N-SALE ROUNDUP

Ok, confession. I have a serious problem with procrastinating when I can't make decisions. While everyone and I mean EVERYONE seems to have hit up the Nordstrom sale, I am literally just now looking at it. Ha! Guess what? You can still get some fantastic items at ridiculous sale prices even though they're new fall pieces! This is my favorite #nsale of the year - and no, I can't afford to buy everything. But it is a really good time to get some Fall and Winter staples that you don't want to pay full price for. 

EVENT RECAP: KENDRA GIVES BACK TO THE CICU

Last week, I hosted an event at one of my favorite jewelry stores, Kendra Scott. The goal of this event was to raise at least $500 to give to the cardiac ICU at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, where my daughter spent a lot of time at. To read more about her story, click herePrior to the event, I decided to utilize the "color bar" at Kendra Scott to design my own 'Emmie' necklace so that people from afar could call in and place a simple order to show support. At the last minute, I feared we would run out of necklaces so I also made a ring and a bracelet. 

During the event, which was from 5-8pm on a Wednesday, 10% of all proceeds were promised to go to the CICU. Kendra Scott in Buckhead also agreed to accept phone orders on the day of the event. 

GOING WITH THE FLOW ON THE 4th OF JULY

Ever have a day that you think you have planned out perfectly... and then it goes completely wrong? I'm still learning how to deal with last minute plan changes like a big girl (type A probs) but this year on the 4th of July, things went way differently than planned. I took a deep breath, and went with the flow.

THE 'EMMIE' NECKLACE + KENDRA SCOTT

I've always known about Kendra Scott and how great her jewelry is, but until recently, I had no idea what a fantastic company she has! 

First: Did you know that you can DESIGN YOUR OWN jewelry at Kendra Scott? I recently got to go design my own necklace and it was so fun! I am calling it the "Emmie" necklace, in honor of my daughter and her heart. You pick out your metals and stones and they make it for you, right in front of you. Very cool! Keep reading...

WHEN EVERYTHING IS GREAT, BUT THEN IT ISN'T

Emaline's Story

If you know me personally, you've heard many parts of this story. It's been a year and a half, and it wasn't until recently I realized what a traumatic period of time last year was for our little family. The whole time we were going to through it, I was in survival mode and I'm still getting over it. By sharing our story, I hope to raise awareness but also show you a different side of things. 

HOW TO BE THE PERFECT MOM

Being a mom is hard. Being a first time mom is SO HARD. This has been heavy on my heart lately... and I just want to say: To the first time moms out there struggling just to get a shower, it gets better. I promise.

So to make us ALL feel better, and maybe even smile... I've compiled a list of what I think the internet has told us we MUST do to be a good mom (and I'm calling BS on all of it):

FRIDAY FASHION FEATURE: VINTAGE VIBES

It's been a while since I posted a Friday Fashion feature, so here is one of my favorite styled looks I wanted to share with you! This shoot was so much fun to do - I love all of the vintage vibes and the bandana really pulls it all together. 

5 MUST HAVES FOR LAZY PARENTS AT THE BEACH

JUST KIDDING. There's no such thing as a lazy parent. But we can dream, can't we? Last month, my husband and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend more than a week at the beach... some much needed quality time for us and our daughter! But, like I'm sure most parents do, we quickly realized that our days of actually relaxing at the beach are... well, OVER. 

A FLORAL KIMONO FOR SUMMER

HAPPY FRIDAY!!! We are headed out of town for my brother's wedding weekend and I could not be more excited! It will be our first time to Houston, Texas and I will definitely be bringing this look with me (but maybe not with jeans... #texasheat). 

SUMMER SWING DRESS

 DRESS | PURSE | SUNNIES | BANGLES | NECKLACE | EARRINGS

Just looked at the forecast for Atlanta this week and it is NOT pretty. We're talking thunderstorms all day every day. Good thing I'm actually heading out of town (a spontaneous last minute trip!) with my best girl (E) on Tuesday, so we will hopefully miss out on the bad weather!

COZY BLACK JUMPSUIT

Well, I've found it: My summer uniform! That one thing that ends up being your go to - Especially if you have small children and run out of time to dress yourself... so you end up throwing on the same thing several days in a row because you know it works... yeah, story of my life. Whoops! Promise I'm not super lazy & gross... promise!!

SHOPPING SMALL, GOOD FOR THE SOUL

I absolutely love shopping locally when I can, and there is a small town about an hour North of Atlanta called Woodstock. My first experience in Woodstock was last year in the Fall, when we took Emaline to her first pumpkin patch (which was so adorable, btw). Afterwards, we stopped and grabbed lunch & discovered the cutest downtown area ever!