4.29.2020

Mother's Day Shopping


If I was to guess, I would say this would be a really important Mother's Day for basically all of the mothers I know.  Whether you work or stay home, work from home or travel, have one or more kids, your role as a mother has changed quite a bit in the last two months.  For me my role has not become one of a home school teacher, for the most part, but it has definitely changed a lot.  I found myself more of a counselor ... giving a lot of advice and trying to keep their spirits lifted and way more creative in how they see other people.  I would say my stress in this area is small compared to most, but it is still wearing on me physically and emotionally and this Mother's Day I would love a long note sharing how much I mean to the people I love most.  Wouldn't that be everything in the world for us who's love language is words of affirmation?



4.28.2020

Ginger Jars With Elsa


I am teaming up today with my friend Elsa in two ways ... wearing our favorite Foxcroft top (insert twin emoji) + to show you some great ways to style your ginger jars. Yesterday afternoon after having a really good day I got dressed in my new favorite shirt, pulled out some of my favorite jars and styled up our happy hour.  It was a great hour being creative and the best way to end a really good Monday.



4.27.2020

Gardening


Happy Monday!  I hope your day started off well ... the birds are chirping here, the sun is shining and I am trying to embrace this week in all CAPS, and be grateful for every single moment.  This weekend I was struggling with lots of emotions so I decided I would tackle the yard.  We had some bushes that were really overgrown and I was really just sick off, so I decided to remove a section of them to create a hydrangea area to the left of our garage.  We spent about six hours outside yesterday and we all went to bed exhausted but oh so happy.  I can see us with a lot more weekends outside ... and a yard that sees some serious love.  💚


4.25.2020

Pink + Lemons With A Cocktail


It should be no surprise to you that I love wearing anything August Morgan.  I have been telling you how much I love her clothes for years.  I love Kate's view on clothes and her designs are perfect for slipping on in the morning and feeling pulled together all day long, especially now.  After wearing leggings and light sweaters for weeks I found myself craving something that made it feel more like real life, so a new August Morgan dress was the perfect option.  Don't you love it ... and the name is even better, the Pink Spritzer.

4.23.2020

Sephora For The Win


Weezie towels are amazing for washing your face!

The Sephora sale is in full swing and I originally thought I would skip the sale when it first came up on my calendar many weeks ago.  Here we are six weeks into distancing and I can tell you I found myself all in since my self care game has taken a major role in the days.  I seem to crave a mask, some really good bath products and even tanning options.  I think Sephora has the best selection hands down if you are looking for many products in one location.  I have many items I love and many items I have tried since being home so I am rounding up what I use and know work well for you today.  If you are a lover of beauty products + safe products, this post is for you!



4.22.2020

Cards On Repeat


This time together with my family has truly been the highlight of the last six weeks for us.  Since the kids are doing virtual school and the hubs and I are still working we do have some apart time during the day but gather together at dinner time for an hour or so of cards.  I have to say that may be my favorite time of the day.  All the laughter, the smack talk (my kids are competitive), and the fun, it has been such a highlight.

4.21.2020

Six Brands New To Me


Small brands have my heart ... mostly because as a blogger I am a small brand as well.  I know what it feels like to have someone support you and share your work with someone else. It feels like a huge hug and a confetti party when someone shares my blog with a friend or someone from their family.  I love hearing ... my mama loves you or my best friend shared you with me and I am obsessed!  For that matter alone I will always love and support small businesses. 💗

4.20.2020

The Cottage Journal Summer Edition


By now you may have heard that our home is featured in the summer edition of The Cottage Journal.  We are both really excited and I am truly over the moon.  First of all the images are incredible (we love our photographers - Christina Wedge + Angie Webb) and the article is amazing.  It all came together in early February and was finalized in March but it still feels very unreal.

As in, that is OUR home.

4.19.2020

Our Porch, My Sanctuary


Our porch has always been a haven for me, and in the last five weeks it has become a true sanctuary.  I start my days here, retreat during the day when I need some space, and usually end my day here watching the sunset.  During the super sunny days I have worked on planting flowers in pots and tending to my ferns and herbs and connecting with my non gardening skills for the first time ever.  There is something about this porch that just makes my blood pressure lower and helps me to truly relax no matter what is going on.  Right now I am fully leaning in to all the relaxing I can get, especially since my anxiety has been all over the place recently.



4.16.2020

Meaningful Mornings


Mornings are my favorite part of the day, I am a true morning person.  I wake up already in a good mood, I just require a cup of coffee to be able to get going.  I know I am not the only person who goes to be dreaming of their first cup of coffee the next day.  Since the kids are now "going to school" at home I have been able to drag out my morning routine and add in a few things I am truly loving.  Trying so hard to make the time precious and not think about anything that gives me more anxious feelings. 

When I rise give me Jesus. 💗

4.15.2020

Margaritas For You + Me


One of the biggest things I miss during this time has been our weekly trip to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants.  We absolutely do not miss a week, whether it be takeout or in person.  Everyone in our family loves a good Mexican meal and I do love a good margarita while we are there. We sit down at the table and I already know we need extra chips, a bowl of homemade chunky guac and one margarita (no salt) for me. My brother in law (part time bartender) makes a great margarita but I have always make semi ok ones.  As in, these are good, but they are so much better out.  Well, that is no longer the case.  Since I have had a while to practice and perfect my recipe I am thrilled to share it with you along with some things I think are truly ideal for margarita making.



4.13.2020

Lemons + Lilly


Happy Monday ... can you believe its been five weeks at home?  Sometimes I feel like it has been just a few days and other times I feel like it has been so very long.  I am here and committed to whatever I need to do to keep us and others safe and well.  A month ago I decided our front door needed a new fun wreath and so I used some items around the house and freshened up the door.  Luckily for me I had snagged a great wreath and stashed it for later in the spring.  Well, the timing was perfect. You know what they say about lemons ... well I used my stash to make a wreath + some cocktails.



4.11.2020

Easter Plans For Us


Happy Basket Saturday!

I think I mentioned it last week but we have always done basket Saturday with our kids.  Since our oldest was small we have always celebrated the Saturday before with Easter baskets and egg hunts.  My parents purchased their baskets for them for their respective first Easters and we use the same baskets to this day.  Baskets are filled with some yummy candy + something fun + something special.  This year I got creative and still managed to find some darling things.  I am excited for them to have them later today.

4.08.2020

All The Books


I joined my first book club in January of last year and it was truly one of the best decisions I made.  I had always wanted to join a book club and the offer had never presented itself.  My friend Ashley Brooke started a virtual monthly book club and I immediately joined.  I would read a book a month and the first few months I would literally finish it right before the "deadline".  I loved reading again since I was such an avid reader as a child and always on vacations but felt like reading everyday was a luxury I didn't have time for.  I was so very wrong, and I loved that I was reading again and using it to relax at the end of the day. I was hooked to reading once again.

4.07.2020

Gifting Some Love


I miss my best friends, I know you are feeling exactly the same.  It is crazy to me that the same people we normally see in our lives multiple times during the week we know only see on Zoom calls.  (Thank you Jesus for Zoom + FaceTime + endless texts!) Since spring always makes me want to be outside all the time and having friends over is one of my favorite things to do I decided the other day to virtually make that happen.  As in ... I wrapped up some of my favorite things and delivered them so we could all have drinks and snacks on Friday together. I literally can not wait for our Zoom call on Friday knowing I almost had them over and most definitely could serve them, even just a little.

4.06.2020

Our Home This Spring


I was asked to be a part of an amazing spring blog hop that occurred a few weeks ago, but with life as it is now, it didn't work out for me to put my post up on time.  I hated it, but it happened and I had to take a deep breath and let it go.  However, the images we shot of our house were divine and everything looks so pretty and I still wanted to share.  I see it as inviting you all over in a time that we definitely can not do that at all.  🏡



4.05.2020

All The Basket Items ...



Since we are all hunkering down even more than we were a week ago, I had to get creative with Easter basket shopping.  As in, really creative.  We have been staying in with the exception of the necessity market shopping and basically if I can't get it at the grocery store I haven't gotten it.  I have been really lucky to find some flowers + herbs I wanted to plant and a few happies here and there for the kids but a lot of things have had to be sharpied off the list.  It is what it is and I am more than ok with it.




4.03.2020

Happy Friday To You!


Hi.  How are you?  How was your week?  How are you holding up?  What can I do for you, if anything?

4.02.2020

All The John Daly Cocktails Please


To round out all the content I have had for you the last three days today I have an easy but delicious cocktail that we can make from home.  One of my favorite treats to get while I am out and about is a large iced tea from my local Chick-Fil-A.  Since my leaving the house has been cut down to complete necessities only it was the first thing I cut out.  I pulled out my tea maker and immediately made a pitcher of tea and enjoyed every sip of it.  I should have been making tea at home all along ... but there is something so good about the crushed ice and someone handing it to you.  Anyway ... then I had an abundance of lemons and I made lemonade.  Well, with tea and lemonade on hand I saw my people making themselves Arnold Palmers which made me grab a bottle of my favorite spirit one evening and treat myself to a John Daly.  They are delish if you haven't already had one ... I tell you so very delish!

4.01.2020

Masters Table To Easter Table


Remember yesterday when I told you it would be easy to take your plans for a Masters table and create an Easter table instead?  Well, I wasn't teasing in the least and today I have the tips for you to do just that.  As in ... you could just switch out a few things and make the most adorable and simple table for you and your family to celebrate this Easter as we did when we planned our Masters table.  Since the Masters and Easter were the same weekend we were inspired to help you flip one into the other using the same cloth and centerpiece.  It was an easy flip to make and one you could easily do yourself if you planned to host something for the Masters and how only have to set a table for your family this Easter, we can most definitely make it work.  🍋



 

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