A Day at the Mall

Shopping for fall is one of my favorite times to shop–I love picking out transitional pieces that you can wear alone on warm fall days (of which we have many in Alabama) and add layers to on crisp, cool evenings.

The same can be said for decorating your home–most of the fall season in the South tends to be on the warm side so I don’t like to go overboard with the decor and prefer to just add touches of coziness to our home.

The Long Weekend


I really wish three day weekends were a monthly thing–something about having that extra day off is just good for the soul!

I kicked off the weekend by celebrating the launch of Chanel’s new fragrance, Gabrielle, at Belk in Parkway Place. Being surrounded by delicious treats, beautiful makeup, gorgeous perfume and new friends (the wonderful photographer, Kylie of Lilac & Lemon ) is a pretty great way to start the day!

In my Cart

We are heading into the holiday weekend friends! For me the 4th has always felt like halfway point of summer and I just cannot believe we are already there! So now that we’re here, let’t talk about what to wear!

These earrings really are a no-brainer at $24 and this pom pom hat is speaking my name…I have a birthday reward to spend and I am thinking of pulling the trigger on this one. Tassels, pom poms and now bows! This blue bow front top is an extra 50% off and is so stinking cute. I would pair this white jeans and tan sandals for now and then over a striped tee when the temps cool. And we cannot forget the littles…can’t you just see Louis and Judy in this star tee and too sweet popsicle dress?!

Hello Sailor

I love me a nautical look….I can’t help it. I am pretty sure I have three pairs of pants of just like these. I like what I like!

This particular pair of pants was the result of stalking JCrew and waiting for a sale. Finally, I scored–and got these for around $30! Time and money well spent! Not sure if my husband would agree with that statement but let’s not digress.

Birthday Boy

Oh Louis. You have been in a rush since the day you were born (3.5 weeks early!)…you are the most articulate, spirited, sweet and crazy four year old I have ever known and I am so grateful to be your mama!

This past weekend (his birthday is actually June 6) was all about celebrating this special boy and while I didn’t manage to get many pictures (Doh!) you can believe, this was a weekend full of love and fun!

Into the Wild

So our Memorial Day Weekend was kind of a bust. We planned on going to Nashville for the big flea market and some shopping but the forecast kept calling for severe storms. Kept going on and on about how bad this weather was going to be, and so we got spooked…and…would you believe it? DID NOT RAIN. Then we thought about going on Sunday, but by then my enthusiasm had waned so we thought we would just go over to Decatur and check out the hot air balloon show. Well, wouldn’t you know it…too windy for the balloons to fly. 

Pensacola City Guide

So last week we were in Pensacola, FL to put my sweet Grandpa to rest. It was such a hard trip but with the kids in tow we needed to make it somewhat fun for them while still honoring Great Grandpa. Throughout our whole trip we did little things to remember him…like ordering his favorite soup at his favorite restaurant, McGuire’s, and talking about him with the kids. Grandpa loved Pensacola and Gulf Breeze and I hope this little guide would serve him proud.

Misplaced Musings

I love this. I love this because life has been hard lately and knowing, hoping that it will get better is getting me through it.

My beloved grandpa, my mom’s dad, is dying. There is no nice way to put it. He had a stroke two years ago and it has been an uphill battle ever since. When I was in college, I was over at my grandparent’s home so so much and we grew quite close. I am so sad that I have not been able to get down to Florida as much as I would have liked these past few years. I am even sadder watching my mom handle this heartbreak. It’s a pain I never imagined.

Judy Anne 

My dearest little girl is now two. I am the mother of a two year old and a three year old…hard to believe sometimes! 

I’d like to tell you a little bit about Miss Judy before I share details of her party 🙂


I found out I was pregnant with her when Louis was just 11 months old. I always wanted my kids to be close in age but this was definitely a little quicker than we planned! It took a while to get pregnant with Louis so we assumed the same would happen for the second…not so much!