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July 2015

White lace + promises

White lace + promises 150 150 Jenn Pennell

This shirt makes me want to belt out “We’ve only just begun” by The Carpenters…
White lace & promises…
This beautiful lace blouse was part of the fabulous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it’ss basically a dream. My little photographer definitely made these pictures look like I’m in one, didn’t she?!

Yes, you’ve got to have this shirt!
Hurry! Click on the photo below and buy it before it goes out of stock! 

Happy girls are the prettiest girls

Happy girls are the prettiest girls 150 150 Jenn Pennell

 Yesterday I showed you the first of three fabulous shirts from Ruby’s Rubbish and today I’m showing off my second one.  This fab navy shirt is super soft and fits like a DREAM…and, IT’S ON SALE!!  Paired along with my distressed denim shorts and a cute Vintage Rose Wraps headband, it’s the perfect little run-around-town outfit without even trying!
 WOW! That’s some big ol’ hair!

Outfit deets:
Shirt // Ruby’s Rubbish (Small)
Shorts // LOFT
Headband // Vintage Rose Wraps
Thanks so much Hannah & Laci for another fabulous shirt!

Southern Living

Southern Living 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 Oh, my.
There’s nothing better than living in the south.
The heat.
The food.
The style.
Nowhere else compares.
I believe that it’s starting to take over in the world of fashion. 
Bohemian style is out and southern is in.  Don’t believe me?  Just watch!

How fabulous is this “Southern Living” tank from Ruby’s Rubbish?
They’re a great website for finding the perfect southern t-shirt.
I got two other shirts from them that I’ll be modeling for you very soon and I know you’ll fall in love with them too.
Outfit details:
Tank // Ruby’s Rubbish (XS)
Shorts // J. Crew Factory
Bathing Suit // LaBlanca
Flip Flops // Sperry
Like the other pieces? Find them and other similar ones below!
Thanks so much Hannah & Laci for sending this adorable tank!

Lilly Pulitzer Romper

Lilly Pulitzer Romper 150 150 Jenn Pennell

It’s Friday, Friday, FRIDAY!
My little Callie monster is having a birthday next Sunday so the husband and I went on a date to get things ready for the big day.  It’s insanely crazy and sad to think she’s going to be 5 already.
I got this set of fabulous tassel bead bracelets in today from the cute Etsy shop, JayBeads
I love the color combination of pink & teal so much and
 I think it looked great along with this necklace from SiftwithStyle
 The tassels are suede and the beads are a nice, heavy quality, not cheap plastic!  
You can get them for $12 each or 2 for $20.

Outfit details:
Romper // Lilly Pulitzer (Target)
Sandals // Lilly Pulitzer (Target)
Necklace // SiftwithStyle (Etsy)
Bracelets // JayBeads (Etsy)

Thanks so much Jessica for gifting these beautiful bracelets!

The Home T

The Home T 150 150 Jenn Pennell

Oh, this pup.
She is getting too big, too fast!
I decided to let her join me today for my The Home T post because well, I love her.
The sweet folks at THT sent me this Tennessee shirt and I love it so much.  They say their shirts are insanely soft, and they ain’t kiddin’!
A portion of every sale also goes to fight MS.
Here’s what they do:

“Our Donation to Multiple Sclerosis Research
Multiple sclerosis is a nasty disease that can impact anyone, at just about anytime, and comes in many shapes and sizes. It’s a disease that impacts our founders’ family, which is one of the many reasons we donate a minimum of 10% of profits to multiple sclerosis research.”
Yeah, she loves me too.

Tuck it in! Tuck it in!

Tuck it in! Tuck it in! 150 150 Jenn Pennell
Today’s look is clean, polished, and adorable.
I’m officially bringing back the tucked in shirt.
You’re welcome.
 Shirt // AmyAnneApparel
Shorts // British Khaki – found at TJMaxx
Shoes // Birkenstocks

Americasmart market

Americasmart market 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 My mom and I ventured to Atlanta’s Americasmart a today to buy all the newest & greatest stuff for her Hallmark store and we had a GREAT time!
She bought some AMAZING new products and I can’t wait to see them in her shop!
We ran into my homies over at The Home T and man, were they BUSY!  Their showroom was absolutely booming, which means it’s a new hot thing!  You can always tell by the crowds.
The amazing folks sent me one of their tees and I wore it over in my curly hair routine post.
You reeeeealy aren’t supposed to take pictures of things at market, but I managed to sneak a few.  I wish I could have gotten pictures of everything!

I found some AMAZING clothes on this trip too!
I’ll post them all tomorrow!

Project: Front porch. Part 1

Project: Front porch. Part 1 150 150 Jenn Pennell
 4 1/2 years ago my husband built a house.
But not just any house.
Our home.
We sold our old house in April 2010, moved in with my in-laws in May, broke ground in June, had our last child in July, and moved in Christmas Eve of that year.  It felt like forever to get it done but it was perfect.
The only problem with building your own house is, it takes FOREVER to really finish it. We still have crown molding unpainted and projects still incomplete, but with three growing children, those types of things just get pushed back to the back burner.  And that’s perfectly fine.
Our front porch has been so neglected, but it’s time to shine is coming soon.
I have a new bench to paint, the rockers need repainted, shutters to hang beside the door, and mucho décor to put out.
First up,
a wreath for the front door.
I have multiple seasonal ones I put out but I needed a general one to put out between holidays.
Burlap + Monograms = Perfection!
Let’s go!
 Step one:  Iron the burlap! 
This is a real pain because burlap is soooooo messy but it’s necessary!

Projects ALWAYS need music and today’s playlist?
The Mumford & Sons station on Pandora.

Supplies needed:
3 yards or so of burlap
12 inch wreath
Initial monogram – can find at your local gift shop, Etsy, or craft store
Glue Gun
Wreath hanger
Fishing line or floral wire to tie on your letter


After ironing your burlap to get out those creases and wrinkles, I cut it into 3 inch strips.  Don’t be afraid to go a little larger…I wish I would have 🙂

Tie a knot to get it started…

And start weaving!
I always start in the middle…

Then to the top and then the bottom and just keep going!
Middle, top, bottom, middle, top, bottom.

To connect my pieces, I glued them together with my glue gun.
This is just the fastest way to get it done!
Tie on your letter and you’re DONE!
Super easy & super cute!
I love, love, LOVE it!
Kinda wish I would have painted that letter black though…..
I may have to change that 🙂