12 Happies du Jour

Happy Tuesday ... as you may expect I am drinking my coffee this am with my computer queued up to the Lilly After Party sale.  You may find that crazy since I shopped yesterday, but I have been holding out buying anything most of the summer anticipating this sale.  And, y'all it's good, like really good.  Today I shopped from my favorite summer release ... the rewind of some of the best prints released again. 


It's Party Time

It's here! The Lilly Pulitzer After Party is live and it is so very good.  I poured my coffee, got into the queue and after waiting 45 minutes was able to shop.  I got some really amazing things and the prices are sooo good.  I had to be careful to limit what I love since the selection is new each day of the sale.  So guess where I will be again tomorrow at 7 ish am ... yep, in the queue. 


Boozy Coffee Ice Cream

photo via Williams Sonoma

It is always a good thing when its Friday ... but Friday when its National Coffee Ice Cream Day, yes please!!  I love a good scoop, or two, of ice cream almost any day of the week but Friday after school is the ideal time for a ice cream treat.  Coffee is one of my go to flavors, it combines two things I just love ... coffee + ice cream.  Since buying our ice cream maker earlier this summer I have made many containers of ice cream.  Homemade ice cream is the perfect summer treat and ideal for dessert on weekends and super hot days.  It takes so little time and effort to create a fabulous result.


Lilly Pulitzer After Party Sale

Did you see the news yesterday?  The Lilly After Party Sale is coming!!  The sale begins Monday online at 8 am EST and this weekend (September 7 + 8) in stores.  Anyone else a major Lilly Pulitzer lover?  I already have my eye on what will be on sale ... and added a few things to my cart to refresh on Monday.  There is just something about wearing Lilly that makes me super happy all the time.  Any day with me in a Lilly piece, or two, and I just seem to smile brighter and bigger.


The Leandra Medine Cohen Edit

This is the last one of Anna Grace's series and I am sad.  I have loved seeing her work and seeing it all come together in such a fun way.  I know y'all know I love and adore her, but I just have to say it again.  She is such a gift to me in so many ways.  Enjoy this amazing post ... I think it's so good. xo

I recently came across Leandra Medine Cohen, the founder of Man Repeller, and I cannot stop pinning her outfits. I may have copied almost every single one I could with what I have in my closet. Her style is eclectic and unlike anything I've ever seen. Here is my board for her where all of these images are from ... it's always growing don't worry. 


12 Happies du Jour

HI!!!  It's me, writing in real time and feeling good about it.  I needed a break from writing, thinking about the blog and worrying about anything other than what was happening right in front of me.  At many times I have wanted to just walk away for good but every single time someone (usually someone the medical field) has told me no and reminded me that an outlet is good for stress and anxiety.  This time was no different and last weekend I was ready to pull out my laptop at the hospital and write while he was sleeping.  Writing for me is so relaxing, and a few minutes into the post I felt like things were normal, even for just a few.  I don't know what kind of schedule I will keep while he is still recovering, but we shall see.  I am putting no pressure on myself and letting it flow when I am ready.  It feels good to be doing something "normal" and I am taking it one step at a time.


Managing Expectations

This season has been interesting for sure.  Just like any other one, when it is over and we are on to the next adventure I will be so thankful we walked through it, but for now it isn't my favorite.  If you have followed along with me for any time at all you will notice I really try to find the joy in every single thing.  I find myself always saying ... ok, what is the worst that can happen ... and then embracing the joy when it doesn't.  Life isn't easy (can I get an Amen?), its messy and its hard but the journey is made so much better with Faith, Grace and Joy.  I am doing the best I can to embrace the grace and joy as I lean full into faith right now.  I honestly don't know what I would do without my faith ... it truly holds me up and some days carries me completely. ❤


Labor Day Sale-ing!

As you know I have had some serious time on my hands while sitting in the hospital.  I have been living in sweatshirts with jeans and sweaters with leggings during the day as the hospital is so very cold.  With the weather being unusually cool I got online to order a few more sweatshirts since I never wear the same one without washing ... I am so worried about transferring germs.  I started texting my friends when I noticed that the sales this weekend are so good and I realized it would be easier to group them all together for them and ultimately for you.  I can't even believe its Labor Day weekend ... but I will think about that another time.  This is where we are supposed to be for now, so for now we just breathe through it and wait.


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