8.27.2014

blog...what's a blog? the past three months...in one post.

Oh hey, long time no see. Is this thing even on? Ehh... sorry friends. I didn't even really MEAN to take a big bloggy break but it just happened. I have had the busiest (and the most fun) summer in history, so it just kind of got pushed down on the list!! I so sowwy--I miss you too! 

So what have I been up to? I have tried to stay up to date on Instagram, so if you follow me over there you have gotten some glimpses into my crazy life these days. 

The last I left you I was getting ready for the big family vacay to Hawaii! I still owe you a big 'ole post on this trip--just trying to find some time to get all the pics together, and of course--a cheesey video. 
It was such an incredible vacation. we got to visit little sissy who we hadn't seen since Christmas, and spend 10 days in Oahu! Here is a little preview...
{tide pools at Makapuu Lighthouse Trail--amazing!}
We had a pretty sweet party deck at our beach side abode. Take me back Hawaii!!
Right after we got back from Hawaii, we left three days later for Becky's bachelorette party on Lake Cumberland for the fourth of July.
We had a special surprise guest swim in ALL the way from Hawaii! She finally made it ;) You can watch her entrance on this little ditty I whipped up.



What else what else... oh yes. Wedding season. I have been whipping up 'dos left and right. So thankful for a busy season,  but shew, it takes it outta ya!

I have also been doing tons of work with Brandi Kristina Photography for her senior sessions! Love these girls, they have the best skin!! Babies... grr.


And THIS is pretty cool, my blog was featured in MOUR Magazine's July issue and I could not be more thrilled!!! THANK YOU MOUR!! I was so honored to host the Blog Spot for the month! Now if only I could get back to blogging... hmmm. You can see the July issue HERE! Thanks Jessica for the interview, I adore you!!

{awww look at Sadie!!!!}

I have also been busy home improving like WOAH. I got this ottoman on craigs list for like $60 bucks and mi madre covered it. Sadie loves it.
I  took a stab at gardening. Let's just say I need some serious hydrangea education. They looked pretty good for about a week. Now, not so much. 
At least the hydrangeas got me through sissy's bridal shower! Which was so fun to plan and such a sweet day! She looked beautiful!


Which reminds me... there was something else important going on....

OH YEAH. Becky's wedding!! Sis got married this past weekend, and is now off enjoying her honeymoon! I am having serious FOMO of her and my new bro Matt. I want to be there too, such a stage mom I am!!

She looked beautiful. Absolutely perfect. Here are some sneak peeks. I only have a few right now, but I promise I will give you the FULL run down on the wedding and all the details once I have pics and video!
{this beautiful pic captured by none other, your favorite and mine, Claire Marie Photo!!} Thanks Claire for getting this preview up so fast! You know I was stalking you, ha!!

 {best photobooth around. The Party Stage!}

And last but NOT least, if you want to see a teaser of her wedding highlight video, check it out on the  Reel Special facebook page!!

I about fell out of my chair on Sunday when they posted this, I was so excited!!! I literally cannot wait to see the finished product! They are so awesome! Love you guys Ryan and Brittany!!
{If you are looking for a videographer, check out Reel Special. Thank me later.}

As I said, more wedding details to come, I know that is what everyone wants to know about!

Thanks to those of you who have emailed asking where I am and if I am ok!! It is so thoughtful!! I was just BUSY! But it feels good to be typing again!!

xo
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6.11.2014

The Southern Sewcialite


I feel it is my duty to share with you when I find new favorites, and The Southern Sewcialite is one of them!! 

First of all, can we talk about how adorable Kara is?? She is the owner and monogramming maven behind The Southern Sewcialite. She is just precious--check out that vintage Louis! 

(photo credit: Lang Thomas Photography)

She is also a Kentucky girl ;)

Well sweet Kara sent me some items to try out, and I absolutely love them all. This monogrammed sweatshirt is hands down my favorite sweatshirt I have ever had. It is lightweight, the sleeves are cut smaller, and it is SO soft. It also has zippers on the side that are super flattering, and give it such a cute fit. And how cute is the tiny burlap clutch?? It is the perfect size for phone, lipstick and the necessities.

I seriously live in this sweatshirt. 
{pardon the messy closet...stocking up for sissy's bachelorette party!}

She also sent this nautical racerback tank with front and back monograms. Love the fit, can't wait to wear it in Hawaii next week!


 Here are some more pics I swiped from The Southern Sewcialite facebook page so you can see some more of the fab items she has in stock. I think the clutches would make such a great gift, and only $15 are you kidding me?!



If you can find it, she can monogram it! I would recommend her items to anyone! She is super speedy, everything comes beautifully packaged with love, and her prices are amazing! Definitely check out The Southern Sewcialite on facebook!

Thanks Kara for my most favorite sweatshirt in the whole world. Happy Shopping!!

xo
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