations here. We will update this list as we see fit and plan to add other Charleston-specific posts to the blog. Want

Tayler Makes: Homemade Chicken Gyros

Gyro gy·ro /ˈjīrō/ Pronounced Yee-ro. I’m not of Greek descent. I’m not a Greek god. I don’t have lightning blood or Hercules power running through my veins. But I love gyros. I’ve eaten plenty of gyros from the local Greek food truck (Platia) after late nights working at the restaurant. Gyros were also my go-to lunch

Miss Cla-who?

I have a confession to make. This isn’t my first website. For many years, several of you might have kept up with my shenanigans via my old blog Miss Clariss. And then, suddenly, I stopped. She was gone. I think for a long time, I wasn’t sure I had anything interesting to write about. My

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