My heart is in Ohio

Tuesday, December 29, 2015










Hello Love!
Ohio is my favorite place.  Jake over at ninety5prints sent me this adorable shirt and it was my favorite piece I took to Ohio with me a few weeks ago.  My sweet cousins Ang & Matt were gracious enough to take these photos for me as well and they are magnificent!
Here's the outfit deets:
Shirt // JCrew
Vest // JCrew (similar here)
Ohio shirt // ninety5prints
Jeans // Mossimo
Boots // LL Bean
Necklace // Marleylilly
Bracelets // Alex & Ani



My new monogrammed Columbia jacket

Monday, December 28, 2015




Hello Love!
My favorite thing about working for the school system is when my kids are off, I'm off. We've throughly enjoyed the first half of our vacation and I've taken a little bit of a blogging break to spend some quality time with my family. I hope you all had a very Merry holiday and got and ate lots of goodies! 

While in Ohio a last month, my sweet cousins included me in a photo shoot and my little photographer, RJ was quite jealous that someone else took my photos!  Thanks Ang & Matt!

My sweet friend Amy, over at AmyAnneApparel send me this lovely monogrammed Columbia jacket to model for you and I just LOVE the color combination! Brown is such a good neutral color that looks good with everything!

Our family Christmas Cards (courtesy of SavvySassyMoms & Minted)

Friday, December 4, 2015

Hello Love!
Christmas is F I N A L L Y here and I am so glad that I'm almost done with all my shopping. 
I try my best every year to stay on top of things and get everything done early so I don't get stressed out during the hustle and bustle of the season.
 
One thing that always catches me off guard is Christmas cards. I always seem to forget them!  I always use photos from our fall session and make my own cards.  That usually means I buy a template on Etsy, throw it and the photos in photoshop, spend hours getting everything just perfect, and send them off to be printed. 
It takes me FOREVER to get them done.
FOREVER.
This year the sweet folks over at SavvySassyMoms collaborated with Minted and gave us gift certificates to have our cards printed!  I've always made my own and was a little nervous about having to select premade ones and whether I would really like them....
 
then I went on the Minted website...
 
holy.smokes.
 
I had SOMUCHFUN looking at all the beautiful designs and with the Find it Fast preset, you can upload your photos and see them in each and every design on the main page! 
It was so cool!
There were so many designs that I loved, but when I came to this one, I knew it was it.  I'm such a lover of gold foil and getting to use my all my favorite photos made this one perfect.
I am THRILLED about how well they turned out.
 
If you haven't ordered your cards yet, there's still time!
 
They've got a great coupon to use now till Monday to save some $ too!

 

A special thanks to SavvySassyMoms & Minted for providing a gift certificate for these cards.  All opinions are my own.

MarleyLilly C Y B E R M O N D A Y special

Monday, November 30, 2015





Hello Love!
My sweet friends over at MarleyLilly are giving this beautiful necklace set
FREE with ANY $50 purchase TODAY ONLY!
It's been a top secret giveaway so I'm so excited to show it to you today! 

Rose Water Designs B L A C K F R I D A Y Specia!

Thursday, November 26, 2015



Hello Love!
Black Friday is upon us and I've teamed up with some of my favorite shops to showcase their awesome BF sales! 
First up is my sweet friend Lauren at RoseWaterDesigns and she's offering
50% OFF HER ENTIRE SHOP! 
How A M A Z I N G is that?!  Go now and save BIG on all her fabulous jewelry just in time for Christmas! 
Be sure to use coupon code "gobblegobble" when checking out!
 
She also has the amazing mother/daughter necklaces from this post.
 

OOTD

Saturday, November 21, 2015




Hello Love!
Well, I made it.
I made to it Thanksgiving break and I am THRILLED to have a whole week off with my husband and babies.  We've got a lot on the calendar but I'm so thankful for all the time I will have with my loved ones.  I haven't seen some of my family in months and I'm so excited to spend a few days with them!
What are your plans for Thanksgiving?  Are your traveling or staying home?

Fall family photos

Thursday, November 19, 2015





Hello Love!
We had our fall family photos done a few weeks ago and I just have to share a few of them with you!  The weather was absolutely PERFECT and I'm so happy our photographer, Arlyne VanHook, could squeeze us in at the last moment!

I also just want to say a quick thank you to YOU for visiting my blog today! I appreciate each and every one of you who follow and support me! 
XOXO!!
 

Wrap

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hello Love!
Y'all know I LOVE my mustard tieks and I've been on the prowl for more things to wear with them. I ordered this SUPER gorgeous wrap last week from Judson & Co. and was so pleased when it came in.  I knew it was gorgeous by the picture but it was even better in person.  I'm such a lover of navy & orange, but when I realized it had a mustard orange stripe in it, I loved it even more! Our fall days here in Tennessee are very cool in the morning, but warm in the afternoons.  It's the perfect piece to keep me cozy in the morning!

Outfit deets:
Shirt // J. Crew
Pants // Apt. 9 (Kohls)
Wrap // Judson & Co.
Necklace // Judson & Co.
Ballet Flats // Mustard Tieks

Paper Source

Friday, November 13, 2015

Let's face it, we're all crazy.
 
Crazy busy that is.
 
I am a girl who has GOT to write everything down or *POOF* it will be gone, out of my mind for good. I've always got lots of notebooks laying around and my calendar is always full of dates and notes.  I received this gorgeous planner from my sweet friends over at Paper Source a few weeks ago and it has made my life a lot easier.  There's just something about writing an event down in a calendar that just makes it easier to remember verses typing it into my phone calendar. 
Don't you agree?

In this beautiful agenda I've got all my work events, all my children's activities, and all my blog posts scheduled and ready to go.  Having it all on paper where I can easily see it makes my day go much smoother. I carry it around with me to work and home so it's always there to jot things down. I also use two different color inks to keep my blog separate from the rest.  It definitely helps!




If you haven't been over to Papersource.com, head on over there now and look at all their glorious products they have.  Christmas is just around the corner and whether you're looking for something for yourself or someone else, you're sure to find something perfect! From their planners, to coloring books, stationary, to invitations, they'll have just what you're looking for!
 
 Thanks so much

Orlando's Mariott Grande Vista

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
















Hello Love!
This place.
Oh, this place.
We struggled where to stay in Orlando when we were booking our Orlando trip. Should we stay at the Disney resort? Should we stay closer to the best? We didn't know what the best option for us was until we found the Marriott Grande Vista Resort just minutes away from both WDW and Universal. We rented a two bedroom/two bath condo that had a full size kitchen, moving room, and two separate screened-in patios. IT. WAS. AMAZING. I know when I walked in the first time there was a gasp out of my mouth and my eyes were probably as big as the moon.

The best part?
THIS!
I had EVERYTHING washed when we got home from our trip. It made for a very relaxing day when we got home!
 
Thanks so much for making our vacation perfect!