17 & 18 Week Bumpdate

I can hardly believe that I am getting close to almost being half-way through my pregnancy! I am currently 19 weeks but have been so busy lately that I am finally just getting around to posting my 17 & 18 week update.

The last two weeks have been a bit rough around our household. We all got the stomach flu and then right after the girls got an awful cold. After many nights of soup, loads of laundry, and two trips to the doctor, I think we are all on the mend to health.

Next week we find out the gender and I am SO excited! I thought the girls were both boys but this pregnancy has been so different than the last I am making the same guess and saying boy. (knowing it will probably be a girl!)

Due Date: April 25th

How far along: 19 weeks

Size of baby: 6 inches and 8 1/2 ounces, current status is the size of an heirloom tomato

Total weight gain: 7 lbs.

Maternity clothes:

Wearing most of my normal tops but using the bella band around my pants but I bought some new maternity jeans during the black Friday sale. I got these and these.

Stretch marks: yep!

Sleep: great! I just need to go to bed earlier! Looking forward to sleeping in this weekend.

Best moment of the week:

Feeling the baby for the first time and starting the countdown to Christmas!

Miss anything: my pants fitting

Movement: yes! The day after I had the stomach flu I felt the baby move! Best feeling every after being kind of nervous about the baby being okay.

Food cravings: BLTs,  Special K cereal, strawberries, and cheeseburgers

Anything making you queasy or sick: Taking my multi-vitamins and this terrible taste I get in my mouth every night after dinner. Brushing my teeth seems to help but it’s awful!

Have you started to show yet: Yes!

Gender: Find out next Thursday!

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: both- its been a long week

Looking forward to:  Finding out the baby’s gender and possibly doing a fun gender reveal!

Christmas Gift Guide for Kids

I can’t believe it’s already time to start Christmas shopping! I feel like I blinked and 2017 is already coming to a close! I had so much fun shopping for the girls this year and thought I would share a few of their gifts to hopefully help give you ideas. We have decided to keep Christmas a bit small this year and try out the “one thing to read, one thing to wear, one thing they want and one thing they need” gift giving style. This is not including their Santa gift, but it truly was fun trying to get creative for each category.

About a month ago, I cleaned closets and their playroom. We donated more than half of their toys. We kept things like their baby dolls, dress-up clothes, puzzles/games, a few favorite stuffed animals, sport/bouncy balls, and a couple other favorite toys. Just clearing out toys that weren’t being touched has made clean-up so much easier and they have never played more with the remaining toys than before. So this year for the “thing to wear” we got them each a Disney princess costume, ” thing to read” we bought them cookbooks with a cooking kit/apron (I love giving themed gifts), “thing they need” we did a science experiment kit and a butterfly growing kit (linked below), and for “thing they want” we are giving Emery a doll house filled with the Maileg mice and Adelyn a camera with “camera bag” and a photo album to hold her photos. I linked a few other gift ideas below- I hope it helps inspire gift ideas for your kiddos!

doll house // twin mice // big sister mouse // doll house kitchen // doll house bed 

camera bag // Instax camera // Instax photo album

campfire // Moonlite projector // pink sleeping bag // tent // floral sleeping bag

cooking kit // pizza cookbook // taco cookbook // chef hat // apron 

play vacuum // cleaning set // dust, sweep, mop set

pancake game // sneaky squirrel game // science kit // growing butterflies kit 

firehouse set // train track // silver race car

I will be posting gift guides for “him and her” soon!

To see other great children’s gift guides head to these other amazing motherhood blogs to get more ideas!

Jordan & Co Blog 

The Love Designed Life 

Cultivated Motherhood 

Occasionally Perfect 

Steph Pollock

 

We are expecting!! {A 15/16 Week Bump Update}

I am SO excited to be back to blogging! I have taken the last couple of months off from blogging because we are expecting our third baby! We are over the moon excited and a little anxious, as we will now be officially outnumbered. I have been extremely sick this pregnancy, even more than with the girls. I was feeling really good until about 8 weeks and then it hit me hard. This wasn’t just morning sickness, it was feeling miserable all day– the worse time being at night. I was thankful for the worse being at night as I also work full-time as a teacher.

Right around 14 weeks I started to notice a little bit of change but the weeks before I had a hard time finding foods that I could stomach and just felt so tired all the time. I would have a really hard time because when I did find something that I could stomach, it would then make me completely nauseous the next day just thinking about eating it again.

There were a couple things I found to help me in the weeks that I felt sick that I thought I would share for any mamas out there going through the first-trimester:

  • A drop of peppermint oil in my water or the Young Living lip gloss that also has peppermint oil in it. When I was feeling on the verge of losing what I just ate I would apply the lip gloss and it would help curb the feeling of getting sick. (I sell Young Living if you are interested in these items, shoot me an email at Samantha@hellotinylove.com)
  • Keeping something in my stomach even when I didn’t feel like eat. Snack items such as nuts, Kind bars, yogurt, cheese sticks, and honestly anything that sounded remotely okay I would eat. It was when my stomach was empty when I would feel the worse.
  • Soda water, sprite, or ginger ale. Just bubbles from soda would help my upset stomach.
  • Saltine crackers
  • These preggie pops actually work okay. I would keep some at work and home. It helped at times when I just had a terrible taste in my mouth or having issues with acid.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar. I read somewhere online that vinegar actually helps with morning sickness but the weeks it was terrible there was no way I could even smell vinegar without wanting to get sick. So instead I ate pickles and honestly it worked. When I hit about 13 weeks, I started just mixing ACV with hot water, honey and a drop of lemon essential oil and not only did it help with my nights of feeling awful but also with my terrible acid that I was having.
  • Sea Bands – I had some of these from past cruises we have taken and I actually would wear this all day. Call me crazy, but it did help! (thanks to the mama who commented below and reminded me of this!)I have to be honest though, all of these suggestions would kind of help but overall it just took getting through my first trimester. I woke up on the first day of being 14 weeks and noticed an immediate difference. Even still at 17 weeks, I still am not back to myself like I was when I was pregnant with the girls by now, but I will say that everyday gets just a little bit better. SO if you are going through the worse of it right now, just know that it should get better soon. I wish I would have had someone to tell me this when I was in the thick of it, but hopefully this can encourage an expecting mama that is feeling like it’s never going to end.

Since I just hit 17 weeks yesterday, (I know my board says 16-I’m a little behind) but I thought it would be fun to start sharing a weekly bump update! I find it fun to see similarities and differences in pregnancy of other mamas who are also expecting.

Due Date: April 25th

How far along: 17 weeks

Size of baby: 5.1 inches and 5.9 ounces, current status is the size of a turnip

Total weight gain: 5lbs – I lost a little from being so sick.

Maternity clothes:

Living in these leggings and wanting to snag these jeans at the Black Friday sale!

Stretch marks: yes, same ones from my last two pregnancies!

Sleep: Sleeping 8 hours a night.

Best moment of the week: When Adelyn asked me how the baby was going to get out…

Miss anything: my pants fitting

Movement: not yet..maybe. I think when I lay down at night I can feel the baby but I’m not sure if it’s the baby or gas.

Food cravings: BLTs and Special K cereal.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Taking my multi-vitamins, anything too sweet, some smells will still catch me off guard like the fridge, and the granola cereal that I was eating like 5 bowls a day before I got pregnant!

Have you started to show yet: Yes! I feel like I’ve popped in the last week or so!

Gender: We find out in December!

Labor signs: Nope.

Belly button in or out: in

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or moody most of the time: Happy! But I think my hubby might say different at times…

Looking forward to:  All the holidays coming up and finding out the gender!

 

 

 

Summer of ’17

This summer was the absolute best. The girls are at such a fun age that we were able to go and do lots of things we haven’t done as a family before. Camping, two trips to Charleston, a visit to Magnolia Market, a Rockie’s game, lots of ice cream runs, mornings spent in the kiddie pool, smores on our patio, and our new favorite–watching movies with our outdoor theater. I feel like we checked off just about everything on our bucket list!

 If you have been following me for awhile, you know that I LOVE film. So once a year my friend Liz, makes a family video for us just to capture and remember the girls at different stages/ages of their life. As Garth and I were watching this video this evening, Garth commented how not only will these videos be treasured by us in the years to come, but how much the girls will love watching these as they grow older.

The weather was perfect most days which allowed us to use our patio more than we ever had before. While we may have gone and had some amazing adventures as a family this summer, our favorite days/nights were spent in our own backyard. Our home is our happy place, and I believe this video captures that perfectly.

Enjoy!

 Here are a couple other favorite captures from this summer!

Product links from the video:

“Go Outside” Sweatshirt

My shoes

The girls’ tennis shoes

Swimsuits

Wagon

Kite

Backpack Season

The girls’ back packs are mini Fawn Design bags that you can find here!

It’s back to school season! I head back to work as a teacher next week and then Adelyn starts her second her of preschool in September. I realize that many have already started back to school but when looking for a backpack for Adelyn I came across so many cute ones that I thought it would be fun to share a few! Below you can find links to backpacks for boys AND girls! Enjoy! one//two// three//four//five//six//seven

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Adelyn’s Mermaid Party

I still am pinching myself that I have a four-year-old. F O U R! We had so much fun celebrating her with a mermaid-themed party! She dreams of becoming a mermaid someday so just seeing her reaction to all of the decorations and her mermaid outfit was absolutely priceless.

Adelyn requested a party with lots of balloons and hotdogs and chocolate cake to eat– so that is exactly what we had. I hired a balloon twister, who was absolutely amazing and could make any character or animal the kids wanted. My dad grilled up some hotdogs and my amazing friend Mel, made her famous chocolate cake. Add in a some great friends and family, and we had an absolutely fun-filled day.

Adelyn was obsessed with her mermaid skirt and I had to beg her to take it off at the end of the night. I’m pretty sure she would wear it to bed every night if I let her. Recently, I caught her riding her bike in it–which goes to show you just how easy it is to move and play in it. I was so surprised to see how stretchy the skirt was, without losing the “mermaid look” of a skirt. Carken Design is kindly offering 20% off your next order with the code: HELLOTINYLOVE if you are in need of a mermaid skirt for your little girl OR even yourself! (Yes she makes adult sizes too!)

To complete her “mermaid look” she wore a coral tassel necklace from Gemma & Filo and a star crown from Willow Crowns. I loved how she matched the sweet little mermaid she received for her birthday.

Most of the shell-themed paper goods and party favors were from my friend, Hana’s shop – Hooray Everyday. Hana made all the little mermaids these fun woolie ball necklaces to add into their take-home bags. Hooray Everyday is my go-to shop for all things party and fun!

Other things that were in the party favor bags were these shell crowns I found on Etsy and I made starfish wands.

To make the starfish wands I bought these actual white starfish and these wooden dowels off of Amazon. I hot-glued the dowels to the starfish and then tied ribbons around the dowel. To secure the ribbon to the dowel, I just dabbed a little hot-glue on the back of the ribbon.

Her party decorations were simple but I think my favorite I have ever done. I filled large shells with flowers and spray painted a starfish light pink to all go on the dessert table. I also hung a large shell and put greenery around it to give it the effect of seaweed. I also found this “shell like” garland from the Land of Nod to hang on the table. I loved the color palette of it so much and knew I would reuse it in Adelyn’s room after the party. Last, I strung clear balloons with fishing wire and taped it to the wall to look like bubbles. I had so many questions on Instagram about how I made the seashell background. I bought this shell floaty from Target and spray painted it white! Super simple!

At the end of the day we asked her what her favorite part of the day was and she said it was her chocolate cake. And I would have to agree. Not only was it absolutely delicious, but it was so fun to decorate. My friend Mel and I have a little team effort going on with the girls’ birthday cakes. She bakes and frosts them (the most important part) and then I get to decorate. To decorate it, I bought this cake topper and then made sea glass candy to create a fun “ocean rock” or “mermaid scale” effect. Thank you again Mel for always making my girls the BEST cakes for their birthday!

She went on to mention after saying her cake was her favorite part, that she made the best wish ever. “Mama, I wished to become the most beautiful mermaid someday!”

Adelyn Kay, may you always dream big dreams and absolutely never give up on them. May you also always remember that you are brave, brilliant, and beautiful. Happy four my love.

 

Hello Tiny Love x Wunderkin

I am thrilled and completely humbled to be sharing this blog post. I have been working the last few months on designing a bow collection with Wunderkin Co. I started this blog a couple years ago just wanting to share in motherhood with other moms and life’s adventures with the girls. I am incredibly grateful for the other creatives, it has brought into my life and granted me the privilege to create and be inspired. Hillary, the owner of Wunderkin, is so motivating and inspirational, that working together with her has sparked a different side of creativity for me.  I am excited to see where I am led next and what doors may open!

This collection was inspired by my daughters, Adelyn & Emery. As a family, we love to travel and be outdoors, so when designing this collection I wanted it to be nature-inspired because that is where the girls are most in their element.

I can always guarantee that if we are anywhere with flowers, that Adelyn will be the first to stop and admire/smell the flowers. She likes to point out all the pink ones (her favorite color) and talk about differences in each one. This is why I named this beautiful, Liberty of London floral bow, the “Adelyn”. She is what represents a field of flowers most – dainty, cheerful, bold, and enchanting.

While Adelyn is admiring the flowers, I am usually chasing Emery trying to make sure she doesn’t pick them all… I love that my girls have such different personalities! This beautiful, dotted oversized school girl was named after her middle name, the “Jane”. I thought of her most when I saw this fabric because there isn’t a true pattern or rhythm to the dots on the bow. Emery dances to the beat of her own drum, and is such a silly, little free-spirt. She is playful, energetic, free-spirited, and joyous. Everything that this bow encompasses.

I chose a color palette that would reflect the beauty of the great outdoors while encompassing the hearts of our free little spirits. When envisioning this collection and the styled photoshoot, I knew that the blues of the “Adelyn” would stand out against the green scenery as well as the neutral colored “Jane” in the bright blue sky.

The “Adelyn”

The “Jane”

Cornflower blue school girls

What I love most about Wunderkin is what they stand for: “Hand-crafted, heirloom bows made with love to embolden your little one’s WUNDERment and join them on the great adventure of becoming exactly who they are meant to be.” Each and every bow is perfection and made to withstand all the exploring, play, and adventures that your tiny loves may do. Not to mention the absolute cutest accessory for any little girl!
d e t a i l s
Dresses: Wee Mondine
Photography: Griffith Imaging 
Thank you for your continued support and allowing me to share this collection with you.
“You belong among the wildflowers, you belong somewhere you feel free.” -Tom Petty 

Magnolia Magic

Last month, our family made a trip out to Houston, Texas to visit family and while we were there, made the drive to Waco to explore the empire that Chip and Joanna Gains have created at the Silos. Magnolia Market has been high on my bucket list so visiting was a dream come true. It was nothing short of meeting all of my expectations plus some. I’m excited to share a sneak peak inside Magnolia and some tips if you ever make the trip there as well!

I wanted to buy every single thing at Magnolia Market but because we flew, I only came home with a t-shirt and a dish towel. Inside of the market is a Fed-Ex to ship back anything you buy that won’t fit in your luggage. I have heard that it can be almost as much as the item you bought to ship it, so instead I decided to just shop their site.

Items I’m Loving??

Set of Cacao Bookends

White Sugar Mold

Metal & Wood Display Ladder

Cora Wood Tray

Pom Pom Seagrass Basket

Striped Marble Board

One of my favorite parts about the Silos was the food trucks! I wanted to try something from every single truck but folks it was HOT that day and the only thing that sounded amazing was this watermelon slushy pictured below.

While it may seem like it’s only things for adults, there is definitely a few things for the kiddos! Wooden swings, grass to play football on or sit in their beanbags, fairy gardens created in the gardens by Joanna, and lets not forget the cupcakes in the bakery.

The bakery may have been my favorite part of the Silos. We went on a Monday and waited in line for about 30 minutes. Which in the heat seemed like an eternity…however, a worker in the bakery told us that actually 30 minutes is nothing because on weekends the line can be up to a 2 hour wait!! She gave a little insiders tip that Wednesdays and Thursdays are the slowest days at the Silos and to avoid the weekends if you can.

I’ll take one of each please!

One last tip I have is for parking when you go to the Silos. When you first pull up to the Silos there are many parking lots owned by other companies trying to get you to pay for parking but the Silos has free parking on 8th street. We almost paid for a parking spot (with a bit of a walk to the Silos as well) until a friend we went with told us drive past the Silos and turn on 8th street for their free parking.

We had the best time at the Silos and can’t wait to go back someday. I think it would be really fun to go back during their spring or summer pop-up shop events or the Silobration in October! Or just on a Wednesday or Thursday so that I can just get right to the cupcakes!

Hope you are all having a great summer so far!

 

Renting a Vacation Home {The Beas Nest}

This month we traveled to Charleston, SC for a fun vacation on the beach. (you can see all my recommendations here) Last summer, during our first visit to Charleston, I had posted a photo on my Instagram asking for any recommendations others may have. Mary Jo (@port2palm) commented back with her list which then started up the conversation about The Beas Nest, the vacation home she owns in Charleston. Little did I know that this conversation would soon lead to a friendship and the generous offer of letting my family rent her beautiful home for a week. As much as I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram, I am truly thankful for the life-long friendships it has created.

The Beas Nest is located right on the Isle of Palms in Charleston, about a block from the beach. This was incredibly convenient with kids because if we forgot something one of us could just run back really quick to grab it from the house. I also loved that I could go back to the house to let Emery nap while the others could stay and play through the afternoon.

Our family has traveled many ways– hotels, a cruise ship, a camper, and renting a home. Hands down the best way to travel with kids is to rent a vacation house.

Adelyn has always been a pretty easy going and travels really well. Traveling with Emery is a little more different as she does thrive on a set routine and being in a familiar environment. When we rent a home while on vacation, Emery sleeps better because I think it is a more “home-like” space for her. I also like that if she does have a hard time falling asleep, we don’t have to worry about neighbors in the room next to us having to listen to her cry.

When renting a home, there are also many awesome amenities that come in handy with kids as well. Having a kitchen to make meals or store food is so nice. I never thought I would like having to cook while on vacation, but we notice that we come home not feeling so sluggish and bloated if we don’t eat out for every meal. In Charleston, we ate out every night for dinner but made sure to always eat breakfast and a few lunches at the house. We just make sure that once we arrive to the vacation house, we find the nearest grocery store to stock up on a few groceries for the week. A few tips for this is to just buy what you would usually eat at home– eggs, granola, toast, and yogurt were good options for us. And not buy too many things so that you are having to throw groceries away at the end of the week. You can always go back to the store if you run out of something!

Another great amenity was having a laundry room to do a couple loads throughout the week. This also helped with packing and not knowing if I was taking enough clothes. Just knowing I could always run a load of laundry helped to not over pack or wonder if I was under-packing.

The Beas Nest in Charleston was the perfect place for our group of 9 to stay. We all had our own bedroom and bathroom which was great when just needing rest for a bit in the afternoon or if someone wanted to sleep in later than the others.

Also, can I mention that pool? We definitely spent more time in the pool than at the beach because the water was so nice and it was conveniently placed right in the center of the home. So while some played in the pool, others could be lying on a beach chair, eating at the dining table, or sitting in the living room watching tv. It was all open so we felt like we were together all the time with having lots of space to play.

The Beas Nest has an amazing history and so much beauty that you can read/see here. We cannot wait to go again!

Renting a home is one of the best decisions we made while traveling with kids. I hope that if you are trying to decide if that is the right move to make with upcoming trips, that this post helped! Sites that can also be used to rent a home include ones such as Airbnb or HomeAway.

Have you rented a home when traveling? What was your experience like?

A Family Vacation Guide: Charleston, SC

A couple weeks ago we made our second trip to Charleston, SC for a fun family vacation! We absolutely fell in love with the city of Charleston our first trip, and how family friendly everything was, so we decided to book a second trip. Last time we went, we stayed on Daniels Island, but this time we rented a home on the Isle of Palms. I can’t wait to show you the home we rented, but I’ve decided to give it a post of it’s own because it’s that amazing.

I have received many messages asking questions about Charleston and what we recommend of things to do, where to eat, what to make sure to see, etc. I’ve compiled a list of our favorite family friendly choices that we found on our second vacation to Charleston!

You can also find my other post on Charleston from last summer here!

TO SEE:

There is charm and beauty on every corner in Charleston but there are definitely some “must-see’s” when you go!

Waterfront Park – An eight-acre park that is linear to the Charleston Harbor is a great after dinner activity as it is just a walking distance from many restaurants downtown Charleston. The pineapple water fountain is fun as well as watching the boats come in and out from the harbor.

Rainbow Row – You can’t visit Charleston without seeing these famous brightly-colored homes.

Boone Hall Plantation – One of the days we were in Charleston had cool weather so instead of hitting the beach or pool we decided to go to a plantation. We chose Boone Hall because it was the closest to where we were staying but Charleston is full of other beautiful plantations as well. The girls had fun exploring the butterfly gardens, getting ice cream, and visiting the kittens and horses at the farm. The plantation is gorgeous and so full of history. There are many tours to do while visiting– we signed up as soon as we arrived to do the house tour and the property tour. The home tour was cut short as Emery was just about to loose it so I left with the girls to go get an ice cream cone. My husband enjoyed the tour though! We also did the property tour on a tractor-pulled-wagon that Adelyn LOVED and thankfully put Emery to sleep.

(classic fam photo- a tired, shoeless Emery)

To see next time:

Angel Oak Tree – The spectacular tree is on our list for next time as we would love to pack a picnic and go sit under it’s large, shady limbs. Believe to be over 1500 years old, it definitely is a wonder to see.

Middleton Place/Gardens: Middleton Place is an 18th century rice plantation of 65 acres of America’s oldest landscaped gardens, the Middleton Place House Museum and the plantation stable yards. I know the girls would enjoy seeing all the flowers and cute farm animals here!

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens – the most popular plantation in Charleston and selected as “Americas Most Beautiful Gardens”

TO DO:

Isle of Palms Beach – We have visited other beaches that you can read about in my post from last summer, but this trip we only went to the Isle of Palms beach. It is our absolute favorite beach because it is very family friendly. Close restaurants to grab lunch, you can call ahead to have them set up chairs with umbrellas here, and decent public restrooms with showers to rinse off.

Isle of Palms Marina – The highlight of our trip was renting a boat from this marina and taking it out for a day. We were able to go see different parts of Charleston including the Ravenel bridge and Fort Sumter. We then docked our boat at shrimp row and ate outside at the Water’s Edge restaurant. After hopping back on the boat in the afternoon, we took it to a little island that you can only boat to and found some of the best shells we have ever found. We also saw lots of dolphins which was so neat!

King Street –  lots of shopping and boutiques

Charleston City Market – vendors selling locally made items

To do next time:

Horse Carriage ride around the historic parts of Charleston

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum – something that is on the hubby’s list

South Carolina Aquarium – a great activity if it rains

TO EAT:

 There is one thing that Charleston does not lack in and that is food. Hands down some of the best food. Here are my recommendation. All are kid-friendly unless noted!

Long Island Cafe  – the fried shrimp was a hit at our table. They have great breakfast too.

The Refuge – good food, service was a bit slow

Page’s Okra Grill – if you want Southern food, you will find it here. Lots of food and very inexpensive.

Husk – This is my favorite restaurant in Charleston and is one of the highest rated ones. The menu is based upon what the chef is making for the day and most ingredients are sourced locally. Our first visit we ate here at lunch-time as it seems to be more family friendly during the day and at night turns into more of a nicer restaurant. They do not have a kid’s menu but at lunch there were items such as cornbread, grill cheese, cheeseburger etc.  Garth and I had fun sneaking away while my mother-in-law watched the girls on this trip so we could go here for a date night. I highly recommend Husk!

Poogan’s Porch – This is a nicer restaurant as well, but it does have a children’s menu and accommodates children well. The food and atmosphere is great with a fun Charleston feel.

5 Church – a restaurant in an actual old church, with beautiful stain glass windows and hand painted ceilings. Everyone loved their meal in our group and even some said it was their favorite in Charleston. There is not a kids menu here but we went for an early dinner while it was not busy so they were able to accommodate the girls and make them what they wanted. (Mac and cheese & grilled cheese– their meal may have been even better than mine)

Charleston Crabhouse  – a good place to take the family, it’s more loud inside than most places we ate at which can be a plus while dining with kiddos.

Jeni’s Ice Cream – a must if you are in Charleston. The most unique, and delicious flavors of ice cream.

Kaminskys – another must for dessert. It is a dessert bar that contains about 20 different desserts in glass display case to choose from. Once the dessert is gone, the chef brings out an entirely new dessert. And let me add, some of the best dessert I have ever had. We went three different times on our last trip!

other amazing restaurants include:

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Five Loaves

Island Joe’s (on Isle of Palms, great for a beach lunch)

Poogan’s Smokehouse

Water’s Edge

I will share the rest of our trip next week but I hope you can find some of these recommendations helpful! If you have any questions, feel free to message me! I know you will love Charleston, SC as much as we do! We plan to go back in July so I will continue to update you with more recommendations!