Vintage Midi Dress + Five More Midi Dress Options

I know this will come as no big surprise, but I love getting dressed up for church.  I love to get dressed up anyway, so it’s not such a stretch for me, but I love that the vintage midi dress and slightly more conservative white collar dress styles are back in fashion and are a perfect look for Sundays.  The midi can be a tricky style for shorties like me to wear (I’m only 5’3″ when I stand up real straight :)), but[Read more]

Links I Love: The Food Edition

Even though I love (and collect!) cookbooks, I get almost all my meal and snack ideas online.  Here are 10 links I love for my favorite recipes, cooking tips, and food tricks that I have found online lately– 8 Frozen Yogurt Bar Recipes Every Kid (and Mom!) Will Love (Shown Above).  Perfect for the summer! 12 One-Pot Pasta Recipes.  Easy to fix with ingredients already in your fridge and/or pantry! Never buy bottled salad dressing again. This simple dip with pita chips looks[Read more]

Weekend in Nashville

Hello, friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a great Father’s Day yesterday!  We got back from an awesome trip to Nashville yesterday, and I thought I’d share the details!  As I mentioned on Friday, Scott had a work conference, and the kids and I were so lucky to be able to tag along.  This was actually the first trip we’ve taken just the five of us, and it was quite the adventure!  And good preparation for a[Read more]

Happy Friday from Nashville!

Happy Friday, friends, and Greetings from Nashville!  Scott has a work conference here in the Music City this weekend, and the kids and I were really excited to tag along.  We got into town yesterday afternoon, and wasted no time in hitting up a barbeque joint, then walked around the city a bit, and took over the hotel pool!  The kids were most excited about just staying at the hotel!  Only Brantley has ever stayed in a hotel with us[Read more]

What I Wore + Another White Ruffle Dress

Hello Friends!  I am here today not only to share my week of outfits, but also to share the cutest white ruffle dress and white cold shoulder dress!  So let’s get to what I wore— So let’s lead off with some handmade goodness!  I made this Rachel Dress from See Kate Sew, and instead of long bell sleeves, I wanted a short sleeved version of the dress.  I have been wanting a short sleeved seersucker dress, and it’s hard to[Read more]

Five-Layer Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake

One of my favorite birthday traditions that we have in our family is that I always make the birthday kid (or adult :)) a homemade birthday cake on their big day.  While I have no problem outsourcing a cake or cupcakes for school or their birthday party, I like to keep their actual cake on their actual birthday an in-house creation.  And the kids love it.  I’ve made several strawberry cakes with strawberry frosting (for the girls, and PS- Paula Deen’s recipe is REALLY good),[Read more]

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday!  And WHEW, what a weekend!  The kids were gone to Aiken visiting Nana and Pop and all their Luton cousins Thursday through Sunday, but we had so much going on, I stayed so busy!  Here’s a peek at what we did: I took the kids to meet my in-laws Thursday afternoon, and Scott headed out of town for a Friday work event.  I was totally on my own for the night!!  So I did a little solo shopping,[Read more]

Friday Randoms + Yellow Mini Dress

WHEW, what a week!  I could hardly put a complete thought together for a post today, so instead it’s a bunch of randoms- what we’ve been doing, our weekend plans, a cute yellow mini dress and a yellow lace dress, and a few other thoughts for today.  Follow along, if you’d like! Again, THANK YOU SO MUCH for the amazing response to my post on Tuesday.  It has been shared hundreds of times on Facebook and viewed by nearly 50,000 people[Read more]

White Ruffle Dress + 10 MORE Dresses Under $50

As I take an early summer look through my closet to decide on a few things that I’d like to add to my shopping list, I have come to one conclusion- MORE DRESSES!  And a White Ruffle Dress, a Red Dress with Sleeves, and a Romantic Floral Dress are topping my list.  Six out of the seven days every week, I am in a dress over shorts when it gets warm out, so the more dresses, the better!  And thankfully, there[Read more]

What I Wore + Denim Maxi Dress Obsession

Hello, my friends!  First of all, I want to THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU for all of the amazing comments and messages from my post yesterday.  I will actually write a bit of a follow-up about it on Friday, but thanks to everyone reading the post and sharing it on Facebook and among your friends and family, it was viewed by over 20,000 people.   That is nothing short of incredible (OH, the power of social media!), and I am[Read more]

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