Brandy Wales

Born and raised in Indiana, Brandy spent a decade as an elementary teacher and instructional technology specialist in Chicago. After marrying her husband, Chad, rescuing their beloved pup, Harper, and having two beautiful children, Emerson and Charlie, they traded in their snow boots for swimsuits and purchased a duplex in downtown Charleston. Brandy loves being outdoors, capturing memories in photographs, exploring new restaurants, blogging, and organizing anything and everything! From being landlords and Airbnb hosts to parents and travel enthusiasts, you can follow her family's adventures at

25 Days of Togetherness in Charleston

Growing up, my family made Christmas really special. Every year, I looked forward to setting up the Christmas village with my mom, stringing lights outdoors with my dad, going to meet Santa with Poppy...
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How Did You Know Your Family Was “Complete”?

A few weeks ago, I did something CRAZY. I hope you’re sitting down for this, because man oh man it’s really something. Ready? I sold my Ergo baby carrier. I know… I know… I’m...

It’s Holiday Card Time! Where to Take Family Photos in the Lowcountry

When I drove through Starbucks the other day and saw a Pumpkin Spice Latte staring me straight in the eyes, my mind spiraled. Wait... it's FALL?? >> Where can we pick apples around here? >>...

A Weekend in Charleston With Kids (Where to Eat & Explore)

Earlier this spring, my girlfriends and I planned an epic weekend in Charleston. It included indulging in all of the eats and drinks the city had to offer. As moms vacationing without kids, we...

An Ode to Sisters

Throughout the years, I’ve had many significant friendships, from all different seasons of my life. As I’ve watched friendships fade away, I’ve become even more appreciative of the ones that have grown and evolved...

Friends for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime

The International Day of Friendship is celebrated worldwide with the notion that friendships across peoples, countries, and cultures can promote peace and build community. To me, it's looking for the good in others. Standing...

Girls Weekend in Charleston (An Itinerary)

After a year of not seeing friends (Re: pandemic), I had the great fortune of spending a weekend sans toddlers with three of my very dear girlfriends earlier this spring. If you’re looking for...

Love and Loss on Father’s Day

There are a few days a year that stop me in my tracks. Father’s Day is one of those.  I lost my dad two years ago To know Chuck was to love Chuck. Anyone who met...

How Downsizing Our Property Upsized Our Life

This is not a joke. I repeat this is not a joke! Last April Fools Day, we welcomed our second child into the world, in the midst of a global pandemic. At the time,...