Welcome to Olive and Tate!

I'm Stephanie, a Starbucks fueled wife, baby boy mama and renovation novice. Nothing makes me happier than a glass of (probably cheap) red wine under reasonably clean white sheets at the end of the day. My other loves include Instagram, run on sentences, silence and reminiscing about my pre-baby boobs.  I speak fluent sarcasm, am usually making some sort of awkward facial expression and have a really tough time refraining from telling the truth. 

Once upon a time, this blog went by another moniker (Newlyweds:North) but was renamed after I was no longer a Newlywed and no longer a Northerner. You can get all of the nail biting details here

You can read (a lot) more of my words on Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, Blog in Between and Moms Without Answers.


  1. LOVE your blog. You two seem like a match made in heaven. :)

  2. This is a great blog. Love and live in the south, but of all northern states, Maine has got to be one of the best to live! Took a button and its up over at http://blogwiththebrowns.blogspot.com
    Hope you get the chance to stop by and see what us newlyweds are up to!


  3. Just found you through Laura (Happily Ever Parker) and love your blog!! Can't wait to catch up on some of your recent posts :))

    xx Em

  4. Super excited I found your blog via the 5 on Friday!! :)


  5. ok, its me again. Totally stalking your blog right now! Im starting from present and working my way back.. Get ready. I am sure there are a ton of comments that will be headed your way.

  6. I just love your blog! I found it a few weeks ago and ended up going to the beginning and reading each post. I am a northerner now living in the south and a fellow boy mom. I really enjoyed reading about your experiences in Maine. I see a lot of myself in you. I appreciate the entertainment and laughs! Please keep writing! I can't wait to see how your new SC house turns out.

  7. We are so thrilled to have packed our Bean Boots and puffer coats for good and will always consider ourselves Recovering Northerners. 3d animation virtual reality

  8. Absolutely love your blog! I'm just starting out blogging and you are such an inspiration! :)

  9. Absolutely love your blog! I'm just starting out blogging and you are such an inspiration! :)

  10. Love your blog! Where does the name Olive and Tate come from?

    1. Thanks for asking! I updated my about page to include that little detail :-) Here's the link: http://www.oliveandtate.com/2015/05/olive-and-tate.html

  11. I just came across your blog and am dying over your awkward facial expressions. My husband like to refer to mine as "facial turrets". Not sure if I spelled that right but basically I can not hid my emotions at all especially when people say dumb things. :) I also really enjoy run on sentences!!!