Monday, October 27, 2014

letters. {yeah, it's been awhile.}

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infinity scarf: c/o ecoshag / jacket: c/o lulu*s / pants: borrowed from my sister / converse: c/o dsw 

dear autumn: please, stay. keep the humid temps away but don't let winter come too soon either.your company is so welcomed for as long as possible. i love the crunchy leaves and the chill in the air and that you allow me to welcome my favorite chunky of infinity scarves like this one from ecoshag

dear red lipsticks of all shades: you continue to be my favorite all year long.

dear taylor swift. your music makes me want to dance around the office and in my car and in public locations all day long. i know every one asks this of you but...can we hang out one day? mmmkay, cool.

dear blog: for the millionth time over, sorry that i haven't been around as often. it's not personal. i'm working on this whole juggling life over here.

dear running shoes: what i said in "dear blog." not personal. 

dear peanut butter cookies: how do you manage to make your way into my schedule in the way that blogging and running shoes can't seem to?

dear halloween: my most favorite part about you this year is that i look forward to seeing my nieces in their halloween costumes this year. #proudauntoverherepeople

dear weekends: you are literally God's gift to mankind especially when you are accompanied with husband, sweatpants and netflix. 

much love.
{happy monday, friend.}

Thursday, October 9, 2014

the obsession continues.


i believe i've raved about my little buddy on a previous post. ah, yes. right ova here.

now, i'm not going to lie. my little green iphone 5c is my buddy throughout the day, but when momma comes home from her long day of work and wants to veg out on our favorite red couch or under my comfy comforter or even out on the patio and just want to scour the world of pinterest on a larger screen, the Dell Venue 8 Intel Tablet is my buddy.

like i've mentioned before, the pictures and words on this screen are crisp and the processor makes flipping from one screen to another flawless. we have a second tablet in the house but this one steps that one up a notch.

besides reading my favorite books on the kindle app, my other favorite app to use on my Dell tablet is the Pinterest app. gah! especially now with the appearance of fall, i LOVE pinning autumn fashion inspiration and fall desserts (pumpkin-everything, please!).

what are your current favorite things to pin?

much love.
{happy friday, friend.}


#spon: I'm required to disclose a relationship between our site and Intel. This could include the Intel Corporation providing us w/content, product, access or other forms of payment.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

all sorts of giggles and laughs and side-stitching goodness.

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headband: c/o miss giggle buns / tank: forever21 (old) / lipstick: mac "ruby woo"

yesterday i made a customer laugh so hard that i got myself dying laughing and we probably laughed for a full 10 minutes before i was able to finish processing her transaction.

when my family came to visit Ryan and i a few weeks ago, we were all crying laughing in the family SUV over some old inside joke. we couldn't breath and us girls had mascara running down our faces.

during laser tag last night with our church youth group, lots of laughter ensued as we all ran into each other in the dark, shooting laser beams at each other.

this morning i reminded my students that in the midst of life's serious madness, we all need to stop and laugh.

it's really good for one's soul.

you should try it sometime, friend.

and speaking of giggles, be sure to check out my dear friend's aaaaaah-maaazing shop called (so appropriately!) miss giggle buns. talk about an incredible collection of every headband print and style imaginable. and every headband is made in the utmost quality at a super affordable price.

oh and if you do visit the shop, you might see some familiar gorgeous faces (check them out HERE and HERE)! *wink*

much love.
{happy thursday, friend.}



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

bullet points.

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t-shirt: c/o sundried / jeans: gap / shoes: c/o blowfish shoes


  • people get tired of hearing how busy other people are. it's funny how "i'm so busy" is a way of fulfillment or value in our society. i know i'm guilty of that. so i'm going to spare everyone the details. yes, life has been busy but it's also been rich and full and the value of busyness really does not exist without the joy of relationships and small moments of quiet and laughter and being still. thankful to have had a chance to experience lots of both lately. 
  • three day weekends are never long enough but it's def nice to have a four day work week ahead of us.
  • i'm finally adjusting  in my schedule of part-time teaching a the local high school and working my full-time job. finding balance can be a struggle until you get to that point, but when you finally find your footing, it's a very good, refreshing thing.
  • i'm obsessed with this aztec print shirt from my favorite organic t-shirt company, sundried. the quality and the feel of this shirt is absolutely amazing and they never go wrong with their awesome designs. be sure to check them out HERE! (also be sure to follow them via facebook and twitter for updates, too!)
  • i'm so ready for fall. boots. sweaters. scarves. cooler temps. bring it. i remember when i was whining for summer days and summer clothes and summer vacation. i'm over it. bring on, autumn!
  • what about them Georgia Bulldawgs?! incredible, mind-blowing win last weekend. and what about that Gurly-man?! LOVE him! looking forward to one rocking season, dawgs! 
and i know, i haven't been as present as i used to online but fill me in on your own bullet points of life in the comments below. let's catch up! always love hearing from you, friends and really appreciate those of you that still stop by. xoxo! 

much love.
{happy tuesday, friend.}

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

DSW Shoe Hook-Up: Back to Class Part #3 + Contest Winner Announced!

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oversized sweatershirt: c/o boxie tees / dress: base exchange (old) / backpack: forever21 (borrowed from my sister) / teva sandals: c/o dsw / spike earrings: c/o calypte collection

with all the rain that we were getting last week, we actually felt some cooler temperatures for a change. we still experienced some humid southern afternoon weather over the weekend, but the cool morning air was delightful - to the point that i was able to grab myself my newest favorite over sized sweater. it's the perfect shade of powder blue and is oh, so comfy! plus it's the perfect layering piece to go with my go-to black cotton dress turned skirt. and while we are talking favorites, i love my spiky earrings that add the right amount of edge to this outfit, don't you think?

and please, can we flashback to jr. high for just a moment?! who ever said the 90's would never make a comeback?! the recent fashion trends continue to prove that person (buzzer sound insert here) wrong!

these tevas are the perfect touch of continued comfort. sure, they are perfect for those wild outdoor adventures (and for jr. high flash backs) but the pop of bright blue plus pink plus comfort made this a must for this ensemble.

and btw today we are announcing the winner from the photo/video back to school contest! wait for it...drum roll, please!...the winner of my DSW contest is Elyse Tooley who featured her sweet Back to Class via Twitter HERE! congrats, Elyse! i'll be shooting you an email with the details so you can start shopping!

but hey, to all those who entered, you're still a winner in mine and DSW's eyes since part of your entry included joining DSW rewards! you're pretty much a winner with all the great perks you get for being a pat of the coolest back to school group ever. and if you aren't a member, don't wait a second longer! click HERE to join in on all the fun! you don't want to miss out!

last but not least be sure to check out the rest of the DSW Back to Class gang! this is our last and final week of back to school outfits and more DSW contest winners to be announced - so be inspired as we wrap up this super fun series:




this post was sponsored by DSW though all my opinions are def my own! thanks for supporting the sponsors that keep this blog rolling!


much love.
{happy wednesday, friend.}